“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” — Maya Angelou
It Matters That You're Here
Our hearts, minds, and bodies often remind us that there is a real gap between the dignity of our design and purpose and the broken circumstances, relationships, and suffering we find ourselves in. We can all name moments in our stories that bring profound pain, shame, and fear to our experiences. This tells us that things are not as they should be.
Our best attempts at filling in the gap can look like spiritual, emotional, relational, and even physical suffering that leaves us feeling exhausted, defeated, and at times hopeless. We imagine you have come here because you have tried to fill in the gap the best ways you know how, but the pain, shame, and fear have become unmanageable.
If you find yourself feeling stuck or overwhelmed by life or if you simply want to understand yourself and your story better, Orangewood has a counselor on staff who provides individual, couples, and family therapy for a variety of struggles.
Our counselor is also available as a resource to connect you to other counselors in the area with various specializations.
Message from Our Counselor
“Reaching out for help can be a challenging experience, especially due to the stigma in our society about counseling. You may have heard going to counseling means you’re “weak,” “crazy,” “ill,” or it's only for “depressed people,” but that couldn’t be further from the truth! Life is hard, and we are not designed to do it alone. Sometimes we are blessed with a support system, and other times we are left alone, just trying to survive. Whether at a high or a low, counseling can help you experience growth, connection, and healing. My goal when working with clients is to walk alongside them wherever they are in life. I work with all ages and demographics but specialize in working with couples, children, and families.”
Quick facts about me: I am a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern #3275. I attained my Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Palm Beach Atlantic University. I am human, just like you, and in my spare time, I enjoy being a couch potato, watching TV, and spending quality time with my husband.
If you have any questions or want more information about our counseling ministry in general, please do not hesitate to reach out. I would love to speak with you!”
How We Can Help
Counseling can help with a wide variety of struggles including:
- Anger, anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts or feelings
- Grief and loss
- Feelings of shame and self-contempt
- Sexuality identity, orientation, and gender-related distress
- Unwanted sexual thoughts, feelings, and behaviors
- Chronic illness or diagnosis stress
- Minority stress and racial trauma
- Premarital counseling
- Marital, parenting, or family distress
- Recovery from complex trauma and relational abuse
- Spiritual confusion, doubt, or abuse
- Vocational and ministry burnout or stuckness
- Substance abuse and addictive behaviors
- Academic, career, and workplace stressors
The initial consultation for Orangewood members is completely free. After that, the suggested donation to meet with our counselor is $75 per session, but money should never keep anyone from getting the help they need. Simply reach out about the available options or set up an initial consultation by clicking the link below!
In addition to Orangewood’s counselor, the church has close ties to Journeys Counseling Center, a Christian private practice in Maitland that provides individual, couples, family, and group counseling.
Suicide and Crisis Help
Help is available 24/7.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, please do not hesitate to reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Crisis Text Line
In a crisis? Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a crisis counselor. You can reach out at any time.Click to text