Christian Counseling

Christ-centered Professional Care

The need for Christian Counseling

We all have times when we need someone to come alongside and help us walk a difficult path. As relational beings, the need to reach out and connect to another person is a natural and essential part of our lives.

During times of loss, relational upheaval and conflict, our need to be heard and understood becomes even more important.

This can be especially true if we are a person whose faith and spiritual self is an intricate part of our daily life.

Being able to connect to someone who understands the significance of our faith walk and with whom we find common spiritual ground can help us feel even more supported and understood.

 

Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy and Christian Counseling

 

At Chrysalis Connections Relationship Counseling, we understand the value of allowing clients to choose a therapeutic option that recognizes and punctuates their need for a spiritually sensitive therapeutic experience.

Providing our clients with counseling that supports a Christian perspective reflects our commitment to meeting people at their level of need.

Clients who request Christian Counseling can be assured of a Christ-centered counseling approach that supports and lifts up their Christian faith and allows free exploration of their spiritual and relational concerns safely and collaboratively.

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How do you define Christian Counseling?

At Chrysalis Connections, we define Christian Counseling as the collaborative interaction between a client and a Christ-centered professional for the purpose of alleviating confusion and bringing clarity to the client’s current situation. Our goal is to help each client find relational, emotional, behavioral, and spiritual harmony with themselves, others, and God.

We support a biopsychosociospiritual model of therapy that recognizes spiritual formation as a vital and indispensable part of the therapeutic process.

As a profession, counseling or therapy is a type of vocation in which one person actively participates or engages with another person for the purpose of providing guidance, support, clarity, and validation.

It is the collaborative effort of one person coming alongside another to console, encourage, and support during times of loss, difficulty, distress, and confusion.

So, it follows that a Christian counselor is both a professional counselor and a follower/disciple of Christ who comes alongside another person who is experiencing some loss, distress, or confusion for the purposes of encouraging, supporting, consoling and whose goal is to alleviate confusion and bring clarity to the current situation.Supportive

In a joint effort with their therapist, clients who request Christ-centered professional care can freely explore the barriers and challenges they are facing without fear of rebuke or condemnation.

Together, therapist and client work to resolve the problematic behaviors and perceptions that keep them from living the harmonious, happy, and healthy life they were created to enjoy.

Is Christian Counseling and Psychology congruent with Christian values?

In a good number of Christian communities, denominations, and churches, the practice of psychology has been heavily criticized as being opposed to the practices of Christ-centered believers. Psychology is often viewed as a God-denying, self-glorifying philosophy or vehicle from which Christians should shield themselves.

Christian counseling and psychology

Psychology, in its plainest form, however, has nothing to do with promoting a Godless, self-centered, or self-sufficient way of being. Psychology is the study of the mind and the mental processes that govern human life and the behaviors that stem from these thought processes.

When you really stop and think about it (sorry, no pun intended), the Bible is alive with scripture concerning the mind and our thoughts. The Word of God is arguably the primary and ultimate source for understanding the mind’s role in the human condition.

Take for instance Romans 12:2 which states,

“…let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.” (NLT)

Or Philippians 4:8 which admonishes,

“Fix your thoughts on what is true and honorable and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”

Or Colossians 3:2 which tells us to,

“Set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things)…

As a Christian Counselor and Christ-centered professional, I stand ready to help my clients explore the perceptions, beliefs, thoughts, anxieties, conflicts, experiences, and fears that keep them from experiencing the full, rich, happy, and harmonious life I believe they were created to live.

My goal is to provide clients with a safe environment to explore their relational, emotional, behavioral, and spiritual concerns without fear of any judgment, reprisal, or condemnation.

Coming alongside those seeking spiritual direction is both a privilege and a sacred trust.

“All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah!  Father of all mercy!  God of all healing counsel!  He comes alongside us when we go through hard times and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us.”  ~ 2 Corinthians 1: 3,4

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Disclaimer:

PLEASE NOTE:  Christian counseling is best utilized by individuals who self-identify as Christians or followers of Jesus Christ and desire the integrated use of biblical principles that recognize and lift up the Word of God and Christ in all matters of life and relationships. Christian counseling, coaching, conflict resolution, or consultation may not be appropriate for clients who identify with other belief systems or self-identify as either agnostic or atheistic.  While Chrysalis Connections, LLC attempts to provide Christ-centered professional services to clients who request counseling, coaching, conflict resolution, and consultation services with a biblical perspective, such services are only provided at the client’s request.  Should clients seek or require assistance or support with religious, spiritual, or other forms of transcendent orientations that fall outside the scope of the Christian faith, such clients will be provided with appropriate referrals sensitive to the client’s request.

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