Vision, Mission, Counseling Philos0phy & Goals
The Roberts Wesleyan Counseling Center will be a Christ-centered, grace-filled place of healing, growth and learning.
- To provide preventative and restorative mental health services to our clients who are RWC students.
- To offer high quality graduate internships.
- By doing this we seek to maximize the health, well-being and potential of those we serve.
Competence - by equipping our staff with the tools and skills necessary for holistic professional practice
Excellence - in what we do by maximizing our strengths and understanding our limitations
Hope - by working to dismantle barriers to personal growth whether psychological, financial, spiritual or systemic
Integration - of Christian truth and sound counseling practice
Integrity - demonstrated through honest, ethical practices and professional accountability
Relationship - by working together as a team and in collaboration with our clients and community resources
Our counseling philosophy is built on the assumption that counseling must address the whole person as a physical, rational, emotional, sexual, social and spiritual being. We are indirect, in that, like Christ, we honor client self-determination. We are direct in our approach in that we build upon the truths contained in the Word of God and lived out in the life of Jesus Christ. We believe that counselors living their Christian faith in their practice, make a difference. Accordingly, we attempt to offer a variety of services relevant to an extended range of student and community concerns. We strive to help our clients:
Develop a more integrated sense of self
Work towards individual meaning and purpose for their lives
Develop respectful and enduring relationships with others
These goals are sought in an atmosphere that is confidential, as well as comfortable for all persons, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background, age, citizenship or physical status.