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Faith Based

Faith-based counseling incorporates spiritual or religious elements into counseling or psychotherapy. Individuals who find spirituality or religion significant in their lives may benefit from this approach. Faith-based therapy can assist them in aligning with their values to make decisions, understanding suffering, setting priorities, and finding purpose and meaning in their lives.

We recognize that your faith is likely a significant part of your identity, guiding your choices and shaping your worldview in a critical way. Nearly 75% of Americans acknowledge that their approach to life is influenced by their spiritual beliefs. Therefore, it's understandable that for many, emotional issues may have a strong spiritual component. For individuals guided by religious principles, it is crucial fort heir healing that their counselor appreciates their faith to understand their background, boundaries, and morals.

During the first session of faith-based counseling, the client and their therapist will typically determine the goals together. During your first session, the therapist will seek to understand what you would like to incorporate into your counseling experience. You can choose to begin with prayer and utilize the truths of the Bible to guide you toward healing and freedom from 

burdens. Additionally, you will have the option to decide whether you'd like to integrate other therapeutic approaches or solely focus on faith-based methods.

Common goals of faith-based counseling include:

  1. Making sense of suffering and challenges in life.

  2. Learning how to use spiritual or religious interventions to deepen faith and increase coping skills.

  3. Finding purpose or meaning in life through spiritual or religious beliefs.

  4. Identifying religious or spiritual values to help guide life decisions and choices.

  5. Learning how to forgive others or oneself, and how to ask for forgiveness.

  6. Connecting or reconnecting with a religious community for support and guidance.

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