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2,110 people sought therapy for men help in Virginia in the last year

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

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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Carelon, +19 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, +13 more

In life we may not always have the answers to fix our own problems. Therapy can help you understand the issues you are facing and provide you with the... In life we may not always have the answers to fix our own problems. Therapy can help you understand the issues you are facing and provide you with the ability to become empowered and determine what you feel those solutions are for you. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Cigna | Evernorth, +3 more
LGBTQIA+, Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, Stress, Women’s Issues, +7 more

As someone who has experienced different cultures from across the world, I understand and appreciate and everyone's individuality.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage, +22 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, +7 more

I understand the issues associated with navigating differing types of relationships and the various emotions associated with these interactions.

Starting Therapy for men

What is Therapy for men?

Therapy for men maintains a focus on the emotional and mental impacts of being a man in society, dealing with issues like the pressures of toxic masculinity and the traditional familial roles of men, among others. Thriveworks Blacksburg therapists who specialize in treating men work to create a safe space for them to emote and care for their mental well-being without fear of judgment.

How does Therapy for men work?

Therapy for men has many aspects of traditional psychotherapy, but also maintains a clear person-centered and humanistic approach. Thriveworks Blacksburg therapists will work with men to reach their therapy goals through self-reflection and introspection—uncovering specific emotional, behavioral, and mental patterns that are having a negative effect or are inhibiting personal growth and slowly working to change them over time.

Is Therapy for men conducted in person or online?

Therapy for men at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Therapy for men last?

Therapy for men can last for a few months or occur over the course of years, often continuing until the client feels that their goals are met and their desired growth has been achieved. However, it will likely last at least five months, as that is the average amount of time it takes for the therapeutic process to take effect and bring about lasting change.

Need more help deciding?

If you’re a guy and have ever thought about seeing a therapist, perhaps you’re wondering if there’s really anything to it. In other words – “do I really need counseling, and does it work??” Well, whatever issues you’re dealing with, we can help you find solutions. You probably have questions, right? Read on . . .

How Would I Benefit from Counseling?

  • You’ll get tools to help you handle problem situations, such as arguments with your partner, etc.
  • A great therapist who is understanding, supportive, non-judgmental, and can relate to YOU.
  • Confidentiality and acceptance. We understand and appreciate that some things are difficult to talk about, even to your family, friend, pastor or priest.
  • A good chance at a happier, emotionally healthier life.
  • You’ll gain a highly skilled, well-trained Thriveworks counselor to help you gain a better understanding of yourself, your relationships, your job, your family and more.

But Aren’t Men Supposed To Be Strong?

Recognizing the problems in your own life and looking for a place to get help is not a sign of weakness. We help our clients meet men problems head on with straightforward advice and proven solutions. Don’t let yourself stay stuck. If you are struggling with any of the problems on the list above or any other issues in your life, it is time to reach out for help.

So . . . Guy Centered Counseling?

Many men grew up thinking that it wasn’t ok to show emotions, or to experience emotional pain. But we now know that holding in our pain only makes it worse, and can even contribute to problems in our personal life, relationships, family, work, and more. Here at Thriveworks, we don’t like to see so many men struggling silently and alone. Our counselors know that men suffer from depression, anxiety and the other emotional concerns, and that these issues can be treated effectively with counseling. Our therapists want to help men experience fulfilling lives where they’re able to thrive.

Counseling is a proven and time-tested way to address anxiety and depression, and counseling geared to men is especially effective in helping guys improve their quality of life! Your Thriveworks counselor wants to help you feel better about yourself and your life. All men face emotional concerns at some point – don’t let these struggles control your life and happiness. Counseling for men works!

What Exactly Can You Help Me With?

Do you have a problem that’s affecting your ability to function or enjoy your life? Is it even costing you jobs or promotions? Are your relationships suffering? Whatever it is that’s troubling you, it’s important to get help. No matter what issues you’re facing, our caring therapists are here to help. They have years of experience and expertise in helping men just like you with a wide variety of issues and concerns. Some of the men’s problems that we see most often include:

  • Relationship Issues
  • Improved Communication Skills
  • Infidelity (you OR your partner)
  • Marriage, Separation, Divorce
  • Substance Abuse, Addictions
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management

Anything Else??

Actually, yes, there’s an added benefit to starting and continuing with therapy! I’m sure you don’t need anyone to tell you that statistics show you’re spending almost as many hours at work as you do at home. Maybe even more. But know this: The time you spend working can have a huge impact on your well-being, emotionally and physically. Job-related problems are a great reason to go to counseling. Not only will you gain tools to handle a difficult and stressful job, but researchers found that just 13 weeks of cognitive behavioral training (CBT) can significantly increase job satisfaction and self-esteem. (And YES, Thriveworks therapists are trained in and offer CBT Therapy!) Even more interesting, two full years after therapy, 65% of those who attended therapy were STILL performing at or above average compared to their coworkers who had not attended therapy.

So How Do I Get Started?

Obviously, you won’t experience all of these benefits until you make your first appointment. But it’s not easy to find an experienced therapist who’s skilled at working with men. At Thriveworks, you’ll find a therapist who you’re comfortable with – and one who understands men. This is critical for your therapy to be effective.

Although a study in the journal Psychotherapy suggests that the gender of one’s therapist doesn’t affect the success of the therapy. However, we find that many men are simply more comfortable talking to another man. If that’s the case, Thriveworks Blacksburg Men’s Counseling has on staff, a compassionate and understanding male counselor who specializes in men’s concerns.

Whatever your gender preference, your therapist can help you develop strategies for overcoming negative thought processes and destructive behaviors. Rapport with the therapist is way more important than any specific technique, approach, or treatment modality.

What’s Therapy Like? How Long Will I Need To Go?

Don’t worry. You’re not going on trial. The process is much more informal/casual than you might expect.

Your Thriveworks therapist will do their best to help you feel comfortable so you’re able to express your concerns in your own time, in your own way. You’ll find a safe, non-threatening environment where you’ll be able to get the help you’re looking for.

As for the duration of your therapy, it’s definitely not a one-size-fits-all situation. Some people only need to attend for 2 or 3 months, while others remain in therapy indefinitely. At Thriveworks, we recommend 12 to 15 sessions. Depending on your specific individual issues and concerns, the duration of your therapy may be more or less than that.

At any rate, even when you feel you don’t need to attend therapy any longer, it’s recommended that you keep the Thriveworks phone number in your contacts! Most men find it very helpful to “check in” with their therapist every few months, just to touch base.

The Ball’s In Your Court!

Now it’s up to you! Take control of your own emotional well-being, and do something to improve the overall quality of your life. You can Thrive, and we can help. Call us at 540-376-3348 to schedule an appointment as soon as tomorrow!

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Blacksburg therapists and counselors accept 29 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Behavioral Health Systems

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Blacksburg
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

4.7 Thriveworks Blacksburg reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
So nice, reassuring, helpful for what I needed. Explained everything very well. I feel I don’t have a bunch of questions I should have asked.
Read more So nice, reassuring, helpful for what I needed. Explained everything very well. I feel I don’t have a bunch of questions I should have asked.
Blacksburg May 2020
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★★★★★
Turns out our councilor in Blacksburg is working out great! This was a good idea. Highly recommend! Kudo's to Kelly.
Read more Turns out our councilor in Blacksburg is working out great! This was a good idea. Highly recommend! Kudo's to Kelly.
Blacksburg Jan 2020
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★★★★★
We have been providing the billing services to Thriveworks Blacksburgs for a good period of time now, we have had excellent professional relationship with all the staff there. They are true professional, always provide us the helping hand. And are very efficient is providing response to any query of questions. It is truly amazing working with them.
Read more We have been providing the billing services to Thriveworks Blacksburgs for a good period of time now, we have had excellent professional relationship with all the staff there. They are true professional, always provide us the helping hand. And are very efficient is providing response to any query of questions. It is truly amazing working with them.
Blacksburg Jun 2019
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★★★★★
When I arrived at the Blacksburg office for counseling I got a peaceful feeling. The paper work was not daunting and my counselor greeted me in a friendly and professional manner.
Read more When I arrived at the Blacksburg office for counseling I got a peaceful feeling. The paper work was not daunting and my counselor greeted me in a friendly and professional manner.
Blacksburg Aug 2018
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★★★★★
I appreciated the location of the Blacksburg office. It's a pleasant place, just off the highway and feels safe. While I waited I was met by pleasant staff and refreshments.
Read more I appreciated the location of the Blacksburg office. It's a pleasant place, just off the highway and feels safe. While I waited I was met by pleasant staff and refreshments.
Blacksburg Aug 2018
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★★★★★
The waiting room was so inviting and the counselor had recognized me that made me feel very comfortable. I was tense from the unknown of therapy and it was so good to be "humanized."
Read more The waiting room was so inviting and the counselor had recognized me that made me feel very comfortable. I was tense from the unknown of therapy and it was so good to be "humanized."
Blacksburg Aug 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I met the Thriveworks owner to inquire about the services offered. She was very helpful with her answers, she was very patient as she gave me her time and focus, and made me feel entirely at "home."
Read more I met the Thriveworks owner to inquire about the services offered. She was very helpful with her answers, she was very patient as she gave me her time and focus, and made me feel entirely at "home."
Blacksburg Apr 2018
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★★★★★
Close to downtown Blacksburg and easy to get a hold of. Just what is needed for this area.
Blacksburg Dec 2017
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Where to find us

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Getting here

We share a building with several other businesses including Fresenius Kidney Care Montgomery County, the Islamic Center of Blacksburg, and Thermostats Service and Repair Company. Next door to us Robinson, Farmer, and Cox Associates, an account service. Nearby is also a Courtyard by Marriott hotel and Park Commercial Realty.

Phone number

(540) 361-6270

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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