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Family Life and Counseling Ministry

Westwood Counseling Ministry strives to provide a safe and caring environment for individuals, couples and families to discover Christ-centered answers to personal struggles and relational challenges.  A key part of christian counseling is to bring God’s truth, hope and healing to whatever situation the client faces.

To make a counseling appointment, please call the church office @ 931-473-8434.  We have two counselors on staff to assist the members of the Westwood church as well as members of our community.

Lindsey Matheny graduated from Lipscomb University in 2003 with a B.A. in psychology and communication.  After graduating from Lipscomb she moved home to McMinnville and worked with both adults and children in the mental health field for 5 years.  Lindsey later obtained M.Ed in counseling from the University of Tennessee Martin in 2012.  Lindsey has been a school counselor at Morrison Elementary for the past 12 years.  Lindsey is married to Bryan who teaches at Warren Academy.  The Matheny’s have four children, Ella, Noah, Audrey and Houston.  Lindsey will also be coordinating our Family Life Ministry here at Westwood.  Because of her responsibilities at school, Lindsey will be working on a limited schedule.

Jeff Clark is a native of Munford, Alabama.  He attended Freed-Hardeman University and is a graduate of Southern Christian University with a B.A. and M.S. in Psychology and Counseling.  Jeff has taught Psychology at the college level and has served as a Hospice chaplain for more than 15 years.  Jeff has also been a preacher for churches of Christ in Tennessee (Jamestown), Alabama (Munford and Columbiana) and Georgia (Tallapoosa) as well as his current work with the Waco, GA church.  Jeff is the father of two adult children: Caleb and Kathryn.  Jeff’s counseling for us will be through Zoom, Face Time or phone calls.

Counseling Services:

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

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.

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.