I am a Licensed Professional Counselor LPC) in both Alaska and Colorado, and I hold a current Master Addiction Counselor national certification (MAC.) My undergraduate degree and Master of Arts degree include biblical studies and faith based Christian principals. I have many years of mental health, emotional health, and addictive behavior counseling experience working with Christian clients. I work with clients who struggle with a wide range of concerns that include personal spiritual growth, spiritual foundation, infidelity, communication issues, relational issues. depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance abuse/addictive behaviors, lifespan developmental issues, and PTSD stemming from various traumatic life experiences.
My counseling style is gentle, non-confrontive, honest and non-directive, while assisting clients to develop a path to initiate positive change in their lives. The goal is to assist clients to reach their highest desired personal and professional potential.
I ensure each client has a comprehensive honest and thorough assessment, followed by a relevant and realistic goal-centered treatment plan jointly developed by both client and me. The treatment plan is treated as a fluid document that can be reassessed and goals changed if needed to bring about the desired outcome. A thorough and openly honest assessment expedites the treatment process so progress towards working through personal issues/struggles can be seen as attainable and achievable.
My personal and professional goal has always been to never chastise or talk down to anyone. Please know that I will challenge irrational thoughts and inconsistencies (in a non-confrontational, noncondemning manner) if they appear to be blocking progress towards the client’s desired treatment outcome.
My therapeutic model incorporates various therapy techniques and skill-building approaches. These approaches include Christian faith based principals, spiritual empowerment, motivational interviewing, active listening, cognitive-behavioral, client centered, and rational-emotive therapy. All is assimilated into the treatment plan to help facilitate self-awareness, motivation to change, and self-empowerment to make the identified changes.
I believe life is all about moving forward and reaching our personal, professional and spiritual potential. Everyone finds themselves “stuck,” at various times along life’s journey, and not able to figure out how to get back up and start moving forward again. That is what the goal of Christian based therapy is.
If this approach towards Christian centered therapy appears to be a good match for you, please let me know.
Joe M. Bray MA, MS, LPC, MAC
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , First Responder Issues , Infidelity , Multicultural Concerns , Personality Disorders , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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After one session, it is extremely difficult to say. With that said, so far I am extremely satisfied. You can't expect much with only one session, so, we'll see what comes! I'm very positive however.