Faith Integrated Counseling
The mission of "interfaith counseling services" is to provide counseling that integrates psychotherapy with spirituality and faith, i.e., faith-integrated counseling. When a counseling recipient chooses to have faith-integrated counseling, the faith of the counseling recipient becomes a resource to the healing process. The foundation underlying this mission is the belief that one’s spiritual, emotional and physical needs are inextricably connected. More specifically, when people suffer in one area of their lives, all areas are affected through this mind-body-spirit connection.
Delivering faith-integrated counseling services is not dependent upon counselors and clients agreeing on religious doctrine or tenets of faith. Instead, it requires that counselors be grounded in their own faith, and how it impacts their use of self in the counseling process, as well as grounded in effective psychotherapy techniques and knowledge. A counseling recipient can present with any religious background, or none at all, and still benefit from faith-integrated counseling.
For more information, please contact Dorothy Pryse, Intake Coordinator at (540) 563-5316, ext. 3014