Christian counseling is a therapy focus area centering on intertwining the disciplines of faith and psychology to provide an approach to mental and emotional health that pulls from biblical teachings. Practitioners of this style of counseling incorporate religious scripture and teachings to guide you through challenging life issues. When facing turbulent life events, integrating and strengthening your faith may be the missing piece in finding proper treatment. A Christian counselor can help you to navigate life’s challenges in ways that respect your faith.
Depending upon the source, you may hear the terms Christian Counseling, Biblical Counseling and Pastorl Counseling used interchangeably. At Dynamic Counseling and Coaching Solutions (in an effort to differentiate the terms) we use the term Christian Counseling to indicate either the practice of psychotherapy by a state licensed clinician or the practice of counseling by a licensed Christian Counselor. Both of these (in the way we are using the terms) differ from Biblical Counseling.
“In simple terms Biblical Counseling is ministering Scripture to those who face struggles in life or who desire wisdom or God’s direction” (Babler, 2012). Biblical Counseling differs from Christian Counseling in that it focuses on meaningful change by way of spiritual, scriptural principles (i.e. the operation of God in the life of the individual and that individual’s cooperation with those processes).
At your request, we have Licensed Professional Counselors are available to provide services for you and your family with Christian counseling that incorporates your faith principles. While Dynamic Counseling and Coaching Solutions does not currently provide Biblical Counseling services, we do have a community partner for whom we can refer you should your situation cause you to seek this type of counseling.
Please consider carefully your specific needs and contact us for further guidance if you require assistance in choosing the right type of counselor for you. If necessary, we can refer you to our community partner or another organization for services we do not directly provide.