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Starting Increased happiness counseling

What is Increased happiness counseling?

Increased happiness counseling from our Thriveworks therapists in Manassas, VA guides clients in cultivating gratitude, resilience, and a deeper understanding of their own values and goals. The aim of increased happiness counseling is to empower individuals to lead happier and more fulfilling lives by promoting a greater sense of personal satisfaction and emotional equilibrium.

How does Increased happiness counseling work?

Therapists who specialize in increased happiness counseling can utilize a diverse array of methods, such as Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) strategies, mindfulness exercises, and the principles of positive psychology, to assist you in nurturing qualities like gratitude, resilience, and a deeper comprehension of your values and aspirations. The primary objective of increased happiness counseling is to empower you to live a more joyful and satisfying life, fostering an enhanced sense of personal contentment and emotional balance.

Is Increased happiness counseling conducted in person or online?

Increased happiness counseling 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 Increased happiness counseling last?

Some individuals may achieve their objectives with just a few sessions to gain insights and strategies for enhancing their happiness. In contrast, others may opt for an extended counseling journey to address deeper emotional concerns and establish lasting happiness and well-being. The frequency and duration of your sessions during counseling in Manassas is typically determined through collaboration between the client and therapist.

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Counseling to Increase Happiness—Therapists in Manassas, VA

When you think about the people in your life who are truly happy, what are they like? Consider their lives for a few moments. Do they have anything challenging or difficult happening? Have they ever received bad news or an unpleasant surprise? Most likely, they have. They probably have good days and bad days, but somehow, they have learned to face challenges and hardship while maintaining a smile.

It is possible for people to experience more joy in life. Just as anyone can work out at a gym to grow physically stronger, anyone can work out their happiness muscles and experience more joy. Of course, the process takes intentional effort over time, just like improving muscle strength.

Another similarity between physical strength and emotional strength is that just as many people look to a strength trainer for help at the gym, so many people are looking to a mental health professional for help increasing their happiness. A skilled counselor can distinguish between pointless online clickbait and beneficial mental health exercises.

Thriveworks Manassas provides therapy for increasing happiness. Our professionals know that anyone can improve the amount of joy they experience every day, and they know the mental health exercises that truly strengthen emotional resiliency.

How Do People Feel Happiness?

Have you ever considered: How does happiness work? Where does it come from and how do the feelings form? Consider the following situations:

  • You team lost a big game in overtime. Family and friends know to avoid you for a few days as you recover.
  • The beautiful weather complied with your plans, and so your weekend was glorious.

A lot of people look to events and people outside of their control as the source of their happiness. They have intertwined joy with things like the weather or the outcome of a sporting event, and thus, happiness can feel random and out of control.

While there is no doubt that circumstances and people have some influence over how much happiness people feel, there are also ways people can look to sources within themselves for their joy. People have a lot of control over their own happiness. Increasing happiness often means taking responsibility for one’s own feelings. This may mean identifying ways people sabotage their own happiness and taking responsibility for emotional habits that promote joy.

Sabotaging Happiness

There are many things that people do to themselves that make it more difficult for them to feel happy. These habits need to be identified and cut out:

  • Comparison: Feeling joy or sadness because other people have more/less, better/worse, or smaller/bigger often leads to misery instead of happiness.
  • Entitlement: Happiness is often pursued and earned. When people wait for joy to appear, they may be waiting a while.
  • Blame: It is far easier to point fingers at the weather or at some other source than to solve the problem. Blaming keeps happiness at arms-length.

Promoting Joy

Identifying and abandoning habits that sabotage happiness is a great step toward a more joyful life. Another important step is replacing negative habits with positive ones. When people build habits into their day that look for happiness from factors they can control, then they often begin to experience more and more joy.

This task often feels overwhelming, but many people have learned that small, consistent steps can go a long way. A mental health professional can help people identify which steps are right for them, but examples of positive emotional habits include:

  • Thankfulness – Look back each day. Think about what was good, right, or beautiful about that day, and then tell someone or write it down.
  • Mindfulness – Look around each day: Notice thoughts, sensations, and feelings. Let them arise without judgments or labels. Be in the moment.
  • Goalsetting – Look forward to each day. What can people reasonably achieve in their personal or professional lives over the next week or two? Name it. Work toward it.

These simple exercises are within everyone’s power to control. They are not random or abstract. They are also the soil where happiness can bloom.

Increasing Happiness Help at Thriveworks Manassas

Being a happier person cannot happen over one day—there are no shortcuts, magic potions, or quick fixes. And yet, when people prioritize their happiness, commit to taking responsibility for their own feelings, and incorporate positive emotional habits into their lives, they often experience far more joy than they had previously thought possible.

If you are ready to get started, Thriveworks Manassas is ready too. We offer appointments for increasing happiness help, and when you call our office, you may be meeting with your therapist within 7 days. We also accept many forms of insurance and offer weekend and evening appointments.

Are you ready to pursue happiness? Let’s work together. Contact Thriveworks Manassas today.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
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Our Manassas therapists and counselors accept 26 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 HMO

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Manassas
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

4.9 Thriveworks Manassas reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I believe my depression is coming from the lack of education, I have and the loss of so many jobs. It's finding but hard to keep a job. I'm embarrassed it has been hindering me for many years now I can't stand it I've been trying to get help for a while now and don't know where to go I am on suppression medication. I see a doctor every two weeks I have talked to him about this and until u was blacking the blue in the face. I think he sees it now. Thank good
Read more I believe my depression is coming from the lack of education, I have and the loss of so many jobs. It's finding but hard to keep a job. I'm embarrassed it has been hindering me for many years now I can't stand it I've been trying to get help for a while now and don't know where to go I am on suppression medication. I see a doctor every two weeks I have talked to him about this and until u was blacking the blue in the face. I think he sees it now. Thank good
Manassas Feb 2019
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★★★★★
So far I’m having a great first experience with Therapy.
Manassas Jan 2019
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★★★★★
I started with Thriveworks and Lisa 3-4 months ago and I was nervous about telling a "stranger" my deepest issues and things I'm not always comfortable admitting myself. I have to say she has been amazing through an really tough relationship break and other things I was or am going through in life. She makes you feel comfortable and truly listens, providing support and options for situations which allow me to be able to look at situations differently. She has made an incredible improvement on my life and I always look forward to meeting with her. It has become a breath of fresh air for me. She is amazing and I consider her a friend. You can't go wrong.
Read more I started with Thriveworks and Lisa 3-4 months ago and I was nervous about telling a "stranger" my deepest issues and things I'm not always comfortable admitting myself. I have to say she has been amazing through an really tough relationship break and other things I was or am going through in life. She makes you feel comfortable and truly listens, providing support and options for situations which allow me to be able to look at situations differently. She has made an incredible improvement on my life and I always look forward to meeting with her. It has become a breath of fresh air for me. She is amazing and I consider her a friend. You can't go wrong.
Manassas Nov 2018
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★★★★★
So far I am liking my sessions and my counselor
Manassas Jul 2018
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★★★★★
My counselor is great
Manassas Jul 2018
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★★★★★
I worked with Lisa Cornelius for more than 6 months and she really is amazing. She helped me through my struggles by giving me strategies that could help me involve my well being. She is honest and she will connect with your situation by putting herself in your shoes. I've never connected with a therapist like I have with her. She really knows what she is doing. I highly recommend her!
Read more I worked with Lisa Cornelius for more than 6 months and she really is amazing. She helped me through my struggles by giving me strategies that could help me involve my well being. She is honest and she will connect with your situation by putting herself in your shoes. I've never connected with a therapist like I have with her. She really knows what she is doing. I highly recommend her!
Manassas Jul 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
A note of thanks to my counselor Lisa Cornelius. I have seen her for 2 years now and through our sessions an finding that I am a good person who has needs and a future that I never knew at 72 I coukd look forward to. Our lives go full circle sometimes and after bad things happen we start to think we have no right to try to be anyone but who others think we should be....not true! Hopefully Lisa and I can continue this journey and I can learn to relax in the real me and be content and happy with myself...thank you Lisa ....
Read more A note of thanks to my counselor Lisa Cornelius. I have seen her for 2 years now and through our sessions an finding that I am a good person who has needs and a future that I never knew at 72 I coukd look forward to. Our lives go full circle sometimes and after bad things happen we start to think we have no right to try to be anyone but who others think we should be....not true! Hopefully Lisa and I can continue this journey and I can learn to relax in the real me and be content and happy with myself...thank you Lisa ....
Manassas Jul 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Ms. Lisa is a very amazing counselor. She helps you understand and can relate to you, which makes you feel better. Her way of counseling is different from past counselor. It was more dull with my past counselor, but with Ms. Lisa it is different. It is better to me. I definitely recommend Ms. Lisa because everytime I leave I feel lighter and a little bit better. 😊
Read more Ms. Lisa is a very amazing counselor. She helps you understand and can relate to you, which makes you feel better. Her way of counseling is different from past counselor. It was more dull with my past counselor, but with Ms. Lisa it is different. It is better to me. I definitely recommend Ms. Lisa because everytime I leave I feel lighter and a little bit better. 😊
Manassas Jul 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Manassas is off of Sudley Road, near Boost Mobile and Jersey Mike’s Subs.

Phone number

(571) 778-3537

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