Counseling that is completely online via Zoom or Skype, 100% COVID-19 friendly.
Individual Counseling creates a space that allows any person to feel comfortable enough to express their inner turmoil, needs, stressors and daily concerns. Individual counseling, as with all counseling areas is a process of collaboration between client and counselor. The counselor will bring their knowledge to the session whilst, you as the client will bring your emotions, thoughts and behaviors.
Through this process of collaboration, a tone is set whereby expectations, healing processes and solutions are communicated. Individual counseling is not one sided, where the client speaks and the counselor solves. It is a process of sharing ideas, taking charge of your own healing, making positive decisions and taking responsibility for your emotions, thoughts and behaviors.
Individual counseling requires honesty and participation from the client and the counselor for trust to be developed and goals to be reached. Individual counseling involves many aspects of life including, burnout, work-life balance, bullying in the workplace, survivors of abuse including narcissistic abuse as well as depression, sexual orientation and bereavement, just to name a few.
Elohim Christian Counseling uses narrative therapy and strengths-based intervention techniques to equip the client with skills that they can use in the future and that can sustain them outside of the counseling hour. Narrative therapy includes a process of restructuring your life story in order to create a different outlook on the problems you as the individual may face.
It allows the client to express themselves in a more creative way, restructuring how the brain processes and understands issues the you as the client may be facing. Narrative therapy is based on the premise that the problem is the problem.
This allows the individual to remove themselves from identifying with the
problem such as anxiety or depression and creates a space where the client addresses these issues from a mindset of control, victory and empowerment. Individual Counseling at Elohim Christian Counseling is based on how your mind processes life and the events therein, healing starts with the thoughts that the client either nurtures or kills.
Thoughts are what control how we function, for instance: when we are hungry we think about what we are going to eat (burger or salad?), when we are angry we think about who hurt us or who we can hurt back, when we are sad we think depressing thoughts etc.
We are thinking individuals, with thoughts floating in and out of our minds as if they all belong to us and as if they are all true. The thoughts that are detrimental to you as an individual are the thoughts that Elohim Christian Counseling aims to address and re-frame through “casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing it into captivity and into the obedience of Christ Jesus” 2