Our Specialties | Christian Faith and Spiritual Counseling
Christian Faith and Spiritual Counseling
We are deeply committed to caring for your spirit, as well as your mind and body, to strive for a more holistic approach in counseling. If religion or spirituality is an important part of your life, we believe that it can be highly beneficial to integrate your faith into your healing journey. Counseling frequently involves learning how to build or strengthen your support systems. Leaning into positive relationships and faith in community can provide a stronger foundation for whatever you are facing.
We have an open door for all and will work with you to integrate your faith traditions into your treatment according to your belief system. We can discuss spiritual concepts together, and can work with you through experiences of doubt, anger, shame, or other issues which may keep you from seeking healing. If you find a personal relationship with a higher power is life-giving, then cultivating that aspect of your life has a place in your journey towards fullness and peace.
The Ethos team is most experienced in counseling according to the Christian faith, including several ordained ministers of different denominations, and staff who are intentional about incorporating faith into their own personal lives. Prayer, reading the Bible, attending church, and sacraments are central elements of the Christian faith. We are comfortable in exploring the value of and integrating these practices into your treatment plan in ways that you find beneficial. For example, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a modality of therapy which focuses heavily on the cause-effect relationship between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. The Bible teaches accordingly about the power of our thoughts through the writings of St. Paul the Apostle: “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things” (Philippians 4:7). Mindfulness techniques such as guided imagery can often be especially powerful when meditating on the promises and prayers of Scripture and the Church.