"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.
Christian recovery means God and His Word is center. Healing and recovery isn’t about religion. It is about coming to know the real God. The triune God: (God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit) is the only one who redeems lives. And the Holy Bible, or Scripture, is the only able source for faith and healing.
Change starts with you and is empowered by the work of the Holy Spirit.
Pastoral counseling is not therapeutic mental health care and should not be substituted for professional clinical therapy, especially if you are already under the care of a professional counselor or psychiatrist.
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.
The Bible says, “Examine me, O God, and know my mind. Test me, and know my thoughts. See whether I am on the wrong path. Then lead me on the everlasting path” (Psalm 139:23-24).
- 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.
Distance Online and Phone Counseling
Distance counseling may be done either via the phone (traditional or Facetime); or via the Internet through Skype. This gives the feel and effectiveness of an in person counseling session in the convenience of your own home or office.
Similar to in-person counseling, you will still set up an individual appointment.
A typical session lasts for 50 minutes. I schedule appointments from 9 AM to 6 PM (6 PM is the last available appointment of the day) -- Monday through Friday.
The advantages of distance counseling are: emotionally safe; don’t have to travel to appointments, saving time and money; will not run into someone you know; and gives you the ability to meet with a counselor who specializes in your issue.
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.
Interested in online or phone counseling with Kimberly? Send an e-mail to: Type
in subject line: Counseling Inquiry.
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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.