Lexington Christian Counseling - Ministry With Compassion and Empathy
Lexington Christian Counseling has been serving the Lexington community for more than 17 years, facilitating healing, growth and restoration by offering Christ-centered licensed counseling services, education and support.
“We meet people where they are and show compassion and empathy in a non-judgmental way,” said Administrative Director Robin Temples.
Lexington Christian Counseling, located at 224 East Main Street in Lexington, employs nine people and became a separate nonprofit entity on January 1, 2015.
“By becoming a separate nonprofit entity, we hope to go beyond the stereotype of counselors by exploring new approaches to counseling including pet therapy. We are an active part of the Lexington Community,” Temples said. “LCC is currently serving many people in Lexington and throughout the state of SC. We are averaging over 2500 session hours yearly. Ministering to hurting and growing believers and nonbelievers has been our purpose, which has been carried out with the highest level of Christian concern and clinical practice.”
According to Temples, the most gratifying aspect of the job is “seeing lives, marriages, relationships change.”
Lexington Christian Counseling offers counselors with varying backgrounds and specialties. This allows the counselors to integrate these special talents into the counseling needs of their clients. Some examples include children’s needs, women’s issues, divorce, depression and anxiety, men’s concerns, stepfamilies, marital therapy, and family work. They are also training oriented for future counselors.
The business does accept insurance and has limited supplemental funds to help those in financial need that do not have insurance.
Plans for the future are to continue serving the community and expand what can be offered.
“Not only is it our desire to broaden our outreach abilities, we plan to hold community workshops on a variety of topics,” Temples said. “We also partner with local churches to provide support for their staff and congregations and businesses to provide support for their employees. We are looking to add related services, such as a dietician.”