Biblical Counseling

        We understand the reality of pain and suffering in this life, and the impact that suffering can have in every area of our lives. At Harbor Church, we are committed to helping people walk through seasons of suffering and challenges, and offering help and hope from the gospel. The standard counseling cycle lasts 8-12 weeks, with sessions lasting one hour to one hour and fifteen minutes. The base rate is $70/session with flexible pricing available for those financially burdened.

        Sara Gillander is our primary biblical counselor, she graduated with a BA from the University of Hawaii in 2008 where she studied communications, focusing on interpersonal relations. After spending years serving in youth and children’s ministries, as well as spending time overseas as a missionary, she felt called to pursue counseling particularly for young women. In 2014, Sara graduated with MDiv from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where she studied biblical counseling and theological studies. She worked as a teacher in a private Christian school for four years while serving in women’s ministry and counseling at Harbor Church North Shore part time before deciding to pursue counseling as her primary ministry. Sara is a certified biblical counselor through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) providing services primarily to women and children. She lives in Waialua with her husband and has one child on the way.
        Pastor John is the primary counselor for men. He and Sara may team counsel for couples.

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