Roots of Life Christian Counsel Ministries, LLC is a ministry that seeks to help and guide individuals, couples, and families who are struggling in a state of spiritual and emotional brokenness by offering empathy, genuineness, hope, peace, and restoration through the process of root discovery of unresolved past hurts from​ broken relationships.  This ministry unique approach to counsel incorporates principles of holistic nursing of addressing the whole person in mind, body, and spirit, theological principles based on God's Word, and psychological theory of human behavior, and spirituality concepts.  

Scriptural Foundation:

The Gospel of John 15:5 (NIV) "I am the vine; you are the branches.  If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."  Roots are indicative of a source, cause, motive, and reason.  Roots are grounded and hidden in darkness, beneath the foundation of what our natural eyes cannot see.  Roots are the source of nourishment and strength to a growing tree, thus resembles our growing nature as created human beings rooted in God through Jesus Christ who is the source of our healing and strength. 

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Holistic​ healing for the b-r-o-k-e-n spirit, mind, and body through biblical counsel.

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Roots of Life Christian Counsel Ministries, LLC practices and abides by the AACC Code of Ethics for Christian counselors and ethical principles of doing no harm to its clients during the duration of the therapeutic pastoral counseling relationship; does not discriminate or biases against persons because of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, cultural diversity, or belief background.

Ministry Mission

Roots of Life Christian Counsel Ministries, LLC mission is to provide holistic healing for distressed individuals, couples, and families who are struggling with unresolved emotional pain and feel broken in spirit, mind, and body through biblical counsel.

Ministry ​Vision

Roots of Life Christian Counsel Ministries, LLC ministry vision is to guide individuals from a state of brokenness to a place of hope, peace, restoration, and purpose through building his/her relationship with God, relationship with self, and relationship with others towards emotional, psychological, mental health, and spiritual maturity in Christ.

Counsel Approach

Our approach is utilizing a Evidence-Based Christian Counseling program, Solution-Focused counseling model, Christian Cognitive-Behavioral techniques, Misbelief Therapy, and holistic nursing modalities of Christian meditation, imagery, and deep breathing exercises for short-term pastoral counseling encompassing theology, psychology, and spirituality. 

A Short Intr​oduction About The Founder

Minister Zinetta R. Baker, MA, BSN, RN, CLNC, CpastC, BCCC

CREDENTIALS: Certified Pastoral Counselor (CpastC) with graduate training from Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA, Graduate Divinity certificate program: Pastoral Counseling December 2018; Master of Arts degree (MA) in Human Service Counseling: Marriage and Family concentration in counseling women, adolescents (13-17), couples, and families; obtained from Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA May 2017; licensed Registered Professional Nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the College of New Rochelle: School of Nursing August 2003, actively practicing nursing for 25 years as a holistic nurse with psychiatric nursing experience; Certified Legal Nurse Consultant (CLNC) of  6 years and obtained from Vickie Milazzo Institute October 2014; Licensed Minister of 16 1/2 years and obtained licensure in the Gospel ministry November 2003 from my home church, Community Baptist Church, Englewood, NJ, Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Lester W. Taylor, Jr. Currently pursuing my Doctor of Philosophy: Developmental Psychology at Liberty University Online as of Summer 2021.

CERTIFICATIONS: Board Certified Christian Counselor (BCCC)- International Board of Christian Professional and Pastoral Counselors (June 2020); Certified Evidence-Based Christian Counseling- Light University (Dec 2019) and able to treat depression, anxiety, and moral injury from trauma; Certified Mental Health First Aid. National Council of Behavioral Health (Jan 2018) and trained in providing initial help to those experiencing mental health problems such as depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse disorders, and psychosis; Registered and Certified Prepare/Enrich Marriage Facilitator - Liberty University (Sept 2016) and equipped to provide premarital and marital couple assessments. 

ROLES: Held many roles in various capacities of ministry leadership from Associate Minister to the Senior Pastor (NJ), Youth Ministry mentor/leader and co-director of Community Saints 2050 AD Rites of Passage Program for 12-13 year old boys and girls in Englewood, NJ; Single Parent Ministry leader in Atlanta, GA; and held group counseling sessions for women and men within my current church and local community during select weekday evenings (FL).

Currently active in church membership at Majestic Life Ministries in Orlando, Fl with Senior Pastor Dr. Riva Tims and serve within the Medical Team Ministry and Pastoral Care Ministry for Pastoral counseling.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: Active member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)- Christian Care Connect network of Christian counselors (CCC) @ connect.aacc.net, American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC), International Board of Christian Counselors (IBCC), American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA), and National Association of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants (NACLNC).

What Is Pastoral Counseling

Pastoral counseling is a form of biblical counsel that integrates psychological theory intertwined with theology, faith, and spirituality towards holistically providing soul care to those seeking assistance with personal, family, marital and faith issues towards emotional healing and spiritual restoration. The Bible declares in 2 Timothy 3:16 (NIV)"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."  The Christian pastoral counselor holistic approach is aimed to guide individuals during their state of brokenness towards spiritual formation development encompassing their spirit, mind, heart, and body aligned with God's Word and their personal worldview beliefs/perspectives for living. The process of healing envelopes an holistic approach of collaborating with one's spirit, mind, heart, body and varies individually weighing influential factors of the degree/type of pain afflicted, environmental stimuli, relational ties, psychological well-being, and theological foundation. The truth of God’s Word offers hope, peace, and comfort in times of distress when seeking emotional healing and spiritual restoration of psychological well-being while also strengthening spiritual growth through faith and trust in the process. Healing occurs when one becomes self aware of their root problem(s), acknowledgement of his or her desire for overall well-being, and willingness to let go of the source of their pain that has wounded them by allowing the Holy Spirit to begin the healing transformation process of spirit, mind, heart, and body from their rooted beginning.

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