Christian Counseling at New Covenant

Our Mission

The membership of New Covenant United Methodist Church has responded to God’s call to bear one another’s burdens by offering a Christian Counseling ministry. We offer quality Christian counseling provided by a licensed and experienced mental health counselor.

By combining Biblical truths and the power of the Holy Spirit with psychological principles, Christian counseling offers a pathway from pain and suffering to a more vibrant and joyful life and relationship with Jesus Christ.

We believe that the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit and the responsible actions of individuals work together to heal and restore regardless of the difficulty.

Issues Addressed

Typical issues addressed include depression, prolonged grief, anxiety, stress, marital dissatisfaction and family conflict, problems of childhood and adolescence, changes associated with stages of life and healing from the wounds afflicted by broken and sinful world.

Eligibility for Services

Our counseling services are offered to all members of our community and surrounding areas who are seeking Christian mental health care. Our staff is experienced with adults, couples, children, and families. You do not need to be a member of New Covenant United Methodist Church to receive services.

Appointments

Appointments are available Tuesday through Thursday. To schedule an appointment,  please call the Congregational Care Office at (352) 750-4529.

Fees for Services

Payment for services is determined by a sliding fee scale based on your annual household income. The scale ranges from $60 to $25 per session. Your fee will be discussed at your first appointment. No insurance reimbursement option is available. A scholarship program is available for those with financial need. Our goal is to make quality Christian counseling available to everyone regardless of income.

Our Staff

Connie Giguere has had a passion for helping hurting people since her youth in Michigan. After graduating from the University of Michigan in 1975, she began her career as a mental health professional with the local community mental health board. Her early career gave her extensive experience working with people with developmental disabilities and severe mental illness. After completing a Master’s degree at the University of Michigan and becoming licensed as a clinical social worker in 1981, she assumed the administrative and clinical supervision of a multi-service outpatient mental health program. Connie retired from the community mental health system after 23 years but her passion for helping hurting people continued to grow and so did her relationship with Jesus Christ.

Feeling called and lead by the Holy Spirit Connie attended Ashland Theological Seminary and obtained a master’s in pastoral counseling. Since 2003, she has served as a Christian counselor in several church counseling ministries. She relocated to Florida in 2012 obtained her license to practice as a mental health counselor in Florida and has been serving at New Covenant since July 2013.

During her career Connie has helped people who struggle with depression, prolonged grief, anxiety, stress, marital dissatisfaction and family conflict, problems of childhood and adolescence, changes associated with stages of life and the wounds afflicted by a broken and sinful world.