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The first step to getting started is to simply to CALL!

The first step is hardest for most people. But it’s the first initial sign you are ready for change!

Although the first step may be the hardest, I assure you it will be the best step you will ever take!

I strongly recommend each person who comes for counseling to begin by taking the Arno Profile Temperament Analysis.

The 54 questionnaire measures the Counselee’s needs, natural traits, strengths, and weaknesses according to temperament. The computerized APS report provides the Christian Counselor with in-depth information and the best way to counsel the individual according to needs.

What will I learn from the evaluation?

The A.P.S. identifies three separate human interactions and identifies each one in two different ways:

  • Inclusion (social orientation and intellectual energies)

               o        Expressed: What we say we want      

               o        Wanted: What we really want

  • Control (ability to make decisions and desire to take on responsibilities)

               o        Expressed: What we say we want

               o        Wanted: What we really want

  • Affection (interaction in deep relationships)

o        Expressed: What we say we want

o        Wanted: What we really want

The whole concept of Temperament Analysis rests on discovering who we truly are rather than on who we have become. Most of us have a mask on (our personality) according to who we have learned to be, who we feel we are expected to be, and/or who we are forced to be from our family of origin and/or our peers. We can all acknowledge that very often our behavior and our language is a facade or a way of protection.

As we grow and live, most of us experience feelings of hurt, disappointment, fear, rejection, loneliness, grief, guilt, and/or shame. These feelings may cause us to project an image that is not necessarily true to who we really are. We think we need to protect ourselves using outbursts of anger, verbal abuse, manipulation, control or withdrawal. Usually we don’t like ourselves much at these times, causing internal and external conflict.

Who God created us to be (temperament) and who we have become (through learned behavior) can be entirely different. We need to find out who we really are, and find ways to become the person God wants us to be (the true self) instead of the person we have learned to be (the masked self).

The cost of the A.P.S. test is $50.00 Tests are available for children 7-11, teens, 12-17 and adults.

 The Genesis Process .

Do you struggle with addictions?

Do you have Compulsive Behaviors that are getting out of control?

The Genesis Process provides both a Biblically and neuro-chemical understanding of what is broken that causes us to be self destructive. If we don’t first understand what is broken how can we devise a recovery plan that really works?

The Bottom Line is:

 Addiction is brain disease that is usually the result of a long series of bad choices, just like many other diseases. These bad choices are what the Bible calls sin. When the brain becomes diseased, it creates false survival cravings for things that are harmful to us which is a form of insanity? So if you want to be free of addiction you have to heal (change) the brain from producing these self-destructive cravings.

The place in the brain that is damaged is mostly what the Bible calls the Heart. The Genesis Process is a practical program designed to bring about heart changes that last.

 If you want to change behaviors or addictions you have to change the Heart!

The Genesis Process Program is an outpatient Counseling program that blends sound biblical principles, an understanding of the neurochemistry of the brain, into an effective road map to help facilitate positive change. It’s a twenty-week Process that focuses on healing the wounds from family and relational issues that drive self-destructive or unhealthy behavior.  The program offers proven principles and tools for obtaining lasting personal and spiritual change.

Group Genesis Classes are 1 1/2 -2 hours long, for 20 weeks. You must buy workbook. Classes are limited. Locations vary.

 The Individual Genesis Process Plan for One on One Counseling is $330.00 (includes workbook) and lasts for 10 weeks 

Counseling sessions (Genesis Process not included)  are 50 minutes. And the cost is $60.00 per session. 

I take my Counseling business very seriously. I pray daily for my Counselee’s needs and make your appointment top priority in my schedule. I ask that you take our sessions as seriously by being on time, prompt with payments and do not miss appointments. If you take your counseling sessions seriously, I guarantee you I will too!

Fill in the attached form below, including the best time to call and a phone number I can reach you at. 

Feel free to call with your questions 217-427-8481 Please leave a message and I’ll return your call!

 God Bless. I look forward to hearing from you!

 

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