Christian Counseling in Birmingham, MI—Oakland Christian Counselors and Therapists
When we experience mental and emotional challenges, we experience spiritual challenges too As Christians, we find refuge in our faith and in God Himself when we begin to suffer. He serves as our unfaltering guiding light—in Him, we can find the hope, the strength to work through our challenges. But what do we do when we struggle to turn to our Christianity and locate this gift from Him?
“The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.” –C.S. Lewis
Christian counseling is designed to help people of the Christian faith work through the mental challenges and life issues before them. How? It combines effective therapy techniques with God’s teaching and other elements of faith. At Thriveworks Birmingham Counseling in Oakland County, our Christian counselors use prayer, scripture, and a wide range of effective therapeutic practices to best help their clients. In this type of therapy, you don’t have to worry that your counselor doesn’t understand or consider your Christian faith in treatment; you can trust that this will be a focus of treatment, instead.
If you’re in the Birmingham or Beverly Hills area, consider starting a relationship with one of our Thriveworks Birmingham Christian counselors. We can get you in for your first appointment as soon as today or tomorrow—not to mention, we have plenty of appointment options for you to choose from. We’re happy to accommodate you, with flexible session times as well as online counseling opportunities. Call us at (248) 686-3347.
What Challenges Can I Work Through in Christian Counseling?
We all get caught up in the churn and burn of each day. We’re forced to name our priorities and put a few other things on the backburner. The sad reality is that sometimes our faith winds up on the backburner. Fortunately, if we dedicate a little time to introspection, we can recognize that putting time and energy into our faith as well as our relationship with God is always important. In fact, it’s especially important and valuable during times of struggle.
If you feel like you’re pushing away from your faith during times of struggle instead, the Christian counselors at Thriveworks Birmingham Counseling can help you get back on the right path. They can reconnect you with God as you learn to overcome the challenges that lie before you. The Christian counselors on our Thriveworks Birmingham team are skilled and experienced in doing so, not to mention they have their personal Christian knowledge and faith to supplement this process. Now, to be more specific, Christian Counseling can help you to address and manage a wide range of challenges including:
- Mental illness: depression, anxiety, and others
- Addiction or substance abuse
- The death of a loved one or another tough loss
- Major stress, at work or at home
- Struggles in parenting
- Relationship issues
- Lack of success, meaning, fulfillment
- Anger or other difficult emotions
At Thriveworks Birmingham Counseling, our Christian counselors and therapists are well-prepared to meet with you and help you overcome the challenges before you, while also helping you to get closer to God.
Is Christian Counseling Right for Me?
At Thriveworks, we are confident that everyone can benefit in some way from working with a mental health professional. If you are a person of the Christian faith, Christian counseling is a great option for you. As we touched on earlier, Christian counseling is designed to help Christians work through a range of challenges and issues, using a combination of God’s teachings as well as effective therapy techniques.
Long story short, if you feel strongly about your faith and are interested in bolstering your relationship with God, Christian counseling could definitely be the right fit for you! The decision to begin counseling is an extremely personal decision, but if you do decide that you could benefit from Christian counseling, our counselors will be here ready to help.
Schedule Christian Counseling at Thriveworks Birmingham, MI
We all have room to grow. Are you interested in growing closer to God? Are you interested making meaningful changes in your life that align with your faith and moral values? You’ve come to the right place. To schedule your Christian counseling appointment at Thriveworks Birmingham, just give our office a call at (248) 686-3347. We’ll be here.
Phyllis Jones, LPC, NCC, CADC-M
Philosophy of Care
I have experience with children, tweens, teens and adults in many capacities and I have a diverse skill set. I have had many years of counseling, case management and supervisory experience. I enjoy using a Solution-focused, Humanistic, Existential and Eclectic approach, with the clients, couples and families served. I work with people with many disorders, including, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, family and marriage counseling, individual counseling, substance abuse, Autism and individuals with physical disabilities. I also offer counseling services to GLBTQQ (teens and adults) and employment and job exploration for those transitioning in life.
I look forward to meeting you.
I hold my Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling, LPC, NCC and I also have my CADC-M.