Todd Battles, J.D.
Todd Battles is currently completing his Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychology at The Family Institute of Northwestern University. He works as a counselor-intern at Life Coaching and Counseling Centers under the clinical supervision of James Fry, MA, LMHC. Todd formerly served as the Program Director of His Mansion Ministries, a Christ-centered, yearlong residential recovery community in New Hampshire for young men and women ages 18-35. In addition to the day to day oversight of the residential program, Todd did quite a bit of teaching, counseling and spiritual direction. He also served as a teaching elder at The Meeting Place Church in Deering, NH. Before His Mansion, Todd worked at L'Abri Fellowship in Southborough, MA.
Todd has also accrued both public and private sector professional experience in the areas of association management consulting, criminal defense and commercial real estate. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Theater from Colgate University (1995) and a Juris Doctor from Tulane University (2001). Todd is a member of the American Counseling Association, the American Association of Christian Counseling and the Christian Association for Psychological Studies.
Philosophy of Christian Counseling:
People long to be understood, to sense that their words carry weight and that their ideas have received a thoughtful hearing. According to Proverbs: "The purpose of a man’s heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.” (Proverbs 20:5). Insight is more precious than gold and the motivations of the human heart are not so easily discovered. Indeed, the patience and skill of an understanding person are required to draw out those deep waters. My desire is to be “a man of understanding” for each person I come to know and serve at Life Coaching & Counseling.
Integrating my Christ-centered, Biblical worldview with a relational and psychodynamic theoretical orientation to counseling and psychotherapy, I strive to go beyond solution-oriented counseling and psychological techniques that merely reduce symptoms and offer coping mechanisms. I am committed to helping people develop and mature toward healing and wholeness by giving careful attention to each person’s difficult past and present relationships, physical and emotional well-being, wellness behaviors, financial stability, and if desired, spiritual vitality. I commit to engaging with you by building trust, active and empathic listening, and providing supportive direction in service of your goals, objectives and ultimate well-being. I have a special heart for those struggling with addiction and life controlling problems.
Depression/Mood, Divorce, Grief/Loss, Anxiety/Phobia, Addictions/Substance Abuse, Child/Adolescent, Education Problems, Attention/Hyperactivity, Gender/Sexuality, Sexual Difficulties, Personality Disorders, Thought Disorders, Impulse Control, Trauma/Stress, Physical/Emotional Abuse, Adjustment Disorders,
Age-related Problems, Relationship Problems, Recovery from Co-Dependency.
Emotional: Anxiety, Fear, Depression, Anger.
Relational: Partner, Family, Child, Employer/Employee.
Situational: Health, Occupational, Financial, Role or Age Changes.
Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elders.
“I believe that a different therapy must be constructed for each patient because each has a unique story.”
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change."
– Irvin D. Yalom
– Carl Rogers