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Starting Christian counseling

What is Christian counseling?

Christian counseling in McLean 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.

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Christian Counseling in McLean, VA—Fairfax Counselors, Coaches, Therapists

Whether you have been a devoted Christian since a child or as of the past year, you understand the importance of having faith and trusting Him with the challenges and victories you experience in life. However, sometimes your faith can waver and it may be hard to get back on track in your spiritual journey. You also can’t predict when life will throw a curveball at you. It doesn’t matter if you have felt like your spiritual connection with Christ has been distant for years or if you just want to strengthen your relationship with Him, you might be interested in Christian Counseling.

My faith didn’t remove the pain, but it got me through the pain. Trusting God didn’t diminish or vanquish the anguish, but it enabled me to endure it. –Robert Rogers

Christian counseling is designed to help people through their mental health and overall life issues. Licensed Christian Counselors at Thriveworks McLean in Fairfax have the expertise to help you through life’s ups and downs while pulling from the teachings of the Christian faith to help their clients. If you are interested in getting started towards a path of stronger faith and a healthier mind, contact our office at (571) 589-4042 to schedule an appointment. We are so excited to be offering you this opportunity!

What Challenges Can Christian Counseling Help Me Overcome?

As the name implies, Christian counseling at Thriveworks McLean in Fairfax is a service offered to help our clients tackle the challenges they face by offering guidance and support like regular counseling, but with a focus on Christianity. It is easy to get caught up in the everyday demands of life which can sometimes pull us away from our faith. When times get tough, we shouldn’t put our faith on the back burner but turn even more to God and ask him for guidance. It is easier said than done. Some hardships can make it difficult to stay on course with our faith.

Our Christian coaches are able to help clients with a wide range of personal concerns all while supporting them in their journey with Christ. These coaches are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to help you with whatever struggles you may have. You can address the following concerns and more:

  • Self-esteem
  • Marital problems
  • Parenting decisions
  • Family dynamics
  • Communication issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Wavering faith
  • Depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses
  • Addiction
  • Trauma
  • Anger management

Christian counseling can prove beneficial to many different people, from many different backgrounds. You don’t have to overcome life’s challenges alone. God is always on your side, and we want to help you remember that. If you feel like you have a challenge or goal in life that you would like to tackle, we would love to provide you with the guidance, assistance, and support you need.

Benefits of Working with a Christian Counselor

Christian coaching has a wide range of benefits including the power to help people reconnect with their Christianity and work through the problems they have that prevent them from living a happy, full life. Here are some specific reasons why working with a Christian counselor could benefit you:

  1. Encouragement: A Christian counselor an offer you the encouragement and support you need for the challenges you face. Their encouragement can also help you find your way back to your spiritual path. Remembering that God has a plan for us is very important. They’ll help you rekindle any wavering thoughts through prayer and scripture.
  2. Shared beliefs: Your Christian counselor has the same beliefs as you and wants to help you recognize the power of God. In doing so, you will learn how to use His principles to live a more joyous life. Instead of feeling like you have to tackle life’s issues alone, we want to help you learn to lean on God in times of trouble.
  3. Healing: Not only will a Christian counselor help you identify the challenges you are facing, but they will help you heal and overcome them. By assessing your goals and desires, your therapist will work with you to create a plan of action that is specific to what you want to accomplish. Whether you want to strengthen your bond with God or use God’s teachings to tackle trauma, communication skills, and coping mechanisms, a Thriveworks McClean counselor can help you along the way.

These are just a few of the benefits of working with a Christian counselor. The more time you spend on developing your relationships, the better you will become at forgiveness, self-reflection, giving and receiving love, and helping others.

Call Thriveworks McLean in Fairfax to Work with a Christian Counselor

If you are struggling and feel like you could benefit from speaking with a licensed professional, consider working with Thriveworks McClean Counseling. We want to make sure you receive the care and support you have been looking for.

To get started, call us at (240) 513-3093 to be connected with a scheduling specialist or book your appointment online with our booking portal. If you have any more questions about Christian counseling or are interested in some of our other services, be sure to reach out!

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 Virginia therapists and counselors accept 30 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)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

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

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

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield DC | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

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Self-pay costs at McLean
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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My therapist is great. They aren't pushy and just ask questions that get me thinking. I feel like I am getting a little guidance to help me find my own path rather than being lead in a predetermined direction.
Read more My therapist is great. They aren't pushy and just ask questions that get me thinking. I feel like I am getting a little guidance to help me find my own path rather than being lead in a predetermined direction.
Benjamin Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Anna is incredibly respectful, professional, and compassionate. She has a strong dedication to operational and clinical excellence. Anna has proven successful outcomes for clients that she has treated. Anna is extremely knowledgeable with numerous clinics interventions and modalities. Her drive to help others is unmatched, and I believe she would make an excellent addition to the thrive works community.
Read more Anna is incredibly respectful, professional, and compassionate. She has a strong dedication to operational and clinical excellence. Anna has proven successful outcomes for clients that she has treated. Anna is extremely knowledgeable with numerous clinics interventions and modalities. Her drive to help others is unmatched, and I believe she would make an excellent addition to the thrive works community.
McLean Jan 2020
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★★★★★
Anna is wonderful! She brings her kindness, humor and tons of experience to her counseling relationships, and yet in her kind way she also knows when to call it how she sees it in a way that does not make you feel judged and makes you feel understood. Highly recommend.
Read more Anna is wonderful! She brings her kindness, humor and tons of experience to her counseling relationships, and yet in her kind way she also knows when to call it how she sees it in a way that does not make you feel judged and makes you feel understood. Highly recommend.
McLean Jan 2020
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★★★★★
As a colleague, I cannot recommend Anna enough to anyone looking for a therapist. I have worked with Anna for years and trust her completely. Anna is warm, welcoming, and professional. She also has a multitude of experience working with diverse populations and is eclectic in her approach, getting to know her clients and utilizing tools and skills that she know will work best for their situation.
Read more As a colleague, I cannot recommend Anna enough to anyone looking for a therapist. I have worked with Anna for years and trust her completely. Anna is warm, welcoming, and professional. She also has a multitude of experience working with diverse populations and is eclectic in her approach, getting to know her clients and utilizing tools and skills that she know will work best for their situation.
McLean Jan 2020
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Are you looking for an excellent therapist? I cannot recommend Anna Sihon enough. She's open, patient, non-judgemental, has a great sense of humor, and is extremely culturally competent (especially with the Latinx community).
Read more Are you looking for an excellent therapist? I cannot recommend Anna Sihon enough. She's open, patient, non-judgemental, has a great sense of humor, and is extremely culturally competent (especially with the Latinx community).
McLean Dec 2019
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★★★★★
I have worked with Dr. Jonies Thomas over the years in a professional capacity, and have only good things about her. She has an engaging and patient interpersonal style that resonated with our patients. She brings a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to any interaction, and it is clear that she is passionate about what she does.
Read more I have worked with Dr. Jonies Thomas over the years in a professional capacity, and have only good things about her. She has an engaging and patient interpersonal style that resonated with our patients. She brings a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to any interaction, and it is clear that she is passionate about what she does.
McLean Jul 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry McLean is located off of Dolley Madison Blvd., at the intersection of Old Chain Bridge Rd and Fleetwood Rd., in Building A. We share a building with two real estate agents from Long and Foster Real Estate.

Phone number

(571) 200-5518

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