Christian Counseling Can Help You Improve Your Mental Health And Deepen Your Walk With Christ
A lot of secular therapy is focused on bettering the self. And while there is value in self-care, Christians find it ultimately leaves you empty unless it is directed toward God. In Christian counseling, my mission is to help you overcome distorted thoughts and respond to life’s challenges in a Biblical way.
Although I offer counseling for women who suffer from depression, anxiety, and many other mental health issues, I also provide counseling for Christian couples looking to strengthen their marriage or relationship. Whether you want to come for solo sessions or with your husband, I would be honored to encourage you and build you up so that you are equipped to handle the storms of life.
The Foundation Of My Biblical Approach To Counseling
In Romans 12:2, the Apostle Paul writes: “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will.” This verse forms the backbone of my counseling approach.
Working together, I will use God’s Word to teach you how your thoughts contribute to your emotions and behavior. As Paul wrote, you need to renew your thinking to achieve a healthier outcome and keep your emotions from taking over. I will give you the skills to recognize when you are conforming to the pattern of this world and redirect you to Jesus and His Word. This way, you’ll be able to transform your thinking so that your emotions don’t control your mind.
Tailoring Your Counseling Plan
What we work on in sessions ultimately depends on what you need support for. If you need help with relationships, I can teach you to establish healthy boundaries, communicate more effectively, and solve conflict in a constructive way. If you want help managing stress or regulating your emotions, we can work on coping strategies for staying grounded and remembering that God is in control.
In all things, I want to help you work through your challenges in a way that doesn’t jeopardize your values. You will learn to process and resolve your mental health issues while keeping Christ at the center of your life. This will be done by bringing prayer, scripture reading, and understanding into the counseling sessions. Additionally, I’ll equip you with practical skills and give you biblical homework so that you can cultivate new habits in your quiet time with God.
The Bible says that those who hope in the Lord will soar on wings like eagles (Isaiah 40:31). This is my hope for you. When you put your mental health in the Lord’s hands, mountains can move and you can experience a newfound sense of peace and serenity.