The foundation of this practice is the Lord Jesus Christ. We must abide in Him and He in us if we are to have hope for peace and healing in our lives. Our philosophy is that nothing is impossible with God and that God is the author of all truth. Because He created us and He knows us, He knows what we need. If we are to make changes in our lives, He will have to be a part of that process (John 15:5). Life can be overwhelming and push us beyond our limits. If you feel overwhelmed and would like help in your journey toward healing, please seek help before a situation becomes a crisis.
Why Christian Counseling versus Secular Counseling
Psalm 1:1 tells us we should not walk in the counsel of the ungodly. What truly makes Christian counseling unique is care for the whole person - the spiritual as well as the emotional. The goal is to allow God to bring the client to a place of hope and healing. This is done by providing support and promoting insight. Respect for the dignity and worth of each individual is paramount to the process. We gently use biblical truth to bring a person to a place of being able to apply God's truth to their situation. The mission of Abiding Hope is to provide quality counseling that is a blend of both professional clinical skill and biblical truth. We are Christian counselors, not counselors who are Christians. If you are seeking Christian counseling, Abiding Hope Christian Counseling is the place to begin your journey toward healing.
Risks and Benefits of Counseling
Counseling has proven, in extensive outcome studies, to be successful in treating and helping individuals, couples and families resolve many issues. However, to allow you to make an informed decision about your treatment, we will describe the possible risks of counseling. You may experience discomfort, such as anger, depression, or frustration during therapy as you remember and therapeutically resolve unpleasant events. The greatest risk of counseling is that it may not by itself resolve your concerns. Positive results are not guaranteed. In the end, client outcomes are self-determined.