Christian Therapists in Halifax, NS

Photo of John-Paul Austring, Registered Social Worker in Halifax, NS
John-Paul Austring
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3J  (Online Only)
I support people struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, relationship conflict, crisis of meaning, and those seeking to reach their full potential in life. I provide Christian therapy that is biblically-based, holistic, compassionate, and also informed by evidence-based psychology practices. I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Social Worker. I draw from my education in clinical psychology, social work, and theology. I have 12 years of professional experience helping people through the toughest of times, as well as my own lived experiences with overcoming serious life challenges. All of my fees are tax exempt.
I support people struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, relationship conflict, crisis of meaning, and those seeking to reach their full potential in life. I provide Christian therapy that is biblically-based, holistic, compassionate, and also informed by evidence-based psychology practices. I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Social Worker. I draw from my education in clinical psychology, social work, and theology. I have 12 years of professional experience helping people through the toughest of times, as well as my own lived experiences with overcoming serious life challenges. All of my fees are tax exempt.
(782) 400-0390 View (782) 400-0390
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Hartwell Counselling, Ltd
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RCT-C
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3K  (Online Only)
When was the last time you experienced harmony with your core principles? At Hartwell Counselling, I provide a compassionate and transformative therapy rooted in evidence-based practices such as EMDR. EMDR which stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and its the gold standard for treating and processing trauma. EMDR reduces trauma symptoms in a shorter time frame than the traditional talk therapy. Many clients have reported a reduction of traumatic symptoms after the initial few sessions of EMDR. EMDR is not a magic cure for trauma but it might produce some symptoms relief.
When was the last time you experienced harmony with your core principles? At Hartwell Counselling, I provide a compassionate and transformative therapy rooted in evidence-based practices such as EMDR. EMDR which stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and its the gold standard for treating and processing trauma. EMDR reduces trauma symptoms in a shorter time frame than the traditional talk therapy. Many clients have reported a reduction of traumatic symptoms after the initial few sessions of EMDR. EMDR is not a magic cure for trauma but it might produce some symptoms relief.
(782) 492-0161 View (782) 492-0161
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Mike Buckley
Counsellor, PhD, Psych, MA, RCT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3M
Dr Mike's extensive clinical experience has allowed him the honour of supporting/guiding his clients with empathy & compassion for over 40 yrs. His commitment, insight & warmth extends outside his practice as his authenticity and caring nature help his clients to feel connected and understood. Dr Mike is committed to building a trusted therapeutic relationship that enhances personal growth while identifying underlying issues causing distress or discomfort in your life. Connect with Dr Mike today to begin your journey to wholeness and authenticity. "Life Happens...And Dr Mike Can Help!"
Dr Mike's extensive clinical experience has allowed him the honour of supporting/guiding his clients with empathy & compassion for over 40 yrs. His commitment, insight & warmth extends outside his practice as his authenticity and caring nature help his clients to feel connected and understood. Dr Mike is committed to building a trusted therapeutic relationship that enhances personal growth while identifying underlying issues causing distress or discomfort in your life. Connect with Dr Mike today to begin your journey to wholeness and authenticity. "Life Happens...And Dr Mike Can Help!"
(902) 346-2158 View (902) 346-2158
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Jen Carter
Pre-Licensed Professional, CYC, CYCW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3J
Struggling to maintain an open dialogue with your child/teen? Unsure of how to support your child/teen through difficult life transitions? Looking to find guidance and support through parenting challenges? Jen Carter may be the right "fit" for you and your family. As a trained Child and Youth Counsellor with also a background in law enforcement, Jen uses an eclectic style of psychotherapy to connect with youth in a way that communicates, is goal-oriented and provides a sense of comfort and warmth as she collaboratively builds the therapeutic relationship. "Life Happens...And Jen Can Help!" (Jen sees clients up to age 30)
Struggling to maintain an open dialogue with your child/teen? Unsure of how to support your child/teen through difficult life transitions? Looking to find guidance and support through parenting challenges? Jen Carter may be the right "fit" for you and your family. As a trained Child and Youth Counsellor with also a background in law enforcement, Jen uses an eclectic style of psychotherapy to connect with youth in a way that communicates, is goal-oriented and provides a sense of comfort and warmth as she collaboratively builds the therapeutic relationship. "Life Happens...And Jen Can Help!" (Jen sees clients up to age 30)
(902) 346-2158 View (902) 346-2158
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Kelly Call
Counsellor, RCT-C, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3H
Waitlist for new clients
Feeling overwhelmed these days? Many of us are walking around stuck in a state of fight, flight, or freeze and we may not even be aware. The latest research says that the three ways we can find calm are: connection, safety, and being in the present moment. My goal as a therapist is to provide a space that makes these conditions possible. By engaging with our emotions, our mind, and our body in a safe and integrated way, we can move past "the stuckness" and find hope in places that we didn't think were there.
Feeling overwhelmed these days? Many of us are walking around stuck in a state of fight, flight, or freeze and we may not even be aware. The latest research says that the three ways we can find calm are: connection, safety, and being in the present moment. My goal as a therapist is to provide a space that makes these conditions possible. By engaging with our emotions, our mind, and our body in a safe and integrated way, we can move past "the stuckness" and find hope in places that we didn't think were there.
(782) 201-0202 View (782) 201-0202
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Made for More Coaching and Counselling Inc.
Counsellor, RCT-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3M
I believe we are all made for more and yet at times problems and issues in our lives hold us back. Some of the challenges we face are by our own decision and yet some of the hurts and wounding has been done against us. No matter what we face, there is a better future and I would be honored to walk with you to discover the "more" you so desire. I can be your guide and as you make new decisions, a new hope and healing can occur. Let's do this together and find how you were made for more.
I believe we are all made for more and yet at times problems and issues in our lives hold us back. Some of the challenges we face are by our own decision and yet some of the hurts and wounding has been done against us. No matter what we face, there is a better future and I would be honored to walk with you to discover the "more" you so desire. I can be your guide and as you make new decisions, a new hope and healing can occur. Let's do this together and find how you were made for more.
(506) 503-5285 View (506) 503-5285
Photo of Durel Williams, MSW, RSW - Heartspring Therapy, Registered Social Worker in Halifax, NS
Durel Williams, MSW, RSW - Heartspring Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3H
I’m accepting new clients. I help to hold people's stories, & uncover hidden insights, strengths, & needs. I'm a Registered Social Worker with over 18 years of experience serving through compassionate, collaborative, trauma-informed and anti-oppressive practice. I have credentials to practice in Ontario (in-person and virtual), & Nova Scotia (virtual only). My experience extends to working with people who face challenges related to trauma, relationships, emotional challenges, & identity. I also provide clinical supervision & consultation. I am prepared and equipped to walk this journey with you. Are you ready to share your story?
I’m accepting new clients. I help to hold people's stories, & uncover hidden insights, strengths, & needs. I'm a Registered Social Worker with over 18 years of experience serving through compassionate, collaborative, trauma-informed and anti-oppressive practice. I have credentials to practice in Ontario (in-person and virtual), & Nova Scotia (virtual only). My experience extends to working with people who face challenges related to trauma, relationships, emotional challenges, & identity. I also provide clinical supervision & consultation. I am prepared and equipped to walk this journey with you. Are you ready to share your story?
(647) 490-0817 View (647) 490-0817
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Calm Shores Counselling
Registered Social Worker, RSW/MSW, BSW, BA
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3H  (Online Only)
The world today is complex. It can be overwhelming to navigate relationships, work, school, friends, and readjusting to post-pandemic life. Some problems overwhelm us (whether they are current or from our past) and reduce our typical abilities to cope and feel happy. Jacqueline believes you are the expert in your own life, and as such asks you the pertinent questions so that you may find your own unique strategies and solutions. Jacqueline is an empathetic listener, respectful, and kind. She truly cares and wants to help you achieve your goals.
The world today is complex. It can be overwhelming to navigate relationships, work, school, friends, and readjusting to post-pandemic life. Some problems overwhelm us (whether they are current or from our past) and reduce our typical abilities to cope and feel happy. Jacqueline believes you are the expert in your own life, and as such asks you the pertinent questions so that you may find your own unique strategies and solutions. Jacqueline is an empathetic listener, respectful, and kind. She truly cares and wants to help you achieve your goals.
(581) 333-7321 View (581) 333-7321
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Monique Achong-Lindsey
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3J
Welcome! You may be here because you are feeling rejected, unimportant and hurt: experiencing your special other as emotionally unavailable. Maybe you feel like you're unworthy, criticized, and unimportant: like you will never be good enough. I collaborate with you to better understand your emotional responses and needs. Leading you to relationship repair, improved intimacy and emotional connection. I specialize in working with individuals and couples who want relief from the negative relational cycles that hinder their joy. I am also deeply committed to those impacted by Fertility & Maternal Mental Health.
Welcome! You may be here because you are feeling rejected, unimportant and hurt: experiencing your special other as emotionally unavailable. Maybe you feel like you're unworthy, criticized, and unimportant: like you will never be good enough. I collaborate with you to better understand your emotional responses and needs. Leading you to relationship repair, improved intimacy and emotional connection. I specialize in working with individuals and couples who want relief from the negative relational cycles that hinder their joy. I am also deeply committed to those impacted by Fertility & Maternal Mental Health.
(647) 694-6430 View (647) 694-6430
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Kunle Ifabiyi
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3H  (Online Only)
Do you find it difficult to find purpose in your daily endeavours? Do you wake up each day realizing you’re just doing things based on routine without any sort of deep connection, meaning or passion? Kunle is here to support you with feelings of meaninglessness and help you navigate this experience in order to attain a deep sense of meaning and direction in your life. Kunle is also here to support you with issues around self-esteem, finding meaning, anxiety, depression, and cross-cultural difficulties.
Do you find it difficult to find purpose in your daily endeavours? Do you wake up each day realizing you’re just doing things based on routine without any sort of deep connection, meaning or passion? Kunle is here to support you with feelings of meaninglessness and help you navigate this experience in order to attain a deep sense of meaning and direction in your life. Kunle is also here to support you with issues around self-esteem, finding meaning, anxiety, depression, and cross-cultural difficulties.
(437) 747-3970 View (437) 747-3970
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Emeline Thermidor Pele Yo'etz Bible Counseling Life Coaching
Counsellor, MA, MSI, BA(Tra)
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3H  (Online Only)
Biblical Counseling with Jewish/Hebrew themes and perspectives. Seek Yeshua/Jesus: find love, peace, hope meaning. Read the Bible and talk to God every day. Repent to God of bitterness, hatred, rage, anger, self-esteem, addictions, anxiety, depression, fears, guilt, grief, loss, sadness, shame, stress, resentment, by welcoming your life to Jesus as your Savior. Forgive yourself and others. After one session, do encourage others who are suffering, to quicken your own healing and wellness. Yeshua/Jesus is the Way (to God, the Creator), the Truth and Eternal Life (beyond death) (John 3:16). 3 sessions maximum/client.
Biblical Counseling with Jewish/Hebrew themes and perspectives. Seek Yeshua/Jesus: find love, peace, hope meaning. Read the Bible and talk to God every day. Repent to God of bitterness, hatred, rage, anger, self-esteem, addictions, anxiety, depression, fears, guilt, grief, loss, sadness, shame, stress, resentment, by welcoming your life to Jesus as your Savior. Forgive yourself and others. After one session, do encourage others who are suffering, to quicken your own healing and wellness. Yeshua/Jesus is the Way (to God, the Creator), the Truth and Eternal Life (beyond death) (John 3:16). 3 sessions maximum/client.
(343) 500-7307 View (343) 500-7307
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Michelle Strazzeri Psychotherapy For You Nova Scotia
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3J  (Online Only)
You are here because you are experiencing struggle, are ready to make some changes and you are looking for help. Together we can address your concerns and reestablish your sense of wellness and hope. I look forward to building a strong therapeutic relationship with you and supporting you through the changes you want with warmth, empathy and experience.
You are here because you are experiencing struggle, are ready to make some changes and you are looking for help. Together we can address your concerns and reestablish your sense of wellness and hope. I look forward to building a strong therapeutic relationship with you and supporting you through the changes you want with warmth, empathy and experience.
(289) 302-5765 View (289) 302-5765
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Scotia Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3K  (Online Only)
The team at Scotia Psychological Services understands that life throws unexpected challenges your way. We are passionate about helping our clients develop the skills, insights and confidence they need to overcome challenges and live fulfilling, satisfying lives.
The team at Scotia Psychological Services understands that life throws unexpected challenges your way. We are passionate about helping our clients develop the skills, insights and confidence they need to overcome challenges and live fulfilling, satisfying lives.
(782) 822-2307 View (782) 822-2307
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Lisa's - Holistic Rehab & Neurofeedback Inc.
Occupational Therapist, BScOT, MScOT
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3M
Do you struggle with: "I do things that I later regret." "I can't sit still." "Everything seems to distract me." "I read slowly and sometimes the words move on the page." "I avoid crowded places." "I get irritated by sounds." "The lights bother me." "My headaches or dizziness won't go away." We can help you overcome these challenges using a systematic approach. Rehabilitate the brain by focusing on interventions that improve neuroplasticity (the ability of the brain to change itself). Providing cutting-edge rehabilitation such as Neurofeedback to children adults suffering from brain based disorders.
Do you struggle with: "I do things that I later regret." "I can't sit still." "Everything seems to distract me." "I read slowly and sometimes the words move on the page." "I avoid crowded places." "I get irritated by sounds." "The lights bother me." "My headaches or dizziness won't go away." We can help you overcome these challenges using a systematic approach. Rehabilitate the brain by focusing on interventions that improve neuroplasticity (the ability of the brain to change itself). Providing cutting-edge rehabilitation such as Neurofeedback to children adults suffering from brain based disorders.
(902) 702-5117 View (902) 702-5117
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Anita Owusu
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3J
Waitlist for new clients
In my years of practice, my focus has been centred around individuals from different walks of life (i.e race, religion, gender, sexual orientation etc). Particularly, ones who have trauma, body image issues, low self esteem, fibromyalgia, phobias and/or are anxious, depressed, stressed, destructive, angry, lonely, abused and in or have been in the child welfare system. In regards to my approach, I am genuine and compassionate, but remain equally honest and direct. Rather than bombarding clients with endless questions, I aim to engage them through meaningful methods and effective interventions.
In my years of practice, my focus has been centred around individuals from different walks of life (i.e race, religion, gender, sexual orientation etc). Particularly, ones who have trauma, body image issues, low self esteem, fibromyalgia, phobias and/or are anxious, depressed, stressed, destructive, angry, lonely, abused and in or have been in the child welfare system. In regards to my approach, I am genuine and compassionate, but remain equally honest and direct. Rather than bombarding clients with endless questions, I aim to engage them through meaningful methods and effective interventions.
(289) 206-1882 View (289) 206-1882
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Katrina Paruch
Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate, BA, MACP, RCT-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3H  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Stressed? Down? Alone? Wondering if things are "bad enough" for counselling? You don't have to wait until you are in crisis to reach out! Sometimes life can feel messy, but you don't have to go it alone. I can help by providing you with a safe place to explore your thoughts and feelings, with compassionate, professional guidance and support. I take a person-centered, collaborative approach, tailoring the counselling experience to your unique situation and needs. I work with individuals (16+), couples, and current and former clergy members from all faith traditions.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Stressed? Down? Alone? Wondering if things are "bad enough" for counselling? You don't have to wait until you are in crisis to reach out! Sometimes life can feel messy, but you don't have to go it alone. I can help by providing you with a safe place to explore your thoughts and feelings, with compassionate, professional guidance and support. I take a person-centered, collaborative approach, tailoring the counselling experience to your unique situation and needs. I work with individuals (16+), couples, and current and former clergy members from all faith traditions.
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Esinam Counselling Inc.
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3H
Have you ever felt that life is too overwhelming, and you do not know which direction to take? Do you feel that the ways you have coped with issues thus far have not been fully effective? Then, this is your time to take the next step towards your healing journey. We support individuals that are facing trauma, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, struggling with addiction and undergoing life transitions. Our team is here to support you in your healing journey.
Have you ever felt that life is too overwhelming, and you do not know which direction to take? Do you feel that the ways you have coped with issues thus far have not been fully effective? Then, this is your time to take the next step towards your healing journey. We support individuals that are facing trauma, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, struggling with addiction and undergoing life transitions. Our team is here to support you in your healing journey.
(782) 400-0442 View (782) 400-0442
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Transforming Tides Counselling
Registered Social Worker
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3H
Transforming Tides Counselling helps you when you are struggling with anxiety and depression and don’t know where to turn. We help when overwhelming emotions catch you up and cause sleepless nights, spinning thoughts, trouble concentrating at work, and you find yourself irritable with your family and friends. We work with you when you have experienced loss through the death of loved ones, the loss of well loved pets, the end of relationships or jobs or health and whenever grief feels too hard to manage on your own. When conflict in your intimate relationship seems unsolvable, we are here to help with couples counselling.
Transforming Tides Counselling helps you when you are struggling with anxiety and depression and don’t know where to turn. We help when overwhelming emotions catch you up and cause sleepless nights, spinning thoughts, trouble concentrating at work, and you find yourself irritable with your family and friends. We work with you when you have experienced loss through the death of loved ones, the loss of well loved pets, the end of relationships or jobs or health and whenever grief feels too hard to manage on your own. When conflict in your intimate relationship seems unsolvable, we are here to help with couples counselling.
(902) 600-9056 View (902) 600-9056
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Christine Sauer
MD, ND, CBHP
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3N
If you feel sad, blue anxious or depressed, no purpose, I can help. I work with clients to achieve inner peace, optimal health, true joy, & lasting success in their personal and professional lives. Most of them feel stressed out, anxious, sad, or blue, can't get stuff done, are close to burnout, and are secretly (or openly) struggling with their own mental and physical health. Some also want to get off some medications and don't know how to do it so they don't suffer awful withdrawal symptoms. Maybe they are also struggling with memory issues, weight issues, hormonal issues, and other issues affecting their brain and mental health.
If you feel sad, blue anxious or depressed, no purpose, I can help. I work with clients to achieve inner peace, optimal health, true joy, & lasting success in their personal and professional lives. Most of them feel stressed out, anxious, sad, or blue, can't get stuff done, are close to burnout, and are secretly (or openly) struggling with their own mental and physical health. Some also want to get off some medications and don't know how to do it so they don't suffer awful withdrawal symptoms. Maybe they are also struggling with memory issues, weight issues, hormonal issues, and other issues affecting their brain and mental health.
(782) 824-3742 View (782) 824-3742
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Imagine Therapy
Occupational Therapist, OT Reg
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3J
Are you looking for a practical, individualised and creative approach to tackling mental health difficulties for you or your child? Perhaps you have not found traditional talking therapies a good fit for you. Perhaps your teen needs support to break cycles of anxiety or depression. Perhaps your child has Autism or ADHD and struggles with their behaviour, attention, emotions or sensory processing. You might be looking for parenting support. You may want to incorporate nature, arts or other meaningful activity into your therapy journey. One size does not fit all. Imagine what change looks like for you.
Are you looking for a practical, individualised and creative approach to tackling mental health difficulties for you or your child? Perhaps you have not found traditional talking therapies a good fit for you. Perhaps your teen needs support to break cycles of anxiety or depression. Perhaps your child has Autism or ADHD and struggles with their behaviour, attention, emotions or sensory processing. You might be looking for parenting support. You may want to incorporate nature, arts or other meaningful activity into your therapy journey. One size does not fit all. Imagine what change looks like for you.
(782) 312-0096 View (782) 312-0096

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Christian Counsellors

Why is it important for a therapist to be culturally sensitive?

Therapists and clients don’t need to share the same belief system or background to be able to work effectively together, but a therapist whose training includes a focus on cultural competence may be better able to form a therapeutic bond with individuals from a range of backgrounds, as they will have experience in tailoring their approach to each client—and will be prepared to acknowledge and consider the effects of culture, religion, and other factors on each individual.

Why is it important to find a therapist sensitive to Christian values?

Each person brings a unique history and background to therapy, making it important to find a licensed therapist who is trained in a broad range of treatment modalities. In addition, for people who grow up in a faith tradition that strongly influences the way they conduct their everyday life, finding a therapist who understands or shares that background can ease the disclosure of sensitive information and facilitate the therapeutic process. For some clients, a Christian therapist is likely to incorporate faith-based principles into emotional healing techniques.

How do I recognise an effective Christian therapist?

Christian therapists are licensed mental health professionals—holding a master’s or doctoral degree in medicine, nursing, psychology, counseling, social work, or marriage and family therapy—who are also familiar with Christian beliefs and values. They have an understanding of the importance that Christian principles play in the lives of individuals and families, which allows them to be especially sensitive to the kinds of struggles that can affect daily functioning. Like all effective therapists, a Christian therapist will have undergone training and certification in a variety of treatment modalities that help people through crises and enable them to master the challenges of life.

Why might someone feel comfortable with a Christian therapist?

While training, qualifications, and experience are always important, research has long established that a strong alliance between client and therapist is a major contributor to therapeutic success. An alliance is likely to be strengthened with a therapist who not only is responsive to questions and concerns but also shares a client’s faith and values. Sensitivity to spiritual matters as well as to everyday struggles can provide a welcome sense of safety and contribute to the bond between client and therapist, both of which support the therapeutic process.

Who is included in Psychology Today’s directory of Christian therapists?

The directory of Christian therapists includes professionals who have shared their background in their profiles. However, not all therapists choose to disclose this information, and they may not appear in search results for this reason. The directory also shows therapists who indicate that they have extensive experience working with Christian clients, regardless of their own background or religious affiliation.