Every person has a world-view derived from his or her learning, upbringing, culture, experiences and a summation of his or her overarching beliefs. Some of the counselors at Forte offer counseling from a Biblical perspective and have Biblically-informed training. Please ask your counselor if you are interested in these services. Our counselors may vary in their own worldviews and spiritual perspectives from more conservative beliefs to more progressive beliefs.
Our goal is not to try to pursuade people to our perspective regarding beliefs, religion, or spirituality, but rather to help people explore their own values, beliefs, and needs in a safe environment that can incorporate a spiritual perspective and allows an informed discussion around spiritual matters. We recognize that not everyone shares the Christian faith and we want to welcome anyone from any background, differing viewpoints/faiths, or orientation. We value and care about all people and will strive to make every effort to “speak the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15) and walk alongside you in your journey. Additionally, we do use an integrated approach to counseling recognizing that “All truth is God’s truth” which is why we do utilize and respect useful tools and ideas from science, philosophy, culture, art, literature, music, medicine, etc. We use the lens of Scripture to help guide us as we are all constantly learning and growing in life. It is our aim to demonstrate care for all people and welcome ALL. We also recognize that many people have been hurt by churches and religious institutions and we want to offer a safe place for honest discussion and expression where people can heal from the past abuses and wounds.