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Why I See a Counselor

Counseling helped me discover my dual nature: the put-together leader and the afraid and ashamed woman.

I have been so grateful for Steve, Rob, Dan, Rachael, Cathy, and Josette. They are counselors who have reflected the wisdom, kindness, and strength of Jesus in my life. I know what it’s like to be a Jairus. I know what it’s like to be the woman with the issue of blood. I know the agony of bearing untold stories, and with the help and support of counseling, I also know what it’s like to share my story and hear Jesus say, “Daughter, you took a risk of faith to be healed and whole. Live well and be blessed.”

Jen Oyama Murphy is a former small group director and support and recovery ministry director. She loves working as a lay counselor and bringing care into stories of trauma and harm. She is currently working on a master’s in clinical psychology.

February18, 2016 at 8:00 AM

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