Our Mission Statement


Post Graduate Association Member

Counseling Treatment Team

 


Aaron A. Hoffman, M.A., L.M.H.C., and Dr. Timothy C. Hoffman, Director
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Diplomat American Psychotherapy Association
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Professional Clinical Member
Holistic Health Approach
 
In conjunction with great respect for the spiritual life of each client, the counseling provided by the Associate is well grounded in educational and spiritual traditions of proven value in the science and arts of Medicine and Human Development. Along with the principles employed in standard treatment, we use additional features designed to help one understand and develop an interior life that will be supportive in all of a person's psychological and spiritual endeavors. Such things as the reading of spiritual classics, simple meditative prayer, and, in selected cases, the incorporation of Massage Therapy and Body Work by Jill C. Hoffman, L.M.T. are some of the ways in which we assist the treatment process.

Because he has personally participated in his own ongoing process of human growth under the spiritual direction of a specially qualified Cistercian priest, monk, physician, and mentor Dom Mark Delery, O.C.S.O., M.D., F.A.C.P., Dr. Hoffman is able to apply the principles he has learned for the purpose of strengthening and enhancing the practices of pastoral counseling and spirituality.

Each associate in the Group is expected to have appropriate educational degrees from approved universities. Internships and training take place in pastoral settings under close supervision and monitoring to inculcate the special methodology unique to our Founder and his Mentor.

Of notable mention as contributors to our practice {in a hidden but real way} are the spouses and children of each Associate. Their loyal commitments and sacrifices have been essential to the existence and the growth of the Pastoral Counseling Center. For this we are thankful to God whom we are trying to serve in our specialized ministry. We wish to stress that we are ecumenical and interdenominational in our methods so that clients can grow in whatever tradition they feel most comfortable.