What Will Make My Life... Happier? More fulfilling? Less stressful and conflicted?
More in line with God's purposes?
How Can I Improve My Relationship With... My wife/husband? My co-workers or boss? My parents and family? My children?
How Can I Learn to... Feel better about myself? Be more confident? Be less worried and anxious?
Better able to reach my goals
How can I...
Set limits with myself and others? Start over again?
Find healing for damaged emotions? Understand why I act the way I do
...grief and loss?
...guilt over my past?
Everyone, at some point in his or her life, will face times of struggle and crisis. These problem situations can be stepping stones to spiritual and emotional growth or they can be stumbling blocks to the abundant life God intended for everyone. Important life decisions, the death of a loved one, marital discord, parenting issues, depression, and job changes are just a few of these crises.
On the other hand, persons sometimes find themselves experiencing strong emotions that they do not fully understand. These feelings may lead to longstanding anxiety, a tendency to rage and anger, repeatedly involving oneself in destructive relationships, unresolved conflicts, addictive behaviors, and even uncertainty and doubt about God's love and acceptance.
Counseling is a process of finding healing and wholeness and becoming more fully what God intended. The process may be short or it may be time-consuming, depending upon many factors. It involves learning about oneself, getting in touch with often long-buried feelings, taking greater initiative for one's life, getting "unstuck", and learning to identify and make new choices. It may also involve learning new communication and relationship skills. The result of successful counseling is greater emotional, spiritual and relational well-being.
|"For the Lord gives wisdom, and from His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Prov. 2:6|
CONFIDENTIALITY:Counseling sessions and records are held in strict professional confidence. The exceptions to this, as mandated by law, are that situations of child abuse and personal endangerment must be reported.
FEES:My goal is to provide a caring, healing ministry at an affordable rate. My standard fee is $60.00 per session, payable at the time services are rendered. However, I will accept whatever a person or family is able to pay.
GETTING STARTED: Counseling hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m Monday through Friday. To schedule an initial session, call 745-5941. If no one answers, please leave your name and number on the answering machine.
Rev. Janette O. Riehle, M.A. was born in Anchorage and raised her three children in Alaska. She received a Master's degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Anderson School of Theology, Anderson, IN in 1984 and a second Master's Degree from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis in 1986.
Rev. Riehle was ordained in 1989 and is a Member of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, with ten years experience in the counseling field. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Alaska. She and her husband returned to Alaska in 1993 and lived on the Kenai Peninsula for thepast seven years. They have recently moved to Palmer, where they plan to make their permanent home.
THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PASTORAL COUNSELORS was formed in 1963 to promote the ministry of pastoral counseling and the professional competence of pastoral counselors.
A pastoral counselor is a trained and certified practitioner of two disciplines. He or she is a clergyperson is good standing with a religious tradition or denomination. The counselor has also achieved a level of competence as a therapist through approved academic and clinical training, including five hundred hours of counseling experience and supervision.
Members of AAPC are committed to the values and beliefs of our faith communities. We are committed to the dignity and worth of each individual. We are accountable for our ministry, whatever its setting, and this accountability is expressed in our relationships to clients, fellow counselors, students, our faith communities, and through the acceptance and practice of the principles and procedures of our Code of Ethics.