Belleville Counseling Associates
Counseling for Adults, Children, Families, and Groups
Solutions to provide Hope and Healing
Christ Centered
Counseling
Life is filled with many mountains and valleys for Christians as well as for non-
Christians. The difference is during counseling session we invite Christ to join
us as our mediator, friend, savior and peace-giver. Jesus never promised us
that we would have a life of ease once we accepted Him as Lord of our lives.  
He did promise “And surely I am with you always, even to the end of the age”.
Matt. 28: 20b NIV.  Jesus repeatedly told us that He is the answer to all our
problems. Problems come in many sizes and shapes including but not limited to
depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, trauma, and life’s challenges.
Christ wants to help us with every issue not matter how trivial it may seem, if
it is important to us it is important to Him. It is His desire to bless us, comfort
us and relieve us of our burdens.

Christ centered counseling sessions begin and end with prayer. We ask God to
guide and direct each session, to show us the right path to take in the session
and to give us insight and understanding into our thoughts and emotions. Paul
said “Let us come boldly to the throne of Grace, that we may obtain mercy and
find grace to help in time of need”. Hebrews 4:6 NIV

What I bring into a session is life experience along with education and a
strong Christian background. I believe that God sent me to college to become
a counselor in order to help people through the healing process. I learned
many different styles and methods of counseling and I take an eclectic
approach with each client. We work together with God to discover which
method will work best for you. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is just one of the
methods I use to help people change their negative thinking processes and
dysfunctional behaviors.

Christ is the ultimate healer. Throughout His ministry He healed people of all
sorts of maladies. Frequently when He healed them, Jesus stated that their
faith was an integral part of the process.  The woman who was healed just by
touching the hem of His garment is a prime example. Jesus says to the woman,
“Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed of your
suffering.” Mark 5:34 NKJV

My personal favorite Bible verse is “For He Himself has said, “I will never leave
you, nor forsake you”, so we may boldly say the Lord is my helper; I will not
fear. What can man do to me?” Hebrews 13: 5b-6  It is my prayer that you will
allow God to use your faith in Him to help you heal. We will work together with
Christ as our guide through the counseling process and in the end your faith
will heal you.

May God bless you and comfort you and free you of your suffering.
As Christians, your faith in God can
and should be an integral part of the
healing process. Christ himself said
“Come to me, all you who labor and
are heavy laden and I will give you
rest”. Matt. 11:28 NKJV