Christian Coaching Support

CHRISTIAN COACHING AND COUNSELING SUPPORT

 

WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN MENTAL HEALTH COACH?

Christian coaching is done from a biblical perspective incorporating scripture and/or biblical principles and not about telling you what to do or teaching you any new concepts, but it is the process for change in providing strategies, developing goals and having an action plan to move from where you are to where God wants you to be.

Unlike a therapist, we as coaches don't specialize in treating complex clinical problems. However, we do help our clients manage emotions, challenge negative thinking patterns, improve relationship skills, and reduce stress and anxiety. As your counseling coach, we will partner with you in a way according to the scripture that is found in Proverbs 20:5. "The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out".

 

 

 Antonio Gipson - Board Certified Christian Mental Health Coach  

I was was born and raised in Oakland, CA, the oldest 3 siblings. I am the husband to my wife of 24 years and the father of two young adult sons. Educationally, I have received my undergraduate degree in Social Sciences from Union Institute and University (Sacramento, CA) and a graduate degree in School Counseling from University of LaVerne (LaVerne, CA). I am also a Board Certified Mental Health Coach accredited through the International Board of Christian Counseling and an active member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

My wife Adia, is also a graduate of Union Institute and University (Sacramento, CA), receiving her undergraduate degree in Psychology and her graduate degree in Health and Wellness Studies. She is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), a trained doula, health educator, and is currently working toward her degree in becoming a registered nurse.

"MY JOB AS YOUR CHRISTIAN MENTAL HEALTH COACH IS TO FIRST PRAY, LISTEN AND THEN HELP APPLY SOME BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES  TO EFFECT CHANGE THROUGH GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT.  MY GOAL IS FOR YOU TO LEAVE HOPEFUL AND ENCOURAGED IN OUR SESSION TOGETHER. ALTHOUGH THE PROCESS MAY TAKE A FEW SESSIONS, THE DESIRED OUTCOME IS TO EXPERIENCE A HEALTHIER MIND, BODY AND SOUL.

 

 

Maria Cuevas - Board Certified Christian Mental Health Coach 

I am a graduate of Amridge University, receiving my degree in Human Development Summa Cum Laude, and also a Board Certified Mental Health Coach accredited through the International Board of Christian Counseling and an active member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. I am also a graduate of the Art Institutes, where I received an Associate degree in Culinary Arts. I am bilingual- English & Spanish and I specialize in working with women in domestic violence, working with veteran's, general coaching principles and resource information such as... 

Pregnancy related resources, Crisis Response Counseling, Senior Care, assistance with filling out online applications (Social services, housing, mental health, social security etc...) Assistance with online appointments via Zoom and other platforms.

As a single mother of four boys and a domestic violence survivor I know all too well the difficulties that stand between success and NOT failure, but resistance to changing for the betterment of one’s life. 

"IT'S MY GOAL TO CONTINUALLY FURTHER MY EDUCATION IN CRISIS RESPONSE, AS WELL AS SENIOR CARE, AND GENERAL COUNSELING TO BETTER SERVE THE MANY IN NEED OF RESOURCES WITH A LISTENING EAR AND A CARING HEART".

 

Please download and print this form and bring to your initial appointment to determine the most appropriate coach or counseling session. 

 

Initial Assessment Forms 

Intake Form

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