Last edited 01/24/2024

Shirley Hudson 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. As a woman who has treated patients in multiple specialties from all walks of life, I understand the unique yet common goal of every person to achieve a life of peace, happiness, and success; and I am excited, humbled, and privileged to help clients on their journey.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Shirley Hudson is a dual board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) who is passionate about providing evidence-based and personalized care to adult clients. Shirley began her health career treating patients in a wide variety of settings including spinal cord injury, intensive care, hematology, oncology, and medical surgical units. After years of practice as a registered nurse, she fulfilled her goal of completing her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Old Dominion University and began practice as an FNP, specializing in gastroenterology and urology. Through her years of experience at the hospital bedside and clinic, Shirley became more aware of the increasing need for psychiatric mental health care providers not only in underserved communities, but in all communities. In an effort to increase access to psychiatric and mental health services, Shirley continued her education and earned her Post-Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification. Shirley believes that the best patient outcomes are built on the foundation of a strong and authentic patient/provider relationship. She values the client as an integral part of the treatment team and works diligently to provide education about all aspects of the mutually agreed-upon treatment plan, including medication and non-medication therapies. Shirley also has a mission to reduce the stigma of psychiatric disorders by educating patients, families, and the community about mental health disorders to reduce risk, promote wellness, and achieve healing.




General Expertise



Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


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

Eclectic Therapy

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


  • Virginia, NP, 24169924


Master of Nursing, Old Dominion University

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Alexandria, Alexandria, VA

Frequently Asked Questions About Shirley Hudson, NP

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

Is Shirley Hudson accepting new clients?

Yes, Shirley Hudson 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 Shirley Hudson accept insurance?

Yes, Shirley Hudson accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana, Medicare, Optum and Virginia Blue Shield.

What types of therapy does Shirley Hudson offer?

Shirley Hudson offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Shirley Hudson offer in-person appointments?

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

Does Shirley Hudson offer online therapy?

Yes, Shirley Hudson offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Virginia.

How quickly can I see Shirley Hudson?

Shirley Hudson 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 Shirley Hudson speak?

Shirley Hudson conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Shirley Hudson online?

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