Naphtali Roberts, MA, LMFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
1223 Verdugo Blvd,, La Cañ, CA
Very often negative thinking, anxiety, depression, trauma, broken relationships and anger can get in the way of God’s plan for us to live wholly and fully. For those seeking a faith-based alternative to traditional therapy, Christian Counseling provides a safe, non-judgmental setting where you can wrestle with life challenges, while having the added support of exploring scripture and bringing it to bear on your current struggles. Whether you are seeking to discuss your faith in depth, or simply want peace of mind in knowing that your therapist “gets” your faith, I would be honored to help guide you on your journey to a fuller understanding of your challenges and how you can best meet them both as a human being and a person of God.
Phil Kiehl, M.Div, BCC
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Chaplain & Grief Counselor
2774 Glen Avenue, Altadena, CA
My approach to Christian Counseling is to identify with people who value being a Christian. I was raised in a Christian home, have attended Bible College and Seminary, and am a licensed minister and a licensed therapist. I do utilize the theories of growth and healing from my mentors Henry Cloud and John Townsend, especially their books Changes That Heal, Boundaries and Loving People. You will beneift from my approach by helping you learn how to love and bond with God and others, where to set boundaries, how to resolve guilt, shame and badness, and learn how to use God's power and authority for your life. You will also benefit from learning how to let God fix others versus you doing this.
Daryl Temkin, Daryl Temkin
Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Many people going through challenging times and even misguided times are aided by biblical scriptural verse or religious philosophy. There are many times in life where scriptures and religious thought can help to restructure and influence one’s life choices. Biblical concepts speak to the soul of a person who has been raised or nurtured within a religious community and within a religious poetic narrative. My personal background is steeped within the first 24 books making up the Bible, the Tanach, the Five Books of Moses, the Prophets and the Writings, that which is the core of the Judeo-Christian religious foundations. Religious concepts that can be effective spiritual tools to help, enlighten and guide a client’s chosen path to recovery or to healthy...(view profile to read more)
Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT
Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
1010 N. Central Ave. Ste. 303, Glendale, CA
We humans are first spiritual beings. We come from one source of life - GOD the Creator. The very root of our origin converges to one faith that unites us all. In oneness with God, we may have a very different outlook on life as we discover and derive our true purpose and meaning in relation to each other. In this sense, spirituality is an essential and indispensable part of our existence to be nurtured ongoing. We can only be truly consummated as human beings when meaningfully connected as one in the spirit of our faith.
Christine Leyva Buccio, MS, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
715 N. Central Ave, suite 108,, GLENDALE, CA
I have found through my own experiences and counseling others that Holistic counseling concentration on the whole person (mind, body and soul) step by step. The goal is growth of the whole person. Measuring spiritual well-being in a person’s life determines success of healing and progress of the total person. A significant relationship between faith and better health has been proven in a variety of healthy patient populations. This method of counseling allows one to understand the difference between toxic and nontoxic lifestyles when properly received and applied. It allows one to gather, reflect, journal, revisit and ultimately reach the goal of a full healthy life.
Charles R Barr, Ph.D.
131 N. El Molino Ave., Ste. 220, Pasadena, CA
Many people struggle with their faith or struggle with a hurtful event that happened to them in their church. It is very meaningful to work through these events. My specialty is Panic Disorder and this causes much guilt in my Christian clients because they feel they "should" be able to "faith" their way out of it. As a fellow Christian, I feel I can help you deal with your faith issues, and it is not just because you do not have enough faith. Please use your faith, but there is also help.
Mark Reid, LMFT, CSAT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
130 S. Euclid Ave, Suite 1, Pasadena, CA
It is important to integrate your thoughts, beliefs, emotions and values in order to achieve a sense of well being. When one of those gets out of alignment it can create great internal conflict and even a spiritual crisis. The focus of therapy is primarily about your relationships and emotional life, however, if you choose to explore it, we will also consider the role your faith plays in who you are.
Gary Brainerd, PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Marriage Therapist
595 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 405, Pasadena, CA
Some persons are concerned that couples counseling or psychotherapy may challenge their faith and they want to work with someone who supports, understands and even shares the importance of faith. Dr. Brainerd also holds a Masters degree in Christian Theology along with his doctorate in Clinical Psychology and not only values faith but can also help with persons who have found that sometime in their life, religion has hurt them.
Cynthia Henrie, LMFT, BCETS, CATSM
LA Therapy Network - Feminist Therapy, Trauma Experts
774 Terrace 49, Los Angeles, CA
I do not specialize in ttreating Christian clients, however I do work with Christians whose background in line with teachings of tolerance. I deal with Christians who are struggling with sexual and/or gender identity issues. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space to explore one's beliefs in God, the church, and their sexual identity or gender identity. I am have worked with these issues for over 25 years and identity issues are a specialty of mine. I am also a specialist and certified expert in the treatment of childhood abuse, trauma, sexual abuse and sexual trauma of males and females. I offer both individual and group therapy along with a variety of different approaches. I CAN HELP!
Jeanne Clevenger, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
33 S. Catalina Ave. #204, Pasadena, CA
I am a Christian and I am a psychologist. I do not separate these two identities, nor do I believe that you need to separate out your faith and spirituality from your present counseling needs and goals. In fact, I believe the values and beliefs that shape your worldview are integral in psychotherapy -- and I work to take this holistic approach in my therapeutic services. I earned my doctorate at a Christian university (Azusa Pacific University) and the integration of psychology and spirituality was a vital part of my training. I invite you to explore how your faith is impacting your current issues and challenges.