Marital and Individual Counseling

Helping individuals and couples to find hope to paint a better picture of their lives by: 

  • Increasing Confidence
  • Discovering your strengths and goals
  • Building Healthy Relationships
  • Overcoming challenges
  • Exploring new options

New!  Heart-based Marital counseling

Research shows that each of us needs loving connection with others. Unfortunately, we often hurt the ones we love most.

Discover new ways to connect, heal pain from the past, change negative patterns, and show your mate how much you care. This form of counseling helps you connect with the heart, (and emotions) which are the root of most relationship challenges. Based on Emotionally Focused Therapy and Caring For the Heart Ministries, couples experience counseling that goes beyond communication skills and conflict resolution.


About our counselors:

Board Chair

Jo Ellen Christian received her Masters Degree in Community Counseling from Denver Seminary in 2004. She has worked at a residential treatment center for eating disorders,  counseled the disabled and battered women and children in the community, and founded Healing Strides in 2004 to help individuals, couples, and families build happier, healthier lives. She uses a combination of office counseling, and experiential therapy such as Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Caring for the Heart © emotional and spiritual healing, dance, art, and other hands-on activities. She is trained in the use of EMDR, Prepare and Enrich, Equine Assisted Growth and Learning (EAGALA), and published a case study in the Journal of Psychology and Christianity.

Jo Ellen enjoys the outdoors, crafts, and spending time with Kevin, her husband for 38 years.

Kevin Christian has enjoyed a successful career path in IT, but his passion has been to help couples improve their relationships, and is trained in  Caring for the Heart © emotional and spiritual healing. He wrote the curriculum for Marriage Team Building, using social dance and other activities to bring couples closer together. He and Jo Ellen have taught dancing Just for Fun, and led classes and seminars for couples since 1999.


To schedule an appointment, or for more information, please call 303-797-9224



South Fellowship Church

6560 S. Broadway, Littleton Colorado