Minister

Mason Hale

Minister - Youth, Family Life, and Counseling Minister

About

This is Mason Hale. Mason has been serving the Old Hickory Church of Christ as the Youth, Family Life and Counseling Minister since 2016. He and his wife, Savannah, met at Freed-Hardeman and married in May of 2016. Mason is a native Texan who moved to Tennessee to attend Freed-Hardeman University.

Education

December 2015 - B.S. in Bible: Emphases in Youth & Family Ministry, Local Ministry, and Preaching; and a Minor in Psychology.
July 2019 - M.A. in Pastoral Care and Counseling
Current - M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Youth Ministry

The purpose of our youth ministry is to engage, encourage, educate, expand, and invite. All of our activities serve to promote this purpose, which support an abundant life as promised from John 10:10. Mason teaches the 6th-12th grade Bible classes on Sunday morning and Wednesday nights. He also holds a study we call Rooted during a weeknight where the teens study a deep Biblical topic to encourage mature spiritual growth. Retreats and stateside mission trips are favorites of the teens, and church camp is a favorite week for teens and adult volunteers.

Counseling

He provides counseling to our church and the community as he completes state requirements for licensure as a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapist (LCPT) and a Licensed Professional Counselor/Mental Health Service Provider (LPC/MHSP). Mason provides counseling for couples and individuals who are dealing with crisis, grief, depression, anxiety, spiritual struggles. His specific training includes the Gottman Method Couples Therapy levels 1 and 2, Prepare/Enrich for premarital counseling, Suicide Prevention and Intervention, Crisis and Trauma counseling, and Biblical and Spiritual counseling through the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). Mason is a member of the AACC, the Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors Association (TLPCA), and the Tennessee Association of Pastoral Therapists (TNAPT).

 

Current Responsibilities:

Youth Ministry Coordinator
Youth Group Class Teacher (Sunday Mornings, Wednesday Evenings)
Song Leading (Sunday Mornings and Evenings Biweekly, and Wednesday Evenings)
Old Hickory Counseling Ministry
BreakNight Before Care
Driving the Church Bus to Take Children Home after BreakNight Occasionally
One of the Website Editors
Author of the "Intentional Transformation" blog

Old Hickory Counseling Ministry

We believe that there is safety in the presence of counselors that are strongly devoted to wholistic wellness and submission to the Wonderful Counselor (Proverbs 11:14; Isaiah 9:6), and that God is available and waiting to be invited by you to continue his transformative process (Psalm 34:18; Romans 12:2). This counseling ministry offers help for those who are struggling in their faith, as well as a variety of very present life issues. Our counseling ministry is available by appointment only, and there are a limited number of client openings available. If you feel that now is the time to find help, give us a call at 615-847-2386 or email Mason at masonhale@ohcoc.com.

Services Provided

Couples Therapy
&
Individual Therapy for:
Children, Teens and Adults

I do not currently accept insurance.

Since this is a ministry, we do not currently charge a fee.

Clinical Focus

I work with a variety of presenting problems, but the areas I work most frequently with are:

Grief and Loss
Depression
Life Transitions
Relational Issues
Spiritual Struggles

My Training

Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network:
ASIST Suicide Intervention
Suicide to Hope (Prevention)

Parenting & Marriage Therapy:
Prepare Enrich
Level 1 & 2 Gottman Method
Emotion Coaching

Spiritual Therapy:
Caring for People God's Way
Breaking Free
Crisis Response & Trauma Care

Gottman Approved Member