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686,000 people sought help with Thriveworks in the last year

Discover how starting life coaching can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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As a human being, it's hard to navigate the ups and downs of life alone. I can understand how difficult this can be.

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I am called to use my experience as a Military 1 Source therapist, an advocate for bringing POW/MIAs home, and someone who was raised in military comm... I am called to use my experience as a Military 1 Source therapist, an advocate for bringing POW/MIAs home, and someone who was raised in military communities, to be in service as a counselor to those who serve. Read more

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I aim to provide a warm, welcoming therapeutic space for individuals struggling with their own unique stressors in life.

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There is hope in every situation and when there is no open door you can always find a window.

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As an art therapist and counselor, I am dedicated to cultivating a safe and supportive environment while guiding individuals through their most challe... As an art therapist and counselor, I am dedicated to cultivating a safe and supportive environment while guiding individuals through their most challenging issues with care and expertise. Read more

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Aetna, CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS HMO, CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO, +19 more
LGBTQIA+, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +6 more

As a woman of color, I understand the complexities of culture and mental health issues.

Starting Life coaching

What is Life coaching?

Life coaching is a personalized support system that helps individuals clarify goals, develop action plans, and navigate challenges. Coaches employ effective communication and active listening to assist clients in overcoming obstacles, unlocking their potential, and achieving personal growth for a more fulfilling life.

How does Life coaching work?

In life coaching, our coaches utilize diverse therapeutic techniques that are tailored to individuals, including cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, mindfulness, and positive psychology approaches. They also utilize active listening and empathetic communication to provide a supportive space for you to explore and achieve personal goals and overcome challenges, fostering personal growth and clarity.

Is Life coaching conducted in person or online?

Life coaching with our therapists in Alexandria, VA is conducted both in person and virtually via online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Life coaching last?

The number of life coaching sessions someone attends can differ based on the coach and the client's choices. How many sessions are needed and how often they occur often hinges on the client's objectives and the complexity of their concerns. Some clients might opt for a few sessions to tackle particular goals or issues, while others may decide on ongoing coaching sessions to work on personal growth and life enhancement over a more extended period of time. Thriveworks Alexandria therapists work with clients to create goals and potential timelines for treatment.

Need more help deciding?

It’s easy to set a goal. What isn’t easy is sticking to that goal, keeping ourselves accountable, making progress every day (or week), and finally, achieving that goal. We get distracted: by work, by our relationships, by familial responsibilities, by life. And often, we come up short of reaching our goals and living a fulfilled life.

“A coach is someone who tells you what you don’t want to hear and has you see what you don’t want to see, so you can be who you have always known you can be.”

–Tom Landry

Fortunately, there are professionals who specialize in goal setting and help others to live happy, fulfilled lives: life coaches. Life coaches set out to help their clients understand what their life might be lacking and what will bring them purpose again. This might mean making a job change, embracing a new city, picking up a new hobby, or simply being kept accountable.

If you think you could benefit from working with a life coach, reach out to Thriveworks Alexandria. We have life coaches on staff who are dedicated to helping their clients live better. Together, you and your life coach can come up with SMART goals that will bring you joy and success.

Should I Work with a Life Coach?

“Would working with a life coach benefit me?” “Should I talk to a professional about my goals?” “Can a life coach help me figure out what I want and need out of life?” These are questions that you might be asking yourself. While we cannot definitively answer these questions, we can confidently say that we think working with a life coach would prove valuable to your life if you need help with goal setting or you aren’t feeling fulfilled these days. Consider: life coaches help people who…

  • Need help coming up with SMART goals
  • Need to be kept accountable for their goals
  • Feel unmotivated at work
  • Are considering a major life change
  • Lack fulfillment and meaning in life
  • Long for a greater purpose

As you may have understood from the list above, life coaches focus on helping their clients find success. They differ from counselors and therapists who focus on helping their clients improve their mental health. If you need help finding greater success in your life, consider working with a Thriveworks Alexandria life coach.

How Does Life Coaching Work?

If you decide to work with a life coach, they will first get to know you so they can best understand how to help you find success in this journey. For example, if you struggle to set goals that you can actually achieve, they will help you understand SMART goals:

Specific: The S in SMART goals stands for specific­—and the more specific the better. For example, if you want to save money, you can’t just set the goal of saving money; you need to decide on a specific amount.

Measurable: The M in SMART goals stands for measurable. This means that you identify exactly what outcome you want: what you will see, hear, feel, or be.

Attainable: The A in SMART goals stands for attainable. This means that you make your goal something that is actually possible to achieve. For example, you wouldn’t set the goal of saving $2000 in the next four weeks if that’s your monthly pay.

Relevant: The R in SMART goals stands for relevant. Set a goal that is relevant to your life. If you’re determined to save money, build a goal around money management. If you’re determined to exercise more, build a goal around physical activity.

Timely: The T in SMART goals stands for timely. Finally, you should put a timeframe around your goal. In other words, you should have a deadline for when you want to achieve your goal by.

Start Working with a Life Coach at Thriveworks Alexandria Today

What do you say? Do you think working with a life coach could benefit you? If so, give Thriveworks Alexandria a call today. Our life coaches are dedicating to making a meaningful difference in their clients’ lives, and they want to do the same for you.

Call today and a scheduling specialist will get you scheduled right away. We don’t believe in waiting lists—you might even have your first appointment within the same day, as many clients do. Additionally, we partner with many insurance companies to best ensure that anyone can utilize our services.

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
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
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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