What is a Christian counselor?

— A Christian counselor is a lot like any other counselor. I will listen to you and give you an objective perspective. My services are based primarily upon Biblical principles, but I use knowledge of personality and developmental theories, unconscious behaviors, common life traps, relationship dynamics, and an understanding of the relationship between the body, soul, and spirit to help you overcome obstacles. My goal is to help you achieve the full potential of what God created you to be.

How is Christian counseling different from professional counseling?

Christian counselors operate in a ministerial capacity and are not registered with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. I am not licensed by the State of Illinois to conduct “professional counseling” or “clinical professional counseling.” For this reason, I cannot perform clinical assessments, make diagnoses, provide medical referrals, or accept insurance. My formal counseling training is through a master’s degree program at Grace Seminary.

Do I have to believe in God to see a Christian counselor?

— No, but it helps! Anyone is able to see a Christian counselor. My goal is to help you find solutions to the problems you face, and many of my clients do not attend church. I will provide a safe, non-judgmental place for you to work through your private thoughts, emotions, and experiences. As a Christian counselor, my commitment is to providing mercy, comfort, and healing to all who hurting, burdened, and oppressed.

I’m not sure I want to see a Christian counselor. Can I try it before I commit?

— Sure. Contact me to schedule a 20-minute consultation at no cost.

Can I pay with insurance?

— No. I am unable to accept insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare.

Can I pay with a credit card?

— Yes, I accept most major credit cards.

How will my confidentiality be protected?

— In Illinois, communications with a Christian minister in a setting such as Christian counseling are protected by Clergy Privilege.