Judith Grana, M.Ed. CCEF
According to the International Association of Biblical Counselors, "Biblical counseling seeks to carefully discover areas in which a Christian may be disobedient to the principles and commands of Scripture and to help him learn how to lovingly submit to God's will."
About Judith Grana:
Judith Grana is a graduate of Cambridge College in Boston, Massachusetts. Ms. Grana has a Master's Degree in Education and Counseling Psychology. She received Biblical training at Occoquan Bible Church in Woodbridge, VA from Christian Counseling Education Foundation (CCEF). *Please note: Judith is not an employee of Avoca Christian Church, but is an independent counselor.*
To speak with Judith or to schedule an appointment, please call 423-573-4187. Appointments are held in a private room at Avoca Christian Church.
Thoughts About Counseling:
~Christian counselors use skills from the field of secular psychology and counseling. However, they recognize that the Bible, not psychology, is the final authority. "His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness." (2 Peter 1:3)
~A Christian counselor's major strategy is to help believers apply Biblical truth in their everyday lives. These counselors know that God's truth, when known, believed and obeyed sets people free. When people are set free, they are fulfilling their true calling. "Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32)
~The word "counseling" can have multiple meanings, including offering advice and encouragement, sharing wisdom and skills, setting goals, resolving conflict, etc. Counselors usually probe the past in an attempt to repair the present. They often explore possible effects of physical and chemical imbalances that can cause problems. A major part of counseling is resolving and restoring conflicts.