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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 Woodridge, IL 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?

The author Stephen R. Covey once stated, “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” If you’re lucky, you have a support system made up of friends and family that you can talk to when you need a compassionate ear. But friends and family aren’t always enough. Sometimes they’re too emotionally close to the situation. Sometimes they don’t have the psychological insights to help you. And other times you want to talk to someone who isn’t a family member or a friend. You need a listener who can help you work through sensitive topics before you’re ready to share with your loved ones. That’s where professional counselors and therapists can help.

Online counseling at Thriveworks in Woodridge, IL is of the same quality as traditional, in-person counseling. Clients benefit from comprehensive sessions with fully licensed mental health providers. These online counselors have the psychological knowledge, compassion, and expertise to help people achieve their goals. 

How Does Online Counseling Work?

At Thriveworks in Woodridge, IL online counseling works by inviting a premium therapist into your home or office via a secure telehealth connection. Some clients choose to communicate with their provider by phone call, but most choose video conferencing. In the latter mode of session, clients can see their therapist face-to-face, just as they can in a traditional therapy session. This allows both parties to pick up on nonverbal language and other subtle cues. Many Thriveworks clients enjoy the following benefits of online counseling.

  • They can book their virtual appointments on evenings and weekends. Online counseling allows for increased scheduling flexibility. 
  • They can potentially attend sessions without having to hire a babysitter or take time off work.
  • They can still make their sessions if they’re traveling.
  • They can easily gather everyone in the same virtual room for online group therapy with a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). 
  • They might feel more comfortable talking to their counselor from familiar surroundings at home.
  • They have more provider options because they don’t have to choose a counselor in their immediate area.
  • They can still conveniently attend sessions even with mobility issues.

So in the case of online counseling at Thriveworks in Woodridge, IL, someone who lives in a remote, rural area who has severe social anxiety and has trouble leaving the house will be able to get the mental health services they need. 

Who Can See an Online Counselor?

As long as you’re not in an acute crisis, requiring immediate in-person care, you can see an online counselor at Thriveworks in Woodridge, IL. You can even see a licensed Thriveworks psychiatrist via a virtual, HIPAA-compliant connection. That provider can prescribe medication and manage medication through these online appointments. 

Online counselors and other licenced mental health providers at Thriveworks in Woodridge, IL see all manner of clients, from those who just need someone to talk to about their daily stressors, to those who have experienced severe trauma and need help overcoming anxiety and depression. Online counseling can benefit clients with any of the following issues, and many more:

  • Depression
  • Social anxiety
  • Insecurity
  • Specific phobias
  • Anorexia or bulimia
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD)
  • Postpartum depression
  • Marital conflict
  • Premarital couples concerns
  • Family conflict
  • Stress
  • Empty nest syndrome
  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Bereavement
  • Overwhelming worry
  • Personality disorders
  • Manic depression (bipolar disorder)

Is Online Counseling Affordable?

Online counseling can represent a lot of different standards. Some companies that offer online counseling are primarily text message services, where clients exchange messages with their therapist on their phones. It’s not comprehensive, high-quality therapy. At Thriveworks in Woodridge, IL, online counseling is genuine and effective therapy, just moved online for the greater convenience and comfort of the client. Online counselors at Thriveworks accept most major forms of health insurance coverage, nationwide. For people paying out-of-pocket, Thriveworks offers reasonable and competitive self-pay rates. Thriveworks mental health providers offer premium support at affordable prices. Plus clients who choose online counseling can save money on transportation and the time it takes to commute to a clinic. 

Get Premium Support in Online Counseling at Thriveworks in Woodridge, IL

The online counselors at Thriveworks in Woodridge, IL are exceptionally qualified because they’re recruited from the top 4% of providers in the area. They’re great listeners who give nurturing, individualistic attention to clients in order to help them achieve their goals. 

Thriveworks clients can book their first appointment quickly by calling the office in Woodridge, IL or going online. Most first-time clients can meet virtually with their counselor within 24-48 hours of their booking. They can also reach out to their provider by phone or email between sessions. 

If you could use an unbiased, insightful listener who can help get you on the road to better mental health, call the Thriveworks office today. We look forward to hearing from you!

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 Woodridge therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners IPA

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners Kane County

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners Silver Cross

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

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | PPO

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Choice Care (Humana)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

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Self-pay costs at Woodridge
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 Learn about verified reviews
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Love my Doctor. Love all the reminders I get for appointments.
Legina Jan 2024
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Dr Smith is excellent
Woodbridge Jun 2022
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★★★★★
I have known Dr. Frederick Smith for over 20 years. He is extremely passionate about his work and ensuring the well-being of his clients. I have witnessed his growth and watched him mature personally and professionally. He is a consummate leader in the mental health field providing advocacy, care, and compassion for the client he serves.
Read more I have known Dr. Frederick Smith for over 20 years. He is extremely passionate about his work and ensuring the well-being of his clients. I have witnessed his growth and watched him mature personally and professionally. He is a consummate leader in the mental health field providing advocacy, care, and compassion for the client he serves.
Woodbridge Jun 2022
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Woodridge is near the corner of 75th Street and Janes Avenue. We are behind CITGO and McDonald’s.

Phone number

(331) 276-6492

Languages spoken by IL providers

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