What is Pastoral Counseling?
Pastoral counseling is a unique form of counseling which uses spiritual resources as well as psychological understanding for healing and growth. Certified pastoral counselors are licensed mental health professionals who have also had in-depth religious and/or theological education or training. Clinical Services are non-sectarian and respect the spiritual commitments, theological perspectives and religious traditions of those who seek assistance without imposing counselor beliefs onto the client.
Presbyterian Psychological Services is accredited by the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. The mission of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors is to bring healing, hope, and wholeness to individuals, families, and communities by expanding and equipping spiritually grounded and psychologically informed care, counseling, and psychotherapy.
Please see our staff listing to learn more our Pastoral Counselors:
Bentley Ball, M.A.,L.P.C.
Catherine Carstarphen, M.A, M.Div., D.Min. Candidate
Brant Piper, M.A., M.Div.