Although therapy is more than just talking, allow me to clarify – between the two of us there may be a lot of talking involved! However, the focus will be on your internal world. My job is to create an environment that will help you realize and resolve the barriers in your life and help you recognize the strength and resilience that has assisted you so far. Through our work together, my hope is that you will gain a healthy, unfiltered view of yourself and how God sees you.
My Goal as a Christian Counselor
Therapy you receive from a Christian counselor should not differ from secular providers in terms of quality of service. My goal is to provide competent psychotherapy to those who seek to alleviate mental health symptoms. In addition to effective counseling, I believe as a Christian I am mandated and equipped to bring God’s kingdom wherever I am. With that in mind, I try to facilitate sessions where God’s hope and peace are conveyed with language appropriate and catered to your needs.
What I Offer in Christian Counseling
You can expect to feel as if you’re having a normal conversation with a friend, with the added benefits of mental health therapeutic techniques woven into the conversation. Our meetings will rely on you to inform the direction of the session, and I will use my training to work with you in gaining insight into the challenges and progress you share and explore practical changes that can be made.
My Approach to Christian Counseling
As much as I value faith-based therapy, my approach in adding faith to our conversations will depend on how much is brought in by you. An individual’s spirituality and relationship with God is unique to them; the last thing I want is to presumptuously assume that position. I will start our relationship by getting an understanding of where you are spiritually and how you would like to add that to our sessions. We can certainly change the approach as we continue with each appointment.