Journey Counseling Center, Biblically based and Clinically trained. Maybe you’re interested, but what does it mean – especially the “Biblical” part?
First: Journey’s therapists and clinicians all have Master’s degrees, clinical training, and supervision as a requirement to provide professional counseling. We adhere to the ethical practices of the American Counseling Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Second – and an effort to answer the bigger question: Journey’s therapists and clinicians are human. We have good days and bad days, ups and downs. Our staff believes that the stories in the Bible (Scripture) are true, inspired by God, and useful in training us to live in healthy and God-honoring ways. “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.” (2 Tim. 3:16) Therefore, we believe the Bible is like a map, guiding and teaching us about the human condition and the landscape of our hearts, minds, and souls. It speaks about a damaged (fallen) world that is hard to live in. This rings true in our personal experiences of suffering and in the lives of our family, friends, co-workers, church members… the list goes on and on. These stories, Scripture, validate our humanness; we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14), and yet we struggle with loving and being in relationship with God and others well; “None is righteous, no, not one;” (Romans 3:10).
Journey’s therapists and clinicians hold these beliefs while we honor and work alongside our clients. Yes, we have the desire to talk about Jesus, and no, our primary mission is not to coerce our clients to be Christians. Our primary mission is this: to exemplify Christ-like actions and thoughts by helping our clients walk through the healing process and to do the necessary work to become better husbands and wives, sisters and brothers, friends and coworkers in the knowledge of our Savior. We hope our clients will find truth, grace, humility, compassion, and wisdom in our counseling center.
To ask questions and find out more about biblical and clinical counseling, contact Journey at 540-908-3464.