Crossway is pleased to offer pastoral counseling for our community.
How does meeting with a counselor differ from meeting with Crossway’s other pastors?A Pastoral Counselor is trained and prepared to provide ongoing therapeutic. Crossway’s other pastors are able and willing to meet with people and help them as much as they can, but they do not have the training and the time to provide ongoing therapeutic pastoral counseling.
Is there a fee for appointments?There is a small fee of $50 per 1-hour session. Crossway is not able to provide free counseling for everyone. In addition, we firmly believe that a financial investment on the part of the individual/couple is crucial to the healing process. We are not able to bill insurance providers. Fees are paid at the appointment in cash or by check.
What kinds of issues can be addressed?Our counselor will provide individual, family and couples counseling on a variety of issues: marital and family struggles, blended families, addictions, recovery from abuse, and other individual emotional, spiritual and relational concerns.
How is this different from going to see other counselors?Your sessions will be approached with a commitment to Christ and the Bible. Other than this possible difference, it’s really not different.
How do I make an appointment?Schedule an appointment by calling the church office 603.594.0123, x 205 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
When and where are appointments available?Clients can be seen on Tuesdays in the church office at the Pond Campus location, 503 Main Dunstable Road, Nashua. Requests may be made if a different day is needed.
How is confidentiality handled?Our full confidentiality policy is reviewed with you at your first session however, rest assured that what is shared in a counseling session is not shared with other Crossway staff or members.
Vinny Joy is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling. For many years he served as a chaplain and a counselor in a variety of settings. Vinny brings his Christian commitment and his years of counseling experience to help people with many different needs. Vinny and his wife Valerie live in Derry and have been a part of Crossway for 2 years.