How Does Online Therapy in Virginia Work?
Online therapy in Virginia virtually connects you with a licensed therapist directly through video chat on your phone or computer. Therapists at PlushCare are experienced, trusted, qualified, and have special training for conducting online therapy sessions. Each session is completely confidential and secure.
PlushCare allows you to meet with your therapist as frequently or infrequently as you would like. Each online therapy session is 45 minutes long. In Virginia, each therapy session is $169. If you sign up for weekly sessions you can get a $20 discount, making each session $149.
Meet Kimberly Nelson, Virginia Licensed Therapist
Dr. Kimberly Nelson earned her M.S. in Psychology from Eastern Washington University and her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Northern Colorado. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and an Approved Clinical Supervisor with 19 years of experience. Her clinical work is diverse working with a wide range of clients in community mental health and private practice.
Dr. Nelson believes the therapeutic relationship is the foundation for any change and fosters respectful and collaborative relationships with her clients. Her approach is holistic, using mindfulness and your strengths to help you achieve your goals. Your concerns, experiences, personal history, and expertise will inform your work together. Kimberly’s goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental, nurturing environment to position clients as the experts on where they are now, and where they want to go, so they can examine and challenge their concerns.
Meet Amy Kaplan, Virginia Licensed Therapist
Amy Kaplan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma. Ms. Kaplan earned a BA with Distinction in Psychology from Penn State University and a Masters Degree in Social Work from California State University, Long Beach. Her extensive experience in the mental health field since 1997 includes inpatient and outpatient settings as both a provider and clinical supervisor.
Using effective, evidenced-based treatment combined with the healing nature of a therapist-client relationship, Ms. Kaplan helps those she works with learn how to use inner strengths and lead a more balanced life. In her free time, Ms. Kaplan enjoys spending time with family and playing tennis.
Meet Michelle Turk, Virginia Licensed Therapist
Michelle received her Masters in Counseling from California State University, Fresno and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Michelle has training and experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Michelle has seven years of experience working with a wide variety of mild to moderate mental health conditions as well as co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
Michelle focuses on providing clients with an empathetic and non-judgmental environment to assist them in achieving their personal goals. “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” ~ James Sherman
Meet Kyshia Williams, Virginia Licensed Therapist
Kyshia Williams is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and a graduate of the University of Florida, 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science Education and a Master of Social Work degree from University of Central Florida, 2007. She has 14 years of experience in the field of social work. Kyshia utilizes the therapeutic modalities of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, Strengths Based Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and other evidence-based treatment practices.
Kyshia is committed to helping others and enjoys seeing individuals mature personally as well as professionally. She possesses a host of experience working with individuals with mental illness, children and families, and geriatric patients, and working in various settings including schools, diverse mental health nonprofit organizations, hospitals, inpatient, and outpatient care.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can an online therapist help treat?
Online therapists can treat many mental health concerns, as well as providing emotional support to those who need it. Some examples of conditions that online therapists treat with PlushCare include:
- COVID-19 related concerns
- Life transitions
- Relationship issues
What type of therapy does PlushCare offer in Virginia?
PlushCare offers online therapy from board-certified therapists, who are fully licensed. Therapists can specialize in different topics, and different kinds of therapy. The following two types of therapy listed are the most commonly used by our therapists, as well as most therapists. They are also the most effective, especially for online therapy. The most common types of therapy used by our online therapists include:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavior therapy (DBT)
Is online therapy effective?
Yes, online therapy can be quite effective. Research shows that online therapy is just as effective as traditional in-person therapy. The efficacy is best shown by a meta-analysis published in 2017, titled The Effectiveness of Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders. They conclude that “Findings showed 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
Is online therapy right for me?
Online therapy can be incredibly helpful for some 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 trying 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
Is there anyone who would not benefit from online therapy?
Yes, some people would not benefit from online therapy. Online therapy is limited in some capacities, and therapists are unable to give the amount of care and support with a virtual connection that is needed for the treatment of some people with specific conditions. If you are experiencing any of the following, in-person therapy will be a better fit, and online therapy will not be suitable:
- Serious mental illness
- Clinical condition
- Psychiatric disorder
- Thoughts of suicide
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