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Mar 2, 2021

Why You Need Jesus AND a Counselor

Mari Pablo explains why we all need Jesus, and probably a mental health counselor.

There seems to be a stigma surrounding mental health in our world. We often think that we have to be experiencing extreme forms of mental stress before seeking help, but the fact of the matter is that we can all benefit from having a counselor. 

Striving towards mental health doesn’t mean that there’s something wrong with you, or that God isn’t good enough. It just means that you’re a human living in a fallen world, and getting a counselor is more likely to bring you closer to the Lord than farther from him.

Check out Mari Pablo’s website for resources on counseling and mental healing.

Meet Mari Pablo

Mari Pablo grew up in a devout, always supportive, boisterous Hispanic family in South Florida. She graduated from Franciscan University with a double major in theology and psychology; she also holds a Master of Theology from the Augustine Institute. She has worked in youth ministry for over 15 years, including being a youth minister in New Orleans, and is currently a high school theology teacher and Campus Minister at her alma mater in Miami. She recently worked with Ascension Press in the YOU-Theology of the Body program for teens, and is a speaker for Steubenville Youth Conferences in the summer. Mari has a deep love for food but an even greater love for Christ and is dedicated to helping others encounter Him.

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