What were your first encounters with mental health? What were your first experiences with mental health issues in the church? Did your pastor or your small group talk about it? How did they handle it? Today we'll look deeper into how the church needs to view and approach this topic.
Dr. Deb Gorton directs the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Moody Theological Seminary, as well as the MTS Counseling Center. Author of Embracing Uncomfortable (Moody Publishers), she also serves as the Gary D. Chapman Chair of Marriage, Family Ministry, and Counseling of the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. Dr. Gorton works as a change agent for individuals, organizations, and emerging leaders, helping them refine and embrace their purpose. She earned a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology.
Dr. Mary Hendrickson serves as assistant professor in the Human Services program at Moody Bible Institute. She has worked as a pastoral counselor and marriage and family therapist intern in Southern California and Brooklyn, New York. She holds a Doctor of Education in Pastoral Community Counseling, and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, MFT. Dr. Hendrickson advocates for quality mental health services to underserved urban populations.
Becoming Well helps anyone who wants to change—your relationships, your emotions, your faith in God. Join Dr. Deb Gorton and Dr. Mary Hendrickson for honest conversations, interviews, and personal stories from people just like you. Discover how the truth of God’s Word intersects with your mental health and well-being.