You’re sitting in your office. One of your congregants comes in for her appointment and starts pouring out her story. “My marriage is a mess. He is so mean to me and nothing I seem to do is right! I try and try and he just never seems pleased with me. I’m trying to be a good wife! Please help me!” You realize you’re hearing what could be elements of a power and control dynamic. You think, “Oh man. Could there be some domestic abuse/coercive control here?” Then you think, “I’m not equipped for this! I don’t know enough! Do we have any policies?” Or your congregant comes in and says, “I need to talk about some things that happened to be in childhood…. I was raped…” Her voice trails off as she looks to see your reaction. You think, “Oh God help! I didn’t learn about trauma in seminary! How can I help this sweet sister in Christ?!”
If this is or has ever been you – church training & consultation with Tabitha can help.
Tabitha is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), and AAMFT Approved Supervisor.
Tabitha specializes in complex trauma, including domestic abuse and coercive control. She and her team have counseled hundreds of individuals and couples, as well as worked with churches of their clients (with signed releases) to ensure clients have the best wrap-around care and support in their community. Tabitha is well aware how important the local church is in the lives of clients and their families and provides church consultation to pastors, elders, and ministries to help them care well. Tabitha is available to do church training & consultation regarding cases and church policies. Tabitha is a well-trained, compassionate professional and pastor’s daughter who appreciates and values the local church and is a capable partner.