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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 Silver Spring 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.

Need more help deciding?

Christian Counseling in Silver Spring, MD—Work with a Christian Counselor Today

Hanna has always been a devout Christian. When she was a little girl, she went to church every Sunday with her grandparents, volunteered at the local Bible School, went to Christian camps, and attended every Christian community event. As she’s gotten older, though, she’s found herself becoming less involved. She would love to spent more time at church and building her relationship with God, but she just doesn’t have time anymore. Hanna feels guilty and she wonders how she can connect with God again. Additionally, she does her best to manage the stress and overwhelm outside of her faith. She wishes that there was someone who could help her come up with a solution. Fortunately, there is.

Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them. –Elisabeth Elliot

Are you in the same boat as Hanna? The good news is that there are professionals, devoted to helping people of the Christian faith grow closer to God and also work through separate life challenges: Christian counselors. Thriveworks Silver Spring has Christian counselors on staff who would love to meet with you and help you navigate the woes in your life. If you decide to start a relationship with one of these professionals, they will also equip you with essential tools for confronting future challenges and staying connected with God no matter what.

What Is Christian Counseling and How Can It Help Me?

Christian counseling is like traditional in-person counseling, only it incorporates teachings from the bible as well as other spiritual tools. In both cases, though, your counselor’s mission is to provide you with the help, guidance, and/or support necessary to work through the challenges in front of you.

Your Thriveworks Silver Spring Christian Counselor will likely utilize different therapeutic methods to meet your needs and help you achieve the goals you have set for yourself. The following will come in handy, as they guide you:

  1. Education: It’s important to continue learning and growing in your Christian faith. Here at Thriveworks Silver Spring, we believe that one of the best gifts we can offer is the gift of continued learning and growing. Your Christian counselor will work to teach you more about the Christian faith (if you so desire it), and relate teachings from the bible to your current challenges to offer guidance and strength.
  2. Lessons from the bible: As we just mentioned, your Christian counselor will likely use lessons from the bible to supplement treatment as well. Flip to any page in the bible and there is a lesson that we can learn from and relate to. Your counselor might even ask you to do some homework and find a lesson that you can share with him or her in your next appointment.
  3. Traditional therapy techniques: Lastly, your Christian counselor will also, of course, use traditional therapy techniques to help you confront the challenge that’s standing in your way of living the life you desire. Common approaches to therapy include talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and so on.

Your Christian counselor knows how important personalized mental health treatment is. In other words, they take the time to get to know each and every client before they map out his or her treatment. They’ll want to know why you’ve decided to talk to a Christian counselor or why you thought you might benefit from this relationship. Then, once they’ve covered these bases, they can better plan what your next sessions will look like.

Schedule Christian Counseling at Thriveworks Silver Spring, MD

“But can Christian counseling help ME?” This is a great question! You can probably even answer it yourself by considering a few additional questions:

  • Are you looking to strengthen your relationship with God?
  • Are you struggling with your current lifestyle and need help redirecting your path?
  • Would you like to learn more about your Christian faith?
  • Do you think you could benefit from talking to a fellow Christian about your problems?

If you answered yes to even just one question above, Christian counseling could likely benefit you! Ready to schedule your first Christian counseling appointment? Give Thriveworks Silver Spring, MD a call. We’re here for you, and we’ll get you scheduled immediately.

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 Silver Spring therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (MD) | BCBS

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (MD) Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Silver Spring
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 zoom session was very worthwhile. Counselor was supportive and challenging- what I need! The email reminders very helpful and the zoom connections worked perfectly! 5 stars all around!
Read more My zoom session was very worthwhile. Counselor was supportive and challenging- what I need! The email reminders very helpful and the zoom connections worked perfectly! 5 stars all around!
W Feb 2024
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Alma is the best!!
Silver Spring Feb 2022
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Ive been seeing Stacey Scott for a few months now and she is an excellent therapist. Shes very organized, friendly, and easy to talk to. Ive been having issues with Anxiety and Depression lately, Stacey his been most helpful. Working with her has improved my mood a lot! 10/10 Would recommend
Read more Ive been seeing Stacey Scott for a few months now and she is an excellent therapist. Shes very organized, friendly, and easy to talk to. Ive been having issues with Anxiety and Depression lately, Stacey his been most helpful. Working with her has improved my mood a lot! 10/10 Would recommend
Silver Spring Oct 2019
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Stacey Scott is an exceptional listener. She uses her ability to listen to help you work through your situation and come up with strategies to help you overcome them. She hears what you are telling her. She is intentional with her responses. Stacey's professionalism and committment to her clients is enduring. Stacy is committed to ensuring her clients progress. It was one of the best experiences. I would recommend her with high regards.
Read more Stacey Scott is an exceptional listener. She uses her ability to listen to help you work through your situation and come up with strategies to help you overcome them. She hears what you are telling her. She is intentional with her responses. Stacey's professionalism and committment to her clients is enduring. Stacy is committed to ensuring her clients progress. It was one of the best experiences. I would recommend her with high regards.
Silver Spring Oct 2019
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A'Lisa made the whole required process of alcohol treatment not seem so bad. I should not have had to do it. But her approach to teaching the group made me actually look forward to coming. Her lessons could be applied as whole life lessons, not just in reference to recovery. I was actually so satisfied with her that I began individual sessions with her after program completion. Thanks so much for this experience.
Read more A'Lisa made the whole required process of alcohol treatment not seem so bad. I should not have had to do it. But her approach to teaching the group made me actually look forward to coming. Her lessons could be applied as whole life lessons, not just in reference to recovery. I was actually so satisfied with her that I began individual sessions with her after program completion. Thanks so much for this experience.
Silver Spring Aug 2019
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Judy Upshaw has the years of counseling experience to help those individuals who are burdened with poor mental health and addictive coping styles. Her years of treating individuals from various backgrounds and cultures on our campus counseling center make her an excellent choice. You will find her committed to helping you overcome your personal problems.
Read more Judy Upshaw has the years of counseling experience to help those individuals who are burdened with poor mental health and addictive coping styles. Her years of treating individuals from various backgrounds and cultures on our campus counseling center make her an excellent choice. You will find her committed to helping you overcome your personal problems.
Silver Spring Aug 2019
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A'Lisa Andrade is a most intelligent and knowledgeable counselor. Her insight, compassion, and counseling skills make her a top choice for individuals seeking mental health assistance. Her background, education, and experience make her a great choice.
Read more A'Lisa Andrade is a most intelligent and knowledgeable counselor. Her insight, compassion, and counseling skills make her a top choice for individuals seeking mental health assistance. Her background, education, and experience make her a great choice.
Silver Spring Aug 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Silver Spring is located off Lamberton Drive, across the street from Truist Bank and CVS Pharmacy. We currently share the building with Champion Martial Arts and Ben Yehuda restaurant.

Phone number

(202) 915-2842

Languages spoken by MD providers

  • English
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