Sterling, VA Mental Health Therapy and Coaching
Every day is full of surprises–some good and some bad. Life always brings expectations and disappointments, whether at work, among friends, or within a family. Everyone deals with the joys and the miseries of life. Navigating life alone can be difficult, even overwhelming at times. Although the world seems to promote connection with social media, smartphones, and instant communication, reaching out for help is hard. And sometimes, we need more help than even trusted friends and loving families can offer.
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you wanted a caring but experienced person to help you think through tough questions like… Who can I trust in this situation? What are my realistic options? Is there a deeper problem that needs addressing?
At Thriveworks Sterling, VA, every day we help people who are asking these questions. We combine our professional expertise with genuine care, working together with our clients to begin solving some of the difficulties in their lives.
At Thriveworks Sterling, VA, our professionals often help our clients clarify the challenges they face and gain a new perspective on how to handle those challenges. Our counselors and life coaches create space for openness and honesty. Together, our clients and professionals explore an individual’s weaknesses and strengths. Our counselors empower their clients to receive the help they need for any mental health challenge and capitalize on their strengths as they make life choices.
Our counselors and life coaches believe that each person is a strong, talented individual who is capable of setting and achieving life goals. Thriveworks Sterling, VA’s counselors are privileged to walk with many people on their journeys of healing and discovery.
What Is Counseling?
Counseling therapy designates a regular time in a person’s life to explore their thoughts and emotions with the help of a trained professional. Often, counseling starts with an assessment: a time for a client to inform the counselor of any problems they are facing and reasons for seeking help. Counselors may inquire about their clients’ family, career, physical health, relationships, mental health, or spirituality.
Counselors may use a scale to have their clients measure their current life situation: -10 to 0 to +10. A +10 means the client is functioning well in a particular area of their life. No one functions at a +10 all the time and in all spheres of their life. On the opposite side of the scale, a -10 may indicate that a person is experiencing or has experienced severe trauma. This score usually means people have a lot of pain that our counselors can help them process.
Based upon the assessment, Thriveworks Sterling, VA offers each client individualized care.
- Our clients who have experienced serious trauma or face a difficult mental health diagnosis have often found help and healing through their counseling sessions. Thriveworks professionals have heard everything. Nothing will shock us. Instead, our counselors are ready to listen to your experiences and offer compassionate, professional care.
- Our clients who are harboring a secret addiction or perhaps are lying to friends and family to cope often find relief in coming clean to our caring counselors. Thriveworks can provide the support addicts need to starting living in the truth and pursue addiction recovery.
- Our clients who want to achieve personal or professional goals usually gain the interpersonal skills they need. Thriveworks professionals can coach these clients on the best path to their dreams, based upon their individual strengths and weaknesses.
What Kinds of Counseling Are Available?
Many people think long and hard about pursuing mental health services before making their first appointment. Sometimes, the various types of counseling are confusing, and people decide not to seek the help they need because they are not sure where to start and which type of counseling to schedule. Understanding the varieties of counseling may be helpful, and understanding that help is available for any problem people experience can be a relief.
Some of the reasons (not all!) our clients have scheduled appointments with our professionals include:
- Marriage tensions
- Eating disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive tendencies
- Life coaching
- Anger management
- Sexual issues
- Divorce recovery
- Life transitions
If you cannot identify the reason you want to pursue counseling within this list, that’s not a problem. Thriveworks Sterling, VA can still help. Putting a life struggle into a clear category can be hard, and because life is complicated, often, mental health problems fit into more than one category at a time. Whether your struggle is on the list or not, our professionals are here to help.
Why A Thriveworks Counselor?
When we have a physical illness or injury, we go to the doctor’s. Physical health often requires the intervention of a professional, and mental health is the same. If you have a nagging feeling that something is not quite right emotionally … If you think your life could be happier or more fulfilled … If you know something is wrong but you have put off seeking help, know that a compassionate Thriveworks counselor is ready for you to take that first step.
Choosing the right counselor is tricky and knowing who to trust with your mental health is hard. We get it. To ease the process, our office keeps flexible hours, but we do not keep waitlists. Often, our clients can schedule their first appointment within a day of when they call. Night and weekend appointments are available too.
We also work with major insurance carriers.
If you are ready to schedule a session with a Thriveworks professional, we are ready to partner with you.