Faith-Based Online Therapy

Your teen was
created for THRIVING!

Christian Family Counseling

Looking beyond yourself and possibly your marriage you take a look at the family unit. We want your whole family to experience the full effect of Thriving as a healthy household. Receive Christian family counseling from top rated family therapists. We can help your family manage conflict, develop parent-child relationships, establish trust, and navigate parenting challenges.

Strengthen Relationships

Are there issues hurting the parent-child relationship in your family? Get the care and resources you need to address them.

Manage Conflict

What disagreements are fueling problems in your family? We’ll provide constructive, loving ways to resolve parenting conflicts.

Improve Communication

When you say one thing, do your kids hear something completely different? Learn to establish mutual understanding with your children.

Strengthen Emotional Support

Are your kids hesitant to come to you with problems or questions? We’ll help you establish an atmosphere of trust.

Common Family Struggles

All minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian during the intake call. Parents/guardians are not required to be present in the counseling sessions.

Divorce Counseling

Divorce is hardest on the kids. It’s not their fault, they didn’t make this happen, but it affects them profoundly and there is nothing they can do about it.

Sometimes divorce is preventable, sometimes it’s not. Either way the kids need help getting through it. They need a safe place to be able to talk about what they are feeling without fear of hurting either parent’s feelings or choosing sides.

We’ll be there for your kids.

Blended Families

Life is messy sometimes. At least half the families in America have kids living in homes where one or both parents are not their biological parent. Divorce, death, and adoption are just a few of the ways that stepfamilies are created. Parenting is especially challenging when you are parenting children that are not biologically yours.

We start by listening. We want to get to know your family and the challenges you face. From there we’ll work with you to break down the complex problems into understandable dynamics. Then we’ll help you formulate a strategy for overcoming the challenges – so everyone can get along.

Young Children

MCO provides individual counseling for clients ages 12 and up. We do not provide individual therapy to children under the age of 12. Individual talk therapy is not particularly effective for individuals under this age. Talk therapy requires a level of emotional and mental maturity that is usually not present for younger children.

While each child is different, some children under 12 would benefit from talk therapy while others would struggle, as a general rule we have found the most effective intervention is counseling with the parents. Counseling parents of younger children can improve managing conflict and parent-child relationships, help to navigate parenting challenges, and improve parents’ working together.


The teen years are tough – for everyone. No one loves your teen more than you do, but sometimes they need a voice other than their parents to help them sort through their issues.

Depression, anxiety, sexual identity questions, grief, self-harm, eating disorders, body image struggles, and thoughts about suicide are just a few of the common areas of struggle we help teens with.

When your child is struggling, it’s terrifying. You feel so helpless and like a failure. All you want to do is fix it, so they can be happy. Let us help you and your teen know how to get through this successfully.

The Teenage Years are Tough, for Kids & Their Parents

We know you are the kind of parent who wants their teen to experience their full potential in life. To have that life they need to be Thriving, not just surviving. The problem is they're blind spots. They aren’t sure exactly what is holding them back or what to do about it, and as a parent, not knowing how to help your teen makes you feel like a failure. We believe everyone was created to Thrive. We understand how scary it is when your child is not living their created potential. We all want our kids to be brave, smart, humble, solid in their faith, and confident in their identity. We want them to grow into good friends, spouses, and parents. We want them to have a life full of joy and purpose, living their created potential.

  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Bullying
  • Sexual Risk Taking
  • Drug & Alcohol Experimentation
  • Navigating blended family dynamics
  • Self-Harm
  • Eating Disorders
  • Dating & Boundaries
  • Identity & Faith
  • Transitioning to College

Don’t let this brief and critical season slip by.

Societal Pressures:

The pressure to excel in multiple roles, like being the perfect employee, spouse, parent, or friend, can lead to persistent worry and fear, particularly in women.

Eating Disorders:

Anxiety stemming from concerns about body image, food, and various aspects outside of one's control can contribute to anxiety disorders.

Panic Attacks:

Frequent panic attacks or the fear of having them can lead to heightened anxiety levels, affecting daily life.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD):

Perfectionism, the need for control, and intrusive thoughts associated with OCD can exacerbate anxiety symptoms and disrupt interpersonal relationships.

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Psychological Factors:

Such as feelings of hopelessness, guilt, and self-blame, which contribute to a negative self-image and thoughts of self-harm.

Biological Factors:

Including changes in appetite, weight, and sex drive, often reflecting chemical imbalances and hormonal shifts in the brain.

Grief and Loss:

Significant life changes, such as the loss of a loved one or major transitions, trigger grief, which can evolve into depression.

Maladaptive Coping Mechanisms:

Emotional eating, binging, or disordered eating behaviors like bulimia can be unhealthy ways of coping with underlying depression, reinforcing its onset and persistence.

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Substance Abuse Addiction:

This includes addiction to substances like drugs (e.g., opioids, cocaine, or prescription medications) and alcohol. It often stems from the physical and psychological dependence these substances create.

Behavioral Addiction:

Behavioral addictions can encompass various activities, such as gambling, internet and gaming, and shopping. These addictions arise from the pleasurable effects of these behaviors and the compulsive need to repeat them.

Nicotine Addiction:

Nicotine addiction is a specific type of substance addiction, primarily linked to the use of tobacco products like cigarettes and e-cigarettes. It is characterized by the addictive properties of nicotine.

Food Addiction:

Food addiction involves the compulsive consumption of certain foods, typically high in sugar, fat, or salt. This addiction is driven by the pleasurable sensations and emotional comfort these foods provide, which can lead to overeating and unhealthy eating habits.

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Physical Trauma:

Physical trauma results from bodily harm or injury, often due to accidents, falls, violence, or medical procedures. It can lead to physical and emotional distress.

Psychological Trauma:

Psychological trauma is caused by distressing events that overwhelm an individual's ability to cope. This can include experiences like abuse, natural disasters, or witnessing violence.

Emotional Trauma:

Emotional trauma is associated with events or situations that deeply affect an individual's emotional well-being, leading to long-lasting emotional distress. Examples include the loss of a loved one or severe relationship problems.

Developmental Trauma:

Developmental trauma stems from adverse experiences during childhood that can disrupt healthy emotional and psychological development. Neglect, abuse, or growing up in unstable environments can lead to developmental trauma.

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Physical Self-Care:

Physical self-care focuses on maintaining and improving physical health, including activities like exercise, proper nutrition, rest, and regular medical check-ups.

Emotional Self-Care:

Emotional self-care involves managing and nurturing one's emotional well-being through activities such as therapy, mindfulness, journaling, and setting healthy boundaries in relationships.

Mental Self-Care:

Mental self-care includes practices to support cognitive health, such as learning, problem-solving, and stress management techniques like meditation, relaxation, and seeking mental health support when needed.

Social Self-Care:

Social self-care emphasizes the importance of maintaining healthy relationships and connections with others, setting aside time for social activities, and seeking support and companionship when facing challenges.

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Psychological Stress:

Psychological stress arises from emotional and mental factors, such as work pressures, financial worries, relationship problems, and life changes. It often results from perceived or actual threats to one's well-being or goals.

Physical Stress:

Physical stress can be due to acute or chronic physical challenges, including illness, injury, lack of sleep, or overexertion. Physical stressors tax the body and can contribute to stress-related health issues.

Environmental Stress:

Environmental stressors are external factors like noise, pollution, or a disruptive living or work environment that can trigger stress reactions.

Social Stress:

Social stress arises from interpersonal relationships, including conflicts with friends, family, or colleagues, as well as the demands of social obligations and responsibilities. Social stress can lead to feelings of pressure and tension.

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Mental Health Issues:

Many suicides are linked to mental health conditions, such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or substance abuse disorders. These conditions can lead to overwhelming feelings of hopelessness and despair.

Situational Crisis:

Physical stress can be due to acute or chronic physical challenges, including illness, injury, lack of sleep, or overexertion. Physical stressors tax the body and can contribute to stress-related health issues.

Chronic Suicidality:

Chronic suicidality refers to individuals who experience persistent suicidal thoughts or engage in self-harming behaviors over time. This may be linked to complex mental health issues or long-term stressors.

Impulsive Suicides:

Impulsive suicides occur when individuals make a spontaneous decision to end their lives without a longstanding history of suicidal thoughts or intentions. These impulsive actions can be triggered by sudden and overwhelming emotional distress.

We Can Help... for emergencies call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Defining Experiences:

This is the process of recognizing the distinction among experiences of attraction, a homosexual orientation, and a gay identity, so that you are able to use more descriptive language if you wish

Identifying Influences:

Increase your knowledge of the possible influences on your current experiences of attraction and behavior.

Creating Boundaries:

This is the processes of making choices about attraction and behavior in keeping with your beliefs and values.

Prioritizing Issues:

We want to help you recognize and give weight to the different aspect of your sexual identity in a manner that facilitates congruence.

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Recent Testimonial’s

My daughters counselor is kind and patient. She is helping my teenage daughter navigate the overwhelming feelings that come with growing up and we are very thankful for her!

-Jessica F.

My family of 5 have truly loved the experience of working with the counselor we were matched with. Her compassion shines through at every appointment. It’s very obvious that God has ordained her work and she is a willing vessel to do his work. We feel blessed to have found her.

-Misty Pettit