When we encounter difficulties in our lives, the problem is rarely limited
to one area of our life. Our troubles impact other people around us, family, friends, co-workers, and they also impact different
areas of our lives, such as physical, psychological, social, and spiritual. If we focus on just one area of life and neglect
others, the ones we overlook will quite often cause further problems for us.
The ultimate goal
of any counseling is to help people who are struggling with issues or concerns to move to a better place in their lives. This
is done through a varietly of counseling techniques. PASTORAL COUNSELING takes the process to a deeper level. Pastoral Counselors
are trained to integrate the scholarship of modern psychological thought with the traditions and foundations of spirituality.
We are specially trained to help our clients to find a deeper focus and sense of meaning in their lives.
And we do it in a non-threatening and non-judgmental way, helping our clients to find within themselves a new and renewed
sense of fulfillment and completeness.
We are comfortable, and even excited, to work with
and within specific religious and/or denominational frameworks, but the central focus of our work is to help our clients discover
their own sense of meaning, connecting with their Creator, and creating balance in their lives. We frequently bring Scripture
into the counseling room, when appropriate and desired, but we also understand that there is a depth of meaning and understanding
that can only be realized through deep personal reflection and meditation. We can help our clients along that exciting, challenging
and enriching journey.