Are you struggling to make sense of a senseless situation and want a godly perspective? Has your relationship with a spouse, friend or family member drifted away from being God-centered? Do you feel shame, guilt, or fear that prayer and/or Bible reading alone isn’t enough? Do you find friends or family too close to the situation to be objective? Is it possible that you don’t want to let them down because of how you feel? Have you experienced loss, confusion or even betrayal? Does it feel that sometimes God isn’t listening or is far away? Are you experiencing sadness, depression, anxiety or worry yet want to regain hope, peace, and joy?
There is hope in getting through these struggles from Christian, God honoring counseling. Many believers have struggles, doubt, fears, times of disbelief, difficulties in their relationships. Meaning, you are not alone. In many times of struggle or crisis, we may doubt God’s active part in our lives. We may find ourselves frustrated, angry, and possibly helpless in difficult times, wondering why things are going the way they are. In these uncertain times, having one who shares a common bond in faith may be very helpful in renewing your faith in God and clarifying your relationship with Him. Circumstances change on a regular basis but that doesn’t mean our foundation or our faith in that foundation has to change too.
Some Questions You May Have
Isn’t counseling the same no matter what you may be going through?
As many as there are counselors, there are just as many approaches to counseling. Though many use the same skills, it is in the how, purpose, godly wisdom, and attitude that is different with Christian counseling. Those of us as believers here with Pathways draw our knowledge, wisdom, care, compassion, and love from His salvation, His Word, our own spiritual journey with God, other godly mentors, and the Holy Spirit. We seek Him first for His wisdom in how to best approach each of our clients and walk alongside them.
Will counseling be sensitive to my particular Christian beliefs?
God is the same yesterday, today and forever. Though each Christian counselor has differing backgrounds, experiences, understanding, and spiritual training, we acknowledge that our clients also have these varying differences and we seek to align with our clients in an objective, professional, empathic, non-judgmental, and biblical manner. We know there are various denominations but one Lord.
Though there is no guarantee in counseling, we have found that those believers who seek Christian counseling gain a much better understanding and growth in their faith. They become stronger in their walk with God as they overcome their fears, shame, pain, struggles, sadness, and difficult relationships and rediscover His presence, love, hope, forgiveness, and joy in their lives.
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Feel free to learn more about our Christian counselors listed here and see how we may be of service for you.
Sandy Green, Anne Marie Sheffer, Kerry Kelly, Jessica Miceli, Allison Hanzel, and Joel Ackley provide faith-based Christian counseling to assist you through this process.