Care

About Care

Our Care Ministry exists to help you find support, healing, and growth to look more like Jesus Christ. If you are in a season of oppression and suffering or desire growth and understanding of God and self, we hope to serve you with trauma-informed care that leads to liberation and celebration in Christ.

Our Care department seeks to equip the saints for this unique ministry. If you would like to better understand and respond to the care needs of our church, we invite you to join us for The Art of Care.


The Art of Care is a two-semester course that explores the beauty and nuance of caring for one another through seasons of loss, suffering, or oppression. Throughout the course, our Director of Care, Summer Vinson Berger, will equip you with TVC’s trauma-informed philosophy of care to advocate for those dealing with mental health issues, abuse cycles, dysfunctional relationship patterns, substance abuse, and more.


We pursue and live out gospel-centered care and support through Recovery Groups. These groups give men and women a safe place to pursue healing in Christ from sin, suffering, and oppression.


If you are struggling during this season, that makes sense. Many of us are feeling anxious, depressed, out of control, and wrestling with temptation. Things are being exposed that make us uncomfortable, and we face grief in many forms. In the midst of this storm, we want to highlight Jesus as the source of steadiness.


Join us for Recovery Groups on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. for a midweek pause of connection and encouragement. We meet for two hours each week, which includes one hour of large group teaching and testimony and one hour of small group time. No registration is required—come as you are!


Open Groups:

Men’s: Newcomers, General Life Issues, Non-chemical Addiction, Chemical Addiction, Marriage Reconciliation

Women’s: Newcomers, General Life Issues, Abuse, Addictions, Marriage Reconciliation

Couples: Marriage Reconciliation


Closed Groups:

  • Grief Recovery (co-ed)
  • Re-engage (couples)
  • Prodigal Ministry (co-ed)
  • Embrace Grace (women only)


Open groups don’t have a specific start date and you can join at any point, without registration. Closed groups use a curriculum, require registration, and have a start and end date. The groups offered can change depending on availability of attenders and leaders.


Childcare is available on a first-come, first-served basis for children up to 12 years old at our Flower Mound campus.


Email the Care Ministry if you have any questions.


Professional counseling is one avenue God has ordained for healing and growth in our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual lives. At The Village, we partner with professional Christian counselors who help us care for the people of our church and the local community.


If you would like to be connected to a local counselor, please complete this form.


FAQ:

You can see a counselor or other mental health professional just like you see a physician for your physical health: for occasional check-ups, or more regularly during a less healthy season.


Counseling can be helpful when life is going well but you want help examining your heart and mind for blind spots and opportunities for growth. You can also begin counseling if you notice a cycle of deterioration or suffering that you need help navigating. Some experiences in our lives call for a higher level of care, and using specialized or trained professionals can bring helpful insight and support.


If you have thoughts of harming yourself or others, please immediately call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

There are multiple avenues God uses for support and healing when we suffer. Healthy relationships and knowing God through the Scriptures are necessities for care, change, and growth.


When it comes to mental health, we believe that it is wise and good to seek those who are trained and skilled in this specific work. God has gifted and called certain individuals to advance His kingdom through this effort.

Marriage counseling can be helpful to identify unhealthy or sinful patterns originating from both parties that negatively impact a marriage. A few examples would be:


  • Communication issues
  • Parenting differences
  • Emotional disconnection or escalation
  • Fear of intimacy (emotional or physical)

If the marriage is safe, a good start would be seeing a marriage and family therapist and following their recommendations on individual counseling.


We do not recommend marriage counseling if there is any form of abuse in the marriage, including physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, financial, or sexual. We recommend individual counseling that addresses the abuse first. Once safety has been established, a conversation regarding possible reconciliation can begin.

Outpatient – In traditional outpatient counseling, you usually attend one session per week that lasts about an hour. These specifics may differ depending on the recommendation of your counselor and the severity of the situation.


Intensive Outpatient Program – This level of counseling involves multiple sessions per week that last 3–4 hours at a time.


Day Program or Day Hospital – This level of counseling has you attend Monday through Friday for the entire day, going home every night.


Inpatient Program – In this level of counseling, you check into a facility and can stay anywhere from one week to several months depending on what is recommended. You will sleep and eat at this facility until you are discharged. There are specific times for friends or family to visit or join a counseling session.

Rates for a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) depend on the experience level, expertise, and practice setting of each counselor. It is usually $90–$150 per session.


For less expensive options, you can see a practicum student or an intern/associate at a reduced rate. A practicum student is someone who is currently in a master’s program for counseling and is seeing clients to complete their hours to graduate. They are supervised by a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S). An LPC intern is someone who has graduated with their master’s degree in counseling, has passed their state exam, and is completing the needed hours to be fully licensed. They are supervised by an LCP-S.


Depending on where you live, you may have non-profit organizations in your area that offer counseling for free, depending on the topic or demographic. We would encourage you to make sure that the counselor holds professional credentials—at least a master’s degree in counseling, psychology, or social work and a professional license from the state.