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Our Approach to Counseling
Motive Transition Therapy®

Motive Transition Therapy® is a highly effective approach to emotional healing and is the reason for Rock House Center’s superior and consistent client results. It is Rock House Center’s proprietary therapy, developed over 12 years of successful application of Biblical principles to address the root causes of emotional suffering, self-defeating behaviors, and troubled relationships. Motive Transition Therapy® is an evidenced-based therapy that has been validated by ongoing data analysis of every client who completes the program. Pre- and post- self-assessments are collected, analyzed, and added to the growing data base of results used to monitor consistency and effectiveness of outcomes. Rock House Center uses no other type of therapy.

Distinct from traditional behavior health therapies:

Traditional psychotherapy, Christian counseling, and psychiatry typically seek to change emotions and modify behavior through medications and talk therapy. These approaches are more focused on controlling symptoms than resolving root causes. While change can be experienced through these methods, consistent positive change is usually not sustainable when medication or talk therapy is concluded.1,2 The focus of traditional behavioral health on symptom management is inherently different from the Motive Transition Therapy® approach of identifying and resolving root causes on a spiritual level. At Rock House Center, we believe that resolving root causes is the best pathway to the sustainable life change our clients seek.

Limited duration:

While other forms of counseling and treatment are open-ended, potentially continuing over an protracted period, the RHC process is limited to 32 hours of counseling typically provided over 16 weeks. Clients may choose to meet weekly or every other week or twice weekly. It is uncommon for our clients to continue beyond 32 hours of counseling. Our therapy is not designed to 'journey through life' with clients helping them 'cope with their struggles' as may be the case with secular therapies. Motive Transition Therapy is designed to seek God's resolution to life challenges and launch clients on a new life trajectory, with minimal need for additional counseling.

Methodology:

At Rock House Center, we use our proprietary Motive Transition Therapy® counseling model to uncover the root causes of negative emotions and unwanted behaviors. As each cause is identified, we guide our clients through healing at the source of their struggle in the context of Biblical truth and prayer. This process is facilitated by a Biblical counselor and includes home study of our daily devotional materials and weekly video resources to advance personal heart change between counseling sessions. Staying engaged in the healing process between one-on-one sessions is another way we differ from tradition therapies. With Motive Transition Therapy® materials, there is a consistent daily focus on healing between each session that serves to accelerate and increase healing.

No Mental Health Stigma:

At Rock House Center, we do not label or diagnose our clients as we do not provide any form of traditional behavior health services. There is no mental health diagnosis in a client's file and no stigma of engaging a mental health practitioner. Motive Transition Therapy® does not incorporate or attempt to replicate mental health practices. RHC counselors are trained and certified in our proprietary Biblical counseling approach and use only that methodology.

Motive Transition Therapy® Resources:

Clients are provided three basic resources to address their needs:

  1. OneOne-on-one counseling time with a certified Rock House Center counselor
  2. 16-section devotional guide, complete with 300+ days of content providing a biblical foundation to advance at home between sessions
  3. 16 videos (45-60 minutes in duration) that correlate to the 16-section devotional guide, also viewed between sessions

Process:

  1. Introductory counseling session, which includes an assessment and consultation, establishes a launch for the counseling program
  2. One-on-one sessions with a Biblical counselor supported by devotional guide and videos
  3. Program is a defined duration of 16 sessions or 32 hours of counseling, but clients only commit for each next session as scheduled. Full program completion is recommended as long as the client and their counselor agree that the sessions are productive. Clients can anticipate experiencing the best results after full program completion, as the impact is cumulative throughout the process.
  4. Clients are always welcome to return to Rock House Center for additional sessions as they feel the need.

Our Grateful Clients are best at describing the results of our Biblically-based therapy approach:

  • "The change is surreal"
  • "Can't believe the peace I have now"
  • "I have been struggling so long I can't believe this is real"
  • "Peace I haven't had since I was a child"
  • "A veil has been removed"
  • "Very fortunate"
  • "Only God could do this for me"
  • "Rewired"
  • "New operating system"
  • "A dark cloud has been lifted"
  • "My anxiety about work is gone"
  • "Miraculous"
  • "Lifelong burden lifted"
  • "Totally amazing"
  • "Life changing"
  • "Very grateful"
  • "I sleep through the night now"
  • "Awesome"
  • "I have ceased striving"
  • "God has changed me in unexpected ways"
  • "Given me new life"
  • "I have patience and empathy for people that used to make me mad"
  • "Deepest healing I have ever experienced"
  • "I see God's love for me in a totally new way"

Rock House Center's Motive Transition Therapy® has been shown to be very effective in addressing the following issues:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Fear of provision
  • Boss and job problems
  • Self-destructive behaviors
  • Addictive behaviors
  • Eating issues
  • Substance abuse
  • Family or relational conflict
  • Marriage problems
  • Sexual intimacy issues within marriage
  • Pre-Marital counseling
  • Parenting struggles
    • Troubled children, teens, adolescents, young adults
  • Attention, concentration, focus issues
  • Obsessions
  • Emotional/physical/sexual abuse
  • Suicidal tendencies

Footnotes to articles

1. Mental Health Care often Ineffective, by Leonard Bickman, PhD., professor at Vanderbilt University Reprinted from an opinion article, in the Tennessean on February 11, 2013

2. Why Psychiatry Needs Therapy, by Edward Shorter, Ph.D. Harvard, F.R.S.C., professor of the history of medicine and psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Toronto. Reprinted from an opinion article, in the Wall Street Journal on February 27, 2010