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Attention Deficit
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Affection Needs

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Anger Management

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Alcohol Abuse

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Boundaries

Burnout

Can't Think Straight

Can't Get Anything Done

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Children of Alcoholics

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Repetitive Behavio
r

Confidence, Lack it
Build it


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Divorce Mediation

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Issues

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Entrepreneurs

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Family Relations

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Fee Schedule

Financial Fears

Focus

Follow Through and
Completenes
s

Forgetfulness

Forgiveness

Get Organized

Grief/Bereavement

Guilt/Shame

Health Coaching

Healthy Sexuality

Identify Passions
and Goals

Identify Strengths

Improve Relationships

Individual Counseling

Inferiority

Isolation and Withdrawal

Learning Problems

Life Balance

Life Coaching

Life Style Changes

Loneliness

Loss

Mad at God

Marital Relations

Men's Midlife Crisis

Motivation

Multi-party Mediation

Myths about
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Negative Thinking

Obsessive
Compulsive Behavior

Online Counseling/
Coaching


Organization
Problems


Overwhelmed

Panic Attacks

Paranoia

Parenting Skills

Past Abuse or Other Hurts

Pastors/Ministers
Counseling for


Perfectionism

Personal Prayer
Life


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Conflicts

Personality
Disorders


Planning Problems

Pornography
Addiction

PostTraumatic
Stress Disorder
PTSD

Pre-Marital Counseling

Pride

Procrastination

Professional
Advancement

Professionals,
Coaching


Relationship Coaching

Relationship Issues

Repetitive Thoughts

Seeing or Hearing
Things


Self-Esteem Issues

Self Confidence

Self Punishment

Sexual Addiction

Speakers on Counseling

Spiritual Growth

Stay on Track

Step-Parenting

Stress/Burnout

Stress Management

Success

Suicidal Thought

Telephone Consultation/
Counseling/Coaching


Time Management

Traumatic Life Events

Trust, Developing

UnGodly Thoughts

Violent Outbursts/
behavior

Women-Beyond
Housemom


Women's Issues/
Menopause

Workshops


 

     


Welcome to "Counseling The Lord's Way" Ministries

One in four Americans suffer from depression, anxiety or addiction, many more from family problems, unsatisfied personal needs, and loss.  God has given us a mission of Hope.

Our Ministry is to those seeking God's help in resolving life's issues and problems. 

Our mission is to help you achieve God's purposes and your goals for your life.  

 Our goal is to find creative counseling solutions with a biblical
foundation for you and your loved ones.
 

"We Counsel-God Heals"

With God's help and guidance:

  • We seek to turn anger, depression and discouragement into the joy, hope and peace that God has promised!
  • We locate the strengths and gifts God has provided and teach others to use them to improve life and relationships! 
  • We help people become fully aware of what God intended for them to be and work toward that reality!
  • We find a balance between reality and expectations so that disappointment and discouragement can be replaced with acceptance and thankfulness!
  • We discover negative and destructive thinking patterns and behavior and seek to replace them with the positive thoughts and constructive actions which scripture teaches!
  • We discover the roadblocks and behaviors that limit achievement and success and replace them with actions that open the pathway to the dreams God bestows!
  • We explore the origin of unwanted controlling behaviors and set a course which allows for overcoming and developing behaviors which fulfill deep set needs!
  • We maximize understanding of how God's Word relates to issues, how His plan can resolve those issues, and set a track that follows His plan.
  • We illuminate how God given temperament sets the individual apart for specific work and how it can be used to enhance God's plan for an individual's life and for His Kingdom.
  • We help couples and families in conflict see their lives through the eyes of Christ, both how they are now and how they can be, and then set them on a road of hope and recovery.

Dr. Wayne Coussens is a Certified Clinical Pastoral Counselor and Ordained Minister of Pastoral Counseling providing individual counseling and couple counseling, family counseling, marriage counseling, and pre-marital counseling.  Clients come with a large variety of counseling issues. (See the list in the column to the left).  If you are not sure if you need counseling or whether your issue is one we specialize in, call us.  We will advise you and refer you if we find that your concern is out of our scope of practice.   You can reach us at 478-719-3054.

Depression, Anxiety, Fear, Marital Problems, Family Conflict, Sexual issues, the need to be stronger, to accomplish more, or to become more successful; God has a solution to all of your problems and needs.  He wants you to be the best, to accomplish all He created you for and to fully use the gifts He has provided you. 
 

  Deciding to seek counseling or to find a coach is a major decision for many. God wants you to step out in faith, trusting Him to lead you to the right answers.

"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds". Psalms 15:22   "...But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint". Isaiah 40:31

Our ministry, "Counseling the Lord's Way", has been set aside to bring you Hope and a way to recover from your problems.

We can help you discover or rediscover the joys of living and a path to become the person God intends you to be. 

We use many of the tools and techniques found in a secular counseling setting, but in addition, we will pray for you and with you, if you desire.  We relate behavior and needs to scriptural teaching, and help you find biblical ways to resolve issues. We will look at how your situation and environment has affected your personality and how it relates to your issues and will help you make appropriate adjustments that can enhance the joy and success in your life, your marriage, your family or your work. 

YOU have taken the first step by following His lead to our website.  The next step is to call for an appointment.  Don't wait...step out as He is leading you.  Call  478-719-3054 or email us at DrWayne@counselingthelordsway.com .

We are conveniently located in Warner Robins, GA with easy access for all of Houston County and Middle GA.

Counseling the Lord's Way Ministries provide unique services designed for those who either do not have a church home, go to a church which does not have pastoral or professional counseling, or who would rather seek counseling away from their church home for whatever reason.  We are not connected to any local church or denomination and serve all who are in need and desire to come.  We are located in a quiet, safe and private place where both your physical and mental safety can be assured.  

If you are interested in online counseling or email counseling check our online counseling page.


Have your issues caused your faith in God to slide?


Do you sometimes feel like He has left you alone in your time of trouble? Are you having problems focusing when you read the Bible?  Do you feel that often your prayers are not going higher than the ceiling?  Have you prayed and prayed over your problems but feel like no one hears them or that He isn't answering?

You are not alone! 

Achieve healing for the mind, body and soul.  Many of us have felt that there is no answer to our problem and no answer to our prayers.  "Counseling the Lord's Way" Ministries can help you get back to where you want to be.  In addition to helping you begin to recover from your issues and problems, we can help you achieve a stronger relationship with God, a prayer life that is meaningful and effective,  and scripture reading that is joyful, stimulating and empowering.

"Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me."  Psalms 50:15 NIV

We will not only help you work on your everyday personal problems, we will also help strengthen your spiritual life. We pray for you and with you as we help you find the solution, help you find Hope and help you learn to hear God's answers both in His word and in His world.  

Our ministry is waiting to help.  Call now 478-719-3054 or email to DrWayne@counselingthelordsway.com

"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect."  Romans 12:2

  You don't have to live a life filled with depression or stress or less than the best!  You may feel that there is no solution right now to your problems, but God has provided the answers and Hope.  He has laid out a future for you from your beginning.  You need to find it; grasp hold of it.

 "For I know the plans I have for you...plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 20:11 NIV

As a Christian Pastoral Counseling, Life and Relationship Coaching and Mediation Ministry, we provide a Safe environment filled with Hope. Here you can open your heart and learn to look to the Lord for answers to problems that are affecting your daily life. You can find the path to reach for the goals you have always wished to obtain.   God is the Dream Giver; He sets the dreams in our hearts; He directs our path to our dream. If we let Him.

Why use a private Counselor? Our Confidential Pastoral Counseling ministry can provide services that are beyond the scope of your pastor or that may not be available at your church.  Perhaps you desire to keep your issues safe from the eyes and ears of your fellow church members.  We encourage you to take advantage of your churches services.  But most church services and Sunday School programs cannot directly and specifically address your personal needs and issues.  We can, because our Counseling Ministry focuses on what is going on in "your life", not on the generalized needs of the world.  We help where your church has left off.  All you need to do is call us now at 478-719-3054 or email DrWayne@counselingthelordsway.com 

I don't have a church home right now.  Many Christians don't have a church home, are between churches, or don't have a pastor that they feel they can turn to when problems arise.  If you are not currently in a church or don't you have a pastor you can meet with, but you seek a Biblical solution to your frustrations, misery and stress, we can help.  We are waiting for your call.

"Pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart." 
  2 Timothy 2:22

My problem is not spiritual, can you handle it?  We deal with a large variety of individual and family problems many of which on the surface do not appear spiritual in nature, so it is very likely that we can help you.  We use a wide variety of techniques and methods to help people resolve their issues.  If we find that our help is not sufficient we have a variety of resources to which we can refer. That takes the burden of seeking help off of you.  Some of the reasons people seek counseling with us are listed below at Reasons for Counseling.

How do I know if I need Christian Counseling as opposed to some other kind of counseling? There are many reasons why people might seek Christian Pastoral counseling.  Christians who believe that the Word of God provides the answers to how we should live and the solutions to how God expected us to resolve our interactions with the world, often are happier with Christian counseling than with secular counseling.   The methods and solutions provided by secular counselors can often be in conflict with Christian beliefs and expectations.  If you choose secular counseling it might be best to explore how the counselor feels about your beliefs and their contribution to healing before you begin counseling.  We provide long and short term counseling for a large variety of problems and include prayer and scriptural reference as a basis for sound behavior change.  If you are not sure whether counseling is right for you, see Do I Need Christian Counseling?   If you want a better understanding of the difference between Christian or Pastoral Counseling and other types of counseling see Why Choose Pastoral Counseling? 

Are your beliefs compatible with mine? As an interdenominational, Christian, Bible-based Ministry we serve clients from many different denominations.  If you want to know if our beliefs are compatible with yours go to Our Beliefs.  Even if we may differ in some areas, please understand, we do not impose our beliefs or ideas on anyone else, and typically these differences do not affect the outcome of counseling.  They simply serve as the basis for our methodology and practice and we are happy to counsel with people who differ from us in their basic beliefs.

We provide Relationship and Professional Life Coaching, from a Christian point of view for those who wish to improve their relationships or strengthen their personal or professional lives (see Do I Need Life Coaching?).  Dr. Wayne is a Certified Professional Life Coach. 

Mediation services are provided to aid with finding a Christian settlement for of a large variety of problems or difficult situations requiring unique solutions or viewpoints (see Mediation).   Dr. Wayne is a Certified Christian Mediator for Individuals, for Families, for Churches and for Christian businesses.

 "Counseling The Lord's Way" is conveniently located in Warner Robins, GA on  Russell Parkway extension halfway between Lake Joy Road and Highway 41.  We also see counselees at our Hawkinsville location when appropriate


    "Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things.  The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things; and the God of peace shall be with you."  Phil. 4:8-9  
 

"We Counsel-God Heals"



Do I Need Christian Counseling?

    Our program at "Counseling The Lord's Way" is comprehensive.  If you, or you and your spouse are having problems coping with everyday life we may be able to help.  When there are problems coping with each other, coping with personal habits, coping with other family members or with the kids, coping with your job, your friends, or your personal beliefs or habits we can help you find biblically based answers and solutions.

We all have problems on occasion, but if the problem has been going on for a time, or if it is causing you anxiety, depression or feelings of a need to escape, then you would likely benefit from our help. 

Check out some of the reasons people seek us for counseling in the list below:

Reasons for Counseling: (this is a partial, non-exhaustive list)

Suffering from depression or mood swings.

Family problems which make day to day functioning difficult

Dealing with losses and grief, including losses by death, job loss, divorce, separations, etc.

Anxiety or panic disorders that limit your ability to function normally or affect you emotionally (i.e., recent or ongoing changes in behavior due to anxiety or panic)

Sexual/Sensual problems, sexual addiction, problems with pornography, or sexual acting out

Other addictive behaviors, including the need to do things repetitively when it interferes with your ability to live normally otherwise, including weight problems and food addictions

Pre-marital counseling, marital adjustment problems, abuse in the family

Communications problems, behavior disorders, situational adjustment problems (failure to adapt to recent changes in your life)

Burnout, job related problems, not feeling fulfilled in your job.  

Difficulty dealing with work or everyday situations.

Inability to control emotions or to interact appropriate with others in emotional situations

 

Do I need Life Coaching?

   Are you living your life to the fullest?  Are there things you would like to improve on or achieve that you just can't seem to make happen?

Life coaching involves helping people find ways to achieve the kind of life they have always wanted.  It can be as simple as changing lifestyle or as extensive as a complete character makeover. 

Life Coaching takes  many forms and depends on the needs and desires of the person seeking coaching.  Some areas in which coaching has been successful include Marriage and Relationship coaching, Personal growth coaching  ADD coaching, Health coaching, Financial coaching, Leadership and Organizational coaching,  Executive and Business coaching, Belief and Spiritual coaching, Performance and Success coaching, Communications coaching,  Parent and Step-Parent coaching, Mediation Coaching, Character Coaching. 

Although we coach women and couples, we specialize in coaching men who require special help with typical male passivity and life issues which keep them from being the best they can be as husband, father and leader in the home and the business world.


Some Reasons for seeking Coaching:

Do You desire to Move from mediocre to success?

Is Strengthening your strengths and minimize your weaknesses of interest?

Would you like to Find and/or develop the gifts God has given you and how to use them?

Do you need to Create a balance between home life and work life?

Can Strengthening your spiritual life and incorporating it in your work and home life benefit you?

Would you like to Learn to cope with inadequacies and make the most of them?

Increase your ability to communicate effectively with your spouse, business partners,  and /or corporate leaders and reap the benefits

Find a balance between healthy, low stress life and success in work can lengthen your life.

Build on your talents to maximize your employment desirability, for a better position or a new job.

Would Developing skills for interacting more effectively with friends and colleagues be useful?

Discover hidden talents and strengths and build on them

Discover joy and happiness in a stressful life style

Obtain skills for dealing with ADD or behavioral disordered kids

Sharpen skills that can improve  parent and step-parent coping

Get past the hang ups in work and family life

Overcome problems in blended families

Define goals and behaviors necessary to achieve them

Focus visions, goals and desires into actions for achievement

Get Aid in prioritizing, planning, clarifying and implementing actions


Free introductory coaching sessions are available upon request:

There is nothing to lose.  We'll provide you a free 30-50 minute coaching session so that you can evaluate in what area(s) you need coaching and whether or not you think you can benefit from our services.  Just call for an appointment and say "I'd like a free coaching opportunity".  You'll be glad you did. 

Getting an appointment

To schedule an appointment, just call our number below or email us.

No referral is needed. 

If there is no answer when you call, just leave a message for us and we will call you back as soon as we can.  We may be in session, out of the office, or on another phone call.   We want to help you, so be sure and leave that message so we can get back with you!


About this site

This is a growing, changing website.  It is likely to change daily so we invite you to return as often as you can. 

We will have articles and links that can be of help with many different kinds of problems.  We also plan to have the ability to exchange ideas and discuss problems on the website in the near future.

Our blog will be available on a regular basis so that you can keep up with not only what is changing about this ministry but also new developments in the field of counseling and treatment of various behavior problems.  You can ask your questions and offer your input.  So, watch for the changes...We'll post as many as we can in the NEWS section for you.

"We Counsel-God Heals"

Thank you for visiting our site. 

Please call us when you need us!

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