Christian Counseling Practices
Christian counselor's approach psychology through the lens of the Bible. They enter a Spirit-led process of change and growth. A Christian counselor can use the tools of psychology to reveal to people their need for a deeper healing than what the science of psychology can provide. Jesus Christ, and the Bible are the model for Christian counseling practices. Christian counselors know that when people search for God, they find Him. Faith and Prayer is an integral part of the healing process.
Jeremiah 29:13 says, " You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart." Proverbs 8:17 says, ""I love those who love me;And those who diligently seek me will find me." Mathew 7:7 says, ""Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you."
Treatment Guidelines for Mental Health Practitioners
Treatment guidelines for mental health practitioners currently address multiple sources of problems such as the biological, psychological, and social functioning of the individual. Most recently, psychological treatments acknowledges that spirituality should also be a focus of the healing process. Spiritual discussions are not rare in counseling rooms, however certain guidelines require a counselor not to impose his or her values or beliefs upon a client. If the topic of spirituality opens, one may lead a client to search.
It Takes a Team
The goal of Christian Counselor's and Mental Health Care physicians (Psychologist/Psychiatrist/Therapist) is to bring one into a healthy mental well being. Help includes family, friends, and or licensed professionals which includes Doctors, Pastors, Psychiatrists, Counselors, and Chaplains.
Remember,The Choice is yours.
"The Lord Himself Goes before you and will be with you, He will never leave you nor forsake you: Do not be afraid, Do not be discouraged (Deuteronomy 31:8)."