Areas of Expertise
Licensed Temperament Therapist
Individual & Group
Family & Youth
Pre-Marital & Marriage
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (Biblical Perspective)
Life Coaching & Mentorship
In life coaching I can use therapeutic and psychological tools to help:
• Change thinking
• Increase emotional wellbeing
• Change limited belief systems
• Reframe past experiences
• Set and achieve goals
• Make life changes
• Increase motivation
• Learn a new skill
• Change self-identity
My name is Evang. Ruby Harris. I am a professional, licensed Pastoral/Christian Counselor with training in individual, group, marriage, family& youth, grief, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. I am also a Licensed Temperament Therapist. I want to share some information about myself and what I do in counseling so you can make a fully informed decision about using my services.
First and foremost, I am a Christian counselor. As a Christian counselor I believe that hiding our beliefs and trying to do value-free counseling is both unwise and impossible to do so I want you to know what my important values and beliefs are. Like most counselors, I recognize that personal problems can come about because of physiology, social-environmental influences, and psychological pressures.
I also believe that many problems can be spiritual in nature, resulting from either not understanding biblical truth or from sinful behavior. I also believe that individuals are created in God’s image and can only feel complete and fulfilled through a relationship with God through His Son Jesus Christ. Thus, Christian counseling, as opposed to other kinds of counseling, is very concerned with the spiritual as well as the emotional and physical needs of clients. The main goal of Christian counseling, like the goal of Christian living, is to enable clients to move toward greater emotional and spiritual health by becoming more like Jesus Christ.
As a Christian counselor, I am not limited to psychological techniques or to my own human effort and wisdom. I believe that God is the real authority in counseling, and He gives us the resources to change. I believe that counseling without the JESUS FACTOR is about as effective as applying a band-aid over a bacteria-infested wound. I believe counseling should involve praying about the client’s difficulties and looking to the authority of the Bible for guidance. In this way, I seek to encourage clients to build a dependency on God.
The client can find forgiveness for the past, strength, and comfort for the present, and hope for the future by trusting the Lord to daily meet needs and heal emotional wounds. I try to reflect the character of Jesus Christ and to love my clients as He does. While I do not try to force my beliefs on my clients, I do urge them to develop a RELATIONSHIP with the only true Healer of body, soul, and spirit JESUS CHRIST.
Credentials, Education & Experience
Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor.
Certified & Licensed Temperament Therapist.
Board Certified Child & Adolescent Therapy
Certification in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Professional Life Coach Certification
Doctor of Ministry- Christian Counseling
Master of Ministry- Pastoral Leadership
Master of Business Administration-Organizational Development
Bachelor in Business Administration- Organizational Management
Experience & Affiliations
Over 20 years in Ministry
8 years Women & Youth Ministry
National Christian Counseling Association- Membership
15 years of College Admissions Consulting