January 2012, River of Hope opened its doors and began providing professional, Christ-centered counseling. All of our clinicians hold a Master’s Degree (except interns who are still in their Master’s Degree program) in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT) or a related field (e.g. MA, SW). Many of our clinicians have also passed the state exam and are Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), or Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW). Our clinicians continue their education by regularly participating in continuing education classes.
As a Christ-centered ministry, our clinicians approach therapy from a perspective that is rooted in the teachings of Jesus as found in the Holy Bible. While therapy is influenced by this perspective, River of Hope clinicians do not force their personal faith or beliefs upon clients. Instead, the faith of our clinicians is a natural part of their lives, and with the client’s permission, faith may be an intentional part of the counseling process.
River of Hope believes that everyone should have an opportunity to learn, grow and heal relationally. As relationships become healthier, our lives, families and communities become stronger. River of Hope contributes to this belief by providing professional counseling and preventative education aimed at building, healing and strengthening relationships. In order to position our services within financial reach of the majority, River of Hope provides counseling services on a sliding fee scale associated with household income. Our 501(c)3 public charity status allows us to accept tax-deductible donations from individuals, businesses and organizations who share our beliefs and desire to invest in the relationships of others.