Mercy Christian Wellness Ministries
Online Christian Counseling, Natural Health Solutions, and Christian Counselor Training

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Online Christian Counseling

Dr. Susan A. Haberkorn

Susan A. Haberkorn, Ph.D.,NHP

Natural Health Practitioner

NCCA Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor

18908 Crofton Rd.

Hagerstown, MD 21742

(240) 520-2713

drshaberkorn@gmail.com

ON-LINE CHRISTIAN COUNSELING SERVICES


Preferred Client: Women


Our online Christian counseling pursues wellness of the whole person from a uniquely spiritual perspective. I will pray with you and for you; your privacy and confidentiality will be protected; and your religious convictions will be respected. I offer online Christian counseling via secure, HIPAA-compliant video link. The software necessary for you to participate is provided to you free of charge.


Temperament Analysis via the Arno Profile System (APS) is required for all clients and will incur a one-time additional charge of $30 per person, payable with the first session fee.

Specialty areas: temperament analysis, marriage, relationships, parenting, depression, anger, faith and life practices, effective communication, adjustment to changes of life, etc.

WHAT TO EXPECT


Before the First Session, I like to speak with prospective clients by telephone to determine the reason for seeking counseling and to discuss online Christian counseling logistical and financial matters. When the first appointment is scheduled, I email the necessary intake forms to you. Please fill these out completely and return them prior to your first session. You will also receive a separate email with instructions for downloading the free video software necessary to participate in online sessions.


At the First Session, This session will be devoted to reviewing your intake forms and listening to you describe the challenges that brought you to counseling.  Following this session, you will receive an email notification to complete the APS (temperament) assessment online. 


Second and Subsequent Sessions will be devoted to helping you validate your Temperament Analysis and strategize ways to meet your temperament needs while resolving your problems and challenges. We will use discussion, prayer, Bible readings, relevant study guides and worksheets; and there is normally some sort of homework for you to complete between sessions.


WHAT IS TEMPERAMENT ANALYSIS?


This Biblically-based assessment (known as the Arno Profile System, or APS) identifies an individual's inborn, God-given temperament. Temperament determines why you respond to people, situations, and the environment the way you do. You will receive a personal copy of this report and have an opportunity to validate the results. I have found this assessment to be nearly 100% accurate for dozens of clients who self-certified the results. It helps us pinpoint automatic behaviors, thoughts, and attitudes that may be contributing to the challenges that bring you to counseling, which in turn gives a direction for the counseling efforts. 


Parents: This assessment is also an excellent resource to help you gain knowledge about your child's temperament and plan more effective parenting strategies that will work well for both you and your child. The APS can be administered to children  age 7 and up. The APS will be administered to both you and your child.


FINANCIAL MATTERS (Updated 1/19/19)


I offer a sliding scale based on total family income, with a range of $35-$75 dollars per session. Typical session length is 45-60 minutes. Please call for information about your specific session fee. 


The initial session fee must be prepaid at the time of booking. 


YOUR MOST POWERFUL THERAPEUTIC TOOLS


The Word of  God--the Holy Bible--and prayer, are the most powerful therapeutic tools you can use to begin your healing process. As you align your thinking and behavior to the example of God's Word, coming into agreement with the Holy Spirit, you will begin to thrive. "And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." (Romans 12:2)



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