Counseling Services

What is “Counseling?”

Counseling is a process whereby a person seeks to resolve personal, interpersonal, and/or spiritual difficulties with the assistance of another caring individual. As a counselor I bring my own level of maturity, expertise, and experience to the sessions, but of course the ultimate responsibility for growth and change rests with the person seeking help. One of the roles of the counselor is to observe and call forth the strengths and abilities of the counselee to deal constructively with their own unique challenges, as well as offer compassionate support in accepting and transforming weaknesses.

Struggling with our own limitations and weaknesses is part of being human. However, if you find yourself responding to life in inappropriate or destructive ways and feel unable to change, counseling can be helpful. Here are areas I can help with:

  • Marriage and family concerns
  • Depression
  • Anger problems
  • Family of origin issues
  • Sexual abuse issues
  • Anxiety
  • Sexual addiction
  • Addictions
  • Grief and loss
  • Parenting Children’s issues
  • Codependency
  • Spiritual concerns
  • Transitions

How is Christ-centered counseling unique?

Christ-centered counseling utilizes theories, insights, and techniques which are consistent with God’s Word expressed in Scripture. Along with genuine, honest interaction dealing with the issues of concern to the client, counseling sessions are characterized by the counselor’s active reliance on the Holy Spirit and may include prayer and attention to spiritual issues such as sin, forgiveness and grace. Values such as reverence for God, hope, love of others, service, justice and mercy are foundational in the healing process.