I can also provide Christian counseling or faith integration for those who are interested. Christian counseling is defined as counseling or psychotherapy that is Christ-centered, biblically-based, and Spirit-filled (Tan, 2011). As a Christian therapist, I believe:
- God is able to heal and redeem every pain we have endured.
- Knowing Jesus and becoming like him is the key to spiritual healing, which often leads into emotional, psychological, relational, and physical healing.
- The Bible reveals truth and wisdom that will lead us to joy, purpose, and life.
There are two types of people I am especially equipped to bring faith into therapy:
- Non-Christians looking for deeper answers beyond traditional psychology
- Christians looking for an effective therapist with a biblical worldview
You might not identify as a Christian but struggle with emotional issues and are seeking answers that you haven’t found in non faith-based therapy or in your own search for change. If you are often looking for love and acceptance from others but can’t get your needs met, Christian counseling can help you build a relationship with God, who is the only one who can love you perfectly and will never leave you.
Psychology and the science of human behavior provide effective descriptors and methods of change, but only faith answers questions of, “How am I still valuable despite so many people and experiences that say I’m not? What is my purpose? Why is life worth living despite the terrible pain in this life?” As a Christian, I believe that those are answers found through Jesus. Inviting Jesus into the healing process enables acceptance and change that is beyond what the therapist or client can do on their own and gives “a peace beyond understanding.”
If you are a Christian, you may be looking for a therapist who is both a follower of Jesus and someone who has training in evidence-based practices. You may also want someone who gives you a safe space to wrestle through questions of faith. I find it a privilege to seek God together with my clients through Scripture, prayer, spiritual disciplines, and psychology. I’m especially interested in combining my training in mindfulness with Christian contemplative practices that the Holy Spirit can use to grow your relationship with God and transform you to who he has called you to be. I am constantly amazed to see God bring comfort, visions, and healing to clients. God never promises that life will be easy, but he does promise to give us Himself. Jesus says, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart, I have overcome the world.”
Please reach out to me for a consultation if you are interested in Christian Counseling.