We are not state licensed LPC's. Biblical Counselors receive credentialing through various faith-based governing organizations. The organization to whom we are accountable for continuing education, ethical and Biblical counseling practices is the Association of Biblical Counselors.
All information you share will be strictly confidential, except that which is mandated as reportable by law, or that which you consent to have shared. We have an obligation to report any activity we have substantial reason to believe may lead to harm to the client or to another, but will make every effort to resolve the situation without breaking confidentiality.
As regards minor children, specifics shared by the child with the counselor will remain confidential, but parents will be kept informed of any helpful insights which may assist the parents in their care of the child.
While we will be praying for you outside of our meeting times and are expectant of positive results from the counseling process, we cannot guarantee any particular outcome. Active participation of all involved parties, including honesty and completion of any suggested homework assignments, will greatly assist in the success of the process.
Do not fear judgment as you share your struggles. As a representative of Jesus, my job is to listen and help, not to judge. James 5:16 says "Confess your sins one to another so that you may be healed." Our time together is a safe place for confession.
There are times the counseling process may be emotionally stressful and individuals may be challenged to move outside their comfort zone. Sometimes a counselee may even feel worse for a time as difficult situations are brought into light. It's important to know this is to be expected and is a normal part of the process, like the pain of a physician cleaning out a wound before it can properly heal.
We may make recommendations regarding how often and for how long we should meet based on your situation, but ultimately that is always your decision. Counseling is a process that cannot be forced.
By signing below, you acknowledge that you understand these aspects of the counseling process, and release the counselor from liability should your counseling not lead to the results that you desire.