Dr. Chuck is Senior Pastoral Counselor and Christian Counselor at Connect, specializing Life Coaching, Career Coaching, Couples and Relationship Enhancement Coaching, Strategic Parenting, and Co-parenting After Divorce.
Christian counseling has a long and noble history of helping believers and non-believers alike. This mission of helps is based on the values and principles of found in the Bible, and on our Judaeo-Christian heritage. This set of standards is the foundation of counseling.
In this unique time in our culture, with all of the extremist political affiliations and demands to affirm sin, psychological harm to clients has now been embraced by the mental health counseling field. In many ways, anti-Christian values are being forced into counseling to replace God’s plan. This presents a major challenge to serve God.
Dr. Chuck feels his call of God forces him to make a strategic decision to reject working as a mental health practitioner under state control required by state licensure, and rather works only as a Pastoral Counselor, Christian Life Coaching, Human Services Counselor. As an experienced ordained and licensed pastor in independent ministry, along with his extensive training in counseling and human services, Dr. Chuck constrains his ministry to educative coaching and faith-based counseling. This decision was made with much prayer, and has been validated by the advent of recent political activism, constraints, and bias that has entered the field of counseling over the last 10 years.
While this means he cannot take your insurance, he has agreed to substantially reduce his expectations for personal compensation allowing Connect to offer deep discounts to all clients who fit the faith-based and human services definitions. These discounts allow us to match most insurance out of pocket costs to the majority of clients who likewise refuse to submit to state controlled counseling.
Many of our clients pay what they can afford on a sliding scale basis if they are income limited, which helps keep access to Dr. Chuck’s services. The discounted rates and copay match programs also makes coaching and faith-based counseling purposefully affordable, to allow most anyone the opportunity to have superior counseling with minimal cost, while still allowing Connect to continue it’s mission of provinding connection and health to all who ask whenever possible.