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What is Christian counseling?

Christian counseling in Reston 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 Services in Reston, VA—Christian Counselors and Therapists

There are times when we fall out of line with our faith. We’re only human—we encounter challenges, like a disagreement with our partner that threatens to derail our relationship, or financial stress that doesn’t appear to have a solution. These challenges are varied and aplenty. Fortunately, Christian counselors understand this fact about life well! More importantly, they know how to help you work through the challenges in front of you, while also guiding you back to your faith. In assisting you with life’s obstacles, they will help you to strengthen your relationship with God.

When we learn to read the story of Jesus and see it as the story of the love of God, doing for us what we could not do for ourselves—that insight produces, again and again, a sense of astonished gratitude which is very near the heart of authentic Christian experience. –N.T. Wright

If you think that you could use a little help in working through stressors, relationship issues, or other life challenges, and you prefer the assistance of someone who shares in your Christian faith, consider working with a Christian counselor. The Christian counselors at Thriveworks Reston in Fairfax are here and hopeful to meet you! They will use their Christian faith, paired with their professional skills and knowledge, to help you work through the challenges that are stunting your happiness and/or relationship with God. To schedule your first session with one of our Christian counselors, just call (703) 635-3514.

Who Might Benefit from Working with a Christian Counselor?

Christian counseling, otherwise known as biblical counseling or therapy, uses both lessons from the Christian faith and science-backed therapeutic practices to help people heal, grow, and live better. The ultimate goal of Christian counseling is to guide people in making beneficial changes that will help them live a happier, more successful life as God’s child. This approach to counseling utilizes lessons narrated in the bible as well as scripture, to complement and enhance psychological treatment.

When met with overwhelming, stressful, painful, or otherwise difficult scenarios, we can find help and healing in our Christian faith. Multiple studies show that leaning on one’s faith during tough times can help them to stay strong and maintain their wellbeing. For example, when we experience a heartbreaking loss, such as the death of a loved one; or, when we feel burnt out at our job. This list could go on, but the takeaway is this: Christian counseling can help guide followers of the Christian faith, as they work through their life challenges.

Don’t forget that whatever it is you’re dealing with or going through, Thriveworks Reston Counseling is here. We want to take some of that load off. Our Christian counselors will serve as that helping hand.

Christian Counseling Goals: How Can It Help Me?

As we stated previously, the primary goal in Christian counseling is to assist people with tackling challenges in their life and making beneficial changes that will improve their health, happiness, and/or success. Now, the more specific goals do vary from person to person, as they depend on what you are going through right now and which areas of your life you need help in. That said, here are some common goals that our Christian counselors have helped their clients achieve:

  1. Resolve problems in your relationships.
  2. Manage and cope with mental illness.
  3. Properly grieve the loss of a friend or family member.
  4. Better manage stressors.
  5. Identify and change unhealthy habits.

Again, these are just several common goals that our providers have seen in Christian counseling. There are many other goals that you might have for yourself in counseling, and we’ll be happy to help you accomplish them, whatever they may be!

Work with a Christian Counselor at Thriveworks Reston

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Is stress taking over your life? Has a loved one passed? If you’re working through a particularly tough time, know that you don’t have to go through it alone. Mental health professionals dedicate their lives to helping people manage these tough times and all of the challenges that they encounter. If you’d like your counselor to incorporate teachings from the Bible or other Christian practices into treatment, consider working with one of our Christian counselors.

To schedule a Christian counseling appointment at Thriveworks Reston, just call (703) 635-3514. We’ll get you set up immediately!

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 Reston 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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5.0 Thriveworks Reston reviews are collected through
Michael was super in working with my wife, me and sometimes our son. He is a good listener, offers suggestions but in the end, we had to make our own decisions. It was good to bounce ideas off him and his manner makes one feel comforted after discussing issues with him. He also responded to my emails and emergency phone calls.
Read more Michael was super in working with my wife, me and sometimes our son. He is a good listener, offers suggestions but in the end, we had to make our own decisions. It was good to bounce ideas off him and his manner makes one feel comforted after discussing issues with him. He also responded to my emails and emergency phone calls.
Reston Mar 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Reston is located on Roger Bacon Dr., which is right off of Wiehle Ave. We share an office building with SCS Engineers, FVCBank, and Parabon Computation, to name a few. We’re also right by Fairfax fields and parks.

Phone number

(703) 782-3073

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
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