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23,167 people sought online therapy help in Massachusetts in the last year

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

Meet with a provider as soon as this week

Good news! We have 52 therapists in Massachusetts available for an online or in-person session.

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 speicifc needs and with wom 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 Waltham, MA 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?

If you are interested in meeting with a therapist, counselor, or psychologist, but you just haven’t found a way to work it into your schedule, consider the option of online therapy. Online therapy makes every aspect of the counseling process more convenient. You can work with your provider from anywhere you choose, as long as you have reliable access to a phone or computer!

There isn’t anybody out there who doesn’t have a mental health issue,

whether it’s depression, anxiety, or how to cope with relationship problems.

Having OCD is not an embarrassment anymore, for me. Just know that there

is help and your life could be better if you go out and seek the help.”

–Howie Mandel

 

Thriveworks Waltham, MA offers online therapy counseling, and we can get you scheduled as soon as today or tomorrow. Our team of online therapists is eager to help you, and they think that online counseling could be the convenient option you’re looking for. If you’re ready to see what online counseling is all about, call us today at (781) 309-9149 to schedule your appointment.

What Is Online Therapy?

Online therapy is an alternative to in-person counseling, in that it allows you to meet with your therapist online. This is convenient for people of all backgrounds, including those who can’t make it into the office during normal hours, those who’d prefer to remain anonymous, and those who have an illness or disability that makes attending an in-person appointment difficult.

There are multiple online therapy options, including phone counseling, videoconferencing, and email/text message therapy. You might choose one of the former two options if you want to work with your Thriveworks Waltham, MA therapist for a specific amount of time on a consistent basis. On the other hand, you might choose to work with your therapist via email/text message if you’d rather engage in a more casual therapeutic relationship; email/text message therapy involves messaging back and forth with your therapist on a more flexible basis.

Who Can Benefit from Online Counseling? Is It Right for Me?

Online therapy might be right for you if you’re looking for a more comfortable and convenient alternative to in-person counseling. It might also benefit you if you’re hoping to remain anonymous in working with your therapist or counselor. Furthermore, you might find online therapy beneficial if you’re looking for greater flexibility in scheduling your therapy appointments. Here are a few examples of who might best benefit from online counseling:

  1. Jonathan feels stuck at work and he’s seriously considering quitting his job right now. He knows that he should talk to a professional who can offer informed guidance and an unbiased opinion—but he can’t make it in for an appointment during the work day and his local office doesn’t offer appointments outside of his work schedule.
  2. Sandra and Noah haven’t stopped bickering in weeks. They’re both wondering if this relationship is right for them and want to work with a couples therapist to give it their best shot, but they haven’t been able to find a time that works for both of their schedules.
  3. Ash has been experiencing symptoms of depression for months now, but she’s been too nervous to see a counselor. She worries that someone will see her or that she’ll be judged by her therapist. If only she could remain anonymous.

In each case, online therapy offers a solution to the problem at hand. It would allow Jonathan to find a time to work with his therapist outside of working hours; it would enable Sandra and Noah to meet with a counselor when it works for all parties; and it would allow Ash to work with a therapist whilst keeping her identity mostly private. If you think that online therapy offers a solution to your problem, reach out to Thriveworks Waltham, MA today.

Schedule Online Therapy at Thriveworks Waltham, MA

If you’re in search of mental health services in Waltham, MA, consider working with an online counselor at Thriveworks Waltham. This is a convenient therapy option that could help you make important progress with your therapist from the comfort of your own home.

To schedule your online counseling appointment, just give us a call at (781) 309-9149. We’ll be here.

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 Massachusetts therapists and counselors accept 28 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Harvard Pilgrim

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Self-pay costs at Waltham
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

5.0 Thriveworks Waltham reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Brandon is a very kind and trustworthy counselor. He is dedicated to helping each person he sees and is very empathic to their needs. His caring and compassionate nature help put his clients at ease. He can help guide you through any difficulties you maybe facing.
Read more Brandon is a very kind and trustworthy counselor. He is dedicated to helping each person he sees and is very empathic to their needs. His caring and compassionate nature help put his clients at ease. He can help guide you through any difficulties you maybe facing.
Waltham Nov 2019
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★★★★★
You can tell within a short time of meeting Brandon that he cares about people and has the experience to help others with various needs. His patience, listening ear, and knowledge make him an exceptional counselor and person. You can tell he loves his job of helping his clients.
Read more You can tell within a short time of meeting Brandon that he cares about people and has the experience to help others with various needs. His patience, listening ear, and knowledge make him an exceptional counselor and person. You can tell he loves his job of helping his clients.
Waltham Nov 2019
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★★★★★
Brandon Ellis is hands down the best counselor if you’re looking for someone who knows their stuff! His knowledge and expertise surpasses anyone I know. Brandon’s very approachable and easy to talk to. He cares about all of his clients and will work with you till you’re well. Please consider Brandon Ellis if you want a real expert.
Read more Brandon Ellis is hands down the best counselor if you’re looking for someone who knows their stuff! His knowledge and expertise surpasses anyone I know. Brandon’s very approachable and easy to talk to. He cares about all of his clients and will work with you till you’re well. Please consider Brandon Ellis if you want a real expert.
Waltham Nov 2019
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★★★★★
Janan is a wonderful compassionate therapist who makes you feel heard and respected. She offers many ways to help with your problems like anxiety and depression that you can use every day.
Read more Janan is a wonderful compassionate therapist who makes you feel heard and respected. She offers many ways to help with your problems like anxiety and depression that you can use every day.
Waltham Nov 2019
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★★★★★
Awesome/with 5 being the best.
Waltham May 2019
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★★★★★
Kristen is a knowledgeable and compassionate therapist. She is dedicated to her clients and she easily develops positive rapport with them.
Read more Kristen is a knowledgeable and compassionate therapist. She is dedicated to her clients and she easily develops positive rapport with them.
Waltham Apr 2019
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★★★★★
Kristen is an empathic and caring therapist. She really takes the time to understand her clients and her therapeutic style makes her clients feel validated and understood.
Read more Kristen is an empathic and caring therapist. She really takes the time to understand her clients and her therapeutic style makes her clients feel validated and understood.
Waltham Apr 2019
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★★★★★
I am really glad I attended my sessions under Janan! She is a very helpful therapist and every time our session was finished I would leave feeling better about myself and would look forward to the next one! Seeking help is a very important step and I highly recommend Janan as your therapist.
Read more I am really glad I attended my sessions under Janan! She is a very helpful therapist and every time our session was finished I would leave feeling better about myself and would look forward to the next one! Seeking help is a very important step and I highly recommend Janan as your therapist.
Waltham Mar 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Waltham can be reached by taking exit 43B on I-95, and following 2nd Ave to Bear Hill Road. We are located in the same complex as Eastport Real Estate Services. We are next door to Boston Engineering.

Phone number

(781) 905-8487

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