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Keeping the Gospel of Jesus Christ central while graciously guiding people through personal brokenness
Counseling

“But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.” – Hebrews 3:13

Who Receives Services

Individuals, couples, families, churches, and organizations seek out counseling services for themselves or others.

Clients come from every faith background, and many of our clients profess to have no faith commitment at all. When working with Christians, LAPM serves every denomination, age, socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic group. We find the diversity of our clients to be extremely rewarding.

Nearly one-fourth of LAPM’s counseling clients travel to St. Louis from out-of-state locations for intensive, Gospel-centered counseling services. Some out-of-state clients, unable to find similar services in their geographic area, request telephone counseling.

Types Of Services

» Traditional Services

We celebrate our client’s healing and growth. When non-critical issues need attention, or intense crises and personal struggles have resolved to a significant degree, the regular or periodic “check-up” may be all that is needed. A traditional one-hour session helps clients receive the encouragement they need to continue their journey of transformation.

» Extensive Services

LAPM staff members understand that human beings are complex. When an individual, couple or family seeks counseling services, it is because they need guidance and support now. We frequently offer extended sessions (2-4 hours) to facilitate deeper engagement and resolution of heart and relational issues. Extended sessions avoid the lengthy time periods between weekly one-hour sessions. In addition, the awkward and time-consuming “re-acquaintance” phase that takes place between the client and counselor at the onset of each counseling session is eliminated with extended counseling sessions, thus preserving and better utilizing the time available.

Counseling

» Intensive Services

Sometimes life is more painful and difficult than we ever imagined it would be. When particularly difficult circumstances have occurred, LAPM offers intensive services designed to help individuals, couples or families tackle and overcome intense crises or overwhelming challenges. Intensive services are generally 6-8 hours per day, 3-5 days per week.

» Telephone Services

While face-to-face meetings provide the best possible scenario for counseling, sometimes it is impossible for clients and counselors to have that personal contact. Missionaries on the field, individuals struggling with health issues that keep them confined, or people living in areas where Gospel-centered counseling services are not available find LAPM telephone counseling a helpful and effective option. The process is much the same as LAPM’s traditional counseling services.

What Types Of Concerns Do We Deal With?

We help people with many different kinds of struggles. Typical issues we see from time to time include:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Boundaries
  • Career and Employment
  • Communication
  • Conflict
  • Crisis
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Fears or Phobias
  • Grief
  • Homosexuality
  • Leadership and Ministry Concerns
  • Parenting
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sexual and Relational Intimacy
  • Spiritual Concerns
  • Stress
  • Trauma

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