People seek individual counseling for a wide variety of reasons: to overcome results of past or present physical, emotional, mental, sexual, spiritual or verbal abuse; to work through problems; to explore how their beliefs, thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and choices affect their actions; to find a way out of anger, anxiety, or depression. Anything that interferes with a fulfilling life can be addressed during individual counseling sessions.
Before couples are married, they benefit from looking at some of the predictable issues that arise in marriage: compatibility, differences in personalities, financial perspectives, spiritual beliefs, communication, and conflict resolution. A professional counselor can help them identify their individual strengths and areas that need work. They leave equipped with knowledge, strategies and skill-sets that will add stability to their marriage.
Some married couples come to counseling when they feel diminished happiness as a couple. Early intervention can ease the healing process. Others seek professional help when the marriage is on the brink of failure. Professional pastoral counseling can help stabilize couples, provide strategies and skill-sets to help them cope with the issues that endanger marriage, AND gain a fresh hope and vision for an enriching, fulfilling marriage relationship together.
Family and Blended Family Counseling
Family members who have concerns that threaten their closeness can benefit from pastoral counseling. Whether problems result from blended families, substance abuse, illness, or other issues, sessions involving any or all family members can be helpful.
People seek life coaching to develop skills that will lead to greater success or new horizons. Coaching will take you where you are and help you create goals that can lead to your objectives. Consider life coaching if you are functioning well, and want to implement strategies and action plans to overcome obstacles that interfere with your achievements.
Dr. McLeod is available to speak to or consult with churches, community groups, and service organizations on a variety of topics, including personal development, mental health, emotional wholeness, father wound, recovery, and spiritual life:
- As an experienced facilitator and trainer of facilitators in emotional and spiritual healing through Making Peace With Your Past and Moving Beyond Your Past support groups
- Equipping of pastors and laity to implement support groups that pertain to the needs of their congregations
- Teachings or talks on emotional and spiritual issues that hinder people from living abundant lives
- Pastoral supply when the minister is away
- Interim pastor services to help congregations make a healthy transition between pastors
- Interpersonal relationships/team building in the church staff or business environment
Call for a list of speaking topics, or to discuss your specific need. Contact Dr. Jimmy McLeod 817.966.1446
Certified Career Direct Consulting
(High School Students/Career Changers/Mid-Career)
The Career Direct® Guidance System was developed out of a need for a comprehensive, biblically-based assessment that would help people better understand their unique gifts and find the career or educational path that best matches their God-given strengths and abilities.
Career Direct is one of the few assessment tools to approach career guidance from a biblical perspective. It is the one best assessment because it covers four key areas - Skills, Personality, Interests, and Values - and then connects specific Interests with matching Occupations in one click.
These provide for a solid foundation for career planning Career Direct enables me to bring breakthrough, direction and hope to teens, college students, adults, and mid-career correction.