I’m really in awe of you. If you’re here, then you’ve already traveled quite a distance. You have a lot going on in your life. Work, relationships, family each come with daily responsibilities that never retire. So, it’s amazing that you’re willing to make this investment of time and energy to focus on your health. No doubt what drives you is the desire to be free from the weights hanging around your neck each day.
You could be here for a lot of different reasons.
Perhaps depression is keeping you glued to your bed. Or, anxiety has reached a debilitating level that cannot be ignored. What’s more, self-contempt and history of damaged relationships has skewed your view of yourself.
You should know that our counselors think you’re a warrior.
You’ve lived with it for so long it’s become normal. And, you have found your own ways of coping. But, you’re noticing a problem. Your methods for getting by aren’t working anymore. This used to work for me. I’ve gotten through so many situations like this before, why is now any different? Getting by was your saving grace. Making it through the day-to-day has just been what you do.
But what if there’s more?
What if instead of just surviving, you can move into thriving? My job is to help you with that so you can experience a life well-lived. Imagine starting your days feeling empowered to set your intentions. To decide what you want your life to look like. And, what your life will look like. Your story is not over, it’s just beginning. Our counselors are ready to ge to work on writing the next chapter today.
Monday Courage’s Story
Monday Courage stands firm in our goals and purpose: to help you redefine your self-esteem. At Monday Courage, we know that has not been easy. We know that you have enough lived experience to fill bookshelves of novels. And, we have no expectation for you to change it or to water it down. Our counselors are here to walk through the journey with you. Through the highs and lows, we are here to learn from you and your experiences.
What Sets Apart Our Approach to Counseling in Virginia
Sure, there are many other counselors in Virginia that you can pick from. Some of them are big names in your community. Others have multiple locations throughout the state. So, with this in mind, why would you start counseling in Virginia with Monday Courage?
We approach counseling with more empathy
Our counselors are not new to the counseling game. Our counselors know that your experience in counseling might not be full of rainbows and sunshine. There’s a chance that you haven’t been extended kindness and acceptance from a counselor. At Monday Courage, our counselors keep this in the forefront of their mind. And, they are intentional when extending you a level of kindness you might not have received before. From our experience providing counseling in Virginia, we have seen this kindness make all the difference in our work together.
Our counselors foster an environment of grace
We know that internal monologue you’re having. The constant dialogue that only highlights everything you’ve ever done wrong. All of the times that you felt like you were a disappointment. And, the time you spend crucifying yourself for the way your growth looked. Our counselors know how much real estate this is taking up in your mind. So, our goal is to help you forgive and make peace with the decisions and situations you have been in. By starting counseling in Virginia with Monday Courage, you can begin to forgive yourself for growing in a messy way.
Our counselors want you to begin living with more intentionality
If you’ve found yourself in situations out of your control, intentionality might not cross your mind too often. When intentionality is missing, it can leave you feeling like a shell of yourself. Simply going through the motions of what you’re supposed to do. Or, doing what’s expected of you. However, intentionality can create make all the difference. Entering situations, interactions, and conversations in the way that you want to. And, having more say in the outcome. Our counselors in Virginia are here to help you with this transition.
How our Virginia counselors can help
Online therapy in Virginia allows us to work with you anywhere you are in the state. Monday Courage is an entirely online-based practice. So, you can imagine that we’re pretty familiar with navigating the ins and outs of online therapy! Online therapy offers many unique benefits. For starters, scheduling appointments for online therapy is much more convenient. No longer do you have to factor in driving time or other coordination considerations. On top of that, online therapy has been shown to be more effective. This is because there are overall fewer canceled appointments. Begin online therapy in Virginia with Monday Courage today!
At Monday Courage, we’re able to help you out with a variety of experiences. Through individual counseling, we can work with you while you navigate your experiences. Our counselors are trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, and person-centered therapy. Our counselors have extensive experience helping with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and trauma. In addition, our counselors are educated in addressing the dynamics of men’s and women’s issues. What’s more, our counselors can help you navigate life transitions. A few of these include starting college, navigating life after a divorce.
Online Marriage Counseling
Relationships are not easy. Relationships are messy and complicated. Our counselors can work with you and your partner to overcome the problems in your relationships. Our counselors can assist you if you’re married or if you haven’t tied the knot quite yet. We’re able to help you navigate the aftermath of an affair and to resolve conflicts. Regardless of how long you’ve been together or who you’re with, our marriage counselors are here to assist you to navigate these tricky dynamics.
Our Counselors can help through online therapy in Virginia
Since we are an online-based counseling practice in Virginia, we’re able to help you anywhere you are in the state. Our counselors are able to work with you in the Richmond area as you make strides in your education, career, and relationship. We can also work with you if you’re in Arlington as you navigate having a family, a relationship, and the transitions that accompany this season of life. In face, our counselors can even work with you if you’re in Charlottesville while you explore your educational opportunities and stabilize your relationship. Essentially, we’re here to offer support no matter where you are in the state of Virginia
Get to know our Counselors
What sets Monday Courage apart is that we do all of the things we ask our clients to do. Whether that be to have tough conversations with those around you, journal the intimate experiences you’re having, or actually have time for yourself. Our counselors actively practice this, and much more. Our counselors have extensive training in providing support to individuals.
Kim Mascher, Counselor in Virginia
Finding the right therapist can feel like a daunting task. I hope that knowing a bit about me helps you in your search.
Originally from Virginia, I graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Biology & Religious Studies and a passion for serving the local church. I worked for a church in the D.C. area in various ministry areas including high school, young professionals, and senior adults. My passion for serving people led to moving to Orlando to earn a Masters in Counseling, and I have since worked in private practice settings.
My Approach to Counseling
I seek to offer a safe and compassionate space for you to explore your story. And, use a relational, trauma-informed approach to therapy. I believe that healing occurs in the context of authentic and caring relationships. And, this can begin in the counseling office. I enjoy working with adolescents and adults in the areas of anxiety, stress management, loss, spirituality, life transitions, and relationship issues.
Malcolm Bernard, Counselor in Virginia
As the sessions rolled on I realized more and more what counseling is really about.
My Approach to Counseling
Begin Counseling in Virginia with Monday Courage
- Reach out to our client care coordinator to schedule your appointment.
- Get to know our counselors.
- Begin your journey towards deeper exploration.