Steve Garufi, LPC - Christian Counseling in Salida
Seminary-Trained, Experienced In Christian Counseling, Connected With Local Churches
Summary: I call myself a born-again Christian, a person who humbly follows Jesus Christ and trusts in His redemptive grace for my salvation.
In that light, I offer Christian counseling to Salida and the Arkansas River Valley.
My definition of Christian counseling is anything in therapy that points my clients
toward Jesus Christ. Knowing Him more. Experiencing His grace. Being transformed by His healing power.
It's a joy to see someone grow, when a new dimension of God's love takes hold in their hearts. I also
pray for my clients everyday, in private.
There are two extremes that I avoid. There is one style that tends to be rigid and avoids any knowledge or practices that
might be considered "secular," even if common sense would deem it helpful. The other extreme are
traditionalists or nominal followers who merely slap the term "Christian Counseling" on their work without providing
a product much different from secular counseling.
My background: I grew up in a religious home, but didn't come to a true, saving faith until I was 21-years-old.
During my upbringing, my faith was nominal. I knew a lot about God and his ways, but I didn't come to know him like a friend
until I became a young adult. Since then, I've been through so many ups and downs, good times and horrible times, and He's always gotten me through.
I will always be a work-in-progress, but there are areas where he's changed my very being. Over the years,
I've been involved in churches, served in short-term missions, and graduated from Denver Seminary, but
anyone can do those things. It doesn't speak to my spiritual maturity, if any.
Having said all that, if you're an evangelical Christian who needs
assurance that your therapist shares your values, then you're welcome to contact me. I'd love to work with you.
Steve Garufi, Licensed Professional Counselor
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