What Are Such Matters and How Are They Explored in a Therapeutic Context?
Most people who truly begin to trust the process of therapy or psychotherapy eventually want to talk about spiritual matters, deeply personal concerns that may never have been addressed by their spiritual leaders. I want to create room for this dialog because I am convinced it is an integral part of working with the whole person, and that it is almost always related to the matters of concern that are initially presented. This would not necessarily constitute Christian counseling, as I am happy to talk to people of all faiths or no faith.
To be able to address such fundamental questions is essential, in my opinion, for the wellbeing of one's total self. Often times people with faith may feel discouraged from pursuing such questions or find themselves criticized for having such questions. However, such doubts and struggles have been part and parcel of the spiritual journeys of men and women of faith throughout the ages. I invite such an exploration if and when you may want to do so.