Rev. Janice Brett, MACM
5801 East Main Street
Mesa, Arizona 85205
LOTV is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. All contributions are tax deductible.
What is Pastoral Counseling? Pastoral counseling is a "clinical practice that integrates both psychological and theological concepts into its framework ." Pastoral counseling is different than professional therapeutic counseling is in the method of incorporating faith, spirituality, and theology into a style of counsel. Pastoral counseling is believed to "foster wholeness, healing, and growth in those who are seeking help." This is accomplished through "prayer, scripture study, and participation in the congregation community to help guide people on their journey toward transcendence, transformation, and greater connection to others." Please feel free to connect to the link below for more information. (goodtherapy.org, n.d.)
What is Spiritual Direction? "Spiritual direction is the practice of being with people as they attempt to deepen their relationship with the divine, or to learn and grow in their own personal spirituality. The person seeking direction shares stories of his or her encounters of the divine, or how he or she is cultivating a life attuned to spiritual things. The director listens and asks questions to assist the directee in his or her process of reflection and spiritual growth. Spiritual direction advocates claim that it develops a deeper awareness with the spiritual aspect of being human, and that it is not psychotherapy, counseling, or financial planning." (wikipedia.org, n.d.)
Lighthouse of the Valley offers a variety of Spiritual Care services for individuals, families and groups. These services include, but are not limited to: