Karen Brown is a licensed psychiatrist offering an integrated approach to bridge the gap between psychiatry and Christianity. Brown offers remote-only services.
Brown has been practicing for over 18 years and has a wealth of experience when it comes to mental well-being. Her focus is to heal the individual and to facilitate and clarify an intimate relationship with god.
A session will cost between $150 and $300.
Phone number: (858) 609-8072
1. Is there such a thing as Christain psychiatry?
Yes. Many licensed psychiatrists uphold strong Christian beliefs and incorporate these into their sessions. However, many Christian counseling services do not utilize psychiatrists and instead use therapists.
To clarify, a therapist is a licensed counselor or psychologist who you can use to help treat the symptoms of mental health issues to improve your quality of life.
Whereas a psychiatrist is a mental doctor who can diagnose mental disorders and prescribe medication that is necessary to treat conditions.
Both therapists and psychiatrists both focus on treating mental health disorders and can help individuals improve their quality of life.
It is a personal preference whether you choose to see a therapist or psychiatrist.
2. Is it OK for Christians to see a therapist?
Yes. Faith and therapy are not mutually exclusive, and millions of people worldwide who hold religious beliefs see a therapist. You do not need to compromise your beliefs to receive mental health care.
Taking care of your mental well-being is crucial and is valued in Christianity. There is nothing wrong with going to see a therapist.
However, to ensure you feel comfortable with your therapist, you can book in with a faith-based therapist. This will ensure you connect with your counselor and have similar values. This is not essential, but it may help you feel more comfortable with your therapist.
3. Does the Bible support therapy?
There is no scripture that goes against going to therapy. And it is generally found that going to counseling is biblically OK.