Integrated Christian Counseling is counseling that integrates healthy psychological principles and the whole of scripture. It is not hard to understand that the principles that help in healing our "being" are never inconsistent with scripture. The very hand that wrote those words formed our being.
With a Christocentric worldview, we pursue hope and healing with training, skill and experience covering a host of concerns and challenges in life.
E-Counseling is an effective, convenient and confidential way to take care of ourselves when our busy schedules demands we take care of everything else. Whether by phone, email or video chat, e-counseling can balance that hectic schedule right from the privacy of your office, home, hotel room or parked car. An ever increasing trend, e-Counseling just makes sense for folks, who have a tightly scheduled life and only squeeze out an hour here and there - maybe while having lunch. For those of us in rural Upstate New York, it also closes the physical distance and provides access to services that often are just not available locally. E-counseling really works and can be a real help in crunch time.
How can a Marriage and Family Therapist help in conflicted church life? Easy answer - we are trained in interconnected systemic dynamics. Church conflict, albeit unpleasant, is an interconnected systemic dynamic. All conflict is difficult but when it comes to matters of faith, things can get hot.
We have the expectation that church should be "done better" because we are the children of God. Well.....I think is more accurate to say that when we enter into conflict the children of God have been afforded the assistance to move through the conflict. Peace is not only the lack of conflict; it is the way to move through conflict. Conflict is going to happen; it is what we do with it that matters.
It is challenging to manage one's way through conflict when you are at the center of it. This is where we can help. We are experts at systems. We aren't part of your system and we can offer an objective view.
It is a wonderful time of life. Everybody wants to do this right. Marriage is important and we all know the modern day statistics. So, we really want to do this right. We can help!
We have a 6 week program through industry best, "Prepare and Enrich" that will afford conversations worth having. The program does not nor can it tell you if you should get married. What it does do is identify important topics to discuss and teach you how to have them. It is a great program and provides a wonderful time for preparation and connectedness.
Group Counseling is an important and effective way to heal through the shared presence of others who struggle with similar stories. Group Counseling helps us know that we are not alone and that our journey, while unique, is not an isolated experience. Group Counseling offers cohesive encouragement, shared insight, and relational support.