Christian Counseling is, as defined by Tim Clinton in Caring For People God’s Way, a triadic healing encounter with the living Christ, facilitated by a helper who assists this redemptive, healing process, helping another get unstuck and moving forward on the path to spiritual maturity and psycho-social-emotional health.
In his book, Care of Souls, Benner describes Jesus as our example of soul care. Jesus demonstrated soul care through meeting people where they were, being compassionate, inviting choice, asking probing questions, affirming faith responses, affirming people’s value, etc. Additionally, Benner includes four elements in soul care – healing, sustaining, reconciling, and guiding. Healing involves efforts to help others overcome hurt and move toward health. Sustaining refers to acts of caring designed to help a hurting person endure and move beyond a circumstance, moving toward restoration, recovery or healing. Reconciling refers to efforts to reestablish broken relationships. And, guiding refers to helping people make wise choices and ultimately grow spiritually.
When a client is interested in integrating their faith into their therapy, our professional counselors act as a “helper” in the “redemptive, healing process” and serve to care for the soul through healing, sustaining, reconciling, and guiding.
How does Access Counseling Group approach Christian Counseling
The counselors at Access Counseling Group are uniquely trained to help clients integrate their faith into their therapy. We strive to provide sound clinical and biblically integrated individual, family, and marriage counseling for those in Charlotte and the surrounding area. We work to integrate biblical truths with the best of what psychology has to offer. Our focus is on joining you in breaking the bondage of emotional and spiritual pain which leads to brokenness, so that you can experience the God given freedom and abundance in your relationships with Christ and others. We believe that there is no healing outside of the ministry of the Holy Spirit and the healing presence of Jesus Christ in peoples’ lives. We are called to “Join YOU on this healing journey.”