The greatest asset for a Christian mental health counselor, I think, is his/her spiritual resource rooted in Jesus Christ.
This fundamental theological ground propels me to view an individual as original and unique being not always aware of his/her
own potentials. With such outlook I provide counseling services coming from a Catholic perspective.
2001. Mental Health Counselor MA (CSC, NE)
2001. Critical Incident Stress Management Certificate (NE)
2007-2011. PhD studies in social psychology (abs.) (University of Pécs)
I do talk therapy in both 1:1 and group settings that in general has two primary goals. The first and foremost is to help to move the
client(s) to mental/emotional higher grounds in a safe and confidential setting.
Secondly, to foster a greater self-awareness (helping clients to gain a deeper self-knowledge about the whys, whats, and hows)
in a way assisting them to put things in a wider context and perspective.
Christian mental health counseling centers its focus on relational issues - the healing attribute of faith in God where the therapist
intends to work out of the firm moral/ethical framework of Christianity. It is a non-relativistic way of seeing the world based
on the accumulative knowledge of Christian theology and psychology and other field related sciences.
Christian counseling deals with behaviors and other psychological dynamics not just a biochemical (mechanical) reaction to the world,
but also introduces a broader social-moral-theological view to its context analysis.
Therefore its orientation is integrative: respects and loves the
individual, dearly values his/her free will and it is a passionate advocate of human dignity.
The orientation frameworks I like to work with:
- Christian existentialism
- Cognitive-behavioral orientation
- Short-term problem-focused methods
- Kübler-Ross grief framework
- Twelve steps program orientation