Limited Licensed Psychologist | DPHIL
Seeking Godly counsel is encouraged in the Bible. It is interesting that even coming to the decision to seek help is a move in the direction that God wants us to go. Its an admission that we cannot do it on our own–we need help. It requires a level of humility, a trait highly regarded by God. It involves moving towards the problem, not avoiding it, medicating it, or blaming it on someone else. It opens up room for hope. It also requires the development of a relationship with another human being that will take some investment. It is interesting that research bears out the truth that people tend to begin the path toward healing (they actually start to feel somewhat better) before they even get to their first appointment.
My goal initially is to get to know you and understand you. What challenges have you been through and how have you been successful in the past and where do you get hung up? What is the specific issue that brought you in? My approach is to hear you and determine along with you what the best approach is to help move you forward. Some people desire a frank and confrontive approach, while others are more sensitive and need encouragement, and gentleness.
We will establish goals together, and determine how to practically move toward those goals. If you have a stressed marriage and want more closeness and connection, then working on communication tools may be one of the components that will assist you toward your goals.
Forest Lakes Counseling has been helping individuals grow personally and relationally with others and with God since 1990. The foundation of our work is the truth of God’s word, and we incorporate researched methods that square with that truth from the secular world. Ultimately, all truth is God’s truth.
If appropriate, I also am certified to do a form of experiential therapy called Equine assisted psychotherapy, or EAP, which uses horses in the treatment process. If this is something you would like to explore, or if it comes up as a good adjunct form of therapy, it can be used either exclusively or as a supplement to a more traditional treatment process.