"The Lord says 'I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you'." Psalm 32:8
Charleston Christian Counseling Associates is a group of individual practitioners who choose to associate for the purposes of professional development, marketing collaboration and a shared vision of professional counseling from a Christ-centered perspective. Each clinician is solely responsible for her own practice and any professional or financial matters that may arise should be addressed directly with your treating therapist.
The integration of Theology and Psychology
All truth is God's truth, which is the foundation belief for a faith-based integrated approach to Psychotherapy. The Bible is inspired by God, and the highest standard of truth that we have, which is considered God's special revelation. The Bible is the story of God's redemption and does not address every complex facet of how to deal with human struggles or how to understand human nature. From the point where the Bible leaves off in these areas we have the general revelation of God. This general revelation is truth found through various disciplines, such as Archaelology, History, Medicine and Psychology. For the purposes of counseling, the Bible is the filter through which Psychology is understood and delivered, since all of Psychology is not aligned with a Christian world-view. With this filter in place, however, a faith-based approach to treatment can freely use components from the discipline of Psychology that will facilitate the healing and change only possible through God's grace and mercy.
There are many different definitions of what "Christian Counseling" entails, which can be confusing to those searching for a therapist sharing his or her beliefs. Therapy offered by the therapists at Charleston Christian Counseling Associates is based on effective, research based treatment, delivered by a trained therapist who is licensed by the state of South Carolina. The integrated approach described above is fully understanding of the Christian world-view, while at the same time utilizing knowledge and techniques that are known to work with your individual circumstances and problems.
"....all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God," (Romans 3:23). But ".....God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16) Therefore Jesus Christ is "....the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through [him], " (John 14:6) and "if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." (Romans 10:9). "But whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. For the Lord is that Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord - who is the Spirit - makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image." (2 Cor 3:16-18)