What does counseling cost?Redemption Counseling provides Christian counseling to anyone in need regardless of ability to pay. We are supported by donations from churches, believers and the people we have helped so there is a discounted rate for counseling services.
Your actual cost for Christian counseling is determined by the following income subsidy scale:
$90,000 and above
$70,000 - $89,000
$50,000 – 69,000
$30,000 - $49,000
$29,000 and under
Do you accept insurance?
Redemption Counseling provides Christian pastoral counseling. We do not provide clinical or therapeutic counseling; therefore we do not bill to insurance companies.
What is Christian Counseling?
Christian Counseling or discipleship counseling is the practice of helping people resolve relational, personal and spiritual conflicts and issues through introducing and applying biblical truths. Jesus said, “Know the truth and the truth will set you free.” Through the practice of Christian counseling we help people experience freedom.
The Apostle Paul wrote to every believer, “Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12). After more than 30 years of ministry as a pastor and counselor, I have ministered to thousands of Christians who are being deceived and are living defeated lives. This is a real tragedy, because their heavenly Father desires for them to live a free and productive life in Christ. God is reality, and He relates to us as whole people – and His Word provides a comprehensive answer for all those who live in this fallen world. Our counselors help each client to understand the process of how God transforms us and sets us free. We help people move from darkness to light.
The staff of Redemption Counseling Inc. and those associated with them are not professional or licensed counselors, therapists, medical or psychological practitioners, unless otherwise indicated. They are trained and credentialed pastoral counselors who help people find freedom in Christ.
How long will it take to solve my problem?
Most of our clients find freedom in about 4 to 5 sessions unlike clinical or therapeutic counseling that often takes months or years. We regularly see our clients resolve their personal, spiritual and relational conflicts very quickly resulting in a transformative change that many who know them have called miraculous; but isn’t that what God does. We see the miracles of changed lives every day.
What can I expect during my first appointment?
During your first appointment we will ask you to complete some paperwork that provides us with your personal information and medical and family history. We will then talk about the problem or problems that have caused you to seek counseling. We will help you find some immediate relief and discuss a plan of treatment for your situation. We usually give you something to work on before our next appointment. Of course you are free to leave at any time and all counseling is voluntary on your part. We do not force you to do anything against your will. Our clients find the counseling environment to be a safe and comfortable environment where you can talk things out.
Do you prescribe medications?
Redemption Counseling does not provide medical services or medical advise. We do not provide medications of any kind. We may, depending on your particular circumstance, encourage you to consult your physician if we are led to believe that your problem can be resolved or assisted by medical attention.
What is your confidentiality policy?
We provide Christian pastoral counseling. The relationship between the client and pastoral care provider is sacred. There is an expectation of confidentiality. No client information will be shared with anyone without the clients written permission. Of course information regarding clients may be shared among the staff of Redemption Counseling but only for the purpose of consultation to further your care. Our counselors are required by law to intervene if he or she suspects that a child (under the age of 18) or an elder person (over the age of 65) is currently endangered by abuse or if you are a danger to yourself or others
What are your beliefs?
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Genesis 1:1,26,27; 3:22, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19, I Peter 1:2, II Corinthians 13:14
Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. He is the supreme object of God’s creation. Man was created for relationship with God, but that relationship is broken by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates man from God.
Genesis 1:27, Psalm 8:3-6, Isaiah 53:6a, Romans 3:23, Isaiah 59:1-2
Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God, through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
John 3:16, I John 2:25; 5:11-13, Romans 6:23, Revelation 20:15
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1-5; 14:10-30, Hebrews 4:14-15, I Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 1:3-4, Acts 1:9-11, I Timothy 6:14-15, Titus 2:13
Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one turns from self-will and sin (repentance), and receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 14:6; 1:12, Titus 3:5, Galatians 3:26, Romans 5:1
In Matthew 15:16 Jesus asked the question, “Who do you say that I am?” Peter answered the question, “You are the Savior, the Son of the Living God.” And Jesus told Peter and the others that upon this answer He would build His church. We teach that everyone who believes that Jesus is the Savior, the Son of the living God is a Christian, and therefore part of God’s church. The church believes the Scriptures and strives to be obedient to the Scriptures as they surrender to the Holy Spirit. The church’s mission is to make disciples. Each individual congregation is under the Lordship of Christ and is elder lead with the pastor as the head among equals. Members are responsible and accountable to Christ as Lord and should honor Christ with their time, talent and treasure.
The New Testament speaks also of the church as the Body of Christ which includes all of the redeemed of all the ages, believers from every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation.
Matthew 16:15-19; 18:15-20; Acts 2:41-42,47; 5:11-14; 6:3-6; 13:1-3; 14:23,27; 15:1-30; 16:5; 20:28; Romans 1:7; 1 Corinthians 1:2;3:16; 5:4-5; 7:17; 9:13-14; 12; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 3:8-11,21; 5:22-32; Philippians 1:1; Colossians 1:18; 1 Timothy 2:9-14;3:1-15; 4:14; Hebrews 11:39-40; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 2-3; 21:2-3.
Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security.
John 10:29, II Timothy 1:12, Hebrews 7:25; 10:10-14, I Peter 1:3-5
THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every believer from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily so that the fruit of the Spirit is produced in the life of the believer.
II Corinthians 3:17, John 16:7-13; 14:16-17, Acts 1:8, I Corinthians 2:12; 3:16, Ephesians 1:13, Galatians 5:25,Ephesians 5:18
The Bible is God’s Word to all men. It was written by human authors under thesupernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.
II Timothy 3:16-17, II Peter 1:20-21, II Timothy 1:13, Psalm 119:105,160, Psalm 12:6, Proverbs 30:5
Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. It is God’s unique gift to reveal the union between Christ and His church and to provide for the man and the woman in marriage the framework for intimate companionship, the channel of sexual expression according to biblical standards, and the means for procreation of the human race.
Genesis 1:26-28; 2:15-25; 3:1-20; Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Joshua 24:15; 1 Samuel 1:26-28; Psalms 51:5; 78:1-8; 127; 128; 139:13-16; Proverbs 1:8; 5:15-20; 6:20-22; 12:4; 13:24; 14:1; 17:6; 18:22; 22:6,15; 23:13-14; 24:3; 29:15,17; 31:10-31; Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; 9:9; Malachi 2:14-16; Matthew 5:31-32; 18:2-5; 19:3-9; Mark 10:6-12; Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 7:1-16; Ephesians 5:21-33; 6:1-4; Colossians 3:18-21; 1 Timothy 5:8,14; 2 Timothy 1:3-5; Titus 2:3-5; Hebrews 13:4; 1 Peter 3:1-7.