When changes occur in our lives or the lives of people we care about, life begins to feel unstable. Whether those changes are wanted or unwanted, they can result in us beginning to ask larger questions such as:
Why do things like this happen?
Is anyone in control when things feel so out of control?
What is the purpose in suffering?
These types of questions certainly impact our mental health. These questions may also force us to examine our beliefs about ourselves, others, the world around us, the future, and the nature or existence of God.
As you consider counseling, perhaps you are wondering if you can bring these spiritual questions into the counseling setting. Please know that your spiritual perspective and journey will be respected by our therapists. If you wish to bring your personal belief system into therapy, your value system will be treated with respect. Several of our therapists regularly incorporate clients’ spiritual beliefs into sessions. This is done based on clients’ request. If you would prefer to not address faith issues, we respect that as well.
If you’d like to explore spiritual questions along with mental health concerns, give us a call.