More and more of my clients are looking for faith-based counseling that can heal the mind and the soul. They want to be able to not only discuss the issues they are having but also openly discuss God, the Bible and their belief in the power of prayer.
And I am not the only counselor who has noticed that people prefer to seek guidance from those who support, rather than challenge, their faith. In fact, according to a nationwide 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.
All faiths, denominations, or secular beliefs are welcome at my practice. However, if you are Christians and/or express an interest in exploring your faith, I will give counsel from a Biblical perspective. There is power in the scriptures to transform lives, cope with stress, trauma or grief, and to help people to be set free from depression, anxiety, addictions, and many other problems of living. I have found that using the scriptures and spirituality compliment evidenced based psychology and helps motivated clients heal quicker than traditional techniques alone. Proverbs 16:24 says, “As a man thinks, so is he”. Neuroscience has identified Neuroplasticity through brain imaging that shows we have the ability to change or re-wire our neurons by changing the way we think about things. This could also be summarized by Romans 12:12, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind,”. The mind, body and spirit are all interconnected, and I will help you integrate all three to your treatment.