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This is a discussion panel on the relationship between mental health and Scripture.  Owen Center counselors Gary Spooner and Braden Benson are joined by Nick Coniglio, another local counselor, to discuss the dynamics of depression, anxiety, mental health, counseling, and where the bible speaks into our suffering.  Thank you to First Baptist Church Opelika for hosting and sharing the video link found below:

The discussion panel begins at the 30:00 minute mark.


Braden holds a Master of Arts of Christian Counseling and a Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC. He received a degree in Psychology from Mississippi State University with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and is a member of the Association of Biblical Counselors (ABC). He is also a Certified Christian Trauma Care Provider—Level 1. For the past seven years, he and his wife Victoria have worked in counseling ministries, adult Christian education, and with Joni & Friends, a Christ-based ministry to the disabled. Through the Owen Center, Braden pursues a life-calling to serve Christ by cultivating the ministry of biblical counseling in the Auburn community.