The benefits of counseling are numerous. Counseling provides a safe environment in which a person can share concerns and receive helpful feedback. Counseling assists those who are dealing with life and career direction issues, stress, depression, anxiety, grief, or relationship issues. Counseling can help to improve self-esteem, contribute toward personal growth, improve communication, enhance relationships, and assist with developing new life skills. At the WaterRock Institute, counseling is available to individuals, couples, and teenagers. We do not provide addiction-related counseling.

At WaterRock Institute, we specialize in Pastoral Counseling. Pastoral Counseling is a unique form of psychotherapy which uses spiritual resources as well as psychological understanding for healing and growth. Pastoral Counselors are certified mental health professionals who have had in-depth theological training. Pastoral counseling provides psychologically sound therapy that can weave in the faith dimension should the client desire this. The American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC) sets professional standards for over three thousand Pastoral Counselors around the world. Heidi Campbell-Robinson is certified by the AAPC at the Fellow level. She has completed over 3,000 hours of supervised clinical counseling.

Under the auspices of AAPC, pastoral counseling adheres to rigorous standards of excellence, including education and clinical training, professional certification and licensure. Typical education for the AAPC-certified pastoral counselor consists of study that leads to:

  • a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • a three-year professional degree from a seminary
  • a specialized masters, doctoral degree, or residency in the mental health field

Should you wish to set up an appointment for counseling, please call WaterRock Institute at 828-456-8215 or contact us using the website contact form provided. We look forward to meeting with you.

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WaterRock Institute is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization