All our therapists at La Vie are licensed in the State of California, or in advanced professional training to receive their licenses. How we differ from other licensed therapists is that our focus is on the care of the whole person, body, mind, soul and spirit which derives its roots from the timeless wisdom found in the Bible. Some of our therapists have degrees in theology as well as psychology, and all of our therapists are Christians who believe that integrating our spiritual lives with our emotional lives is the best way to seek the most fulfilling life.
People come to us for help with every aspect of their lives. This includes marital problems, child & family problems, stress & anxiety, depression, addictions, grief, sexual problems, problems with anger, career issues, and every other issue you might have with your life psychologically. Sometimes people come to us with issues concerning their faith, or they may want to work on integrating their faith with the emotional struggles they face. We are prepared to come along side of everyone struggling with every aspect of their lives, and we are here to help them sort out their struggles in the way that is most comfortable for them.
Over the past fifty years, several organizations have been established to help professional counselors understand how to offer help to others from a Christian perspective.
While there is no consensus on any particular method of Christian counseling, we believe that Christians in the practice of professional counseling offer a unique perspective on healing, because we believe that God is prepared to offer help to all who ask. We believe our calling is to welcome people from all religious, race, or national origin backgrounds, and offer that help to everyone just as if they were members of our own families. Using the best of modern psychological research combined with the time tested wisdom of the Christian worldview, we have offered hope to thousands of people suffering with the struggles in their lives since we were established in 1980. We are still here because of how effective our approach to healing has been, and we are here to help all who seek that help today.
If you would like to know more about the integration of contemporary psychology and the wisdom found in the teachings of Christianity, you can read the book written by our Executive Director, Dr. Mark Baker, Jesus the Greatest Therapist Who Ever Lived. So many people around the world have been helped by this book that it has sold over two million copies worldwide.