Paul Darnell, D.Min., L.M.H.C.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Pastoral Counselor
315 S. Crouse Ave., Ste. 302, Syracuse, New York 13210
A life-long Christian, I nevertheless believe that every person needs to discover her or his own relationship with God and that may not be what I believe. I have worked with people of many faiths. Many people who come to me have been hurt by others who professed to be Christians, including family members, church members and even clergy. Some have been hurt by therapists calling themselves "Christian Counselors". Let me be clear about what I DO NOT DO. I do not proscribe scriptures or prayers as the answers to problems. I do not generally pray with people during therapy sessions. However, I do invite people to discuss their faith experiences if those are part of their troubles.
Theressa McMorris, MS, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
526 Oak Street, Syracuse, New York 13203
Christian counseling is an important designation. It is this world-view (Christ-Centered) that defines our choices. It is in this that we are anchored. Considering sharing the most important part of our lives with a counselor, we need to know that we are both anchored in the same place with the same value system. (2Cor.6.14) Healthy psychology is never inconsistent with scripture. After all, psychology is just man discovering and understanding what God created and how it works. Healthy Christian counseling meets each person where they are and follows the movement of God in their lives. It is never invasive but cooperative with the Holy Spirit and oriented towards hope and healing.