Do you need help navigating through a difficult time? Did our Sunday series on Anxiety bring up more questions than we were able to cover during the service? If you answered yes to either of these questions you are not alone. Some of our most significant personal growth happens around difficult times in life. But we do not have to navigate difficult things on our own. Throughout scripture God encourages us to live in community and to seek counsel from those that have wisdom.
One of the best ways we have seen to begin to dealing with issues in our lives, including anxiety, is to start seeing a counselor. A counselor will be able to help you understand more what you are struggling with, where certain thoughts or actions stem from, and can help you learn some coping methods to improve your day to day life. Our belief is that God uses pain and trials in our lives in ways that ultimately work for our good, our growth and for His glory, but that doesn’t make it easy or fun.
COUNSELING RECOMMENDATIONS & RESOURSES
If you feel that you are experiencing an emergency, please contact:
Advocate BroMenn Hospital: 309.268.5743
Campus Police: 309.438.8631
Normal Police: 309.454.9535
Bloomington Police: 309.434.2700
Below we have listed three counselors who are coming from a distinctly Christian perspective. These are people who we can personally recommend, who have helped a number of us work through areas like anxiety, depression, and many other painful issues.
In addition, both Illinois State University & Illinois Wesleyan University have many great individual and group counseling resources. The services offered by these counselors is often included as part of your college fees, so to see an individual counselor or participate peer groups is usually free.
Student counseling services at IWU
Magill Hall, lower level
Finally, if you have any questions about these counselors, counseling in general, you are in need of help, or you would like lay pastoral counsel. Please feel free to fill out the form below and a pastor or staff member will be in contact with you. Note: it can take up to 24hr to receive a response using this form.