Therapy is always beneficial to you and your relationships. When you’re strong in your faith, having a faith-based clinical expert likely means quite a bit. Life as a Christian doesn’t exempt you from dealing with the problems of this world, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you want secular solutions.
Dr. Judy E. Vansiea understands. As a faith-based provider, she works within the framework of your faith to provide answers that reflect our shared Christian worldview. Learn more about four of the great benefits of receiving faith-based counseling from Dr. Vansiea of Coping Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry Services.
Why choose faith-based counseling?
Faith-based counseling provides the comfort and familiarity of a Christian worldview with the best technologies and approaches that science has to offer.
You still learn how to cope with all of the struggles that living in the world causes, but you do so from a specifically Christian perspective.
Four benefits of faith-based counseling
Faith-based counseling has many benefits. These are just a few:
It recognizes an absolute truth
Regular, secular counseling leaves out one essential thing that we share: belief in Jesus Christ as our savior. You can rest assured that Dr. Vansiea never tells you anything that’s in conflict with your faith.
Even the methods that we may use in treatment, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or motivational interviewing, are always in harmony with your faith. When you’re dealing with matters of the heart, sometimes the heart can’t be trusted.
You need a practitioner who can tell you when what you’re feeling isn’t in line with Scripture.
It includes prayer
When you give permission to Dr. Vansiea, she prays with you and for you. Belief in prayer is a major component of our Christian faith, and it can make a significant difference in the outcome of your life. Counseling produces better results when it includes an alignment with your faith.
It emphasizes forgiveness
Most secular counselors advise you to cut off certain relationships if they’re deemed detrimental to you. While sometimes it may be a necessary step, there’s a significant difference between doing so in a spirit of anger versus a spirit of forgiveness.
Forgiveness is a part of the Christian life, even when it may be difficult. Dr. Vansiea is capable of helping you learn to forgive even the most painful hurts.
It’s about more than just the absence of conflict
The goal of counseling is not just to feel better or feel the absence of conflict. It’s about living your life in accordance with biblical principles as much as possible.
Mental health issues can create conflict in your life. Secular counselors aim only to help you feel better, but faith-based counseling seeks to bring alignment to your life with the principles of Jesus Christ and the Bible through mind, body and spirit alignment..
If you want to seek help for your issues, there’s no better time to start than right now. Contact Dr. Judy E. Vansiea of Coping Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry Services or book an appointment online.