Pastoral Counseling

SPIRITUALLY INCLUSIVE MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING

Spiritual and pastoral counseling incorporates a client’s spiritual resources and religious beliefs into the counseling sessions. Our pastoral counselors have training in spiritual/religious counseling and can use this approach when clients request it.

Therapists who are trained in pastoral counseling include:


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A PASTORAL COUNSELING SESSION:

  • Always explores ways that spiritual resources can guide a person in healing or addressing life issues
  • Never involves proselytizing. Can include prayer. Always psychologically grounded.
  • Always supports the client’s own values and belief system whether that is Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, earth-centered traditions, New Age practices, religious humanism or a spiritual, but non-religious perspective.
  • Sometimes focuses on other issues, and incorporates spirituality to aid in treatment and healing.
  • Is always safe, affirming and non-judgmental. Sometimes focuses on spiritual themes and issues in a person’s life.
  • Is incorporated into the treatment plan if a client chooses.

Our Approach:

Our therapists are trained in a wide variety of therapeutic modalities and use the most appropriate method to fit your needs and goals.

Our Services Are:

  • Culturally sensitive for people of various racial and cultural groups.
  • Spiritually sensitive for people from a wide variety of religious and spiritual traditions.
  • Affirming of diverse gender identifies and sexual orientation.
  • Culturally sensitive for people who are deaf and hard of hearing including use of American Sign Language.

Concerns People Often See Us For:

  • Issues of life meaning
  • Living up to personal values
  • Living up to community values
  • Spiritual distress
  • Religious or spiritual wounds
  • Spiritual dimensions of current life struggles
  • Clergy Struggles
  • Church or congregation conflict
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Spiritual Direction
  • Clergy couple issues

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Contact Us

Location

Availability

Primary

Monday:

9:00 am-8:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-8:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-8:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-8:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-8:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed