Most counseling could be short-term. All counseling should be practical.
If you're facing a difficult season, you're not alone. There is help available through God and his people - and one of the forms that can take is counseling.
Far from the popular image of a person on a couch talking into the air, while a shrink strokes his or her chin, takes notes, and says "See you next week," biblical counseling can help bring real clarity and change to a tough situation.
These are some of the issues that Kim counsels people through:
Dealing with difficult or manipulative people
Dealing with suffering
Building resilience in life
Finding the best response to your life situation
Getting clarity and discernment on core issues
Work or ministry fatigue
Common types of counseling
These are some of the formats or types of counseling that Kim does:
Conflict and mediation
A personalized marriage retreat
Kim is comfortable counseling people of all spiritual backgrounds, including those with no particular faith affiliation.
Kim also offers "walk and talk" counseling. Any sessions can be conducted while walking one of several routes. Clients always make the call to walk or not, depending on the weather or their energy that day. Walking can be beneficial for a number of reasons and often makes a session more productive.
She also does phone counseling for people outside the Baltimore area or who are unable to come to her office easily.
Kim Sütter has 30 years of experience in the mental health field, is a licensed clinical professional counselor and a board-approved clinical supervisor for LGPCs. She has served as a crisis intervention counselor with police departments in several districts, assisting them with emergencies such as homicides, suicides, fatal accidents, family violence and mental illness. She has been on staff as a counselor with Faith Christian Fellowship since 2007.
Her counseling is biblical, practical, and draws heavily from her training with CCEF and Peacemakers Ministry. She is known for addressing the core of a problem, bringing clarity and discernment quickly. Kim has a passion to help others care for and navigate relationships with difficult people with wisdom and love.
Kim has spoken and taught at retreats, adult Sunday school classes, and workshops for businesses. She has counseled employees and managers on communication and conducted workplace conflict mediation.
She is known for her substance and humor, and for approaching difficult issues in a thoughtful and direct manner.