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607 Mafred Dr.
Norwalk, IA 50211
What types of problems do you address in counseling?
Counseling is available for any problems you may be facing – marriage, parenting, conflicts, grief, addictions, depression, anxiety, anger, PTSD, financial problems, mediation, etc. We believe the Bible provides thorough guidance and instruction for faith and life. Therefore, our counseling is based on biblical principles rather than those of secular psychology or psychiatry.
How much does counseling cost?
Our counseling service is absolutely free to you. We will give you our time, effort, prayers, and free resources to help you in your time of need.
When is counseling available?
Days and hours vary depending on the counselor’s availability and current schedule.
How long will the counseling last?
Counseling sessions typically last about one hour. Sometimes, depending on the problem, it may only be necessary to meet for one or two counseling sessions. Other times, counseling may extend for a number of weeks, but generally not more than a few months.
What will be expected of me in counseling?
Because counseling can only happen if someone wants help, you will be asked to be faithful and prepared for your appointments. This means that, as much as possible, we want you to keep appointments as scheduled and not cancel. This also means that you will be required to complete homework assignments between sessions to implement and ensure lasting change.
What kind of counseling is offered?
We strive for our counseling to be shaped by these values:
God’s Glory: We understand life to be ultimately about God’s glory and God’s story, and so, we seek to be God-centered in our speech and goals.
Loving: We provide a safe and loving place for people to share their burdens and find help to face their life problems.
Cross-Centered: We understand the Cross and the Gospel to be the ultimate solution for all of life’s challenges. Therefore, rather than point people to a program, theory, or experience, we want to point them to Jesus.
Dignity of all People: Because all people have been made in the image of God, we take suffering and sin seriously and encourage people to take personal responsibility for their actions.
Heart-Focused: We acknowledge the complexity of suffering and sin and seek to uncover, with the Spirit’s help, a person’s heart, their motivations, and how they have been affected by circumstances and relationships.
Maturity in Christ: We counsel to help people mature in Christ (progressive sanctification), rather than help them manage their problems. We have a goal for all people: living out who we are in Jesus.
How do I get started?
We can meet immediately to help with any needs you have. Generally speaking, we will ask you to fill out a Counseling Consent and Waiver form at our first meeting. We also may give you a Personal Data Inventory form for you to fill out in order to understand you and your situation better.