Our Counselors

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    Wendy Galyen, LCSW, BC-TMH

    Wendy is one of the pre-eminent online therapists in the nation. She was one of the first counselors to introduce online therapy services in the US and has expanded her practice through the addition of other online-based therapists to reach more individuals nationally and internationally. Through her innovative use of technology and upbeat personality, Wendy is able to connect with clients in unique and engaging ways to help them meet their counseling goals. Wendy’s counseling approach is based on her belief in “empowering clients to thrive, not just survive.”


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    Marilyn Verbiscer, LMFT, BC-TMH

    Since 1999, Marilyn has dedicated her career to working with couples and families. She has successfully worked with a variety of individual, couple and family issues such as infidelity, ineffective communication, conflict management issues, sexual issues, divorce management, anger, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, self-esteem, grief, rape, attention deficit disorders, sleep issues, parenting struggles, blended family issues, incest, family of origin issues, family conflict, etc.


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    Kelli Jones, LSW

    With great compassion, motivation, and a positive attitude, Kelli Jones, LSW is committed to helping others. She understands that life can be difficult and wants to support you as you walk through your journey. When you take care of yourself first, you are better able to care for others and be happier and more successful in your life. She will work together with you as you take steps toward your own personal journey of healing and change.


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Wendy Galyen

LCSW, BC-TMH

Wendy Galyen - Headshot

Wendy is one of the pre-eminent online therapists in the nation. She was one of the first counselors to introduce online therapy services in the US and has expanded her practice through the addition of other online-based therapists to reach more individuals nationally and internationally. Through her innovative use of technology and upbeat personality, Wendy is able to connect with clients in unique and engaging ways to help them meet their counseling goals. Wendy’s counseling approach is based on her belief in “empowering clients to thrive, not just survive.”

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Certified Telemental Health Provider with 17 years of experience, Wendy is uniquely able to meet the needs of individuals, couples, families, and children. With a good rapport and regular interaction, clients are able to make efficient progress in online counseling. Wendy’s personal counseling style is conversational, empathetic, non-judgmental, compassionate and individualized.

In addition to her online private practice, Wendy is actively involved in continuing education and higher education. As an adjunct faculty member and internship supervisor, she is able to train students at several universities. Wendy also remains well-versed in research surrounding counseling theory and publishes and presents this research in textbooks, journals, periodicals, and at national conferences.

Wendy believes that “we all need help and support at different times in our lives, and it takes courage to begin this process.” In addition, she notes that “it is an honor to walk through this journey with each person.”

Wendy has been featured in many periodicals to showcase the importance of online counseling and how her unique counseling platform has helped hundreds of clients. In addition, Wendy is a prolific and often sought after writer in local and national publications where she shares her insights on various mental health topics.

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Testimonials

Dec 20, 2019

“Wendy offers online therapy at affordable prices. She is passionate about helping others struggling with anxiety issues, life transitions, and relationships.”
-- Jennifer Levart of Northwest Counseling, Inc.

May 28, 2020

“I valued every minute of my work with Wendy and am grateful I found her! She’s thoughtful, upbeat, articulate, vibrant, knowledgeable, and warm. I felt deeply understood in our sessions and extremely supported. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for an exceptional and compassionate therapist!”
-- Tiffany Goles of Resilient Hearts Counseling

Marilyn Verbiscer

LMFT, BC-TMH

Marilyn Verbiscer - Headshot

Since 1999, Marilyn has dedicated her career to working with couples and families. She has successfully worked with a variety of individual, couple and family issues such as infidelity, ineffective communication, conflict management issues, sexual issues, divorce management, anger, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, self-esteem, grief, rape, attention deficit disorders, sleep issues, parenting struggles, blended family issues, incest, family of origin issues, family conflict, etc.

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Master of Science degree in Child Development and Family Studies from Purdue University. Marilyn is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the states of Indiana and Illinois, a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and a Certified Gottman Seven Principles Leader.

Marilyn is a member of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society and a charter member of the Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa, an international marriage and family therapy honor society. She is also a past member of the Indiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the Illinois Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and a past Board Member and Region Representative for the Indiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Marilyn has published and presented nationally and internationally on the topics of infidelity, sexuality, family therapy, ethics, adolescence, gang behavior and residential care. She has also taught at Purdue University and Illinois Institute of Technology and is an independent supervision consultant.

Currently, Marilyn provides individual therapy, pre-marital counseling and couples therapy

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Kelli Jones

LSW

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With great compassion, motivation, and a positive attitude, Kelli Jones, LSW is committed to helping others. She understands that life can be difficult and wants to support you as you walk through your journey. When you take care of yourself first, you are better able to care for others and be happier and more successful in your life. She will work together with you as you take steps toward your own personal journey of healing and change.

Kelli’s style is client driven and future focused. She takes a mindful approach to therapy while using the strengths perspective and cognitive behavioral therapy to help individuals navigate through their challenges. She offers a safe and unbiased environment as individuals journey through the process of developing a healthier and happier sense of self. She believes it is important to treat everyone as a unique individual who is deserving of kindness and support during difficult times.

Kelli Jones, LSW has dedicated her career to the field of social work. She has been a staunch advocate for individuals with disabilities and has worked closely supporting these individuals, as well as their families. Most recently Kelli has worked in the school system supporting children and their social and emotional needs. She has successfully worked with individuals on conflict management issues, anger management, self-esteem, trauma, parenting struggles, and overall self-regulation skills to name a few. She also has previous experience working within a clinical hospital and rehabilitation setting.

Kelli received her Bachelor of Arts from Butler University in Sociology, Anthropology, and Psychology and her Masters of Social Work from Indiana University. She is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Indiana.

Counseling Services

Welcome to Thrive for Life Online Counseling.

Through video, phone, and email-based counseling, our team of counselors can you express emotions, process situations, and make progress toward your individual goals. Online therapy has been growing in popularity in recent years and has shown research-based therapeutic gains. Online counseling can be especially helpful as it:

  • is more affordable than traditional in-person counseling
  • allows for frequent (daily) interaction
  • does not require a trip to an office or waiting several weeks for a follow-up appointment.

Online counseling is convenient for college students, business professionals, stay at home moms, couples, retirees, etc. Could this counseling style be helpful to you as well?

Online Counseling Options:

Email Counseling Through a secure and encrypted email portal, conversational messages can be exchanged. Through this medium, an initial needs assessment will be completed. From there, counseling goal(s) are outlined and then you are able to work through ideas, strategies, homework, etc to reach your counseling goals. These emails act like counseling sessions and tend to be very conversational while also educational. It is also helpful to be able to look back at past messages for reference in the future. Email sessions are convenient because you can write whenever is best for your schedule with a guaranteed response within 24 hours Monday - Friday. Clients tend to do email therapy in either a one week or monthly blocks of time.

Video Sessions Through secure video conferencing software, you are able to connect face-to-face in a traditional counseling format from the comfort of your home, office, or dorm room. Through this medium, an initial needs assessment is completed and counseling goals are developed. From there, ideas, strategies, and homework can be discussed in follow up video sessions together. Video sessions tend to take place weekly or every other week.

Phone Sessions Through a secure phone line, phone counseling sessions can be scheduled and take place from the comfort of your home, office, or dorm room. Through this medium, an initial needs assessment is completed and counseling goals are developed. From there, ideas, strategies, and homework can be discussed in follow up phone sessions together. Phone sessions tend to take place weekly or every other week.

Single session, weekly, and monthly options are available to meet the needs of individuals and couples. Click here for pricing information.

Counseling Investment

Plan Description Price
Phone or Video 30 minutes 75.00
Phone or Video 45 minutes 100.00
Phone or Video 60 minutes 115.00
Email Week of unlimited emails * 65.00
Email Unlimited Month of unlimited emails *
200.00
Recurring Monthly Email Membership Unlimited email membership billed automatically each month *
150.00
Adult A.D.H.D Evaluation 225.00
*Guaranteed reply every 24 hours Mon - Fri
Do not see a plan that fits? Ask about a custom solution that meets your needs!

Couples Counseling Services

Plan Description Price
Initial Video Session 75 minutes 150.00
Video (after initial session) 60 minutes 125.00
Gottman Relationship Checkup 480 Questions + Report 150.00

Insurance

Thrive for Life does not accept insurance. However, if you receive any Out of Network benefits from your insurance provider, Thrive can provide a receipt with appropriate details for you to request reimbursement from your insurance carrier if applicable. Many clients are able to obtain at least some reimbursement from their insurance provider for mental health services.

Why does Thrive not accept insurance? Therapists are required to submit a clinical diagnosis which remains on your insurance record permanently. In addition, insurance companies can dictate specifics about your treatment (ie. number of sessions or length of time in treatment). And, you are limited in your choice of in-network therapists. Finding the right therapist to meet your needs is the most important factor in determining therapeutic success and should not be limited by insurance.

Payment

Payments are securely processed through Zelle and Square Invoice. Thrive accepts payments via checking account, credit card, HSA (Health Savings Account) and FSA (Flexible Spending Account). Payments must be made 24 hours prior to the start of the session.

Cancellation Policy

The time reserved for your session is dedicated to you. If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure you cancel at least 24 hours beforehand. Otherwise, you will be charged for the full rate of the session. If you are late to an appointment, you will still be seen but please be aware that your appointment will still end at the scheduled time and the full fee will be charged.

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Consulting Services

Are you interested in starting your own online therapy practice? Or, are you thinking about adding online services to your existing counseling practice?

Wendy Galyen, owner of Thrive for Life Counseling, LLC., has provided online practice building consultation services for counselors across the United States to help them build HIPAA compliant, ethical, and legal practices. These services are provided via video, phone, or email - whichever modality works best for your needs. There are no commitments or contracts. Instead, you simply schedule sessions as you need them to build and scale your online practice.

Consulting Investment

Plan Description Price
Phone or Video Consulting 60 minutes 115.00
Email Consulting Month of email consultation 225.00

Scheduling

To schedule a 15 minute phone or video chat to discuss if consultation services are the right fit for you, simply book an appointment here: CLICK TO SCHEDULE

Testimonials

“Thank you so much Wendy! You are a gem and I see why you are having so much success. I am going to work on this asap. I look forward to our next session.
-- Lia Huynh California

May 28, 2020

“I valued every minute of my work with Wendy and am grateful I found her! She’s thoughtful, upbeat, articulate, vibrant, knowledgeable, and warm. I felt deeply understood in our sessions and extremely supported. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for an exceptional and compassionate therapist!”
-- Tiffany Goles of Resilient Hearts Counseling

Building an Online Counseling
Practice in 6 Easy Steps

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Online Counseling Practice
Building Resources

  1. STEP 1 - Assessing Appropriateness of Online Counseling for Clients
  2. STEP 2 - State Laws in Regard to Telemental Health
  3. STEP 3 - Liability Insurance
  4. STEP 4 - Informed Consent
  5. STEP 5 - Products
  6. STEP 6 - Insurance Billing vs Private Pay
Disclaimer

Information and resources provided on this website are for educational purposes only. Contact your liability insurance company, state board of licensing, accountant, attorney, etc. for personalized information for your unique situation.

Crisis Information

If you are in a crisis or if you or any other person may be in danger - do not use this site. These resources can provide you with immediate help.

United States

  • Emergency: 911
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1- 800-799-7233
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • National Hopeline Network: 1-800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433)
  • Lifeline Crisis Chat (Online live messaging)
  • Crisis Text Line: Text "START" TO 741-741
  • Self-Harm Hotline: 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)
  • Family Violence Helpline: 1-800-996-6228
  • Planned Parenthood Hotline: 1-800-230-PLAN (7526)
  • American Association of Poison Control Centers: 1-800-222-1222
  • National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependency Hope Line: 1-800-622-2255
  • National Crisis Line - Anorexia and Bulimia: 1-800-233-4357
  • GLBT Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
  • TREVOR Crisis Hotline: 1-866-488-7386
  • AIDS Crisis Line: 1-800-221-7044
  • Veterans Crisis Line
  • Suicide Prevention Wiki

Canada

Contact Thrive for Life

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Fill out our simple contact form below and one of our counselors will be in touch within 24 hours to discuss if online/phone counseling is the right fit for your needs.

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