August 5, 2020


Professional Counselor at Cord of Three

My heart is pounding so fast, I can hear it in my ears. I’m sweating profusely, and all I can think is, “Am I really about to do this?”. I walk in the two heavy, metal doors before I can chicken out. I state my name to the lady at the front desk and say, “I’m here to surrender myself for my crimes.”  Instantly I feel something odd sweep over me, I think its relief mixed with joy and peace. What is this about?

Just like the fictional character in the story above, you too may find yourself on the run. You may be hanging on to what little rope you have left, or you may have recognized that you need to surrender. The act of surrendering, is about realizing that we need help, we need a savior because we are desperately broken. In order to surrender to the only savior and be healed from your brokenness in your pursuit of wholeness as a child of God, you need to PRAY and SEEK Jesus.


  Ephesians 2:8 states “For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.” Because you have this gift of salvation, what does one do with it? Does God specifically call us into a certain walk with Him? Does our personal wholeness become immediate or is it a process? According to Merriam-Webster, wholeness is the state of being without restriction or qualification. In using this definition, it seems that wholeness is a process of learning what is true freedom and leaving our old, sinful nature behind.  

     2 Corinthians 5:17 states “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:  old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” As stated before, we can only obtain salvation through the gift which is Jesus Christ, and His sacrifice for all of us,  but the process of sanctification continues daily in our walk with Him. His Holy Spirit continues to draw us in, convict us, guide us, and empower us. Through this miraculous process, we are able to give glory back to Him, through what He is doing in us. 

As we continue to run the race that is set before us, we have an amazing opportunity to glorify God and bless others around us. 1 Corinthians 10:31 states “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” No matter what we do today or tomorrow, we can choose to glorify Him. Glorifying God in your life may look like being kind to a coworker, working in the after school program at church, reading Bible stories to your children at home, or even learning to remain silent when you want to speak something not edifying to your brother or sister in Christ.  As we grow in our wholeness with our Savior, not only does it change and empower us, but it also effects every single relationship in our lives.

The word of encouragement today is to no longer settle for brokenness but to seek wholeness through Jesus and wholeness in our relationships!

Training and Discipleship

The Cord of 3 training and discipleship program serves the community by offering educational seminars on various mental health and related topics (parenting subjects, coping with loss, warning signs of addiction) as well as conferences, retreats, and seminars for area churches on matters that pertain to God’s design for the family.

Counselor Education & Supervision

Cord of 3’s Counselor education and supervision program is deigned to support interns who are completing their master’s degree, counselors who are working toward licensure, and professionals who are working to integrate their Chritian faith into their clinical practice.

Equine Therapy

Cord of 3’s equine therapy program is designed for individuals ages 7 and up as well as women ages 13+ and families. Equine therapy can help individuals and families overcome challenges, cuiltivate healthy relational skills, build trust, improve interpersonal and behavioral functioning, and create positive self-concept and identity in Christ.

Play God’s Way

A Christ-centered play therapy model to meet teh spiritual, emotional, and mental health needs of children. Through play therapy, children learn to accept responsibility for behavior, engage in healthy coping strategies, acquire problem-solving skills, develop empathy for others, and gain an understanding of identity in mChrist.


Addictions always originate in pain… The question is never ‘why the addiction?,’ but rather ‘why the pain?’” (Dr. Gabor Maté). Counselors can help those struggling with addictions address underlying painful issues and then break the addictive patterns.

Child & Adolescent

Behavioral issues at home or in school often have an underlying cause, such as trauma, depression, anxiety, or other mental health conditions. The experienced staff at Cord of 3 meets each child with love, builds trust, and applies effective treatment that approaches the root cause of the behavior.

Marriage & Family

As in couple’s counseling, family counseling focuses on the relationship and dynamics within the family unit and between the individual members of it. Counselors will help clients identify unhealthy or unhelpful patterns, and to address them by developing healthier communication and conflict resolutions skills, create realistic expectations, and restructure familial roles to benefit everyone. The ultimate goal is to help the family be better able to thrive as a team.


Every person will at some point have at least one potentially traumatic experience, but this doesn’t impact everyone in the same ways. When struggling to process and move on from negative life experiences, therapy offers a powerful method of finding support and healing.


Individual counseling can help overcome the sometimes overwhelming fear and hopelessness by helping you better understand the conditions that led to the emotional brokenness you are experiencing, and applying healthy coping skills against them.