Deb Toering is a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor (BCPCC) in private practice at Trinity Family Counseling Center. In addition to working with a wide range of client populations and presenting issues, Deb is also an engaging public speaker. She has spoken in front of various groups across a range of topics including marriage, bullying, ADHD/ADD, and teen leadership.
People often come to counseling because events from their past have damaged how they see themselves.
Past abuse, abandonment, or bullying can result in feelings of worthlessness and unnecessary shame. A Christian counselor can help the client talk through the past events, grieve all that was lost and then examine their thoughts about themselves in light of the Scriptures. Psalm 139: 13 says, “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” Truly understanding how we have been created, in the image and likeness of God, dispels the false belief that we are worthless. Does this happen overnight? Not usually. It is a process.
Psalm 1 says that if we delight in the law of the Lord, and meditate on it day and night, we are blessed. Why blessed? Because when the truth soaks into our minds, and penetrates our hearts, we are changed by the power of God’s Spirit. The truth sets us free from false beliefs and changes the way we feel and behave. Our countenance begins to change as the truth takes hold in our hearts.
Romans 12:2 tells us that we are to be transformed by the renewal of our minds. In the Greek, transformation means a metamorphosis or the complete change from the inside out.
A Christian counselor would delight in helping you enter this process of transformation, from one degree of glory to another. (2 Corinthians 3:18)