Biblical Counseling

Hope for Change Through the Counsel of God's Word

Here at Calvary Chapel Clayton, we're committed to counseling based only on Biblical principles rather than secular methods. Biblical Counseling involves the Lord Jesus as Counselor, pointing out His path of discipleship and unfolding His process of growing in Christ Jesus. The goal is eternal life changes, not a temporary "fix" that may only work for a season. We will only and simply point to and disciple people from God's Word and never human advice, wisdom, or opinion. The best thing we can do is give you God's Word rather than our thoughts or opinions.

Biblical Counseling provides hope for change through the counsel of God's Word and the working of the Holy Spirit in the lives of Christian people. Biblical Counseling is available for any problem you may be facing - marriage, parenting, divorce issues, addictions, disorders, depression, fear, worry, anger, grief, etc. Our counseling is based on God's Truth as found in the Bible.

Understanding that the Bible is the final authority for our faith and life removes any confusion concerning life's issues. Once we accept the Bible as God's Word, we then have the greatest foundation for direction and guidance. Following its precepts leads us to spiritual maturity. Then, we can live a life pleasing to God. Therefore, when we are blown off course, God's Word corrects us, instructs us, and guides us back on course. God's wisdom from above equips us to face any crises and enables us to help others who experience difficult circumstances.

You are assured of a confidential, caring, encouraging response to your difficult situation. A Calvary Chapel Pastor or Leader will listen to you, pray with you, and offer guidance and encouragement. Speaking the truth in love, we will help you be accountable to the Biblical path that leads to healing.

"Without counsel, plans go awry, but in the multitude of counselors they are established" - Proverbs 15:22

Please fill out the Biblical Counseling Request form below so that we can best serve you. We will then contact you to set up an appointment.

For individuals or families, please click the "Biblical Counseling Request" button.
For married couples, please click the "Biblical Marriage Counseling Request" button.

General Policies to know prior to meeting:

1. Please understand that you will meet with one of our qualified Pastors or Leaders who is available. While it may not be possible for everyone to meet with the Senior Pastor, rest assured that you will meet with a capable and appointed individual from our team.

2. Everything will be held in strict confidence except where, in the counselor's judgment, there is a Biblical requirement to involve others.

3. Counseling is based on Biblical principles. None of the counselors are licensed as psychotherapists or psychiatrists.

4. Men do not counsel women one-on-one, and women do not counsel men one-on-one.

5. Biblical Counseling is a ministry, so we can offer it free of charge; however, we ask that you be faithful to the time that has been set aside for you by providing a minimum of 24 hours notice if cancellation is necessary.

6. All formal counseling is done at our Church. (Unless otherwise approved by the Pastor).

7. By accepting counseling from Calvary Chapel Clayton, you agree to commit to the counseling by being faithful to a consistent regular schedule of worship, Bible studying, completing any assignments, and being honest and open with the counselor.