Welcome! I'm a licensed professional counselor and a certified trauma specialist in the state of PA with over 8 years of experience. I have worked exclusively as a Christian counselor incorporating Biblical faith and practices into the counseling process. My formal training combined Scriptural application with clinical knowledge. Clinically I offer cognitive-behavioral and dialectical behavioral methods with the belief that God speaks extensively about our minds, thoughts and hearts in Scripture and these methods coincide with God's directives. In all my counseling, the truth of God's Word is prioritized and holds the ultimate authority over any clinical practice.
Romans 12:2 speaks to the renewing of our minds as our hearts are transformed. I believe Christian counseling is one vehicle that God uses to facilitate lasting transformation. As we uproot the lies the enemy has sown in our brokenness and replace those with truth about who we are in Christ, we begin to change and everything begins to change for us. We begin to experience knowing the truth and being set free from any bondage by that truth.
One of my favorite verses is Luke 4:18 when Jesus says, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised." I have personally experienced the healing and deliverance of the Lord and consider it a privilege to be a part of Jesus ministering to you in this way.
My approach is warm and interactive. I strive to offer a judgement-free environment that values you as a person made in the image of God. I understand the courage it takes to seek help and to hope for freedom. I am here to encourage and empower you toward the transformation that is important to you. If you are ready to begin then please, let's get started.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Attachment Issues , Codependency , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Dissociation , Forgiveness , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Phobias , Posttraumatic Stress , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #PC007788 (Expires: 2023-02-28)
Connie is pragmatic, patient and very experienced. I feel safe to talk to her about anything. Working with her you can find real solutions that genuinely set you free.
Working with Connie for the past year has been life changing. She is a wonderful counsellor and her insight and expertise has made a big difference in my life. I highly recommend her!
Overwhelmed with a lot of troubles, I searched for help online and found Faithful Counseling. But, in less than an hour after subscribing, I unsubscribed because I was afraid to have made a mistake. Thankfully, I was given some time to think about it first and was paired with Connie, which I am really grateful for. She patiently walked with me through painful life experiences, helped me to rewire my brain from the constant negative talk about myself, others and God's plan for my life; and she gave me tools and new perspectives on how to confront diverse life challenges. I highly recommend her as a counsellor. Thank you so much, Connie. Thank you so much, Faithful Counseling. May God bless you and all the people who are accepting to become bridges to restore our connection with God.
Connie has been the biggest blessing in my life! Definitely a divine appointment that God set up. She is more than I could have hoped for in a Christian counselor.
Connie has made a huge difference in my life. I feel like a much stronger and healthier person after working with her and I can point to concrete areas in my life where I’ve seen positive changes. She has helped me walk through one of the most difficult times in my life with dignity and grace. I’m so thankful that I was able to meet her.
Connie has been a freer counselor for me. I always felt like I could be honest and open without any judgment. She would often remember even little things I had said to refer back to or ask me about. She helped me identify holes in the many lies and false beliefs that plagued me. Thank you so much for your commitment to my well-being!
I love the counseling she provides, she always sets goals for me, and has tremendously helped me in my overall healing process.
Connie was God sent in my life. She was to the point, biblical, wise and an awesome listener. I will forever remember what she's taught me and walked through me with. I've grown so much. I pray God blesses you much!
Connie helped me so much on my personal view of myself. She knows how to show us how worthy and beautiful people we are. I thank Connie for her patient and her kindness!
Thank you, Connie, for getting me through valleys that I didn't think I could survive.
Connie has been the best counselor I've had and talking to her is so easy and natural almost like having a penpal! I'd recommend her to anyone, especially whoever may be battling depression or anxiety. Thank you Connie Rita for everything!
I am so thankful that God put Connie in my life. She helped me in the areas that I knew I needed help with, and she also gently helped me with areas I didn't know needed work. It's nice to know that the person you are talking to, actually cares about you. I know connie cared and prayed for me, and that means a lot. I am in a much better place today because of Connie, and I will be forever grateful for her.
Connie is very supportive and engaged about the heart of the matter.
Love her heart.
Connie Rita has been terrific. She understands my problems & responds with professionally. She really cares about me, I can tell from her responses.
Connie was a huge help to me during a time of crisis in my life. She listened and offered sound, biblical advice. She also send me many help sheets that helped with my situation. She was also very good at responding to my emails. I have no complaints about Connie, only compliments.
I can't express how much I am grateful for Connie. She has been a great listener without carrying judgment to the one side or to another.
I am extremely thankful for Connie and her wisdom! We have been meeting for about six months now and I can see a huge improvement in my struggles with anxiety and depression. Connie is thoughtful, compassionate, and articulate. I would highly recommend her to a friend.
Connie has helped me tremendously. She is always professional and insightful. She listens to me and encourages me. She has helped me understand anxiety and learn many strategies which have improved things a lot for me in both my professional and private life. I am so thankful!
Connie listens to me and provides me with biblical advice to help me stay strong on my faith walk.
From the first few minutes of my first session with Connie, I felt so comfortable talking to her. I had never done counseling before, so I did not know what to expect. I now really believe it was one of the best decisions I have made and am so thankful that Connie is my counselor. She does such a great job of listening and validating how I am feeling. She also asks me questions that have really pushed and helped me grow and learn about myself. It means so much to me that all of her guidance comes from a Christian perspective as well. She checks in with me often, and it is so evident that she truly cares! I would absolutely recommend Connie to anyone.
Connie has been amazing! After going through a desperate time in my life, Connie has been able to walk me through the steps of healing and recovery. She truly listens to what I have to say and guided me through some tough situations. Thank you!
I am very happy with my counselor. She seems to be quite knowledgable and a great fit for me and my needs. She’s very professional and prompt with her responses and goes the extra mile I couldn’t ask for more.
Connie Rita is a God send. She has really helped me. Before counseling I was really lost. I didn’t trust my own thinking or decisions. She has helped me in many ways. A lot of strongholds in my life have come down and lost the power they once had in my life. She recommended two books to read which really helped me with my particular problems. In the short time we have been counseling I’m amazed at the progress I have already experienced. I am so thankful for the day I took a chance and contacted FaithfulCounseling. I am also very thankful for being matched up with Connie Rita she’s the best.
I was uncertain about online counseling, but being matched with Connie has been such a blessing! She is so knowledgable and wise, and helps me see things from a new perspective. She points me back to God while also helping me understand the roots of my anxiety. She combines the science and the spirituality of my anxiety seamlessly, which is exactly what I need!!
Very knowledgeable and supportive!
I love Connie! She is great! She listens to me, she isn't judgmental of me at all, and she seems like she genuinely cares about me and my problems. She responds in a timely fashion, and even checks up on me if I haven't communicated with her for a while. I would give her a perfect score, and I wish that everyone could have someone like Connie to talk to.
Connie seems to be a very knowledgeable therapist with many healthy approaches to counselling. She utilizes a number of tools to help in my recovery and I feel that she has a holistic approach to the complexities of healing the human soul.
Totally awesome. Very professional and intelligent!