I believe that Christian counseling is a healing ministry offered in the name of Jesus Christ. My own faith in Jesus is the foundation for my life and impacts how I view the problems my patients face and the solutions that I encourage them to explore.
I believe that the Bible is God’s Holy Word and provides answers to difficult life circumstances. I draw upon various scriptures to help people gain a sense of God’s love for them and to reference ways of managing difficult emotional problems such as anxiety and depression.
I also find that the Bible is rich in examples of people struggling with relationship problems and other heartaches. Discussing some of these examples often helps people to feel that they are not alone and that God’s help and instruction is constant and has not changed over time.
I believe in the power of prayer and I pray for my patients on frequent basis. I am also available to pray with my patients upon request.
I further believe that Christian counseling involves the integration of Christian values and beliefs with professional training and experience. Any professional training that I receive must be consistent with my Christian beliefs in order to be used in my counseling ministry
For more information about Susan’s professional background and training click here.
Susan can be reached at the Traverse City Clinic of Pine Rest by calling (231) 947-2255.