Are you a Christian counselor wanting to understand your clients better? How can you successfully support a client who is struggling with their faith? What can you do to make the process easier and more compassionate?
In this podcast episode, Whitney Owens speaks about what clients need and don’t need from a Christian counselor with Billy and Brandy Eldridge.
Meet Billy Eldridge
Meet Billy, the resident beta male. For Billy, this is a place to hang out with other beta males and the people who love them. We’re redefining what beta males look like in the world. He has learned to embrace his best beta self, and he can help you to do the same. As a therapist, he understands the need to belong.
Meet Brandy Eldridge
Brandy is an alpha personality who is embracing the beta way of life. She feels alive when connected with people, whether that is listening to their stories or learning about their passions. Forget small talk, let’s go deep together. Come to the table and let’s have some life-changing conversations.
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In This Podcast
- Clients need a space to feel they are truly being listened to
- Not telling, giving instead
- Beta Male Revolution
Clients need a space to feel they are truly being listened to
Billy discusses how he restructured his relationship with God in rehab because it was a place of total acceptance of where he was, without criticizing or telling him what he did wrong.
The mask comes off there [in rehab] because you show up at the 12-step meeting, nobody gets their own winning streak, So to come in there and pretend is really fruitless, so you’re done with your bullshit story about all the excuses and you don’t have to go in there and posture. – Billy Eldridge
For counselors to give their clients that space to fully express themselves and be heard is vital. They do not need to be told to just sit and pray more or expect the change to happen on its own, because faith is an action and by placing one foot in front of the other, you can move along your way towards it and meet God there.
Not telling, giving instead
I was sitting in class and this one student said ‘Jesus did not force people to follow him, he invited people to follow him.’ – Billy Eldridge
This idea follows through in Christian counseling because counselors can do the same by not telling or forcing clients on a specific path. It is instead about being loving and welcoming and allowing them, in that safe space, to make their own decision.
Whitney talks about how would Jesus work with people in their pain, and He would be there with them. Billy mentions how important it is as clients to hear love, acceptance, and compassion from their counselors, not a list of what they need to do.
Beta Male Revolution
I find my place in the world and it’s based on a little bit more of my personality – I’m a softer, gentler type person and that is my strength, and for so long I thought that was a weakness – Billy Eldridge
Beta Male Revolution is pushing back against stereotypes and assumptions about male and female roles in a family and relationship. It helps you understand the beta and alpha females and males in your life and that by encouraging their strengths, they are no less powerful than an alpha.
Books mentioned in this episode
- John Clarke on The Basics of Digital Marketing | FP 50
- Beta Male Revolution Course
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Meet Whitney Owens
Whitney is a licensed professional counselor and owns a growing group practice in Savannah, Georgia. Along with a wealth of experience managing a practice, she also has an extensive history working in a variety of clinical and religious settings, allowing her to specialize in consulting for faith-based practices and those wanting to connect with religious organizations.
Knowing the pains and difficulties surrounding building a private practice, she started this podcast to help clinicians start, grow, and scale a faith-based practice. She has learned how to start and grow a successful practice that adheres to her own faith and values. And as a private practice consultant, she has helped many clinicians do the same.
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