Biblical Counseling

Biblical Counseling and Coaching

Wholly Ignited offers compassionate, effective counseling and biblical faith coaching services for Christians in Orange County, California. We believe in facilitating healing from the inside out rather than focus only on behavior and circumstances. It is necessary to work on both.

At Wholly Ignited, We take an “in the trenches with you” approach to counseling, as opposed to a passive, clinical approach. A peaceful, safe and comfortable environment provides you the opportunity to develop a relationship of trust with your counselor. We don’t focus on behavior alone, but more importantly on the root causes of the behavior.

Some of our clients are referred by their church.  We understand that going to your church or your own pastor or priest for counseling can be limiting, uncomfortable or intimidating because of the sensitive nature of personal issues and for reasons of confidentiality; yet, it is very important to you that you receive sound, competent Biblical or pastoral counseling. Sometimes, even well intended leaders in the church are quick to say, “just pray and read the bible more and be thankful for the good things in your life”. We understand that life’s greatest difficulties are not always resolved with such simplistic formulas.

Contact us today to learn how to integrate sound Biblical principles in your day to day life, and in your relationships.

 

Marriage Counseling

As a husband and wife team, we are very effective in addressing all the issues that crop up in a marriage relationship.  Men and women think differently.  They see things differently, appreciate different things in life.  They have different needs, physically and emotionally.  So when you factor in gender, personality and cultural differences, it’s no wonder we all need help in how to live harmoniously as married couples.  Living with each other requires understanding, cooperation, patience, sacrifice and most of all unselfishness.  We will give you the insight and tools to accomplish what it takes to realize this in your marriage.

 

Do we meet together or individually?

Typically, but not always, we meet with both of you together for the first session.  This gives us the greatest opportunity to discover as much as possible regarding the major challenges you are having as a couple.  After the first session, we will set a strategy moving forward, based on what we have discovered.  Sometimes it’s better to see you together for a number of sessions.   But depending on the nature of your relationship and the types of issues you are challenged with, we may decide to meet with you individually instead, so it would be man with man, woman with woman.  Once the necessary individual work is far enough along, we will then see you as a couple again.  Herein lies the significant advantage of a competent husband/wife team working together with you.

 

What is expected of you during a counseling session?

The more openly and authentically you participate during a counseling session, the greater the opportunity for us to accurately assess the real issues, and be on target with the best strategies to effectively help you.

The counseling process requires each spouse to take responsibility for themselves, their attitudes and behaviors, by bringing them into agreement with Biblical principles they are helped to discover.

We realize there must be a level of trust built with the counselor and we will make it a priority to develop that all-important trust with you.  There isn’t much we haven’t heard or dealt with, so nothing really shocks, surprises or stumps us.

We would also ask you to realize that the problems in a marriage that have developed over time will require commitment, effort and also time to resolve.

 

What can you expect from us?

In our comfortable environment we take you as you are.  We make no assumptions about you.  We really listen.  We don’t take sides.  Both partners are listened to and understood.  We will help you to gain greater understanding of each other.  We will equip you as partners to know how to give and receive from each other, and give you practical tools for how to walk it out day by day.

It really is possible to see your marriage become wholly ignited with a deeper love and harmony once again, healed from past marital wounds and excited about your life and future in your God-intended destiny together.

 

How About Confidentiality? 

Confidentiality is as important to us as it is to you.  We take it very seriously.  However, if we become aware of certain situations, it become mandatory for us to report those things.  Examples include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse. The counselor is required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s. The counselor must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The counselor will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in insuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, further measures may be taken without their permission in order to ensure their safety.