What Is Biblical Counseling?
Biblical Counseling is the process where the Bible, God’s Word, is related individually to a person or persons who are struggling under the weight of personal sin and/or the difficulties with suffering, so that he or she might genuinely change in the inner person to be pleasing to God.
We understand that there are times in life where you just need a helping hand. In fact, many people are doing very well in some parts of their life while struggling in others. Now might be the time when you need someone to come alongside and encourage you from the Bible.
We see folks with all kinds of problems, but the most common would be those struggling in their marriage, helping parents with their children, those dealing with sexual sin, and those struggling with their emotions (e.g. depression or anger). In all cases, we use the Bible, God’s Sufficient Word, to answer the problems of life.
There Is Hope
We believe that God has given us all we need to know Him and to live in a way that is pleasing to Him. All our difficulties may not evaporate. However, when a person willingly submits to God's instructions and clings to his promises there is hope and help.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT WHEN YOU COME?
Privacy. Everything will be held in strict confidence except where, in the counselor’s judgment, there is a biblical requirement to involve others (e.g. criminal activity).
Care. Our staff will care for you and treat you with respect.
Encouragement toward Christ-likeness. Our staff will encourage you in your successes and exhort you to think and behave in a way that pleases Jesus Christ.
WHAT DO WE EXPECT OF YOU?
Be honest. It is very difficult, if not impossible, to help you if you are not honest with us.
Do weekly homework assignments that will encourage lasting change.
Give us a little time. Habits were not developed overnight, and new habits will take several weeks to develop.
Appointments may be made by calling the counseling office at (863) 699-0132. Your call will be responded to promptly.
The counseling office is located in the Friendship Hall of First Presbyterian Church 117 Oak Ave, Lake Placid Florida 33852
USED WITH PERMISSION FROM FAITH BIBLICAL COUNSELING MINISTRIES OF LAFAYETTE, INDIANA