Using His Story to Make Yours Hopeful.
“For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.” – Romans 15:4 (New International Version)
Faith comes with no guarantee of an easier life. We all suffer from losses, insecurities, and hurts that can leave us questioning our beliefs, or searching for more meaningful ways to connect with God.
“We are all broken in some way, both sinful and sinned against.” – Dr. Henry Cloud
We are troubled not only by the wrong committed against us, but also by our own faults. We are both broken and breakers; loved by God and struggling to live a life reflective of His unconditional love for us.
If you are a Christian who desires to look at your struggle through the lens of Scripture, I offer trustworthy support with the integration of counseling and biblical principles.
You may be interested in Christian counseling if:
- You seek deeper understanding of your story by relying on His.
- You would like the option of having scripture and prayer included in your sessions.
- You want a therapist who understands your worldview.
With Christian counseling, you can gain greater understanding of yourself, God, and your relationship with God.
- Restore your faith.
- Find grace in imperfection.
- Be reminded that God’s goodness is not in correlation to your goodness.
- Learn that you are loved.
- Learn how to love.
- Learn to be loved.
“Being set free and walking in freedom are not the same. The first was done for us by Jesus, but the second we must choose to do ourselves in His strength and by His grace.” – Christine Caine
Issues Often Addressed in Christian Counseling:
- Childhood hurt
- Disappointment with God
- Unsatisfying relationships
- Feeling distant from God
- Hurt by the church
Ethical guidelines for counseling prevent me or any therapist from imposing religious beliefs upon a client, or using unsolicited beliefs to influence you.
In terms of theological matters and different denominations, it is not my role or desire to debate doctrine. My desire in partnering with you to merge Scripture and proven therapeutic methods is to provide spiritual, emotional, and behavioral services with the clarity, comfort, and guidance of the Lord’s story.
When you are ready to turn the page, let’s begin your new chapter with “But God . . .”
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Healing the Scars of Childhood Abuse: Moving Beyond the Past into a Healthy Future – Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D.
Moving Beyond Depression – Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D.
Unraveling: Hanging on to Faith Through the End of a Christian Marriage – Elisabeth Klein
Christian Chicks Guide to Surviving Divorce: What Your Girlfriends Would Tell You if They Knew What to Say – Suzanne Reeves
Party of One: Truth, Longing, and the Subtle Art of Singleness – Joy Beth Smith
The Soul of Shame: Retelling Stories We Believe About Ourselves – Curt Thompson, M.D.
Renew: Breaking Free from Negative Thinking, Anxiety, and Depression – Julie Winter
Lies Women Believe: And the Truth that Sets Them Free – Nancy Demoss Wolgemuth
Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence – Sarah Young