Christ United Methodist Church
Christ United Methodist Church



Why counseling?

Professional counselors are different than trained ministers. CUMC clergy and program staff have expertise in theology, relational ministry, and church programming. Our counselors are licensed professionals who have received the proper education and training to serve others through listening, support, and guidance.


When might counseling be a good idea?

Counseling can help people who are…

  • having difficulty with separation or divorce
  • feeling a loss of meaning in life
  • suffering physical, sexual, verbal or emotional abuse
  • experiencing loss or grief
  • suffering addictions or compulsions
  • challenged by life transitions

Counseling can help people who feel…

  • depressed or anxious
  • lonely or isolated
  • fear, anger or helplessness
  • confusion or a sense of low self-esteem

Counseling can help people having difficulty…

  • establishing and maintaining healthy relationships
  • making good life choices
  • providing appropriate parenting
  • being satisfied and productive at work or school
  • coping with life’s stresses

Who is the CUMC counselor?

  • Laurie Kendig, LMSW, is a Licensed Master in Social Work and staff member at CUMC.  She offers counseling to children, adolescents, teens and their families under the supervision of an LCSW.  Laurie has experience in working with children and adults coping with depression and anxiety disorders. In addition, she has assisted students struggling with behavior and emotional issues as well as social skills. Please contact Laurie at 972-596-4303, ext. 224 or for more information or to schedule an appointment.