Professional Therapy and Wellness Center

Voted “Best Mental Health Practice” in “Best of the Burg 2023”, Courage Health & Wellness is Fredericksburg, Virginia’s premier mental health counseling and therapy service.

We believe that change doesn’t have to take years, and that Courage means self-improvement.

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Live Your Best Life, with Confidence

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The best things in life are sometimes achieved through challenges – sometimes those challenges can seem insurmountable and make you feel defeated.  There are  steps you can take and effective treatments available to you that will give you the confidence to get the most out of life.  Contact Courage Health & Wellness for a consultation and let us help you get there.

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Being well starts with being treated well.  Courage Health & Wellness’ certified professional counselors put your needs at the forefront of your treatment.  Whatever your concerns and goals, our wellness center and its staff will make you feel comfortable and confident that you have made the right choice. We ensure supportive and responsive interactions so you can rest assured that you are being taken seriously.

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Our Service Commitment

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Courage Health & Wellness sets itself apart by our commitment to client services.  Our team is as dedicated as you are to making your experience life changing.

When you make the decision to seek counseling, you want to begin today and we take that commitment seriously.  We will respond to your call within 24 hours to start you on your path to wellness.


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Child and Youth

It’s important to trust your instincts if you feel your child needs help.  Many children need help dealing with school stress, test anxiety, bullying, or peer pressure. Others need help to discuss their feelings about family issues.

First Responders & Medical Personnel

First responders and medical personnel face daily some of the most stressful situations one could imagine in his or her working life.  As well, we all know that COVID-19 has placed an unprecedented strain upon those who have committed to keeping us healthy and alive.  As we turn to these heroes of our public service, they need to turn to someone when the dust settles.

Individual for All Ages

Most of us are not taught what to do with unwanted thoughts and feelings.  Even though thoughts and feelings do not control us, they heavily influence how we act.
Trying to take care of it ourselves is normal, however individual counseling can help all of us learn tools and offer insights so that we can take control of of our mental health.  Individual counseling gives you your own time with a trained therapist in a confidential, non-judgmental environment.

Couples and Marital

Relationships are the most challenging yet important thing in our lives.  As well, conflict is a natural part of an intimate relationship, created at times by experiences that shaped us before we coupled and partners will view things very differently.  We all sometimes need help navigating through these challenges.

Military Service

We realize that being a service member comes with a multitude of unique challenges.  We know the importance of having a therapist that is knowledgeable of military culture, deployment, Veteran Affairs, and the impact these have on a service member’s family.  It is a great honor for us to specialize in serving Active Duty, Veterans, Reservists, National Guard, and their families.

Getting Started is a Simple Process

How Does it Work?

When you have decided to make a positive change in your life and remedy the aspects that are limiting your health and happiness, call or email Courage Health & Wellness and we will respond within 24 hours.

Step 1:

Schedule your Consultation

Talk to one of our staff members and ask any initial questions you may have.  You can then schedule a consultation at your earliest possible convenience at which a deeper understanding of your goals will be discussed with one of our licensed therapists.

Step 2:

We discuss it and create a plan

Your goals are our foremost concern.  Toward these goals, a path for wellness founded on proven, science-based methods is laid out, and you will be on your way to where you want to be.

Schedule your appointment today!

We value your time, and understand that sometimes you need to talk with someone as soon as possible. At Courage Health & Wellness, we pride ourselves in returning phone calls in 24 hours or less.

Questions patients ask:

Frequently Asked Questions

Many people have questions before beginning mental health counseling. Featured are just a few of the most frequently asked questions, however if you don’t see what you’re looking for, please give our office a call and we will be more than happy to answer.

How Can Mental Health Therapy and Counseling Help Me?

A number of benefits are available from participating in mental health therapy. Therapists can provide guidance and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, unwanted thoughts, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues, and creative blocks. Many people also find that therapist can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life. Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from therapy include:

  • Attaining a better understanding of yourself and your values
  • Developing skills and understanding to improving your relationships
  • Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
  • Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
  • Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
  • Improving communications and listening skills
  • Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
  • Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
  • Improving your self-esteem and self-acceptance
What About Medication vs. Mental Health Counseling and Therapy?

It is well established that the long-term solution to mental health and emotional problems and the pain they cause cannot be solved solely by medication. Instead of just treating the symptom, therapy and counseling address the root cause of distress and the behavior patterns that get us stuck.  Read more about the considerations between medication and therapy as they relate to improving your mental health.

Why Do People go to Therapy & How Do I Know if It's Right For Me?

People have many different motivations for seeking mental health counseling. Some may be going through a major life transition (unemployment, divorce, new job, etc.), or are not handling stressful circumstances well.  Some people need assistance managing a range of other issues such as low self-worth, unwanted thoughts, depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship problems, spiritual conflicts, and creative blocks.

Mental health therapy can help provide some much needed encouragement and help with skills to get them through these periods.  Others may be at a point where they are ready to learn more about themselves or want to be more effective with their goals in life.   In short, people seeking mental health counseling are ready to meet the challenges in their lives and make positive changes.

Does What We Talk About In Therapy Remain Confidential?

Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and therapist. Successful therapy requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but the therapist’s office. However, there are exceptions relating to safety issues in which confidentiality may need to be broken such as:

Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders based on information provided by the client or collateral sources

If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threaten to harm another person.

At the first appointment you will be provided a written copy of the informed consent which includes mandated legal reporting regarding the limits of confidentiality.  If you want your therapist to share information or give an update to someone, by law your therapist cannot release this information without obtaining your written permission.

Do I Really Need Therapy? I Can Usually Handle My Mental Health Problems.

Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you’ve faced, there’s nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you’re at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking therapy. Therapy provides long-lasting benefits by giving you the tools you need to address damaging patterns and overcome whatever challenges you face.

What is Therapy Like?

Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual.  In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy session.  Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development.  Either way, it is most common to schedule regular sessions with your therapist (usually weekly).

Just like learning a new skill, results from therapy are based on doing things differently and practicing.  The ultimate purpose of therapy is to help you bring what you learn in session back into your life.  People seeking psychotherapy are ready to make positive changes in their lives, are open to new perspectives and take responsibility for their lives.

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