Christian Counseling in Washington, DC—Counselors and Therapists

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.

Sandra Anderson
Self Pay Rate: $119

Sandra Anderson, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Sandra is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia and Maryland. For the last decade, she has been advocating for individuals and families struggling with mental health concerns. She has provided therapeutic services to a diverse array of individuals of all ages, primarily focused on childhood trauma. Through her work, she is committed to helping people overcome eating disorders, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, trauma, and other similar stressors that affect all of us at some time in our lives.

Sandra believes that healing is a collaborative endeavor that requires honest caring without judgment, and she cooperatively assists her clients in clarifying their goals for treatment. Rather than adopting one methodology for all individuals and issues, she draws from a variety of methods to create a tailored approach for each individual and situation.

As a therapist, Sandra is warm, open, encouraging, and direct. She considers herself an active therapist, combining experience, education, creativity, and a sense of humor with a down-to-earth, realistic approach to counseling. She strongly believes that change can happen in one's life at any point if one is willing and able. Her goal is to provide a safe space for clients to feel accepted, understood, and valued. Sandra looks forward to starting this journey with you.


Master of Social Work
University of Maryland

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