Welcome! My name is Cheryl Y. Howard and I am a pastoral counselor, mental health professional and minister. I am passionate about helping others to heal, grow spiritually and well as psychologically and mentally. As a believer, I also know that God wants us to be healthy holistically and it is important that the church promotes this truth as well. The word teaches us about taking care of our bodies, casting our cares upon the Lord and caring for each other.
As a minister, pastoral counselor, mental health coach and Christian life coach, I have the privilege and humble opportunity to not only minister to others, but also provide counseling integrated with spiritual disciplines of my Christian faith within the body of Christ. What I have done was, compile panel discussions, podcast interviews and conferences focused healing, repairing and/or strengthening family, marriage and friend relationships, mental health and therapy. Some of the panel speakers and experts are church leaders who are equipped to serve the community through counseling, life coaching and pastoral counseling.
Members of the church/ministry should feel safe about sharing some of their issues, burdens, problems and disorders with caring leaders, co-members and mental health professionals planted in their church without condemnation.
I truly believe Christian leaders should utilize believers who are trained and anointed in the area of counseling to address emotional hurt, behavioral challenges and pain points as well as spiritual issues.
You will get to see and hear Psychotherapist Kellee-Simone and I discuss balancing Between Spiritual, Natural and Psychological Approaches to Mental Health and Therapy within the Church with my special guest Psychotherapist Kellee-Simone.
You can find Kellee on Instagram: Handle: @kbslighthouse
Cheryl Y. Howard on Instagram: Handle: @cheryl.getyourlifeback
We discuss the benefits of counseling and how it supports members of the church. My guest Apostle Dr. D.L. Wilson, is Pastor of Kingdom Harvest International Ministries - Norfolk, VA along with his wife Co-Pastor/Prophet Cynthia Wilson.
We discuss the importance of receiving counseling and leaders who are trained to provide some form of counseling. Members of the church/ministry can feel safe about sharing some of their issues/burdens/problems with caring leaders and even medical/mental health/counseling professionals planted within the church. We should utilize these trained individuals to address the many facets/aspects of people.
CONNECT WITH Apostle Dr. DL Wilson of Kingdom Harvest International Ministries: Website: https://kingdomharvestintl.org/
Tune into this insightful panel discussion about mental health and the Christian community hosted by Lakisha Mosely and co-hosted by Claudia Cramer. The speakers are Christians who recognize the necessity of taking care of our overall wellness with the holistic approach consisting of MIND, SPIRIT, BODY, SOUL.
I was a guest panel speaker as well for the MY MIND IS MY BUSINESS WELLNESS SUMMIT.
Bonus Resources: Included are books on Self-care, Avoiding Burnout and Self-love