Everyone experiences challenges in life’s normal stages: marriage, career choices, parenting, and aging. However, unexpected events such as divorce, illness, unemployment, untimely death, an inability to have children, or a traumatic event may also occur. There are times when families can feel overwhelmed. It is during these times that professional counseling can be helpful. We offer professional counseling based on Christian principals.
How do you know if counseling could benefit you or your family? John 10:10 (KJV) provides a guideline for when to seek help: “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” If there are issues in your life, which regularly prevent you from enjoying life to its fullest, you may need to seek help.
Why is it so difficult for many to seek assistance? First, it can be difficult to admit there is a need. People may deny their problems or believe that they are failures. Yet, almost all of us at some time in life suffer feelings of failure or embarrassment. While we may feel inadequate, it is difficult to admit our shortcomings or seek help. Although we cannot change the past, a counselor can help you set a new course for the future. Second, often people do not know where to turn for help or whom to trust with serious personal matters. We strive to maintain the highest ethical standards including practices of confidentiality. Third, a financial burden is sometimes a deterrent to those who want help. ALCCC believes that counseling should be available to all people regardless of their socioeconomic status. For this reason we maintain a sliding fee scale to allow everyone access to care.