Pastoral counseling is theologically grounded on the conviction that God’s intent for humanity is for us to be able to accept ourselves and relate meaningfully and respectfully with one another. It is our belief that the ability to be attuned empathically to ourselves and others is the gift that enables us to realize God’s intent.
Most people seek counseling at those times when they are experiencing life in a much different way than they ever expected. These are often transition times when people reach a crossroads that is confusing, frustrating, and even frightening. Some may see things about themselves and others that they do not understand and find quite disconcerting. Counseling provides a safe place, a type of sanctuary, where people can begin to talk openly and understand themselves and their unrealized inner resources to meet their personal challenges. It is a place and a relationship to find the emotional and cognitive clarity required for healing and change.