I was brought up in the church since the time of my infancy. The spiritual influence from my early experiences and study of scripture as a Christian has impacted every area of my life. It has guided my behavior and decision-making throughout life. A favorite scripture which has influenced my life and walk with God is found in the new testament. It says, “. . . If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8: 31, 32, KJV). The truth is what I have sought in my life’s journey.
Family, friends, and peers have come to me with their problems since the time of my childhood. I didn’t realize my calling as a counselor until much later in life. Helping people is what God has called me to do and as an obedient servant of God, I have prepared myself through the study of His Word and through professional academic training.
My professional disclosure with clients include a declaration of who I am as a pastor and licensed professional Christian counselor. I offer prayer to all my clients and include the Word of God during counseling sessions. I do not impose my values on those that do not desire this approach, but I use God’s Word as a foundation for understanding the root of many issues experienced by my clients.
Approximately 85% of my clients in private practice Christian counseling are with couples who are experiencing relationship issues, pre-marital counseling, and marital difficulties. My background as a pastor with over 20 years of experience, 49-years of marriage to the same woman, and professional training as a board certified and licensed professional counselor has uniquely prepared me for working with couple’s and marriages.
In addition to my professional training in the master’s degree and doctoral mental health programs, I have completed over 15-years of formal biblical educational studies and served in various ministry positions prior to being licensed and ordained into the gospel ministry. Helping couples and marriages with relationship issues has been extremely rewarding. Some couples have requested my service in conducting their marriage ceremony during pre-marital counseling.
Many of my client’s in couples and marriage counseling appreciate that I am fair and demonstrate a genuine commitment to helping them acquire the knowledge needed, develop the skills for implementing new behaviors with the newly acquired knowledge, and adopt positive attitudes that help them achieve desired outcomes.
I am committed to helping my clients win, and ready to assist you achieve the outcomes that you desire for healthy and satisfying relationships!
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression
LPC #11804 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
I appreciate the strong spiritual component he brings to counseling.
William is kind and compassionate, an empathetic listener. I appreciate his insight, experience and faith based approach to our sessions. He gave practical tools I could apply to my life and situations in a short amount of time, more so than the face to face counselors I have seen.
William Darrisaw gave us a safe place to talk and express our feelings and emotions. I can see a big difference in my relationship with my husband. He has been a big help through a very difficult time. He has been a blessing to us!
William is a great listener, and he helps me process everything. All of my concerns, worries, thoughts and feelings. He’s big on moving forward in a healthy way. I’m excited about the path my life is going with his help.
I really appreciate how William uses the Bible and real world experiences to relate truth to my life and my situation.
William is sincere and well versed in his field. He has a plethora of knowledge and gets right to the point. I highly recommend him and believe he's a good match for a matched.
Pastor William is an amazing counselor. I’m so glad that I tried Faithful Counseling and that I was placed with him. He has a compassionate heart, he’s a great listener and he has an amazing command of wisdom from his many years of ministry, training and life experience. Jesus said that a wise steward brings out of his storehouse treasures both new and old and that had been my experience with Pastor William. I highly recommend him.
Pastor Will as I would call him is honestly the best counselor I have ever had personally. He listens to what I have to say and makes sure to provide good biblical coping skills. He is patient and compassionate but at the same time he is not afraid to be real with you. I would honestly recommend him to anyone who is in need of some strong, sound biblical counseling.