The Unexpected Benefits of Online Counseling

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Transition brings change. And change brings new levels of sanctification into our lives. Many people, just like you and me, are experiencing new levels of sanctification as they continue to be “conformed to the image of the Son”; spiritually, emotionally, physically, and socially. What if you were able to dialogue with and get feedback from someone, in the comfort of your home, workplace, or auto, who could help to biblically re-frame the brokenness you are experiencing? Someone uniquely equipped to talk about life as it relates to your relationship with God, your relationship with yourself and your emotions, with the ones closest to you and to your neighbors, your city, and the nations. This is the goal of Burke Counseling Group.

We connect with our counselees via secure, private telehealth video services and are finding wonderful, convenient benefits. Primarily we offer individual adult counseling and what we refer to as 2×2 marriage counseling for couples. Also available is individual career counseling and pre-marital counseling for engaged couples.  We see that many people are benefiting from our broader reach to remote areas of North America.  

So, what is different about online video counseling using telehealth technology?

When I look through the “Priest, Prophet, King” lens, here is what I am seeing.

The “Priest” (heart person) are mostly asking, “how do I impact my heart in such a technical, online manner?” The reality is that they are in their own space (house, office, or auto), the counselor is going into their world, and they have more freedom to engage since the setting is their own space, with their favorite beverage, snack, blanket and their own box of tissues. Their rhythm is not interrupted, and they are free to engage their heart in a familiar comfortable setting.

The “Prophet”(head person) will likely want to ensure that the content and dialogue are backed up with Truth.  The digital platform allows for emailing of documents, screen sharing, and additional follow up with material following the session. We will even “snail mail” short devotionals and journals to our counselees so that they continue to be challenged outside of our counseling time. Logos software and Tim Challies’ daily newsletters make for great supplemental resources. 

Finally, the “King” (hands person) is more than likely going to interested in the practicalities of how this new model works. They are more than likely going to appreciate the fact that “there is no long commute time and no awkward reception room wait!” The fact that they can jump on and jump off and it has only taken up one hour is a positive value proposition for them. 

Our passion for biblical counseling has been being nurtured for over two decades. God has blessed us with some of the finest biblical teaching a person could ask for. We desire to pass along all that God has provided to us. Our testimony is more about God’s faithfulness than our own. God is the one who provided for us during all our struggles which included blending a family of six teenagers. But it is from those struggles that God has created something new and good and rich. We desire to make God known as the main character of our story and we desire that He be the main character in your story also. We would love to share our story with you.

Please consider, reaching out at www.burkecounselinggroup.com. We are here to help unpack your struggles. We have all been through a lot over the past year. You are not alone, and God knows where you are. Please consider scheduling an appointment with us.