About CrossWise Counseling
It was 1977, Fall of my seventh-grade year. I heard a pastor preach about how the Creator of this world sent His Son to die on a cross—The Cross—for my sins. I was unwittingly primed for that moment and immediately responded with a commitment to Christ. The next step came in fairly short order. After just a few short months, I knew I wanted to become a counselor. It’s truly my vocation.
I realize and respect that many of my Christian colleagues do not bring Christ into the psychotherapy milieu. Whether in the foreground or the background of my treatment work, however, I want to always incorporate Christian faith and practices. After all, by His grace, the Lord called me and gifted me (Eph. 2:8-10).
“CrossWise” encapsulates the heart of what we’re trying to do here, and why we’re doing it this way. It’s not about condemnation for sin or dysfunction, per se. Rather, with Christian faith and psychological techniques, we seek to re-examine and re-align the nature of our relationships with God, self, and others.
“What’s the result?” one might ask. In general, we’ve observed a decrease in pain and an increase in hope. That’s what being crosswise does