Christy Garcia, LMFT

Trauma Therapist in San Diego, CA

Pastors and Ministry Leaders

Ministry Can Be Lonely

As the Head Pastor or Ministry Leader you find yourself feeling alone in your role. You enjoy the work that you’re doing, but find that serving the Lord can be isolating. Carrying the weight of other people’s burdens can be exhausting at times. It’s difficult to listen to people’s stories of hurt, pain, sadness and loss and not always know how to process that information.

Maybe you’ve been hurt by church members, former staff, family or childhood events that you’ve never fully taken the time to heal from. Or maybe you’ve witnessed events while serving at home or overseas that were difficult to digest. And let’s not forget the overwhelming stress of managing church-life amidst a global pandemic and socio-political-cultural unrest!

Who can you go to that can provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where you can feel free to fully share about yourself, your marriage and family, and your church without fear that it will somehow negatively affect your ministry in some capacity? While it may be helpful to meet up with fellow/local pastors for support and accountability, meeting with a professional who has specific training in counseling or therapy can go a long way in giving you the respite that you’re longing for.

A Safe, Confidential Space to be Vulnerable and Authentic

I provide Pastors and Ministry Leaders with a sacred space where they can feel free to be vulnerable and trust that what they share won’t be relayed back to the elders or board members. 

Therapy might be right for you if you’re looking for support in the following areas:

  • Boundary Setting
  • Emotional and Mental Well-Being
  • Healing from Trauma 
  • Modeling Healthy Behavior
  • Relational Conflicts
  • Self-care

Free Therapy Consultation

Are you ready to take the next step? I offer a free, 15-minute exploration call for therapy in San Diego, to see if I might be the right fit for your needs. And if I’m not, I’m happy to provide a referral to other therapists who I think might be a good fit for you. Call me today at (619) 494-0754 to schedule your consultation. I look forward to talking with you. 

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