Paul Darnell, D.Min., L.M.H.C.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Pastoral Counselor
315 S. Crouse Ave., Ste. 302, Syracuse, New York 13210
A life-long Christian, I nevertheless believe that every person needs to discover her or his own relationship with God and that may not be what I believe. I have worked with people of many faiths. Many people who come to me have been hurt by others who professed to be Christians, including family members, church members and even clergy. Some have been hurt by therapists calling themselves "Christian Counselors". Let me be clear about what I DO NOT DO. I do not proscribe scriptures or prayers as the answers to problems. I do not generally pray with people during therapy sessions. However, I do invite people to discuss their faith experiences if those are part of their troubles.
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Syracuse, New York 13210
While most Christian Counselors pride themselves on how many Scriptural passages they can recite and how many links they can make from the Bible to psychological disorders, the Christian-centric work of Grey Matters International, Inc.is grounded in one principle: truth. For us, the work is more about truth and transparency of Christ's message and working on the natural laws of accountability and decision making that evolves from that. If one honors God's natural laws of reaping and sowing around the decisions one makes, one is indeed living Scripture to its fullest. We prepare the brain to better maximize the spiritual realities of Christ's words. Contact email@example.com.
Theressa McMorris, MS, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
526 Oak Street, Office A, Syracuse, New York 13203
Christian counseling is an important designation. It is this world-view (Christ-Centered) that defines our choices. It is in this that we are anchored. Considering sharing the most important part of our lives with a counselor, we need to know that we are both anchored in the same place with the same value system. (2Cor.6.14) Healthy psychology is never inconsistent with scripture. After all, psychology is just man discovering and understanding what God created and how it works. Healthy Christian counseling meets each person where they are and follows the movement of God in their lives. It is never invasive but cooperative with the Holy Spirit and oriented towards hope and healing.
Philip Kolba, MA
Syracuse, New York 13202
Faith and spirituality can provide comfort and meaning to those guided by their beliefs. I was raised in a Christian household myself so I have an appreciation for the values instilled by religion, the importance of tradition, and the strength of community. My approach to counseling is humanistic and welcoming of all spiritualities. Though I do not incorporate any specific pastoral counsel, I encourage my spiritual clients to draw on their beliefs during the counseling process.