What Brings You Here

Thank you so much for considering First Step Counseling. Counseling is a big step so it's normal to have some questions. This page will give you some basic information about getting started. We are a Christian-based counseling practice. We use Biblical principles to support talk therapy. We are really glad you are here.

Here are some common reasons people contact us:

  • Children: They may be angry, frustrated, don’t follow your rules, or have other behavioral or emotional struggles. Also, children process death, family break-up, or even new people joining the family differently. They may get quiet or angry. Maybe they are experiencing anxiety. We can help.

  • Frustrated Parents: We help parents to be even better parents by looking at what you are doing really well already. We then teach new skills and check-in as to how it is going.

  • New Parents: Struggling with the transition? Let us help you identify and build on your strengths while gaining new skills.

  • Distant Couples: Sometimes the stress of life, parenting, money, or communication troubles can get in the way of being the best possible couple. We work to help you build a healthy, fulfilling marriage based on some basic Christian values.

  • Substance Abuse: Substance abuse assessments and substance abuse counseling. Substance abuse impacts the entire family. We work with the addict as well as the family.

  • Spiritual Exploration: Looking for a counselor to help you navigate and understand how spirituality plays a role in your life? Christian counseling can provide you with the answers you seek.

  • Transitions: Life transitions can be planned or unexpected. They can be positive or negative.

  • Goal setting: Ready for accountability with setting and sticking to goals? Ready for a big change and need help creating a roadmap to get there? Let us help.

  • Mood Disorders: We work with people that are dealing with depression and anxiety, and the many ways that it may manifest.

  • Co-Parenting Struggles: Better communication and less conflict between co-parents leads to improved parenting. We can help by offering conflict resolution and tools for both parents.

  • Grief: There is no right or wrong way to grieve. Let us help you process your loss.

  • Anger: Anger management can help to identify negative thought patterns and gain skills to control and cope with anger.

  • Sexual Identity and Expression: Sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, is not a choice. It's a God-given way to live your life. Understanding Christ-centered identity can restore you to a place of wholeness. 

  • Trauma: If you have experienced something significant in your past and would like help working through it, we can help. We are recognized as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. 

Types of Services offered:

 

Our counselors offer Sand Tray Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Modification, Narrative Therapy, and many theoretical approaches to help you overcome your past.

 

How to set up a counseling appointment:

  1. Send us a message or call us (270) 294-6585.

  2. You have the choice to do face-to-face or virtual sessions with your counselor. Face-to-face is always best. 

  3. We’ll then email you the intake paperwork and schedule your first session.

  4. In the 1st and 2nd sessions we’ll discuss your history, story, and goals.

  5. Then we’re off and running toward a better life!

We are so glad you are here. Please contact us if you would like to set up a counseling appointment: Click here-We’d love to hear from you.