Sandra A. Shachar, Ph.D.

Sandra A. Shachar, Ph.D.
Christian Counselor

Licensed Psychologist

Location Near Therapist: Swansea, IL
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I am a Certified Spiritual Direction and can work with those clients who want to address spiritual questions and concerns. These clients come from many different faith traditions - Muslim, Christian, Jewish or Agnostic, and I receive each with deep respect for their beliefs . As a Certified Spiritual Director, I am a trained companion for those on a journey of questioning and seeking. Unlike psychotherapy, the focus of SD is not on "fixing" something in your life, rather it is about deeping your awareness of the spiritual/sacred nature of being human - such as when we are aware of being connected to all living beings and being a part of something beyond ourselves.

Brad Werner, MA, MDiv, MAC, PLPC

Brad Werner, MA, MDiv, MAC, PLPC
Christian Counselor

Professional Counselor

Location Near Therapist: Swansea, IL
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Christian counseling is rooted in a belief that the bible is true and that Christ is the true healer. We are created in the image of a relational God and designed to experience rich and secure relationships. We grow primarily through deepening relationship with God and other people. Counseling is not an end in and of itself, but a means to very good relationships in all of life. It helps us relate to God, other people and ourselves with love, compassion and understanding. I agree with these words penned by Frederick Buechner wrote: "Compassion...is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too

Tyler Sparks, MA, LPC, NCC, CCSAS

Tyler Sparks, MA, LPC, NCC, CCSAS
Christian Counselor

Licensed Professional Counselor

Location Near Therapist: Swansea, IL
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I whole-heartedly and without shame expose my belief that Scripture comes from God and informs my beliefs and worldview. It is part of this belief that these words in Scripture are from God and beneficial for teaching, correcting, challenging and training, helping us move toward righteousness. These words have also personally brought me much comfort and I believe they offer this to you as well. With that said, it is not my desire to force this belief on anyone. Controlling others is contrary to everything else I do in my office. Rather, I trust that as you find integrity in what you do and what you say, you'll be that much closer to trusting God for all that he has in store for you!

David Wilde, MA, LPC, NCC

David Wilde, MA, LPC, NCC
Christian Counselor

Licensed Professional Counselor

Location Near Therapist: Swansea, IL
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It is my belief that good and successful counseling incorporates the spiritual. We are whole people, with each part influencing the others. Treatment of any disorder (e.g. anger, depression, family conflict), therefore, is strengthened when it incorporates areas such as faith, hope, and change. Furthermore, when in the midst of difficult situations, reminding ourselves of God's power and goodness is a needed refuge.

Rachael Carr, PLPC, MAC

Rachael Carr, PLPC, MAC
Christian Counselor

Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor

Location Near Therapist: Swansea, IL
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Have you ever felt frustrated, guilty, or even ashamed of feelings such as anger, bitterness, resentment, deep saddness, anxiety, or depression? Do you feel as though being a Christian means you shouldn't be struggle so much with difficult and negative emotions? You are not alone! Many Christians feel that having true faith means that we should not struggle so much with the pain and brokenness we experience in the world. However, your emotions and experiences are very real. I am passionate about helping believers feel the freedom to be honest about their pain, loss, and grief. I care about creating an environment where you feel safe to express how your pain and struggles impact your faith.

Bekah Larson, PLPC, MAC

Bekah Larson, PLPC, MAC
Christian Counselor

Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor

Location Near Therapist: Swansea, IL
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I do not force my relationship with God down anyone's throat. In fact, if you come in and you don't want to talk about God for 2 years of therapy, fine by me. But I will say that there will be times when we're bumping around in the darkness of the emotional world and God shows up. He's the reason I'm here to help and He's reason I keep fighting for abundant life.

Judy Koehler, M.A., LPC, NCC

Judy Koehler, M.A., LPC, NCC
Christian Counselor

Licensed Professional Counselor

Location Near Therapist: Swansea, IL
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When I went to school for a Master's degree in Counseling, I wanted a program that would integrate a sound, Biblical perspective with the best practices in counseling techniques. I believe Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis gave me this type of education. I seek to offer a Christlike perspective to clients who want their thoughts, emotions and behaviors informed by Scripture. We live as fallen creatures in a fallen world, but God changes us by His infinite grace. I have been privileged to see Him use me as an instrument of change in the lives of His people. Find out more about my approach and Christian perspective at: www.judykoehlertherapist.com.

Kelly Diller, MA, PLPC

Kelly Diller, MA, PLPC
Christian Counselor

Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor

Location Near Therapist: Swansea, IL
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Coming from a biblical worldview, I incorporate Christian and psychological principles in my practice. I work with clients regardless of the individual's faith background or spiritual beliefs. I do believe that emotional healing often happens through spiritual growth. I encourage growth through identification with values of love, grace, and truth. and I encourage individuals to wrestle with God through personal doubt and life struggles, as this helps build personal faith.

Mike Diller, LPC, NCC

Mike Diller, LPC, NCC
Christian Counselor

Licensed Professional Counselor

Location Near Therapist: Swansea, IL
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I apply Christian biblical principles and principles of psychology in helping adults, teens, couples, and families. I believe that our relationship with God enables us to better understand how to live life that promotes personal growth and overall healing. We also benefit from understanding and using forms of psychology that promote emotional, behavioral, and relational well-being. I do provide counseling services for individuals, regardless of one's spiritual or faith background.

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