Tres Adames, MDiv, BCPC
I am a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor and the host of Ask a Christian Counselor, a podcast on Christian counseling, spirituality, and mental health. I am also the Director of Arizona Christian Counseling, a pastoral counseling practice located in Phoenix, Arizona.
I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, but moved out of state for college and seminary. I graduated from Asbury University near Lexington, Kentucky and Wesley Biblical Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. I moved back to Phoenix, Arizona in 2010.
I founded Arizona Christian Counseling in 2012 and have slowly grown the practice over the years. We currently have several counselors on staff who serve various populations at locations throughout the Phoenix area. I started the podcast the same year the practice was formed in 2012.
My Theology and Beliefs
I am a member of the United Methodist Church with previous pastoral and leadership experience in the Free Methodist Church and the Church of the Nazarene. My theology and approach is Wesleyan-Arminian. I am passionate about the integration of spirituality and mental health, and enjoy serving people and helping them connect with God on a deeper level.
My Counseling Approach
As a pastoral counselor, I specialize in one-on-one individual counseling for teenagers and adults. I also specialize in working with members of the LGBTQ community—especially those struggling to reconcile their sexual orientation and their faith. I am comfortable discussing difficult topics and enjoy helping people through the angst and confusion that comes with life. I have a desire to help others after going through my own spiritual journey of healing and transformation.
My Hope for the Podcast
I originally started the podcast in 2012 for clients of our practice, to supplement the help they already receive in counseling. The show has expanded beyond and now reaches thousands of listeners every month around the world. My hope is to help others learn more about themselves, grow deeper spiritually and emotionally in their relationships and in their walk with God. Thank you for your support of this vital ministry.