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3,448 people sought online therapy help at Virginia Beach in the last year

Discover how starting therapy with a online can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage, +22 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Addiction, Anxiety, Depression

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage, +21 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, Stress, +7 more

Today's world is full of challenges that can make anyone feel weighed down. Together, we can work on ways to move forward when day-to-day challenges a... Today's world is full of challenges that can make anyone feel weighed down. Together, we can work on ways to move forward when day-to-day challenges are trying to hold you back. Read more

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Cigna | Evernorth, +3 more
Anger, OCD / Obsessive-Compulsive, Postpartum / Pregnancy, Relationships, Anxiety, +1 more

As an African American woman, I understand the need for social justice and inclusivity for marginalized groups in our society.

Anthony Vecchio

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What is your go-to approach for online therapy?

My go-to approach for helping people in online therapy is grounded in a blend of evidence-based practices and adaptability to the online platform. I prefer this approach because it allows for flexibility and accessibility, meeting clients where they are in their journey regardless of geographical location or scheduling constraints.Utilizing a combination of therapeutic modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based techniques, and solution-focused therapy, I tailor my approach to suit the unique needs and preferences of each client.Online therapy offers a unique opportunity for clients to engage in therapy from the comfort of their own environment, which can enhance feelings of safety and comfort. Additionally, the use of digital tools such as secure video conferencing platforms, chat-based therapy, and multimedia resources can enrich the therapeutic experience and promote greater engagement and progress.By leveraging the benefits of technology while maintaining a client-centered focus, I aim to provide effective and supportive online therapy that facilitates positive change and growth.

What tools do you teach in online therapy?

  • Virtual communication skills: Providing guidance on effective communication techniques tailored to online platforms, including active listening, clear expression of thoughts and feelings, and nonverbal cues via video conferencing.
  • Digital self-care strategies: Educating clients on the importance of self-care in the digital age and teaching practical strategies for managing screen time, setting boundaries, and maintaining a healthy balance between online and offline activities.
  • Mindfulness and relaxation apps: Recommending mindfulness and relaxation apps that clients can use between sessions to promote stress reduction, emotional regulation, and overall well-being.
  • Online journaling platforms: Introducing clients to secure online journaling platforms or therapy apps where they can document their thoughts, emotions, and experiences between sessions, facilitating self-reflection and goal tracking.
  • Telehealth resources: Providing information on telehealth resources and online support communities where clients can access additional mental health resources, peer support, and educational materials.

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in online therapy?

  • Consistent engagement: The client actively participates in therapy sessions, consistently attends appointments, and demonstrates an eagerness to engage in the therapeutic process.
  • Application of skills: The client demonstrates an ability to apply the coping skills and techniques learned in therapy to real-life situations, resulting in improved emotional regulation, problem-solving abilities, and interpersonal relationships.
  • Increased self-awareness: The client exhibits a deeper understanding of their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, as evidenced by their ability to recognize and articulate patterns, triggers, and underlying issues contributing to their difficulties.
  • Goal achievement: The client makes progress towards achieving their therapy goals, as outlined collaboratively at the beginning of treatment, and expresses satisfaction with their growth and accomplishments.
  • Positive changes: The client experiences positive changes in their overall well-being, such as reduced symptoms of distress or dysfunction, enhanced self-esteem, and a greater sense of purpose and fulfillment in their life.
  • Feedback and reflection: The client provides feedback on their therapeutic experience, expressing appreciation for the support received, and demonstrating insight into their progress and areas for further exploration.
By monitoring these signs of progress and engaging in ongoing assessment and feedback with the client, I can evaluate the effectiveness of therapy and make any necessary adjustments to ensure continued growth and success in the online therapy process.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement online therapy?

Clients can supplement their time in online therapy with the following activities:

  • Self-reflection exercises: Engaging in journaling, mindfulness meditation, or self-reflection exercises to explore thoughts, emotions, and experiences outside of therapy sessions. This can enhance self-awareness and deepen insights gained during therapy.
  • Skill practice: Practicing coping skills and techniques learned in therapy, such as relaxation exercises, cognitive restructuring, or communication strategies, in real-life situations to reinforce learning and promote skill mastery.
  • Educational resources: Seeking out reputable mental health resources, articles, podcasts, or self-help books related to their areas of concern or therapeutic goals. This can provide additional insights, strategies, and support between sessions.
  • Peer support: Connecting with online support communities, forums, or peer-led groups where individuals facing similar challenges can share experiences, provide mutual support, and exchange coping strategies and advice.
  • Physical activities: Incorporating regular physical activity, such as exercise, yoga, or walking, into their routine to promote overall well-being, reduce stress, and enhance mood regulation.
  • Creative outlets: Engaging in creative activities such as art, music, or writing as a means of self-expression and emotional processing. These outlets can serve as therapeutic tools for exploring and processing emotions outside of therapy.
Encouraging clients to integrate these activities into their personal time can complement the work done in therapy sessions and support ongoing progress and growth in their mental health journey.

What should someone do to prepare for starting online therapy?

To prepare for your first online therapy session, you can take the following steps:

  • Test your technology: Ensure that your device (computer, tablet, or smartphone) and internet connection are working properly. Test the video conferencing platform or therapy app you'll be using to familiarize yourself with its features and troubleshoot any potential technical issues.
  • Choose a private space: Select a quiet, private space where you can participate in therapy sessions without interruptions or distractions. Consider using headphones to maintain confidentiality and minimize background noise.
  • Set up your environment: Create a comfortable and conducive environment for therapy by arranging seating, lighting, and any materials or resources you may need within reach. Eliminate potential distractions and ensure that you have a reliable power source for your device.
  • Prepare your mindset: Approach therapy with an open and receptive mindset, allowing yourself to be vulnerable and honest with your therapist. Reflect on your reasons for seeking therapy, your goals, and any concerns or questions you may have.
  • Review logistics: Familiarize yourself with the logistics of online therapy, including session scheduling, payment arrangements, and confidentiality policies. Clarify any questions or concerns with your therapist prior to your first session.
  • Complete intake forms: If required, complete any intake forms, questionnaires, or assessments provided by your therapist in advance of your first session. This information will help your therapist better understand your background, concerns, and goals.
By taking these proactive steps, you can feel more prepared and confident as you embark on your journey in online therapy.

Starting Online therapy

What is online therapy?

With Thriveworks, Online therapy is an effective alternative to in-person therapy services in which a client can speak to a Thriveworks therapist remotely via online video conferencing. Online sessions are just as effective as in-person treatment, but they can also provide added benefits like reduced travel time, saving money on transportation or childcare, and increased access to care.

How does online therapy work?

Online therapy works much like traditional in-person therapy but takes place through secure video conferencing. Clients can attend Online therapy from any safe place they choose that has access to the internet, whether that be their home or another easily accessible place. Like in-person treatment, a therapist will work with their client to address their concerns, create goals, and establish an effective treatment plan.

What is the best option for online therapy?

There is no best option for online therapy—instead, it’s best to focus on finding a provider that meets your specific needs and with whom you can form a professional connection with.

Is online therapy just as effective?

Yes, online therapy is just as effetive for many clients as in-person sessions.

How long does online therapy last?

Online therapy can last for a few months to years depending on the goals and symptoms of the client. The treatment process will be unique to each client and lend itself to their specific concerns, which means that the time it takes to treat them will always be different. Timing is also up to the client themselves; they are free to stop therapy whenever they please, especially if they feel they have reached their goals and addressed their concerns.

How much does online therapy cost?

Our Thriveworks therapists at Thriveworks in Virginia Beach, VA accept most major forms of insurance, which means that many of our clients only pay $0-$50 co-pay per session. However, there are also self-pay options that sit around $200 per session, depending on the service and location, for those who are out-of-network.

Need more help deciding?

Counseling can help you work through personal challenges that are bringing you down. Counseling can help you find greater happiness, success, and fulfillment at work. Counseling can help you make meaningful changes in your most important relationships. Counseling can help you conquer any obstacles standing in your way, and it can help you achieve your happiest, healthiest, most successful life.

Many politicians, celebrities, businessmen and women, and community

leaders now are open about their struggles with mental illnesses, something

almost unheard of when I began. Together, we are spreading the word that

mental health affects all of us and deserves our support and attention.”

–Rosalynn Carter

If you understand just how valuable counseling can be, consider working with a counselor at Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA. Thriveworks Virginia Beach can offer you convenient counseling options including online therapy. Online counseling allows you to work with your therapist from the comfort of home. Does it get any better than that? If you’re ready to explore online counseling benefits, call Thriveworks Virginia Beach at (757) 317-4315.

7 Reasons to Give Online Counseling a Try

Online therapy counseling proves to be an effective option for many people looking for mental health services. If you’re looking for a qualified counselor nearby, you can find the right skills and expertise in an online counselor at Thriveworks Virginia Beach. Here are 7 reasons why you should give online counseling a try:

  1. It offers utmost convenience: As you probably could have guessed, online counseling is the most convenient option for many, maybe even most people. It allows you to attend your counseling appointments conveniently form wherever you happen to be or wherever you prefer.
  2. It’s a comfortable option, too! If you want to, you can attend counseling from the comfort of your home, your car, or the cozy coffee shop down the street. Your counselor wants you to be as comfortable as possible.
  3. It’s proven effective: Online counseling is effective, too. Research shows that working with an online counselor is effective. You are not sacrificing any progress you would make in in-person counseling. (On that note: If you find that online counseling isn’t right for you, that’s okay too!)
  4. It’s an affordable option: Don’t worry, online counseling isn’t more expensive than your traditional therapy options. In fact, you’ll probably be glad to know that online counseling is now covered by most major insurance plans. Additionally, Thriveworks Virginia Beach has affordable options for you.
  5. It might be easier for you to open up: Because you aren’t sitting face-to-face with your counselor, you might feel more comfortable opening up! Remember, you’re capable of making the same progress in online counseling as you are in in-person counseling. If you prove to feel more comfortable opening up over the phone or via videoconference, you might even find more progress than you expected.
  6. It comes with greater flexibility: It’s likely that you will find greater flexibility in scheduling your online counseling appointment than you would scheduling an in-person counseling appointment, too. Due to its convenience, your therapist will likely have greater availability.
  7. It’s reliable: Finally, online counseling offers reliability, which is priceless. You don’t have to worry about having to reschedule or cancel your appointment (at least not on a regular basis) because you don’t have to worry about the many external factors that get in the way of in-person counseling sessions like traffic!

 These are all great reasons to consider working with an online therapist versus an in-person therapist. If you want to explore the benefits of online counseling with one of our providers, reach out to Thriveworks Virginia Beach today.

Work with an Online Counselor at Thriveworks Virginia Beach

Our counselors are skilled, caring providers and they are able to help you through the internet! Instead of coming to us for your session, just hop onto a video chat or a phone call. This is the more convenient approach to therapy, and it could prove valuable in your life.

If you want to secure your online counseling appointment, book it now. You can reach Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA at (757) 317-4315. We’re ready to get to work when you are!

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Virginia Beach therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Virginia Beach
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

4.7 Thriveworks Virginia Beach reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I have been seeing Sharyn Ingrum for a couple months now, she is very kind and welcoming and has helped me so much. I have seen great improvement in myself since seeing her. 10/10 recommend her, she makes therapy engaging and you can feel that she truly cares about her patients.
Read more I have been seeing Sharyn Ingrum for a couple months now, she is very kind and welcoming and has helped me so much. I have seen great improvement in myself since seeing her. 10/10 recommend her, she makes therapy engaging and you can feel that she truly cares about her patients.
Virginia Beach Dec 2021
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★★★★★
I’ve known John McAnulty for a few years, and I have to say he’s the most compassionate counselor I’ve encountered so far! He helped my husband and I through a very rough time and I’m eternally grateful. His skills and empathy for his clients is evident!
Read more I’ve known John McAnulty for a few years, and I have to say he’s the most compassionate counselor I’ve encountered so far! He helped my husband and I through a very rough time and I’m eternally grateful. His skills and empathy for his clients is evident!
Virginia Beach Oct 2021
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★★★★★
I would definitely recommend Thriveworks. Rarely can you reach for a counselor online and be able to take practical and progressive steps to work toward personal goals, growth and healing. John McAnulty Is a consummate professional, lending compassionate attention and assistance to clients as they navigate the path to well-being. I could not be more appreciative of his service.
Read more I would definitely recommend Thriveworks. Rarely can you reach for a counselor online and be able to take practical and progressive steps to work toward personal goals, growth and healing. John McAnulty Is a consummate professional, lending compassionate attention and assistance to clients as they navigate the path to well-being. I could not be more appreciative of his service.
Virginia Beach Sep 2021
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★★★★★
Nikol is top tier when it comes to professional counselors. She has the ability to connect with individuals while providing sound therapy. I have interacted with Nikol personally and professionally, and would most definitely trust my loved ones and friends in her care.
Read more Nikol is top tier when it comes to professional counselors. She has the ability to connect with individuals while providing sound therapy. I have interacted with Nikol personally and professionally, and would most definitely trust my loved ones and friends in her care.
Virginia Beach Jun 2021
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★★★★★
Don is an incredible human being who is right where he needs to be helping people regain balance in their lives. I lost mine. My husband lost his. We lost our marital balance. Don helped us face hard truths and taught us how to acknowledge our negative communications and replace it with the knowledge of how to break the cycle. We learned how to healthfully detach, accept & grow. We are forever thankful to Don for his guidance.
Read more Don is an incredible human being who is right where he needs to be helping people regain balance in their lives. I lost mine. My husband lost his. We lost our marital balance. Don helped us face hard truths and taught us how to acknowledge our negative communications and replace it with the knowledge of how to break the cycle. We learned how to healthfully detach, accept & grow. We are forever thankful to Don for his guidance.
Virginia Beach Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Great session,fair priced and mr. Costigan is very friendly and knowledgable. Great help
Virginia Beach May 2020
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★★★★★
This is a review for Mandy Donnelly at the Virginia Beach location. I worked with Mandy for more than one year in community mental health and she is the real deal. Mandy was able to build strong relationships with her clients and had a great impact with with children, adolescents, and adults. Mandy is also highly ethical and respectful. I would strongly recommend Mandy and would take my own children to her.
Read more This is a review for Mandy Donnelly at the Virginia Beach location. I worked with Mandy for more than one year in community mental health and she is the real deal. Mandy was able to build strong relationships with her clients and had a great impact with with children, adolescents, and adults. Mandy is also highly ethical and respectful. I would strongly recommend Mandy and would take my own children to her.
Virginia Beach Apr 2020
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★★★★★
I started seeing Don in Feb. of this year. I have several behaviors I am currently dealing with. Don is compassionate, knowledgeable, sympathetic and easy to talk to. He is like a friend and has helped me with so many things I'm currently dealing with.
Read more I started seeing Don in Feb. of this year. I have several behaviors I am currently dealing with. Don is compassionate, knowledgeable, sympathetic and easy to talk to. He is like a friend and has helped me with so many things I'm currently dealing with.
Virginia Beach Sep 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Virginia Beach is located off of S Independence Blvd, in a shopping center right by Lake Trashmore. As you enter this shopping center, you’ll pass Making a Difference Foundation, Inc. on your right. We currently share a building with Interm Healthcare of Virginia Beach, VA, and Bug-Masters.

Phone number

(757) 520-0827

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
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