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Counseling

Maybe you are dealing with a difficult relationship or wrestling with an addiction. Maybe you feel overwhelmed with anxiety, depression, or anger. Maybe confusion or doubt are weighing on you. Maybe traumatic events in your past continue to shape the way you think, feel, and act on a daily basis. 

We want to help. It is our conviction that the Gospel gives profound resources for healing, restoration, and growth in all of life's difficult and complex circumstances.

Godspeed offers counseling resources in three ways. 

  • Peer Counseling
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Professional Counseling (Paradigm Biblical Counseling)

Peer counseling can happen organically in the normal life of the church. This means simply talking through whatever is on your mind with someone else at church, whether on a Sunday morning in a conversation in a quiet corner of the Café, in the context of home groups on a weekday evening, or over coffee one-on-one. This is normal at Godspeed. 

You can also talk with one of the pastors or elders. They would be happy to set up a time to meet with you and talk about what is going on. You can find their contact information here.

Derek LaughlinGodspeed also offers professional counseling through Paradigm Biblical Counseling, which is housed in our own church building. At Paradigm, Derek Laughlin, who is also our Pastor of Counseling, offers care that is informed, compassionate, and grounded in the Scriptures. Derek is a licensed mental health counselor, and he holds an MA in Professional Counseling and an MDiv from Redeemer Seminary. Paradigm serves men, women, and youth all over Southeastern New England. 

If you would like to schedule an appointment at Paradigm, or to learn more, visit https://www.paradigmbiblicalcounseling.com

We also recommend resources from the Christian Counseling and Education Foundation and from the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors