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The purpose of Christian conciliation is to glorify God by coming alongside those in the middle of disputes and to bring resolution and peace in the midst of disputes. The Bible is the word of God and the ultimate authority in all matters.
Conciliation is the voluntary submission of a dispute for biblically-based conflict counseling/coaching, mediation, arbitration, or mediation/arbitration.
Mediation utilizes one or more neutral intermediaries who assist the parties in arriving at their own voluntary and mutually satisfactory resolution. Mediators may provide the parties with an advisory opinion, but that opinion shall not be legally binding.
UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE
There is a theological and philosophical difference between traditional psychological counseling, integrated counseling, and Biblical counseling.
In traditional psychological counseling, the focus is extensively on psychotherapy and treating emotional and mental suffering in patients with behavioral or medical intervention and management. Traditional psychotherapy often sees the client as a victim to his or her circumstances and behavior rather than one responsible for it.
Integrated counseling seeks to integrate Christian principles into the world of psychological approaches (including but not limited to Jung, Adler, Freud, Skinner, Maslow). This model is not always clear, as it neither resembles the original psychological models of theory nor biblical principles.
Biblical Counseling (which is practiced at Whole Hope) sees the individual as one made in the image of God who is not just a spiritual being but one with a physical, cognitive, emotional, behavioral and relational side. Humans function first from the heart and are responsible for their behavior, responses and attitude. Biblical Counseling does not deny medical treatment; it only sees it not as a primary solution. Biblical Counseling seeks to address the pain and suffering but recognizes the suffering (whether by means of commission, omission, or as a result of another’s doing) is not the primary problem but rather a reflection of a root issue that needs to be addressed. Biblical counseling is sensitive to the individual, pursues the other in love, is grounded in God’s Word, empowered by the Spirit, and reliant upon prayer.For more on biblical counseling click here.
Angel’s astoundingly consistent joy, stalwart belief in the promises and goodness of God, and holistic outlook on what makes for a thriving life comforted and inspired me to put God first, step out of my comfort zone, and develop beneficial habits of daily life that have been important in shaping who I am today. In hard times and good, she pointed me back to what was most important, showed authentic care and concern for what I was going through, and enabled me to identify and pursue what God put in my heart. I am very grateful to Angel for her mentorship, and wholeheartedly recommend her as a counselor who will empower others to live out their God-given purposes and thrive in their daily lives!
Whenever I met with Angel, her love and care for me was so clear. I knew right from the beginning that she would become one of the most positively influential people in my life. Even in my worst times, she was patient with me, and, because of her great personality, I would always leave my meetings with her feeling a little less heaviness than before — and I’m confident that anyone who is lucky enough to know her can say the same!
Angel has a compassionate heart. She not only listens to what you tell her, but how you tell her. She is skillful at digging deep and asking the important and sometimes difficult, “heart-matter” questions. Her support and encouragement is genuine and she helped relieve my stress because she pointed me back toward Biblical truths that allowed my clouded mind to be clear again.
Angel offers genuine empathy, insight, and a careful listening ear to her clients. I found her to be a therapist who puts others at ease; she relates well to all kinds of people. I believe this flexibility makes her a valuable therapist, one who can offer hope and encouragement to a broad spectrum of people.
Life happens to us all. When it does, we must have (or find) healthy relationships of support, love, and skill. For some, these come from family. For others, deep friendships are essential. Still others rightly appeal to the wisdom of professionals. Find Angel Beeson and you will have found someone that holds these various threads together. Having known and worked with her for years, I would recommend any and all to her unique blend of thoughtful authenticity, practical wisdom, and intentional care.
Raising my granddaughter alone has been both a blessing and very challenging. Angel has and continues to help us with communication issues, and has helped me dust off my parenting skills. She is always supportive, communicates well, and I always feel her help is based in love. Her Christian based counseling has helped both my granddaughter and I through some tough spots in our relationship and life in general. Angel has become an invaluable resource for my family, and I would recommend her services wholeheartedly.
Angel longs to see people shaped into healthy, integrated Christians: she feels the struggle of the teen who cuts herself to feel in control, and the housewife whose crushing loneliness makes her reach out to sin’s allure to make her feel worthwhile. Angel’s counseling is marked by deep empathy, tears of healing, and then of laughter. If you need help, don’t hesitate to call.