Christian Counseling in Virginia Beach, VA—Counselors, Therapists, and Coaches

Christian Counseling in Virginia Beach, VA—Counselors, Therapists, and Coaches

Faith plays a big role in life for a lot of people and having good faith is very important. Sometimes our faith may waiver and we can get lost on our spiritual journey. No matter how much we pray, if we go to church every Sunday, or if we read the bible every night before we go to bed, you can still fall off track. For a lot of people, this may feel shameful or embarrassing. However, there’s no need to! If you are wanting to grow your relationship with God, get guidance in your faith, or receive support for the obstacles you are facing in life, try Christian Counseling.

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 8:38-39

Just like Romans 8:38-39, there is nothing that can stop us from having a relationship with God. Although some days it may be harder than others, there is always light at the end of the tunnel. For all of life’s trials and tribulations, a little extra support and guidance can help. At Thriveworks Virginia Beach Counseling, our Christian counselors can provide you with that extra encouragement and assistance to tackle whatever you may be going through. Are you ready to feel closer to God? Do you need some guidance through the challenges you are facing? Reach out to us today (757) 317-4315.

What Is Christian Counseling?

Christian counseling is a service we provide our clients that combines the traditional methods of psychology with the practices of Christianity. At Thriveworks Virginia Beach, we understand how important religion is to our clients. That is why we take a holistic approach to care by looking at all aspects of human life: physical, emotional, and spiritual. Once you have decided to work with a Christian coach, they will sit down with you to discuss what areas of concern you may have. In doing so, your coach can create a customized plan of action to tackle the areas you need help with. Some of the different methods they will then use in your therapy sessions include:

  1. Scripture: The bible has so many different lessons and teachings within it. Our counselors will pull different lessons that can be applied to your unique situation. In doing so, you can discuss how the lesson can help you and also learn the different ways you can ask God for help.
  2. Prayer: One of the foundational rocks to religion is prayer. We use prayer to ask for forgiveness, assistance, and to thank Christ for the gifts he has bestowed upon us. During your sessions, you and your Christian coach will use prayer for these three pillars.
  3. Education: For people who are struggling in their faith or just simply want to know how they can strengthen it, education can be a great tool. We will help you learn more about Christianity and how it can be used throughout life. In addition, we can help you find groups and communities that you can get more involved in if you choose.
  4. Traditional Psychology: There are so many different methods and resources within traditional counseling techniques. Your counselor will use a variety of psychological methods to guide you through the challenges you have and help connect with you on a deeper, more meaningful level.

These are not the only ways that you may benefit from working with a Christian counselor. You will find that what you get out of your counseling sessions will go well beyond these four methods. Not only can you feel closer to God, but you will start to live a fuller life.

How Do I Know if I Am a Good Fit for Christian Counseling?

 The ways that Christian counseling can benefit you aside from your faith is endless. Our psychologists at Thriveworks Virginia Beach Counseling have the extensive experience and knowledge to help our clients in many different facets of life. Some different things you may be going through that we can assist you with include:

  • Anxiety, depression, and/or other mental health issues
  • Learning disabilities
  • Low self-esteem
  • Eating disorders
  • Marriage concerns
  • Communication skills
  • Life coaching
  • PTSD and trauma
  • Insomnia or sleeping disorders
  • Divorce
  • Addiction or substance abuse

And more! Chances are, we can help you with your specific concern. If you have any questions about the services we provide, just give us a call.

Schedule an Appointment with a Christian Counselor at Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA  

We understand how important it is to find a counselor who shares the same values as you. Our Christian counselors are dedicated to providing you with excellent service and understanding. If you think that you could benefit from working with one of our coaches, just give us a call (757) 317-4315. Let us help you feel closer to God and overcome what is holding you back.

James Martin
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Havard Pilgrim
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

James Martin, LPC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia with over ten years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. I began my career working for the community services board providing counseling and assessment for individuals experiencing severe mental illness and/or substance abuse issues. In 2015 I relocated to Hampton Roads from Radford, VA and since that time I have worked for private community-based programs providing intensive in-home services to at risk adolescents and adults diagnosed with severe mental illness. My goal is to utilize my collective life experiences and knowledge to assist you in achieving a well-balanced life.

My counseling approach is eclectic in nature. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the foundation of my approach and I utilize other elements that include, but are not limited to: mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), solution-focused, motivational interviewing, crisis/trauma, and existential/spiritual therapy. As your therapist I will be an empathetic listener and voice on your path to improvement and provide therapy sessions in a safe, non-judgmental, and accepting environment.

I look forward to helping you on your path to personal growth and enlightenment. Jon Kabat-Zinn wrote, “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” I provide individual, group, couples, and family counseling. My areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:

  • Anxiety/Panic
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders/Bipolar Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Personality Disorders
  • Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and Stress Related Disorders (PTSD/Acute Stress)
  • Anger Management
  • Academic/Occupational/Work Issues/Career
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • Chronic Health/Medical Problems
  • Self-Injurious Behaviors/Self-harm
  • Co-dependency
  • Crisis/Trauma
  • Relationships
  • Men’s Issues
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Mindfulness/Mediation
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
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People Love Our Providers!

Overall Rating: 5★★★★★ based on 33 5 1 33 reviews. See all reviews
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Counseling

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Nikol is top tier when it comes to professional counselors. She has the ability to connect with individuals while providing sound therapy. I have interacted with Nikol personally and professionally, and would most definitely trust my loved ones and friends in her care.
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Don Costigan – Highly recommend!

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Don is an incredible human being who is right where he needs to be helping people regain balance in their lives. I lost mine. My husband lost his. We lost our marital balance. Don helped us face hard truths and taught us how to acknowledge our negative communications and replace it with the knowledge of how to break the cycle. We learned how to healthfully detach, accept & grow. We are forever thankful to Don for his guidance.
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★★★★★
Great session,fair priced and mr. Costigan is very friendly and knowledgable. Great help
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Review for Mandy Donnelly

★★★★★
This is a review for Mandy Donnelly at the Virginia Beach location. I worked with Mandy for more than one year in community mental health and she is the real deal. Mandy was able to build strong relationships with her clients and had a great impact with with children, adolescents, and adults. Mandy is also highly ethical and respectful. I would strongly recommend Mandy and would take my own children to her.
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Don Costigan

★★★★★
I started seeing Don in Feb. of this year. I have several behaviors I am currently dealing with. Don is compassionate, knowledgeable, sympathetic and easy to talk to. He is like a friend and has helped me with so many things I'm currently dealing with.
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Amazing

★★★★★
Dr. Turon's passion for working with couples and families is far-reaching! Having worked with him in many capacities, I can say with all clarity, Dr. Turon is genuine and presents his most authentic self, in and out of the therapy room.
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Felt complete

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I had the pleasure of meeting Juan 7 years ago during a very difficult time in my life as well as my kids . Very professional made us feel very comfortable,he helped my kids and myself. I couldn’t be more thankful .
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NG

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I've worked with J Turon for several years and can account for the positive impact he has had with so many of our clients. Mr. Turon has a natural way of relating to others, ensuring they understand what he is sharing and then implementing changes that are reflected in behavior, attitude and approach. I would recommend Mr. Turon to anyone or any family seeking answers as well as a guide to a well balanced and healthy approach to mental health.
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It was a great experience

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It was a great experience
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I love everything about Thriveworks!

★★★★★
I love everything about thriveworks! The first time I called I was able to get an appointment the same day with a great therapist, Shuan Salzman. I was diagnosed with FND and on of the treatments is cognitive behavioral therapy. My daughter also goes here and sees Jeanie. She is workingwonderful with teenagers. My daughter was very hesitant in going but she has open up. Both therapists are perfect very professional. I would recommend thriveworks to any of my family members, friends, and coworkers.
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Very helpful

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Very helpful
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I love Donna

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Pretty good i love donna
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My sessions have been very helpful

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My sessions have been very helpful.
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Digusted

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I cancelled my daughter's appointment due to illness (she was throwing up) and was charged a $99 fee! The fact that you would rather me bring my child throwing up to your office instead of allowing me to cancel is disgusting. It is bad enough having a sick child at home, now I have to incur a $99 fee for having a sick child and doing the right thing by keeping her home. Gross. Shame on you.
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Personable and professional.

★★★★★
Personable and professional.
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Look Forward to our next

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Only had one appointment so far but we liked the session and look forward to our next
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You’re doing well!

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You’re doing well!
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I would like to continue with Donna

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I felt it was good, donna listened, understood our feeling ,even those which i could not put words to. I would like to continue with her.
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Pete is great

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Going great so far. Pete is great, knowledgeable and relatable.
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Pete was amazing and answered my questions

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Pete was amazing and answered my questions
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So far therapy is great

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So far therapy is great, this is going on my 3rd session in my entire life! and im starting to notice some changes already
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I really look forward to my visits.

★★★★★
I really look forward to my visits. I feel comfortable and I love the office set up down town.
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The staff are very professional and punctual

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The staff are very professional and punctual and my therapist is extremely knowledgeable, hands on, relatable, and exudes genuine interest in helping me overcome my issues.
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My 1st session was interesting

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My 1st session was interesting looking forward to my next session
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The session was good.

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The session was good. I feel like I got a lot accomplished and obtained a lot of tools.
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My first session and I can already see the light at the end of the tunnel.

★★★★★
My first session and I can already see the light at the end of the tunnel. I’m as hard headed as they come and I have to admit, therapy works!
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We’re both looking forward to our next session.

★★★★★
We’ve only had one session but I felt Dr. Love really understood what I was trying to relay to my partner. We’re both looking forward to our next session.
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Dr. Love is going to save our relationship!

★★★★★
Dr. Love is going to save our relationship! Thank you for listening and giving advice !
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Appointment went well

★★★★★
Very please with how easy to set up appointment & first Appointment went well. I left feeling very comfortable which is the first to learning how to deal with some challenges that I am having to deal with and more to come.
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Donna immediately made me feel comfortable

★★★★★
Donna immediately made me feel comfortable about her being my daughter’s therapist. She has a true understanding of what she is going through. When I call to make appointments, I am met with a friendly voice.
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Monthly Administrators Fee

★☆☆☆☆
It is unfortunate that my therapist of many years Dr. Amanda Trent started working for Thrive. Thrive charges a MONTHLY Administration plus your copay which is ridiculous. To my knowledge noone charges a monthly fee other than Thrive. In my opinion their goal is to gain money not assist patients in need.. If you need help , i recommend locating a facility that does not charge a monthly fee.
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No appt available

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Your website advertises appointments available within 24 hours, but I just called to schedule with a NP and was told you have no new patient availability.
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Impressed

★★★★★
I'm repeatedly impressed by Ebonie's insights and knowledge. She is a great counselor
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  • 516 S Independence Blvd Suite 104,
    Virginia Beach, VA 23452

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    Saturday:7AM-6PM
    Sunday:8AM-5PM

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