COUNSELING Keeping the Gospel of Jesus Christ central while graciously guiding people through personal brokenness
Who We Serve
LAPM serves individuals, couples, families, churches, and organizations who 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.
The goal in counseling is to help individuals gain insight into their situation and life in light of God’s Word and His purposes. We work with people experiencing a broad range of symptoms from anxiety to depression, from fear to anger, and from addictions to co-dependent behavior. These symptoms are often the result of broken relationships, with God, others or a distorted view of self.
TYPES OF SERVICES WE OFFER
Traditional Services, consist of one-hour sessions weekly to help clients receive the encouragement they need to continue their journey of transformation.
Extensive Services (2-4 hour sessions) helps to facilitate deeper engagement and resolution of heart and relational issues. Extended sessions also avoid the lengthy time periods between weekly one-hour sessions and serves to better utilize the time available.
LAPM offers Intensive Services which are 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 can be utilized when clients and counselors are separated by time and distance and its impossible to have that personal contact.
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