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4,523 people sought christian counseling help in Virginia in the last year

Discover how starting christian counseling can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Starting Christian counseling

What is Christian counseling?

Christian counseling in Richmond 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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Richmond Christian Counseling—Christian Counselors in Richmond, VA

We all encounter challenges that can cause us to stumble in our faith. We are only human, anyhow—we’re faced with innumerable challenges in every area of life, including our relationships, our careers, our personal lives. Sometimes, these have a handful of negative effects on our life, and sometimes, they completely uproot everything we know and love. Fortunately, no matter what the degree of the problem is, Christian counselors understand that they are part of life and that they’re sometimes too big to solve on our own. Most importantly, they are able to help you work through whatever you have going on. They can also help you walk in your faith again.

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 see benefit in working with a Christian counselor, consider coming to see us at Thriveworks Richmond Counseling. Thriveworks Richmond has Christian counselors and therapists on staff, for those who would prefer or enjoy the help and support of someone who shares in their Christian faith. They will pair their Christian faith with their background in mental health counseling, to design a treatment plan that will best benefit you. If this sounds like something you want to be a part of, please reach out to Thriveworks Richmond Counseling by calling (804) 554-0356.

Who Can Benefit from a Relationship with a Christian Counselor?

Christian counseling pairs important lessons in the Christian faith with research-backed practices in psychology to help people reach a happier, more successful life. It can help people make important changes in their life, grow through stressful circumstances, manage what they can’t change, and more. The main goal is to help the individual make improvements in his or her life that will enable them to live better. Now, there are other goals too, but these change from client to client, as they are uniquely based on his or her specific challenges, needs, goals, etc.

When there are mentally strenuous, stressful, or otherwise challenging situations, we can find the assistance, guidance, and support that we yearn for in God Himself. Studies show that turning to one’s faith during particularly difficult times truly helps them heal and offers strength. For example, when we get into a heartbreaking fight with our spouse; or, when we struggle to find any happiness or fulfillment in our day to day—whatever it is, a Christian counselor can guide you in the right direction.

Remember that Thriveworks Richmond Counseling is here to meet your many mental health needs. We want to take the load off however and whenever we can. If you think you can benefit from partnering with one of our Christian counselors, consider calling our office now.

You Can Resolve Challenges in Christian Counseling, Including…

As we mentioned previously, the overarching mission that your Christian counselor has is to help you overcome the challenges before you and to help you make changes that will lead to better living. There will be additional goals, of which you and your counselor will identify, as you talk to them about what you’re going through and what’s brought you to counseling. In the meantime, you can read about some common goals in Christian counseling here:

  1. Working through problems and conflicts with loved ones.
  2. Managing symptoms of mental illness and identifying potential causes.
  3. Properly grieving the loss of a friend, family member, pet.
  4. Better manage the personal and professional stressors in your day to day life.
  5. Determine and alter unhealthy habits that are negatively impacting one’s life.

Remember, these are just a few common goals that our counselors have helped their clients work toward and accomplish. There are many other goals that you might set, work toward, and achieve during your time in Christian counseling!

Schedule Christian Counseling at Thriveworks Richmond, VA

Are you feeling stressed? Are you overwhelmed, personally or professionally? If you’re struggling, please don’t struggle alone. The Christian counselors at Thriveworks Richmond have availability, and they would love nothing more than to help you. To schedule a Christian counseling appointment with one of our providers, please reach out to our office. Call (804) 554-0356.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Richmond therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Behavioral Health Systems

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Richmond
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

4.7 Learn about verified reviews
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I have looked so long for a new counselor and finally found a wonderful therapist through thrive works… Rhiannon Price has been working with me and has helped me so much
Read more I have looked so long for a new counselor and finally found a wonderful therapist through thrive works… Rhiannon Price has been working with me and has helped me so much
Michelle Feb 2024
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My experience has been somewhat less desiring. My ongoing sessions with the counselor is not as expected. It’s not engaging and oftentimes we are sitting in silence. I even asked if there was an ending game plan so we know where we are working towards and I didn’t get an answer.
Read more My experience has been somewhat less desiring. My ongoing sessions with the counselor is not as expected. It’s not engaging and oftentimes we are sitting in silence. I even asked if there was an ending game plan so we know where we are working towards and I didn’t get an answer.
Chris Jan 2024
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★★★★★
I have known Scott Beach personally and professionally for almost 15 years. He is a caring and compassionate individual and an outstanding clinician. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking to engage with an ethical and skilled counselor who will meet you where you are without judgment and work with you to achieve your counseling goals!
Read more I have known Scott Beach personally and professionally for almost 15 years. He is a caring and compassionate individual and an outstanding clinician. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking to engage with an ethical and skilled counselor who will meet you where you are without judgment and work with you to achieve your counseling goals!
Richmond Jul 2020
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Ashley Crouch has been been a blessing to me over the past year. I cannot begin to thank her enough for how she has impacted my life. She is very effective, professional, and respectful. My quality of life has improved by leaps and bounds and I'm forever grateful. I live in a rural area with few counseling options, so online counseling was a Godsend, and so was Ashley!
Read more Ashley Crouch has been been a blessing to me over the past year. I cannot begin to thank her enough for how she has impacted my life. She is very effective, professional, and respectful. My quality of life has improved by leaps and bounds and I'm forever grateful. I live in a rural area with few counseling options, so online counseling was a Godsend, and so was Ashley!
Richmond Dec 2019
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Exceptional service.
Richmond Jan 2019
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I’ve been seeing Ashley for about a month now at Thriveworks and I couldn’t be happier. She really helped me get back to person I use to be. I’ve had a rough couple years and she has me well on my way to a better me.
Read more I’ve been seeing Ashley for about a month now at Thriveworks and I couldn’t be happier. She really helped me get back to person I use to be. I’ve had a rough couple years and she has me well on my way to a better me.
Richmond Jan 2019
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Great scheduling service. Emma Denat is fantastic as a counselor. Highly recommend this practice.
Read more Great scheduling service. Emma Denat is fantastic as a counselor. Highly recommend this practice.
Richmond Jan 2019
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So far, everything with Thriveworks has been great - easy to schedule, easy to meet, and really finding great help all around.
Read more So far, everything with Thriveworks has been great - easy to schedule, easy to meet, and really finding great help all around.
Richmond Jan 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Richmond is located off of Markel Rd, just south of Libbie Place Shopping Center. Our building is across the street from the Faison Center and next to Pandora’s Lashes and Coates and Davenport, P.C. Our office is in the Enterprise Center, which we share with Liquid Talent Agency and SIL Insurance, among other businesses.

Phone number

(804) 312-5498

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • Polish
  • English
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