Please note that Mary Braun-Payne is not a staff member of Pax Christi;
she is an independent therapist.
(Mary holds sessions at Pax Christi regularly)
Individual, Couples, Family & Teens
Mary believes that each and every person is created in the image and likeness of God, and therefore has great dignity and value.
She understands that life experiences can result in confusion, brokenness, and even sometimes despair. They may cause us to doubt our value and maybe even doubt God’s love for us.
However, suffering, broken relationships, trials or the feeling of being abandoned by God are not the final word. He does love us! In Him, we find hope, solace, direction and healing so He may aid us in restoring our dignity and relationships.
What is Pastoral Counseling?
Pastoral Counseling differs from secular counseling in that it provides the opportunity, for those who desire it, to draw upon their faith in God as a source of healing and strength.
Pastoral Counselors are trained in the use of behavioral sciences such as psychotherapy and marriage and family therapy. They are able to utilize these mental health skills along with the spiritual resources of your faith tradition to facilitate spiritual and emotion growth and healing.
Pastoral Counselors believe that the integration of both the psychological and spiritual are important in facilitating true healing and wholeness in persons and relationships.
“Come to me all you who are burdened and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
– Matt. 11:28
Counseling Services Provided
• Sex Abuse
• Family of Origin Issues
• Divorce & Recovery
• Colorado Licensed Clinical Social Worker
• Certified Marriage and Family Therapist
• Level II Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
• Certified in Brain Spotting
• MA in Social Work
• MA Adult Christian Community Development, Family Ministry
• 25+ Years of Experience in Individual, Couples and Family Therapy