How do I request counseling?
As a member or attender of another church, please understand that your pastors and elders have a biblical responsibility to shepherd and guide you. We want to work together with your church leadership. Therefore, as a condition of counseling, we will require that one of your pastors, elders or deacons complete and submit to us a Pastor Recommendation form. Your church leader may access the form by CLICKING HERE. Or a hard copy of this form may be downloaded and printed by CLICKING HERE.
Personal Data Inventory
Complete a Personal Data Inventory Form (linked below) and agree to our Consent to Counsel, which is attached to the Personal Data Ineventory.
PLEASE NOTE: We will need a separate Personal Data Inventory form from each person that is to be involved in the counseling.
We also believe the counseling process is greatly aided if you can bring someone from your church to attend the counseling with you to encourage you in the process (for couples seeking counseling we recommend an advocate couple).
What will be expected of me?
We know that certain activities will be very helpful to your finding the answers to the problems of life. Therefore, we have set certain expectations for your benefit. Normally, counseling sessions will last 1 – 1 ½ hours per week and will generally continue for 10 – 16 sessions. You will be expected to make attendance at your sessions a priority and to complete weekly assignments that give hope and help. You will need a 3 ring binder notebook with paper and your Bible at all sessions, including the first session. Be sure to bring them each time. We recommend one of the following Bible translations: NASB; ESV, NIV OR NKJV.
During counseling, you will also be expected to attend a weekly church worship service at your home church.
Is there a wait list?
Due to the demand for counseling, you may be placed on a waitlist. Please don’t let that discourage you from requesting counseling. In the event there is a waiting list for counseling, we believe our first priority is to shepherd our own flock (1 Peter 5:2). Therefore, first priority will be given to members and attenders of Christian Family Chapel who desire biblical counseling. Second priority will be given to people who do not have a church home because they do not have spiritual shepherds. If you don’t have a church home, you will be asked to attend services at Christian Family Chapel as a condition of counseling. If you are not a Christian Family Chapel member/attender and want to be put on the member/attender list, this can happen by beginning to attend Christian Family Chapel. We would love to have you.