Christian Counseling for St. Louis Residents
Not all Christians who are counselors do Christian counseling.
We deeply value the importance and impact of being a Christian. It changes everything and certainly impacts how we think about mental health and cultivating a healthy life. You are probably here because you share that in common with us. Our christian counselors will help you navigate the complexity of your situation.
We understand God’s story and how we are called to be in it and to thrive. Below, our counselors have answered some of the most frequently asked questions from people who are considering visiting us for christian counseling. If you don’t see your question or you’re ready to learn more, you can connect to a counselor today:
Call (314) 632-6815
You can also connect with one of our counselors directly via phone or email. You can meet our team here!
What Makes This Christian Counseling?
Christian counseling can look different for different people depending on what their concerns are. Our highly trained counselors have professional skills that work within the gospel and the reality of faith. We use the teachings of the Bible to complement and enhance the work we do together and the work you do when you leave the office. One of our founders specializes in Christian faith and counseling, called “integration,” and he is a researcher and writer on this topic who brings his own faith and passion to helping our Christian counseling clients find success and cultivate healthy lives. All of our team members have both theological and clinical training, so you are always in good hands at the St. Louis Counseling Center.
What If We Have Different Views On Some Things?
That is a good question. We believe there are primary issues in the Christian faith, such as Jesus is the Son of God. Then, some other things (like teaching of specific Christian denominations) are secondary differences in understanding and interpretation. We are not here to question, judge, or impose any specific Christian view or teachings. We are here to support your work within your Christian faith.
What Will Christian Counseling Work Look Like?
Firstly, we will set up a time to meet and talk about your concerns, and your goals for change. We will work together to assess all that is going on in your life, understand what is happening, and determine what you might need to thrive and meet your goals. This process looks very similar to the work we do with any therapy client. The way Christian counseling differs is that faith and its worldview inform how life works well, and what thriving is. We work together to apply our faith and theological teachings in a way that shapes how we engage struggles to help you make positive changes, change your thinking, and achieve your goals, and move toward living a healthier life. Your faith and your counselor at your side supporting you every step of the way.
What Does Counseling Help With?
Christian counseling is wonderful work that helps with so many things. Our Christian counselors work with families, individuals, and couples in just about any combination you can come up with! Commonly, people seek Christian counseling for help with any of the following:
Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, other trauma symptoms.
Life adjustments and transitions
Grieving and loss
Couples who are struggling with their relationship
Struggles with faith and church (and we are happy to work with your pastor/elders etc., as you would like)
Abuse, distrust, and more
Sexual concerns of all kinds
Family contention and distress
And more times when they need help or guidance
We are always happy to talk with you about your personal situation.
Contact us to set up an appointment with a counselor.