Is faith an important part of your life? Do you desire counselling from a Christian perspective? Do you struggle to understand how psychology looks within a Christian context?
In a recent survey by the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC), 83% of Americans believe their spiritual faith and religious beliefs are closely tied to their state of mental and emotional health. Three-quarters have stated it’s important for them to work with a therapist who integrates their values and beliefs into the counseling process. And more respondents said they would prefer to see a religious counselor (29%) than a psychiatrist (27%), psychologist (17%) or family doctor (13%).
While open to psychology, you find yourself unsure of how it fits within your values and beliefs. You may have tried other forms of faith-based counselling, but you feel you need something more. Perhaps you have questions about your faith, or need to talk about something that has happened at church that you’re unsure about. Or maybe you have something to share that you feel too ashamed or embarrassed to talk about.
In faith-based counselling, I will support you from both a psychological and Christian perspective, and you can learn how they integrate within each other. You will have the safety and freedom to discuss things that you may not felt comfortable discussing with others with no judgement. We can openly discuss God, the Bible, your beliefs and faith, your church community, and what it means to be a Christian in wrestling with your issues.
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