Christian Counseling

Proverbs 13:10 Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.

What is Christian counseling?

Christian counseling uses ethical counseling techniques in combination with principles, as laid out in the Bible. The Bible is an authority on how to live a Christian life; using this in conjunction with proven therapy techniques will help heal your life and help you get closer to God.

Psalm 32:8 [The LORD says,] "I will instruct you. I will teach you the way that you should go. I will advise you as my eyes watch over you."

Christian counseling can help you know that you are a product of God, that He created you in his image, loves you, and wants you to reach your full potential. He placed within you unique talents, and as a child of God, we must become our best selves. Through Christian counseling, the goal is to marry the spiritual and the therapeutic to help you get to know yourself better. To help you go from surviving to thriving.

I am a Christian Counselor. Through Christian counseling, I integrate Biblical teaching/scripture into researched based therapeutic techniques. As a Christian counselor,  I help you live closer to God and see the plan He has set for you. When you value yourself, you will discover the worth God sees in you, the worth He placed in you from birth. Living an authentic life will ultimately bring you closer to God

Christian Counseling Origins

Christian counseling was developed in the 1970s by Jay E. Adams. He believed that there needed to be a Christian-based approach to psychology and psychiatry that didn't exist at the time. Christian counseling believes that resulting pain from maladaptive behaviors is a result of turning away from God. The stress of not living in God's image causes psychological distress and, in turn, causes us to behave in an unchristian like manners to others and ourselves.

It focuses on treating the whole person; it sees the person holistically, body, soul, and spirit. The aim is to treat the person in a way that maintains the values outlined in the Bible, to give hope that healing can be found in the teachings of Jesus Christ. To do this, a person must come to understand themselves, their history, and their relationship with God.

Isaiah 12:2 "Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation."