Stephen Ellis, Ph.D
Licensed Christian Counselor
109 Leader Dr., Piedmont, South Carolina 29673
Christian counseling is based on using solid Biblical principles to guide one's life. Clients will benefit by learning how to apply practical Biblical principles to their thought processes. Our behavior is a result of how we think. Right thinking produces right behavior. Biblical principles are right thinking, and when we learn to think with Biblical principles, our behavior will be right.
Andrew Johnston, MDiv, MA, LPCI
710 Pettigru St, Greenville, South Carolina 29601
It is indeed good news ("gospel") that God loves you. Period. This is far more transformative, far more grace-filled, far more healing, and far more true than any person, belief system, community, church, or religion can adequately contain. I am a Christian counselor in the same way that Habitat for Humanity is a Christian organization: I have no intention of imposing any laws, or beliefs, or enforcing a "right" way to live. I welcome all people as clients, whatever religion, denomination, or lack thereof. My own faith, arising from Christianity, simply calls me to love all as I am loved, and to heal as I continue to be healed. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Benita A. Esposito, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor and Life Coach
48 Haralson Place, Suite 3, Blairsville, Georgia 30512
God is the source of all love, wisdom, and power. As we develop our capacity for greater spiritual intimacy, we find our true identity, the identity God intended us to live. I help you feel the love of God deep within your heart, and soul and body. I help you soak in the love, receive the love, and express the love. I help you become an open vessel, allowing God's wisdom to flow through you. I help you find your answers in a way that makes the most sense to you. I work with people of all denominations from a theology of grace and unconditional love. I am not judgmental. I love all people, like Jesus does.
Sharon Spivey, LISW-CP, BCPCC
Licensed Independent Social Worker
3150 South Highway 14, Greenville, South Carolina 29615
I am a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor through the American Association of Christian Counselors and a licensed Independent Social Worker. My husband, an ordained counseling pastor, and I work jointly, couple to couple, with a specialty in marriage and pre-marriage counseling. Our approach is Christ Centered, based on scripture, with a unique mix of educational tools and psychotherapeutic techniques that produces success if motivation and commitment is present. Please visit our website at www.knowyourmate.com to learn more about us.
James Colvin, M.Div., LMFT
Psychotherapist, Marriage & Family Therapist
16 Arlington St., Asheville, North Carolina 28801
I practice counseling that engages the spiritual life of my clients and that enables them to draw strength from God . The whole therapeutic process intends to honor the being and values of the client, sometimes reminding them of biblical parables and the context of Jesus as healer, but never tryng to steer them toward my personal beliefs. I have had great success using this approach, and have had clients be very comfortable with it. I should note that I also work with clients of other faiths and of no faith, who are aware that I am a Christian and a minister, but who also feel respected.
Amanda Gilliam, M.S.
Licensed Marital & Family Therapist
At the base of rebuilding lives through counseling, there must be a solid foundation. For me, my solid foundation is my faith in Christ. For clients who wish to incorporate their faith and spirituality into their therapeutic growth and development, I am confident that my training through my Christian University and personal walk with Christ has equipped me with the ability to offer support and guidance in my clients journey.
Sarah Bryan, Board Certified Christian Counselor
Board Cert. Christian Counselor, CTC
Gainesville, Georgia 30506
Sarah Bryan, a Licensed Christian Counselor, maintains an active private counseling practice where she has worked with individuals, couples and families. Her expertise in premarital, marriage and family counseling has made her a popular choice for families at all stages of life. She has developed a reputation as a trustworthy, caring and practical counselor who effectively integrates faith and psychology to help individuals and couples learn new strategies to bring hope and healing during life’s more difficult seasons. To schedule a counseling appointment, contact Sarah at 770.548.3034.
Tiffany Derrick, MS, LPC
623 Green Street NW, Gaineville, Georgia 30501
I am a Christian. I respect and work with others who are not; therefore, professionally I do not impose my values onto my clients. It takes a leap of faith to allow God to work through his servants. When appropriate, I utilize Biblical scripture, teaching and some context from online sermons to help illustrate a concept or to encourage the client. I have used gospel music lyrics to similarly.
Cynthia Van Wingerden, PhD, RN
Licensed Pastoral Counselor, Certified Life Coach
Life in Abundance, Simpsonville, South Carolina 29681
Counseling for Christ followers is based on God's biblical principles, given to us for healthy and holy living. We were each created in God's image, created with purpose, created for His glory, and created with good works to do. He created each of us uniquely, with strengths and corresponding weaknesses, with needs that are both valid and real. When we learn and understand how to apply these principles for living we can begin to make sense of both our problems and our disappointments, and to look at them in light of what God says about us.