Mike Sorenson is the director of Safe Harbor Christian Counseling in Delaware and the Philadelphia area.He is state-licensed as a professional counselor in both Pennsylvania and Delaware. Mike has lived most of his life in Oklahoma and Texas. He became a believer in Christ while a student at the University of Oklahoma and sought during those early years to define the purpose God had for his life. Shortly after his graduation in May of 2000, he felt God was calling him into professional counseling. A short time later, he enrolled at Dallas Theological Seminary, where he obtained a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling.
Mike moved to Maryland in November of 2006 to begin working for Safe Harbor. Since then, he has appreciated the opportunity to integrate his theological and spiritual knowledge with sound, clinical practice in counseling. He has worked with individuals, couples, and families, walking with people through many different kinds of struggles. With this opportunity has come the privilege of seeing God work in a variety of amazing ways in people's lives.
Mike believes that true lasting change is a product of the grace of God through the Holy Spirit, but that good clinical technique and genuine empathy can be a powerful vehicle for God to use. He also believes that the client knows better than anyone the true nature of the problem, as well as its solution. Thus, he sees counseling as a process of exploration where he walks alongside the client to discover what God wants to do in that person. While prayer, Scripture reading, and other spiritual exercises may play a crucial role in a person's development, Mike only believes in using these techniques to the extent with which the client is comfortable.He aims to follow Paul's model with the Corinthians, where it is "not that we lord it over your faith, but we work with you for your joy..." (2Cor 1:24).
Mike became the director of Safe Harbor Christian Counseling's practice in the Philadelphia metro area in August of 2008. His vision for Safe Harbor in Delaware and the Philadelphia area is that it will be a vehicle by which God can work to heal the deep emotional, spiritual, and relational wounds in the lives of those who come.