The future depends on what you do in the present
Therapy that is Clinically Sound and Biblically Supported
You can feel better after a talk with a close friend or relative when dealing with moderate or severe emotional distress. However, this relief is often temporary. Talking with a trained professional helps alleviate emotional distress. Applying proven Biblical Principles brings about lasting change that is undeniable. We want to help you move forward in your God given purpose.
Our therapists are trained professionals who operate from a Biblical world view. We care about people and want to help you realize the grace of God in your own life. Each therapist has their own niche and has a track record of helping many people navigate through difficult circumstances to find the peace that only God can give. Your emotional health affects your spiritual life, finances, relationships, and career. Make your emotional health a priority and start the healing process today.
We thank our clients and referral sources as we transitioned to Telehealth effective March 23 2020. Everyone has been so cooperative! We anticipate continuing Telehealth through the end of April 2020 unless Governor Cooper lifts the Stay At Home Order. To view the specific order, please click on the link below. We will continue to offer Telehealth as a service for those who prefer that method of interaction. You need to have audio and video capability. Here is Governor Cooper’s directive: Click here to view EO121 Stay at Home Order 3 PDF
April is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor through the North Carolina Board of Licensed…
Kenn works with adults and adolescents (12-17 years of age) to address issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and…
Freedom From Substance Abuse Group
(Saturdays – Pre-Registration Required)
Is a Graduate Counseling Student Intern (Summer and Fall 2022) from Liberty University in VA…
Karen C. Albrecht is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC), Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS), and…
Wendy is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and a Licensed Clinical Addictions…
Nancy is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC). She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Marshall University (West Virginia) and her Masters degree from Marshall University…
Barbara Kohler is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Ordained Christian Minister and Singer/Songwriter. Barbara uses a Christ centered approach in working with clients. Applying biblical…
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A number of benefits are available from participating in therapy. Therapists can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and creative blocks. Many people also find that counselors can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life. Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from therapy include:
- Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
- Developing skills for improving your relationships
- Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
- Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
- Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
- Improving communications and listening skills
- Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
- Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
- Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence
Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you’ve faced, there’s nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. In fact, therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you’re at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking therapy. Therapy provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome whatever challenges you face.
People have many different motivations for coming to psychotherapy. Some may be going through a major life transition (unemployment, divorce, new job, etc.), or are not handling stressful circumstances well. Some people need assistance managing a range of other issues such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship problems, spiritual conflicts and creative blocks. Therapy can help provide some much needed encouragement and help with skills to get them through these periods. Others may be at a point where they are ready to learn more about themselves or want to be more effective with their goals in life. In short, people seeking psychotherapy are ready to meet the challenges in their lives and ready to make changes in their lives.
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy session. Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development. Either way, it is most common to schedule regular sessions with your therapist (usually weekly).
It is important to understand that you will get more results from therapy if you actively participate in the process. The ultimate purpose of therapy is to help you bring what you learn in session back into your life. Therefore, beyond the work you do in therapy sessions, your therapist may suggest some things you can do outside of therapy to support your process – such as reading a pertinent book, journaling on specific topics, noting particular behaviors or taking action on your goals. People seeking psychotherapy are ready to make positive changes in their lives, are open to new perspectives and take responsibility for their lives.
It is well established that the long-term solution to mental and emotional problems and the pain they cause cannot be solved solely by medication. Instead of just treating the symptom, therapy addresses the cause of our distress and the behavior patterns that curb our progress. You can best achieve sustainable growth and a greater sense of well-being with an integrative approach to wellness. Working with your medical doctor you can determine what’s best for you, and in some cases a combination of medication and therapy is the right course of action.
To determine if you have mental health coverage through your insurance carrier, the first thing you should do is call them. Check your coverage carefully and make sure you understand their answers. Some helpful questions you can ask them:
- What are my mental health benefits?
- What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
- How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
- How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?
- Is approval required from my primary care physician?
Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and psychotherapist. Successful therapy requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but the therapist’s office. Every therapist should provide a written copy of their confidential disclosure agreement, and you can expect that what you discuss in session will not be shared with anyone. This is called “Informed Consent”. Sometimes, however, you may want your therapist to share information or give an update to someone on your healthcare team (your Physician, Naturopath, Attorney), but by law your therapist cannot release this information without obtaining your written permission.
However, state law and professional ethics require therapists to maintain confidentiality except for the following situations:
* Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.
* If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threated to harm another person.