MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING FROM A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE
Counseling that connects the Head, Heart, and Hands in Redmond, WA and Bellevue, WA in the Seattle-Eastside Area!
New Ground Counseling is Joshua Loy (MA, LMHC) and a team of counselors committed to both:
- High Quality Clinical Care and
- The Voice of God as a guide for therapy We have a breadth of clinical experience, but we also believe that God offers unique hope in therapy.
We have a breadth of clinical experience, but we also believe that God offers unique hope in therapy.
Read more at www.newgroundcounseling.com
“I've actually met with a few different counselors here, including Josh and Sam, and I currently meet with Adam. I have been so grateful for all the time and care each one has given me. I've always felt heard and seen here and have known I am so safe. I know that God has used the care I've received here to heal my heart and keep me safe. I'm grateful I get to keep coming and continue my journey towards recovery here!” - Sarah S
“Josh is a kind compassionate man who cares deeply about people. I highly recommend him.”
"Joshua Loy saved my marriage when it was in shambles. He walked with us when we were at our worst & struggling in so many areas. With wisdom and delicacy he led us through reconciliation, created assignments for us to see one another, and led us back to God."
“Joshua was my counselor last year and he was the only counselor that helped me find my way through life and happiness. I know some kids don't want a Christian counselor because they think they will push god down your throat. Josh will ask you if you want scripture or not. He will not judge you. He always knows how to put a smile on your face and he's just over all an amazing counselor. I 100% recommend going to new ground counseling.”
- Madison (teenage client)
More testimonials at www.newgroundcounseling.com
All counselors hold a set of commitments, ideals, and principles that guide the counseling process. Here are some key guiding values that we carry into counseling:
- 1) MY CHARACTER.
For the counselor, Who I am is as important as what I do in counseling. We are only as helpful as our own personal integrity, skills, knowledge, and relationship with God. Because of this, we invite you to ask about who we are and visit Testimonial pages as well at https://www.newgroundcounseling.com/client-testimonials
- 2) HIGH QUALITY CLINICAL WORK
As Licensed Counselors, we are equipped with specific clinical knowledge to carefully companion with others and offer ideas, perspectives, and processes that can help. We believe in this work deeply. We are always striving to be better at the work of therapy.
- 3) FAITH IN THE PERSON OF GOD.
Our understanding of God shapes how we view this world, our suffering, past tragedies, reasons for change, and more. Whether you are a Christian, Catholic, agnostic or unsure, we understand people to be inherently spiritual, so we do not try to mute or hide this part of or our clients (or ourselves). We believe in the powerful work of Jesus life, death, and resurrection to bring healing and hope to our lives. We do not impose personal convictions on clients but respect their beliefs, values, and decisions.
- 4) PRACTICAL, SPIRITUAL RESOURCES.
We emphasize Christian resources that are spiritual (from God) for our benefit. These resources include the Holy Spirit, the Bible, the Spiritual Disciplines, and the local church. These are resources that the Scriptures describe will grow love, joy, and peace in the soil of our lives. Rather than being mystical or aloof, we emphasize practical ways these might inhabit your daily life & story. We understand that this may be a very new idea and area of practice for our clients.
- 5) THE VALUE OF YOUR STORY (THE INFLUENCE OF THE PAST).
We deeply value the personal stories of individuals, which have brought them to this present moment—with all their joys and tragedies. Understanding your story can give you explanations for your present hurts, compassion for your imperfections, and invitation to a different future. Although persons are greatly influenced by the past, we need not be defined by or enslaved by the past.
- 6) YOU AS A WHOLE PERSON.
We believe that we are wonderfully made, complex persons, created with many qualities. We are personal, spiritual, physical, rational, emotional, moral, creative beings with responsibility. Because of this, help may include one or many of these aspects as we seek to understand you as a whole person.
- 7) THE LOCAL CHURCH.
We encourage clients to find a safe local church to invest in. The church is, by Jesus’ definition, a loving community that practices comfort, encouragement, confession, truth telling, and freedom. Having a safe community that reminds you of your true self is a gift that extends far beyond counseling.
Joshua Loy ReachesBellevue WA