Pastoral Wellness

Personal Wellness for Ministry Professionals

Pastors' Mental Health

* Almost 1 in 4 pastors personally struggle with mental illness

* Pastors report great relationship stressors due to their profession

*Many do not feel supported by people around them

“What is this thing that you are doing for the people?”

Pastors have a profession that is noble, honorable, and meaningful. They are in the position to help people with more than just life change – they can work to change the soul. 

 But it’s also a lonely and isolating profession and can be quite a challenge – not just on the pastor but on his or her family. Take a moment and read the words of Jethro, Moses’s father-in-law.

The thing that you are doing is not good. You will surely wear out, both yourself and these people who are with you, for the task is too heavy for you; you cannot do it alone. Now listen to me: I will give you counsel, and God be with you -Exodus 18:17b-19a (NASB)

At Covenant, we strive to be the voice of wisdom and healing for pastors. We can address underlying symptoms and work with pastors to find healing, rejuvination, and encouragement to continue on with the undertaking to which they were called. 

Why Pastoral Counseling

“I started out my career going into the ministry. I’ve spent time as a youth pastor and worked alongside some amazing ministers over the years. So I have a close-up view of the stress pastors endure: stress from congregants, the pressure of the job, and the temptations from the enemy. And this is compounded by the fact that most pastors don’t have a reliable confidante. Who do you talk to when you’re struggling with thoughts of pornography? Or when your marriage is rocky? Or when you’re up late at night in tears, plagued by self-doubt. 

Covenant Family Wellness was founded to be a Jethro for pastors – someone who can give counsel – but also who can just be there to support you. Sessions are confidential – within normal restrictions. They are non-judgmental and supportive. 

And I started our practice online because I wanted to be able to support pastors all over the state of Ohio.

Contact me today for a free 15-minute consultation.  

-Matthew E. Morgan, MA, LPCC

Costs for Pastoral Counseling