Aaron's Aid Christian Counseling
In aproximately 2003 my husband and I were counseling with Mark. We were desperate for help, understanding, and relief. We literally felt something destroying us inwardly, confusing every thing we believed in. This one thing we could not overcome was killing our marriage. After searching books, talking to other counselors, going to marriage conferences.... really we couldn't quite put our finger on it or get to the root. However Mark was discerning, compassionate, non judgmental and real. He was able to help my husband let his guard down and be honest, open and willing ;by the power of the Holy Spirit working through him. We did counsel for a good several months but it was do to my husbands unwillingness to be completely honest in the beginning. I will never forget that evening when my husband returned home form what may have been one of their last sessions. I was nearly afraid there was such a notable difference in his eyes and his tone of voice and his entire demeanor. He was calm, he was changed, transformed he was peaceful, He was free! The shame, the guilt was gone. His eyes were clear , His heart was lifted. I had my husband back in a way I had not ever known him. God really used mark to bring about a deliverance we never knew was available. This was 12 years ago. Of course like anything one must continue to do what is required to keep the results achieved. If we were talking weight loss , one would continue to eat healthy and exercise. Lets just say we can use some review it has been awhile now (13 years or more) and sometimes a refresher course is needed. I plan to contact Mark for a check up. I believe the Lord led me to find his business I did not know existed. At the time we counseled, it was more casual not a business. I am so happy to have found him after all these years. I highly recommend Mark as he is a great tool in God's hand to bring loving compassionate help to those hurting and bound up by their past and own short comings. Blessings to this business!Aug 3, 2015
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LocationLong Beach, CA 90808
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- What types of customers have you worked with?My services are based upon a Biblical foundation and my 30+ years experience as a pastor / counselor. I have seen God resolve issues of the heart and emotions that have caused conflict and turmoil within interpersonal relationships (marriage & family), and individual problems related to self esteem and substance dependence. Stressing an importance of a proper personal relationship with God, I have helped clients to realize the biblical principles that will resolve their conflicts when properly understood and consistently applied. When dealing with addiction and low self esteem, I have seen God move to redeem and restore by revealing the exact source of the conflict, and providing reasonable alternative.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?My advice to al prospective clients is to first decide why they are really seeking counsel. Sometimes people haven't considered their emotional response to whatever conflict has caused them to seek counsel. Without a proper evaluation of the real issues, pinpointing the exact cause is virtually impossible. If we don't properly identify the cause, we can't remedy the problem. Therefore I provide an initial free consultation where we explore these issues to determine what counsel is appropriate, before engaging them in any commitment. I recommend establishing a goals oriented set of sessions that will progressively move a client away from their problem to full and complete remedy in a minimal, but expedient time frame. Therefore, I ask them to compare my services to others before entering into any counseling.