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Counseling Philosophy


Hello! Recalled2Life has been established to offer help to those who are suffering. This site will help you to learn about my philosophy relating to counseling and the local church.



Why the name Recalled2Life?  The book Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens has long been a favorite.  The book begins, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way- in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.”  The book goes on to compare and contrast life in England and France, but is also a commentary on life as it is and life as it should be.  Overlaid on this is the story of resurrection. Life in this world is broken and yet there are glimpses of abundance.  There is abundance beyond what we can even imagine in the resurrection.  This is the LIFE that calls us.



C.S. Lewis captures this, “Our commonest expedient is to call it beauty and behave as if that had settled the matter. Wordsworth’s expedient was to identify it with certain moments in his own past. But all this is a cheat. If Wordsworth had gone back to those moments in the past, he would not have found the thing itself, but only the reminder of it; what he remembered would turn out to be itself a remembering. The books or the music in which we thought the beauty was located will betray us if we trust to them; it was not in them, it only came through them, and what came through them was longing. These things—the beauty, the memory of our own past—are good images of what we really desire; but if they are mistaken for the thing itself they turn into dumb idols, breaking the hearts of their worshippers. For they are not the thing itself; they are only the scent of a flower we have not found, the echo of a tune we have not heard, news from a country we have never yet visited.

  • C.S. Lewis (The Weight of Glory)



What is Biblical Counseling?

Seeking counseling can be a bit like buying ketchup.  Here in America we have many varieties from which to choose.  Similarly, there are many counselors available and often many are labeled Christian.  Where does one begin to make a decision?  Here are some distinctives that may help you understand our basis.


Counseling at Recalled2Life will be Christ centered and Biblically based.  We believe that the Bible has much to say about all of the brokenness and suffering of life.  The Bible is rich in help for those who are depressed, having marriage problems, anxious, fearful and all of life’s troubling moments.  The counseling will be centered in a relationship with the one who came to make all things new-Jesus Christ. 


In addition to this, I seek to work within the structure of the local church.  God has placed us in communities that provide relationships that help us walk in this brokenness with hope in Christ. 


Whatever you are seeking help for-personal troubles, relationship problems, emotional obstacles, spiritual difficulties, or psychological issues I am able to aid you in moving toward a God centered way out in these often complicated areas of life.

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