Deborah J Vinall, LMFT license # 45229
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What is Faith-Based Therapy?

Faith-Based Therapy is holistic. While some therapies focus solely on physical health, others on emotions, and still others on the interplay of body / mind / emotions (referred to as a bio-psycho-social approach), few approaches to counseling or psychotherapy are truly holistic and treat the whole person.

Regardless of your personal religious beliefs, we are undeniably physical, emotional, thinking, and spiritual beings.  When one or more components of personhood is ignored in restoring health after trauma, complete healing is impossible.  Imagine having a tense back and only having the left side massaged.  What happens?  The other muscles try to compensate, creating new, different problems, even if the target problem is resolved.  

Faith-based therapy seeks to be holistic by incorporating the vital element of spirituality or faith to more traditional psychotherapy that includes awareness of the interplay of body, mind, and emotions.  My personal approach to incorporating spirituality is to meet you where you are at in your own spiritual / faith journey and help you to create harmony between your beliefs, experiences, thoughts, emotions, and actions.  While my personal worldview is Judeo-Christian, you are welcome and I hope will be comfortable regardless of religious tradition.