Frequently asked questions
What is Biblical Counseling?
As Christians, the Bible is our authority, and guides us to understand who God is and who we are. Biblical Counseling uses the Bible as the source of wisdom to address personal struggles as well as marriage and family issues for hope, understanding and healing. True change comes from within and is accomplished by the Holy Spirit to equip believers to live life with hope in a fallen world filled with disappointments and temptations.
How much does it cost?
The counseling ministry is provided without charge for those who are active within the life of Lighthouse Church or under the umbrella of the CURE (Christians United for Recovery) Ministry.
Who is your counselor?
Maria Sonntag is our Director of Counseling. Maria earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling (MA-C) from Westminster Theological Seminary. In addition to Biblical Counseling, where she engages with“fellow strugglers” for hope and healing in Jesus, she also has a passion for discipling to facilitate growth in spiritual maturity among the body of believers.
What are your hours of availability?
You can schedule a counseling appointment Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm.
What counseling services do you offer?
We offer a wide range of counseling services such as (but not limited to):
What is your cancellation policy?
We request a 24 hour cancellation notice for any sessions. 3 consecutive missed sessions without prior notice are grounds for consideration for termination.
5:30-6pm: Meal time
6-6:30pm: Large Group time
6:30-8:30pm: Grief share
All are welcome to join us for the meal & large group time but it is not mandatory
Director of Counseling Ministries
Maria earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling (MA-C) from Westminster Theological Seminary. In addition to Biblical Counseling, where she engages with “fellow strugglers” for hope and healing in Jesus, she also has a passion for discipling to facilitate growth in spiritual maturity among the body of believers.
Over the years, Maria has served in various ministries of the church, including teaching children’s Sunday school and women’s Bible studies, high school youth group leader, Deaconess on the Board of Ministries, board member of CURE (the church’s addiction recovery ministry), and was a member of four missions teams to the Dominican Republic.
Maria enjoys spending time with her husband in the outdoors (especially the beach!), cooking, reading, and playing with her two crazy dogs.