What does “faith-based” mean?
We are a distinctively Christian organization, in that Scripture informs our perspectives and practices, and we exist to extol Christ and to help others find abundant life in Him. “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17). We rely on the work of the Holy Spirit to provide wisdom and direction as we seek to glorify God and care for others (John 16:13).
If I’m not a Christian, how can this benefit me, and will I feel comfortable receiving your services?
There may come a time in which you feel uncomfortable due to spiritual differences or purely because of the dynamics of personal change. A good therapeutic relationship involves honest relationship, so we encourage our clients to openly discuss those times with us. Our job is to “walk alongside of you” so that you’re able to reflect and evaluate your life in an emotionally safe environment.
What are “evidence-based” practices?
We are professionals who have been trained to use techniques that have been researched to be effective. Active listening is significant to establishing rapport with our clients so that we gain a deeper understanding of the issues and so that our clients trust us. You will take an active part in establishing goals and will be informed of therapeutic interventions used. If our services are not a good fit for you, we will gladly provide referral options.
What does “wellness” mean?
We’ve all felt bad after eating too much of the “wrong” thing. We’ve all experienced a loss of appetite or “emotional eating”. If we can help you take some positive steps systemically, we believe you can experience faster symptom relief and life changes that will promote well-being.
How do you address divorce?
God speaks of a oneness in marriage that should not be broken (Matthew 19:5-6). He also speaks of times in which divorce is allowed (1 Corinthians 7:15, Matthew 19:9). If you are a Christian, we will convey Scriptural truths regarding the issue and encourage you to walk in a manner that glorifies God. We encourage participation by both parties, so that we can more fully understand the situation and help you move toward being at peace with God and man. Hope and healing is available and possible for you. If you are not a Christian, you can find hope and healing from Scriptural truths, yet the therapeutic focus will be to help you process healthy steps according to your core values. We will not encourage or promote self-destructive courses of action.
How do you address sexuality issues?
We’ll actively listen to your story with empathic understanding and will encourage you to walk in a manner that helps you experience abundant life. Gender and sexuality are important topics to honestly consider and address, because they speak to the core issues of personal identity and purposes of God. We also find that many people experience some type of brokenness and hurt in life surrounding sexuality. We believe that gender is defined by God (Genesis 1:27) and sexual activity is a behavior that is provided by God for the purposes of marital satisfaction, purity (1 Corinthians 7:3-5) and procreation (Genesis 1:28). We recognize that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23), including us. We will approach these issues with sensitivity and humility, yet we will not encourage or promote self-destructive courses of action.