Sometimes it’s hard to have faith.
When life keeps challenging you, bringing you down, or breaking your spirit, holding on to your beliefs or something greater than yourself can seem impossible.
You may feel like your connection to God has faded. You might have suffered great loss or emotional wounds that brought pain to your door. Or maybe you have difficulty aligning your religion with your true self. So you question your sacred views and your next steps, feeling lost and without a clear purpose.
Faith plays an essential role in your path. It complements your physical, emotional, and mental well-being to make you beautifully whole.
Seeking guidance from someone who considers your spiritual beliefs, traditions, and hurdles can help you navigate your faith journey and address your challenges.
Bringing God’s word into the therapy room.
After getting to know God in elementary school, I promised to live by and for him in whatever career I chose. This led me to start my private practice and allowed me to explore faith in a therapeutic setting to help others improve their lives.
If you are looking for a counselor who values and incorporates spirituality into treatment, I’m here to serve you.
Let me lead you closer to your faith as you heal and flourish.
Contact me to schedule a consultation and get started.
What Is Christian Counseling?
Christian counseling is a type of psychotherapy that blends Christian beliefs, concepts, and practices to help you navigate difficulties and accomplish your goals.
You will meet with a Christian counselor who has extensive knowledge of Christianity and is qualified to hold candid conversations about faith without prejudice or judgment.
Is Christian Counseling for Me?
Christian counseling can support individuals of any Christian denomination, including Catholic, Protestant, Anglican, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Baptist, Orthodox, and many others.
This treatment can help you manage common mental health challenges through a spiritual lens, including:
- Lack of purpose or direction
- Life transitions
- Low self-esteem and confidence
- Relationship, parenting, or family problems
- Risky habits or unhealthy behaviors
Other faith-related reasons to seek Christian counseling include:
- Conflict with your pastor, church, or church community
- Emotional wounds or trauma (e.g., death of a loved one, religious trauma)
- Losing faith or feeling disconnected from God
- Navigating conversion to Christianity
- Spiritual fatigue
- Trouble balancing spiritual values, wants, and needs
If you, your child, or your teen are wrestling with any of the above concerns and you’d like to take a faith-based approach, Christian counseling might be suitable for you.
However, you don’t need to experience hardship to see a Christian counselor. If you want to examine your spirituality or learn how to integrate faith into your life, I’m here to support you.
How Can Christian Counseling Help?
Christian counseling can help you…
Christian counseling offers a safe and compassionate place to gain insight into your faith and life experiences. You’ll explore them with curiosity and grace to develop a deeper sense of self, purpose, and values.
We’ll travel through your spiritual journey and assess how it relates to your challenges, how you see yourself and others, and the resources available to heal.
As we dive into your beliefs and difficulties, we’ll identify any misalignments and factors leading to them.
Perhaps you’ve engaged in behaviors that don’t conform with your faith and have felt guilty and judged. Or maybe you are angry and frustrated about things outside your control and don’t know how to reconcile the emotional turmoil with your spirituality.
Christian counseling can guide you to look at this disconnection from a broader perspective, challenging destructive patterns and finding ways to restore your faith that feel genuine to you.
Repairing and reinforcing your spiritual path can set a solid base to overcome obstacles and manage uncertainty.
We’ll combine talk therapy with Bible scriptures, Christian teachings, prayer, and other spiritual practices as appropriate during our sessions. This will help you nurture and integrate faith-based coping strategies into your healing process to handle problems when they arise.
Niki Parker | Online Christian Counselor in Ohio and Michigan
I’m Niki Parker, a licensed social worker dedicated to supporting women, teens, and children in Ohio and Michigan. I offer online Christian counseling and other online therapy services to help you and your family create the life you deserve.
I’m a Christian therapist, deeply devoted to my faith, and eternally grateful for the opportunity to bring spirituality into the therapy room (when pertinent). I also serve as the youth leader of our church and mentor many women who have endured religious trauma.
Christian counseling is entirely your choice—I only integrate faith if you request it and would never attempt to impose my own beliefs or values on you. I invite religious and non-religious clients to enter this safe space with whatever level of spirituality they have.
And if Christian counseling is not the right fit for you, keep in mind I’m also trained in other modalities to address your needs (e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, mindfulness, and more).
Is Christian counseling covered by insurance? It can be! I’m in network with Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna/Evernorth, Optum, United Behavioral Healthcare, Medical Mutual of Ohio, and Paramount.
If you are struggling to establish, navigate, or strengthen your connection with God, or if you want to manage other challenges with spiritual guidance, I’m happy to help.
How Online Christian Counseling Works
Online Christian counseling consists of receiving support from a Christian counselor via a secure online platform. It’s a convenient, flexible, and confidential way to access therapy from virtually anywhere.
Make sure you have a digital device with audio and video capabilities and a stable internet connection for your sessions. Find a quiet and private spot without distractions (e.g., your office, bedroom, or an empty area). Bring a cozy blanket, your furry friends, and your authentic self. And let’s begin!
Faith has a place in your healing journey. Let’s find it.
Are you searching for a counselor who understands your beliefs and the role faith plays in your life?
You’ve found her.
Schedule a free 10-minute consultation today.