We know that as a pastor, you may have concerns about referring people from your flock to a counselor.
Some Potential Concerns
- The counselor may not be a Christian.
- The counselor may be a Christian, but have a conflicting theology.
- If you send a struggling couple to a counselor, the counselor may encourage divorce.
- The counselor may see “clinical” problems where you see a moral problem.
- Worse, you may refer a parishioner or congregant to a counselor, and then never hear from them again.
At Real Life Counseling, we want to ease those concerns.
Our values make us different from other counselors
- We are Christian, Protestant, and Evangelical.
- We believe that clinical and moral issues often overlap.
- Clinical problems do not excuse immorality.
- Both “healthy changes” and sanctification are processes that take time and encouragement.
Our process makes us different from other counselors
- We start by getting permission from our clients to communicate with you, their pastor.
- We will consult with you to understand any spiritual issues under consideration.
- The consultation can happen in person or by phone, whichever is most convenient for you.
- We will send you a monthly progress summary about how things are going.
- The first session is free of charge.
- Starting at the second session, we work on a sliding scale.
We would love to support you or your staff however we can. Please contact us if you have any questions, or if you would like to make a referral.