Spiritual Warfare Counseling

Our Christian counselors help you overcome your demons

Seek the Truth

NuWell Christian Counseling can help you evaluate your involvement in spiritual warfare. Using methods founded in holy scripture, NuWell will help arm you with the knowledge you need to come to a biblical solution to the temptations and challenges found in the landscape of spiritual warfare. Prepare to defeat the Enemy.

The Armor of God

With the help of Nuwell, Christians will be equipped to don the Armor of God and fight the source of the trials and tribulations they face in their faith. Our Christian counseling services are designed to engage you to strengthen your faith in God utilizing therapy and scripture to strengthen your conviction for Christ. You can clear the path to victory.

Victory Through Christ

Our Father in Heaven granted us authority over the forces of darkness. NuWell Christian Counseling helps guide you to victory by helping you discover your authority given to you by grace through Jesus. Through faith-based therapy and the guidance of the Bible, NuWell will guide you in your walk to victory in spiritual warfare.

No matter your struggle there’s always someone here for you.

Our Remarkable Team

Our Services Include:

Coaching

Coaching looks at your present functioning along with your future potential in order to help you unlock your giftings, passions, and talents so that you can succeed in being all that God has called you to be. It helps you move beyond your current limitations to set and accomplish God-sized goals for your life.

Anxiety & Depression

Anxiety and depression distort how we feel, think, and handle mundane activities such as sleep, nutrition, and work for extended periods of time. Both are among the most effectively treated mental disorders with routine therapy being one of the most effective treatment options.

Family Conflict

Family conflict is inevitable. Dysfunctional families are the rule, not the exception. A functional family is best described as one that handles their dysfunction with love and grace. Every family experiences conflict. It’s still a challenge to navigate though. Oftentimes an outside perspective creates clarity for the family to find resolution.

Emotional Dysfunction

Experiencing abuse or trauma can create toxic beliefs about ourselves that result in feelings of anger, rejection, worthlessness, low self-esteem, shame, emotional shutdown, and self-hatred. Internalizing these poisonous lies leads to emotional dysphoria and dysfunction where we oftentimes create false identities for ourselves.

Spiritual Abuse

Spiritual abuse is rampant. This kind of abuse must be handled with special care because of how it impacts our identity while creating an unnecessary barrier between us and God. The help of a skillful and trusted guide is essential in healing spiritual wounds and restoring a proper understanding of God, ourselves, and others.

Grief & Trauma

Grief and trauma can develop deep roots in our identity if left unresolved. Whether it’s childhood trauma, loss of a loved one, sexual trauma, or any other form, it needs resolution. Treatment for trauma and grief involves a counseling professional using evidence-based clinical treatments as well as Biblical and pastoral approaches.

Marriage & Relationships

Marriages and relationships are hard work. There are seasons when communication with our significant others feels impossible. Sometimes deeply rooted or toxic problems arise threatening to destroy a relationship we’ve spent years cultivating. Trained marriage counselors give you the safe space and tools you need to overcome these obstacles.

Spiritual Warfare

There is a real spiritual enemy seeking to wreak havoc and destruction in our lives. We suffer under the enemy far more than we need to because we willingly walk in sin or believe the enemy’s lies. A spiritual counselor equips you to recognize the enemy’s attacks while helping you develop a successful counter-attack.

Addictions

Addictions affect people and their loved ones in many different ways. Not only are there substance addictions, such as alcohol and drugs, but there are also behavioral addictions like sex, pornography, food, video games, social media. Professional counselors guide those suffering from addiction and their loved ones from despair to freedom.

Can a Spiritual Warfare Counselor Help Me?

As human beings, we are all susceptible to spiritual warfare. The Bible tells us that we are in a spiritual battle and that we must be equipped to face it. However, it can be difficult to navigate this battle on our own. Many of us struggle with demons that can hold us back from living the life that we desire. In this essay, I will discuss how a spiritual warfare counselor can help me overcome my demons.

Firstly, it is important to understand what demons are. Demons are spiritual entities that seek to harm and oppress us. They can take many forms, including addiction, anxiety, depression, fear, and self-doubt. These demons can be incredibly powerful and can hold us back from reaching our full potential. However, with the help of a spiritual warfare counselor, we can overcome these demons and find true freedom and peace.

One of the ways a spiritual warfare counselor can help me overcome my demons is by helping me identify the root cause of my struggles. Oftentimes, our demons are connected to our past experiences, traumas, or even generational curses. A spiritual warfare counselor can help me identify these underlying issues and provide me with the tools I need to break free from them. By addressing the root cause of my struggles, I can experience true healing and freedom.

Another way a spiritual warfare counselor can help me overcome my demons is by helping me develop spiritual disciplines that will strengthen my faith. This might include things like prayer, Bible study, worship, and fasting. A spiritual warfare counselor can help me understand the importance of these disciplines and provide me with guidance on how to implement them in my daily life. By developing these spiritual disciplines, I can draw closer to God and experience greater peace and strength in the face of my demons.

In addition, a spiritual warfare counselor can help me develop strategies for protecting myself from spiritual attack. This might include things like putting on the full armor of God (as described in Ephesians 6:10-18), learning to recognize the signs of spiritual attack, and seeking the support of other believers. A spiritual warfare counselor can help me understand how to defend myself against spiritual attack and provide me with the tools I need to overcome my demons.

Furthermore, a spiritual warfare counselor can help me find community with other believers who are also facing demons. It can be helpful to talk to other people who are going through similar struggles and to learn from their experiences. A spiritual warfare counselor can help me find support groups or other resources that can connect me with other believers who are on the same journey.

Finally, a spiritual warfare counselor can help me understand the power of forgiveness and the importance of letting go of bitterness and resentment. Unforgiveness can be a major barrier to spiritual growth and can even open the door to spiritual attack. A spiritual warfare counselor can help me understand the importance of forgiveness and provide me with tools and resources to help me let go of past hurts and move forward in my spiritual journey.

Demons can hold us back from living the life that we desire, but it is possible to overcome them with the help of a spiritual warfare counselor. A spiritual warfare counselor can help me identify the root cause of my struggles, develop spiritual disciplines that will strengthen my faith, develop strategies for protecting myself from spiritual attack, find community with other believers who are facing similar struggles, and learn the power of forgiveness. By working with a spiritual warfare counselor, I can find the tools and resources I need to overcome my demons and experience greater peace and freedom in my spiritual journey.

It’s Not Always a Show

Spiritual warfare takes many forms. When mental illness or events make us question faith, we may jump to conclusions. The Enemy operates between the lines and is very good at making us doubt reason in subtle ways. NuWell Christian Counseling is ready to help you strengthen your resolve and your faith to achieve victory in Christ.

Know the Signs

Spiritual Warfare is a complex battleground, and Christians should know the signs of mental illness and demonic influence. Many who suffer from mental illness are devoutly religious, and agents of the Devil are secretive. NuWell Christian Counseling can assist Christians in deciding if science or prayer is the path to victory in their spiritual battle.

A Few of our Spiritual Warfare Counselors

No matter your struggle there’s always someone here for you.

Stephen A. Luther

MSED, MEd, LPC

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Executive Director and Founder, Licensed Professional Counselor, Therapeutic Parent Coach – TBCP Program, Certified Splankna Trauma Therapist. and Trainer

After receiving a master’s degree in Education and working with troubled youth for several years, Steve returned to school and completed a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Duquesne University. Stephen is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. Since 1997, he has been helping children, adolescents, and adults suffering with many different issues. Steve works through various treatment modalities including Attachment-Based Therapy and Splankna (mind and body trauma therapy). He specializes in working with hurting families including those who have foster, adopted, or traumatized children.

Steve is the founder and director of our Trauma-Based Christian Parenting program. As an expert in Attachment Therapy and parenting, he has put together this Christ-Centered program to help families who are stuck in the same old failed patterns, and helps them to not just survive but to THRIVE as a family.

Steve is available to see clients in North Huntingdon on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. He also does online and phone therapeutic parent coaching and consultation. He accepts most major insurance plans. Call the office for confirmation of coverage.

Crea Copeland

Clinical Pastoral Counselor

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Author, Counselor, Coach

Crea is a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor and Senior Pastor with 34 years of experience in counseling and coaching. He received his Doctoral Degree from Summit Bible College. He uses God’s Word as the foundation of all his therapy while teaching how God designed our brains and emotions to work. He and his wife have pastored five churches.

Crea is also a published author (Christianity Outside The Box, Three Keys To Real Victory) and speaker, teaching people that God has designed them to THRIVE, not just survive. Crea’s style of counseling is very relaxed and approachable, with many people saying, this was so much more enjoyable than I thought counseling would be.

Crea is also a corporate chaplain meeting with hundreds of people weekly in the corporate world. He has been married for 36 years and has two amazing daughters and a Goldendoodle.

Aki Jamal Durham

MA

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Certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator, Counselor, Coach, Speaker

Aki is a relationship coach and counselor with 15+ years of experience, providing individuals, married couples, and those preparing for marriage with insights that focus on couples’ strength assessments, communication, conflict resolution, finances, family of origin examinations, and intimacy. He received his Master of Arts in human services counseling with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy from Liberty University. He relies heavily on biblical truths to support the practical and clinical guidance he offers his clients.

Married for 18 years, Aki and his wife are the proud parents of two beautiful children. He and his wife are ordained deacons at his local church, where he has led numerous marriage mentoring and enrichment groups. Aki has played a role in creating Christlike maleness education and programming. His primary passions are revealing God’s purpose for marriage and His desire for Godly men to lead Christian households.

Aki is also a published author with more than 20 years of experience in the managing, brokering, and coaching of relationships for corporations in the experiential marketing, beverage, real estate, and finance industries. His book, The Spider Web Philosophy: Catch Your Dreams, seeks to open the minds of readers to the direct correlation between the quality of our relationships and our quality of life; it provides strategies to greatly improve both. The theme of the book is also a model for our THRIVE coaching program created by our founder, Steve Luther.

Aki was previously the co-host and co-producer of Called to THRIVE Radio, which aired locally in Pittsburgh on WPIT, 730 AM and 96.5 FM, on Saturday mornings at 8:30 am. He has also been a consistent contributor to several Christian magazines, lifestyle blogs, and nationally syndicated radio programs as a faith-based marriage and relationship expert.

Ken MacLeod

Marriage & Relationship Coach

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Marriage & Relationship coach, Prepare/Enrich Facilitator, Certified Mental Health Coach

With more than a decade of teaching thousands of couples about principles that make marriage work, and 30 years of being married himself, Ken comes to NuWell seeking to help you grow the thriving marriage you are seeking. As a certified Gottman facilitator and a Prepare/Enrich instructor, Ken continues to pursue learning in this vital and foundational relationship that forms the basic building block of society.

Marriage coaching is a way to help couples learn to grow closer and breathe new life into a marriage that may be experiencing stress from the demands of daily life. Sometimes, as little as 30 minutes a day is all that is needed to begin to build back from the doldrums that can impact many marriages.

Mia Randall

MS

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Counselor, Coach, Mentor

Mia is a graduate of Grand Canyon University with a master’s degree in Addiction Counseling, emphasizing in Trauma and Christian Integration. Currently, she is working on her certification in Adoption Competency to serve the community of adoptees, parents, and children. Based in Biblical truths and the Word of God, Mia takes an eclectic approach to counseling by combining Trauma-Informed care with Relational Therapy, REBT, and MI models.

Mia personally believes there is no such thing as “hopeless.” She loves to share that truth with others and watch how refreshing it is for them to discover. Her passions include serving: 1) Clients of the adopted community as they move through the struggles of that reality, and 2) Those who are battling with the weight of substance abuse, anxiety, depression, PTSD, infertility, and identity. As the creator of “Come Sis with Me” – a movement that encourages true sisterhood – Mia’s goal is to empower women to be their best through the relationships they create with one another. She uses her infectious spirit and welcoming smile to edify God’s people through healing of the mind, body, and spirit.

Married for 5 years, Mia and her husband are currently on their own journey to becoming parents. Together they enjoy sharing the beauty of their journeys through infertility and the ministry of their marriage. Mia also serves as the Leadership Development Coordinator for a Women’s Deliverance Ministry online. She loves accompanying women as they reconcile in Christ.

“My goal in session is to create an inviting and safe space to be your authentic self.”

James Johnson

Master of Divinity and Communications

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Counselor

James Johnson is a son of God, a husband, a father, a step-father, and a student. He is currently in the last semester of his Master of Divinity at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. After graduating with his undergrad from Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in Mass Communications, James built a successful career in the television industry as a video engineer. Turning away from a sinful lifestyle that encompassed that career James followed a calling to gain his M.Div in Biblical Counseling.

James’ life experiences and calling have him positioned to help men become better fathers and disciples. James’ style is one of laid-back conversation. His goal is to listen well and provide a Biblical framework on how to view the struggles that life has presented in the lives of those that God has placed in his path.

Aimee Stoller

Life Coach

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Life Coach & Inner Healing

Aimee holds a bachelor’s degree in child development from Purdue University, along with a master’s degree in Marriage and Family therapy from Indiana University. She is a Myers-Briggs personality practitioner as well as a Life Coach with training in inner healing. Aimee believes that if everyone pressed into a deeper level of healing, freely embracing who Jesus created them to be, the world would be a much better place.

Walking with courageous clients and holding space for them as they discover their voice on the journey towards healing is one of Aimee’s greatest passions. After coming out of a spiritually abusive organization, Aimee fought hard along her own healing journey. She found that clinging to Jesus, choosing forgiveness, and walking with others who have had similar trauma, along with other healing tools, facilitates the trek towards overcoming. Every healing journey looks differently as spiritual abuse victims do the difficult work of becoming survivors who transform into overcomers.

By providing a safe space for support, learning, and community in addition to facilitating conferences for those who have by affected by spiritual abuse, Aimee hopes to instill the truth that you are not alone. Part of healing is learning what healthy spirituality and community look like. Another part is discovering what is getting in the way of truly overcoming. Aimee would be honored to partner with you on your journey to overcoming.

Aimee and her husband of more than 22 years reside in Ohio with their three teenage children. She loves hiking, trying new cuisines, experiencing new cultures, and worshiping Jesus.

Kent Abrahamson

Biblical Teacher & Coach

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Renewing Hearts & Minds

Kent and his wife, Lynn Marie, moved to Pittsburgh, PA, this June to live closer to their son and daughter-in-law, to serve at Amplify Church, and to encourage and strengthen people in their daily walk with Jesus at Grace Wellness/NuWell. In addition to their family here in Pittsburgh, Kent and Lynn Marie have a daughter who lives in Nashville, TN.

Kent completed a 60-hour training and internship process at Harvest Church (IL) in “Biblical Soul Care Counseling.” Kent and his wife served under a psychiatrist and several certified counselors to counsel individuals and couples by relying on The Wonderful Counselor to provide the way and the results in every case for the Glory of God.

Kent is excited about building rapport with clients and asking The Holy Spirit and Wonderful Counselor to prove again that the Word of God is indeed “living and active” and has the power and the authority to renew minds and hearts and change people from the inside out and set them on a new trajectory for eternity. Kent and his family are living proof of this truth.

Tracy Manno

Pastoral Counselor, Life Coach

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Certified Pastoral Counselor, Certified Life Coach, Author, Award-Winning Artist

Tracy Manno is a husband, father, certified life coach, counselor, consultant, and author. In addition to being published on numerous online Christian magazine platforms, Tracy authored his three-book core discipleship series including Know God Find Freedom, Fearful to Fearsome, and Faith Works. He is the founder and CEO of His Way Worship and serves as Vice President of Narrow Road Ministries, Inc, an international missions organization.

As a Life Coach, Tracy brings a diverse range of training and experience in the areas of life transition, personal and spiritual growth, career development, leadership management, and creative facilitation. As well as being trained and certified in modern coaching techniques, Tracy developed the Full Focus Life Coaching Method: his foundational process that blends these techniques with time-tested principles of Biblical discipleship. Tracy’s coaching proficiencies draw from over 25 years of experience in full-time ministry, as a corporate executive, and in the music and entertainment industries.

For over 15 years, Tracy has served as a worship team leader, pastor, and counselor alongside missionaries in the Middle East, South Asia, and the US. As a corporate executive, he oversaw the startup of several digital and retail marketing companies, non-profit and charity organizations, and has served as VP for some of the world’s largest advertising and marketing firms including Saatchi & Saatchi, and Publicis Groupe.

Tracy’s rich background in music and arts serves as the canvas for his passion to help others recognize and achieve their God-given potential as created and creative beings. In addition to being an award-winning CCM recording artist, his work in the music industry spans the Hollywood film industry scoring soundtracks for Silicon Valley media companies and collaborating with songwriters and producers from Nashville, Atlanta, and LA.

7 Traps Spiritual Warfare Counseling Will Help You Break Free From

We are all engaged in a spiritual battle between good and evil. The Bible teaches us that we are not fighting against flesh and blood, but against spiritual forces of evil (Ephesians 6:12). This spiritual warfare is very real and can manifest in our lives in many ways. There are common traps that we can fall into during spiritual warfare that can hinder our spiritual growth and even lead us away from God. Here are the seven prominent traps the evil one uses against us.

The first common trap in spiritual warfare is fear. Fear can paralyze us and keep us from moving forward in our spiritual journey. Fear can manifest in many ways, including fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of the unknown, and fear of spiritual attack. However, fear is not from God, and it is important to remember that we can overcome fear through faith in God. We can overcome fear by focusing on God’s promises and by remembering that God is with us in every moment.

The second trap in spiritual warfare is pride. Pride can manifest in many ways, including arrogance, self-righteousness, and stubbornness. Pride can blind us to our own faults and can prevent us from receiving correction and guidance from God. However, humility is essential in spiritual warfare. We must be willing to admit our faults and weaknesses and to rely on God’s strength rather than our own.

Temptation is the third snare the demonic will use against you. Temptation can come in many forms, including lust, greed, envy, and anger. Temptation can be incredibly powerful and can lead us down a path of sin and destruction. However, we can resist temptation by putting on the full armor of God and by relying on the power of the Holy Spirit. We can also avoid temptation by staying away from situations and people that might lead us astray.

The fourth dangerous entanglement of the devil is discouragement. Discouragement can come from many sources, including setbacks, failures, and attacks from the enemy. Discouragement can cause us to lose hope and to doubt God’s faithfulness. However, we can overcome discouragement by focusing on God’s promises and by surrounding ourselves with positive influences. We can also overcome discouragement by remembering that God is in control and that He is working all things together for our good (Romans 8:28).

The fifth common trap in spiritual warfare is isolation. Isolation can occur when we withdraw from others and from God. Isolation can be caused by many factors, including shame, guilt, and fear. However, isolation can be incredibly dangerous in spiritual warfare. We need community and fellowship with other believers in order to grow spiritually and to be accountable. We also need to stay connected to God through prayer, worship, and Bible study.

The sixth common trap in spiritual warfare is unforgiveness. Unforgiveness can be a major barrier to spiritual growth and can even open the door to spiritual attack. Unforgiveness can cause bitterness and resentment, which can hinder our relationship with God and with others. However, forgiveness is essential in spiritual warfare. We must be willing to forgive others as God has forgiven us. We must also be willing to let go of past hurts and to move forward in our spiritual journey.

The seventh common trap in spiritual warfare is complacency. Complacency can occur when we become comfortable in our spiritual journey and stop seeking God. Complacency can lead to spiritual stagnation and can even lead us away from God. However, we can avoid complacency by staying focused on God and by continually seeking Him in our lives. We can also avoid complacency by challenging ourselves to grow spiritually and by serving others in love.

Spiritual warfare is a very real battle that we are all engaged in. Come see how a NuWell spiritual warfare counselor can help you in your battle.

You Don’t Have To Go Into Spiritual Warfare Alone

NuWell’s Christian counselors are ready to help you