Online Virtual Counselors
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Online Virtual Counselors

High-quality Individualized Therapy | Insurance Accepted | Appts in 24 hrs
Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Florida, Massachusetts, Connecticut Accepting Online

The office and billing department are NOT available on the weekends. The weekend availability is in reference to therapists ONLY.

Updated December 8, 2022

Hello! We are Online Virtual Counselors, a group practice whose providers have over a combined 150 years of experience. We offer online therapy and psychological support in English and Spanish to clients living in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, DC, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts and Maryland.

We specialize in working with all childhood disorders, individuals and couples for anxiety, trauma. relationship counseling, addictions, and infidelity.

Do you feel like something is holding you back? Perhaps past traumatic experiences are affecting your life? Does that include abandonment, bullying, violence, and betrayal? We can provide a highly specialized therapist continue to successfully listen to and guide many clients to process trauma, address their life challenges, and achieve greater self-fulfillment and serenity.

We are committed to providing supportive and highly individualized care for their clients, and helping them navigate times of transition and change within their relationships, family, career, and identities.

We accept most major insurances, and Medicare along with the most affordable cash rates in the East Coast.

Jessenia V Acuna
Jessenia V Acuna

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Kiamesha  Toye Shepherd
Kiamesha Toye Shepherd

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Gabrielle  Lankin
Gabrielle Lankin

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Zev  Berkowitz
Zev Berkowitz

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Founder & Clinical Director

Justin   Wells
Justin Wells

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Therapist

Jeanne  Lankin
Jeanne Lankin

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

30 Years of Experience

Marianne  Cook
Marianne Cook

Licensed Social Worker, LSW

Tara  Moyle
Tara Moyle

Licensed Associate Counselor, LAC

Lauren  Pincus
Lauren Pincus

Licensed Social Worker, LSW

LaKeisha  Bryant
LaKeisha Bryant

Licensed Social Worker, LSW

Angela  Sims
Angela Sims

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Mindy  Sutton
Mindy Sutton

Licensed Psychotherapist


About

What services does your practice offer?

Our main goal at Online Virtual Counselors is to provide quality online therapy in English or Spanish (also known as virtual counseling, teletherapy, or cyber-counseling). We warmly welcome individuals, couples, and families who are navigating personal difficulties or times of significant change.

We invite you to share a therapeutic experience with to explore and uncover your true essence, manage your emotional pain, and work to shift your internal view of yourself to a positive awareness of who you genuinely are. We work well with issues such as: anxiety; depression; trauma; self esteem; single parents; familial and other relationships.

We think getting some solid, experienced input can be very helpful. A new perspective, a new idea, a supportive trusting ear is always a good opportunity, especially when life becomes more challenging. We would be happy to join you on your discovery towards a more joyful, peaceful, and successful life.

What are your practice's specialties?

The practice caters to children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. Our therapist treat many disorders, including but not limited to:

Addiction, ADHD, Alcohol use disorder, Gambling addictions, Porn/Internet Addiction, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, Codependency, Communication issues, Couples counseling, Depression, Divorce & separation, Family issues, Life coaching, Life transitions, LGBTQ+, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),Premarital counseling, Relationship issues, Self-esteem , Sex addiction, Stress management, Trauma, Work stress, Addictions, Relational Therapy, Anger Management, Behavioral Issues, Chronic Illness, Infidelity, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Oppositional Defiance (ODD), School Issues, Mood Disorders, Impulse Control Disorders

Why should I choose your practice?

At Online Virtual Counselors, we are very interactive therapists with a very wide range of specializations, backgrounds, nationalities and ethnicities. We give a lot of feedback and guidance to clients. Clients seem to appreciate this, and it allows them to get a sense of our active and caring style. We also believe that clients need to have goals to work on in-between sessions so that they can get the full benefits of therapy.

How does payment work at your practice?

We are a "in-network provider' with BCBS, Horizon NJ, Cigna, Aetna, & Medicare. If your insurance is not listed, don't hesitate to reach out, we might be able to help.

Co-Pays range from $5-$50 per session (depending on the plan)

No Insurance? No Problem: Private Pay Clients - $120-$160 per session

We are happy to submit claims on your behalf directly to your insurance company, or we can provide you with a bill for you to submit.


Specialties

Anxiety disorders - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Somatic therapy - Specializing in assisting clients become attuned to their body to help them sense and disrupt habitual patterns and move forward in a calmer manner

Trauma and PTSD - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Addictions and substance use disorders - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on substances or behaviors; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering

Infidelity - Supporting clients and couples in addressing infidelity concerns; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges

EMDR - Specializing in helping clients process distressing memories and restore the brain's natural healing ability; guiding clients through a series of lateral eye movements while focusing on a difficult memory and allowing for emotional processing and healing




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO
  • Cigna
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Evernorth
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Florida Blue
  • Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Loyola Marymount University Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Medicare
  • Medicare (through Blue Cross Blue Shield)
  • Meritain Health
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
  • Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $130 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $130
  • Initial session: $150 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $150 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

We are a "in-network provider' with BCBS, Horizon NJ, Cigna, Aetna, & Medicare. If your insurance is not listed, don't hesitate to reach out, we might be able to help.

Co-Pays range from $5-$50 per session (depending on the plan)

No Insurance? No Problem: Private Pay Clients - $120-$160 per session

We are happy to submit claims on your behalf directly to your insurance company, or we can provide you with a bill for you to submit.

Please note that The Virtual Counselors does not accept any form of Medicaid.

Since the scheduling of an appointment involves the reservation of time specifically, for you, a minimum of 24 hours (1 day) notice is required for re-scheduling or canceling an appointment.

Unless we reach a different agreement, the fee of $100 will be charged for sessions missed without such notification. Most insurance companies do not reimburse for missed sessions.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Virginia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Sat By appointment only
  • Sun By appointment only

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Sun 8:00am-5:00pm

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Sun 8:00am-5:00pm

Online Sessions (Maryland)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Sat 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Sun 8:00am-9:00pm

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am-8pm
  • Tue 8am-8pm
  • Wed 8am-8pm
  • Thu 8am-8pm
  • Fri 8am-8pm
  • Sat 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Sun 8:00am-9:00pm

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am-9pm
  • Tue 8am-9pm
  • Wed 8am-9pm
  • Thu 8am-9pm
  • Fri 8am-7pm
  • Sat 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Sun 8:00am-9:00pm

Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-9PM
  • Tue 9am-9PM
  • Wed 9am-9PM
  • Thu 9am-9PM
  • Fri 9am-3PM
  • Sat 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Sun 8:00am-9:00pm

Head of Practice's Licensure

Virginia: 0904011339

New Jersey: 44SC05322500

New York: 089646-01

Florida: TPSW438

Massachusetts: 123346


Languages

English

Hebrew

Russian

Spanish


Client testimonials

"I heard back quickly and was given the information I requested"
- Zencare client • January 2023
"Ill be making an appointment."
- Zencare client • August 2022
"It went well. I was not sure what to expect. Great therapist."
- Zencare client • July 2022
"It was very concise and filled with good vibes and laughter."
- Zencare client • March 2022
"Fast response"
- Zencare client • February 2022
"Diring the Initial consultation the counselor let me ask a variety of questions and made me feel very comfortable"
- Zencare client • November 2021
"The office manager was very kind, straightforward, helpful, and down to earth."
- Zencare client • January 2021