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Spirituality & Philosophy

Psychological counseling and therapy services are designed to help one think through the struggles in life. In therapy, we come together to examine issues that can at times reach to the core of our spiritual existence in unique ways. However, many religious/spiritually based people do not perceive the helping professions as being open or supportive of our views. This leaves us reluctant to reach out and seek professional counseling at critical times in their lives.

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Spiritual Growth vs. the Quick Fix

Our faith, and existence, is not built on a constant search for the direct and immediate experience and a spiritual journey with God. The reality is that we can have periods of time when we do have the "mountain top experiences." However, ultimately we all have to come down from the mountain and be among the everyday issues of life. Real faith and commitment come from dealing with each moment, each day, and each problem that we have to face in life. We can experience God through knowledge and our own personal growth that we gain from this knowledge. Doing...

The Spiritual Responsibility of Therapy

Spirituality for the individual requires understanding and examining many issues, but must consider the five important issues of love:  Others, Forgiveness, Work, Belonging, and God. Love of Others This suggests that love demands attachment, yet requires a healthy distance. Love of Forgiveness Forgiving frees us from the harmful effects of anger, hate, humiliation and embarrassment. It also involves totally accepting others and the differences of others. Love of forgiveness also requires that we "forgive ourselves" for the past in order to free us to be part of the present and future. Love of Work God is present not only in prayers but also in the...