How Does Online Therapy Work?
Online therapy is just like traditional therapy, but instead of going into an office, you can chat with a therapist from your home. At PlushCare, you can talk to a virtual Pennsylvania licensed therapist for $169 per single session or $149 for booking weekly sessions.
Each session is 45 minutes long and completely secure and confidential. During the session, your therapist will provide emotional support and work with you to help improve your mental health.
Meet Valerie Ostrosky, Pennsylvania Licensed Therapist
Valerie earned her Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Gannon University in PA and is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She has 10 years of experience working in both outpatient and residential settings. She has worked with clients experiencing mild mental health concerns to serious mental illness.
Valerie is certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. She believes in the importance of working collaboratively with clients to develop the best treatment plan and interventions used throughout the therapeutic relationship. She has a passion for helping others and assisting them in building a better quality of life.
Meet Andrew Brandt, Pennsylvania Licensed Therapist
Andrew Brandt is an empathetic and warm Licensed Professional Counselor. He earned Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and his Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Cardinal Stritch University. Andrew utilizes CBT coupled with DBT techniques in order to help clients understand and work through a wide range of issues.
Andrew is passionate about helping people to understand that mental illness does not mean that an individual is “broken” and that with hard work they can live a happier, more fulfilled life. He places immense value in the power of the individual and strives to help clients to recognize their strength and value.
Meet Lisa Driver, Pennsylvania Licensed Therapist
Lisa Driver is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned her Master of Social Work degree, specializing in Mental Health, from East Carolina University in 1999. She has worked in many settings with individuals and families who have a variety of personal issues. Depression/anxiety, stress, family problems, trauma/abuse, PTSD traumas, and relationships/parenting are some of the therapeutic challenges she has addressed with her clients.
Over the past 25 years in the mental health field and as a clinician, her experience has taught her that the most important aspect of counseling is the connection and comfort you feel with the person you choose to share your personal struggles. Her belief is that through challenging experiences, growth happens by an increase of our self-awareness. She looks forward to working with you!
Meet Melissa Dowd, Pennsylvania Licensed Therapist
Melissa Dowd received her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Dominican University of CA. She has extensive experience working with clients of diverse nationalities and backgrounds, including LGBTQ clients, and she uses that knowledge to inform her work. Melissa believes that one size does not fit all; thus, she utilizes multiple therapeutic modalities to support her Pennslyvania clients’ individual needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is online therapy legit?
Yes, online therapy is legit! Many studies have shown that online therapy is as effective as in-person therapy for anxiety and depression. The major difference with online therapy is that you speak with your therapist through a screen, yet you still benefit from personalized care and emotional support. In Pennsylvania, virtual therapists are required to have the same licensing as in-person therapists. Schedule an appointment with a Pennslyvania therapist at PlushCare today to discover how online therapy can help you.
How much is therapy in Pennsylvania?
On average, the price of a therapy appointment in Pennsylvania is between $60 and $120. Some therapists may charge up to $250 per hour. Costs will vary based on the therapist and whether they accept insurance. At PlushCare, you can speak with a Pennsylvania licensed therapist for $169 per session or $149 for weekly sessions. You get a $20 discount for booking weekly therapy sessions, and you can cancel at any time. You can also book a free consultation to meet your prospective therapist before signing up. Click here to set up your free consultation today.
What can an online therapist treat?
Online therapy may be the right decision for you and your mental health. You could benefit from the affordability, effectiveness, and convenience of online therapy. While we are aware that some people may be unsure about seeing a therapist online, we can assure you that online therapy is a positive experience that may be able to help improve your quality of life.
What can I expect from online therapy at Plushcare?
When you book an online therapy appointment with PlushCare, you can look forward to personalized emotional support and development from a top virtual therapist.
Many satisfied patients report improvements such as:
- Less daily anxiety in social situations
- Greater confidence and self-esteem
- Happier overall mood and outlook
- Stronger ability to manage stress
Who is PlushCare’s online therapy for?
PlushCare offers online therapy for individuals over the age of 18 who are looking for emotional support and development. At this time, we do not provide therapy for families, couples, or people under 18.
Can I get online therapy for free?
We realize that choosing a therapist is a deeply personal process, and we want you to feel completely comfortable as you start your therapy journey. That’s why PlushCare offers a free consultation with your prospective therapist before you sign up, allowing you to make sure that it’s a good fit. To book your free consultation, click here.
How it Works
Book a same day appointment from anywhere. Why wait?
Visit with a therapist on your smartphone or computer.
We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy or by mail.
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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.