Pastoral Care and Education

Pastoral Care and Education

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Perspectives has been dedicated to providing quality mental health services from a Christian worldview for more than 30 years. We are proud to now offer expanded pastoral care services to pastors and church leaders. These services will equip and empower church leaders as they seek to meet the emotional needs of their congregations.

Meet the Director:

LaTanya Carter, PhD, LP currently serves as our Director of Pastoral Care. She has a Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology from Michigan State University and a Master’s Degree in Spiritual Formation and Discipleship from Moody Bible Institute. Dr. Carter believes that all truth is God’s truth and seeks to integrate the truth of the Scripture with what we know through science to provide clients with the best treatment possible.

As Director of Pastoral Care, Dr. Carter provides pastors and other church leaders with resources to better equip them for meeting the needs of their congregations. She understands pastors are often on the first line for meeting the mental health needs of the community and desires to come along side of them and support them in their efforts. Dr. Carter also understands the challenges that church leaders face in meeting their own emotional needs and desires to encourage and build up church leaders in order for them to be more effective in their ministry.

Confidential Counseling for Pastors and Church Leaders:

  • Scriptural-integration therapy with experienced Christian counselors for:
    • Individuals
    • Children and Adolescents
    • Couples and Families
  • Flexible appointment times available for church leaders’ convenience

Psychological Evaluations:

  • Personality and emotional intelligence assessments for pastoral leadership.
  • Psychological assessments for ordination candidates and missionaries.

Educational Seminars on Mental Health Topics Relevant to the Church:

  • Annual Pastoral Open House at Perspectives for pastors and their staff.
  • Mental health trainings and workshops for pastoral staff.
  • Mental health seminars for congregations and special events.

Media providing information on Mental Health Topics Relevant to the Church:

Professional Consultations:

  • Non-Emergency phone calls for difficult pastoral care issues.
  • In-person consultations to customize pastoral care services for congregational needs.

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