Last edited 03/01/2024

Lydia Sharp 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 am curious to listen to assess factors that contribute to the diagnosis, to establish priorities, discuss treatments, and provide education and options in a holistic manner.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Lydia Sharp is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner (PMHNP-BC) from Virginia, with 5 years of experience assistingchildren, adolescents, and adults with such issues as anxiety, depression, ADHD, mood disorders, anger problems, and other complex psychiatric conditions. Lydia earned her Master's degree in Nursing Education. She previously served over 26 years in the military in a variety of patient settings such as Medical-Surgical Nursing and Perioperative Nursing (Walter Reed Army Hospital), and as a Nurse Administrator serving in Army Combat Support Hospitals located in California and Fort Bragg, and much more. She also gained direct psychiatric experience and knowledge by working in a Behavioral Health Service Community Health Clinic, which was also part of a behavioral school for troubled youths. Lydia will prescribe and manage medications, diagnose and assess psychiatric problems, identify health goals, record symptoms and problems, provide therapeutic treatment, and educate clients and their families about mental health. Partner with Lydia to find the treatment methods that work best for you.






Sexuality Based Issues

General Expertise






Aging related concerns

Anger management

Anorexia nervosa

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+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


  • Virginia, NP, 24181686


PMHNP, Regis College

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Alexandria, Alexandria, VA

Frequently Asked Questions About Lydia Sharp, NP

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

Is Lydia Sharp accepting new clients?

Yes, Lydia Sharp is accepting new clients for online therapy in Virginia and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Alexandria, 6076 Franconia Rd Suite D, Alexandria, VA, 22310.

Does Lydia Sharp accept insurance?

Yes, Lydia Sharp accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana, Optum and Virginia Blue Shield.

What types of therapy does Lydia Sharp offer?

Lydia Sharp offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Lydia Sharp offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Lydia Sharp offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Alexandria, 6076 Franconia Rd Suite D, Alexandria, VA, 22310.

Does Lydia Sharp offer online therapy?

Yes, Lydia Sharp offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Virginia.

How quickly can I see Lydia Sharp?

Lydia Sharp 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 Lydia Sharp speak?

Lydia Sharp conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Lydia Sharp online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Lydia Sharp online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.