Welcome to the possibility of change in your life. As a Christian therapist, my job is to help you understand God’s purpose for your life and to walk with you through the situation in which you are currently finding yourself. I do not tell you what to do; rather, I help you to explore your available options and work towards what you hope to achieve. By helping you to gain an understanding of your past and how it affects you today, you gain perspective into what you need to do to help you heal and move forward. If you have been hurt by someone, some of Christ’s last words on the cross to forgive those who were crucifying Him is the model for the type of forgiveness for which you endeavor.
You get out of counseling what you put into it. In other words, if you truly want to change your current situation and are willing to put in the effort to do so, the more effective the counseling process will be. And, since you are reading this, it is indicative that you are looking to make positive changes.
"For the whole law is fulfilled in one statement: Love your neighbor as yourself"
(Galatians 5:14 CSB)
Effective counseling takes a holistic approach to each individual. Each of us is comprised of biological, psychological, sociological, and spiritual elements; each needs to be healthy for us to be healthy. I will help you explore those areas and help you with them. I will review what is going on with you biologically and see if there are issues that need to be addressed by your primary care physician. I will evaluate you from a psychological and sociological perspective to help you determine what changes need to be made. Scripture and prayer are key components of the spiritual element; if you wish to incorporate them into sessions (and it is important that you do), I would be honored to do that. I consider the Bible to be the inerrant word of God and, consequently, the ultimate guide for each of us. Knowing what Scripture says helps guide us in counseling.