As a Christian, I believe that no one cares more about your pain than our heavenly Father. God wants healing for us all- physically, mentally, and spiritually. I believe He wants us to be set free from the pain that this sinful world has inflicted on us. I believe He wants us to fully understand our worth to Him and in Him.
My faith drives my passion for helping women find their true identity, releasing all the lies this world wants us to believe about ourselves. We were made to thrive, to love, and be loved!
The Difference in Faith-Based Therapy
If you feel that Christian beliefs and teachings are an important aspect for you in your counseling, we can explore together what that will include in your sessions. With many of my clients that looks like:
Using scripture as a guiding compass and a source of encouragement.
Challenging what the world says about you (and your struggles) verse what God says about you.
Inviting God into the healing process.
Sharing Christian resources (books, podcasts, etc) that I think will be helpful outside of session.
Unfortunately, I have heard many stories of clients who were hurt by experiences with other Christian counselors and I am so sorry if you have experienced that in the past. What I won't do is use scripture to make you feel shame, I won't tell you that you are "wrong" for anything, and I won't force my beliefs on you.
Bringing Christian Faith in Counseling
I often get asked, "When do you bring faith or religion into counseling?" Only on request. I understand that many people seeking my services may not be ready to include faith or may have no interest in it at all- and that is okay! I work with many people of differing religions and world views. My faith, even if it is different than yours, allows me to see every person that walks through my doors as incredibly valuable and worthy of healing.
I also have clients who come to me for therapy, while continuing to work with someone in their spiritual community to provide another layer of support. I am more than happy to help clients connect with the right resource for them as well, to ensure that all of your needs are met.