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Improve your mental well-being with online therapy. Get access to our therapy program online from your smartphone or computer. Book a therapy appointment online today.

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Online therapy that fits into your schedule — on web or mobile from the privacy of your device

95% of therapy patients recommend PlushCare to friends or family

Save time and money while receiving high-quality online therapy care and support

*Please note that our therapists do not prescribe medication. If you are seeking a prescription, schedule an appointment with one of our primary care physicians. Prescriptions are provided at the doctor’s discretion. Learn more about our controlled substances policy.

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Step 1: Book an appointment

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Find your match.

Find a therapist who matches your unique needs and preferences.

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Book an online therapy appointment.

Book a therapy appointment from anywhere, on your schedule.

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Talk to your therapist online.

Visit with a licensed online therapist on your smartphone or computer.

Online therapy services

Seeing a therapist with PlushCare is easy. Our licensed therapists can provide online mental health counseling and help with conditions like depression and anxiety.

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Our online therapy providers have treated over 550,000 patients.

Online therapy benefits

Online therapy and mental health services provide greater convenience and comfort, among a host of other advantages. Meeting with an online therapist can empower you to get the help and emotional support you need. Here are just some of the powerful benefits that online therapy services offer:

  • Time savings

    Online therapy saves you the time and effort it would take you to travel back and forth to and from a traditional in person therapy clinic. Since you don't have to take into account travel time, online therapy makes it even easier to fit counseling into your busy schedule.

  • Wider accessibility

    Since online therapy is accessible from anywhere in the state you live, you don't have to travel to get to the nearest therapy clinic. If you live in a remote area without access to nearby counseling services, you can easily access a licensed online therapist in your state from wherever you are. See a licensed therapist from the comfort of your home or whatever location is most convenient for you.

  • More privacy

    Online therapy is private, secure, and less of a commitment than traditional therapy. Since online therapy services offer ease of access and scheduling flexibility, you may find it easier to keep your mental health treatment private and discreet, if that's your preference.

    Many in person therapy clinics prefer that you commit to an ongoing program. Our online counseling services allow you to sign up for a single therapy session, so there's no pressure to commit or continue if it's not the right fit for you.

  • Affordability

    Online therapy is often less expensive than traditional in person therapy, since online mental health services avoid the overhead costs associated with brick-and-mortar clinics, like rent and utilities. Online therapy cost varies among individual sites and online therapy platforms, just as with in-person therapy.

    However, it is easier to find online counseling that fits within your budget. Also, for patients without insurance, the cost of an online therapy visit is often much more affordable than an in person visit.

  • Greater choice

    Online counseling provides greater access to a wide variety of diverse licensed therapists and licensed clinical social workers, as well as a variety of treatment options, including cognitive behavioral therapy and other treatment modalities. We even have online therapists that speak multiple languages, have experience with patients of various backgrounds, and are allied with specific communities, such as the LGBTQ+ community and racial justice community.

    If you find a licensed therapist that you feel comfortable with, you can easily book full online therapy sessions at times that work for your unique schedule.

  • Extra comfort

    A survey by the American Psychological Association found that 98% of patients rated their online counseling sessions as more convenient and comfortable than traditional in person counseling.

    You may find it easier to open up to a mental health professional across a screen from the location you find most comfortable, rather than in an in-person therapist's office.

  • Simple medication management

    Since our platform makes it easy to receive collaborative care from our online therapists and other health care providers, it is easy to manage your mental health prescriptions from one single platform. Your online therapist can recommend you to a clinician to provide you with a mental health prescription, and then you can have your medication sent to the pharmacy nearest you.

Online therapy FAQs

  • How much does online therapy cost?

    Online therapy visits on average can range from $65 to over $250 per session. The cost of therapy typically varies based on the therapist and whether they accept insurance.

    You can see one of our trusted, licensed therapists in your state for $169 per session. If you have an FSA/HSA account, we can provide a receipt for reimbursement so you can use your FSA/HSA funds for your therapy visits. All you need to do is message the Care Team by emailing [email protected] or giving us a call at 1-800-221-5140.

  • Is online therapy effective?

    Yes, online therapy has been shown to be extremely effective. According to a 2014 study by the Journal of Affective Disorders, online therapy was found to be as effective, if not more effective, than traditional in-office therapy for depression and other mental health conditions.

    A different study, also conducted in 2014 by Behavior Research and Therapy, found that online mental health services were very effective in treating anxiety disorders. Further, the improvements from online therapy were still present more than a year later.

  • Is online therapy covered by insurance?

    Some insurance providers cover online therapy, however, coverage varies depending on your health insurance provider and plan. Reach out to your health insurance company to verify whether your online therapy service is covered.

  • Who is online therapy best for?

    Even if you are not seeking help for a specific mental health concern, online therapy can be beneficial in providing support for people from all walks of life. Our online therapy program is for individuals 18 and older who are looking for emotional support and development from a trusted state-licensed therapist. We do not offer therapy for families, couples, or people under 18.

  • How is online therapy done?

    Online therapy is simple and accessible. First, complete a brief assessment so we can help you find an online therapist that best fits your needs. Then, select to meet with one of our diverse, licensed therapists in your state at the time and date of your choice.

    Simply connect with your online therapist via our app or website from the comfort of your home, or wherever you choose, at the time you scheduled. Our online therapy platform is completely secure and HIPAA compliant. If it's something you're considering and your provider recommends it, our mental health providers can then prescribe medication and electronically send it to the pharmacy nearest you. In addition, you'll get dedicated access to our care team, so we'll always be here for you whenever you need it.

  • How much is online therapy without insurance?

    Online therapy visits can vary on average, anywhere from $65 to over $250 without insurance. We offer top quality, trusted, affordable online therapy in the middle of that range. We connect you with a highly qualified licensed therapist in your state who is available to listen to your concerns, for $169 per session.

  • Does online therapy work?

    Yes, online therapy works just as well, and in some cases even better, as in person therapy. A 2018 study published in the Journal of Psychological Disorders found online therapy to be just as effective as traditional therapy for anxiety, depression, panic disorder, and more.

  • Can a therapist diagnose a condition?

    Therapists can and often do diagnose for their own purposes to inform the treatment. However, for purposes related to work/school accommodations, most times that won’t be sufficient. In these situations, patients would need a psychiatric or physician diagnosis (ex: ADHD, other learning disabilities, etc).

    If you have any questions about our therapy offering, please call us at 1-800-221-540 or email us at [email protected].