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Lindsay Ensign


Marissa Halstead Affordable Christian Counseling


  • communication
  • life transitions
  • finding purpose/direction
  • self-esteem/self-worth/self-concept issues
  • play therapy
  • internal struggles/conflicts
  • family relational stress
  • anxiety/depression
  • spiritual development
  • women’s issues
  • premarital counseling (SYMBIS certified)


Client focus


  • children (5+)
  • preteens/tweens
  • teenagers
  • adults (18+)

counseling type

  • individuals
  • couples
  • family

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” – Philippians 4:8

Philosophy and Therapeutic Approach

Sometimes it’s hard to lay our burdens at the feet of Jesus. Wherever you are, whatever you are going through, that is precisely where I would like to meet you. My greatest desire is to be a conduit for the Lord to bring healing, restoration, and peace to your life. I want you to know that you don’t have to go it alone–I am in your corner.

I don’t think that therapy in and of itself is anything magical. It’s your willingness to show up and do the hard work–that’s the magic of the therapeutic process. You bravely desiring to pursue change in your life is the key to unlocking your healing. I am honored to walk alongside you to help facilitate this process.

What to Expect in Therapy

Sometimes just filling out the forms and scheduling your first appointment is the hardest part of beginning therapy. But I believe you can do hard things, and I’m so glad you’re here!

My goal is to create a safe space for you to process what you are going through and to be your biggest champion. Your first session with me is a time to get to know each other and make sure we’re a good match. We will go through the practical parts of the therapeutic process as well as talk about your goals and what you’d like to get out of therapy. I will listen empathetically and ensure you feel heard.

What therapy looks like for you might look different than it does for someone else. Sometimes you need a space to process or someone who can keep you accountable to your goals. Sometimes you need tools for behavior modification or strategies for communication. Sometimes you need support as you work through a hard season of life. Whatever you are coming to counseling for, I am here for you!

Personal Qualifications and Experience

Prior to pursuing my Master’s of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Liberty University, I worked at a residential treatment facility for children in complex situations. Additionally, I have experience supporting educators of high schoolers with severe behavioral needs.

At Cornerstone, I work with adults, teens, children, and families, as well as women struggling with postpartum depression and anxiety.

Personal Interests

My favorite activity (and the key to my heart) is laughter. It does not discriminate and you can do it anywhere with anybody. When I have the type of laugh that makes my stomach hurt and tears roll down my cheeks, I always think to myself, “I hope this is what heaven is like.”  

Until I learned to trust, 

I never learned to pray; 

I never learned to fully trust 

‘Till sorrows came my way. 

Until I felt my weakness, 

His strength I never knew— 

Nor dreamed ’till I was stricken 

That He would see me through. 

Who deepest drinks of sorrow, 

Drinks deepest, too, of grace; 

He sends the storm, so He Himself 

Can be our hiding place. 

His heart that seeks our highest good, 

Knows well when things annoy; 

We would not long for heaven 

If earth held only joy. 

—Author Unknown 

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