Professional Christian Counseling Services
Life can be complex, and sometimes you find yourself in the midst of overwhelming stress. You may be seeking counseling for any number of reasons, but we understand that the emotional pain and suffering you are experiencing is very real. You may be experiencing emotional pain and impairment in your life as a result of:
- Substance abuse
- Grief over loss or pain
- Health problems
- Financial instability
- Loss related to aging
- Marital issues
- Past traumatic life events
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Mood disturbance such as anxiety and depression
- Adjustment to retirement or aging
- Family conflict
At HARP Christian Counseling our counselors believe that help is available and that healing and change is possible as our compassionate and caring staff work with you to find solutions to life's problems. Healing of the whole person-emotional, physical, and spiritual-is central to finding solutions that last and enable you to experience the satisfaction, joy, contentment, and peace that God intends for your life.
WHAT IS THE CHRISTIAN COUNSELING APPROACH?
All of the staff contracted or employed by HARP Christian Counseling are committed Christians who are dedicated to providing counseling that is compassionate, Biblical, and life changing. There are many facets to our approach to counseling that makes it different than the traditional secular approach. Our counselors desire to integrate Biblical wisdom with therapeutic approaches to problem solving in such a manner that our techniques are both mentally, emotionally, and spiritually healing. As Christian counselors we understand that everyone coming to HARP Christian Counseling for help comes with their own history in regards to a faith experience. We understand that faith is not a part of everyone's life and will accept this person where they are while attempting to assist this person in finding the love and help of God. We also understand the diversity of beliefs within the various Christian traditions and denominations, knowing that we each come to God along a unique path as He draws us into a relationship with Himself.
INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING SERVICES
As the name suggests, individual therapy is all about the patient as an individual. People seek professional help for various problems, mental and emotional illnesses, and traumatic life events. Our therapists are prepared to assess each individual's need and to develop an appropriate treatment plan. Therapy sessions typically last about 60 minutes, and the frequency of appointments will depend on your specific treatment plan. Regular attendance is strongly recommended for the fastest path to recovery. When you enlist our services, you can expect to be treated with respect, understanding and compassion. We provide a warm, safe and comfortable setting and encourage you to work through issues at your own pace. But you will also be challenged and engaged -- only through hard work can we overcome the burdens of the past and look to a brighter future ahead.
Marriage is a wonderful gift from God but it can be challenging for two unique people with different needs to live as one. Our therapists are committed to helping you overcome the challenges that have developed in your marriage which have led you to seek marriage counseling. You will receive affirmation and support as you work toward change as a couple. Both spouses will be asked to participate in sessions. You can expect to receive guidance that will lead to successful changes. The work is up to you and your spouse to rebuild your relationship in a healthy manner. Your successful marriage impacts more than just your life, particularly if you have children. Strong marriages are central to healthy families and the nurturing of children. We encourage each marriage partner to evaluate the investment you have made into your marriage before seeking divorce and dissolution of many years of intimacy. HARP Christian Counseling staff are enthusiastic about marriage and believe that with God's help, forgiveness, and commitment, most problems can be overcome when both spouses are equally devoted to marriage restoration. HARP Christian Counseling staff will also provide premarital counseling to couples seeking to enrich their marriage from the start.
Clients have the option to receive services at the office or to receive services in the convenience of their own location through the ease of telehealth. When you make a telehealth appointment with a HARP Christian Counseling therapist, you can rest easy knowing that your session is secure, effective and covered under most insurance plans. Many insurance plans are covering telehealth fully without a copayment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will collect your usual copayment until insurance begins to provide full coverage, and refund any excess payments once those funds are received from your insurance company. Secure We use secure technology to keep your personal health information private. All telehealth appointments are subject to the same strict HIPAA standards as in-person sessions. Effective Research shows that telehealth services are as effective as in-person appointments when it comes to treating mental health concerns or addressing other personal issues that our clients are facing. Some people find that telehealth is more helpful because they are able to attend appointments regularly and do not have as many barriers to overcome if they do not have to travel to an office for an appointment. Travel time is completely eliminated and scheduling is more convenient. Covered Most insurance policies that cover mental and behavioral health services provide coverage for telehealth appointments as well. Our clinicians work with most major insurance providers so that you can access the care you need while at the same time utilizing your health insurance benefits.
COUNSELING SERVICES DURING COVID-19.
HARP Christian Counseling providers are available to provide both in office sessions (in a modified format) or telehealth services utilizing a secure video conferencing format. Office sessions are limited each day to reduce risk of exposure to both clients and staff and to allow time to sanitize the office between sessions. Clients are asked to wait in their vehicle until their appointment time, and only the client will enter the building. Once inside the building, the therapist and client are separated by a barrier that prevents transmission of the virus. We are utilizing our front lobby and back lobby as a therapy room to accomplish this purpose. While not as ideal as entering the office of the therapist, this modified office sessions is just as private. At this time the bathrooms of the agency are closed to the public due to the pandemic.
You enlarged my path under me; So my feet did not slip.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness. For His name’s sake.
Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths.
In the path of righteousness is life, and in its pathway there is no death.
Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life, but he who rejects reproof leads others astray.
Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure.
But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day.
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.