Paul and Kim Barger, pictured in front of the Strength of Life Counseling building in downtown Wenatchee.
Paul Barger, M.A. is a Washington Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). He earned his B.A. in Psychology from Biola University in La Mirada, CA (1990), and his M.A. in Counseling from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA (1994). He also earned a Certificate in Biblical Studies from the Lutheran Bible Institute of Seattle in Issaquah, WA (1984).
Paul's areas of expertise include marital therapy, family issues, sexual trauma, depression, anxiety, select addictions and spiritual issues.
Kim Barger, M.A., is a Washington Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Eckerd College in St.Petersburg, Fl (1990), and her M.A. in Counseling from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA (1994).
Kim's areas of expertise include child and adolescent issues, family dynamics, and women's issues including incest, sexual trauma, codependency and boundary issues.
The Bargers have 30 years of combined experience working in a variety of settings, including psychiatric inpatient, adolescent and adult residential, and private practice.
Strength of Life Counseling Services was founded out of a passion to serve our clients by providing biblical principals to overcome life’s challenges. Often times, an individuals’ strength for life can be drained due to personal or relational struggles.They may begin to develop symptoms that disrupt their day-to-day functioning and relationships. A person who is struggling to this degree has either lost a sense of themselves, or never had a significant understanding of who they are. In other words, they have lost the strength of their life as God intended it. We believe that for them to properly understand themselves requires a relationship with God, and knowledge of who they are in His eyes.
God did not intend for us to deal with individual and relational problems on our own. He has called us to a state of dependency on Him and others for help, growth and strength in times of weakness, need and vulnerability.Only when we acknowledge this, can we receive what we need and experience fullness of life.