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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 West Des Moines, IA 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?

As far as commodities go, time is perhaps our most precious. Time is a universal currency that enables us to meet with friends, family, and colleagues and to engage in activities that delight and surprise us.

But time is as important as it is limited, and every day we make sacrifices in its interest. We put off going to the gym to do chores instead. We choose not to call a loved one so that we can catch an extra thirty minutes of sleep. We grab dinner out because we don’t have the time to cook a healthy meal at home.

Small as these decisions may seem, they can add up in big ways. This is especially true when we take time from our mental health to pursue other activities and goals. It may seem like our anxiety, depression, and other challenges can wait one more day before being addressed, but the truth is that these issues can become more pressing if left unchecked.

Your schedule may be busy but you deserve to receive quality mental and emotional care. At Thriveworks, we’ve created virtual counseling services that work around your commitments. In addition to weekday sessions, we offer evening and weekend appointments with licensed counselors and therapists. These appointments can be attended from your home, work, car, or anywhere else you would like.

Our online licensed counselors and therapists will create a treatment plan that benefits you. Your schedule doesn’t have to stop you from receiving the care you deserve. Consider setting up an online therapy appointment with us at Thriveworks in West Des Moines, IA to begin your wellness journey.

Which Forms of Therapy Are Available Online?

One of the many benefits of virtual therapy is that it offers the same kinds of care as traditional therapy. Your online provider can meet with you individually, as a couple, or as a family. They’ll also be able to address a range of issues including:

  • Spouse and couple concerns
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Child and family concerns
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Stress and anger management
  • Career and life coaching
  • Loss and grief
  • Eating disorders

Your provider may use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or other forms of therapy to provide treatment for these and other challenges. To schedule your first online session, please call us at Thriveworks in West Des Moines, IA or book online.

Why Choose To Meet Virtually?

The benefits of therapy are plentiful. Whether you’re meeting with a licensed mental health professional online or in person, counseling can help you improve your confidence, address pressing concerns, and prepare for future problems.

But online counseling offers additional benefits to the ones listed above. These benefits include:

  • Increased accessibility: If you live in a remote area or have a physical illness that makes traveling difficult, virtual counseling services can make it easier for you to communicate with a licensed provider.
  • Increased flexibility: If you’re crunched for time between work, travel, and chores, online therapy can offer you the flexibility of scheduling an appointment in a smaller window of time. Because you don’t have to drive to a counseling center, you can repurpose the time you would normally take to commute.
  • Increased comfort: If you’ve been putting off therapy because the idea of meeting in an unfamiliar environment makes you nervous, virtual counseling can make the whole process feel more comfortable. You can contact your therapist from the comfort of your home, office, or another familiar environment.

Beginning virtual therapy is simple. When you call to schedule your appointment with us at Thriveworks in West Des Moines, IA, you’ll be asked to choose between a phone call or video chat. If you select a phone call, your provider will call you. If you select video chat, you’ll receive a link that you can click on during your scheduled session start time.

Schedule an Appointment With an Online Provider at Thriveworks

Increased flexibility, comfort, and access are just a few of the reasons many people choose to meet with an online therapist. Whatever your reason for choosing online therapy, our online providers will deliver the same exceptional care they’d provide during an in-person therapy session.

We accept health insurance and offer additional online tools and services including a moderated message board, access to video content, and a Q&A life coaching service. We even offer a flexible cancellation policy should you need to reschedule your appointment for a later date. Appointments are available seven days a week and new clients can often meet with their therapist or counselor within 24 to 48 hours.

Whether you prefer face-to-face or online therapy services, there’s never a wrong time to sign up for mental health services. When you’re ready, schedule an appointment with the licensed professionals at Thriveworks in West Des Moines, IA to begin.

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 West Des Moines therapists and counselors accept 20 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

  • JP Farley Corporation

  • Medicare IA

  • Midlands Choice

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Self-pay costs at West Des Moines
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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 in West Des Moines, IA is located at 7205 Vista Dr Suite 100, West Des Moines, IA 50266, near the Fairfield Inn & Suites and Kum & Go.

Phone number

(515) 219-4986

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