Choosing a Christian Counselor

Choosing a Christian counselor means looking at the counselor’s faith as well as credentials. Anyone can call himself a Christian counselor.  Some are counselors who aren’t particularly Christian in their approach to counseling.  Others may be Christians...

More on Bibliotherapy

When I recommend a book to clients, I encourage them to read it three times. #108220649 / gettyimages.com First, read it through as you would any book. When you have finished reading it the first time, immediately turn back to page one and read it through again. Only...

Self Help Books & Counseling

Read Two Books and Call Me In the Morning I often recommend self help books to my clients. Not as a substitute for counseling, but as an adjunct to counseling. The books I most often recommend are in the sidebar on the right. One reason I recommend self help books is...

Choosing a Therapist

I did a quick internet search and found lots of advice on how to find the right therapist/counselor for you or a family member. Some of the best advice is below: From Psychology Today: Here’s a brief checklist of qualities to look for when seeking a counseling...

Dropping Out of Therapy

I hate it when my clients prematurely drop out of therapy. And not just for the same obvious reasons our business manager hates to have clients drop out. It’s not those who are nearing the end of therapy and doing better that I get upset over, it’s those...

Counseling: It’s Who I Am

“How do you do this (counseling) all day long?”  Usually this is asked at the end of a particularly difficult or emotional session.  It’s often followed by the statement, “I couldn’t do what you do”.  The truth is, I probably couldn’t do what you do....

Christian Counseling Education

I received an email some time ago from a minister who asked the following questions: I have been in full-time ministry for the past 11 years working in youth/family/pulpit/evangelistic ministry. I am currently enrolled (in a) MA in Marriage and Family Therapy...

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