Non-Judgmental, Compassionate Care for the Christian Community
One of the most rewarding aspects of my work involves therapy with the Christian community. I very much enjoy helping people who are struggling with God’s nature and the way He interacts in our lives. While maintaining an attitude of curiosity, inquiry about and respect for each Client’s spiritual experience, I work hard to integrate sound, Biblical perspectives into the tapestry of my work with Clients that identify themselves as Christian who also desire an integrative and supportive faith experience in conjunction with therapy.
Common themes that arise involve perspectives on the balance of God’s nature when it comes to truth and grace, mercy and justice. Questions that are frequently explored include:
- Is God really good and worthy of trust? If so, how does that explain (insert your own personal experience here) that was unfair, unjust that happened to me and/or my love one(s)?
- Where is God in my journey and how (or is) He leading?
- Can God really accept me with all that I’ve done? I’m not good enough?
- I’ve been obedient; what more does God want from me?
- Why hasn’t God answered my prayers and given me the desires of my heart? If I do my part, God should do His part.
During therapy it is uncommon for me to cite book, chapter, and verse when working with scripture. However, what I do offer is a sound, Biblically-based perspective that represents my current level of integration as a fellow-believer. I choose this approach as a means of ministering to Clients who, like an earlier version of me, struggle with anger at God and the need to work through that anger to better understand who God is and how He operates. In the event you desire specific citations of scripture references during our work together, pleas bring this up with me and I will do my best to accommodate you in this important area.