People change within the context of a relationship. Basic human encounter is fundamental in the process of change. Many things can contribute to the problems in our lives. In this we want to not only know the problem, but to know you. The point is not so much to "find a solution" or to "fix you". Often this leads to little or no lasting change. We end up breezing past the pain for a short-term relief, missing the long-term healing that can happen. We hope to sit with you wherever you are, believing deeply that presence in a relationship is of utmost importance and value to the growth, healing, understanding, insight, and development that we all need.
By a Dynamic Process
Change, healing, growth is a process. It is often like a journey into uncharted territory. These can be dark places but undoubtedly beauty is there too. When we are aware of ourselves and present with one another, relationships can begin the restoration process. Everything we do as the Global Counseling Network - from the counselors we invite onto our team to the technology we use - it all aims towards creating a space of trust and safety. This is a place where you can be heard, where you can be in process.
Where Complexity Is Acknowledged
You are a complex human being. We do not desire to reduce you to any label or role. Everything is a part of therapy, and the therapy session can be looked at as a microcosm of reality and of your life "out there." We want to acknowledge reality and help you grapple with, accept, and lean into life, rather than shadows and illusions and shortcuts that don't actually get you where you want, and need, to go anyway.
In a Larger Story
We live in a storied universe. The stories we are told as kids and the stories we tell today have shaped us. We believe that we all are in a story, not only the unique, specific, individual story that we have been in since the moment we were born, but also a grand narrative that is being told moment by moment, all throughout history, all throughout this great cosmos. So, what is your story?
While theories and approaches vary at Global Counseling Network, our core questions guide who we are: What does it mean to be human? How do people change? Can we be humans together while walking towards wholeness? What is the story that we find ourselves in?
Some of the counselors at Global Counseling Network have studied at the PhD level in both theology and counseling/psychology. Some have been pastors. Others of us are Masters in psychology and counseling therapy. All of us, however, are working from a Christian worldview that takes its cues from the Biblical story of redemption.
A Christian faith is by no means necessary to receive our services. We welcome any and all from any stage, age, or walk of life, and look forward to meeting you and joining you where you are in life.