I was not confortable with this counselor and his methods seem out of date . I would not recommend him.
Posted: 11/19/2013 • Last edited: 11/20/2013 • Link to this review
I am not the right fit for everyone that comes to see me. I am sorry that you were not comfortable, but I do explain to all clients that I understand that I may not be the right fit for them. I wished you could have discussed the reasons with me and I could I offered you an appropriate referral. I hope you find what you are looking for.
Clint claims to be a Christian counselor yet he does not believe in Biblical principles concerning marriage. He does not believe in commitment and is quick to advise divorce when one person is not satisfied with the marriage. I went to two counseling sessions with my husband, the first thing he said was that we would work on the marriage and then talk about divorce. He never even mentioned God's plan for marriage. I wonder how many marriages could have been saved if couples has sought true Christian counseling. Clint may or may not be a good counselor, but if you want true Biblical counseling I would suggest that you look elsewhere.
Posted: 7/10/2012 • Last edited: 11/19/2013 • Link to this review
I am very sorry to hear that your experience was not what you wanted. I am not the "right" person for everyone and tell people this the first session. I wish you could have talked about your feelings with me at the time so we could have been better able to meet your needs. Since I do not know who you are and I protect clients confidentiality I have no way of knowing the nature of your situation that we discussed. However, I frequently quote Ephesians 5 as my guide for couples, that both must serve each other and meet each others needs first before worrying about their own needs. I also talk about Phillippians 2 and Jesus talking about giving your life away as part a marriage. Anyone that has heard me speak or seen my videos on my website has no doubt as to basis in scripture and truth that I use. It is true that I do not pull out the Bible itself and quote directly from it, or tell you "what God says." I am a counselor who is a Christian and they are tools to help those who have that as a reference point for themselves. If any part of the couple is unwilling to do this then marriages will not work. I cannot make decisions for people, they have to decide what they will do with their relationships and lives. I have never presented myself as a"biblical" counselor. I do use the truth of scripture. All truth is God's truth no matter where you find it. God is the creator of it all. Again, I am truly sorry that your experience was not as you wanted and I hope you found what you needed to keep your marriage alive, fruitful and growing for both of you!
My husband and I were married going on 21 years when we first went to see Clint. He helped us through some really tough times in our marriage. We did all the work but we couldn't and wouldn't have had Clint not provided us with the tools. Counseling is not easy, and it takes real change for life to get better. Clint makes counseling feel more personal and less clinical. He cares about his clients and he cares about what he does. He wants to help people live a happier life! The Serenity Center is a great place to go, relax, open up, air out, and learn to live a fuller, happier, healthier life.
Posted: 6/12/2012 • Link to this review
Thank you so much for your review! It is great to know that your family can be different today! I am happy to know that God can use any circumstances to bring about change if people are willing to work towards it! It is an honor and privilege to serve you and your family!!!
I am thankful to Clint and The Serenity Center because he has helped so many people. He helped me to think in a healthy way. He has helped many of my friends and he is truly a caring man. He is trustworthy and there is no doubt that you can be completely vulnerable in his presence. Anytime someone asks me if I know any good counselors, I give them Clint's number. He is genuine and he truly cares about people!
Posted: 4/01/2012 • Link to this review
Thank you so much! I am honored and privileged to be a part of people's lives. Being vulnerable, real, is the most basic tool needed for anyone to achieve change in their life. I am glad that I can offer this and that you have been able to share it with me and others in your life! You offer so much to all those you encounter from day to day!
When you come to a place where you know you can't find the answers on your own it's amazing to know that you can enter a room with a trusted counselor, be venerable, & learn to trust and love yourself again. I am so grateful to Clint Payne & the Serenity Center for the patient love and guidance that has brought me to where I am today.
Posted: 3/26/2012 • Last edited: 7/10/2012 • Link to this review
Thank you! Vulnerability is a key to change. It allows us to be real and live in reality. It is the hardest part of counseling/coaching/therapy for anyone that has the courage to come to a counselor. I appreciate your willingness to be vulnerable and find ways to make life better. It is an honor and a privilege!
WOW you mean life can be this easy?!?! Marriage, children, work all brought into prospective & so worth the small step of reaching out to The Serenity Center. It's not just marriage therapy, it pursuing LIFE! The entire team at The Serenity Center has helped us step over the stumbling blocks of life. I would rather invest my $ into understanding to process life at a more peaceful level than to keep going full speed ahead until I crash taking all my loved ones down with me. I look at it this way, I would rather invest in me & my family to keep us on the same page than to go out to dinner on that $. I am very grateful how my family is progressing from anger into understanding with compassion. Thank you so very much Clint Payne, Jennifer Smith, Ken Turner, & Jessica - you all have made a difference in the Hite family!!
Posted: 3/26/2012 • Link to this review
WOW! Thank you! I appreciate your willingness to look at yourself, your families willingness to be open, and the the great strength you have found in this process! You have been able to teach me and that learning has helped me in helping others! Your impact on the world is tremendous!
Clint listened to the problems, did a great job of checking to make sure he heard it right, and then came up with a game plan to take us in the right direction. It doesn't get any better than his listening, analysis, and recommendations.
Posted: 3/26/2012 • Link to this review
Thank you for this. I try to make sure I understand your experience. Listening is an act of love and caring. It is also one of the first steps to making lasting change happen! I appreciate your willingness to open your life up and share it.
My wife and I have just started going to Clint and have found him very helpful. Clint is a great guy that is easy to talk with and has a great deal of knowledge. Everyone needs a little help from time to time and I would highly recommend Clint.
Posted: 8/08/2007 • Last edited: 7/10/2012 • Link to this review
Thanks so much for your comments. I appreciate everyone's willingness to work on themselves and that they would allow me to be a part of such important work in their live's. I am humbled.
Clint Payne, of The Serenity Center has really helped me regain my wavering sense of self esteem. Going through a divorce is never easy, but Clint has allowed me to reflect on past mistakes in the relationship in a manner that assures growth and a sense of ease for my future decision making in this arena. I will always be grateful to Clint for showing me that I was indeed capable of improving my broken "picker" so as to ensure a better life with or without a mate. Clint is also very flexible about scheduling and rescheduling appointments. He is easy to communicate with and available online as well. Kudo's to Clint! Sue Watson(formerly Hernandez)
Posted: 6/01/2007 • Last edited: 7/10/2012 • Link to this review
Thanks so much for your kind words. I consider it a privilege that I am allowed on anyone's journey through life. Your work is extraordinary!
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