Online Video Therapy Q & A

If scheduling concerns or other worries make you feel hesitant about addressing your emotional or mental health needs, online video therapy may be the solution. The highly skilled team at Thriving Center of Psychology in Midtown and Soho, NYC, Los Angeles, CA, Minneapolis, MN, Portland, OR, Princeton, NJ, and Miami, FL provides outstanding treatment in the comfort of your home or office using internet-based video conferencing software. To find out if online video therapy is right for you, call the offices or schedule a consultation online today.
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What is online video therapy?

Online video therapy enables the skilled experts at Thriving Center of Psychology to provide high-quality treatment to you in the convenience of your home, office, or another location. Using web-based video conferencing software, your therapist or psychologist provides many of the same types of therapy that are available in-clinic, with the same personal attention and quality as face-to-face appointments.

What are the benefits of online video therapy?

Online video therapy has obvious benefits, like eliminating travel time, parking, and other concerns that can interfere with in-office appointments. But some patients find they prefer video therapy, and feel it’s more effective because they find it easier to open up about their feelings when they can do so in a private, comfortable space such as their own home.

Is online video therapy as effective as in-person therapy?

Several studies comparing online therapy with in-person therapy show it to be equally effective for certain types of treatment, such as cognitive behavioral therapy. Research also indicates that several mental health conditions can be successfully treated with online video therapy.

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Online Video Therapy Vs. In-Person? 

If you’re thinking about seeking professional help to support your mental health, you will likely wonder if virtual therapy is right for you. Online video therapy offers a convenient way for many to access high-quality therapy. 

Online therapy offers the following benefits: 

  • Access support with little hassle 
  • No traveling to appointments 
  • May feel more at ease in your home 
  • No crowded waiting rooms 

Some of the downsides of teletherapy, especially video include: 

  • Reliance on technology and a stable internet connection
  • More serious mental health conditions may require in-person treatment 
  • Can be difficult to read non-verbal communication like body language 

Online video therapy allows more people to access high-quality care that would otherwise find it difficult to make the time or go to an appointment. Whether you choose online or in-person therapy, we can help you find the right therapist to support your mental health needs and goals.

Which conditions can be addressed with online video therapy?

The highly qualified experts at Thriving Center of Psychology have experience using online video therapy to address several mental health conditions, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Trauma
  • Stress
  • Relationship issues

Online video therapy is also useful for life coaching sessions.

What do I need for an online therapy appointment?

For your online therapy sessions, you’ll need a computer with a high-speed internet connection, a camera, and a microphone. You’ll also need to be in a quiet, private room during your appointment.

You may need to download special videoconferencing software before your first appointment. After your consultation, your practitioner provides you with all the information you need to get ready for your first online video therapy appointment.

How Much Does Teletherapy and Online Video Therapy Cost?

Therapy sessions at Thriving Center of Psychology range from $150 to $400 per session. The exact cost per session depends on your therapist, their credentials, and expertise. While all our services are out-of-insurance, if you have a PPO or Out-Of-Network insurance plan, then you may be reimbursed some of the costs.

Do I need to visit the office or can all my therapy happen online?

Teletherapy (particularly over video) has been shown to be as effective as in-person care. The experts at Thriving Center of Psychology offer the same great care digitally and from the comfort of the environment, you choose. Depending on your needs, they may suggest that you also have periodic face-to-face appointments.

Online Video Therapy At Thriving Center of Psychology 

We know the importance of finding the right therapist. When you have a good fit, feel comfortable, and can trust the process, it gives you confidence in the work you need to put in. We can match you with an online therapist that supports your needs and goals. Our therapists only use evidence-based treatment and are pre-vetted so that you only get the highest quality of care and therapy.

How To Start Teletherapy 

If you’re researching “NYC teletherapy,” you’re probably faced with a ton of results, therapists, and specialties. It’s overwhelming to know where to start. It should be simple to find telehealth therapy in NYC or any city. Access to high-quality therapy should be hassle-free and straightforward. The easiest way to start working with one of the compassionate therapists at Thriving Center of Psychology is by filling out our Therapist Matchmaker Survey. We will ask a few simple questions to determine the best match for you, so you can find the help you need without spending hours researching. 

Whether you’re looking for teletherapy in NY, or online video therapy from a licensed therapist in Miami, we can help you find the right match. To schedule a consultation, call Thriving Center of Psychology or book online today. We have offices based in most major cities. 

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