Christian Counseling Cape Coral                                                          Benefits of Counseling

Counseling/Therapy is beneficial, but as with any treatment, there are inherent risks.  During counseling, you will have discussions about personal issues which may bring to the surface uncomfortable emotions such as anger, guilt, and sadness. As a Christian, and a Pastoral Counselor, I believe that we are never ‘alone’ during this process.  The Divine is always present to us and desiring that we experience healing, restoration, new life and wholeness.

I believe that therapy is a unique and highly individual experience. The outcome of therapy will greatly depend on the motivation and effort you bring to the therapeutic setting.


The benefits of counseling can far outweigh any discomfort encountered during the process, however.  Some of the possible benefits are:

  • Improved personal relationships
  • Reduced feelings of emotional distress
  • Better self-understanding and clarification of values and goals
  • Resolution of issues that brought you to therapy
  • Changing old patterns of behavior and developing new ones
  • Developing improved problem solving skills
  • Understanding your emotions and learning ways to effectively deal with them
  • Social skills development

Of course no counselor can guarantee these benefits. It is my desire, however, to work with you to attain your personal goals for counseling.

The length of therapy will vary among clients. Therapy can be as brief as 8 to 16 weeks or as long as 2 years depending on the underlying issues the client (s) wish to address. Change normally occurs gradually over a period of time.


             "Why is it so important that you are with God and God alone on the mountain top? It's important because it's the place in which you can listen to the voice of the One who calls you the beloved. To pray is to listen to the One who calls you "my beloved daughter," "my beloved son," "my beloved child." To pray is to let that voice speak to the center of your being, to your guts, and let that voice resound in your whole being."                           - Henri J. Nouwen




Colleen Tredway, MAPC, Provisional Mental Health Counselor Licensee
Cape Coral Christian Counseling Psychotherapy
1611 Santa Barbara Blvd., Ste 160
Cape Coral FL 33990
Providing Professional Christian Counseling in Cape Coral and the surrounding areas of Fort Myers, North Fort Myers, Pine Island, Bokeelia, Bonita Springs, Estero.
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