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Starting Christian counseling

What is Christian counseling?

Christian counseling in Virginia Beach 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 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.

 

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 Virginia Beach therapists and counselors accept 25 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 PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Virginia Beach
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 Thriveworks Virginia Beach reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I have been seeing Sharyn Ingrum for a couple months now, she is very kind and welcoming and has helped me so much. I have seen great improvement in myself since seeing her. 10/10 recommend her, she makes therapy engaging and you can feel that she truly cares about her patients.
Read more I have been seeing Sharyn Ingrum for a couple months now, she is very kind and welcoming and has helped me so much. I have seen great improvement in myself since seeing her. 10/10 recommend her, she makes therapy engaging and you can feel that she truly cares about her patients.
Virginia Beach Dec 2021
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★★★★★
I’ve known John McAnulty for a few years, and I have to say he’s the most compassionate counselor I’ve encountered so far! He helped my husband and I through a very rough time and I’m eternally grateful. His skills and empathy for his clients is evident!
Read more I’ve known John McAnulty for a few years, and I have to say he’s the most compassionate counselor I’ve encountered so far! He helped my husband and I through a very rough time and I’m eternally grateful. His skills and empathy for his clients is evident!
Virginia Beach Oct 2021
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★★★★★
I would definitely recommend Thriveworks. Rarely can you reach for a counselor online and be able to take practical and progressive steps to work toward personal goals, growth and healing. John McAnulty Is a consummate professional, lending compassionate attention and assistance to clients as they navigate the path to well-being. I could not be more appreciative of his service.
Read more I would definitely recommend Thriveworks. Rarely can you reach for a counselor online and be able to take practical and progressive steps to work toward personal goals, growth and healing. John McAnulty Is a consummate professional, lending compassionate attention and assistance to clients as they navigate the path to well-being. I could not be more appreciative of his service.
Virginia Beach Sep 2021
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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.
Read more 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.
Virginia Beach Jun 2021
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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.
Read more 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.
Virginia Beach Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Great session,fair priced and mr. Costigan is very friendly and knowledgable. Great help
Virginia Beach May 2020
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★★★★★
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.
Read more 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.
Virginia Beach Apr 2020
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★★★★★
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.
Read more 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.
Virginia Beach Sep 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Virginia Beach is located off of S Independence Blvd, in a shopping center right by Lake Trashmore. As you enter this shopping center, you’ll pass Making a Difference Foundation, Inc. on your right. We currently share a building with Interm Healthcare of Virginia Beach, VA, and Bug-Masters.

Phone number

(757) 520-0827

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
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