UCC Counseling Center
WelcomeWithin the context of every life is the giving and receiving of love, the interfacing of self with others and with God, the desire to live at peace within. Sometimes we falter and require additional insight, support and healing.
University Covenant Church welcomes you to it’s Counseling Center where your concerns will be received by professional therapists trained in both theology and psychology. This is available to the community as well as our own church body.
Understanding that one’s faith is an integral part of their being, counselors will incorporate each person’s spiritual journey into the therapy.
Our CounselorsThe UCC Counseling Center is staffed with two wonderful counselors Terence J. Sandbek, Ph.D is a graduate of Pepperdine Graduate School, Fuller Seminary School of Theology and Fuller Seminary School of Psychology. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (1975) and a Licensed Psychologist (1981). He is the author of two books, The Worry Free Life and The Deadly Diet: Recovering from Anorexia and Bulimia.
Sharon K. Billings, M.A. was a Wheaton College undergraduate and has a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (1978) and a Certified Spiritual Director, (1998).
For further information or to schedule an appointment, call 916-489-1774.
- Self Esteem
- Eating Disorders
- Stress Problems
- Sleep Deprivation
- Marital Difficulties
- Family Problems
- Anxiety Disorders
- Lack of Resiliency
- Relapse Occurrence
- Grief & Loss
- Childhood Trauma
- Overcoming Shyness
- Adoption & Blended Family Issues
- Attending the Holy
- Comprehending God at work in one’s life circumstances
- Improving Optimism
- Living in "Flow"
- Increasing Autonomy
- Environmental Mastery
- Personal Growth
- Finding Purpose in Life
- Achieving Goals
- Mental Health Checkups
- Marital & Family Possibilities
When to Seek CounselingIndividuals -- when ...
- You feel emotionally overwhelmed
- You have felt helpless or hopeless too long
- Anxiety keeps you from doing things others can do easily
- Concentration and focus is becoming more demanding
- You have difficulty sleeping for no apparent reason
- Your life is consumed by fatigue
- Your problems don’t get better regardless of what you do
- Stress is chronic or debilitating
- You are unable to forgive yourself or another
- You are lonely with no one to talk to
- You are unable to resolve your grief from personal loss
- Your actions hurt yourself or others
- There are more negative verbal exchanges than positive ones
- Arguments are destructive and hurtful
- Problems are not being resolved
- Communication has stopped
- Partners are growing apart
- Sex is no longer fulfilling or enjoyable
- Unfaithfulness has entered the relationship
- Divorce is talked about
- Your parenting isn’t working
- You want to know about developmental stages
- You need help with your blended family
- Someone is hurting