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Starting Christian counseling

What is Christian counseling?

Christian counseling in Columbia 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 in Columbia, MD—Howard Christian Counselors

Do you feel down in the dumps lately? Are you experiencing symptoms of a mental illness? Do you and your spouse bicker endlessly? Are you struggling to feel happy or fulfilled? If the answer is yes, and you are of the Christian faith, you might be interested in Christian counseling! Christian counseling is designed to help people through their mental health challenges and other life issues. Christian counselors pair their professional knowledge and expertise with teachings of the Christian faith to help their clients.

To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing. –Martin Luther

Thriveworks Columbia, MD is happy to offer Christian counseling. We have seen this form of counseling benefit many people, and we’re excited to help others through Christian counseling, too! To schedule your Christian counseling appointment, all you have to do is contact our office by dialing (420) 910-2708 or you can book right from this page. Either way, we’re happy to have you and can’t wait to meet with you!

Benefits of Working with a Christian Counselor

Christian counseling has the power to help people of the Christian faith reconnect with their Christianity and work through the problems that are tainting their livelihood. Here are a few specific benefits that come with working with a Christian counselor:

  • Shared beliefs and recognition of a higher power: Your Thriveworks Columbia Christian Counselor walks the same faithful path. They recognize the authority of God and use His principles to lead clients toward a more joyful life. They will reinforce the fact that sometimes counting on our own individual strength is not enough. Instead, we need to lean on God in times of trouble and can also benefit from seeking help from a Christian counselor.
  • Encouragement to believe and follow God’s plan: Christian counselors know that sometimes us humans can stray off the path that is meant for us. They will steer us in the right direction again by reminding us of God’s plan and using His guiding principles. This will help you to take actions that relate to your Biblical Truth.
  • Pursuit of a higher, ever-important goal: Every person comes to counseling for their own reason(s). Someone might decide to pursue counseling because they’re experiencing symptoms of a mental illness, while another might pursue counseling because they are experiencing problems in their relationship. Whatever your reason might be, your Christian counseling will keep in mind a higher, ever-important goal as well, which is to help you walk in your faith and live a meaningful, fulfilled life.
  • Discovery of hope and healing: Finally, Christian counseling can help you find real hope and healing. It’s easy to feel hopeless or unmotivated when it seems like everything is going wrong. They will work to instill this hope in you again and help you find true healing, by reconnecting you with your faith and your relationship with God.

These are just a few Christian counseling benefits we have identified. There are many others, of which might vary from person to person, depending on their unique situation.

Can I Benefit from Christian Counseling?

Christian counseling can prove helpful and valuable in many different scenarios. It can help an individual who is struggling with an addiction or another mental health condition; it can help someone who is suffering with grief after the loss of a loved one; it can also help someone who is doing their best to weather a storm in their most important relationship(s). Long story short, Christian counseling can prove beneficial to many different people who come from varying backgrounds.

We don’t want you to feel like you are alone. God is always on your side, and the Christian counselors at Thriveworks Columbia Counseling are here to remind you of that. They are also here to provide you with additional assistance, guidance, and support.

Schedule Christian Counseling at Thriveworks Columbia, MD

The Christian counselors at Thriveworks Columbia are taking new Christian counseling clients today! They are devoted to their faith and they want to help guide other Christians in the right direction. If you think that you could benefit from this type of counseling, reach out to Thriveworks Columbia’s office today. We can get you all set up with your first appointment right away: Often, new clients meet with their provider within 24-48 hours! In addition, you’ll get to choose from different counseling options, including online counseling and flexible appointment times on the weekends and in the evenings.

Our Christian counselors are excited for the chance to meet with you. You can book your session right from this page or give our office a call at (410) 910-2708.

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 Columbia therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana | BCBS

  • 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

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I have been in and out of therapy (with/without meds) for over 30 years. It really made me happy, something I haven't been in a while, to find people who actually listen and ask questions about your past, present, and how you're feeling. I would highly recommend Thriveworks!!
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Columbia is located inside the The Shoppes at Wilde Lake shopping center, between Twin Rivers Road and Cross Fox Lane. Adjacent to the shopping center, you will find Vista Wilde Lake Apartments. Parking is available in front of the main entrance.

Phone number

(410) 724-1137

Languages spoken by MD providers

  • English
  • French
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