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What You Need to Know as a Patient

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While we have been trained in the psychological sciences, we fully ascribe and attest to a biblical worldview. HeartLife’s approach is to view soul problems from a biblical anthropology, not a philosophy developed by man. We view the term psychology as the Bible does the study of the soul.

Some Christian or Biblical Counselors reject all aspects of medical or psychological science. That is not our position. It is our contention that good science will reveal and support the truths in the Holy Scriptures. We work closely with Christian Physicians when medical issues may cause or contribute to psychospiritual problems.

It is our mission to support the local church as the authoritative institution for the cure and care of souls. Thank you for allowing us to introduce ourselves to you.


What to expect:

Whether you have been to counseling before or you are coming to counseling the first time, you are probably wondering what to expect when you enter a counseling relationship. As Christian counselors, we at HeartLife use the term relationship and soul care from a distinctively Biblical perspective. We enter a professional, caring role with you defined in our registration form.

God created individuals to be in a relationship with Him and with each other.

Christ met individuals where they were, and we seek to do the same. It is not our position to judge; instead we desire to extend truth in love, grace, and enter your journey of healing with you. We understand that, “all have sinned, all fall short of the glory of God.” Christ said, “the Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners. It is our mission to join Him in this ministry of redemption and reconciliation.”

If you are burdened by experiences of the past, present struggles, relationship difficulties, depression or anxiety, HeartLife professionals are here to help. We recognize that if you are viewing this site, you or someone you know may be seeking guidance or help. We are prepared to help and offer a wide range of services.


What if I am not a Christian?

We have a professional and ethical obligation to inform all seeking services of our therapeutic orientation. We are Christians and obligated to follow Christ’s example extend His love and grace to all people. All therapy explores a participant’s belief system and evaluates its role in health, happiness, or distress.

Everyone is welcome at HeartLife, and all professional relationships are clearly defined up front.

Should you determine another therapeutic orientation is what you desire, we will explore that with you; and if necessary, make appropriate referrals.