Ministry Counseling

We know that as a pastor, you may have concerns about referring people from your flock to a counselor.

Some Potential Concerns

  1. The counselor may not be a Christian.
  2. The counselor may be a Christian, but have a conflicting theology.
  3. If you send a struggling couple to a counselor, the counselor may encourage divorce.
  4. The counselor may see “clinical” problems where you see a moral problem.
  5. 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

  1. We are Christian, Protestant, and Evangelical.
  2. We believe that clinical and moral issues often overlap.
  3. Clinical problems do not excuse immorality.
  4. Both “healthy changes” and sanctification are processes that take time and encouragement.

Our process makes us different from other counselors

  1. We start by getting permission from our clients to communicate with you, their pastor.
  2. We will consult with you to understand any spiritual issues under consideration.
  3. The consultation can happen in person or by phone, whichever is most convenient for you.
  4. We will send you a monthly progress summary about how things are going.
  5. The first session is free of charge.
  6. 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.

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