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Counselors, Therapists, Life Coaches, and Psychiatry in Alexandria, VA—Mental Health Services

Many of us struggle to address and manage challenges in our personal and professional lives. Take, for example, the following scenarios:

  • Jane has been struggling with a deep depression. Each day, she fails to find happiness, fulfillment, and motivation, but she doesn’t know what to do to fix it.
  • Greg accepts a promotion that requires him to relocate to a new office. When he arrives, he feels out of place, unwelcome, and lonely.
  • Emma and Allan have been dating for 5 years and think they’re ready to commit to a lifetime together. But they both worry about unforeseeable conflicts that might arise in the future and threaten their relationship.

These challenges can harm an individual’s wellbeing if not managed properly and in a timely manner. Unfortunately, many of us are at a loss with where to begin, which causes these problems to loom and have a negative impact. The good news, though, is that there are professionals who know exactly how to address and manage these problems.

The counselors, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and life coaches at Thriveworks Alexandria dedicate their work to helping their clients live better. These are skilled, caring providers who have experience essential to their mission, which is to guide you toward a happier, healthier life. If you’re struggling with depression, a major life transition, relationship issues, or other challenges, and you think that you could benefit from working with a mental health professional, reach out to Thriveworks Alexandria today. We can get you all set up for your first in-person or online therapy appointment today.

What Challenges Can a Mental Health Professional Help Me Address?

Counselors and therapists help their clients to address and manage a vast variety of problems. We mentioned a few common ones above, but this list is much longer. Here is a closer look at common topics in counseling or therapy:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Other mental illnesses
  • Relationship problems
  • Loneliness
  • Grief and loss
  • Low self-esteem
  • Suicidal thoughts

These are common issues that people experience, which threaten their mental health and overall wellbeing. And if these issues aren’t addressed, the individual is at risk of suffering more severely. For example, someone struggling with loneliness might soon struggle with a low self-esteem or even depression, too. Fortunately, a counselor or therapist can help them to manage their loneliness (or the problem at hand) before it worsens.

Now, a life coach is focused on helping clients with a different set of problems, most commonly those pertaining to goal setting and achieving greater success in life. For example, a life coach can help his or her clients to:

  • Set achievable goals.
  • Keep them accountable in reaching those goals.
  • Determine what the right path toward success is for them.
  • Identify what’s missing from their life.
  • Understand what will create greater happiness and fulfillment.

If you’re struggling with a problem that is affecting your mental health (or could affect your mental health in the future), a counselor or therapist at Thriveworks Alexandria can help. If, on the other hand, you’re struggling to set and reach meaningful goals and you want to find greater success in your life, a life coach at Thriveworks Alexandria is the right fit for you.

Would Psychiatric Counseling Benefit Me?

Have you been dealing with a mental or emotional disorder and don’t know where to turn? You may find valuable help in the form of psychiatry counseling.

Psychiatrists deal with a wide variety of mental health issues, including mood disorders, personality disorders, and even substance abuse. While some may associate psychiatrists with only the most severe mental health cases, they also help clients with less acute but no less important day-to-day mental health struggles.

As medical doctors, psychiatrists can prescribe medication and monitor the physical symptoms of a mental disorder during both diagnosis and treatment. Psychiatrists are particularly helpful in situations that require addressing both the mental and physical components of a condition.

If you’re ready to speak with a licensed psychiatrist, click or call to make an appointment today.

Set Up an Appointment With a Counselor, Psychiatrist, or Psychologist at Thriveworks Alexandria

Above, we listed many areas that a provider at Thriveworks Alexandria can help their clients to improve through in-person counseling or online counseling therapy. That said, we did not provide a comprehensive list, because the truth is that the counselors, therapists, and life coaches at Thriveworks Alexandria do their best to help their clients with whatever it is they’re dealing with. They use their outstanding skills, training, and experience to bring you greater health, happiness, and success.

If you are struggling and you think that you could benefit from working with one of our providers, call us today. We employ a “no waiting list” policy, which means that we will get you scheduled right away. You might even have your first appointment within 24 hours, as many new clients do. Additionally, we partner with many insurances so that we can get you the mental health help you need.

If you’re ready to meet with a counselor, psychiatrist, therapist, or life coach to improve your life, we’re ready too. Just give us a call to schedule an appointment.

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Phone access to your provider between sessions
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Providers that accept major insurance plans
Online counseling opportunities Unlikely
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Text support via our Success Navigator
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Great Experience

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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.
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A truly dedicated professional

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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.
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Excellent Experience

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Mary Alice was excellent to work with. I highly recommend!
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Mary Alice Fields

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Excellent and convenient help when you need it.
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Great place

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Not only does Mary Alice perform her duties in an exemplary manner following all protocols, she does so with empathy and caring.
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MaryAlice Fields

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MaryAlice is a talented counselor who helped me tremendously.
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Lolita is a very thoughtful therapist. She also has a good understanding of children as she worked with my son at the ages of 15 & 16. She was an advocate for him, and she was eager to work with him in goal-setting, which my husband and I appreciate very much. We may continue to seek our her assistance in the future should our needs change. Thank you for all of your help.
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Can’t thank you enough

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I was skeptical at first to open up to a complete stranger and express my problems and thoughts but Gelila made me feel completely comfortable within the first couple of sessions. She is very kind, a good listener, and extremely helpful. I have been talking to her for a couple of months and I feel instantly relieved of stress after our sessions. I can’t thank her enough for helping me out through tough times.
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Rebecca Fry is amazing

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Rebecca has been my therapist for almost a decade and I can not recommend her enough. She is thoughtful and caring, while also great at challenging and giving direct recommendations on how to deal with issues. She even stayed with me after I moved out of the area and worked to figure out a remote option. She has worked with me through many issues and remained a valuable resource I can rely on.
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Rebecca is incredible!

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I can't speak highly enough of Rebecca Fry - she is compassionate, patient, attentive, and encouraging. She is celebratory of growth and honest in her feedback without ever being critical or judgmental. For someone who was fearful of entering therapy, she embraced me with warmth and understanding. She has helped me tremendously by equipping me with practical coping mechanisms that are manageable and realistic but challenge unhealthy habits when necessary. On top of her professionalism - Rebecca is so easy to relate to and never makes me feel like I have anything to be ashamed of. She cares deeply for her patients and wants to help them lead healthier lives. She is an absolute treasure and I can't recommend her highly enough!!
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Highly Recommend Kayla Barnoski

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I would highly recommend Kayla Barnoski as a therapist. She is caring and knowledgeable. She listens and works with you to find a solution that works for your individual situation. She has experience with many age groups and is a hard worker. You will not be disappointed.
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Only one session so far, but it’s going well.

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Only one session so far, but it’s going well.
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I love Lisa Cornelius!

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I love my sessions with Lisa Cornelius! She helps me to work through issues and is just a fantastic listener!
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Lisa is great!

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Lisa is great! Easy to relate to and very helpful. I appreciate her flexibility as well.
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Loving my therapist!

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Loving my therapist!
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Great Counselor – Lisa Cornelius

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I'm so glad I found Lisa. She's an awesome therapist, and I really enjoy my visits with her!
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So far so good!!!!

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  • 3014 Colvin St Suite 1-A,
    Alexandria, VA 22314

  • Mon-Fri:7AM-9:30PM
    Saturday:7AM-6PM
    Sunday:8AM-5PM

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