At Red Bank Counseling, faith is present in our work with clients. Sometimes it shows up as silence and presence; a time and space where folks can reflect on the contents of their lives; perhaps forgive, grieve, let go. Or it may appear to make more room for joy, unconditional loving and peace: for one Self or sometimes for others, the world or our unique human circumstances.
In choosing to work within their faith-based, spiritual traditions, our clients may experience more open, unconditional positive regard and positive growth or maturation while honoring the circumstances or situations that bring them into psychotherapy.
Deep therapeutic value can emerge when a client and therapist are aligned in their understanding and practice of faith; whether the faith stems from a traditional religious area or from a deeper spiritual perception of life, love and divinity. We call this presence and opening to presence.
We hold space for healing through forgiving one’s self or another. And look with our clients for the opportunity to learn and look for wisdom; to bring loving-kindness and compassion forward; first and foremost for our Self.
Any psychotherapy in an open-hearted relationship can help clear blocks to spiritual awareness and transcendence; maybe even strengthen the courage and character to access deeper wisdom and understanding of purpose, virtue and truth. In our practice, we attune to the loving presence of Spirit, holding the intention to bring greater, shared awareness of the blessings that already are.