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:
- Resolve problems in your relationships.
- Manage and cope with mental illness.
- Properly grieve the loss of a friend or family member.
- Better manage stressors.
- 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!
Self Pay Rate: $99
Mary Silva, LPC
Philosophy of Care
Mary Silva is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia with over seven years of experience providing mental health services. She works with individuals aged 12-95+ as well as couples and families. Mary has worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, intensive outpatient programs, psychiatric hospitals, and private practice. She has experience providing holistic and intensive treatment for clients experiencing mood, anxiety, substance use, and trauma disorders. Mary also enjoys working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, interpersonal difficulties, grief/loss, and life transitions, and she also has experience working with clients seeking healing from past and current traumatic experiences.
Mary received her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Adler University and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. She has a passion for improving the quality of life and relationships for her clients who are experiencing mental health concerns and interpersonal challenges. Mary believes in a holistic approach that focuses on the emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and physiological components of each person.
She utilizes a variety of approaches in her work with clients including cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, attachment theory, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing. Mary’s clinical goal is to help others live authentically by bringing health and healing to every client. Originally from Missouri, Mary has lived in Virginia before and recently moved back to the area. Mary is excited to be a part of the Thriveworks team and to continue accompanying clients on their journeys towards health.
Masters in Counseling Psychology