Wanted: Christian Counselor

I’m in need of a Christian therapist.

It’s been over two months since my final appointment with my therapist in Virginia. Since then, I’ve been busy making the move to Colorado and finding grocery stores, the Post Office and the library. I’ve met women at Moms In Prayer and a knitting club. I’ve gone out with new friends for drinks and visited with my son and his girlfriend. So I’ve kept busy.

I’m doing pretty well in making contacts. I’ve found the person to cut my hair. I have a doctor’s appointment at the end of this month, and I’ll get a referral for a psychiatrist to manage my meds with me. I have the names of audiologists for my hearing aids. I don’t need a dentist for five more months, and there’s no need for an optometrist. But I need a mental health therapist.

I’m worried that my depression will return within the next few months. I want to get to know him/her before such a thing happens. I felt a little funky yesterday, and it made me realize that I need someone to talk to, who will help me with these feelings and anticipations.

I know that I really benefit from having a mental health counselor to help me process my thoughts and emotions. It’s great to share with my husband and friends, but I really thrive if I have the professional on my team. And I want this person to see me mentally healthy, not just in crisis.

It’s important to me that s/he have a personal faith in Christ, as that is a huge part of who I am. I often need help differentiating between depression and spiritual battles, so someone who understands who Jesus is to me is critical.

I’ve got the name of one person, and she’s in my medical network. So perhaps I should just schedule with her, and see if we’re a good fit. I gotta start somewhere!

3 thoughts on “Wanted: Christian Counselor

  1. rlseaton December 17, 2019 / 10:47 pm

    Peggy, I’ve been wondering how you’re doing, but had no idea you’ve recently moved. I will be praying with you about your need for a Christian Counselor. I’m glad you are close to family in your new location. I’m so enjoying being closer to both my family and Gary’s sisters.Blessings and Merry Christmas.

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    • peggyricewi December 18, 2019 / 5:29 am

      Thanks, Robin. I appreciate the prayers. And I’m enjoying living closer to my son. My daughter – still in the Midwest – will come for Christmas. Speaking of, thank you for your Advent series – I should have said so on your blog! Merry Christmas.

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      • rlseaton December 18, 2019 / 9:26 pm

        I’m so glad for you. Thanks! I appreciate it!


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