How many people today have the misconception that counseling and therapy are only for those who are struggling with severe mental illness and this couldn’t be further from the truth. While mental illness and disease, does require the help of a qualified counselor, so do other mental and emotional struggles.
If you’re battling depression, struggling with anxiety or negative thinking, if you’re dealing with the loss of any kind, if you can’t seem to kick an addiction, or perhaps you’re struggling to figure out what’s next in life, Christian Counseling can help.
Proverbs. 11:14 says, “where there is no guidance people fail, but in an abundance of counselors, there is safety.” Friends are faithful. Family knows you best, but sometimes their help just isn’t enough. You need a trained qualified professional who can meet you in the wilderness and help you find your way out.
During today’s video. We’re going to talk about the six signs that you need a Christian counselor.
So what are the signs that you could use a strong Christian counselor to help you through your times?
#1 – You’re caught in a toxic thought pattern. If you ever tried to figure something out, only to find yourself, getting increasingly more confused, and frustrated. It’s likely that you need to come out of that isolation of your own mind and solicit the help of a qualified professional who can help you to untangle those thoughts and help you discover the solution to move forward.
#2 – You’re carrying a weight you can’t bear. Galatians 6:2 remind us to “Bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ,” and there are people that are highly trained to come alongside you to help you bear your burdens.
#3 – You’re putting too much demand on others. Do your friends dread when you call and your family said that you could just keep complaining about the same thing. People may love you and want to be there for you. But because they lack the knowledge in the training, they likely experience frustration because they can’t seem to help you in the way that you need.
#4 – You’re getting conflicting advice. Sometimes, well-meaning people don’t always lead us in the right direction. And this is not intentional. Oftentimes , they’re busy and your burden is just too much for them to bear or their own. Unhealed experiences, can lead them to giving you some helpful advice. And if you’re not careful, you can find yourself in more confusion than when you started.
#5 – You’re battling with the same problem or a different version of the same problem repeatedly with no resolve. Sometimes the things that we struggle with in life, as a result of undealt, with underlying issues. Meaning that the problem that is presenting is the result of an underlying problem that is pulling it. And if you’re battling with a problem that keeps rearing, its ugly head. I would say my friend. It’s time to get some help and if you don’t know where to begin to uncover your underlying issue, you can find yourself frustrated, not living the life that God has for you because you feel like you keep hitting a barrier, no matter how much progress you’re making.
#6 – You don’t have anyone you can trust. No one wants their internal struggles on display. And if you don’t have anyone that you can trust, that will not only help you through your struggle, but make privacy a priority it can add another level of stress, and this is why so many people feel so alone.
In my counseling practice over the years, I have specialized in helping high-level executives, pastors, pastors wives. and the like to work through their struggles and a very safe and private space. Now, that’s not to say that other people who come to me are in a safe and private. But that is the reputation that I have because they were confident that they would not only get the help that they needed, but our conversations would remain strictly confidential.
Trust is a crucial component in getting the help that you need it. Over the years. I have counseled hundreds of people to help them experience breakthrough, but I’m just one person and have got a limited schedule and many of you will reach out asking about Christian Counseling.
And that’s why I am so excited to share with you that I have partnered with Faithful Counseling to help you find the right counselor for your situation. Faithful Counseling is a network of licensed professional, Christian counselors who are able to connect with you via phone video or messaging and in fact, they are the ones they’re sponsoring this video and I could not be more thrilled. If you’ve been following this channel for any length of time, that, you know, I don’t do sponsors. Not that I’m opposed to them, but haven’t been any that have been the right fit.
Look, I highly value your time and I will not promote anything to you that I do not wholeheartedly believe that will be of value to you, those myriad of jewelry and clothing sponsors have not made their way onto this channel, but counseling, that’s a different story. Working with Faithful Christian Counseling is simple. Just click the link. https://faithfulcounseling.com/krisreece
And when you do there was a small amount that goes to support ministries at no additional cost to you. In fact, by using the link, you will receive 10% off your first month of counseling, simply because you are an active listener of this podcast. And once you’re on their site, they ask you some questions. To get you started and then you are paired with the right counselor for you. They have counselors worldwide in a variety of different languages. And every one of their counselors is license by their respective state board in the United States. And over 3,000 hours of experience, their rates are reasonable, and they also provide financial aid if needed. And while we do want to do the work needed to get through our stuff. And yes, Jesus is our healer, our comforter and our guide.
There are some times in life where a little extra wise counsel is needed to get your back on the right path. This my friend is Biblical so you don’t have to stay stuck another day. Hope is just a click away. A good Christian counselor can help you work through the pain or the struggle or the barriers. While helping you hold firmly to your faith. I am so excited for where God is taking you on your journey.