Episode 36: Sarah Claire Smith

About Our Guest: 

Sarah Claire Smith is a licensed mental health counselor and serves as the Soul Care Director at Providencia WPB, a church plant in West Palm Beach, Fl. She is passionate about culture making and integrating mental and emotional health into the church body while tearing down the stigmas around therapy and counseling. She believes in the power of healthy community and encourages the process of pursuing emotionally healthy spirituality. Sarah Claire also owns her own private practice and is establishing Providencia Counseling Collective, a group of likeminded therapists and a fund that exists to offset the price of counseling for those in need. You can connect with Sarah Claire at SarahClaire@ProvidenciaWPB.org.

About the Episode:

Sarah Claire Smith and John Terech discuss the relationship between mental and emotional health and its effects on ministry and the vital elements needed to bring these two things together. They explore topics and questions regarding how the church can function in this pandemic season to equip us to be flourishing leaders and churches building cultures of support for one another. They share suggestions on how to meet the demands upon church communities that have had to be so innovative and creative under stress and scarcity through books, coaching, counseling and seeking out trusted relationships of support.

Additional Resources:

Books mentioned in the episode:

Books By Brené Brown

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Pete Scazzero

Anatomy of the Soul by Curt Thompson

Boundaries by Henry Cloud

Wholeheartedness by Chuck DeGroat

When Narcissism Comes to Church by Chuck DeGroat