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Christian Counseling Services

There are times that you may feel overwhelmed and need help dealing with life’s problems. If you are having difficulty functioning and can’t seem to handle pressing issues Christian Counseling is for you. 

What is Christian Counseling?

Christian or faith based counseling, also known as pastoral or Christian counseling, combines behavioral science, found in most counseling practices, with teachings found in scripture. It allows an individual to find healing through God rather than oneself or another person.

Whether it be life, work, school, relationships, or you’re just experiencing emotional pain, Lighthouse Christian Counseling Services offers christian counseling with the optimum care, concern, and the love of Jesus Christ.  Read below and book an appointment.  We are here for you. 

GRIEF & LOSS COUNSELING

Many people who have experienced grief counseling report reduced feelings of long-term depression. Grief Counseling helps you understand the stages of grief and loss. It is also known to have helped many stay more in touch with their feelings, thoughts, and emotions, and assists the client in living even with the loss.

STRATEGIES AND TECHNIQUES - (Not Limited to)

Helping the Client Accept the Reality of the Loss:  This technique assists the client in coming out of the denial of the loss and build their faith in God in order to move forward. 

Helping the Client to Identify and Deal with Trauma Attached to the Loss: This area of grief counseling helps the client to identify the parts of the loss that was traumatic and how through counseling and faith in God they can overcome it.

Helping the Client to Talk Freely about Their Loss:  This techniques walks the client into freely talking about the loss in a  judgement free zone.

Helping the Client to Overcome the Guilt Attached to the Loss:  Our counselors work toward helping the client see the ineffectiveness in asphyxiating themselves with the should-haves and shouldn't-haves in the loss process.  This counseling techniques helps the client to see that through Christ we are forgiven and that guilt has no more dominion over us. 

Helping the Client Cope with Life Changes:  This techniques helps the client examine those changes and discover new and innovative ways to live life.

Walking the Client Through Complicated Grief:  Complicated grief happens when someone gets stuck or bypasses the grieving process entirely. This technique helps the client to walk through the loss and move forward into a new life through counseling, prayer, faith, and Gods Word. 

Building a Support System:  In this technique our counselors assists the client in finding resources and building stronger community ties in and out of the framework of the church.

Scripture Based Therapy:  Scripture Based Therapy helps the client to combine scripture with the principles of psychology to improve their mental health, relationships and deal with life’s challenges.

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ANGER MANAGEMENT COUNSELING

Anger Management counseling can tremendously help those battling with uncontrolled anger issues. Our Christian Counseling Therapist uses several techniques and strategies to aid the client in their quest to better manage their anger and express their concerns, needs, and wants in a more productive and healthy manner.  

STRATEGIES/TECHNIQUES - (NOT LIMITED TO)

Biblical Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:  This type of therapy teaches you how to change the way you think in order to change the way you express anger.  

Relaxation Techniques: Since anger can cause a physiological response to triggers, this type of christian counseling teaches you ways to relax your mind and body so that you can better manage, communicate, and express your anger.

Coping Skills:  This technique teaches you how to better deal with anger by deep breathing, the benefits of journaling, and more.

Scripture Based Therapy:   Being that the Word of God is the final Authority, and is sufficient for life, in that it reveals to the believer all the data necessary for one to understand he has a need for Christ, our therapist uses this technique to reveal God's complete perceptive on anger through scripture and teaches how to apply this revelation to ones life. 

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CONVENTIONAL CHRISTIAN COUNSELING

This type of counseling deals with depression, fear, anxiety, self esteem, struggling with faith, abuse, and more. In christian counseling, we blend elements of psychology and Christian theology to offer our clients the best therapy.  The ultimate goal of our christian counselors are to help our clients reestablish and reaffirm their relationship with God, themselves, and their social circle. Here at Lighthouse Christian Counseling Services, we strive to help the client overcome spiritual, mental, social and behavioral problems within the framework of our strategies and techniques. 

STRATEGIES AND TECHNIQUES (NOT LIMITED TO)

The Principles of Redemption:  This therapy helps the client to realize the redemptive work of Christ.  This type of counseling helps the client to understand the act of redemption and Christ atoning for all faults, mistakes and guilts. 

Forgiveness Therapy:  This form of therapy can help the clients move past their anger and pain tied to past experiences. This therapy includes helping the client to forgive others, as well as themselves in order to experience a better quality of life. 

Biblical Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (BCBT):  The goal of BCBT is to help the client solve their problems through changing negative or destructive thought patterns. As a result, the client will be better able to manage their feelings, emotions and behaviors. 

Scripture Based Therapy:  Scripture Based Therapy helps the client to combine scripture with the principles of psychology to improve their mental health, relationships and deal with life’s challenges. 

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ADDICTION COUNSELING

Substance abuse/Addictions can interfere with your daily life, as well as impede an individual from experiencing a better quality of life, maintaining healthy relationships, and functioning at optimum levels at work and in other areas of life.

We want to help those who are suffering from substance abuse problems or any addiction by utilizing our faith-based therapy as a reinforcement to evidence-based therapy according to the clients several needs.  We believe that with good counsel, a determined client, and the Power of God, recovery is possible. 

STRATEGIES AND TECHNIQUES - (NOT LIMITED TO)

Biblical Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (BCBT):  The goal of BCBT is to help the client solve their problems through changing negative or destructive thought patterns. As a result, the client will be better able to manage their feelings, emotions and behaviors. 

Scripture Based Therapy:  Scripture Based Therapy helps the client to combine scripture with the principles of psychology to improve their mental health, relationships and deal with life’s challenges.

12 Step Program:  Through the 12 Steps our counselors assist the counselee in creating a plan and a clear path that leads to lasting sobriety and an addiction-free lifestyle.

Creating with the Client a Relapse Prevention Plan:  The goal here is for our counselors to help the client create a detailed plan of action that helps the client in personal self-care, how to handle triggers, as well as identify techniques the client can use to deal with urges and cravings. 

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FAMILY COUNSELING

In these ever changing times, there are a lot of hurting people in the world that are struggling emotionally with many mental health concerns.  The issue is that, these mental health concerns can not only  affect an individual personally, but also transcend and effect entire families. At Lighthouse Christian Counseling Services it is our mission to help families in need through our family system theories, as well as the ministry of Jesus Christ.  In family systems theory, the family as a whole is considered to be one entity, greater than the sum of the parts of the individual family members.

Since the beginning of time and all throughout the scriptures we can see that family issues has always existed.  The Word of God teaches us how all of these problems can be addressed. We believe that with God’s Word, and evidence-based counseling techniques, our christian counselors can assist families with all of life’s challenges. It is our desire to be the Christian family counseling resource people turn to for hope, healing, and peace.

STRATEGIES AND TECHNIQUES (NOT LIMITED TO)

Setting Boundaries: This techniques helps the family set boundaries, and creates a plan to assist the family in keeping and maintaining them. 

Differentiation:The counselor assist the family member in pursuing their own life goals and sense of self, while maintaining their place in the family system.

Identified Patient: Working with the person whose symptoms brought the family into counseling. Through talking, expressing, prayer, faith, and the Word of God that one individual can walk toward healing and build a better relationship with God, themselves, and others. 

Scripture Based Therapy: Scripture Based counseling helps the client to combine scripture with the principles of psychology to improve their mental health, relationships and deal with life’s challenges. 

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Lighthouse Counseling Referal Plan

Our counselors here at Lighthouse may at times consider referring an individual when the counselor feels this is what the client needs. The client is the number one priority, and when the christian counselor feels the need for greater support from a professional in that specific field of mental health, our counselors will seek additional assistance for our counselee. 

A trained therapist along with the Christian Counselors can assist the client in identifying their needs and work with them to overcome these issues.  At times the client can need a strong support system, and a trained professional along with the reinforcement of a christian counselor may be able to help.

When addressing spiritual matters, a tell-tale sign that deeper troubles are looming is the person’s ability to understand a spiritual truth, but their inability to accept it for themselves. This may be evident as the client does believe in God, but doubts that God’s love is unconditional or that God’s forgiveness applies to them. When the counselee finds themselves struggling with the truth of God concerning themselves, and consistently feels that this truth is not relevant to them, it is a sign that further assistance may be needed.

When needed the counselors at Lighthouse will refer the counselee to a therapist  that best fits their individual needs.  Lighthouse will then continue as a reinforcement to help the individual heal, move on, live a better quality of life, and build  a better relationship with themselves, others and God. 

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You can be assured that when you come to us for help, you will receive the professional care that you need. For more information on prices and appointments, please call us today.

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