Christian counseling is the process
in which a professional counselor uses the tools of the mental health
profession, the truths of the Bible, and the wisdom of life experience
to help those in need.
A professional counselor is one who has a graduate
degree at the masters or doctoral level and is credentialed by a
governing body upon completion of rigorous requirements and examinations.
At ACC, this includes psychologists (PhD or PsyD), licensed professional
counselors (LPC), and licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT).
The tools of the mental health profession include
a wide range of techniques and assessment tools such as individual
psychotherapy, marital, family, and group therapy, psychological
The truths of the Bible include all the teachings
of Scripture but especially those that bear on our relationship
with God and with one another. The Bible offers profound truths
regarding human nature, sin, redemption, and grace. The Christian
counselor measures all other concepts or ideas by the truths of
Scripture. Though we are guided by these teachings, we do not impose
our views on our clients but rather meet them where they are.
The wisdom of life experience is the learning that
each counselor and client bring to the counseling situation to aid
in the process of understanding or change.
Those in need are the clients who find their way
to a counselor’s office. They are adults, children, couples,
and families. They may be self-referred, or may come at the suggestion
of a pastor, physician, loved one, former client, teacher, or friend.
The needs they bring can range from being helped through a job change,
to recovering from profound abuse.
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