Mercy Christian Counseling

  A Ministry of Bible Fellowship Church

Rev. Susan A. Haberkorn, M.C.C.

NCCA Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor

18908 Crofton Rd.

Hagerstown, MD 21742

(240) 520-2713

revshaberkorn@gmail.com

Counseling Fees:

Individuals: $75 for first session; $25 each additional 45-50 min. session.

Couples: $100 for first session: $25 each additional 45-50 min. session.

(I do not accept insurance reimbursement.)

 

Why Christian Counseling? Why not just go see your pastor? We understand that you may have many reasons why you don't feel you can seek counseling within your own church. Pastors are often over-extended in caring for their flock, and many have not received specialized training in counseling.

 

Professional Christian counseling pursues wellness of the whole person from a uniquely spiritual perspective while applying sound therapies. Your counselor will pray with you and for you; your privacy and confidentiality will be protected; and your religious convictions will be respected.

  

Here at Mercy Christian Counseling our primary counseling goals are: 1) to help the individual focus on their worth as a creation of God; 2) to teach them about their inborn temperament; 3) to help them develop healthy ways of communicating with and relating to others; 4) to help individuals overcome wrong thinking and behavior patterns by renewing the mind; and 5) to encourage a more intimate relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ.

 

 Credentials

 

NCCC Licensed Minister of Pastoral Care

NCCA Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor. Offering services in the following areas:

 

  • Temperament Therapy. Utilizing the Arno Profile System (APS), the psychometric instrument used to measure Temperament is adapted from William Schutz's research known as "Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Observations - Behavior" or FIRO-B. FIRO-B is well respected among behavioral counselors for individual and business counseling. The APS report explains three dimensions of human behavior in a Christian context: Inclusion, Control, and Affection.

 

  • Cognitive Therapy. The process of "thinking about thinking" and learning to evaluate the accuracy of automatic thoughts. Behaviors change when thinking changes.

 

  • Integrated Marriage & Family Therapy. Integrating Family Systems therapy and Temperament Therapy. Please note that marriage counseling is only available for heterosexual couples.

 

  • Crisis and Abuse Therapy. Developing strategies to function optimally during a crisis, learning to grieve, and deconstructing the lies that bind us to the past.

 

  • Death and Grief Counseling. This includes counseling for all sorts of grief, whether the death or other loss of a loved one, job, status, future dreams, etc. If you have suffered a loss, you may be grieving.

 

  • Anger Management, 12-week program

  

Education

 

Master of Christian Counseling, Pillsbury College and Seminary, 2011. Currently pursuing a doctorate in Christian Counseling as a direct student of The National Christian Counselors Association.

 

Professional Affiliations

 

The National Christian Counselors Association, www.ncca.org

The National Conservative Christian Churchwww.nccchurch.org

 

Church Affiliation

 

Bible Fellowship Church, A New Testament Home Church www.hagerstownhomechurch.com