Pastoral Counseling
       “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.”  Psalms 119:105     
    
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GASTFIELD-BUTCH-398William (Butch) Gastfield
 
Professional
Butch completed his undergraduate studies at Johnson University Florida (formerly Florida Christian College) in Kissimmee.  He also has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University with an emphasis in Mental Health Counseling.  Butch has over 25 years experience in pastoral ministry, having served as Youth Minister, Senior Minister, and currently serving as Associate Minister of Involvement & Outreach at Fairway Christian Church while also providing members and the community with a Biblically based approach to Counseling.  
 
 
Personal
Butch grew up in Florida and served in the United States Air Force before entering into full-time ministry.  He and his wife DeDe have been married over 35 years and are the proud parents of three children and three grandchildren.
 
What We Offer
A Biblical Foundation
While help and guidance is offered from a variety of therapeutic models, all are integrated with a world-view grounded  in the authoritative Word of God.  The beginning point is the understanding that we all have been created as image-bearers of God, and in spite of our sin, each of us is endowed with unique individuality, dignity, worth, and beauty.  Operating from such a framework, possible solutions are explored and applied according to the needs of each client.
A Safe Place
In order for true healing to take place one must also feel safe and trusting enough to become vulnerable with another person.  Such a relationship invites people to then confront, discuss, and deal with the issues and problems that motivate them to seek help.  It is our goal to provide active listening, empathy, insight, understanding and accountability that will promote the healing people desire in their lives.  Our individual counseling rooms offer safe and comfortable surroundings where your privacy will be respected. 
 
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
Matthew 11:28, NIV
 
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Help For:
*     Depression & Anxiety
 
*     Grief
 
*     Shame & Guilt
 
*     Spiritual concerns & struggles
 
*     Meaning & purpose
 
*     Marriage & family difficulties
Why We Do This
Love Compels Us
“Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.  No one has ever seen God;
but if we love one another, God lives in us and His love is made complete in us.”  
1 John 4:11, 12 NIV
 
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The intent of this ministry is not to replace or minimize the pastoral care church members receive from their church staff.  But sometimes the traumas, stresses, and problems of life overwhelm us to the point that we desire help from someone professionally trained in specific problem areas.  If you are experiencing such feelings and desire the assistance of a Pastoral Counselor who can offer professional help balanced with the love of Christ we invite you to call.
Costs and Making an Appointment
Costs
We do not accept insurance payments of any kind.  A $40.oo per session donation is requested at the beginning of each session.  However, because we desire to make this ministry available to all who seek help, if a financial hardship prevents you from being able to meet the requested donation per session please don’t hesitate to speak with Butch and discuss the alternatives available.  We do not want anyone denied the help they need because of financial hardship.
Making an Appointment
To make an appointment please call the church office at     352-259-9305 and ask to speak to Butch.  You will be asked to pick up and fill out a Client Intake Form prior to your initial session.  Each session will last approximately 50 minutes.
Contact: Butch Gastfield
Fairway Christian Church
251 Avenida Los Angelos
The Villages, FL 32162
(352) 259-9305