How Does Online Therapy in Austin Work?
Online therapy is a new way to connect with your therapist. Instead of traditional in-person therapy, online therapy with PlushCare allows you to talk to an Austin therapist from the comfort of your home. Each virtual therapy session is 45 minutes long. Your therapist will get to know you, support you through whatever you are going through, and provide you with practical coping mechanisms. Each session is fully secure and confidential.
Online Therapy in Texas
Our therapists are here to help you. PlushCare’s Texas licensed therapists provide online counseling in Austin as well as throughout the state of Texas.
At PlushCare, you can meet with any of our therapists who are licensed to practice therapy in Texas. Even if you don’t have nearby therapists in your area, you can easily talk to one of our therapists from the comfort of your home, making online therapy a convenient and accessible alternative to in-person therapy.
PlushCare is committed to providing the highest quality mental health care and support to our online therapy clients. Book a free consultation with one of our PlushCare therapists today.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much are therapists in Austin?
Therapy costs in Austin vary. The cost of therapy is based on factors like insurance, location and individual therapist’s policies. Online therapy in the U.S. costs from anywhere from around $60 to upwards of $250. At PlushCare, each 45-minute session is $169. If you sign up for weekly sessions, you can get a discounted price of $149 per session.
Is online therapy legal?
Yes, online therapy with PlushCare in Austin is legal. Each one of our therapists is licensed to practice therapy. To practice therapy in Austin, a therapist has to be licensed in Texas. All of our therapists available to people who live in Austin, have legal jurisdiction to practice in Texas. PlushCare provides a secure video conferencing platform, keeping your information private and safe.
Does online counseling really work?
Yes, online therapy can be very effective. Research shows that online therapy is just as effective as traditional in-person therapy. This is best summed up by a meta-analysis of research that was published in 2017, titled, “The Effectiveness of Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders.” They concluded that, “internet-based cognitive behavioral (ICBT) is effective in the treatment and management of various psychiatric disorders,” such as:
- General anxiety disorder (GAD)
- Social anxiety
- Panic disorders
What can an online therapist help treat?
An online therapist can help treat many different mental health concerns. However, online therapists are not equipped to treat severe psychiatric disorders, and people with serious mental health conditions should seek support from in-person therapists. Online therapists are here to give emotional support to people who just want to talk about what they are going through, and can treat mental health conditions such as:
- COVID-19 related anxiety
- Eating disorders
Is online therapy right for me?
Online therapy is a helpful support system for most people, but will not be a good fit for others. Online therapy can be a great resource for people who just need someone to talk to, and people who are looking for support to treat mental health conditions. However, there are some cases, where online therapy would not be a good fit, inducing:
- If you are under 18
- If you do not have a stable internet connection or are not comfortable using technology
- If you have a serious mental illness or psychiatric condition that needs more attention and support than that which can be provided with online therapy
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DR. Allan Marks has helped my daughter two times and we cannot recommend them enough. My daughter has ADHD and can't wait in a waiting room forever. This was the fastest and easiest way to get my daughter diagnosed and pick up a script. One time we used this service when no other doctor was open. Plush care was available! My daughter didn't have to even leave the house in 6 degree weather (would have made her MORE SICK). She had severe sinus infection and Dr. was not only clear and nice but looked up holiday pharmacy hours ahead of time to make sure I could pick up the script in time! AWESOME! 2nd time went just as smooth. Thank you!
Wow. Wow. Wow. This is so easy and quick. I had a cold virus that turned into a sinus infection. I pulled over on my way to a meeting to video chat w a doctor. He was attentive, kind, and efficient. After a few questions, he diagnosed my ailment. The call took less than 10 mins. Prescription was at the pharmacy later that day. I will be a client for a long time. Thank you.
I never review Apps, but this has been the quickest and most convenient doctor experience(s) I’ve ever had. It cost me no more than what I would have paid to visit an office. I’ve had two appointments and one was done in the comfort of my own living room and the second on my break at work. As a full time worker, full time student, and full time mom, the convenience cannot be beat. I met with Dr. Saremi who is very personable and kind. He immediately resolved my reasons for calling during both appointments. He was competent and trustworthy and valued my time. Can’t recommend this enough.