"AND DO NOT BE CONFORMED TO THIS WORLD, BUT BE TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND, SO THAT YOU MAY PROVE WHAT THE WILL OF GOD IS, THAT WHICH IS GOOD AND ACCEPTABLE AND PERFECT."
We all have something in our lives we wish was different but which we feel powerless to change. Maybe it's a situation, a relationship, or a besetting behavior or sin that we just can't seem to overcome no matter what we do. We're left frustrated, defeated and maybe even bitter and hopeless about our inability to change and it causes great pain that affects every area of our lives.
But in Romans 12:2 God has given us the secret to real, lasting tranformation: We have to change our minds.
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things have passed away; behold, the new things have come." 2 Corinthians 5:17
Scripture is clear that when you placed your faith in Christ something happened: something old died and something new came to life.
Pastoral counseling is spiritual formation and discipleship. It is the process where we explore that exchange of your old life for the new life you now live in Christ and what that exchange means for the quality of your life right here, right now.
Pastoral counseling helps you understand and renew your mind around the richness of your new identity, new inheritance and new destiny as God's beloved child.
We explore subjects in God's Word, such as:
Human Composition & Needs False Beliefs vs Truth Emotions Exchanged Life Sanctification Flesh vs Spirit Concepts of God Law vs Grace Suffering & Brokenness Forgiveness Abiding
If abundant life is a gift from God then abundant living is a mind and skillset you must learn and practice in order to experience that abundant life. Pastoral counseling teaches you the God-focused mindset and skills of living abundantly so you can experience the abundant life that is yours in Christ.
A PASSION FOR HER SISTERS IN CHRIST
Leslie Strovas, DNM(c), FN, PC
About two weeks into root-cause medicine practice back in 2011, upon hearing a tragic story involving murder, grief, loss, transiency and abuse from a very young age, Leslie recognized that this dear patient's life experiences were manifesting in very clear destructive ways in her body. She realized that there was much, much more to health than just a correctly functioning body. She could balance hormones, fix cells, douse inflammation, detox and change lifestyle habits for her patients, but until she addressed the soulical (mind, emotions, behaviors) and spiritual aspects of disease, her patients would not fully heal and get their health back.
Today she practices holistic medicine that addresses the physical, soulical and spiritual root causes of disease. Her method brings healing to the whole person through Christian spiritual formation and discipleship, Christ-centered pastoral counseling and renewing of the mind, and root-cause medicine.
All Things New Health & Wellness is the call of God upon her life and she can't imagine any greater honor or joy than serving her sisters in Christ in this healing, life-giving ministry.
She is also wife to Joseph, mom to three amazing grown and flown kids, and "mémé" to five beloved and cossetted grandkids. She loves being outside in nature, travel, ballet, singing, gardening, cooking and knitting.
"The time I spent with Leslie was revolutionary and I emerged from our time together as a new creation."