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4,523 people sought christian counseling help in Virginia in the last year

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What is Christian counseling?

Christian counseling in Alexandria is a form of faith-based counseling that utilizes psychological and spiritual techniques to guide and support. Often, Christian counselors often incorporate prayer and scripture-reading into treatment to help practicing Christians work through their challenges.

How does Christian counseling work?

Christian counseling works by focusing on themes of hope and healing through one's faith. At Thriveworks, your Christian counselor will discuss Christian values and relate them to your unique struggles. You can expect to discuss the following with them:

  • Your Christian identity
  • Your relationship with God
  • What the bible says about your current challenges
  • How you can overcome your struggles in a way that aligns with your faith
  • How to channel your religion in a way that helps you heal

Is Christian counseling conducted in person or online?

Christian counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and via Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Christian counseling last?

Christian counseling can last for a few weeks, months, or longer. It depends on what challenges the client might be working through, the severity of those challenges, as well as other needs or preferences.

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Christian Counseling in Alexandria, VA (Franconia)—Christian Therapists, Counselors

Are you currently going through a particularly difficult or stressful time? Know that you are not alone—in fact, you’re never alone. God is always with you, guiding you on this crazy journey we call life. Sometimes, we lose sight of our faith or forget the strength that we can find in God, but that’s okay. We’re here to steer you in the right direction and to help you realize this strength as well as the plan He has for you.

“It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.” –Psalm 18:32

If the Christian faith is a significant part of your life, know that Thriveworks Alexandria, VA has Christian counselors who share your faith and who can use it to best help you in counseling. Our Christian counselors and therapists understand the mental health challenges and the other life issues that you might be facing. They also know just how to help you heal and grow from your current problems.

Thriveworks Alexandria, VA (Franconia) has Christian counseling appointments available. To schedule yours, simply give our office a call at (703) 828-9054. We want you to have a positive experience with your counselor from start to finish. For this reason, we have flexible appointment times available as well as online counseling opportunities. Choose what works best for you and we’ll meet you there!

What Life Problems Can Christian Counseling Help With?

The Christian counselors at Thriveworks Alexandria, VA (Franconia) will look at your unique needs before designing your treatment plan. That said, they will incorporate effective counseling techniques as well as your Christian faith and scripture into your Christian counseling experience. Here are a few problems a Christian counselor can help you address:

  1. Mental illness, such as depression: Depression is ruthless. In addition to despair, depression can come with a loss of interest in once beloved activities, changes in weight and appetite, sleep disturbances, lack of motivation, and other harmful symptoms. The good news that we can offer is that a Christian counselor can help you to work through your depression (or another mental illness) and learn to better manage it.
  2. Self-esteem: Another common problem that many of us deal with is a low self-esteem. Self-esteem refers to the sense of value one sees in him or herself. When an individual has a low self-esteem, they’re at a heightened risk of entering a depressive state, isolating themselves from others, and suffering in other ways too. Therefore, it’s important to seek out self-esteem help as soon as possible. A Christian counselor at Thriveworks Alexandria (Franconia) can help you to look at why you have a low self-esteem and how you can build that back up.
  3. Relationship issues: We all struggle with relationship issues, whether they are with our significant other, family members, or friends. These issues can range from parenting problems to jealousy, infidelity, financial disagreements, or mere differences in opinion. In any case, it can be difficult to navigate these challenges and keep your relationships intact. If you need help working through a relationship issue, the Christian counselors at Thriveworks Alexandria (Franconia) have got you covered.

Do these common life issues sound all too familiar to you? If you are struggling with an item on this list or another challenge altogether, you should not feel ashamed. Remember: God is always there. And we’re always here for you, too. You should be proud of your strength in reaching out for the help that will put you back on the right path.

Schedule Christian Counseling at Thriveworks Alexandria, VA (Franconia)

Your Christian faith can help you to better manage or overcome life issues. This is proven by research. Here at Thriveworks Alexandria, we will help you find your strength. Our Christian counselors have specific training and experience in integrating the Christian faith and Christian beliefs into the therapy process. These are Board-Certified Professional Christian Counselors, who are dedicated to helping you as best they can.

To schedule your Christian Counseling appointment, call Thriveworks Alexandria, VA (Franconia) today. We have flexible session times available as well as online counseling opportunities. If you’re ready to meet with us, we’re ready too! We hope to hear from you soon.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
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Our Alexandria therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Alexandria
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

4.9 Learn about verified reviews
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I was very satisfied with first session/consultation with my therapist. I feel confident she will address my needs and look forward to working with her.
Read more I was very satisfied with first session/consultation with my therapist. I feel confident she will address my needs and look forward to working with her.
Marjorie Feb 2024
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At 75 years old and still learning is wonderful. My counselor is simply an outstanding individual and human being. The "bank is closed", I understand more clearly by my counselor who, have been instrumental in " breaking down some walls" in my forward motion and healing from the pain
Read more At 75 years old and still learning is wonderful. My counselor is simply an outstanding individual and human being. The "bank is closed", I understand more clearly by my counselor who, have been instrumental in " breaking down some walls" in my forward motion and healing from the pain
Horace Feb 2024
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Bank closure is fundamentally when a financial institution goes bankrupt; however, parents can't go into bank closure for their children, family, and friends. Nevertheless, parents do close their bank (hearth) to minimize disrespect, abuse, and abundant misuse of LOVE. So I closed my life to abuse, disrespect, and misuse of ❤️
Read more Bank closure is fundamentally when a financial institution goes bankrupt; however, parents can't go into bank closure for their children, family, and friends. Nevertheless, parents do close their bank (hearth) to minimize disrespect, abuse, and abundant misuse of LOVE. So I closed my life to abuse, disrespect, and misuse of ❤️
Horace Jan 2024
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★★★★
I am very happy with my therapist, I would give him 5 Stars but I am handicapped and the facility I go to has No Handicap access, No ramp or elevator and is on the third floor of a three story building.
Read more I am very happy with my therapist, I would give him 5 Stars but I am handicapped and the facility I go to has No Handicap access, No ramp or elevator and is on the third floor of a three story building.
Ed Jan 2024
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★★★★★
My therapist, Dee Jacobi Edwards, continues to help me deal with my individual struggles in life so that I can achieve peace in dealing with life situations. She is a wonderful therapist.
Read more My therapist, Dee Jacobi Edwards, continues to help me deal with my individual struggles in life so that I can achieve peace in dealing with life situations. She is a wonderful therapist.
Louisa Dec 2023
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★★★★
Love our therapist.
Heidi Dec 2023
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★★★★★
My daughter's dad and I had a few sessions with Dee Jacobi-Edwards and she was great. She was very neutral and honest with both of us when it came to our disagreements and downfalls. She was also extremely patient with us throughout our sessions. I would absolutely recommend Dee.
Read more My daughter's dad and I had a few sessions with Dee Jacobi-Edwards and she was great. She was very neutral and honest with both of us when it came to our disagreements and downfalls. She was also extremely patient with us throughout our sessions. I would absolutely recommend Dee.
Alexandria Mar 2021
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★★★★★
I have been battling anxiety and depression for years, and Mary Alice Fields has helped me finally find some relief. She is dedicated to helping her clients live their best possible life, and she has helped me gain some peace in my life. I know she has help countless others, and I would highly recommend her to anyone who suffers from depression or anxiety issues.
Read more I have been battling anxiety and depression for years, and Mary Alice Fields has helped me finally find some relief. She is dedicated to helping her clients live their best possible life, and she has helped me gain some peace in my life. I know she has help countless others, and I would highly recommend her to anyone who suffers from depression or anxiety issues.
Alexandria Jan 2021
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Alexandria is located off of Franconia Rd., just behind Oak Tree Plaza. We share a building with MRM Associates. Right next door to us is a MakeSpace, and the closest bus stop is at Franconia Rd. & Beulah St.

Phone number

(703) 454-8246

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • Portuguese
  • English
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