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Light Counseling exists to help you find true healing in your life, relationships, and your faith. Our counselors are here to walk with you through life’s most difficult challenges. We take pride in incorporating God’s truth in the healing process. You don’t have to go alone. We are here for you and ready to help you find the light in the dark. 

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Individual Counseling

Couple & Family Counseling

Group Counseling

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At Light Counseling, our team is here to help you overcome life’s challenges with evidence-based practices and a distinctly Christian approach. We offer mental health services primarily to clients in the state of Virginia; however, some of our clinicians are licensed in other states and may provide online telehealth services for clients living in those states. Additionally, all of our services are covered by most private insurance companies and Medicaid.

The first step to start the counseling journey with us is by submitting an Intake Form. This form allows our team to collect key information about you and your needs so our team may match you with the clinician who will best meet your needs and preferences. All services are provided by appointment only.

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Light Counseling Plus is a secure, private online platform, where you can see your clinician face-to-face from your computer or phone.


Light Counseling + (Plus) is currently available in 8 states and growing! Use the search form to find the help you need.

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1. Complete your intake form

Take a few moments to complete our intake paperwork to ensure we understand your needs and help you receive the therapy you need.

2. Schedule your appointment

Our Intake Team will contact you to help you set up your account in our patient portal and schedule your first appointment.

3. Meet with your counselor

We will connect you with the best therapists and counselors that are trained and ready to assist you in your healing journey. 

Frequently Asked Questions


What is Christian Counseling?
Christian counseling combines your faith with the principles of psychology to improve your mental health and relationships, in collaboration and partnership with a Christian counselor or mental health professional. More specifically, this therapy approach uses scripture and biblical teachings to help you deal with life’s challenges. 

The goal of Christian counseling is to help you to identify thoughts and behaviors that are inconsistent with God’s teachings, so they can become more accepting of God’s  will  – even when it’s not their will.  All counselors and staff at Light Counseling believe that the bible is the ultimate guide on how people, especially Christians, should think and behave. In other words, scripture within the Holy Bible comes from the heart and mind of God and is a trusted source of all wisdom and truth for all humankind.  This wisdom and truths are used to help guide and inform us as we move out of darkness and into the light.  

Will Christian Counseling Benefit Me?
Christian counseling has shown to be beneficial for Christians and those who have a strong Christian faith – although you don’t have to be religious or spiritual to benefit from this therapeutic counseling approach.  In fact, anyone, including the religious or non-religious, can benefit from Christian counseling.  

In addition, if you have a strong faith and belief in God, this type of therapy will most likely benefit you because it centers on biblical teachings. The hope is that by sharpening your knowledge of the Bible, strengthening your connection with God, and understanding God’s commandments, you will be able to turn your life around and conquer your problems. 

What Should I Expect from Christian Counseling?
Christian counseling pulls from a variety of counseling methods – one of which is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). One of the main differences between Christian counseling and some of the more secular counseling approaches is that Christian counselors use a wide range of materials, tools, resources, and psychological techniques, including prayer, scripture, affirmation, bible study, or self-evaluation to help you combat your “demons” (problems). 

Contrary to most secular counselors and therapists, Christian counselors do not believe that secular counseling approaches adequately cover the range of issues a person may be experiencing. As a result, these counselors combine your spiritual health with your mental health. 

 In other words, Christian counseling focuses on your spiritual health, personal relationship with God, and the belief that, with therapy, personal problems, mental health issues, and emotional distress can be replaced with increased self-worth and spiritual fulfillment. 

What Happens During a Christian Counseling Session?
 During the initial sessions, your Christian counselor will try to get a “feel” of who you are through structured intakes (interviews) and detailed conversations. Then, they will observe you, while you tell them about your problem(s) and how those problems make you “feel.” 

Next, your counselor may ask you what you would like to accomplish by the time you complete the therapy process. After that, you and your counselor will discuss your goals and develop steps to help you achieve them. And, lastly, you will either verbally agree to commit yourself 100% to the therapy process or you will sign a document affirming your commitment to treatment.