HOPE IN CHRIST
Real hope is found in a God who is good, not in good feelings, good times, good circumstances. One of the goals of every session is that you, the counselee, will leave with hope – hope that can only come through a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and the realization of the Bible’s relevance to your life. No matter how hopeless your circumstances may seem, God always offers hope, especially in your time of need. Our counselors are trained to show you where you can find true and lasting hope.
Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.
Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.
Common Issues We Help With
Our experienced counselors are able to help people through a variety of issues. Some of the more common problems we routinely help people through include but are not limited to:
Regardless of the issue you bring to us, we believe that God’s Word (the Bible) is sufficient to answer any of life’s problems and questions.
How do I get started?
If you are interested in the Biblical Counseling program here at Grace, you can start the process by filling out this Personal Data form. Once you have filled this out, you can send a copy to our office via firstname.lastname@example.org, fax a copy to 585.345.4008, or drop off a copy in person at 238 Vine Street, Batavia, NY.
What To Expect
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At Grace you will be treated with kindness and respect. Everything you share will be held in strict confidence except where, in the counselor’s judgment, there is a biblical or legal reason to involve others.
Our counselors will encourage you and give you hope no matter your struggle. They will rejoice with you when you succeed in making choices that honor God.
You will be assigned homework at the end of each session. Your participation at this level will determine the difference counseling makes for you. Homework extends counseling between sessions and helps the counselor to more holistically and comprehensively address the issues in your life.
Sessions generally run 1 to 1.5 hours, your first session may be 2, as the counselor gets acquainted with you. Sessions are generally weekly. Remember, change does not happen overnight. New habits and thinking patterns take time to develop. 8 to 10 weeks is an average time frame to commit to regular counseling appointments.
Our counselors volunteer their time to serve you. They are passionate about serving you in this way and have seen the difference God’s Word makes in people’s lives. Because people at Grace give generously, we are able to offer help and hope to you free of charge. In return, all that is required of you is your time and commitment to stick with the process of change.