HFM Christian Counseling Center
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I work for God and in His service I know that He blesses me with His wisdom. I am able to direct my clients based on using His Word as my workbook. God is always present with my clients and I. With Godly counsel relationships and many other issues can be healed! Dr. Terry Aaron, Ph.D. says, "Being in the Spirit! I have been in a "helping others" job setting all my life. Regardless of the types of services I have done, it only takes one "thank you" to press me on to the next level. Working for God full time is an answer to my prayers!" God gives us gifts and talents. Do you know what yours are? We can sometimes help you discover them which will help to prepare you for servings God. Wheather you are going through rough times, a failing relationship or just need someone to talk to, rest assured, we can help you be an "overcomer"! I am an uncompensated employee for His Kingdom. I love to help others find hope and resolution for their lives!
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?We have done a lot of research and internet searches. We have determined several things in the process regarding the issue of pricing and services. Other similar organizations that say they are Non-Profit and advertise in the "Christian Counseling" category appears, in the majority, to be an advertising phrase merely to get listed on more search engines than they would if they did not include it. The other fact is that even most of those who are Non-Profit charge a significant higher price (fee) for similar services. We consider our advertised amounts to be charitable contributions or donations. We work with all clients. From Pro-Bono (free) to sliding scale reductions according to incomes.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?The short version is that I answered a calling from God.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Questions to Ask When Choosing a Counselor 1. - Is Gods Word the source of their counsel? Is the Bible seen as being one truth among many other truths, or is it the most reliable place for real help? Find a counselor that is convinced that real truth applied to real problems brings about real change. Lives are changed as the truth of God, as revealed in His word, is applied to the toughest problems. 2. - Is the counselor biblically sound? Most counseling errors stem from the fact that the counselor has views of God, change, problems, etc., which are shaped more by culture and Pop-Psychology than by Gods Word. Sound theology should shape their psychology rather than the other way around. 3. - Is the counselor committed to growth and change, or are they more interested in endless discussions about the problem? Many counselors are good at diagnosing but dont have answers for change. What results is Diagnostic Damnation. Seek out a counselor that is more concerned with God honoring change, than with labels. 4. - Will the counselor lead me to answers found in Gods Word, or tell me the answers are within me? Most of the 250 commonly used approaches to counseling assume the answers are found within. Find a counselor who understands that the Bible teaches that we need outside counsel from God and His revealed truth. They should point people to real answers, not more self-focus. 5. - Is the counselor well-trained? Find a counseling center that is well-trained in Biblical counseling. They should provide in-house training in addition to the degrees they have already received. Please check out the ABC network to help locate a Biblical counseling center in your area. 6. - Will the counselor honor my marriage? Much marriage counseling today is really divorce counseling. Counselors split couples up to work on individual issues with the end result being the couple growing further apart. Ask the counselor if they take seriously the commandment to not separate what God has joined together. Couples should be counseled together and work toward real changes that will grow the worst marriages into marriages that sing. 7. - Will the counselor honor my authority as a parent? Some counselors meet alone with children, and do not include parents in the process. Find out if the counselor will counsel kids with their parents present as well, because we believe it to be the best way to implement real change. Biblical counseling equips parents to lead their children.