Why Should I go to a Christian counselor?
When you go to therapy, you want to trust that it is a safe place. You want to feel comfortable with your therapist and feel comfortable expressing all aspects of your life. This includes discussing issues of faith. Faith can provide a source of strength and hope. However, it can also be a source of conflict when experiences don’t seem to align with beliefs. It is important to be able to explore these concepts through counseling.
Many therapists take their worldview from a branch of psychology. Most psychology perspectives are in direct conflict with Christianity. This is especially true regarding human nature, perspective on the mind, and finding purpose. Working with a therapist that has a Christian worldview means that they share your values and your perspective on the world. It can be hard to build trust with your therapist. However, when you know that they share your worldview, it provides a foundation that you can build your relationship on more easily.
This, of course, means that your therapist will treat you with the love and compassion of Christ. A Christian therapist especially holds human life in high value and can see the hope and forgiveness of God in all circumstances.
Why Made to Thrive?
Made to Thrive provides non-denominational Christian counseling. While not providing direct Biblical counseling, we do explore issues of faith. This is especially important while also experiencing another struggle or issue (loss, anxiety, relationships issues, etc.).
While the core of Christian beliefs are common among all denominations, there are also differing beliefs. As a trained therapist, we work with your beliefs and how they relate to your life. We do NOT push beliefs or Biblical references if they are not asked for by the client. However, at the client’s request, prayer and scripture can be incorporated into sessions.
If you are seeking Biblical Counseling, The Chapel at Crosspoint offers lay counseling. You can find out more about that by clicking here.