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Disclosure 

GraceRenewal provides counseling support to couples and individuals for 

  • Divorce Intervention, 
  • Marriage Counseling, 
  • Parenting Support, and 
  • Faith Renewal 

Phase One: (2-3 sessions) support for Identifying

  • the Pain,
  • the Problem (unmet needs),
  • God’s Provisions for meeting those needs, and
  • God’s Plan for connecting to his Resources in (CreationCommunity, and especially Christ) through which those needs are met.

Phase Two: (2-3 sessions) support for learning how to

  • read the Scripture (in order to)
  • hear God 1) communicate Truth and also 2) call us to receive him (in order to)
  • experience Christ in quiet-time worship (in order to)
  • be supported by him for making scheduled choices each day leading to increased health and happiness (in order to)
  • manifest his Likeness into the community beginning with family.

Phase Three: (Advanced / Optional) Institute for Studies in Grace Concepts (Wednesday 6:00 pm) 

THE INITIAL INTERVIEW 

What to Expect 

  • During the Initial Interview, prospective counselees will be
    • encouraged to share relevant information about their need and goals for counseling, 
    • given a copy of The Disclosure for Informed Consent, and
    • asked to listen to 101 and 102: PAIN, PROBLEM, PROVISIONS, PLAN: Four Words Guiding GraceRenewal Counseling (two 5-minute videos on the OISGC link at TheGracePerspective.org website) before scheduling follow-up counseling.
  • Expect a 1-2 hour visit.

FOLLOW-UP COUNSELING 

What to Expect

  • GraceRenewal provides counseling support through 4-6 weekly, multi-phased, two hour sessions. 
  • While we support the complex treatment methods sometimes needed to meet counseling needs, GraceRenewal Counseling does not use the term “therapy” or “psychotherapy” to define or represent the counseling we offer.
  • Counselees can expect our counseling to be Scripture supported, pastoral, and appropriately friendly, and to increasingly become a teacher-student relationship for learning Grace Concepts.
  • In order to help maximize our time and to help assure that our specific goals for counseling are accomplished, pets or young children should not be present during counseling sessions.  

SCHEDULING 

  • To schedule an initial interview 
    • email dlw@GraceRenewalCounseling.org or 
    • call 336-681-7913 (9am-9pm / 7 days)
  • Prospective Counselees can request an email attachment of the Information Packet to review before deciding to schedule an Initial Interview.
  • Counselees can schedule Follow Up counseling to be
    • ongoing for the same day/time each week (2-4 weeks) or
    • periodical as desired.

APPOINTMENT TIMES (Monday thru Friday)

  • Morning: 10:00 and 12:00
  • Afternoon: 2:00 and 4:00
  • Evening: 6:00 or 7:00

COST

GraceRenewal 

  • is supported by churches, businesses, and individuals (non-counselees),
  • provides counseling without charge, which may help offset counselees' cost of time and travel to our office.

CONFIDENTIALITY

  • Confidential information obtained during the pastoral counseling relationship is protected, privileged communication, and all records are stored, handled, or disposed of in a way that assures their security and confidentiality. (The limitations of confidentiality include: to prevent a clear and immediate danger to a person or persons; when child abuse is suspected or apparent; and in legal proceedings where pastoral counselors do not have the privilege.) Also, the specific content of communications with a client under eighteen years of age is confidential; however, the minor's guardian(s) have a right to receive general information on the process of the treatment.

ADDRESS  

Offices for GraceRenewal are at 212 W. Lexington Ave., Suite 101High PointNC 27262

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DON WHISNANT

Don is a licensed, ordained Baptist minister, formerly serving several churches as pastor, family ministry director, college faculty member, church growth consultant, and minister to youth. Don also has a Masters in Ministry (Church Leadership and Administration) degree from Bethany Theological Seminary, a Doctor of Christian Counseling degree from Andersonville Theological Seminary, and diplomas for completed studies in fitness and nutrition through two professional career development programs. He is a fitness runner, and since 1983, has logged over 30,000 miles. 

CAROLE COLTRANE WHISNANT

Carole is a true Carolina Southern Belle. She grew up on a tobacco farm near High PointNorth Carolina. Mom and Dad Coltrane lived in the old homeplace for over 60 years. Carole likes to say "she stood down at the end of the driveway for 12 years waiting to catch the school bus." (Don teases, "Why? Didn't it ever come?) Carole serves as Vice President and Office Manager for GraceRenewal Counseling and is a long-time fitness and nutrition enthusiast and avid walker. She and Don have been married for 33 years.