Care & Counseling

Life can be hard. Sometimes it’s confusing. Or we just get stuck. Going it alone always makes it harder. Inviting someone else in to help can sometimes be intimidating, but it’s worth it. Jesus told his followers to help heal others and that’s what we strive to do.

Spiritual Crisis

Life events happen suddenly, and you may need someone to talk with.

24/7 Pastor-On-Call
If you’re in need of pastoral care or if you are facing an unexpected spiritual crisis, a pastor is available to speak with you at any time. The pastor on call can be reached at 214-525-4360.

A recorded message will provide you with instructions and a pastor will call you back as soon as possible.

Pastoral Counseling

Your soul is the most important part of you; care for it well.

We’re ready and willing to come alongside you. Meeting with a pastor, whether once or for a series of visits, is an opportunity to discuss and pray through the most important aspects of our lives with a trusted advisor who helps you to learn from Jesus, grow spiritually, and care for your soul. Common reasons people seek Pastoral Counseling include:

• life events, transitions, & milestones
• hard decisions & discernment
• help listening to God’s voice
• need for wise counsel about relationships, choices, or upcoming opportunities
• spiritual direction & guidance
• questions about meaning & purpose in life
• need for courage, peace, or spiritual strength
• struggles with sin, fear, or anxiety
• learning to pray
• help receiving or extending forgiveness
• desire for more joy & fulfillment

Grief & Loss

Grief is a common reaction to loss and is often a necessary part of healing.

Sometimes we need someone to listen without interruptions or advice. Our grief and loss ministry team is here to provide care and comfort during times of death, estrangement, retirement, anger, and abandonment.

Licensed Counseling

We are pleased to welcome Licensed Professional Counselor Martha Williams to our Care Team. Martha offers pro bono counseling sessions to those ages 16 and up, individuals, couples, and families who would like to participate in professional counseling.

Appointments are available on campus at HP Pres on Fridays by appointment.

Martha’s areas of specialty include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood disorders
  • Recovery from emotional, verbal, physical, and sexual abuse
  • Family members of an addicted loved one
  • Crisis and trauma counseling
  • Parenting issues
  • Cross-cultural adjustment and adaptation
  • Grief and loss
  • Family counseling
  • Divorce aftercare

Martha received her undergraduate degree at Hollins University in Roanoke, VA, and her master’s degree in counseling psychology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, MA. She has worked in hospital and clinical settings, private practice, international healthcare services, ministry, and non-profit for over 30 years in Central America, South America, and the United States.

“My goal is to help individuals honestly address their sorrows, disappointments, and fears, overcome their problems, and live a transformed and restored life. I seek to provide clients with a safe space to process any personal convictions, including issues of faith.”
 – Martha Williams

Questions?

Email Kelli Harrison, Care Coordinator