A SAFE PLACE TO BE REAL
We welcome all comers, both believers and nonbelievers alike without judgment or imposition of our values or beliefs.
"I am the vine, and you are the branches: Those who abide in me, & I in them, the same brings forth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing. My commandment is to love & unselfishly seek the best for one another, just as I have loved you" John 15:5&12/Acts 17:28.
GOD-CENTERED, CLINICALLY SOUND, PROFESSIONALLY LICENSED
SPIRITUALLY MOTIVATED, EXPERIENTIALLY BASED
Whether you wish to attend to long-standing issues or deal with life's unexpected events . . . Together we can face your challenges, and create opportunities for you to emerge even stronger.
Intimate relationships are the greatest reward but the hardest to get right: We aim to cultivate an environment where all can feel safe, valued, cared for, and given the opportunity to form meaningful connections with each other. Our approach is non-pathologizing in practice. Relationships are sacred, and something to be honored and developed while respecting each & everyone's individual differences
Only love matters. Either we rest within its presence or suffer because of its absence.
Is Christian Counseling Different? No and Yes.
NO - because we are committed to providing all clients with nothing less than high quality care using treatment interventions informed by a well of evidence based research.
YES - because we are creating an intentional space for clients to integrate their Christian faith only if they so desire. We are simply hoping to light a candle in the window for folks looking for something like this in the sea of options being provided.
I am Trained, Competent and Licensed in everything Clinical the same as you would find with any other professional Counselor. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy / Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy / Motivational Interviewing / Object Relations Therapy ... and much more - However, I have the added expertise and training to work with you on spiritual issues and how they tie in with all other dimensions of who you are.
The Hole in Wholistic Health Care
Symptoms are red flags to deeper core issues. If a counselor only treats the surface symptoms the deeper issues remain to manifest again later, maybe even in a different or worse way. I advocate attending to the present suffering but also to the healing of the whole person - body, mind and spirit rather than solely focusing on the treatment of the symptoms of a disease, disorder or condition. Whole health healing endeavors to create a harmonious balance among the body, mind and spirit of each person and includes healing of the whole person, including physical, psychological, social, emotional and spiritual care. Avoidance of spiritual care that attends to the spiritual needs of a person by anyone in the helping field creates “a hole” in wholistic care.
Spirituality is the essence of life. Spirituality is the nature that animates and exists within each person, while religion is the practice of beliefs and ritual observance of faith. Spirituality is active and expressive. It permeates our life through relationship with the Holy Spirit and infuses us with unfolding meaning for being, awareness of who we are, our purpose in being, and our inner resources. It shapes - and is shaped by - our life journey with Christ Jesus (Micah 6:8, 1st John 1:5-10, & Amos 3:3). Spirituality informs the ways we live and experience life, the ways we encounter mystery, and the ways we relate and respond to all aspects of life. Inherent to being human, spirituality is expressed and experienced through living with intimacy and connectedness to God, the self, others, and nature.
Spiritual / Emotional / Psychological / Physical / Relational
All five core areas of what make you human are inextricably connected with each other so what affects one influences them all. So if you have a problem in one area it will cause problems in all of the others to a greater or lesser extent. The Spiritual heart is your foundation from which all else flows right or wrong, to the degree things are off in that dimension everything else will also be skewed accordingly. Proverbs 4:23 / Jeremiah 29:11-13/ Matthew 6:21 (33) / James 1:17 & 4:8 / Romans 5:5 / Galatians 4:6-7
Emotionally Focused Therapy / Gottman Couples Therapy / Imago Therapy / Discernment Therapy / Relational Life Therapy
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you” - Psalm 32:8
The wounds that we have experienced are often the doorways into the very best and most beautiful part of us.
Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy & Family Therapy
Including, but not limited to the following:
Depression, anxiety, loss of energy, excessive worry
Grief and Loss
Self-Esteem / Shame
Family Systems, communication, and dynamics
Premarital, marital, blended families/step-parenting, divorce
Military issues - deployment related, familial separation, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), domestic violence, suicidal ideations, transitioning back into community
This practice does not participate in legal proceedings to determine custody.
OneHeartTLC International Christian Counseling Ministries NLLC©
The Transformation Center and OneHeartTLC counseling ministries purpose is to help you thrive. We are a clinically sound and professionally licensed, non-denominational, faith-based collaborative. We provide our clients with personalized individual (adult), couples, marital and family therapy, life coaching, and consulting services tailored to their unique character and circumstances.
In addition to our distinction in Christian spiritual and relational matters, we have experience and expertise in the treatment of developmental and behavioral issues, mental health, emotional regulation, as well as trauma and addictions. Our services are confidential and HIPAA compliant.
Via comprehensive individualized adult, couples, family, and group therapy, or meetings, seminars, conferences, and workshops, we work with you to find [w]holistic solutions so you can achieve your passion and purpose, embrace life fully, and engage in healthier more satisfying relationships.
The Transformation Center and OneHeartTLC is culturally competent, observes biblical values, utilizes evidence based methods, and networks with other area providers to supply you with the best available integrative care. Our goal is that our clients become independent and self-sufficient. We believe in the old proverb “give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach them to fish and they are fed for all of their lifetime.” Our desire is to help our clients learn to make good decisions, discover better solutions, and prepare themselves for future opportunities.
Most importantly, we partner with the Holy Spirit to empower lifestyle changes through a discipleship paradigm that is essential to accomplish your goals and enjoy a better quality of life as you journey with us Through the Love of Christ (Ephesians 3:14-21).
Commit your way to the Lord, Trust in Him, And He shall bring it to pass - Psalm 37:5
WHEN ALL HOPE SEEMS LOST
Hebrews 4:12: "For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and able to discern the thoughts and intents of the heart." That means He can cut away your old behaviors to give you the life which He created you for (2nd Corinthians 5:16-17; Isaiah 46:10; Jeremiah 29:1-13; Ephesians 2:10).
What Can I Expect?
You can expect therapy in a professional, caring and comfortable environment that promotes emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. You will receive guidance, support and skill-building to help you through the stress and hopelessness of life’s hard times.
My therapy orientation is eclectic and is a customized combination of therapies and techniques dependent on the client. Therapy sessions are on a weekly basis. We like to use a Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual Model and an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy approach, if appropriate or a combination of both, and believe that change and transformation is possible. You will be supported and respected.
I collaborate with my clients to address the unhealthy patterns, communication problems, and difficulties in their lives. YOU are the expert on the content of your life. I am the co-facilitator in the process.
Healing takes place only within the context of relationships; it cannot occur in isolation, because the hurt wasn't created in isolation Jehovah Rapha - "The Lord is my Healer" Exodus 15:16 / James 4:8(a) / 1st Corinthians 6:17(a)
“Come to me, all who are weary and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28–30)
His will, His way, His plan, His purpose for Your Life - Ephesians 2:10, Philippians 2:13, Proverbs 3:5-6, 16:9, 21:2, Psalms 25:4, Psalms 32:8, 37:23, 119:105 & 133, Isaiah 48:17, Micah 6:8, 1st John 1:5-7, Jeremiah 6:16,10:23, 29:11-13
You shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it”