Faith Based, Christian Counseling
For Christian clients, using therapy services can be troubling for a variety of reasons. Perhaps they are familiar with Jesus’ words of promising “life to the full,” and they believe that Jesus heals, and so they might think that using Christian counseling is a betrayal of their faith and beliefs. Or maybe they are concerned that psychology is not “Bible-based,” and might then introduce ideologies into their lives that would possibly be against their beliefs while they are vulnerable.
These concerns are common, but I hope that they will not keep you from seeking help. I am a practicing believer in Jesus and His power to heal, and I firmly believe that therapy is consistent with Biblical values.When I was in college, I studied both psychology and theology. I noticed that psychological problems affected believers and
When I was in college, I studied both psychology and theology. I noticed that psychological problems affected believers and non-believers alike, despite that God promises to provide “life to the full.” I was sad that so many Christians were not seeking help for their mental health concerns because of God’s promises, when in fact God can use therapists to bring about healing in His people. Just like God made us need water and food and shelter, so He made us need relationships. And just like bad water or poisoned food makes us sick, so harmful relationships require healing relationships.