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Alvin Hobgood, MA

Christian Counselor

Client Focus
  • Veterans

  • Mature Adults

  • Families

  • Couples

Issues
  • Addiction

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Grief

  • Loss

  • Family Conflict

  • Marriage Issues

  • Spiritual Concerns

  • Stress 

  • Veterans Issues

About Me

My approach to counseling or coaching is based upon the foundational premise that the counseling relationship is a partnership between the client(s), the counselor and the Holy Spirit.  Through a commitment to seeking the wisdom of God, clients and counselors are able to move toward true, lasting health and healing for clients who acknowledge and embrace these truths.

I began my Christian counseling ministry about thirty years ago, after completing an integrative counseling education through Georgia State University (Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Science in Community Counseling) and a graduate Christian Counseling degree from Richmont Graduate University.  An integrative approach to counseling incorporates both psychology and theology as tools to help move clients toward healthy living.

While I do believe that psychology and other mental health sciences can be useful tools if used correctly, I strongly believe that it is the revelation and transformation of God as revealed through His written Word and through His Son, Jesus Christ, that true, lasting freedom comes.  John 8:31-32 says, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”

Before my call to fulltime Christian counseling (1992) I was an engineer in the telecommunications industry for about twenty-five years and I served in the U.S. Army as a combat infantryman in Vietnam in 1968 and 1969.  The counseling “model” that I use has been built upon my personal relationship with God through His Son, Jesus Christ, through valuable life lessons He has taught me through my life experiences, and through the peace and joy that comes from living out the blessings of Almighty God.

Further, the “model” of counseling I encourage clients to use requires work on the part of both the counselor and the counselee(s).  I incorporate client education, homework, Scripture (the Holy Bible), prayer and other useful tools that are specific to the client’s needs.

The Bible is very clear in letting us know that we human beings were created to glorify God.  We glorify Him through a personal, intimate relationship with Him and through having godly relationships with others.  In many ways, counseling can help clients discover or re-discover their purpose in life and give them valuable tools in relating to others.  Through counseling, God has shown me that He can provide the direction we need to make the right course adjustments that lead to the Abundant Life in Jesus Christ.

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