About

My Mission as a Counselor

Reconnection, Reconciliation, and Restoration are all God’s initiative through Christ. Therefore, my role as your counselor is to be a guide as you Reconnect to God, self and others, Reconcile important relationships and experience Restoration from brokenness. It is always my mission to help people see themselves as God does– through a lens of grace and not through the lens of mistakes.

Reconnection

Reconnection simply means to return after being absent or connecting something that has been severed. Reconnection is learning to be curious and attentive to what you’re going through while developing compassion and a deeper understanding of self and relationships.

Reconciliation

Reconciliation is a way of renegotiating your relationship and coming to terms with a new way of functioning –whether you are leaving or staying in a relationship. However, reconciliation does not always mean restoration.

Restoration

Restoration is rebuilding a relationship to what it was originally intended to be. Restoration starts with honesty and authenticity and occurs when two people agree to come together and pursue a new way of moving forward in unity.

Michon McCorkle, MA, MBA, LMFT

I am Michon McCorkle, the owner of Family Matters Christian Counseling, located in Carmel, Indiana.

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in both Indiana and North Carolina. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Winston Salem State University, I’ve earned a Masters of Business Administration from Montreat College and a Masters of Arts Degree in Christian Counseling from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. I spent several years in various roles working in Corporate and Investment Banking but was not fulfilled with the work I was doing. In 2011, I took a leap of faith and pursued my passion of becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist.

Most of my life I have felt compelled by God to minister to the needs of others by supporting, helping, encouraging, and empowering people to experience freedom, wholeness, and healing. I draw on both my past and present vocations to provide my clients with the tools and resources to overcome personal, professional or relational obstacles. My passion for Christian Counseling arises from personal experiences of healing and my conviction that with God we can do what seems impossible. Using my professional insight, I can offer you a partnership that will lead you to a deeper understanding of how thoughts, beliefs and behaviors influence your view of self, others and circumstances. This journey will help you discover the true, authentic “self” that God created you to be.

I have been married for 18 years and have one amazing son. In my leisure time, I enjoy morning coffee on my porch, traveling, biking, long walks, reading, bible studies, and hosting family and friends.

“I’m convinced that Michon is the best at what she does. When we met a few years ago, I had no idea that she would have such a positive impact on my life. Our sessions have positively impacted my friends and family as well. Michon is very professional, understanding, personable, thorough and wise. She was able to help me recognize what was going on with me within the first few sessions. I’ve never felt judgment just an outpouring of love and support. I’ve been counseled by Michon as both a single and married woman. I’m certain my marriage is better because of it. My husband is now seeing Michon and his life is being changed as well. God blessed us with godly wise counsel and we would recommend the same for you.”

 – N.J.

“…I can honestly say therapy with her has saved my life. I’ve grown my self-esteem, confidence, spiritual relationship, and learned to value myself before anyone else. Michon is so genuine in her quest to help you live your very best life; she provides a listening ear, rationale guidance, and even homework to help you truly make the most out of your sessions. I’ve referred so many close friends because they have seen such a drastic change in my life. I cannot express my immense gratitude to have found her and I’m so glad I’ve been able to even maintain virtual sessions once we were no longer in the same city.”

 – N.O.

“Michon is nothing short of extraordinary. We came to her at a fragile and volatile period in our marriage. Through her expertise we were able to address some long-standing dysfunction and do the work to completely restore our marriage. Here we are walking into year 5; without her we wouldn’t have made it past year 2. Her guidance has extended into all of our familial relationships as well. We are ushering our families into healthy relationships and boundaries. We can’t thank you enough Michon! We often jest that if we could fly you out to every family event, we would.”

-Y.B. & D.B.

FAQs

What is therapy like?

Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy session. Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development. However, it is most common to schedule regular weekly sessions.

What is Christian Counseling?

Christian Counseling is the process of integrating biblical principles, the science of psychology and faith based support in the practice of therapy. This approach provides the space to invite God into the healing process. Christian Counseling is inclusive and respectful of all people, however, identifying as a Christian is NOT a prerequisite to participate. Integration of Biblical principles are optional and are used only to the degree with which you are comfortable.

Does what we talk about in therapy remain confidential?

Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and psychotherapist. Successful therapy requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but the therapist’s office. By law I cannot release any information without obtaining your written permission. However, state law and professional ethics require therapists to maintain confidentiality except for the following situations:

  • Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders.
  • If the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or harm another person.
Insurance

As a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist a majority of insurance companies will reimburse for a portion of my services as an “out-of-network” provider. You should discuss out-of-network mental health benefits with your insurance company. Clients who qualify for out-of-network benefits may request a superbill which can be submitted to insurance for reimbursement.

Resource Links

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American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

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The National Domestic Violence Hotline

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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5 Love Languages Assessment

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