My Goal as a Christian Counselor
As people formed in the image of God, you and I were made to live, to love, to laugh, and to experience intimacy with God and with each other. We are relational beings, created with God-given needs. We spend our lives seeking to fulfill these innate needs, often in ways that can be quite dysfunctional in nature.
I see my role as a counselor being to help people discover God’s original design for them and to assist them in sorting out their lives and bringing them more in line with God’s original plan. My hope is that God would use me as a vessel to help people heal wounds, to learn to meet their God-given needs in a healthier way, to more fully realize their potential, to discover and utilize their God-given gifts and abilities, and to live their lives with increased joy and freedom.
What I Offer in Christian Counseling
I offer you unconditional acceptance and a safe place in an atmosphere that is relaxed, warm, caring, and inviting, where you can open up the pages of your life without feeling like you’re going to be rejected or judged. Based on my decades of experience working with people, I offer understanding, support, and assistance when you come to me for help.
The look and feel of individual sessions could vary greatly from one session to the next depending on your needs and what’s happening in your life. Sessions could include me taking a lesser role by simply allowing you space to vent and talk through issues, or me taking on a more active role in collaborating with you in processing through and examining thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, exploring healthy alternatives, and discussing effective strategies in order to achieve your goals.
My Approach to Christian Counseling
Since God created us relational in nature, I believe that relationships are the most important aspect when it comes to the process of counseling. As such, I tend to take a fairly holistic approach, inviting clients to examine the health of all their internal relationships related to their thought processes, emotions, and behaviors … as well as all the external relationships in their lives, too (faith, family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and so on).