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​My name is Joel Gipson and I am a licensed mental health counselor associate and I am a Christian. I created Hope 4 Shame as a way to bring awareness about mental health to church leaders and equip them to minister, love, encourage those in their congregations who are dealing with mental health symptoms.

I have been working in the mental health field for 5 years in the Seattle area and I have met many men, women, and families who are Christian and have mental health conditions. For some they do not believe there is hope, faith and enough love for what they are dealing with. My hope is that we can partner together to make them see that in Christ they have hope for their shame. 


Hope for Shame provides workshops, trainings, individual consulting and more to give a better understanding of mental health conditions to church leadership. We hope to provide a place for you as church leaders to dialogue, share, and learn about how your congregation, community and church can be a refuge for those with mental health conditions.