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Starting Christian counseling

What is Christian counseling?

Christian counseling in Washington 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 Washington, DC—Counselors and Therapists

There are times when upholding strong Christian values proves challenging. This is a true, yet perplexing statement, isn’t it? Think about it: You put so much effort into building a strong relationship with God as well as your loved ones, but sometimes that means putting your personal needs on the backburner. Life gets so busy and chaotic that you forget spending time alone with your faith is precious.

Faith doesn’t always mean that God changes your situation. Sometimes it means He changes you.”–Steven Furtick

At Thriveworks Washington, DC, our Christian counselors can assist you in leaning on your faith during tough times. We know that it can be hard to reach out for help when you’re suffering, but you should remember that our Christian counselors are experts at helping people through their suffering by turning to scripture and God’s teachings. Additionally, they come equipped with effective therapy tools, skills, and training to supplement your treatment and help you find success.

Seeking the help you need shows that you are strong and a Thriveworks Washington, DC Christian counselor can help you tap into that inner strength. If you are ready to schedule an appointment or you want to learn more about Christian counseling, call Thriveworks Washington, DC today at (202) 221-8410. We’re here to help and support you.

Should I Look into Christian Counseling?

When you go to seek help, it is common to feel nervous or anxious, especially if you feel like you will be judged or shamed for it. However, you should know that you would never be judged or shamed in Christian counseling at Thriveworks Washington, DC. We will serve as your safe, judgment-free zone. You can come and talk to us about any issues you might be having. Don’t feel like you have failed your relationship with God in doing so; you are honoring this relationship by prioritizing your health and happiness, as Christian counseling will only bring you closer to God.

At Thriveworks Washington, DC, our Christian counselors are ready to help you in many different areas of life. They can help you with personal struggles, career struggles, spiritual struggles, and more. More specifically, they can assist you with the following problems:

  • Relationship issues, like lack of trust or jealousy
  • Grief and loss
  • Career success and fulfillment
  • Personal goals
  • Mental illnesses, like depression
  • Traumatic experiences
  • Major life transitions
  • Addiction or substance abuse

Whatever it is that’s causing you trouble—be it one of the above issues or another issue that’s not on this list—a Christian counselor at Thriveworks Washington, DC can step in and make a huge difference as they guide you in your faith.

What Can I Expect from Christian Counseling?

Christian counseling is similar to conventional therapy or counseling; however, it differs in that you work with a counselor who is of the same Christian faith. In other words, an individual who shares in your desire to walk with Christ, grow near to him, and turn to Him during tough times. In working with a fellow Christian who also has skills, training, and experience in counseling or therapy, you can achieve new heights.

During any given Christian counseling session, you can expect your therapist or counselor to combine their devout Christian faith and practices with important principles of psychology to create an optimal treatment plan for you. You can also expect your Christian counselor to involve scripture, prayer, and biblical teachings to best help you.

Schedule Christian Counseling at Thriveworks Washington, DC

If you’re struggling with maintaining healthy relationships with others, with God, or even with yourself, you could benefit from Christian counseling. You could also find value in Christian counseling if you are struggling after making a major life change, developing addictive habits, or experiencing symptoms of a mental illness. This list goes on. If you are of the Christian faith and can acknowledge that you need help or support, reach out to Thriveworks Washington, DC.

We have Christian counselors on staff who can help you build better relationships, adapt to new environments, manage addiction, cope with mental illness, and more. All you have to do is call Thriveworks Washington, DC at (202) 221-8410 to schedule your appointment.

 

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 Washington therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield DC | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield DC | BCBS PPO

  • 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 Washington
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

5.0 Thriveworks Washington reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I’ve really been helped by Thriveworks. I have a wonderful counselor who has been able to arm me with resources and knowledge surrounding my mental illness so I can be more prepared against my own future thoughts or environments. I’ve been able to request a different psychiatrist when one was not entirely a correct match for me, and I always get great positive feedback and respect from my mental health care professionals. It seems like they actually want you to have a good match with someone and will help you along the way.
Read more I’ve really been helped by Thriveworks. I have a wonderful counselor who has been able to arm me with resources and knowledge surrounding my mental illness so I can be more prepared against my own future thoughts or environments. I’ve been able to request a different psychiatrist when one was not entirely a correct match for me, and I always get great positive feedback and respect from my mental health care professionals. It seems like they actually want you to have a good match with someone and will help you along the way.
DC Dec 2021
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★★★★★
As an educator of students with a variety of special needs, I can attest to Sam's pedigree as a counselor. He is a skillful communicator, a staunch advocate for his clients, and he demonstrates an uncanny ability to remain calm and knowledgeable despite every and any difficult situation. Sam has been an invaluable resource to me in understanding the underlying conditions and trauma that provoke certain behaviors in children. In short, he has made me a better teacher!
Read more As an educator of students with a variety of special needs, I can attest to Sam's pedigree as a counselor. He is a skillful communicator, a staunch advocate for his clients, and he demonstrates an uncanny ability to remain calm and knowledgeable despite every and any difficult situation. Sam has been an invaluable resource to me in understanding the underlying conditions and trauma that provoke certain behaviors in children. In short, he has made me a better teacher!
Washington, D.C. Jun 2020
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★★★★★
As the mother of a son with behavioral challenges finding an advocate to join your team is essential. Sam, my son’s therapist, came into our lives and changed our lives. We is extremely competent, caring, committed, tenacious and firm, unrelenting as an advocate and therapist for my son. He has also encouraged me and assured me of my successes. Everyone NEEDS a Sam...he’s available!
Read more As the mother of a son with behavioral challenges finding an advocate to join your team is essential. Sam, my son’s therapist, came into our lives and changed our lives. We is extremely competent, caring, committed, tenacious and firm, unrelenting as an advocate and therapist for my son. He has also encouraged me and assured me of my successes. Everyone NEEDS a Sam...he’s available!
Washington, D.C. Jun 2020
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★★★★★
I've known Sam for many years and I can honestly say he truly cares. If you have Sam on your side, he'll give you the shirt off his back if you need it. He is hardworking, ethical and completely committed to his clients and their wellbeing.
Read more I've known Sam for many years and I can honestly say he truly cares. If you have Sam on your side, he'll give you the shirt off his back if you need it. He is hardworking, ethical and completely committed to his clients and their wellbeing.
Washington, D.C. Jun 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Washington DC is located on Wisconsin Ave near the waterfront. We currently share a building with Core Architecture and Design, Quarterlife Center, and Window Wears.

Phone number

(202) 932-7587

Languages spoken by DC providers

  • English
  • Creole
  • French
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