Matt Pavlik started New Reflections Counseling (NRC) in 2003. Through a time of prayer, he decided on the name, “New Reflections” Counseling because:
- God made us in His image, to reflect His image.
- God made us uniquely distinct from the rest of creation; we are intelligent and self-aware, capable of reflection and understanding.
NRC is dedicated to providing professional counseling based on a Christian worldview. We offer help using the truth found in the Bible. We are Christians who minister God’s truth and grace. Our goal is to help you encounter new perspectives (new ideas to reflect on) which results in seeing yourself the way God sees you (your new reflection). We are here to “Illuminate Your Path Forward” and “Bring Your Potential To Light.”
Matt utilizes a form of therapy he calls Christian-identity therapy (CIT). The goal of CIT is to bring your self-image into alignment with your God-given identity. Having your self-image out of sync with your true identity can produce a significant level of discomfort. Most people cope with this pain through distraction and numbing. But grieving and lamenting are healthier options because they communicate any emotional pain directly to God.
CIT is an insight-oriented therapy. It helps you build awareness of your identity so you can grow into who God made you to be. Your identity is who you are. Your self-image is who you think or feel you are. Your identity can’t change, while your self-image changes frequently. Life’s challenges (sin, loss, abuse, and neglect) and creation’s curse can seriously distort your self-image so that you can no longer comprehend who you are. The resulting confusion prevents God’s people from thriving.
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