Christian counseling at New Covenant offers you a pathway from your pain and suffering to a more vibrant and joyful life in your relationship with Jesus Christ. Typical problems addressed include:  depression, prolonged grief, anxiety, stress, marriage and family conflict, problems associated with childhood and adolescence, as well as stage of life issues and emotional healing needs.

Our counseling services are offered to all members of our community and surrounding areas who are seeking Christian mental health care. Our staff is experienced with adults, couples, children, and families. You do not need to be a member of New Covenant United Methodist Church to receive services.


The membership of New Covenant United Methodist Church has responded to God’s call to bear one another’s burdens by offering a Christian Counseling ministry. We offer quality Christian counseling provided by licensed and experienced mental health counselors.  By combining Biblical truths and the power of the Holy Spirit with psychological principles, Christian counseling offers a pathway from pain and suffering to a more vibrant and joyful life and relationship with Jesus Christ.  We believe that the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit and the responsible actions of individuals work together to heal and restore regardless of the difficulty.


Payment for services is determined by a sliding fee scale based on your annual household income. The scale ranges from $60 to $25 per session. Your fee will be discussed at your first appointment. No insurance reimbursement option is available. A scholarship program is available for those with financial need. Our goal is to make quality Christian counseling available to everyone regardless of income.

To schedule an appointment, please call the Congregational Care Office at (352) 750-4529.


Connie Giguere

Connie joined the New Covenant Counseling Ministry in July 2013. With over 35 years of experience in various mental health treatment settings, her experience includes developmental disabilities, mood disorders, prolonged grief, family of origin trauma and neglect, substance abuse, and marriage & family counseling. She earned a Master’s Degree in Education from University of Michigan in 1981. Feeling called by the Lord to specialize in Christian counseling, she completed a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary in 2005.  Connie’s passion is to help people develop a deeper and more vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ during the challenges and struggles of daily life.


Brenda Warren

Brenda joined the Counseling Ministry at New Covenant in June 2017, bringing with her a variety of experiences with individual and group divorce support and other recovery groups. She earned a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University in 2004 and was licensed as a professional counselor in her home state of Illinois. Brenda is also certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors. She has a deep compassion for people who suffer from all forms of social injustice. This led her to pursue licensure in Florida as a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern. She is responding to God’s call to “bear one another’s burdens” through the counseling ministry and serving with Helping Hands.