I am a mother of three (affectionately referred to as the whalen clan), military spouse, Coast Guard veteran, and Founder/Clinical Director of Whalen Counseling & Consultation.
I have fifteen years of professional experience in crisis intervention that was developed by serving as a Masters Level Clinical Social Worker, Coast Guard member, and ministry leader for Celebrate Recovery. My experience in crisis intervention has grown a passion and dedication in bridging the disparities of mental health and spiritual wellness.
I love spending time with friends and family, traveling, all things creative, and thought provoking conversations with others that encourages relational growth with God
Steve and I have been married for almost 14 years and have three wonderful (and sometimes wild) children Thomas, Katelyn, & Kathryn. Being a Coast Guard family has blessed us with many adventures, meeting wonderful people, and building bonds with many communities. Our favorite past time is going camping to explore new places.
As Steve would call himself, he is a jack of all trades - master of none, but sure loves trying new and challenging things. He is one of the most loyal people I know and am grateful to call him my best friend.
Thomas loves all things sports, is a cheeseburger connoisseur, and has been recently discussing a career in his parent's footsteps as a Coast Guardsman. He has an incredible heart for the Lord and enjoys sharing the Word with others. He has been invited several times to provide the service message for his youth group and church services.
Katelyn is our strong willed, creative, and fiercely loving middle child. She loves and feels with all of her heart and is just as expressive. She wants to be pediatrician when she grows up. She too, has deep love for the Lord and enjoys learning more about what it means to have a relationship with him every day.
Kathryn is our spunky and audacious youngest who loves every.single.animal there is! She hopes to become a veterinarian when she grows up. Through much prayerful consideration, she is excited to be Baptised this summer with our home church.
The Bible is the infallible Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and contains every answer to man’s problems.
2 Timothy 3:16,17; 2 Peter 1:20, 21
There is one God, existing eternally in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
John 10:30; John 14:26; Philippians 2:5-7
Man is created in the image of God but separated from God by sin. Without Jesus we cannot have a relationship with God.
Genesis 1:26; 1 Timothy 2:5
We can have a personal relationship with God through salvation, God’s free gift to man. It is not a result of what we do, but it is only available through God’s unearned favor. By admitting we have sinned and believing in the death, burial and resurrection of Christ, and accepting Him as Lord, we can spend eternity with God.
Ephesians 2:8,9; Romans 5:1; Romans 3:24
We believe in water baptism, as taught and demonstrated by Jesus, as the way for believers to identify with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.
Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4; Matthew 3:13-17
The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is a gift from God. He helps empower the believer to develop the character of Christ and live every day in God’s will.
Matthew 3:11; Acts 2:4
God gives all believers spiritual gifts. They are for the strengthening of God’s people (the Church) and proof of God’s existence and power to unbelievers. The gifts of the Spirit are active and relevant today.
1 Corinthians 12:4-11; 1 Peter 4:10
Sanctification is the ongoing process of allowing God’s character to be developed in us.
Romans 6:19; Galatians 5:22-25
Divine healing is active in the lives of people today through Jesus, who is the Healer. Healing includes physical, mental, emotional and spiritual restoration.
Luke 9:11; Matthew 9:35; Acts 10:38; Matthew 10:1