When life gets tough, sometimes our spiritual life suffers. Your faith may mean a lot to you, and it can be an essential part of healing.
You’ve probably already discovered that all of your problems can’t be solved by reading your Bible and praying more. Let us help you make sense of God’s plan in the midst of your struggles.
Since all Truth is God’s Truth, we can point out ways that Scripture confirms psychology and help you come up with a plan for expressing your emotions and handling life’s struggles in a way that honors God.
Whether you’re searching for Christian counseling or want advice that incorporates a spiritual perspective, you can count on the team at Taylor Counseling Group to address your emotional and spiritual concerns.
- Meet Our Therapists
- What Is Faith-Based Therapy?
- What Is Unique About a Faith-Based Therapist’s Approach?
- What Is Christian Premarital Counseling?
- What Questions Do Counselors Ask in Faith-Based Premarital Counseling?
- What Are the Benefits of Faith-Based Premarital Counseling?
Christian Hill, MA, LPC
Catherine “Catie” VanDamme, M.A. LPC
Blake Fogle, MA, LPC
West HoustonView Profile
Abigail Locke, M.A., LPC, CCTP-II
Kotia Whitaker, M.S. LMFT
San AntonioView Profile
Crystal Williamson, MSW, LCSW
Fort WorthView Profile
Colleen Farris, MS, LPC
Johanna Horstman, MA, LPC
Alfred Horstman, MA, LPC
Joy Lawson, MA, LPC
Cedar ParkView Profile
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Whether you’re an individual seeking spiritual and emotional guidance or you’re a couple facing troubling times, the team at Taylor Counseling Group is here to help. Many of our master-level clinicians combine proven therapeutic techniques with their biblical worldview to ensure you find the hope and healing you need.
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Many counseling models used in modern-day psychology help us theorize how and why people behave the way they do. If you have a strong faith, psychology is closely linked to your beliefs. Faith-based or Christian counseling comes from a biblical standpoint, allowing us to explain your emotions and behaviors through the lens of faith. Faith therapy sessions combine spirituality and Biblical concepts into the traditional therapeutic process to help facilitate change.
The foundation for psychological healing in faith-based counseling is based upon biblical truths, such as:
- All people are made in the image of God.
- God is real and wants us to be well and whole.
- God works in all people and can provide comfort and healing.
- God has created us with the capacity to think rationally and morally.
- We can manage ourselves and our environment.
- We are unique in our ability to relate to God and other people.
Shared faith and beliefs can provide a foundation for connection and rapport with your therapist that make a difference in managing your emotional and mental health. Finding a therapist who shares your belief system may be your most important criterion for counseling. That’s why we proudly provide faith-based counseling at Taylor Counseling Group.
Faith-based therapy often addresses many of the same concerns as other types of counseling, such as emotions, patterns of thinking and relating to other people. However, this therapeutic approach also allows you to process specific spiritual issues related to your emotional and behavioral symptoms in sessions with another person of the same faith.
How your therapist incorporates spiritual beliefs into your counseling experience may vary. We allow you to determine how much and in what way we incorporate spiritual beliefs into your therapy. However, your faith-based counseling session will include several unique characteristics, such as:
- The gentle sharing of biblical truths
- Understanding and honoring your faith commitment throughout the treatment process
- Integrating the mental, emotional, relational and spiritual aspects of care to help the whole person
- Incorporating Scripture or prayer based on your preference
- The gentle sharing of Biblical truths.
- Understanding and honoring your faith commitment throughout the treatment process.
- Integrating the mental, emotional, relational and spiritual aspects of care to help the whole person.
- Incorporating Scripture or prayer based on your preference.
Marriage is a life-changing milestone that involves much more than exchanging vows. Premarital biblical counseling can help you build a strong foundation of mutual respect, love and faith before you walk down the aisle.
Faith-based counseling is meant to help a couple understand the purpose of a marriage through a Christian lens and what it means to glorify God as a spouse. While in counseling, you and your partner can explore your spirituality together. You can determine how you’ll grow in faith side-by-side as you face life’s joys and challenges.
You’ll also identify and address any relationship concerns you have. Once your therapist gets to know you, you’ll focus on exploring relationship challenges and improving these areas. Topics you might explore include:
- Conflict management
- Problem-solving skills
- Marriage expectations
- Major differences
- Family history
- Love languages
- Short-term and long-term goals
Your therapist may use verses from the Bible relating to love, union, support and patience to guide you along the way.
In Christian premarital counseling, your counselor will ask various questions to learn about you, your partner and your relationship dynamics. Your answers will help your counselor pinpoint areas to improve. Their questions might include:
- How long have you been dating, and where did you meet?
- Did you know each other before you dated and if so, for how long?
- How did you decide you wanted to get married, and why?
- What’s your reason for premarital counseling?
- What challenges, if any, do you anticipate in your marriage?
- Do you plan to have children?
- How do you want to grow together spiritually?
Although choosing marriage is beautiful, it’s also a significant decision. Marriage is meant for life, in sickness and health. Getting premarital counseling will strengthen you as a couple so you’re prepared to handle life’s inevitable ups and downs together — forever.
Even if you don’t have relationship issues, it’s worth considering premarital counseling. You’ll learn essential skills to help you build and maintain a healthy marriage from the start.
Overall, faith-based premarital counseling can help you:
- Understand marriage and its purpose in glorifying God
- Establish reasonable expectations for each other
- Learn valuable communication and conflict-resolution skills
- Apply biblical ideas and values to your relationship
- Initiate a dialogue about vital topics like money, family and sex
- Identify and address known or hidden relationship issues
- Set goals for developing your faith together or living a prayerful life
- Prepare you for a strong, healthy marriage