"The Beginning of All Sanity is Spirituality."
Dr. Abel believes that without the spiritual experience as an intregal part of your life, it is virtually impossible to know what LIFE truely is. More than 2/3rd of the human population on earth believe in some form of spirituality. And though spirituality is not a popularity contest, its adherents are certainly witnesses to the reality that something exists within all human beings that begs for experession in some form which we universally call spirituality. What, then, is spirituality?
Spirituality is the personal awareness of an unspeakable Presence whose transcendental nature prohibits individual possession of its
inarticulate Being, yet whose omniscience encourages all who will to approach it, with reverence and awe, to
find, in one’s own unique way, Peace, Understanding, & Direction in a world filled with changes and surprises. Contiguously, spirituality is that existential, cosmic reality that bridges the chasm between the most sacred and the mere profane. It is at once, a struggle for soul-fullfilment attainment, while, concurrently with the events and circumstances of life, it is phenomenologically appearing as the thing itself. And juxtaposed to the transitions of life, spirituality beckons faith toward the possibilities of a vailed and gentile spirit reaching out in hope and anticipation of giving succor and sustenance from its inimitable womb of Present-Being, which mothers knowing-truth, to the yearning Soul longing to make its journey home..
The Spirituality-based counseling process, therefore, is a subjunctive experience between the client and his or her practitioner... the DEEP speaking to the DEEP, two Souls spiritually speaking, speaking in the midst of the Dark waters of coginitive dissonance and spiritual chaos. And these speaking spirits, now in relationship, ultimately find healing in Being There, a ministry of Presence, a "there-for-ME.ness" when I was most in need of help.
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Abel Counseling Services, LLC basic principles are maltifarious and comprehensive, striving to reach and minister to the most basic needs of human existence: to love and be loved; to know ones essential Self and that knowledge's relationship to healthy mental and physical life; to avoid Denial and Dissociative behaviors; to embrace Reality in the truest sense of the word; to be in proper Relationship with God, Self, and Others; to know and appreciate the true value of Life, but more especially Eternal Life; And to know the Body as the earthly habitat of The Holy Spirit. Our goals are therefore founded on the following five pillars of faith:
Dr. Steven D. Abel is a native of Washington D.C. He attented Howard University and received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) of Sociology and Spanish. He also received a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from the School of Religion at Howard University. After several years as a civilian pastor, he came on activ duty in the U.S. Army as a Chaplain (Captain). During his first tour of duty at Ford Hood, Texas, he earned the Master of Science in Counseling degree (M.S.) from the University of Central Texas. He also did graduate studies at Mainz University (Johannes Gutenberg Universität) in Pastoral Counseling and American Studies while serving in the Army in Mainz, Germany. Dr. Steven D. Abel received his Ph.D. in Health Psychology from Walden University (Minneapolis, Minnesota). Dr. Abel is an expert in the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Since 1998, Dr. Abel has performed hundreds of psychological evaluations for American veterans seeking Veterans Administration Disability Benefits for psychological disorders. He is well informed on the clinical issues of treatment for combat-related PTSD. This makes him a invalurable resource for american combat veterans seeking treatment for PTSD while living in Germany.
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