Christian Counseling in Santa Cruz
"This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says:
'In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength.'" Isaiah 30:15
Most people who come to therapy are in some state of distress or hopelessness due to various life circumstances. It is so encouraging to remember that whatever the specific situation is that you are facing, God is there with you. No matter how hopeless you feel, or how long you have been suffering, He is there, and He wants to bring hope and healing back into your life. He desires for you and your loved ones to thrive and flourish, like trees flourishing alongside a river, with deep roots and no fear of drought. That sounds great, doesn't it? I love that imagery...even in the midst of challenges, with God by our side, we can thrive and overcome.
That is why Christ-centered therapy can be so powerful...because it acknowledges Jesus as the true healer. I specialize in coming alongside individuals and couples to help them to grow closer to God as they explore challenges that they feel unable to face alone. We are not meant to go through life alone...we were created for relationship with our Creator, and for relationships with each other. Sometimes the support and safety that Christ-centered counseling can offer is just what is needed to move forward into the hope, healing and peace that God desires for you.