MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING FROM A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE
Counseling that connects the head, hands, and heart with Scripture in Redmond, WA and Bellevue, WA in the Seattle-Eastside Area!
New Ground Counseling is Joshua Loy (MA, LMHC) and other 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 uniquely seek to open the Bible and point to Jesus. We believe that God offers radical hope for change AND we believe deeply in professional care that our field offers.
Read more at www.newgroundcounseling.com
"Josh Loy is a brilliant and compassionate counselor, who I have seen handle delicate situations with wisdom and tact. He goes deeper than mere behavior-modification by lovingly and patiently digging to the root of the issue and addressing it with the gospel. Josh is a man of character and integrity, and I whole-heartedly recommend him as a counselor."
- Adam Ramsey, Acts 29 Network Director, Founder of Liberti Church
"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."
- Carrie (former 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.
- 2) 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 draw out personal theologies (what we think about God) in counseling. We believe in the powerful work of Jesus life, death, and resurrection to bring healing and hope to our lives.
- 3) PRACTICAL, SPIRITUAL RESOURCES.
We emphasize Christian resources that are spiritual (from God) for our benefit. These resources include the Holy Spirit, the Bible, prayer, and the local church. These are powerful, everyday resources that God promises lead to lasting and real change. Rather than being “mystical” and aloof, we emphasize direct and clear application of these resources in your daily life.
- 4) THE INFLUENCE OF THE PAST.
People are greatly influenced by the past, but need not be defined by or enslaved by the past. The past may help explain us, but it does not define us. God offers us real hope and a different future.
- 5) 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.
- 6) THE LOCAL CHURCH.
Throughout sessions and at the end of counseling, we emphasize that clients find a local church to invest in. The church is, by Jesus’ definition, a change-agent that puts skin and bones on words like love, comfort, encouragement, brotherhood, and freedom. Counseling is a temporary pit stop. Community in the church is a life-long gift.
Joshua Loy ReachesBellevue WA