106 Mission Court, Suite 802, Franklin, TN 37067
Monte King Counseling
106 Misson Court, Franklin, TN 37067
Monte J. King Th.M.,M.A.
106 Mission Court, Suite 802, Franklin, TN, 37067
Marriage is hard work; sometimes even the best ones have real troubles. I can help you work through the trying times.
If you prefer, I can do counseling sessions, online, by phone or via Skype.
To paraphrase an old saying, “To screw up is human, to forgive, divine”. One thing is sure; we all screw up, usually on a regular basis. What to do when you’ve blown it? Well, most of us do one of the most unproductive things we can do--beat up on ourselves. It rarely helps the present situation or prevents further blunders down the road.
Every adolescent recoils at the prospect of becoming like most adults--caught up in the vicious cycle of paying the mortgage and keeping the lawn cut, having lost touch with any sense of the wonder and magic of being alive. And yet nearly every adult ends up there, themselves once adolescents whose vision of life as adventure and the living out of childhood dreams has slowly died as a candle's flame slowly dwindles and disappears.
When someone decides to seek the help of a counselor, what are they looking for? Answers, understanding, wisdom, healing? Most likely they are looking for all of these things. What kind of approach best facilitates these things actually happening in a counseling context?
It is my belief that the primary agent of healing in therapy is less about the training, giftedness, or theoretical orientation of the counselor and more the establishment of a safe, open, caring, and personal relationship. When this is established, it becomes the context for imparting wisdom, truth, and caring that leads toward resolving personal issues. The appropriate dynamic in therapy is not so much that of a teacher and student or a doctor and patient as it is a collaborative effort. Good therapy is a mutual process of discovery and growth.
In my journey as a counselor, I have been influenced as much by literature, philosophy, theology and the ongoing examination of my own life as I have by formal counseling study. Along the way I received a Master of Systematic Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and subsequently a Master of Counseling from Colorado Christian University. While these provided me excellent formal training in established ways of thinking about life issues, my approach honors the uniqueness of every person’s story. Formal psychological diagnosis and treatment are often helpful, but at times the attempt to categorize gets in the way of a richer therapeutic experience that honors the full complexity of an In my journey as a counselor, I have been influenced as much by literature, philosophy, theology individual.
Among the issues I commonly deal with are:
Comments from some of Monte’s clients;
“Our 19-year marriage was hanging by a thread. The pain in our hearts was almost unbearable and we were trying to decide whether or not to end our relationship or see a counselor. Monte King came highly recommended to us by friends, so we decided we had nothing to lose by seeing him at least once. After multiple counseling sessions and ten years later, we’re glad we did.”
“Although it was nearly three years of hard work, Monte offered insight that allowed us to better (and more effectively) communicate. Although we initially sought ‘quick fixes’, he encouraged us for the long haul, often reminding us that the process of our healing could feel ‘messy’…and he was right. But Monte guided us to health and wholeness in our relationship. The bleeding not only ended, but also actually healed. Furthermore, we both became better parents, leaders and Christ followers after Monte’s counsel.”
“Last year on our 29th Wedding Anniversary, we invited Monte to join us for dinner. We felt we would have likely never made it to 29 years without his counsel and wanted him to celebrate with us. It had been the best 10 years of our marriage thus far and that was in part due to Monte King.“
“We’re glad to know that Monte is a phone call away and whenever we need ‘marriage maintenance’, we call him. We thank God for the kindness, gifts, skills and abilities He placed in Monte and the heart of compassion and counsel He’s called him to. If you need help in your marriage or relationships, pick up the phone and call Monte King. We promise you won’t be sorry.” Mike and Tina K
“One of the healthiest decisions I ever made was to seek out good counsel. The most beneficial decision I’ve made is choosing that counsel through Monte King. The only down side is that he can’t be cloned for the many people I speak with all over the country.” C. R.
“There are counselors and then there are those like Monte who have been gifted to walk with people in a way that reminds them they are more than the sum of their past and present circumstances. “ Carter R.