Helping clients integrate faith in therapy for mental wellness

Religion and spirituality, once viewed as contentious subjects in mental health, are now gaining recognition for their potential impact on well-being. Contemporary research indicates a mounting body of evidence highlighting the interconnectedness of spirituality and mental health. Mental health counselors, in accordance with ethical guidelines such as those outlined in the ACA Code of Ethics and other professional standards, can incorporate a client's faith into the therapeutic process when desired. This approach underscores a holistic understanding of the client, recognizing the significance of their spiritual beliefs in fostering mental well-being.