Christian Counseling/Therapy

What is Christian Counseling?

Some people of the Christian faith often want to know that the person counseling them comes from a background with good understanding of biblical scriptures and principles. Certainly many people of any given faith may prefer to do therapy with a counselor who has a more intimate understanding of their beliefs and lifestyle. This sometimes allows this type of client and their counselor to go to deeper levels in their communication and formulate treatment plans that are more customized to contain elements of their faith.

It is most important to know that it should never be the purpose or procedure for a Christian counselor to indoctrinate nor judge the client. These counselors are also absolutely not a replacement for pastoral care. Christian counseling is just another element to help a client feel more comfortable in the therapeutic process.

Treatment Approach for Christian Counseling

Christian Counseling can be individual counseling or with couples. Christian counseling is a supplement to traditional counseling in that the therapist identifies what issues you are facing and what goals you have. These problems can be related to depression, anxiety, communication or other issues. They do not have to be a crisis of faith. The therapist then openly discusses biblical principals along with traditional therapies, such as creating strong coping skills. In the first session it is important to discuss with your counselor what goals you have and identify that you would like to involve biblical principals or are open to prayer.

Benefits of Christian Counseling

I. Involvement of Biblical Principals
II. Confidential avenue for discussion
III. Create positive behaviors
IV. Manage emotions
V. Prayer

Here are some thoughts our counselors have on both individual and marriage Christian counseling.

Individual Christian Counseling

Written by Cynthia Ince,LPC

Individual Counseling from a Christian perspective will give the client the dignity, respect and unconditional acceptance they deserve. The confidence between a counselor and client are absolutely essential to healing. A strategic plan must be established to guide the client to true inner health. Key Biblical principles, when fully understood, bring transformation to people’s lives. Believing in the goodness of God’s heart will help people find hope to conquer depression and anxiety.

Christian Marriage Counseling

Written by Cynthia Ince, LPC

It is important that Christian couples know how to nurture a healthy marriage. Every marriage faces challenges. A couple may be unable to resolve conflict in a healthy way due to an inability to compromise or a breakdown in communication. There may be control issues in the relationship so the needs of both partners are not being met. Infidelity and deceit may be a threat to the survival of the marriage. Some Christian couples may not be able to agree on how to parent their children. Sadly, pornography or other addictions may be eating away at the foundation of the marriage.

A healthy Christian marriage is one of the most valuable investments you will make in your future joy as well as the current and future emotional health of your children. The bible tells us in Proverbs 4:23, “Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life”. Maintaining a healthy marriage through Christian marriage counseling is an important tool to guard the heart of each individual in the relationship. Using biblical principles gives your marriage the best chance for survival when faced with what seems to be unsolvable obstacles. A healthy marriage lived under God’s leadership has the potential to impact the family for generations to come.

“Keep alert, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.”

Corinthians16:13

Christian Counseling Therapists at Gibson Counseling

Sheryl Stiffler, LMFT

Sheryl Stiffler, LMFT

Sheryl's Availability / New Client RegsitrationRead more about SherylSheryl's Patient Portal

Location: Cedar Park

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna, BCBS, Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Tricare, United Health Care (Optum/Optum EAP, UMR, Oscar, Allsavers)

Accepting New Clients: NO

Expertise: Kids (6 yr and up), Adults and Couples

  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • CBT
  • Child and adolescent counseling (ages 6 years or older)
  • Christian Counseling
  • Depression
  • Life adjustment
  • LGBTQIA
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Trauma
Sally Guerra, LPC

Sally Guerra, LPC

Sally's Availability / New Client Regsitration Read more about SallySally's Patient Portal

 

Location: Cedar Park

Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Beacon Options, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Tricare,  United Health Care (Optum/Optum EAP, UMR, Oscar, Allsavers)

Accepting New Clients: YES

Expertise: Kids (5yr and up), Adults and Couples

 

  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • CBT
  • Child and adolescent counseling (5 years and older)
  • Christian Counseling
  • Depression
  • Geriatric/Elderly concerns
  • LGBTQIA
  • Life adjustment
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Trauma
Whitney Woodby, LPC

Whitney Woodby, LPC

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Location: North Round Rock

Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Beacon Options, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Multiplan/PHCS,  Sendero, Tricare, United Health Care (Optum/Optum EAP, UMR, Oscar, Allsavers)

Accepting New Clients: NO

Expertise: Kids (13 yrs and older), Adults and Couples

  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • CBT
  • Child and adolescent counseling
  • Christian Counseling
  • Depression
  • Life adjustment
  • LGBTQIA
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Trauma
Amanda Durst, LPC

Amanda Durst, LPC

Amanda's Availability / New Client RegsitrationRead more about AmandaAmanda's Patient Portal

Location:Cedar Park

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Beacon, United Health Care (optum, UMR, Oscar, Allsavers)/United Health Care EAP), Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Tricare

Accepting New Clients: YES-DOES NOT SEE INDIVIDUAL MALES OR TEEN BOYS

Expertise:Kids (5 yr and up) and individual adults

  • ADHD
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • CBT
  • Child and adolescent counseling ( 5 years and older)
  • Christian Counseling
  • Depression
  • Life adjustment
  • Mindfulness
  • Marriage/Couples
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Trauma
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(512) 633-7839