Family Life and Counseling Ministry

Family Life and Counseling Ministry

Dr. Eben Gilbert, a counselor for more than 30 years, has a Master’s Degree in Psychology and Counseling, and another Master’s Degree in School Administration and Supervision. He also has a Doctorate in Education with an emphasis in Human Motivation and Behavior.

To make a counseling appointment, please call Dr. Gilbert at 931-507-3236.

Counseling Services:

  • Individual Counseling
  • Counseling for children, teens, and adults
  • Pre-marital Counseling
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Grief Counseling
  • Anger Management
  • Personality Testing
  • Dependencies Counseling
  • Divorce Recovery
  • Seminars

Rationale: Sometimes life can hurt. It can disappoint you, make you depressed and anxious, confuse you, and bring you pain and grief. People do not necessarily have to be seriously disturbed or in a bad marriage/family to benefit from counseling. As we have all heard, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Goal: Our goal in the Family Life and Counseling Ministry is to provide resources and opportunities for families to grow closer to Christ and each other. Our services are a ministry and they are based upon Christian principles.

Family Life: The family life ministry includes the Westwood Counseling Center and a variety of classes and seminars aimed at building healthy, God-centered relationships. Both the counseling services and classes are available to Westwood members first and also to members of the community.

Course offerings: Course offerings may include Preparation for Marriage, Dynamic Marriages, Parenting, Grand Parenting, Blended Families, Step Families, and Divorce Care.

Expectations in Counseling: It is not the counselor’s task to tell you what to do, especially where critical decisions are to be made. It is his or her task to assist you in clarifying your own thinking, considering various alternatives, and realizing the possible consequences of your decisions.