Christian Counseling services are available at Wilton Baptist Church in our ministry called Mountain View Christian Counseling. We specialize in Relational Counseling but are willing to help with any concern, or issue you may be dealing with. Below you will find our statement of purpose and plan for helping others with our counseling services.
Dr. Steven Harness is a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor by the Board of Christian Professional and Pastoral Counselors and has a Ph.D. specializing in Christian Counseling. He is also a certified facilitator for the acclaimed SYMBIS marriage assessment.
Please call the church office to set up your initial consultation. 518.583.2736
Fees and Information:
- Counseling Services are FREE with a suggested donation.
- Sessions are offered in 40 minute blocks of time.
- For those not in our immediate area (for an in person visit), video conferencing is an option.
- The SYMBIS assessment, including computer test with a donation of only $50.
- Specialized Books and Media are assigned as needed and are available in the counseling office to be purchased by suggested donation per title.
Mountain View Christian Counseling Services
Thesis of Purpose:
Mountain View Christian Counseling Services is a ministry of Wilton Baptist Church and exists to evaluate, educate, and equip individuals and families who desire and value Bible based relationships, ethics, and principles that can be applied in everyday living. Between every mountain top is a valley. Our counseling ministry will follow David’s pattern for victory over circumstances and personal choices as found in Psalm 30. Our key verse is Psalm 30:7 which states: “LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled.” While looking toward the mountaintop, we desire to obtain a right perspective.
Statement of Program:
Identify: There are many needs today: addictions, relationship struggles, hate, unforgiveness, and bitterness that can consume an individual’s mind. Our first goal is to identify the source of the struggle. Testing, recounting the past, asking questions and focusing on the main topic can help determine this. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Introduce: The solution for all of our emotional, spiritual, and relationship needs is found in the person of Jesus Christ. The most important objective therefore of our counseling shall be to introduce individuals and families to the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Holy Scripture and Holy Spirit can change their lives today. (Colossians 1:20)
Instruct: The “fear of the Lord is the beginning” of wisdom and understanding. (Proverbs 9:10, 15:33) Utilizing the Word of God and using Truth based resources; we shall give Biblical instruction relevant to the client’s needs.
Invest: We purpose to invest in those seeking truth; families, couples, parents, teens, and children. Clients dealing with abuse, addictions, depression, doubt, or purpose, can all be offered hope and help from God’s Word. Peace and Joy are available to all. (Romans 15:13)
Instill: Through Bible instruction, homework, reading, DVD’s, audio disks, internet testing, and Bible memorization we hope to instill the skills, personal discipline, and daily patterns that are needed for emotional and spiritual victory. (Psalm 119:11)
Inform: Through Word of mouth and the ministry of our local church, people will know about our counseling services. We also have an informational section on our church website.
(C) Steve Harness, 2016
Please call 518.583.2736 today to set up your initial consultation.