Work with a Christian Counselor in Chesapeake, VA—Christian Counseling and Therapy
Here at Thriveworks Chesapeake Counseling, we believe that there are many factors that should be taken into account when helping someone in counseling. For example, if one’s religion is an important part of their identity, we think that it should be incorporated into their mental health treatment. That’s why we offer a range of services, including (but not limited to) Christian Counseling.
Faith tells me that no matter what lies ahead of me, God is already there.
Christian Counseling at Thriveworks Chesapeake is often integrative. In other words, our Christian Counselors combine Christian scripture, prayer, and science-backed therapeutic techniques to best help their clients. For example, one session might focus heavily on one’s relationship with God and involve prayer work. In the next session, the client and counselor might talk about one’s Christian faith ever so briefly.
Christianity brings stability, happiness, and strength to our lives. It can lend support during particularly difficult times and make the joyous times that much better. Now, when you do enter those difficult times, it is important that we tune into our faith and trust that God is right there beside us. On the same note, this does not mean that you are too strong for counseling or that counseling is not necessary. In fact, it will instead ready you for the relationship you will build with a Christian Counselor.
Common Mental Health Challenges Discussed in Christian Counseling
What would you say if I told you that you can start living a happier, more successful life today? That’s right, even if you’re struggling with a severe mental health condition or another problem, you can start making changes right now that will enable you to live better. Even in the case of…
- Substance abuse
- Marital problems
- Trauma and PTSD
- Spirituality struggles
Whatever it is, you can learn to work through your problems with a caring Christian Counselor at Thriveworks Chesapeake, VA. Rest assured, if you choose to work with one of our providers, you do not have to feel shame or guilt for receiving counseling. Unfortunately, many people of faith do feel ashamed to admit that they are experiencing a problem and that they might need some help. And they fear being rejected by their community for “not having enough faith.” But the reality is that every single person, even devout Christians, struggle and need a little bit of help along the way.
How Will Christian Counseling at Thriveworks Chesapeake Help Me?
First, congratulations for making it this far. Your being on this page is a testament to your strength and your dedication to living better. From here on out, your path can become clearer. All you have to do is reach out for help and give your Christian Counselor that green light to start guiding you. These professionals use a combination of…
- Effective therapeutic techniques
- Biblical teachings
…to best help their clients. First, though, they will get to know you. They want to know which areas in life you are struggling; they want to know about the emotions and/or the symptoms you might be experiencing; they want to know what you think you need and what you want out of counseling. Then, they will put together a plan for treatment.
Schedule Christian Counseling at Thriveworks Chesapeake, VA
Time and time again, research has shown that a strong faith helps people to better deal with the challenges they face. Furthermore, studies say that religious individuals live happier, longer lives than others. This is yet another reason why we offer Christian Counseling opportunities here at Thriveworks Chesapeake, VA, as we are devoted to helping you live a happy and healthy life.
Every year, we help many different individuals, couples, and families who are looking for mental health help—mental health help that integrates their Christian faith. We are proud to offer this service and would be honored to help you in Christian Counseling, as soon as today. To schedule your appointment, simply give our office a call or book right on this page. Either way, we’re happy that you’re here and we can’t wait to get started!
Self Pay Rate: $99
Frances Futrell, LPC
Philosophy of Care
Frances Futrell is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in grief and loss, depression, ADHD, anxiety, self-harming behaviors, oppositional defiant disorder, autism spectrum disorder, self-esteem, familial relations, postpartum-related depression and anxiety, and parenting concerns. She has 10 years of experience working in the private and public sectors, from residential/ group home settings to the home to private practice.
"As one who is passionate about journeying with others to assist and support them with overcoming life’s obstacles, my goal is to operate with integrity, authenticity, compassion, and professionalism while highlighting individuals’ abilities to maintain fulfilling lives," says Frances.
- Grief and loss
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Self-harming behaviors
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Self-esteem/ self-image
- Familial relations
- Postpartum related depression and anxiety
- Parenting concerns
Bertresh London-Nuñez, PhD, LPC, LMFT
Philosophy of Care
Bertresh London-Nunez is a licensed professional counselor and licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Virginia who has over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, families, and couples helping them build communication skills, anger management skills, assertiveness, social skills, impulse control, and positive self-talk. She is upbeat, flexible, and creative. She completed her Bachelor of Science in General Psychology at the University of Tampa, her Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy at Liberty University, and her PhD. in Human Services at Capella University.
Bertresh implements counseling from a person-centered, strength-based approach which is geared towards looking at the whole person to identify minor adjustments (i.e. cognitively, socially, behaviorally, psychologically, biologically, etc.) which could help the individual live a more fulfilling, happier life.
Bertresh was raised in a military family and has enjoyed living in a variety of places from Alaska to Florida. Bertresh can understand some Spanish, French, and sign language, although she is not fluent. She wants to help individuals learn and identify tools to improve their quality of life.
PhD in Human Services
- Anger management
- At-Risk Youth
- Couples Counseling
- Applied Behavioral Analysis
- Communication skills
- Christian Counseling
- Creative interventions