Open-minded Christian Therapists
If you are reading this page, we understand you may be uncomfortable with Faith-Based counseling, or genuinely seeking it.
If you are nervous or uncomfortable about Inspire offering this service, we understand. Please know that Inspire was founded on the principle of love and respect. We do not “push” our personal beliefs on any client. We are proud to serve and respect clients of all faiths and beliefs.
If you are seeking a Christian Therapist or Christian Counseling, we are happy to offer this service to you. Christian Counseling is a way to seek support with the healing power of faith, wisdom and connection to God.
What is Christian Counseling? How is it different than traditional counseling?
Christian Counseling sessions are very similar to traditional sessions using clinical tools for things such as anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, relationship stress. However, there are additional resources of faith, scripture and God available to support growth and healing. These resources add wisdom, nurturing, deeper understanding and peace to traditional sessions.
Meet the Therapists offering Christian Counseling
Lauren is a life-long Christian. Her faith and involvement in the Church are a core value in her life. She loves to serve by leading Women’s Retreats, Women’s Council Meetings, Youth Groups, and supporting leaders within the Church.
Lauren knows the healing power of prayer, faith, and connection to God. She attended private Christian schools K-8. During her foundational years, she learning how to use the Bible for healing, wisdom and life-lessons. In her adult life, Lauren attends church weekly, participates in Bible studies and is now taking a leadership role within her Women’s Council and Women’s Guild.
Cyndi Benner, MA, LPC
Cyndi helps women heal from difficult feelings, life transitions, parenting struggles, relationship challenges and troublesome experiences. Often when tragic events or disappointments happen, it can challenge our faith and relationship with God.
Cyndi combines her “trauma certified” experience with her faith and spiritual journey to help women safely explore and heal. She has a gentle voice and demeanor that make women feel comfortable to process and experience relief and joy again. Cyndi is passionate about empowering women to live their best life.
Becky Freeman-Murray, MA LCPC
Becky combines 25+ years of clinical counseling experience with a lifetime of personal faith. Becky has seen the redemptive power of God and faith in difficult times.
She is proud to help her clients challenge rigid beliefs, grow in their understanding of God and courageously live by faith.
From her own marriage and motherhood (of now adult children), she understands many of life’s challenges, which makes her approach to faith and counseling very “real” and “down to earth.”
Becky believes that facing our struggles is the key to learning and living an excellent life.
Katelyn Easter, MS, MFT
Katelyn is a Sunday School teacher at her home church. She loves helping kids live their best lives–including growing their faith.
In addition to counseling, Katelyn has a heart for teaching. She has been a dance instructor, choreographer and a Teaching Assistant at Northwestern University. She adds value, light and love wherever she goes. She truly lives with Christ-like qualities and is a kindhearted, sweetheart.
Nikkie has a huge heart for God. She led a small-group of girls for 7 years at Willow Creek North Shore, shepherding them from Junior High all the way through High School.
Nikkie knows the value of faith — and has a fun, real, down-to-earth approach, especially for adolescents and young adults. She also has volunteered her time and talent as one of the worship lead singers at Willow Creek North Shore. She and her husband are now exploring a new chapter as they have moved further north and are preparing to welcome their first baby boy to the world!
**Please Note: Not all therapists at Inspire Counseling Center offer Christian Counseling. Every therapist at Inspire respects ALL religions and beliefs. Unless requested by the client, therapists will conduct traditional, clinical counseling and will not share their personal beliefs in the counseling process.