About Pastoral Integrative Therapy


In a 1994 Newsweek poll, found that 58% of respondents said they feel the need to experience spiritual growth.  According to a USA Today Study:  Many Americans reject religion, but individuals still remain strong in their spirituality- “The researchers also found that as religiosity in America wanes, a more general spirituality is on the rise, with 6 in 10 adults saying they regularly feel a “deep sense of spiritual peace and well-being,”  Also increasing: is the number of people who experienced and desire a “deep sense of wonder” about the universe.

Traditional Clinically Licensed Practitioners such as Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Clinical Social Workers and Marriage Family Counselors at best are uncomfortable talking about spiritual needs and often times  are ethically bound to refer out, if someone desires to discuss their issues in a spiritual context.  Traditionally licensed clinicians  also tend to confine their  focus on the DSM Diagnostic Labels. They are trained to help clients cope or conform to societal norms by correcting mental emotional family dysfunction and managing symptoms as it relates to DSM Spectrum of Mental Illness.

Pastoral Therapists, on the other hand, have been trained to discuss issues related to a spiritual dimension and often help clients understand the underlying spiritual meaning of their challenges and it’s relationship to the human condition. Pastoral Counselors specialize in clarifying the spiritual meaning behind the human limitation or conditions underlying physical, mental emotional issues and help clients remove blocks to ultimate happiness.  See Testimonies  When a client understands his or her life from a broader context, they have greater freedom to be more grounded and secure because of their connection and confidence knowing their True Source. 

Holistically trained Energy Practitioners and Mind, Body Spirit healing and Integration Faith Based Healers are trained to remove barriers to wholeness and help individuals find answers by connecting to their own inner intelligence and wisdom and  look at their life  from a larger perspective.  This allows an individual to gain greater insight into their issues and give their life more meaning looking at it from a spiritual context.  Spiritually oriented practitioners also help clients (if they choose) to connect and learn how to get answers from spirit.

Pastoral Therapists are also unique in that they specialize in integrating the spirit with the mind and body.   Enlightened Spiritual Counselors believe that only by  focusing on a person in the largest  context, they end up with a more complete  healing than just by focusing on parts and pieces of a person’s pathology. 

Thomas Hora, MD, P.C  who was my mentor and Ph.D. Advisor in graduate school, was quoted as saying to study  sickness is like studying the decaying of leaves of a tree.  To study Health, we must study wholeness,  we must study the wholeness. Only by studying wholeness of an individual can we understand his or her  life giving creative potential.

According to the American Association for Pastoral Counseling (AAPC), the value of attending to a person’s spirituality, as a context for helping him or her heal various aspects of their lives is becoming a greater reality in the health sciences.  According to “The  Lilly Endowment, Inc., 96% of the population – 242 million Americans – says they believe in God.  The AAPC also cite A 1996 USA Today survey found that 79% of Americans acknowledge that faith can help recovery from illness. According to another survey, cited by the AAPC,  77% of patients feel their physician should consider their spiritual needs.

Research has also showed that many individuals are becoming more pro-active and increasingly seeking counselors who align with their values and desire practitioners who can support them to take greater responsibility  for  their health care needs.  Research has also shown that Individuals of all backgrounds use alternative health practitioners  However, The higher the level of education a consumer has, the more likely they are to turn to complementary or alternative practices (for example, see  Complementary/Alternative Medicine article from the National Institute of Health Dec 2008).

More and more individuals  are seeking support from a health practitioner, with a proven track record, who is grounded in spirituality and who can provide a spiritual context to help them better understand and become more integrated in their mind, body spirit in dealing with personal / relationship challenges. (see article Have You Ever Considered Going to see a Pastoral Therapist.)

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ABOUT MYSELF AS A PASTORAL INTEGRATIVE FAITH BASED HEALER
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I am a Inter Faith Minister and Christian Faith Based Healer and Intuitive Mind, Body Spirit Energy Integration and Healer with Board Certification in Professional Counsling and  Relationship Expert.  I am also a Licensed Pastoral Mind, Body, Spirit Integrative Faith Based Healer License  # 6461745..  I specialize in state of the art mind, body spirit healing and enriching principles and techniques to help Individuals, Couples, Parents and Children achieve more meaningful relationships and experiences increase love of life.  I specialize helping clients  remove blocks to their inner wisdom and natural ability to give and receive love.  
As a Ministerial Licensed Board Certified Minister and Healer,  I offer the best of Spiritual Counseling for those who live by their faith and want to maintain their spiritual perspective and the best of traditional counseling perspectives as I am trained in traditional forms of counseling as well.   I offer state of the art energy healing and relationship  counseling with a spiritual perspective. 
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I am Christian in my orientation, however respect and honor all religious faiths that teach love.  As a Christian, I believe in the healing power of Love and Forgiveness over dogma.  I focus of healing principles and skills to connect with inner wisdom.  I do not dispense dogma, nor am I in the habit of being judgemental and preaching with “shoulds” and “have too”.  My goal is to give you skills to enhance your personal faith and peace of mind.  I specialize in removing blocks to being able to give and receive love as well as helping clients see their issues from a larger spiritually congruent perspective 

I believe all religious in their highest form hold values that are integrative and help humanity reach beyond themselves to see the world as a place for God’s Love to shine.  I also believe all religions in their essence help mankind live life with more compassion for themselves and others with healing principles to teach the art of being a Beneficial Presence..  In this respect,  I practice as  an Intuitive, Mind, Body, Spirit Centered, Healing and Integration Therapist My major goal is to teach individuals, couples, parents and children how to better give and receive love.

I have counsel with clients of all faiths and persuasions including those who have no faith and are not necessarily open to be more spiritually connected.  I see clients in person as well as via phone and email or over the internet how to remove blocks to greater well-being and success in their Health, Wealth and Relationships.  I am licensed and Board Certified to see clients in all fifty states.

As a Ordained Minister and Pastoral Counselor, (unlike traditional therapist),,  I can absolutely guarantee complete confidentiality –  that means no matter what state you are in and no matter who tries to  subpoena your records, your records will never be given out (unless there is a danger to self or other,)  your records will always be considered privileged information.

WILL MY INFORMATION BE CONFIDENTIAL?

The answer is absolutely! All information shared with me is absolutely privileged, confidential and totally protected beyond the HIPPA regular therapist patient confidentiality standards.  Traditional Therapy also attempts to guarantees confidentiality however   HIPPA  protection of client information  has  been a disappointment recently because of lacking safeguards with insurance companies and information getting passed around and being lost.. Your information can also be subpoenaed as well as your therapist.  See Article Right to Practice with Secure Confidentiality

`As an ordained minister and License Pastoral Therapist # L 6461745,    I can absolute assure you of  complete confidentially and safety.   Ministers as pastoral counselors case notes and all correspondence are privileged information.  The Second Amendment of the Constitution protects Ministers and Pastoral Counselors during the course of their duties and responsibilities and sanctions all information provided as private and privileged under Clergy-Penitent privilege. ( Just like that of an Attorney).   PMA adds another layer of protection by having clients sign a Health and Wellness Member Agreement which protects members completely including subpoena requests.  (It can and does happen in traditional settings.

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ABOUT AIWP AND PMA 
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The Pastoral Medical Association  (PMA ) and the Association for Integration of the Whole Person (AIWP) are both self regulating 501 (c) (3) Private Ecclesiastical Member Associations who  provide a regulated means for sincere and spiritually committed, healthcare practitioners to become ordained and/or licensed after he or she is a competently trained professional to offer effective state-of-the-art counseling and health and wellness  services. 
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Operating under the sanction of  AIWP, and the PMA, I am the founder and director of AIWP Miracles Ministry which provides counseling and community service resources and scholarships from donations received by financial contributors.  AIWP provide you with state of the art skills to help you return to knowing and connecting with your own your own original wholeness or Innate Spiritual Wisdom.  Only having a Spiritual Connection to seeing one’s life from the largest perspective can you know the true meaning of love, fulfillment  and compassion..  Every true religion seeks to give mankind a liberated perspective beyond self gratification and self confirmation  as a means of true contentment and peace of mind.  See AIWP Miracles Ministry

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AIWP has no rigid dogma however believes that love of life

and people is achieved through an integrated awakening

of the physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional processes.

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SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE:

I am also proud to be the Founder, Director and Lead counselor of The Association For the Integration of the Whole Person (AIWP)  Miracles Ministry a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit humanitarian religious organization set up to energize and empower spiritual persons to promote a more compassionate world.

The Association for Integration of the Whole Person (AIWP) is a federally-recognized 501(c)(3)  non profit, charitable non-denominational religious organization Tax ID is 95-3455451.

At AIWP, , we also offer numerous community services including: Individual Couples counseling, Health and Wellness Counseling, Spiritual Direction Sessions,  Weddings, Transitions Services, Prayer Sessions as well as others.  At AIWP,  we also offer scholarships for community services as well as for counseling services.

Because we are supported with loving donations, we are able to offer a limited number of scholarships to individuals, parents and children and couples seeking counseling and support services.  We offer up to a 40% discount for all individuals who sight a HEALTH AND WELLNESS MEMBER AGREEMENT See and sign here.  We offer additional scholarship discounts for students, seniors, healthcare workers, government workers, union workers, and active or inactive military personnel.  

At any of our functions, you will receive professional, compassionate care and support that will help you integrate skills to immediately improve all aspects of your life.  You will also gain confidence in yourself to become empowered to learn the latest personal and relationship healing and enrichment tools to transform your health, wealth and relationships to go to the next level.


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