Faith Based Counseling Practices: What you need to know

Faith Based Counseling Practices: What you need to know

First I want to acknowledge, this article is about my story, which is within a specific faith. I hope the lessons presented are applicable to any faith– Muslim, Jew, Agnostic, and others. Any and all are welcome to take what resonates and leave the rest.

Second, believe it or not, I have written this blog about 3 or 4 times, each time starting over with a blank piece of paper. My hope is this is the clearest version.

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From Fear to Freedom: Starting a Faith Based Practice

From Fear to Freedom: Starting a Faith Based Practice

When I was in graduate school, getting therapy seemed like a no-brainer. At that time, the state “bribed” prelicensed therapists by counting each hour of therapy as 3 hours towards the 3,000 hours needed to apply to take exams. So… without any particular crisis in place… I went on the search for therapy…

As I explored my needs, I thought it would be helpful to have a professional therapist who understood my faith in a higher power and wouldn't think I was “weird.” I

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