While our faith and our church communities can offer us tremendous support in times of need, sometimes we need a little "more". Sometimes we need an additional lighthouse out there illuminating a stormy sea; if this is what you are seeking, I can help!
While I am not a "Christian Counselor" I am a Counselor, and I am a Christian. I believe this gives me a unique niche and perspective in that I work with clients of all backgrounds and faiths, and while we as Christians are called to not be "of this world" we are certainly expected to be "in it" with all of it's foibles, hardships, and downfalls.
I specialize in relationship counseling (of all kinds- marital, couples, pre-marital, family, etc.) and have worked extensively with anxiety, depression, anger management, and many other areas of mental health.
I come from a family of Pastors and Missionaries, but I believe mental health of individuals, couples, and families is my personal calling. After my BA at Gordon College (a small Christian College North of Boston) I spent some time in Congo, Africa, doing volunteer mission support work, and later attended Asbury Seminary (although I do not have a seminary degree) before completing my MSW at The Ohio State University,
I strive to help my clients lean on their faith as their greatest strength as well as finding in themselves their God-given abilities to overcome and work through whatever they may be facing.
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Intimacy-related issues
- Anger management
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression
LCSW #734 (Expires: 2019-04-30)
Eden has helped me process some things that I needed to hear and work on without making me feel inferior or afraid to keep moving forward.
Eden listens and gives advice when needed, I look forward to talking with her. She keeps in contact through the week on the communication board which is easy and convenient. She is willing to move around her schedule to make my time her priority. She is genuinely interested and concerned about my mental health.
I have been really impressed with the care and confidence with which my counselor, Eden West, has helped me. She really digs in and makes sure she’s got the whole picture and I have never been disappointed with the wisdom she speaks into my life. She has been a HUGE help to me and goes above and beyond in her work. <3
Eden West is a patient and respectful therapist with an intuitive sense of tactful candidness while at the same time being a wholeheartedly empathetic listener. She has helped me to be better self-aware of myself and has been a steadfast advisor for me when I have had to make hard decisions in the midst of tough problems while allowing me to think for myself. She has been everything that one would hope for and expect from in a professional and licensed therapist.
Listen extremely well and understands my needs.