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You Can Find Hope and Healing in Christian Counseling

If you’re part of the Christian faith, you’ve likely heard a few misconceptions. One that I hear frequently is that “Christians don’t have mental health issues.” This misconception can be very harmful.
  • It can cause you to question why you can’t seem to get rid of the racing thoughts, or that extreme sadness.
  • You’ve tried to pray the pain away, but it still stays there.
  • Because of this misconception, others have questioned your belief in God. All because you cannot just “give it all to God” and let it go.
  • You might be questioning your own faith after a rough season in which things didn’t go your way.
  • Maybe you start to think you’ve made a mistake or “sinned”, and cannot seem to find forgiveness.
  • Or, you might be in a “faith transition.” You still believe in God but question some of the faith systems in which you were raised.

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These are only a few reasons why Christian counseling is important.

Christian Counseling Can Help

Christians are human beings like everyone else. So, we struggle with the same problems that everyone else does. Our faith does not exempt us from life problems. We’re not resistant to stress, anxiety, depression, grief, marital problems, and family problems. However, we often face criticism, whether from self or others. If we experience mental health problems, it’s often assumed our faith is not authentic.

Common Reasons People Seek Christian Counseling in Decatur, GA

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  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Marital issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Searching for meaning
  • Crisis in faith
  • Shame
  • Spiritual wounding

Christian Counseling Can Help You Navigate What Life Throws At You 

It is important that you have someone who gets it. Having a Christian counselor that respects your faith in God and understands your pain. Also, provides a place where you can struggle through your transitions. As a pastor, chaplain, and counselor I have experienced growth and transition in my own faith. I also have gone to therapy to deal with some of my struggles. Here it is safe to question your faith and yourself as you walk through the changes of life. In Christian counseling, I will help you integrate your faith into your healing. We will use it as a powerful force to create healthy change in your life.

The Faith and Family Empowerment Approach to Christian Counseling

In our initial session, we learn about what issue brings you to counseling. Additionally, we’ll look at your history and your background. Included in that background will be your spiritual history and how it affects your life. We will help you understand how your personal stories and faith stories coincide. Also, we’ll look at how they may be helping you or harming you. We will explore your faith and see how it can be used as a tool to empower and strengthen you in your daily life. In some cases, we may even use faith narratives to help you re-frame your life story. Altogether, with the goal of empowering you to live a more fulfilling life. To learn more about the benefits of working with a Christian therapist, explore this helpful article. 

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Two things can be true at the same time. You can have a strong faith and struggle with your mental health. You don’t have to feel bad for feeling bad anymore. Christian counseling can help. To start your counseling journey, follow these simple steps:
2. Get to know me your new Christian Counselor.
3. Start receiving support for your mental and spiritual well-being.

Other Mental Health Services Offered in Decatur, GA

We all have unique lived experiences. At times, we’ve all faced situations we weren’t prepared for. We haven’t always gotten the support or resources we’ve needed. Until now. We can help in our Decatur counseling clinic or virtually with online therapy. For either, we offer a variety of services. We can provide depression, anxiety, grief, and relationship counseling for one. For couples and families, we provide premarital counseling, affair recovery therapy, discernment counseling, marriage counseling, and counseling for adoptive families. In addition, we provide group counseling on a bi-weekly basis. We’re here to help, whenever you’re ready to get started. 

315 West Ponce de Leon Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030, suite 1045
Starting August 12, 2021
(678) 257-7831



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