We live in a broken world marked by sin, suffering, sorrow and shattered relationships. The reality is, all of us experience problems, troubles and questions at different times in our life. Some of them come from our own choices and some come from others' choices - often they are a combination of both.
Headwaters Biblical Counseling exists to provide Christ centered hope and help to those who are hurting by using God's Word to inform and instruct their situation, bringing about transformed lives and relationships resulting in lasting change and joy. If you desire to find real solutions to your problems, we are here to help you.
Here are a few things you can expect from your counselor:
- Expect to experience biblical love and compassion from your counselor (Ephesians 4:32; 1 Timothy 1:5).
- Expect them to listen patiently and attentively to you (Proverbs 18:13; James 1:19-20).
- Expect they will always be asking questions to better help both of you understand you and your situation (Proverbs 18:13).
- Expect them to provide you with hope (Romans 8:28-29; 1 Corinthians 6:11; 1 Peter 5:10).
- Expect to receive a biblical definition and understanding of your problems or situation (1 Corinthians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:16-17).
- Expect them to use the Bible to guide, correct, inform and instruct you (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
- Expect to be given homework each week; change happens day by day (James 1:22; Psalm 139:23-24).
- Expect to experience the Spirit of God work through his Word to bring about change in your life (Psalm 139:22-23; Romans 12:2; 1 Corinthians 6:11).
- Expect to be pointed often to Jesus Christ and his gospel (Luke 4:18; 6:20-35; Romans 1:16).
Here are a few things your counselor will expect from you:
- To come each week prepared to listen, speak, and ask questions (James 1:19; Galatians 6:6).
- To have a learner spirit; you’re giving your counselor permission to speak truth into your life (Psalm 143:10; Proverbs 13:13).
- To be patient and give counseling time (Romans 12:12; Galatians 6:9).
- To meet with your counselor at the same time each week. Typically, we meet with someone between 12-20 weeks (Proverbs 13:4; Galatians 6:9).
- To bring your Bible, be committed to obeying God’s Word, and apply it to your situation (Proverbs 30:5; James 1:22).
- To be transparent, honest, and willing to experience some temporary emotional discomfort as issues are unpacked (Hebrews 12:11; James 5:16).
- To complete homework assignments each week. Change happens throughout the week as you apply truth (Proverbs 13:4; Proverbs 16:3).
- To grow in your trust of God, his Word, and in your relationship with Jesus Christ (Matthew 6:33; 2 Corinthians 3:18).