Yes. We are a faith-based counseling center. The Pastoral Institute takes your faith and spiritual values seriously. Each member of our staff is spiritually sensitive and is committed to a holistic approach to counseling that recognizes the mind, body and spirit. We have counselors who are grounded in different faith backgrounds, including Christianity, Judaism, and Buddhism. If you prefer to work with a counselor with a particular faith background, please tell the clinical director, Carol Pitts, when you talk with her about scheduling an appointment.
If you are interested in drawing on your faith in your therapy, our counselors will facilitate that process. On the other hand, we do not impose religion on anybody.
While religions serve as a foundation and resource for many, they also have been used to oppress and hurt people. Our counselors are trained to help you work through this pain and anger as well.
If you are suicidal, tell someone in your family immediately. You may also dial 911 to help get you to a safe place where you can't harm yourself. If you have an existing relationship with a counselor, you may call that counselor.
You also may call the national suicide hotline. That number is 1-800-273-8255.