Debra holds the belief that Jesus is the Son of God and by His death and resurrection He secured the way for people to be reconciled to God. She also believes that the Bible is God's Word and provides direction for our well-being, not only in relation to God, but also in relation to one another. As many counseling issues stem from unresolved problems in past relationships, prayer and the principles in God's Word are used to bring to light reactions and life decisions made earlier in life that contribute to present-day difficulties. Healing and lasting change is made possible as roots of relational problems are uncovered, unhealed hurts are comforted by the Lord, forgiveness takes place, and new life decisions are made.
Isaiah 61: 1-3
THE SPIRIT of the Lord God is upon me (referring to Jesus), because the Lord has anointed and qualified me to preach the Gospel of good tidings to the meek, the poor, and afflicted; He has sent me to bind up and heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the [physical and spiritual] captives and the opening of the prison and of the eyes to those who are bound, To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord [the year of His favor] and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, To grant [consolation and joy] to those who mourn in Zion--to give them an ornament (a garland or diadem) of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, the garment [expressive] of praise instead of a heavy, burdened, and failing spirit--that they may be called oaks of righteousness [lofty, strong, and magnificent, distinguished for uprightness, justice, and right standing with God], the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.
The following scripture speaks of the Lord's heart for those seeking counsel: