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My Life Counsel (MLC) is a faith-based 501c3 nonprofit organization providing biblically-based counseling services.      
Our goal is to enhance lives by providing holistic counseling services to individuals, couples, marriages, and families. We combine professional expertise, evidence-based research, and the guiding principles of biblical wisdom while emphasizing empathetic pastoral care.

Our Vision

We strive to be our community's leading faith-based counseling and training service.

Our  Mission

Our mission is to renew faith, hope, and intentionality in individuals, couples, marriages, children, teens, and families.

     ~ Renewing involves the transformation of your mind through Christ. There is no going back to the "way things were," but instead looking forward to the way God wants them to be.

    "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will." ~Romans 12:2

     ~ Faith represents our biblical worldview approach to counseling. 

      "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." (Hebrews 11:1, KJV)

     ~ Hope represents the mindset everyone needs, particularly in times of trouble.

       "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." (Romans 15:13, NIV)

     ~ Intentionality represents the renewed life action and taking responsibility. 

       "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters." Colossians 3:23 (NIV)

       We serve our local community through traditional face-to-face Christian counseling sessions. Our main office is in Ocala, Florida and our first satellite campus is in Mount Dora. We serve our national and international community through a live web-based video chat session.

      We provide comprehensive counseling services to individuals, couples, marriages, and families, seamlessly integrating professional expertise, scientifically sound research, and the guiding principles of biblical wisdom with compassionate pastoral care.

       Our professional therapists, including those with doctoral and master's degrees, are experts in the field of psychology and mental health. Using scientifically sound researched treatments such as CBT, DBT, SITT, TBRI, MSOYW, and Temperament Therapy. 

     Pastoral Counseling is a unique form of therapy that uses biblical resources and psychological understanding for healing and growth. Although the Pastoral Counselor is educated in psychology, the basis and focus of all treatment is the Bible, the infallible Word of God.

     Temperament Therapy is derived from the “Theory of Temperament,” which states that God places within every person the emotional characteristics necessary to accomplish His plan and purpose for life.  Research indicates that Temperament Therapy is more than 90% successful when administered by a “Certified Temperament Counselor,” trained in this technique.

       “For you created my inmost being: you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”  ~ Psalms 139:13 - 14

        Therapeutic Approach, Psychotherapies, and Tools


       Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a widely practiced form of psychotherapy that focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns and behaviors to help individuals manage emotional and psychological difficulties. It is based on the premise that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected, and by addressing and challenging irrational or harmful thoughts, individuals can effectively manage and alleviate various mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and phobias. CBT is typically a structured and time-limited therapy that empowers individuals to develop coping strategies, improve problem-solving skills, and ultimately achieve a more balanced and healthier mindset. It has a strong evidence base and is often used in both individual and group therapy settings.

        Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a specialized form of cognitive-behavioral therapy designed to help individuals with complex emotional and interpersonal challenges, particularly those with borderline personality disorder. DBT combines cognitive and behavioral strategies with mindfulness techniques. It teaches patients to balance acceptance and change, as well as regulate intense emotions, improve interpersonal relationships, and develop distress tolerance skills. DBT often involves both individual and group therapy sessions, offering practical tools and coping strategies to enhance emotional stability and overall well-being.

     Story-Informed Treatment (SIT) is a therapeutic approach that recognizes the significance of personal narratives and storytelling in the healing process. This approach acknowledges that individuals often understand and express their experiences through the framework of their life stories. SIT integrates storytelling and narrative techniques to help individuals explore and reframe their personal narratives, fostering self-awareness, resilience, and growth. Therapists using SIT may help clients reinterpret their life events, identify patterns, and find meaning in their stories, which can lead to positive changes in their emotional and psychological well-being.

       Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) is an attachment-focused, trauma-informed therapeutic approach designed to support and help children, particularly those who have experienced trauma, abuse, neglect, or have attachment difficulties. Developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross, TBRI emphasizes the importance of building secure attachments and trust between caregivers and children. It provides caregivers with tools and strategies to promote healthy attachment, manage behavioral challenges, and meet the emotional and developmental needs of children from difficult backgrounds. TBRI recognizes the impact of early experiences on a child's well-being and aims to create a safe and nurturing environment, allowing children to heal and develop emotionally and relationally.

        Making Sense of Your Past Worth (MSOYW) is a therapeutic group that explores and understands one's personal history, experiences, and the impact they have had on their current emotions, behaviors, and beliefs. It often entails delving into one's childhood, relationships, and significant life events to gain insight into how past experiences shape present-day challenges and opportunities for growth. By making sense of the past, individuals can work through unresolved issues, develop self-awareness, and make more informed choices, ultimately contributing to their overall well-being and personal development. This process is fundamental to various therapeutic approaches, such as psychoanalysis and cognitive-behavioral therapy.

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