Christian Counseling in Illinois
The world can be a tough place for young believers right now. There are so many different political, moral, and religious beliefs. These are all competing for our children’s attention through technology and 24-hour media. As a result, it’s hard for them to even hear and process their own thoughts amid all the noise. It’s no wonder that anxiety is on the rise even among Christian kids and teens.
Friends, classmates, and social media are influencing our kids daily. It can be overwhelming and confusing to discern what life choices are based on God’s truth and what is false information. Perhaps your child is trying to hear God’s voice in a situation, but is struggling to receive clarity? Or maybe they need some help handling their anxiety from a Christian perspective?
Understanding Christian Counseling
At Briefly Counseling, I understand that you’re focused on your child’s mental health as well as their spiritual health. They may need services for anxiety due to relationship problems, school issues, or other life stressors. It’s important for them to receive help from a therapist that respects and addresses their concerns, while also incorporating their beliefs.
My name is Helena Madsen and I’m equipped and excited to provide Christian Counseling for kids and teens who are seeking a Christian perspective in their counseling. At Briefly Counseling, I believe it’s important to provide therapy that respects and incorporates what your child believes from a Biblical standpoint.
What Your Child Can Expect from Christian Counseling
Here are four benefits your child can expect from Christian counseling with Briefly Counseling:
Benefit #1: Discussions have their roots in Christian beliefs and a relationship with God.
As your child’s online Christian therapist, I can incorporate God’s Word and a Biblical worldview into processing their problems. Together, we can explore what is going on in their life, while also exploring their beliefs and their relationship to God.
Benefit #2: Counseling sessions are safe and nonjudgmental.
Your child will be able to talk to me about the problems and trials they are facing in a safe and welcoming space. I take a curious stance, always striving to be warm, nonjudgmental, and supportive in my approach. Christian Counseling doesn’t need to be a space of stress or worry, but a place where your child or teen can open up and be honest about what is really going on in their world.
Benefit #3: I will always respect you child’s spiritual maturity and faith journey
The level of Christian perspective involved in your child’s sessions will depend on their own faith journey and needs. I respect where they are in their faith walk and strive to meet them where they are on the path. Together, we will regularly discuss and monitor our progress to make sure they’re receiving the type of treatment that best suits them.
Benefit #4: I can help your child apply their faith in all areas of their life.
It can be difficult as a child or teen to live your faith out in a changing world. That’s why I can help your child in applying their beliefs in a way that makes sense to them. By receiving Christian counseling that closely aligns with your child’s spiritual beliefs, they will find it easier to apply what they’re learning and gaining in therapy into everyday life.
Online Christian Counseling for Kids (7-12 years of age) in Illinois
Kids who experience anxiety of all kinds such as social or academic anxiety, irrational fears and phobias, obsessive thoughts and compulsions as well as generalized worry have been helped with anxiety therapy for kids.
Using a Biblical worldview coupled with the highly effective and researched Solution-Focused Brief Therapy approach, I consistently see positive results. Ultimately, parents experience a happier and more resilient child.
Online Christian Counseling for Teens (13-19 years of age) in Illinois
Teens struggling with school-related stress and anxiety, perfectionism, procrastination, poor self-esteem, social anxiety, or relationship problems have also been greatly helped with Briefly Counseling’s anxiety therapy for teens.
Just like anxiety therapy for kids, I combine Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with a Christian perspective for teens. As a result of this therapy approach, parents routinely report seeing their teen functioning better and appearing more confident.
Is Online Christian Therapy Effective at Briefly Counseling?
In a word, YES! In Christian counseling, many clients report a noticeable decrease in anxiety symptoms in as little as 3-6 sessions. Plus, kids and teens love the fact that they can receive online therapy from home. If you’re doubtful that online therapy is as effective as in-person counseling? Don’t be.
Researchers have actually studied how kids respond to computer-based therapy and found that it can be helpful for both depression and anxiety. According to the study, kids spend so much time on their phones and other devices that this form of therapy may come more naturally to them.
Begin Online Christian Counseling in Illinois with Briefly Counseling
Growing up in this day and age is tough. There is a ton of conflicting information that may be hindering your child’s walk. Counseling can provide a greater understanding of God’s purpose for life. Plus children can address mental health issues with God at the center. At my online counseling office, Christian counseling can help your child reduce their anxiety as well as grow in their faith. As an experienced and caring Christian therapist, I have seen this process work and I am honored to walk alongside your maturing kids and teens.
To start your child’s counseling journey, follow these simple steps:
- Complete my Contact form or call me at 224-236-2296 to schedule a 20-minute phone consultation.
- If we agree that I’m the right fit for your child, we’ll select a day and time for the first appointment.
- Learn more about me, your child’s new online therapist
- Watch your child or teen take hold of their walk with God!
Other Services Offered at Briefly Counseling
Helena Madsen, MA, LCPC is the founder of Briefly Counseling. I specialize in providing online short-term anxiety treatment for kids and teens ages 7 – 19 in Chicago and Illinois. All my services are offered via online therapy with a safe and secure platform. Whether you’re in Riverside, Chicago, Champaign, Rockford, Peoria, or Quincy. I can help you. I look forward to meeting with you online. Visit my website at www.BrieflyCounseling.com for more information or call 224-236-2296 to connect with me personally.