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Faith-Integrated Counseling and a Space to Therapeutically Process Spiritual Concerns

Faith-Integrated Counseling and a Space to Therapeutically Process Spiritual Concerns


“Try to exclude the possibility of suffering which the order of nature and the existence of free wills involve, and you will find that you have excluded life itself.”
– C.S. Lewis

Often clients desire to incorporate their religious beliefs into our therapeutic approach; other times clients express a heavy spiritual struggle. I’ve supported clients in both of these categories, coming from a diverse range of faith backgrounds, most commonly from the religious perspectives of Christianity (with the extensive experience supporting clients with backgrounds in Roman Catholicism), Judaism, and Islam. I’ve also successfully supported many clients with no background with religious faith and/or current religious observances.

I’m a deep thinker and some clients appreciate the contemplative discussions mixed with active psychotherapeutic interventions. I’ve had the privilege of supporting a high percentage of clients who’ve extensively studied theology and philosophy; and for therapy to be most effective and meaningful for them, a recognition of their views on the human condition, deeply held values and faith-related perspectives is essential.

My favorite influence for psychotherapy, Viktor Frankl, emphasized the value of each human person:

“Each of us carries a unique spark of the Divine, and each of us is also an inseparable part of the web of life.”

I believe, wholly, in our human capacity to recognize and honor the gifts of interior freedom and transformative growth; and I recognize the therapeutic merits of intentionally engaging in acts of self-transcendence while healing through deep hurts.



9401 Indian Creek Pkwy
Building 40, Suite 520
Overland Park KS 66210
jschmidt@jsresiliencetherapy.com
913.578.8077

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