Faith-based therapy incorporates an understanding of values upheld in your spiritual practice to focus on body, soul, and mental/emotional healing.
Several of our therapists at New Leaf provide faith-based-specific counseling for individuals, couples, and families. All our therapy services are provided from an affirming and inclusive lens, prioritizing safety for all communities including LGBTQIA+ and other marginalized populations. It is our goal to support all walks of life, whether you are a person of Christian faith or otherwise.
You may find that during hard times your relationship with God or your higher power becomes complex. Many people find it difficult to immerse themselves in faith, or call upon their faith to guide them through dark times and interpersonal or mental health struggles. It may be important to you to maintain a relationship with your spirituality and/or higher power; faith-based counseling is an appropriate place to rebuild, restore, or create a spiritual understanding of yourself and your purpose.
It is important to note that although several of our therapists provide specific faith-based services, they are only implemented upon direct request. Furthermore, all of our therapists take an individualized approach to therapy sessions – all of us here at New Leaf are committed to helping you incorporate your faith and spirituality into sessions as desired, regardless of seeking faith-specific counseling. There are no preconceived notions of whether our clients would benefit from a faith-based approach, so it is important to discuss your wishes with our intake coordinator when beginning your therapeutic process.
Common issues addressed in faith-based counseling:
Note: Many of the issues addressed in faith-based counseling are common to everyone, regardless of faith.
- Grief and Loss
- Relationship issues
- Premarital counseling
- Family or parenting support
- Life transitions
- Restoring faith or spiritual principles
- Finding community
- Expanding support
During Christian and/or faith-based counseling sessions, you can expect:
Use of faith-based language such as referring to higher power, God, or other spiritual deities.
Engaging in any form of prayer or meditation that suits you and your current standing with your faith.
Relating Christian or spiritual concepts to your individual struggles.
Finding ways to utilize your faith during difficult times outside of session.
Exercises or activities to strengthen your relationship with your higher power and community.
If you are curious about how services at New Leaf can support you spiritually,
please contact our intake coordinator to ask important questions