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Woodbridge Counseling, Psychiatry—Mental Health Services in VA

We take our children to their annual physicals and check-ups. We take vitamins, we exercise, and we (try to) eat right. But do we devote the same time and energy to taking care of our mental health?

Our mental health is just as important as our physical health and affects every part of our daily lives. Think about it: It is very difficult to complete even small tasks when you are feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, or you’re struggling with another difficult emotion. Taking action to preserve our mental health and to confront any mental or emotional challenge that comes our way can help us to better cope with these difficult emotions—and in turn, live an overall better life.

Deciding to pursue counseling can be a very difficult step for some. Others feel more comfortable with the idea of speaking with a psychiatrist or therapist, but struggle to find the time to actually make it happen.

Thriveworks Counseling in Woodbridge, VA strives to help all of these individuals live happy, successful lives. And we do what we can to make the scheduling process more comfortable, as well as more convenient.

In addition to our excellent support staff and caring providers, we have flexible appointment times (including in the evenings and on weekends) as well as online counseling opportunities. If you’d like to secure mental health help, give us a call! We’re happy to assist you and get you booked.

Do I Need Counseling? Reasons to Pursue Counseling

Counseling could be thought of as a check-up for your mental health. It is important to spend time working on your mental health in both times of intense stress, and even when life is going well. People of all ages can benefit from counseling, from those in retirement to those in grade school. Reasons to pursue counseling include:

It is impossible to list every reason that individuals, couples, and families seek counseling or psychiatry. The problem that has caused you to seek out information on counseling may have been immediately apparent on this list. Or, maybe your personal challenge isn’t explicitly listed above.

We want to assure you that the counselors at Thriveworks Woodbridge are ready to help you tackle any challenge that is causing you mental and/or emotional distress. The issues we deal with on a daily basis may be so complicated, unique, and personal, it is difficult to sum them up into a bullet point or a few words. Every human is unique, as are their problems.

Why Choose Thriveworks in Woodbridge?

You have many options when looking for a therapist or counselor. And there is a great deal of information available about different counseling options. It can be difficult to sift through all of the information and make an informed decision about the best choice for yourself, your child, your relationship, or your family.

Thriveworks Woodbridge, VA counselors, therapists, life coaches, and psychologists are leaders in their field. You can trust that we will put our expertise and knowledge to work for you and your loved ones. Thriveworks therapists and counselors are mental health experts and they have been published in many reputable news outlets and publications, such as The Boston Globe, Counseling Today, Psychiatric Times, The Journal of Mental Health Counseling, and many others.

Should I Speak With a Licensed Psychiatrist at Thriveworks?

If you’ve been dealing with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, or another mental health issue, the help you need may be found in the form of psychiatry counseling. Psychiatrists work with those struggling with a wide variety of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. They are medical doctors who can prescribe medications and evaluate your symptoms both before and during treatment.

In many cases, the physical symptoms of a disorder must be addressed for lasting treatment to occur. Some mental health conditions are the result of biological factors, while others may result in physical symptoms. In either case, a psychiatrist can address those factors during your treatment.

If you’re looking for help with a mental health issue, licensed psychiatrists are standing by at Thriveworks.

Schedule an Appointment at Thriveworks Woodbridge Today

As we stated earlier, we are committed to helping you. We want you to have a positive experience with your provider from start to finish, whether you’re in individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, depression therapy, life coaching, or utilizing another service.

Our big mission is to help our clients live happy, successful lives. And we’ll do everything we can to accomplish this mission, which will include working through your particular challenges as well as teaching you how to better cope during stressful or otherwise difficult times in the future.

At Thriveworks Woodbridge, we pride ourselves on not operating with a waiting list. We want to be ready to get started when you are. New clients are often offered an appointment within 24 hours. Additionally, we can offer.

  • Appointments in the evenings (in addition to daytime appointments)
  • Appointments on the weekends (in addition to weekdays)
  • Online counseling opportunities
  • Quick, easy scheduling
  • Enrollment benefits, including exclusive video content

Thriveworks Woodbridge is excited about the chance to work with you. Your psychiatrist or counselor will provide a supportive, judgment-free space to work through the challenges at hand.

Our Clients Get More

We call this The Thriveworks Difference

Thriveworks Typical Counseling Practice
Offices open early and late
Same- or next-day appointments
Appointments start on time Unlikely
Care at 340+ locations
Phone access to your provider between sessions
Email access to your provider between sessions
Providers that accept major insurance plans
Online counseling opportunities Unlikely
Ask-a-coach 24hr Q&A
Text support via our Success Navigator
Exclusive video content
Ultra-flexible 23.5hr cancellations
A free e-copy of "Leaving Depression Behind"
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People Love Our Providers!

Overall Rating: 5★★★★★ based on 11 5 1 11 reviews. See all reviews
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Answers to my prayers

Johanna Lee has been my therapist for the past 7 months and I am extremely pleased with her! She is very professional and goes above and beyond to meet my needs. Thriveworks makes the whole process easy because I can text them to solve any issues I’m having.
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Discerning & Thoughtful

I mentored Sharon in her master’s and doctoral studies where I found her to be thoughtful and discerning. She always generated a sincere sense of passion as her desire was not just to obtain degrees but to build the skills and knowledge base to support people within her community. Transparent in all her interactions with me and fellow students, she was unapologetically true to Biblical standards as the foundation of her interactions with others. I am confident that she will continue to be a thoughtful and wise counselor to all who seek her guidance and compassion.
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People Person

Sharon is the epitome of integrity. She operates in humility and truth. She embodies what I call the three Cs: Caring, Considerate, and Compassionate. She sees you, hears you, and listens attentively and intuitively to your concerns. Her advice is sound and non-judgmental. Sharon's quiet, calm, and peaceful spirit puts you at ease, and makes you feel comfortable. I often seek her advice when life becomes difficult. I highly recommend Sharon for those that are broken, and in need of much healing and inner peace.
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Sharon Fernandez excels in Professionalism, Prepardness, and Integrity. Her ability to express concern about sensitive subject matter is very comforting.
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Sharon shows a great deal of compassion, wisdom and kindness when sharing my concerns/issues with her. She is professional yet very personal as she guides and provides the help I need. If you are looking for a counselor that cares Ms. Sharon is an excellent choice.
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Sharon Fernandez is an active listener and a calm, cool and thorough presence. My wife and I enjoy talking to her because we always walk away better than when we began the conversation. It is obvious that Sharon has something special that causes her to work at a level of professionalism that causes her to deliver exceptional effectiveness.
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Outstanding Service

Sharon Fernandez is super supportive, patient, and provides awesome service with a great standard of professionalism. She is very easy to talk to, is a great listener, and gives honest feedback. Overall, I feel like she relates to my situations well which is super helpful and allows me to be more vulnerable in sharing with her. I would highly recommend her to my friends and family members that are in need of stellar counseling services.
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Sharon Fernandez

Sharon Fernandez is a very kind, caring, thoughtful and very compassionate person. You can't ask for a better person to listen to you and help with your needs.
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Pleasant and professional counseling

Sharon provided exceptional service. I sincerely appreciate her professionalism and attentiveness to my concerns. I truly felt her genuine care as she help me with my shortcomings. She really made my experience pleasant which allowed me to be more vulnerable. I would highly recommend her to my family and friends and to you who may come across this review for counseling needs.
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Karmaria Negron

If you’re looking for a excellent therapist, look no more. I have worked with Karmaria Negron and am well positioned to say that she is a gifted, highly intelligent and compassionate therapist who truly cares about her clients. Ms. Negron is a gift and blessing to everyone that she encounters. She has consistently guided her clients through challenging and painful waters to mental and emotional healing and success. She is authentic and I highly recommend her for those who want to heal and grow.
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Althilia Moore

I have been seeing my therapist for several months now. She is awesome! Each time I see her she is ready to help me through what ever issue I have that week. She actually listens to what I have to say and has responses ready along with coping skills on how to make it though each situation. We have recently started EMDR therapy and I am hopeful this will help me face my demons of my past. I give Thriveworks and Althilia Moore 5 Stars!!
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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Woodbridge

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  • 2501 Hunter Pl Suite 202,
    Woodbridge, VA 22192

  • Mon-Fri:7AM-9:30PM

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