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Starting Christian counseling

What is Christian counseling?

Christian counseling in Conway is a form of faith-based counseling that utilizes psychological and spiritual techniques to guide and support. Often, Christian counselors often incorporate prayer and scripture-reading into treatment to help practicing Christians work through their challenges.

How does Christian counseling work?

Christian counseling works by focusing on themes of hope and healing through one's faith. At Thriveworks, your Christian counselor will discuss Christian values and relate them to your unique struggles. You can expect to discuss the following with them:

  • Your Christian identity
  • Your relationship with God
  • What the bible says about your current challenges
  • How you can overcome your struggles in a way that aligns with your faith
  • How to channel your religion in a way that helps you heal

Is Christian counseling conducted in person or online?

Christian counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and via Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Christian counseling last?

Christian counseling can last for a few weeks, months, or longer. It depends on what challenges the client might be working through, the severity of those challenges, as well as other needs or preferences.

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Christian Counseling—Therapists, Counselors and Life Coaches in Conway

By, Curtiss Robinson, CEO/Owner of Thriveworks Conway

I love to say, “Words have meaning,” when I teach clients about what they say to one another in couples counseling. I even say it with high performers when I am conducting executive coaching and mentoring.

Specifically, I want these good folks to realize that our brains have a tendency to take what we say and mold it into our reality. It affects our attitude and our paradigm. We can literally “speak things into existence” or “create a self-fulfilling prophecy.”

That being said, let’s see what Christian counseling at Thriveworks Conway does for those with very strong religious beliefs (applicable to other beliefs as well).

How Faith and Counseling Coincide

In counseling, it is essential to help clients develop trust with the counselor. Many times that means connecting with them on their terms and tying in to their belief system. Sometimes I can make connections with outdoorsmen/women by talking about hunting, hiking or trips to the lake. I have also found that many clients love talking about their kids and family members. It seems to be the key that opens the door to their hearts. Words do have meaning. Every religious group (and even nonreligious groups) has these aspects of communication in common.

Imagine that a very religious person comes in for counseling. Maybe he is having problems with depression. He feels hopeless and helpless in many cases. His eyes are downcast, and his shoulders are slumped forward. It is as if he is carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders. When I start digging in to his feelings, I make note of the things he says and the words he uses to describe what is going on, what he has been doing about his problems and, finally, what is and isn’t working.

The conversation for devout Christians usually includes phrases like:

I have been trying to turn this over to God. I have faith that things will get better, but I am struggling now. I have been praying, but I am feeling like help isn’t coming fast enough. I need God in my life, and I feel disconnected from Him right now.”

Once I realize the client is “tuned in” to God and relies on the Holy Spirit, I take full advantage of the tools already in place for their belief system while being careful not to make faulty assumptions.

My replies often sound like this:

So it sounds like you are really connected to God. Do you follow a particular denomination? How have your prayers been answered in the past? Do you have a strong testimony in faith, prayer and scripture study? Tell me what empowers you, what gives you the strength to endure.”

The Stabilizing Anchor of Belief

When it comes to Christian/religious counseling, I have found that many people “anchor” to these beliefs. Anchoring is a powerful habit that helps us to center ourselves and get ready for the task at hand. Basketball players anchor with two or three bounces of the ball before every free throw. Baseball players and golfers take a few practice swings. Even martial artists take up a fighting stance and get ready before a fight. This is all anchoring.

The religious groups Christians meet with often provide an amazing source of reliable strength to the client, and that support system is very powerful. We all rely on support groups like family, friends, and teammates. We lean on them. We rely on them. They help us bear the burden, and in healthy relationships they empower us to overcome obstacles and achieve greatness.

Most importantly, it is when prayers are answered, after much trial and tribulation, that clients feel rewarded for their steadfastness, dedication, and faith. It is akin to a perfect free throw in basketball, a solid hit in baseball, and a straight drive in golf. We all have our “get ready rituals,” and for Christians the payoff is the “healing through faith” that makes Christian counseling so effective.

When it comes to therapy in general (nonreligious), a good clinician should always build rapport (find common ground to build a “helping” relationship), establish what is working (anchoring to positive beliefs), determine what isn’t working (problem solving/troubleshooting) and then empower the client to recognize that it is within his or her own beliefs, systems and tools that they can be healed. In many ways, Christian counseling has all of these aspects built in! It follows simple logic that if it is working, then use it.

Now, these words are not meant to convince every nonbeliever to suddenly go find a church, dive into that church’s beliefs, and miraculously expect healing. As a Christian, it may sound odd coming from me, but I don’t believe that is likely to ever happen.

Why? Because of faith.

Faith is the key — an essential ingredient that makes Christian counseling work. Just going through the motions would be like throwing all of the ingredients for a cake into a bowl, mixing it up, pouring it into a cake pan, and then never putting it into the oven.

In short, we need the “heat over time” to make the cake rise.

For Christians, they have had trials and tribulations in their lives that faith (heat) has gotten them through. For those who want a lifelong connection to God, I recommend establishing a connection to the faith of your choice, but it is not a quick fix. You can’t just join a church and expect everything to miraculously change. It isn’t a pill to swallow. It is an entire belief system rooted in faith, and that is why it works.

Takeaways

So what can nonbelievers take from these words if not a strong urging to just go join a random church?

First, it is critical to know what you place your faith in. Hard work is something many Americans fall back on in hard times. We know that if we work hard we will overcome obstacles. That is faith, of sorts, and we prove it true time and time again.

Perhaps education (gaining insight on problems) is where you put your faith. I am a huge advocate of personal insight as well as gaining knowledge to understand WHY there is a problem first and then HOW to overcome that problem. This works well for many folks and, again, the results build faith in that belief system.

Second, I would say stop trying to re-create the wheel, so to speak. Find a mentor, a coach, a leader, or an experienced family member that you trust and ask them to guide you through hard times. These are all great systems that really work.

So what parallel can be drawn from the last paragraph that really puts Christian counseling into perspective? Have faith in God but know that hard work is still required. Know that faith is meant to be tested in order to grow, and these are the hard times all people face.

Believe in scripture study (education) as a way to center yourself, gain insight into your problems, and ultimately discover the WHY and then the HOW of problems I describe above. Know that every trial, hardship, and pain we suffer can be overcome as we look to Christ as our example. His ministry is the mentorship Christians can follow with confidence and an expectation of success. It is rooted in the same values shared globally.

Finally, I think it is perfectly acceptable and highly effective to go to a pastor, priest, or other religious leader for help first, and a counselor second.

Both have valuable experience and insight. A second opinion can help us get out of the rut we get stuck in. A fresh set of eyes can see the problem from a different perspective.

If all else fails, a nonjudgmental pair of ears can hear our woes as we vent, and, in many cases, that helps us process our troubles as much as anything.

Interested to learn more about your faith and professional counseling can work together? Click below to get started. We look forward to getting to know you.

 

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
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Our Conway therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield | BCBS

  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicare Advantage

  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

  • Arkansas Health and Wellness - Ambetter

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

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Self-pay costs at Conway
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

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$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

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Hear from our clients

5.0 Thriveworks Conway reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
My interactions in the past two years with all Thriveworks employees have been positive. The staff at Thriveworks Conway and Maumelle exemplify true caring for their clients and conduct themselves in a most professional manner. I have no reservations in recommending them to my friends and family members.
Read more My interactions in the past two years with all Thriveworks employees have been positive. The staff at Thriveworks Conway and Maumelle exemplify true caring for their clients and conduct themselves in a most professional manner. I have no reservations in recommending them to my friends and family members.
Conway Dec 2019
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★★★★★
My depression and anxiety were taken over my life and I knew I had to make a change. Just like everyone else I thought I didn't need counseling. After my first session with Kristen G., I knew God had placed me with a compassionate, and caring therapist. Without a doubt I would recommend Thriveworks and their team of professionals
Read more My depression and anxiety were taken over my life and I knew I had to make a change. Just like everyone else I thought I didn't need counseling. After my first session with Kristen G., I knew God had placed me with a compassionate, and caring therapist. Without a doubt I would recommend Thriveworks and their team of professionals
Conway Nov 2019
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★★★★★
Thriveworks is a top notch facility with great after hour scheduling. The environment is very inviting and peaceful. Therapist work diligently to serve their clients with the highest quality of therapy. Kristen Grubbs is one of the exemplary therapist and is highly recommended.
Read more Thriveworks is a top notch facility with great after hour scheduling. The environment is very inviting and peaceful. Therapist work diligently to serve their clients with the highest quality of therapy. Kristen Grubbs is one of the exemplary therapist and is highly recommended.
Conway Nov 2019
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★★★★★
Kristen Grubbs Is an exceptionally great therapist. She takes time to listen and understand her client needs and works with care, compassion, and integrity to ensure that their counseling needs are met.
Read more Kristen Grubbs Is an exceptionally great therapist. She takes time to listen and understand her client needs and works with care, compassion, and integrity to ensure that their counseling needs are met.
Conway Nov 2019
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★★★★★
Letha is a person who is blessed to be doing exactly what she was meant to do in life. She puts her heart and soul into everything she does and her patients will benefit greatly from this approach. When you combine her compassion and her commitment she will be a pleasure to work with.
Read more Letha is a person who is blessed to be doing exactly what she was meant to do in life. She puts her heart and soul into everything she does and her patients will benefit greatly from this approach. When you combine her compassion and her commitment she will be a pleasure to work with.
Conway Sep 2019
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★★★★★
Letha is one of those special people that instantly puts you at ease & makes you feel like you have known her for all of your life. She constantly shares emphatic wisdom and knowledge with a God focused foundation, and an awesome sense of humor. She has been such a blessing in my life, as I know she will be to all those she counsels. Her compassion for other people is inexhaustible!! Thriveworks is blessed by having Letha Richardson as a counselor - she ROCKS at it !!!
Read more Letha is one of those special people that instantly puts you at ease & makes you feel like you have known her for all of your life. She constantly shares emphatic wisdom and knowledge with a God focused foundation, and an awesome sense of humor. She has been such a blessing in my life, as I know she will be to all those she counsels. Her compassion for other people is inexhaustible!! Thriveworks is blessed by having Letha Richardson as a counselor - she ROCKS at it !!!
Conway Aug 2019
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★★★★★
By having Letha as an employee you have a good one. She loves being a councilor. She is very outgoing and observant of the people she is in contact with. She will be an excellent employee.
Read more By having Letha as an employee you have a good one. She loves being a councilor. She is very outgoing and observant of the people she is in contact with. She will be an excellent employee.
Conway Aug 2019
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★★★★★
The people who work here are incredibly welcoming and friendly! I love and appreciate how I instantly feel at home at Thriveworks. The atmosphere is also very calming in general; less like an office building, more like a home. 😁
Read more The people who work here are incredibly welcoming and friendly! I love and appreciate how I instantly feel at home at Thriveworks. The atmosphere is also very calming in general; less like an office building, more like a home. 😁
Conway Aug 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks in Conway, AR is located off of Dave Ward Dr, at the intersection of Fannie Dr and Shelby Trail and just west of Interstate 40. Our building is neighbored by European Wax Center, Noydeen Medical Group, and Krispy Kreme, and is across the street from C2 Powersports. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Phone number

(501) 406-0504

Languages spoken by AR providers

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