I love to consult with pastors, ministers and counselors regarding the creation and flourishing of counseling ministry within the church, para-church ministries and counseling practices. Building a lay counseling ministry in a church setting comes with many challenges, so I love to share what we’ve learned. I also love consulting in regard to specific cases of care that occur within church settings and counseling practices. I’ve talked with pastors about ways the leaders of a church can come alongside couples, families and individuals who are suffering in significant ways. While professional counseling is a helpful resource, pastors shouldn’t have to outsource all the care to someone who’s not functioning within the Body of believers. At our church, we’ve developed a care planning process that allows us to be consistent and thoughtful when working with those who are carrying very heavy burdens of sin and suffering.


Teaching

I’ve had the honor of educating churches, communities and counseling practices in how to create trauma-informed environments in which to help foster healing to those who are most vulnerable. I have created practical materials for ministry leaders and counselors to help them care for trauma survivors and those struggling with mental illness. I teach on topics such as panic attacks, conflict resolution, marriage care, grief, anxiety, parenting, and depression. I also love to spend time working with businesses and churches regarding resiliency and burnout prevention when working with high-risk and suffering populations. I’d love to work with your organization!

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