As a part of our call to “become the voice, hands, and heart of Christ”,
SUMC has commissioned Ed Morrison, M.Div. as a minister of counseling for us and our Snoqualmie Valley community. Ed has over forty years of professional experience in pastoral and mental health counseling and is now offering his services as a volunteer through SUMC. Practicing as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for thirty years, Ed has good connections to the mental health community and can serve as a referral source for those who may not fit the pastoral care model, or who need additional resources.
--Pastoral ministry/counseling differs from other forms of psychotherapy (“soul healing”) in that it comes from a spiritual framework as part of a religious community. --Pastoral counseling uses a spiritual model rather than a medical model as its base. Rather than “diagnosis and cure”, it seeks “change of heart and mind” (Greek: metanoia) which leads to change in action. --Pastoral counseling acknowledges who we are as physical, social, and spiritual beings, and attempts to help accomplish whatever change is necessary to improve and heal relationships with others or our internal conflicts with ourselves. --Pastoral counseling uses both psychological and theological resources to deepen our understanding of and help with personal/relationship struggles. Since relationship conflicts (either with others, or with our true selves and God) are at the heart of most conflict, those in partnerships are expected to engage together in seeking help. As an inclusive community, SUMC is committed to serving anyone who comes for counseling no matter their religious (or non-religious) orientation. This ministry is about care for all God's people.
Cost: SUMC's Ministry of Counseling is offered on a “give what you can” financial basis, with donations supporting our mission in the Snoqualmie Valley community. Ed will provide addressed envelopes for your donation, and will not know the amount of your donations.
Confidentiality: All counseling through this ministry is held in confidence. If there is need for consultation with appropriate others, this will happen only with the consent of those being counseled.
Appointments: Time to meet with Ed may be arranged by emailing him at SUMC.MinCouns@gmail.com.
Phone: (425) 888-1697 Address: 38701 SE River Street, Snoqualmie, WA 98065 (map) Mail: PO Box 458, Snoqualmie, WA 98065