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Starting Christian counseling

What is Christian counseling?

Christian counseling in Watertown 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?

Grace has been a Christian for as long as she can remember. When she was younger, she volunteered for Bible School, summer camps, and community events. Now that she is older and working full-time, she has less time to dedicate to church. This makes Grace feel guilty and she is struggling to find a way to connect with God again.

In addition to her spiritual struggles, Maggie is having a hard time with her overall mental health. Her job is time-intensive and she can’t seem to make enough time for her family. As a newer mom, she feels guilty and constantly calls herself a bad parent. Not only does she want to improve her spiritual life, but her personal life as well.

In Grace’s situation, she could greatly benefit from working with a Christian therapist or counselor. They are dedicated, compassionate mental health professionals who practice with Jesus Christ and God in mind.

At Thriveworks Counseling in Watertown, MA, our Christian counselors are available to help you conquer all areas of your life. Our goal is to help all of our clients get through the tough spots of their mental health and set them up for a future of strong faith and healthy wellbeing. Should you decide that Christian counseling is the right fit for you, consider working with us. Call (617) 830-1704 to get started.

Can Christian Counseling Help Me?

During difficult times, it is important that we turn to God to ask for support and guidance. Although, that does not mean that we can’t turn to counseling when we need a little extra help. Asking for help does not make you or your faith weak. Turning to Christian counseling will help you build a stronger relationship with yourself and God in a judgment-free zone.

Our Thriveworks Christian counselors can help you with many different regions of life. They are here to assist you with working towards an overall better state of being in your personal life, in turn creating stronger bonds with your most important relationships. Our Christian coaches can help you work towards your goals in many different areas, including:

  • Addiction
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Spirituality struggles
  • Substance abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression
  • Loneliness
  • Marital problems
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Major life changes
  • Guilt

Whatever journey you are facing, our highly trained therapists can give you the tools necessary to work through your problems with a caring, Christian approach. Our goal is to help our clients become more connected with themselves through Christ.

Trust that there is no shame in seeking professional help and there’s no need to worry about feeling rejected for “not having enough faith.” Every person, including devout Christians, struggle with these issues and need some guidance along the way.

What Can I Expect During Christian Counseling?

Deciding to take the next step towards strengthening your faith and tackling your concerns is powerful. We understand that this can be an intimidating process when you don’t know what to expect. The uncertainty can cause you to feel nervous, however, we want to help ease your mind when going into your first session.

Our Christian coaches at Thriveworks Counseling in Watertown are caring, compassionate, and understanding. They combine lessons of faith with psychological practices to carefully craft a unique plan of action, tailored to your wants, needs, and goals. Once they find the appropriate treatment plan, they will then start working with you in a variety of ways such as:

  1. Biblical lessons: As a Christian coach, your counselor will directly pull from scripture during your sessions. It’s important to reflect in the bible to connect with God on a deeper level. This also allows you to strengthen your faith and use the bible as a way to help you get through future challenges.
  2. Prayer: Additionally, we understand how important it is to use prayer in our daily lives. Your counselor can help you during prayer and offer guidance if you are unsure of where to start.
  3. Therapeutic tools: In addition to prayer and scripture, a variety of therapeutic tools will be used. This may include ways to manage stress or anger, coping mechanisms, and more.
  4. Education: One of the most powerful tools is education. During your sessions, you will learn more and more about your faith and will connect with your Christian coach on a deeper and more meaningful level. Not only will you feel more educated in your faith, but your confidence will grow in your personal, work, and church life.

These are just some of the ways your counselor will connect with you during your sessions. There are so many ways to help you grow in faith and it’s important to remember it’s not just about the destination, but the journey.

Schedule an Appointment with a Christian Counselor in Watertown, MA

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 or visit our online booking portal.

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 Watertown therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Harvard Pilgrim

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Self-pay costs at Watertown
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

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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Watertown is located at the intersection of Main St and John Sonny Whooley Way, which becomes Cross St once you pass our office and continue through this intersection. We share a building with Lutheran Child & Family Services and Beaverbrook STEP, Inc.

Phone number

(617) 958-5773

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • English
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