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4,523 people sought christian counseling help in Virginia in the last year

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

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Starting Christian counseling

What is Christian counseling?

Christian counseling in Chesapeake 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?

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…

  • Addiction
  • Substance abuse
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Marital problems
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Loneliness
  • Guilt
  • 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…

  1. Effective therapeutic techniques
  2. Biblical teachings
  3. Prayer

…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!

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 Chesapeake therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • 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 Chesapeake
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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Sarah Hawkins is a very compassionate person. She always encouraged me to try my hardest to solved my problems using her advise. I am bless for having her as my therapist.
Read more Sarah Hawkins is a very compassionate person. She always encouraged me to try my hardest to solved my problems using her advise. I am bless for having her as my therapist.
Sarah Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I find the sessions to be quite beneficial. I feel that I am progressing alone nicely.
Eugene Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Andrea Stephen is a kind and compassionate counselor. She listens to her clients intently, because she genuinely cares. Her passion to help those who are hurting is what motivates her. She is an asset to the Mental Health industry.
Read more Andrea Stephen is a kind and compassionate counselor. She listens to her clients intently, because she genuinely cares. Her passion to help those who are hurting is what motivates her. She is an asset to the Mental Health industry.
Chesapeake Oct 2021
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★★★★★
I would like to sing the praises of Andrea Stephen and give her a big shout-out for a job well done!!! I have had the pleasure of studying with her in multiple classes, as a fellow student in the counseling program. Later on, we serendipitously worked alongside each other in the field. Andrea is a genuine listener, faithful encourager, and a beacon of hope. She is a counselor who truly cares about her clients and wants to see them thrive.
Read more I would like to sing the praises of Andrea Stephen and give her a big shout-out for a job well done!!! I have had the pleasure of studying with her in multiple classes, as a fellow student in the counseling program. Later on, we serendipitously worked alongside each other in the field. Andrea is a genuine listener, faithful encourager, and a beacon of hope. She is a counselor who truly cares about her clients and wants to see them thrive.
Chesapeake Oct 2021
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★★★★★
I've had the pleasure of working with Tammy Boone for about 5 months now and it has been a wonderful journey. She has challenged me to do the work and express myself in ways I never thought was possible. She provides ways to cope with difficult situations without being judgmental. I couldn't have asked for a better clinician!
Read more I've had the pleasure of working with Tammy Boone for about 5 months now and it has been a wonderful journey. She has challenged me to do the work and express myself in ways I never thought was possible. She provides ways to cope with difficult situations without being judgmental. I couldn't have asked for a better clinician!
Chesapeake Feb 2021
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★★★★★
Dr. P. Jones, I can only say that she is simply the best!!! I found Dr. Jones in a rush, she had authentic concern for the situation, she went over and WELL ABOVE assisting us with our needs. She was our angel during this process!!!
Read more Dr. P. Jones, I can only say that she is simply the best!!! I found Dr. Jones in a rush, she had authentic concern for the situation, she went over and WELL ABOVE assisting us with our needs. She was our angel during this process!!!
Chesapeake Jan 2021
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★★★★★
I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Jones for the past 9 months. She is incredibly genuine and easy to confide in, even over our online sessions. She was able to help me through a difficult time and I will truly miss my sessions with her. I highly recommend her services. Thank you Dr. Jones!
Read more I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Jones for the past 9 months. She is incredibly genuine and easy to confide in, even over our online sessions. She was able to help me through a difficult time and I will truly miss my sessions with her. I highly recommend her services. Thank you Dr. Jones!
Chesapeake Dec 2020
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★★★★★
Close out review with Dr. Patricia Jones. Outstanding service and was extremely helpful in giving me several techniques that I can use. Having video sessions was very convenient and effective. Highly recommend Dr. Jones just for her listening skills and the ability to relate to what you are going through. Very passionate about her job and you will not be disappointed when selecting her as your counselor!
Read more Close out review with Dr. Patricia Jones. Outstanding service and was extremely helpful in giving me several techniques that I can use. Having video sessions was very convenient and effective. Highly recommend Dr. Jones just for her listening skills and the ability to relate to what you are going through. Very passionate about her job and you will not be disappointed when selecting her as your counselor!
Chesapeake Sep 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Chesapeake is near Zero’s Subs, and shares an office building with Pamela Smith MD. We off of Poplar Hill Road, and across from Bedei Compounding Pharmacy Services.

Phone number

(757) 210-9381

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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