DiscoverM Is for Mama PodcastEp. 33: Therapy and Jesus? (A Chat With Bible-Believing Licensed Counselor, Amy Waters)
Ep. 33: Therapy and Jesus? (A Chat With Bible-Believing Licensed Counselor, Amy Waters)

Ep. 33: Therapy and Jesus? (A Chat With Bible-Believing Licensed Counselor, Amy Waters)

Update: 2023-09-061
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In a therapy-centric culture, it can be hard to differentiate between biblical truth and secular psychology (some aspects of which are at complete odds with each other). Anytime I speak to the importance of addressing this phenomenon from a biblical perspective, I get one of two responses: 1. “Thank you for speaking up,” or 2. “Please don’t talk about this. You’ll keep people from getting the help they need.”


So, which is it? Is it possible to question the “everybody needs therapy” narrative and examine it in the light of Scripture without hindering those who really do need professional counseling?


To help answer that question, I invited my friend, Amy Waters, who is a Bible-Believing professional counselor and owner of her own wellness practice called Living Well, on the show to discuss things like the overuse of the Three Ts (therapy, triggers, and trauma), what it looks like to shine the light of Capital T Truth on them, and how we can discern if we need therapy or just need to find better community. 


I love her compassionate, measured, and, above all, biblical approach to this topic, and I think everyone who listens to this conversation will benefit greatly from the back-and-forth between two women who love the Lord first and really want to see women (and everyone else!) thrive in their God-given callings, however that can best be achieved in a biblical way. 


P.S. I mention in this episode that Hard Is Not the Same Thing as Bad comes out next week, BUT, that’s actually THIS week. It released yesterday, and is available just about everywhere books are sold!




Bible References:


Colossians 3:17


2 Peter 1:3


John 11:38-44


Proverbs 27:6 


James 3:16


Matthew 12:34


Isaiah 28:27-29


Proverbs 25:2


Deuteronomy 31:6


Hebrew 6:19


Matthew 24:13


Romans 5:4


1 Corinthians 3:19


Romans 12:15


Psalm 34:8


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Ep. 33: Therapy and Jesus? (A Chat With Bible-Believing Licensed Counselor, Amy Waters)

Ep. 33: Therapy and Jesus? (A Chat With Bible-Believing Licensed Counselor, Amy Waters)

Abbie Halberstadt