Specializing in Faith & Church Culture
Kayla Hemphill Counseling is especially well-equipped to help clients through the most challenging seasons of their faith. Though a biblically trained pastor is often a good resource for talking through these struggles, we know all too well that spirtual leaders can also be the source of your pain.
We are particularly familiar with American evangelical Church culture and the current state of disunity and hostility amongst believers. If you have found yourself questioning your beliefs, your connections to the global Church, the direction or leadership at your local church, or just about anything else, we can help.
Although we aren’t necessarily experts in each of the following subjects, we know how to help you navigate difficult conversations and to maintain your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health while wrestling with these concepts. We offer resources and strategies to help you navigate a faith crisis, with a goal for you to emerge on the other side with a stronger faith than ever.
AbuseSpiritual abuse, sexual abuse, coverups, power dynamics
Toxic CulturePersonalities, celebrity pastors, mishandling of staff and volunteers, money
RacismMulticultural church, CRT, police violence, incarceration
Misogyny & Purity CultureWomen in leadership, biblical womanhood, biblical literalism and innerancy, patriarchy
PoliticsParty allegiance, wokeness, Christian nationalism
Life & HealthCOVID response, abortion, death penalty
Below are some of our favorite books for learning about these challenging topics, bringing the conversations to light, and growing our Christian walk.
- Jesus & John Wayne by Kristin Kobes Du Mez
- The Making of Biblical Womanhood by Beth Allison Barr
- The Great Sex Rescue by Sheila Wray Gregoire
- How to Fight Racism by Jemar Tisby
- A Church Called Tov by Scot McKnight