"My passion is to provide encouragement, insight, and biblical guidance during times of crisis, change, and personal difficulties. I will listen, clarify, and offer hope, encouragement, prayer and sound biblical advice." ~ Kimberly
What is Pastoral Counseling? A pastoral counselor provides encouragement and insight during times of crisis and change through biblical guidance; helps resolve challenges; and guides in finding truth and freedom in Christ.
I have a Masters degree in Pastoral Care to Women from Western Seminary, and am a Board Certified Biblical Counselor through the American Association of Christian Counselors. I consider myself well trained to address many situations and life challenges, but there are some counseling situations that are beyond my training. When this is the case, professional counseling will be recommended.
I call the counseling I do Logos-therapy (my own term; not to be confused with “Logotherapy” which focuses on the meaning of human existence). The gospel of John defines Jesus as the Logos—the very agent God used to create all things (John 1:1-2). Logos is translated “the word of God.” Logos-therapy is an integration of Scripture, psychology, and education. I believe 2 Timothy 3:16-17 which states, “All of Scripture is God-breathed.” While some parts of the Bible address cultural norms that don’t apply to today,Scripture, or “God’s Word,” is the authority for my life and the foundation of Logos-therapy. Time and time again God uses His Word to breathe encouragement and hope into His children’s lives. It’s where God meets us. “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope” (Romans 15:4).
Turning to the Bible in a time of crisis or pressure may feel like an unnatural response—but it is the path that makes most sense since God created every one of us and knows us inside out. Or, perhaps you may feel resistant because Scripture has been used against you in the past, made you feel judged or guilty. That wasn’t God. It was the enemy. When we go “by the Book” we will find wisdom, healing, peace, even joy—supernatural power. Give the Bible the benefit of the doubt. The advantage of exposing ourselves to Scripture is we can declare truth over our difficult situations, and it helps us identify problematic thoughts and beliefs. We become empowered to see more clearly and from God’s perfect perspective. It’s like putting on corrective lenses.
God promises, “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32). He also says, “Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery …” (Galatians 5:1). The key is we have to do is stay close to God and follow His instructions. All sessions are confidential and privileged. Breach of confidentiality will only happen if I have “reasonable suspicion” that a human life is in danger: suicide and homicide ideation, and child (under 18 years) or elder (over age 65) abuse. Please tell me if you have any suicidal thoughts.
- We will define a practical meeting schedule. You are required to make a commitment. Repeated cancellations will result in termination of counseling.You are free to leave at any time.
- I generally give homework because there is power in it: it strengthens your commitment to take responsibility for your own growth and enables you to develop dependency on God. It also enables you to experience spiritual growth on a daily basis.
Person-to-person counseling for issues of abuse and disordered eating is available if you live in the Portland or Salem area of Oregon. A typical session lasts for 50-60 minutes. I schedule appointments from 9 AM to 6 PM (6 PM is the last available appointment of the day) -- Monday through Friday.
If you live outside this area, and are need of help with food, body-image and self-esteem issues, I have partnered with LIving in Truth's "Eyes Wide Open" program. My book (I'm Beautiful? Why Can't I See It?) is the foundation of the program. Eyes Wide Open is a 10-week healing program. Through community based support, women learn they are not alone in their battle to overcome, and it is possible to live in freedom. Eyes Wide Open gets to the root issues, addressing topics such as: perfectionism, pain, control, anger, fear, unforgiveness and more. To learn more about this program and the cost, CLICK HERE.
Pastoral Counseling is not recognized by major insurance plans. I charge a nominal fee, similar to a typical co-pay: $25.00/ 50-minute session. You may pre-pay for the session through this website (PayPal), or give me your credit card number at the time of the session.
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I welcome the opportunity to minister to you in the name of Jesus Christ and to be used by Him as He helps you to heal and grow in spiritual maturity, and prepares you for usefulness in His kingdom. Never forget that God is still in control. He still answers. He still talks to His children and gives them knowledge and understanding. His ears still hear our cries. And He is looking for those who seek after Him so He may show Himself strong.