Pastoral psychotherapy combines the clinical skills of psychology with the insights of theology to meet the therapeutic and spiritual needs of individuals. The uniquely trained and experienced psychotherapists at the New England Pastoral Institute can assess problems, explore solutions, and provide a secure framework as you seek personal and spiritual growth in your life.
Pastoral psychotherapists are concerned with each individual’s relationship to self, others, and God, and with the dignity and worth of each person.
At times people need help in working through difficult questions and emotions. They need:
- someone who will guide them through the fearful, lonely and often angry process of grief or family difficulties as they seek growth and resolution
- a professional guide as they journey through the valleys of darkness in search of meaning in life’s chaos
- someone who will assure confidentiality, respect, and genuine caring.
- marriage and family problems
- problems with intimate relationships
- personal struggles with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, a sense of failure, or lack of fulfillment
- coping with grief or loss
- emotional problems associated with physical illness or accident
- spiritual meaning and direction
- the dilemmas of growing up, parenting or aging
- issues relating to separation, divorce, remarriage and life in blended families
- interpersonal violence and abuse
- life-transition counseling