Last edited 03/01/2024

Catherine Ben-Agu NP

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. I understand the unique issues of client with mental health challenges; hence I aim to provide support and to assist you in building your strengths and meeting your healthcare goals of living a healthier and more fulfilling life.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Catherine Ben-Agu is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. who has more than 10 years of experience in psychiatry. Catherine partners with children, adolescents, adults, as well as geriatric clients who seek help with diverse psychiatric problems. She specializes in facilitating significant improvement in her clients presenting symptoms through proper assessment, accurate diagnoses, prescriptions, treatment, and evaluation. Catherine is experienced in various psychiatric disorders including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), personality disorders, substance abuse disorder (SUD), eating disorders, suicidal ideation, schizophrenia, sleep problems, and many more. Catherine completed both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and her PMHNP at Walden University. She provides nonjudgmental cultural competency when caring for people from different backgrounds. Catherine possesses strong clinical skills and a natural ability to build rapport with patients and families. In addition to medication management, she incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, culturally sensitive, emotionally-focused, faith-based, motivational interviewing, and person-centered techniques into treatment. Through great interpersonal and communication skills, Catherine is able to establish trust, and communicate with clients in a therapeutic manner that upholds respect and preserves a client s dignity and autonomy. She is culturally competent, nonjudgmental, and uses compassion, empathy, and active listening in all her interactions with clients. Catherine desires to collaborate with you in a caring/therapeutic relationship. She is confident that she would be able to support you on your journey to gain new perspectives and techniques that allow you to cope with whatever you may be struggling with. If you are ready to get started, schedule an appointment with Catherine today.





Sexuality Based Issues

Borderline Personality Disorder

General Expertise




Borderline Personality Disorder


Anger management

Bipolar disorder

Gender identity & transgender health

In-Network Insurance




Cigna EAP



Virginia Blue Shield


First Session$350
Individual Therapy$255
Marriage & Couples Counseling$255
Family Therapy$255
Group Therapy$255

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Person-Centered Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


  • Virginia, NP, 24180109


Master of Science in Nursing, Walden University

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Woodbridge, Woodbridge, VA

Frequently Asked Questions About Catherine Ben-Agu, NP

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Catherine Ben-Agu, NP, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Catherine Ben-Agu accepting new clients?

Yes, Catherine Ben-Agu is accepting new clients for online therapy in Virginia and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Woodbridge, 2501 Hunter Pl Suite 202, Woodbridge, VA, 22192.

Does Catherine Ben-Agu accept insurance?

Yes, Catherine Ben-Agu accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana, Optum and Virginia Blue Shield.

What types of therapy does Catherine Ben-Agu offer?

Catherine Ben-Agu offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Catherine Ben-Agu offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Catherine Ben-Agu offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Woodbridge, 2501 Hunter Pl Suite 202, Woodbridge, VA, 22192.

Does Catherine Ben-Agu offer online therapy?

Yes, Catherine Ben-Agu offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Virginia.

How quickly can I see Catherine Ben-Agu?

Catherine Ben-Agu typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Catherine Ben-Agu speak?

Catherine Ben-Agu conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Catherine Ben-Agu online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Catherine Ben-Agu online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.