There are many choices available as you consider counseling. At Refuge Christian Counseling, we combine both psychology and a biblical world and life view to bring a well-rounded, spiritual, and clinical approach to therapy.
There is hope, understanding, healing and freedom available through our God, who is our refuge and strength.
At Refuge, we acknowledge God as Father, Jesus as Savior, and the Holy Spirit as Divine Counselor. We recognize the Holy Scriptures to be the infallible Word of God and actively apply biblical principles and prayer in our counseling.
Refuge Christian Counseling exists to honor God and serve all people who seek counsel with biblically-based, professional, and confidential services.
Refuge Christian Counseling began in 1995. The vision of providing godly professional Christian counseling characterized by trust and safety was inspired by Psalm 46:1, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble.” Refuge is a place for healing, growth, and true freedom. Christian counseling is our passion and we consider it a privilege to serve you and God in this way.
Steve received a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Governors State University and a B.A. in Education from Trinity Christian College. He is experienced in numerous areas of training, has extensive counseling competence, and is the founder and clinical director of Refuge. Steve sees clients at the South Holland office.
Steve Hoekstra talks with Pastor Greg Lee about dealing with anxiety during the COVID19 crisis.
Joy received an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a B.A. in Psychology from Millikin University. She has considerable counseling experience with a primary focus in grief, loss, and life adjustments. She is certified in CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) interventions and assists in crisis cases in a variety of settings. Joy works with individuals and families at the South Holland and Chicago offices.
Michele Aikens is the Administrator for Refuge Christian Counseling. She has extensive experience in public relations, publishing and administration. She holds a Bachelors degree in Biblical Studies and Christian Education from Regency College and a Masters in Organizational Leadership from Living Word College & School of Ministry.
The caring professionals at Refuge Christian Counseling are here to help. It’s our goal at Refuge Christian Counseling for your experience to be seamless from start to finish. If you have any questions, please contact us and we’ll be glad to assist you.
We are an In-Network Provider of Blue Cross PPO of Illinois, and accept most other insurance plans. For insurance questions or to get started, please contact our administrator, Michele Aikens
If you are in crisis or experiencing a mental health-related emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
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