Common Counseling Issues and Interventions

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PROACTIVE CARE
Leadership development, spiritual discernment, prayer and spiritual development, personality assessment

DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT:
• Depression, bitterness, anger
• Pastor to Pastor soul care
• Leadership and Executive Relationship Issues
• Boundary setting, burn-out, scheduling for home-ministry balance
• Interpersonal conflicts, conflict management, peace restoration of ministerial rifts
• Control issues
• Dysfunctional behaviors and addictions
• Past wounding events, fatherhood issues, developing core emotional stability
• Team dynamics and team building
• Shepherding skills and strategies for congregational spiritual care

Singles and Marriage Prep
• Character diagnosis and development
• Personality testing and needed growth discernment
• Pre-courtship counseling
• Courtship/dating
• Young marriage well-check and counseling

Marriage Maintenance, Enhancement, and Repair
• Developing peace and harmony, healthy anger management, growing understanding, love and respect, intimacy
Coaching and Life/Family Direction, Purpose and Life Plan
• Going from good to best; maximizing for one’s God-given task; purpose/vision-setting and goals

DEALING WITH PROBLEMS AND POTENTIAL PROBLEMS
Family and Parent-Child Issues
• Broken communication and disrespect
• Adopted child issues and family integration
• Knowing when to launch and when a young adult is ready for marriage

Family Report Card Assessment

CROSS CULTURAL MINISTRY ISSUES
• Third culture kid (TCK) experiences (debriefing and processing)
• Cross cultural adjustments
• Missionary re-entry counseling: debrief and reentry skills
• On-field missionary well-check visits and spiritual health/direction setting
• Helping single missionaries thrive

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