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Starting Christian counseling

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—Christian Counselors, Therapists

When you suffer mentally, your spiritual self suffers too. As Christians, we look to God and his teachings when life becomes difficult. He gives us strength, guides our happiness, and supports our growth every single day. When you are suffering, you can turn to him and find comfort in his undying love.

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

Christian counseling is a specific type of therapy that combines a client’s faith with effective counseling techniques. At Thriveworks Alexandria, our Christian counselors and therapists utilize a wide range of science-backed therapy approaches as well as scripture and prayer to offer the guidance and support you’re looking for.

If you are in the Alexandria, VA area and you are looking for a Christian counselor, you are in the right place. Just contact our office to schedule an appointment: (703) 348-3059. Our scheduling team will be here to assist you through this quick and easy process. They’ll get you in to meet with your counselor as soon as possible. Keep in mind: Here at Thriveworks Alexandria, we have flexible and convenient therapy options. In addition to sessions in the evenings and on the weekends, we also offer online counseling. Pick what’s best suited for you!

How Can Christian Counseling Help Me? Who Needs It?

Life gets busy and overwhelming. So busy and overwhelming that sometimes we put our faith on the backburner. Ironically, this is when we should lean on our faith to guide us in the right direction. However that is easier said than done. You know just as well as I do that sometimes difficult times can steer us even farther away from our faith than we would like to admit to ourselves.

At Thriveworks Alexandria, our team of Christian counselors understands that you might be going through a hard time and need help reconnecting with your faith as well as tackling any mental health problems you might be experiencing. Our counselors and therapists are well-equipped to help you work through the struggles standing in your way. To be more specific, Christian counseling can help you…

  • Better cope with the loss of a loved one
  • Work through self-esteem issues
  • Understand and manage a mental illness
  • Make informed parenting decisions
  • Better deal with stress
  • Resolve relationship issues
  • Address conflicts in your family

At Thriveworks Alexandria, our Christian Counselors are always here and ready to support you. They will focus on helping you work through the above as well as other challenges, while also bringing you closer to God and your Christian faith.

Should I Pursue Christian Counseling?

We believe that everyone—and we mean everyone—could find value in working with a skilled, caring mental health professional. If you are of the Christian faith, a Christian counselor might be the right fit for you as they have the professional skills, training, and experience as well as the Christian faith and background to best help you!

Many people feel intimidated or scared about asking for help. As Christians, we fear that we’ll be judged for coming to counseling instead of tapping into our faith through prayer—but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. As we mentioned earlier, Christian counseling combines research-proven counseling techniques with one’s Christian faith. In pursuing and receiving Christian counseling, you are showing your strength as well as your dedication to God. Therefore, if you think that you could benefit from working with a Christian counselor at Thriveworks Alexandria, please don’t let your fears stop you. Our counselors are here to help and empower you!

Schedule Christian Counseling at Thriveworks Alexandria, VA

Christian counseling at Thriveworks Alexandria, VA helps those who are struggling with symptoms of a mental illness, those fighting with their loved ones, those who are suffering with an overwhelming amount of stress, and other individuals who are fighting their own unique battles. If you are struggling in any way and need some help, don’t hesitate to reach out to Thriveworks Alexandria, VA.

Our Christian counselors and therapists are excited for the chance to meet and help you. You can begin this journey as soon as today or tomorrow—simply call our office at (703) 348-3059 and we’ll get you all set up for your first appointment!

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Alexandria therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • 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

  • Humana Exchange

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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 Colvin St between Sweeley St and Roth St. We are located next door to the Alexandria Police Association and across the street from NACCAS (National Accrediting Commision of Career Arts and Sciences).

Phone number

(703) 936-6214

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Korean
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm

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Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Thursday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Friday 7:00am - 9:30pm

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