Horizon Hope Counseling, Inc. offers individual, family, and couples counseling at St. John's. Amy Morby, MSW, LCSW is available to help with any counseling services needed. If you, a family member or a friend are in need of counseling services, please call her at 618-578-1900 to set up an appointment.
We welcome your thoughts and questions, and we are excited about this shared ministry with St. John’s United Methodist Church. We look forward to working with you. For more information on Horizon Hope Counseling, visit http://www.horizonhope.org/.
Psychotherapy (or, as it is sometimes called, counseling or talk therapy) is a relationship process focused on helping a person seek relief from a painful situation such as death, divorce, relationship struggles, anxiety or depression. A counselor will work with individuals, couples, families or groups to help make a positive change in their lives.
Psychotherapy is both science and art. It is an opportunity for an individual, couple or family to talk about what is happening in the present. The therapist joins them in this process and facilitates new ways of understanding and relating with self, others and God. In talking together, we can learn new ways that, in turn, can lead us to deeper self-understanding and better relationships with others and the world around us. The focus of the change is on the healing or growth desired by those receiving the counseling. A goal is to help people to recognize and accept their own internal worth. This process enables people to express themselves in a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment. We value the connection of a counseling office and the ministry of the local church. Having a safe environment will allow the person to identify, sort out and clarify their "stories," and identify more helpful patterns of behavior or relationships.