About More Than Hope

OUR GOAL

To See Lives Transformed And Healed Through The Power Of The Gospel

“Changing your behavior may help, but changing your heart is how people heal”

Nobody can do it for you but I’m more than happy to walk through it with you

That’s Why I’m Here

It’s impossible to love or care for one another without an “other.” I know what God has done and can do, so let’s find out together what He can do in you.

Transformation and healing is the goal, and while we can both play a part, complete healing is a work of only God. You can SEEK help and we can give help to others. You can FIND hope and we can give hope to others. But there is nothing you or I can do but just RECEIVE healing when and wherever God wants to give it. When Jesus was teaching about prayer, he said “SEEK and you will FIND” (Matthew 7:7) and this is where traditional counseling falls short – people seek help, offer help and even find hope….but the ultimate help is found in Jesus. He gives us something we don’t deserve and cannot accomplish on our own apart from Him. Healing is what HE does so anything less will leave you in bondage instead of setting you free. When we RECEIVE His healing, it sets us free.

Empowering Mental Wellness

Here’s Some More About Me

I’ve been married since 1993 to my high school sweetheart and we’ve been blessed with five children: three boys and two girls (or as I like to say, “A full house, Kings over Queens”). I wish I could say everything has been glorious, but like you, that would not be true for us or the many others around us. Throughout over 30 years of pastoral ministry, I’ve witnessed my own family and friends, along with countless individuals, couples, and families, at every stage of life and in all kinds of situations. I’ve dealt with emotional states, from shock, trauma, grief, pain, anxiety and depression to peace, joy, excitement, healing and hope (and that’s just my own life!) I’ve counseled and cared for people who’ve been addicts or abused, arrested or fired, heartbroken or obsessed. I’ve also worked with singles and couples, premarital and marriage problems, divorced and separated people and both believers and non-believers. In so man other cases, I’ve been invited into people’s pain and walked alongside them offering hope. I’ve seen God do the
seemingly impossible again and again and again.

It’s my desire to do what I can which is to help you find hope, but my greatest desire is that Jesus will do what I can’t and you will end up with More Than Hope when you ultimately receive healing. As a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor I’ll work with you to examine your life and circumstances in light of Scripture. I’ll help you see and apply God’s Word to your life – your thoughts and actions so you’re not just someone who knows the Word, but someone who puts the Word into action.

Our Procsess

On The Path To Health, Wholeness And Healing

It’s not enough to know where you want to go, it’s imperative that you have a plan for how to get there. It’s also important to know what to expect. Even when Jesus called people to follow Him, He’d also tell them what they could expect if they made that choice. The basic process is listed here.

Keep in mind that while we are going to start any counseling with making and following a plan, we should be ready to give God permission to alter our plans so He can ultimately direct our steps (Proverbs 16:9).

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Initial Consultation

Time to talk and discover if everyone feels comfortable before committing to moving forward.

02

Intake Appointment

Time to gather as much information as possible in order to come up with the best plan for you.

03

Counseling Sessions

Time to teach, expose, correct, train, grow and heal using the mirror of Scripture.

04

Evaluation & Support

Time to see how far much has changed, where change is still needed or how to maintain the growth on your own.

Meet Our Team

The dedicated professionals who make up our team.

Mrs. Sarahea

DIrector

Mr. Djiatam

DIrector

Mrs. Consultita

DIrector

Our Approach

Christian Based, Biblically Informed, Pastoral Care

More Than Hope Counseling has respectfully and graciously chosen NOT to participate in state licensure because of our desire to offer counsel as ministry in an environment that is completely free to operate from a biblical perspective. Since we believe that everyone has been created in the image of God, our approach is built on the belief that life is most fulfilling when we are living in right relationship with God through His Son Jesus Christ. The more we become like Jesus the more healthy we become and the more freedom we experience. Everything starts or points to Jesus and because of that, the primary source of all counseling will be the Bible which is useful for showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. (2 Timothy 3:16)

Let's Get Started

Schedule A Consultation.

Schedule some time for a no obligation consultation at no charge.

Initial Consultation

It can be awkward, uncomfortable and scary to even try counseling. What if I don’t like the counselor? Will I feel safe? Can they actually help me? What if we just don’t seem to connect? These are just some of the questions and concerns people have. We don’t expect you to just jump in without having some idea who you’d meet with or what to expect. You’re invited to book an initial phone consultation for absolutely no charge and with no commitment.

Intake Appointment

Once you’ve made the decision to commit to counseling, we’ll ask you to fill out some confidential intake forms using a HIPPA compliant and secure interface that will need to be completed prior to the first scheduled session. During that first intake appointment we’ll ask lots of questions, review and clarify what you already shared and take lots of notes to make sure we understand and remember where you’ve been and why you’re here. It’s during this appointment we’ll work to establish a plan we can follow in subsequent sessions. This initial intake appointment is usually 90 mins.

Counseling Sessions

The number of sessions will vary from person to person as will the frequency. Most often individuals, families or couples will begin by meeting weekly and then, as breakthrough and progress becomes clear, sessions can begin to be spaced out to every other week or monthly. All sessions will look to Scripture as the standard by which needs or growth as well as progress or problems are assessed and addressed. God has graciously shared with us what He wants for us and from us. He knows us. He gets us because He created us. What God has to say in His Word gives us a mirror that helps reveal any areas that don’t look like Jesus.

Evaluation & Support

People usually seek counseling to learn how to address or deal with specific issues, hurts and hang-ups. There are varying ways to determine how much progress has been made and how much work is left to be done and most often we will look for evidence a transformed life one that is becoming more and more conformed to the image of Jesus Christ. We’re here to help you get where you’re going and stay in the right place and on the right path once you get there.

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