For Christians . . .
Dr. Minter often speaks with Christians who have been hesitant to seek mental health treatment. They may have heard a sermon to the effect that "Christians shouldn't be anxious or depressed," or perhaps they have spoken with a counselor in the past that they feel has either undermined their faith--or alternatively, beaten them with Bible verses.
Psychotherapy which is sound both clinically and ethically is conducted collaboratively within the client's worldview, spiritual beliefs, and values. In a perfect world such a perspective would be available from well-trained psychologists of any religious view, but in the real world, unfortunately, that is not always the case.
Rest assured that if you are a person coming from a Judeo-Christian perspective, Dr. Minter shares your worldview and can interact on spiritual or biblical topics as you desire. If you are not a person of faith, or have a different religious belief, Dr. Minter is culturally competent and able to interact with people from many religious, ethnic, and cultural perspectives and has done so on many occasions.
For Pastors . . .
Dr. Minter has a special concern for pastors, missionaries, and other Christian workers. He has pastored churches in Michigan and Florida ranging in size from 20 to 1200, in capacities as associate pastor, interim co-pastor, senior pastor, and solo bi-vocational pastor. So he "gets it" when it comes to understanding the expectations and stressors faced by pastors today.
If you're a pastor, missionary, or other Christian worker facing depression, anxiety, trauma, marital conflict, addiction, or burnout, rest assured that you will find an empathetic ear. Dr. Minter has worked with several pastors in the central Florida area in helping them move forward positively in the midst of personal and family crises. His compassionate and grace-filled perspective on the spiritual life has been warmly received by those seeking an objective ear.