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Our counselors in Chesterfield, VA offer goal-setting counseling services

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

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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, +12 more

As a psychotherapist, pastor, mother and wife, I have a wide breadth of experience and knowledge that helps me identify and relate to clients on multi... As a psychotherapist, pastor, mother and wife, I have a wide breadth of experience and knowledge that helps me identify and relate to clients on multiple levels. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Carelon, JP Farley Corporation, Medcost VA, +7 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, ADHD, +7 more

I am passionate about understanding and addressing your unique mental health needs; I am dedicated to providing a personalized outpatient therapy jour... I am passionate about understanding and addressing your unique mental health needs; I am dedicated to providing a personalized outpatient therapy journey tailored to your needs. Read more

Starting Goal-setting counseling

What is Goal-setting counseling?

Goal-setting counseling from a provider at Thriveworks in Chesterfield, VA helps individuals clarify goals, develop action plans, and navigate challenges along the way. Goal-setting counselors 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 Goal-setting counseling work?

In goal-setting counseling, our counselors utilize diverse therapeutic techniques that are tailored to individuals, including Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), 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 Goal-setting counseling conducted in person or online?

Goal-setting 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 Goal-setting counseling last?

The number of goal-setting counseling sessions someone attends can differ based on the counselor and the client. 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 sessions to work on personal growth and life enhancement over a more extended period of time.

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Life Coaching for Goal Setting Help—Counseling in Chesterfield, VA

Thriveworks Chesterfield offers counseling and coaching for goal-setting help, and we have worked with many clients—helping them set goals that focus their attention upon what they value and thwart distractions.

Setting a Goal versus Dreaming a Dream

Most people have dreams about their future—ideas about what they might be, do, or accomplish someday. Dreams are important, and they are the foundations upon which goals are built. Dreams often ask, What might be? Goals then ask, How can become a reality?

Goals are the vehicle for achieving dreams. They can…

  1. Fortify people’s self-control.
  2. Keep people’s focus directed toward what matters to them.
  3. Stimulate meaningful actions.
  4. Aligning focus and behavior.
  5. Sustain momentum despite setbacks and challenges.

Aiming at Many Targets

The best goals excite and challenge people, and one way to achieve that inspiration is by setting up a variety of goals. For example, goals be for one’s

  • Attitude: Think through what kind of person you want to become. More patient? Kind? Joyful?
  • Career: What type of work do you want to be doing in five years? For the rest of your life?
  • Finances: How would you like to prioritize your money? Paying off debts? Investing in a vacation? Capitalizing on your earning potential?
  • Physical strength: Is there a health goal that would improve your quality of life?
  • Fun: What activities do you enjoy? What refreshes you? How can these be incorporated into your daily life more?
  • Family: How are your relationships with your parents, spouse, extended family, children? What can you do to improve them?
  • Education: Is there something you want to learn or explore?
  • Artistic growth: Do you want to learn how to paint? Reignite your love for writing? Play the guitar more?

Setting a goal does not have to be a miserable process. Keeping goals varied and fun can make the process easier.

What Makes a Healthy Goal?

Good goals are grounded in people’s talents, skills, and values. One way that life coaches and counselors help people in their goal-setting is by helping them grow in their self-awareness. Goals should be challenging and stretch people, but they also need to be realistic. For example, a 45-year-old who loves basketball should probably not set a goal of making an NBA roster, but he might set a goal of attending a certain amount of NBA games.

The form the goal takes is important as well. The following are often characteristics of healthy goals:

  • Documented: Documented goals hold people’s attention and can be revisited easily.
  • Time-bound: Each goal should have a timeframe. Deadlines mean there is a specified evaluation point where people can feel the satisfaction of their achievement or make necessary adjustments.
  • Specific: Details are a goal’s best friend. For example, instead of making the goal to “eat more vegetables,” make the goal, “eat two servings of vegetables each day.”
  • Shared: Most people need help to achieve their goals. This help can come in the form of tangible support or encouragement. Either way, people who can offer support should know about the goal.

Coaching to Set Goals with Thriveworks Chesterfield, VA

Is there a new challenge in your life you want to tackle? Would you like to increase your focus on what matters to you? If you are ready to set a goal, we are ready to offer support and guidance. Thriveworks Chesterfield has appointments for coaching and counseling help with goal setting.

When you contact our office, you may be meeting with your therapist or coach the following day. We do not keep a waitlist, but we try to get our clients the help they need when they need it. We offer weekend and evening appointments, and we accept most forms of insurance. Contact Thriveworks Chesterfield today.

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 Chesterfield therapists and counselors accept 25 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)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Chesterfield
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

4.8 Learn about verified reviews
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I have not felt great after two days on the medication prescribed for me on Saturday. But, my psychologist is amazing she listens and is friendly. Had amazing experience and advice to give out to me.
Read more I have not felt great after two days on the medication prescribed for me on Saturday. But, my psychologist is amazing she listens and is friendly. Had amazing experience and advice to give out to me.
Hannah Jan 2024
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★★★★★
I was so nervous about going to therapy being that I’ve never foresaw a reason or need to go… I had encountered a very traumatic accident at work and it left me confused and depressed about my career path! I can honestly say if it weren’t for Ariane I’d still be left battling confusion and and depression from my accident. I’ve suffered anxiety and panic attacks from the incident but Ari has given me helpful tips to get through my tough times when I’m experiencing those attacks. I’m just so grateful to have encountered a very experienced and understanding counselor who genuinely has my best interest at a full recovery at heart!
Read more I was so nervous about going to therapy being that I’ve never foresaw a reason or need to go… I had encountered a very traumatic accident at work and it left me confused and depressed about my career path! I can honestly say if it weren’t for Ariane I’d still be left battling confusion and and depression from my accident. I’ve suffered anxiety and panic attacks from the incident but Ari has given me helpful tips to get through my tough times when I’m experiencing those attacks. I’m just so grateful to have encountered a very experienced and understanding counselor who genuinely has my best interest at a full recovery at heart!
Chesterfield Nov 2021
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★★★★★
This was my first therapy experience. I was in desperate need for help. Jenee was my therapist for a year and I can’t overstate how incredibly helpful she has been. She met me where I was mentally and helped me to find myself and healthy/productive ways of dealing with my everyday struggles. I’m a completely different and happier person thanks to her hard work.
Read more This was my first therapy experience. I was in desperate need for help. Jenee was my therapist for a year and I can’t overstate how incredibly helpful she has been. She met me where I was mentally and helped me to find myself and healthy/productive ways of dealing with my everyday struggles. I’m a completely different and happier person thanks to her hard work.
Chesterfield Feb 2021
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★★★★★
Ramona Peters at Thriveworks is the most empathetic person and amazing social worker. She is prompt, considerate, compassionate and so insightful. Her love for people and her ability to connect truly shine through in my encounters with her. She has real life experience and such a truthful yet kind and humanitarian way of helping people look at and solve dilemas and overcome day to day obstacles in life. Would highly recommend!
Read more Ramona Peters at Thriveworks is the most empathetic person and amazing social worker. She is prompt, considerate, compassionate and so insightful. Her love for people and her ability to connect truly shine through in my encounters with her. She has real life experience and such a truthful yet kind and humanitarian way of helping people look at and solve dilemas and overcome day to day obstacles in life. Would highly recommend!
Chesterfield Oct 2020
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★★★★★
Dr. Lottie Ampy is an excellent therapist and psychologist, who has served in the counseling and psychology field for many years. I have had the opportunity to work with her in the community and have seen her skills in action first hand, whether for crisis situations or generalized therapy for individuals or families. She has many talents and skills, but especially excels helping others to reach their personalized goals when in midst of going through difficult times. She is an excellent clinician and is also aware of local and regional resources. She delivers caring, compassionate services and is a clinician/psychologist who can work with you, right where you are. She is an asset to the Thriveworks team. Dr. Ampy renders 5*+ services to all she encounters.
Read more Dr. Lottie Ampy is an excellent therapist and psychologist, who has served in the counseling and psychology field for many years. I have had the opportunity to work with her in the community and have seen her skills in action first hand, whether for crisis situations or generalized therapy for individuals or families. She has many talents and skills, but especially excels helping others to reach their personalized goals when in midst of going through difficult times. She is an excellent clinician and is also aware of local and regional resources. She delivers caring, compassionate services and is a clinician/psychologist who can work with you, right where you are. She is an asset to the Thriveworks team. Dr. Ampy renders 5*+ services to all she encounters.
Chesterfield Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Ramona is a wonderful social worker with a calming presence. She makes you feel heard and respected, while also helping you reflect and move forward.
Read more Ramona is a wonderful social worker with a calming presence. She makes you feel heard and respected, while also helping you reflect and move forward.
Chesterfield Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Ms. Stefanie is an absolute therapy guru! She helped me tremendously with communicating more effectively in my relationships. She is unbiased, a great listener, and was very thorough in explaining the different techniques that I could use to maximize my efforts in communicating better. The guidance I received from Ms. Stefanie truly influenced a major part of my personal growth.
Read more Ms. Stefanie is an absolute therapy guru! She helped me tremendously with communicating more effectively in my relationships. She is unbiased, a great listener, and was very thorough in explaining the different techniques that I could use to maximize my efforts in communicating better. The guidance I received from Ms. Stefanie truly influenced a major part of my personal growth.
Chesterfield Jun 2020
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★★★★★
Dr. Allison Jackson is a compassionate and highly-skilled professional. Her education and vast experience allow her to meet the needs of her clients in a cooperative and dynamic manner. Specializing in trauma and in transforming lives, Dr. Jackson listens to your needs and supports you in finding a better future. Couples and families will find she listens to all perspectives in reaching healthy, unified goals. When engaging with her for therapy, you will receive outstanding service.
Read more Dr. Allison Jackson is a compassionate and highly-skilled professional. Her education and vast experience allow her to meet the needs of her clients in a cooperative and dynamic manner. Specializing in trauma and in transforming lives, Dr. Jackson listens to your needs and supports you in finding a better future. Couples and families will find she listens to all perspectives in reaching healthy, unified goals. When engaging with her for therapy, you will receive outstanding service.
Chesterfield Jun 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Across the street is Simple Intervention and Huff Poole & Mahoney PC legal services. Next door is Branches of Life and the office of dentist Sasala Albert. There is also a Starbucks in the parking lot, as well as First Watch restaurant and TowneBank.

Phone number

(804) 375-5195

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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