“Emmaus Christian Counseling of Knoxville serves to care for people and connecting them to Jesus Christ by bringing hope and healing to the community through professional counseling rooted in biblical principles.”
Emmaus Christian Counseling serves the Knoxville community by providing faith-based, clinically sound counseling.
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Welcome to Emmaus Christian Counseling: A Pastoral Counseling Center
Emmaus Christian Counseling Center has over 75 years of professional counseling experience. We have provided counseling since 2008 to the Knoxville and surrounding metro area. We believe the goal of counseling is to increase both psychological and spiritual wellness. By bringing together a network of professional counselors who are practicing Christians, we see unprecedented opportunities to help believers and non-believers access the help they need.
We counsel teens, individuals, families, and couples. We are faith-based and affiliated with Emmaus Abbey Church Knoxville and welcome anyone who is seeking counseling.
Our Counselors are specialized in specific issues, such as stress, anxiety, ADHD, relationships, parenting, disorder, anger, family conflicts, grief, self-esteem, spiritual conflict, trauma, domestic violence, PTSD, anxiety, depression addictions, relationship struggles, parenting issues, divorce adjustment, criminal victimization, adjustment issues, anger management, church hurt and more.
The counseling models we use are Creation Therapy and Solution-Focused Pastoral Counseling. Creation Therapy works when other counseling models fail. Why? Rather than spending session after session in an attempt to correct, “symptoms or behaviors” the counselor is trained to identify the root problem(s) and target the source of the problem.
What Is Creation Therapy: A Biblically Based Model for Counseling
“I will praise thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works . . . “ (Psalm 139:14)
“We are fearfully and wonderfully made by our God who created the heavens and the earth, and we are very special and unique. Creation Therapy is the key that will give you a better understanding of this uniqueness. It will help you to understand why people do the things they do and act the way they act.
Creation Therapy is a new approach to counseling that deals with the inner man rather than outer manifestations or problems. Creation Therapy will teach you how to identify the “hidden” problems and how to counsel those who turn to you for help. For the church-based ministry, it is the new evangelism that seeks to transform the inner into a new life in Jesus Christ.
Creation Therapy is a Biblically-based Model for Christian Counseling. It is founded on the theory of temperament and uses this knowledge to help individuals understand themselves spiritually, emotionally, and physically. The theory of temperament teaches that our temperament is placed within us, by God, before we were born and that every individual has temperament needs of varying degrees.
The temperament therapy model is designed to correct weaknesses, find the root problems in the person and balance their relationship with God and others. Temperament is a determining factor in how independent or dependent we are, how we make decisions and take on responsibilities, how we develop spiritually, how we find hobbies and careers that will bring us the most enjoyment and satisfaction, and much more.
By identifying the temperament needs in each client, Creation Therapy focuses on the uniqueness of each individual and helps the individual, through their newfound knowledge, find a balance in order to relieve inner stress by understanding themselves and their needs in a greater way.
Each individual receiving any Pastoral Counseling Service: Temperament Analysis, Counsel, and Education, will be administered a Temperament Analysis or an ARNO…APS Temperament Report will then be processed for the individual to find out their unique temperament.
INFORMATION ABOUT CREATION THERAPY SERVICES:
Through Creation Therapy, Temperament Analysis, Counsel, and Education are offered to children (ages 8+), teens, and adults.
Temperament Analysis: Available for individuals (ages 8+), engaged/married couples, and families. This service includes the processing and explanation of the individual’s temperament for the individual’s knowledge and understanding. (Note: Despite falling under the guidance of Pastoral Counseling, no actual counsel occurs during Temperament Analysis. Therefore, any and all individuals wishing to learn their temperament may do so without conflict of interest.)
Temperament Counsel: Available for individuals (ages 15+) and engaged/married couples. This service includes the processing and explanation of the individual’s temperament as well as identifying the individual’s temperament needs to help the individual find peace with God, themselves, and their environment.
Temperament Education: Available for individuals (ages 15+). This service includes the processing and explanation of the individual’s temperament as well as providing the individual with the basics in the theory of temperament and how it affects every aspect of our lives through educational courses. (Note: Despite falling under the guidance of Pastoral Counseling, no actual counsel occurs during Temperament Education. Therefore, any and all individuals wishing to learn their temperament through an educational course may do so without conflict of interest.)