Caring for others through the comfort we receive…
THE GOD OF COMFORT
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort. He comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any kind of affliction, through the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ overflow to us, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation. If we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings that we suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know that as you share in the sufferings, so you will also share in the comfort. – 2 Corinthians 1:3-7 (CSB)
Bridgehaven is a para-church counseling practice started, in 2012, for the purpose of providing gospel-centered, clinically-informed, biblical counseling to individuals, couples, and families. While Bridgehaven was started by The Summit Church, it operates as a separate 501(c)(3) organization. Bridgehaven is currently located near the Brier Creek area of RDU, and offers both in-office and virtual counseling services, both locally and globally.
Bridgehaven counselors have both a strong theological foundation and the ability to apply evidenced-based best-practices to complex situations. Even more so, we are counselors who have a love for Jesus, a love for people, and a personal calling to serve as a part of a donation-based counseling practice. For us, Bridgehaven is a ministry. Here, we have the privilege to share the hope of the Gospel through the clinically-informed biblical care we provide.
Both licensed and non-licensed counselors currently serve through Bridgehaven. We are looking to hire 1-2 counselors who have the ability to primarily see pre-marital and married couples, but who can also see individuals as a secondary part of their caseload. We are also looking to hire 1-2 counselors who will see mainly individual female and/or male clients dealing with a range of presenting concerns, such as: complex-trauma; problematic emotions; addictive and/or disordered behaviors and/or coping; abuse; etc. Each counselor will start part-time, with the opportunity to increase to a full-time caseload (25 sessions/week), depending on their skill and experience. Candidates who represent minority populations and/or who speak a secondary language other than English are strongly encouraged to apply.
If you would like to be considered for and possibly chat about a counseling position at Bridgehaven, we would welcome receiving your application by clicking “Apply Now” below. To help you prepare in advance of submitting your application, on the application you will be asked to provide the following:
- Your current CV or resume (you will be asked to upload a pdf attachment);
- The name of your church and pastor;
- Three references (other than your pastor): 2 professional/academic reference, and 1 personal reference;
- Your testimony of faith (2-3 paragraphs)
Big Picture Questions
You will also be asked to provide short responses (1-3 paragraphs) about the following:
- What is your view of Scripture, particularly related to its place in counseling?
- What is your view of the use of clinical skills and techniques related to counseling?
- How would you describe your philosophy and approach to counseling?
- How would you define “the gospel” and what is the role of the gospel in counseling?
- How would you describe your calling to serve as a counselor as a vocation, generally speaking?
- Why are you considering counseling with and through Bridgehaven, specifically?
- What types of clients do you currently have the ability to see (ages; genders; issues)?
- What types of clients would you eventually like to specialize in seeing, and what training will you need to begin seeing those clients?
Specific Presenting Concerns
Finally, you will be asked to provide short response (1-3 paragraphs) about the following topics and presenting concerns and typically how you would discuss them in the context of counseling:
- The use of prescription medications;
- Drug, alcohol, sexual, or any other “addictive” behaviors;
- Marriage, separation, divorce, and remarriage;
- Abuse (various types; concerning both victims and perpetrators);
- Problematic emotions (i.e., Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Grief);
- Sexual relations outside the bounds of marriage;
- LBGTQ+ lifestyle and relationship;
- Human identity, worth, and value