I work at Missouri Baptist University, and counseling for students is one of the areas for which I am responsible. I met Darrell Provinse, Executive Director of Agape, two years ago, and he and his excellent staff have ministered to our students for a number of years. I have found Darrell and his team to be consistently caring, Christ centered, and committed to our students' health and well being. When one of my students is going through a hard time, I am always relieved when I hear they have connected with someone at Agape, because I know they will be talking with Licensed Professional Counselors who have been trained to understand the challenges we all face in a broken world. I also know they believe personally and will teach others how, in life's challenges, to put their hope in Jesus Christ, the ultimate healer of our hearts. I recommend Agape Christian Counseling Services wholeheartedly.
8050 Watson RdSaint Louis, MO 63119
1144 Olivette Executive PkwySaint Louis, MO 63132
9666 Olive Blvd Ste 400Saint Louis, MO 63132
I entered into counseling at AGAPE in 2007 and little did I know that my life was about to change for the better. My communication skills and boundaries were all out of whack! I was still overly connected to my parents and trying to please them all the time, even though I am a mid-forties, married mother of 3! I have learned invaluable communication skills through the safe and encouraging environment of the counselors here at AGAPE. If you suffer from boundary issues with people of just communicating with your spouse or child - give them a try! Just having someone to talk to does a world of good and pretty soon; you learn to change the way that you see things. I also spent a fair amount of time getting Biblical questions answered - great resources and Bible knowledge located in this office.
The relationship that has developed between my counselor and myself has given me a greater glimpse of the acceptance, security, and grace that I have in Christ. As I have shared my deepest, darkest thoughts and feelings I have been met with only compassion, affirmation, encouragement, and the truth of God's Word. When the truth has been hard for me to hear my counselor has been faithful to continue to be there to help me to walk though the pain to the healing on the other side of it. I recommend Agape to everyone who desires to understand how to practically apply the Word of God to their lives and and to their relationships. They will help you to find renewed hope and faith in the power and grace available to you through the gospel.