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Christian Counseling Services

We offer individual therapy services, marriage counseling, pre-marital counseling, and family therapy services. Our Christian therapists are licensed counselors, who have strong Christian beliefs and are also licensed counselors in the state of Washington to provide counseling services.

Respect for Clients Beliefs 

While Christian counselors integrate beliefs into their therapy, they also maintain respect for each client and individual's individual beliefs and values. Effective spiritual counselors are sensitive to differences in denominational backgrounds and personal faith experiences and are committed to supporting clients without imposing their specific religious views.

What is Christian Counseling?

Christian Therapy is perfect for those who want traditional therapy but prefer to see someone who is a practicing Christian. A Christian therapist is a licensed mental health professional who identifies with Christian beliefs and spiritual needs. Christian Counselors in our practice use traditional evidenced-based approaches such as EMDR, CBT, DBT, internal family systems, and others while exploring the interaction between our mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health with our Christian clients. 

What is biblical counseling? 

While we can offer prayer, and spiritual insight from the Word of God and our personal relationship, we are not biblical counselors and do not have theology degrees. If you are looking for biblical counseling or wisdom unrelated to mental health concerns, we recommend seeking pastoral or biblical counseling through a local church. 

What is the difference between Christian Counseling and Biblical Counseling? 

When it comes to seeking guidance and support, understanding the difference between biblical and Christian counseling can make a significant impact on individuals looking for help.

Christian Therapy typically refers to therapy that is provided by professionals who integrate psychological principles with their faith in the world of Christianity. On the other hand, biblical counseling specifically relies on the teachings and guidance found within the Word of God as the foundation for the therapeutic process of helping individuals navigate through their struggles.

Both approaches aim to provide support, healing, and guidance to those in need. Whether you resonate more with a Christian counselor who integrates faith into therapy or a biblical counselor who focuses solely on scriptural teachings, it's essential to find a counselor that aligns with your beliefs and values to receive the compassionate care you deserve.

Who can benefit from seeing a Christian Therapists?

Christian therapy can be beneficial and helpful to anyone seeking support for wellness, personal growth, or family or relationship challenges who also desires a therapy approach that integrates Christianity with psychotherapy. It is suitable and helpful for individuals, couples, families, and children.

What issues can Christian Therapy address?

Christian professional counselors are equipped to deal with a broad range of issues including depression, anxiety, marriage and relationship challenges, family issues, behavior issues, grief, life transitions, and spiritual conflicts, among other personal challenges. However, they also pay particular attention to spiritual issues such as faith crises, religious trauma, or moral dilemmas, which might not be as thoroughly addressed in secular settings.

Do I have to be a Christian to receive Christian Therapy?

No, you do not have to be Christian to receive Christian Therapy. While Christian counseling integrates Christian beliefs and practices, it is open to anyone who respects these values and believes the approach could be beneficial for them. Our counselors only practice Christian counseling on clients who are Christian or request this type of therapy. 

How are counselors qualified in Christian counseling?

A Christian therapist or counselor typically holds professional training or qualifications in fields such as psychology or social work. Some pastors and counselors have additional training or certification in biblical studies, ministry, and Christian counseling techniques but others may just identify with the faith. Many professionals are licensed by relevant state authorities and may also be certified by Christian Therapy associations.

What can I expect in a typical counseling session?

Sessions typically last up to 53 minutes and occur in a safe, private, and confidential setting. During sessions, licensed counselors may use prayer, scripture, and discussion of faith alongside conventional therapeutic practices tailored to the client’s needs and comfort level. If you communicate with your counselor, they can adjust based on your needs and preferences. 

How do I choose the right counselor for me?

When choosing a Christian counselor, consider their qualifications, training, areas of specialty, and approach to integrating faith with counseling. It’s also important to choose someone you feel comfortable with. Many counselors offer initial consultations to help determine if their style, training and approach are a good match for you.

What does the bible say about Mental Health? 

● God is the ultimate source of comfort for those struggling with mental health issues or life challenges. (Psalm 34:18, Psalm 145:18)● God also calls us to comfort others who are suffering. (2 Corinthians 1:3-11)● Our thought life impacts our mental and spiritual health. (Philippians 4:8, 2 Corinthians 10:5) ● The mind is constantly changing and has to be renewed daily. (Romans 12:2)● We consist of spirit, soul, and body. It is important for us to pay attention to all three areas. (1 Thessalonians 5:23)● Mental Health issues and Generational trauma can be passed down, but they can also be broken. (Exodus 20,5-6, 34:7, 1 Samuel 12:10-11) ● Our earthly bodies will eventually fail us but the hope in Gods promises and eternity sustain us. (2 Corinthians 4:16-17)● Trials and suffering produce faith and perseverance. (James 1:2, Romans 5:3-5, Job)● Mental health struggles can also sometimes be caused by spiritual issues. (Psalm 51)