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

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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 Watertown, 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?

Do you wish there was an easy, reliable option to therapy that would also have the same comforts of your own home? Well luckily, there are options for you! No longer do you have to stress over traffic on the way to your therapy session, getting held up at work, or feeling too tired to leave your home. With the flexible, easy options with online counseling, you can speak to your therapist virtually anywhere that works for you. Online counseling is comfortable, convenient, and reliable.

You can’t change the ocean or the weather, no matter how hard you try, so it’s best to learn how to sail in all conditions. –Unknown

Online counseling is growing and becoming more popular as people recognize its many benefits. Therapists and counselors who work with their clients virtually are also highly skilled and trained to diagnose and treat a multitude of different mental health reasons. If there is something that you have been battling on your own and think it is time to get help, consider working with an online therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Watertown, MA. To get started, it’s as easy as calling (617) 830-1704. A scheduling specialist can get you set up with a psychologist now.

What Is Online Counseling? How Does it Work?

Online counseling is not much different than traditional in-person therapy. You still get all of the great benefits and progress, just virtually. When starting online counseling, you will be able to choose between two different options, which are:

  1. Phone Counseling: speaking to your therapist over the phone
  2. Video Chat Counseling: speaking to your therapist via video chat

Both options are proven to be just as effective as meeting with your counselor in-person. Some clients even say that they feel like they are able to open up more virtually. However, whichever option you choose, know that Thriveworks Counseling in Watertown, MA is dedicated to providing each and every one of their clients with the same dedicated care. If you are trying to decide which of the two online options would work best for you, we recommend trying out both options.

Benefits of Online Counseling

As we briefly mentioned before, there are several great benefits to pursuing online counseling rather than in-person therapy. Consider this: You barely have enough time in the day to leave work, sit in traffic, get home, and make dinner before it’s nearing 9 p.m. You want to get help for the challenge you are facing but going to a session across town is just too hard to fit in your schedule. Can you relate? Here are some of the great benefits to online therapy:

  • Convenience: This is probably the main reason why our clients choose online therapy. You can attend your session from virtually anywhere, as long as you have internet access. You could speak to your counselor while you are driving home from work, cooking dinner, or even in your spare time during lunch.
  • Comfort: Online counseling is comfortable. You can do it from the cozy corner in your living room, even in your lounge clothes. Need we say more?
  • Reliability: You don’t have to worry about traffic, weather, or your kids running late at school. Online counseling is reliable which means you don’t have to worry about having to cancel and reschedule your appointment!

Is My Problem Right for Therapy?

Therapy goes above and beyond in helping people overcome a myriad of different challenges and concerns in their life. Whether you need help coping with a mental illness or just need a push in the right direction when it comes to your career, a Thriveworks psychologist can help you. Here is a more cohesive list of common reasons why our clients seek out the help of a counselor:

  • Mental health illnesses such as anxiety or depression
  • Divorce
  • Low self-esteem
  • Grief
  • Parenting concerns
  • Martial problems such as infidelity or low sex drive
  • Poor communication
  • Family turmoil
  • Financial strains or stresses
  • Life coaching
  • Major life changes
  • Eating disorders
  • Child and teen therapy
  • Premarital counseling
  • Addiction or substance abuse

There are so many different reasons to seek out the help of a licensed psychologist. Thriveworks in Watertown can help you work through your issues and challenges and help you start living a happier, fuller life.

Start Working with an Online Therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Watertown, MA

Our therapists and counselors at Thriveworks in Watertown are licensed and able to provide you with the guidance you need through your challenges. If you are ready to take the next step to become happier and full of life, consider working with one of our psychologists. To get started, visit our online booking system or call (617) 830-1704. We offer our clients flexible scheduling options and have appointment times during the day, evenings, and weekends. We work hard to be as available to you as we can be because we understand how important it is to get the help you need when you need it. We can’t wait to learn more about you and help you on this journey.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Watertown therapists and counselors accept 25 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

  • Caresource

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Watertown is located at the intersection of Main St and John Sonny Whooley Way, which becomes Cross St once you pass our office and continue through this intersection. We share a building with Lutheran Child & Family Services and Beaverbrook STEP, Inc.

Phone number

(617) 958-5773

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