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What is Christian Counseling?

What is Christian Counseling?

Christian counseling focuses on intertwining the disciplines of faith and psychology to provide an approach to mental and emotional health that pulls from biblical teachings. Practitioners of this style of counseling incorporate religious scripture and teachings to guide you through challenging life issues. When facing turbulent life events, incorporating and strengthening your faith may be the missing piece in finding proper treatment.

Origins of Christian Counseling

Rooted deep within biblical accounts, this form of therapy places an emphasis on fundamental values and beliefs that comprise the framework of modern Christianity. Ministers, Reverends, and other religious figures must seek licensed training and accreditation to provide this service to you, much like a secular clinician. In 1968, Christian counselors officially formed the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation to provide a model for current and future counselors. These counselors are bound not only to religious code, but secular standards of ethical practice as well.

What is Spiritual Health?

Like other therapists, these counselors understand the importance of your mental and emotional health and the symptoms which may lead to diagnosing a problem. Current psychological methods of evaluation, such as self-auditing, are key tools for a Christian counselor when evaluating your current status.

However, these counselors do not feel that traditional methods provide a comprehensive overview of what may be ailing you. With the additional focus on your spiritual health, and your personal relationship with God, those who practice Christian counseling believe your personal problems, mental concerns, and emotional instability can be replaced with self-worth and a sense of spiritual fulfillment.

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What to Expect When Seeking Christian Counseling

Much like seeking a traditional therapist, your decision should be based on the credentials and ability of the prospective counselor. With a Christian counselor, an additional factor in your decision is your personal faith. Finding a counselor who expresses religious beliefs in a way you find agreeable, and having a willingness to accept and understand the spiritual aspect of the counseling is necessary if you wish to gain the full benefit of the treatment.

You may already have a strong basis for your faith, so therapy oriented around biblical teachings could be the turning point in overcoming your mental and emotional distress. Search TherapyTribe directory for the Right Christian Counselor in your area.

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