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Starting Christian counseling

What is Christian counseling?

Christian counseling in Bethesda 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.

Need more help deciding?

Christian Counseling at Thriveworks Bethesda, MD—Montgomery Counselors and Therapists

When your mental health is stressed, your spirituality struggles too. As Christians, we turn to God when life gets tough. He’s our backbone, the essence of our happiness, and the one we choose to seek each and every day. God provides us the strength we need to overcome life’s obstacles. But what happens when we have trouble finding our internal source of strength?

“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see if, but because by it I see everything else.” –C.S. Lewis

Christian counseling concentrates on blending a client’s faith with various counseling/therapy approaches. At Thriveworks Bethesda, our Christian counselors use scripture and prayer to help offer guidance when you’re facing life’s struggles and strains. One good thing about Christian counseling is that you don’t have to question whether or not your counselor will respect your faith. Your counselor will have the same beliefs and desires as you do.

If you reside in the Bethesda or Montgomery County area and you are looking for a Christian counselor, contact Thriveworks Bethesda today. Give us a call at (240) 513-3093 to schedule your first appointment or to learn more.

What Issues Can Christian Counseling Help Me Overcome?

As busy as life can be, it’s easy to get caught up in the everyday demands and stresses of life. Sometimes, this can pull us away from our faith. When things get rough, we should lean on our faith to guide us. However, sometimes hardships drive us further from our faith than we would like to admit.

At Thriveworks Bethesda, our Christian counselors understand what you’re going through, and help you reconnect while working to address the emotional and mental health problems trying you as well. Christian counselors are trained and equipped to help you conquer whatever life struggles you are facing. In Christian counseling, you can address the following issues and more:

  • Grief and loss
  • Self-esteem
  • Learning disabilities
  • Relationship issues
  • Struggles with addiction
  • Parenting
  • Family dynamics

At Thriveworks Bethesda, our Christian counselors are ready to help you tackle whatever it is you’re facing while drawing you near to God and his plan for you.

Could I Benefit from Christian Counseling?

In our modest opinion, we think that everyone could benefit from counseling. Everyone reaches a point in life where supplementary direction can come in handy. Maybe you haven’t reached a point in life where you feel overwhelmed by daily stressors. If that’s you, it’s not too early to start building your skillset. Of course, we hope you never face harsh realities, but that’s not always the case. Being prepared ahead of time could help you prior to this breaking point.

You may already feel strong in your faith, but counseling sessions centered around Christianity could help you overcome your mental and emotional hardships. Your relationship with God, like your relationships in life, are ever-growing and everchanging. The more time you spend on developing your relationships, the better off you’ll become at:

  • Forgiving others and yourself
  • Loving others and accepting love from others
  • Spreading happiness and kindness
  • Self-reflection
  • Selflessly helping others

We all have room for growth. Christian counselors work hard to provide the platform to facilitate that growth and change. At Thriveworks Bethesda, our Christian counselors strive to help you achieve optimal spiritual health.

Call Thriveworks Bethesda Today to Schedule Christian Counseling 

Are you a Christian struggling with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, or daily stressors? Consider forming a partnership with a Christian counselor at Thriveworks Bethesda. Our Christian counselors know the struggles of remaining steady on your journey with the Lord and are ready to help you get your relationships where you want them to be.

At Thriveworks Bethesda, we want to be sure everyone who seeks help can receive it. We offer flexible hours and partner with most major insurance plans. When you call Thriveworks Bethesda, you can expect a scheduling specialist to answer your call, ask a few basic questions, and schedule you for your first appointment.

Our Christian counselors are excited to meet you and help you on your journey to a happier and healthier life. If Christian counseling sounds like something you could benefit from, please do not hesitate to give Thriveworks Bethesda a call today at (240) 513-3093. We look forward to hearing from you.

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 Bethesda therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Bethesda
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

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I couldn't have asked for a better therapist. Nina Zuriff is such a good fit for me. She is very knowledgeable and compassionate. She has really helped me cope with this very hard time I am currently experiencing and makes herself reachable should an emergency arise. I am very happy I selected Nina. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Read more I couldn't have asked for a better therapist. Nina Zuriff is such a good fit for me. She is very knowledgeable and compassionate. She has really helped me cope with this very hard time I am currently experiencing and makes herself reachable should an emergency arise. I am very happy I selected Nina. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Roseann Feb 2024
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Carolina, is a caring and empathetic individual. I felt heard and understood since I walked in to see her. She is helping me grow as an individual l, and for that I am forever grateful.
Read more Carolina, is a caring and empathetic individual. I felt heard and understood since I walked in to see her. She is helping me grow as an individual l, and for that I am forever grateful.
Bethesda Mar 2020
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I am glad that I made the decision to work with Stacey Scott. She is an exceptional listener. Ms. Scott is committed to her clients. Stacey is intentional about ensuring her clients are successful and thrive. Stacey takes the the time to listen and helps with developing strategies that are effective. Stacey Scott is a professional. I am so glad I had an opportunity to talk with her and even happier that she listened.
Read more I am glad that I made the decision to work with Stacey Scott. She is an exceptional listener. Ms. Scott is committed to her clients. Stacey is intentional about ensuring her clients are successful and thrive. Stacey takes the the time to listen and helps with developing strategies that are effective. Stacey Scott is a professional. I am so glad I had an opportunity to talk with her and even happier that she listened.
Bethesda Oct 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Bethesda is located at 4401 E W Hwy #504, Bethesda, MD 20814, near Bethesda Chevy Chase High School.

Phone number

(240) 647-5625

Languages spoken by MD providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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