ONLINE THERAPY WITH INSURANCE
Are you looking for a treatment option that combines accessibility, effectiveness, affordability, and convenience? Experience the benefits of online therapy! Our passionate team is deeply committed to delivering exceptional therapy work personalized for you.
We take most insurance for online therapy and are committed to making mental healthcare accessible and affordable for all.
Online counseling, known as teletherapy or video therapy, is just as effective as face-to-face therapy sessions. You can benefit from the support, guidance, and wisdom of a trained therapist from the comfort of your own office or home, making it a convenient way to get help. Online therapy in NYC has never been easier, thanks to our insurance-covered online therapy services.
Fortunately, online therapy with insurance is possible with virtually all insurance providers, which can make treatment more affordable and accessible.
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How much does online therapy cost?
The cost of online therapy, with insurance, ranges from $0 - $70 per session, depending on your insurance plan. Some insurance plans cover the full cost of an online therapy session while others require a certain copay per session. Deductibles may apply but are generally waived for online counseling.
Cost of therapy sessions: For out-of-pocket clients, the self-pay price is $175 per session, except for the intake session that costs $200.
Generally, our first sessions as well as follow-up visits last 60 minutes.
How Do I Schedule an Online Therapy Session?
To schedule your first online therapy session, please call our office at 212-960-8626 or fill out the contact form below. Our Therapy Coordinator will call you to set up the first online therapy session. Please note that our online therapy services are currently available to New York and New Jersey residents. We will also be offering online therapy soon in Florida and Arizona in the near future.
To determine if your health plan covers mental health treatment, locate the "Outpatient Mental Health" section in your Summary of Benefits. Psychotherapy falls under the category of outpatient mental health services.
You can also call our office at 212-960-8626. Our dedicated therapy coordinator will check your health benefits for you.
Yes. Online counseling can be very effective, often matching or even surpassing the efficacy of traditional face-to-face therapy.
Let's dive into some of the key benefits of online therapy:
Research shows that online therapy is as effective in treating anxiety, depression, trauma and marital issues among others. In fact, online cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) can be just as effective, if not more effective, than face-to-face CBT.
The comfort of one's own home often makes it easier for individuals to be open and vulnerable. This can be especially beneficial for those who feel more comfortable expressing their thoughts and feelings in familiar surroundings.
Accessibility & Convenience
Online counseling is incredible for democratizing access to therapy and for making top mental health professionals available from anywhere.
Choosing online services also make it easier to be consistent and avoid therapy interruptions. For instance, if your work or travel schedule takes you out of town or if bad weather conditions make commuting difficult, you can still join your weekly online therapy session.
Traditional face-to-face therapy, which requires commuting, can add extra pressure on a regular basis, especially on a busy day.
In contrast, Online therapy saves time and energy, promoting a more relaxed environment for therapy sessions. It offers a practical solution, especially for those with a demanding lifestyle. This added convenience can help reduce stress, particularly for people with anxiety.
Many plans cover a wide range of online mental health services such as individual therapy, family therapy, couples counseling and medication management.
For those insured, online therapy services are generally reimbursed in the same way as traditional in-person therapy.
Typically, there's no limit to the number of online therapy sessions insurance companies will cover. As long as the therapy is deemed medically necessary, weekly or even biweekly therapy sessions are typically covered by insurance without any restrictions.
Moreover, getting started with online therapy is straightforward. There's no need to get prior authorization or a prescription from your primary care physician before you can see a network therapist.
Online therapy has become the preferred therapy option for most people. Convenience and accessibility along with cost-efficiency and the additional layer of privacy have made online therapy popular among clients and their therapists.
Online therapy can help with a long list of mental and emotional issues. These include depression, anxiety, bereavement, life transitions, work stress, self-esteem, sleep disturbances, family or relationship issues and substance use disorders, among others.
Online therapy is a game-changer for people with physical limitations, transportation issues, a demanding schedule or who live in remote living areas. Online therapy bridges the access gap to mental health care, eliminating geographical or mobility barriers to mental health services.
Here are some of the benefits of online therapy:
Convenience: You can access therapy from the comfort of your home.
Accessibility: Online therapy offers individuals the ability to access mental health services anytime, anywhere, as long as they have a computer or mobile device and a reliable internet connection.
Comfort and Privacy: Experience therapy sessions from your personal, secure space. This private environment can improve comfort and promote a more open and productive therapeutic dialogue.
Find Your Ideal Therapist: Online therapy transcends geographic boundaries, expanding your options beyond your local area. This makes it easier for you to find a therapist that truly fits your needs and goals.
Multiple Treatment Options: Choose from a wide range of licensed therapists, each with their own expertise and experience. This makes it easy to find the right therapist for your specific goals and concerns.
Affordable Therapy: Online therapy with insurance is often more cost-effective than in-person sessions. Plus, you save on travel expenses.
Advanced Technology features: Benefit from features like secure messaging, progress tracking, and virtual resources that enhance the therapy experience.
To understand your coverage for mental health therapy, contact your insurance provider. You can find the customer service number on your insurance card. Confirming your mental health benefits for online therapy ensures you make the most of your insurance benefits.
If you feel ready to start therapy, give us a call. Our dedicated therapy coordinator will check your health benefits for you. You can easily connect with us at 212-960-8626 or by filling out the contact form. During your introductory call, we will check your health benefits and provide details about any applicable deductible or co-pay for your online therapy sessions.
Online therapy is not for everyone. Here are some cases where online therapy might not be the best solution:
Face-to-face Meeting Priority: Some people prefer traditional in-person appointments. They may have difficulty establishing a therapeutic relationship or expressing their feelings online.
Severe Mental Illness: Individuals with serious mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression often need more intensive treatment than online therapy can provide.
Co-occurring Disorders: People with multiple mental health issues may need a more comprehensive treatment approach than telehealth can provide.
Child Therapy: Young children are most often unsuitable candidates for online therapy. Online therapy is a better fit for adults who have developed the necessary levels of focus, comprehension and verbal communication that children have not.
Unstable internet connection: Those without reliable internet access or the necessary technology may have difficulty participating in online therapy.
Where appropriate, we treat complex conditions such as trauma, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and addiction through online sessions. Our online therapists also treat a wide range of mental health issues including PTSD, anger management and postpartum depression.
A major deterrent to traditional therapy for many individuals is the high cost associated with it, which is a formidable barrier to mental health care. However, online therapy offers an equally effective alternative that removes financial barriers while ensuring quality care and support.
Let's explore how:
Save on Travel Costs: Online counseling is cheaper than traditional therapy because it does not require travel. Individuals can save on transportation, parking, and other incidental costs associated with individual therapy.
Use Insurance: Almost all insurance companies are extending coverage to online sessions. Working with an online therapist that takes insurance allows you to access necessary care without incurring large out-of-pocket costs.
Preventive Approach, Long-Term Savings: Online counseling services can help you save money in the long run by addressing mental health issues before they get worse. With early intervention, many individuals can avoid additional medical costs. This preventative approach to mental health care improves overall mental health outcomes and reduces costs in the long run.
Online therapy with insurance offers a cost-efficient and equally effective alternative to traditional therapy. Because of its convenience, expanded coverage options, and potential cost savings, online therapy is an excellent option for individuals seeking psychological support without breaking the bank. By exploring these options, individuals can make a sound financial decision that simultaneously prioritizes their mental health and well-being.
Before you start looking for an online therapist, ask yourself these fundamental questions:
- What do I want to get out of online therapy?
- What drains me of energy?
- In what situations do I often have difficulty?
- What negative emotions affect me most on a daily basis?
There are different types of therapists. One way to choose a therapist is by looking at the type of mental health issues they specialize in. For instance, If you have social anxiety, an anxiety therapist with relevant experience is essential.
Another way of choosing an online therapist is by looking at the type of therapy that most resonates with you right now. Some types of therapy are very solution-focused and action-based – like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – while others, such as psychodynamic and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), are more open-ended and follow the track of the emotions
To help you find the right online therapist that match your need, consider the following criteria:
Credentials and qualifications: Ensure that the therapist you choose is qualified to provide therapy. Look for degrees, certifications and professional memberships that demonstrate their expertise in the field.
Specialization and expertise: Consider the specific areas of expertise or specialization that the therapist offers. If you have specific mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, or relationship issues, look for a therapist with relevant experience and training.
Therapy approach and techniques: Different therapists use different types of therapy. Some are faster pace; others take longer and can take you further. Read up on them and see if one type calls out to you.
Availability and scheduling: For therapy to really work, you need to commit to regular weekly sessions. Choose a session time that works with your schedule and confirm with your therapist that this time will be reserved for you each week.
Reviews and testimonials: Read online reviews or testimonials from past clients to gauge a therapist's reputation and effectiveness. Keep in mind that individual experiences can vary, but many positive reviews can point to a trustworthy therapist.
Cost and insurance coverage: Understand therapy fees and payment options. Ask about insurance coverage for online therapy or if they offer sliding scale fees based on income. It's essential to determine whether their services are affordable and within your budget.
Online platform and technology: Evaluate the online platform used by the therapist. Confirm that it is secure, user-friendly, and maintains client confidentiality.
Try Before You Decide: It may take a few sessions to establish rapport with your therapist. Let your feelings guide your decision over the course of the first few sessions. Ask yourself if you feel understood, comfortable expressing your thoughts and feel safe in their presence. Good therapy requires trust. If you feel like you’re not connecting, don’t give up. You haven’t found your therapist yet. Keep looking, but give each potential relationship a fair chance, ideally over 3 to 5 sessions.
Manhattan Mental Health Counseling is a superior online therapy option, both in terms of quality and price. Our group is comprised of licensed therapists and limited permit mental health counselors, all dedicated to providing skillful, accessible, and affordable online therapy.
We believe in the power of therapy to heal and transform lives and are dedicated to serving the community and improving the well-being and relationships of all.
Unlike subscription-based online therapy companies, we accept insurance for our services, which often makes them affordable. We don't charge on a fixed monthly plan basis.
We provide our online counseling services through live video chat.
Online therapy that takes insurance might be what you are looking for. Almost all insurance plans cover online therapy, also known as “teletherapy” in your health insurance Summary of Benefits. Consider checking with your insurance carrier to confirm coverage.
No matter what you're facing, be it anxiety, depression, family issues, or other mental health challenges, our online counseling services that accept insurance are here to help you overcome obstacles from the comfort of your own space.
We proudly accept the following insurance plans for online mental health counseling: Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, and Healthfirst. We are an in-network provider with these insurance companies. Rest assured, these insurance plans include online counseling. Additionally, our online therapy services are reimbursable under most out-of-network insurance plans. Find out more about therapy using out-of-network benefits here.
Our online therapy platform is covered by these insurance plans. Determine your coverage options for online therapy by calling the customer service number on the back of your insurance card.
If you feel ready to start therapy, give us a call. Our dedicated therapy coordinator will check your health benefits for you. You can easily connect with us at 212-960-8626 or by filling out the contact form. During your introductory call, we will check your health benefits and provide details about any applicable deductible or copay for your virtual sessions.
While psychiatrists and certain nurse practitioners can prescribe antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications through video visits, mental health counselors and social workers do not. Psychiatrists are medical doctors who usually do not provide talk therapy. Our licensed providers offer talk therapy but do not prescribe medication.
If you are looking for medication management services, consider psychiatric care options, including the services of a psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner.
Preparing for your first virtual visit is crucial for fostering a successful therapeutic journey. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your video session:
- Complete the Intake Documents in Advance: Before the initial visit, be sure to complete the intake documents and include all relevant medical history so that the session focuses on the treatment, not the paperwork.
- Ensure Your Tech is Ready: Test your computer, internet connection and video conferencing software to prevent any technical issues.
- Select a Private & Quiet Space: Find a quiet and comfortable space in your home for the session. A place that is not connected to high-stress activities or strong emotions is preferable. For instance, avoid your home office if work stress is a predominant concern.
- Remove Distractions: Turn off email and text notifications so they don’t pop up on your screen during your video session. Tell housemates or children not to disturb you for the next hour.
- Embrace Open Communication: It’s natural to be defensive or apprehensive at first. But therapy is designed as a non-judgmental zone dedicated to your support. You don’t need to prepare anything. Let your emotions do the talking for you.
During the course of therapy, you and your therapist will create a treatment plan that is aligned with your therapy goals. You will then track your progress towards your mental health and wellness goals.
By following these guidelines, you'll be setting up the right environment for productive virtual therapy sessions. Remember, the more open and honest you are with your online therapist, the more effective your journey towards improved mental health will be.