How do you find a Christian counselor?


We are living in an era where we can find all kinds of information by inputting a question into a search bar. We have an array of resources to find what we need via the internet and social media platforms. However, when searching for a Christian counselor searching online may seem bureaucratic and overwhelming. Thus, we’ve prepared guidelines and key points and things to consider when searching for a Christian counselor. 

Church. If you attend church, then this is a great place to find assistance in your search for a Christian counselor. Reach out to the ministry leaders, and often they can direct you towards the right counselor, or they may even provide Christian counseling in house within ministry. 

Referrals. What happens if you don’t attend church at the moment, but you are Christian and would feel most comfortable being counseled by a Christian therapist?  You can either search online for a Christian or ask around friends and family. What if you don’t have any friends or family that would have information on a Christian counselor in Louisville, KY? Then seek a referral on a powerful tool, your social media account. 

Social Media. Think outside the box. Nowadays, every organization is plugged into social media. When you research for Christian counselors in your area, and you come across those organizations or individuals, search for them on social media to get a better feel of their services. Maybe their social media has many videos or can provide you with links to free resources that you might be interested in. These free resources may help you see and determine whether their counseling contains biblical principles that have sound knowledge of the word of God. Scouting information on counseling services can help you see if their counseling style is an integration of Christianity and psychology or if it’s primarily faith-based. 

Make phone calls. Make as many phone calls as possible. If you search online and find ten Christian counseling services near you, call each one. Try to schedule a meeting with the Christian counselor to get a feel of whether the dynamics in conversation will fit with what you’re looking for in a therapist. 

Ask questions. You must ask questions about the counselor’s biblical approach to therapy; this is very important to understand because then you know what to expect. But before you ask questions it’s essential to identify what your expectations are regarding therapy and what are your goals throughout treatment. Once you can identify them then you’ll know what questions you should ask.


Here are some examples of essential questions to ask the Christian counselor that you may want to ask. 

  • Do you have a personal relationship with God?
  • Have you received Christian counseling before?
  • What caused you to become Christian?
  • What is your testimony?
  • Do you have a clinical background in counseling?
  • Do you attend church?
  • Do you possess theological knowledge?
  • Do you apply biblical principles in counseling?


These are just a few suggested questions that you can ask to learn more about the counselor’s personality, lifestyle, and background. Your Christian counselor must live an authentic Christian lifestyle. Why? Because then you can rest assured that counseling will derive from a heart that is aligned to God and seeks to honor the Christian faith principles. You can learn more about the services we provide here at Life Training Christian Counseling in Louisville, KY today and determine if we may be a good fit to serve you.

Overall, to find a Christian counselor you must do your due diligence in using all these suggested search avenues. These resources will ensure that you’ll find the Christian counselor that is right for you. Think about what you need, identify your expectations of Christian counseling and ask the right questions. 


Soul health and spiritual maturity cannot be separated.  Our counselors are ordained Christian ministers as well as certified and licensed Christian counselors.  We are able to help you experience freedom from shame, anxiety, depression, or marriage / relationship conflict with methods that are purely Christ-centered.  Please click on this link to learn much more about how our CHRISTIAN COUNSELING an help you become a more authentic follower of Christ, and help you find freedom from identity dependence.

Life Training offers convenient sessions at our office in Louisville, Kentucky, as well as online counseling via Zoom or FaceTime.  Our non-profit counseling practice has an outstanding track record for over a decade helping men and women, individuals and couples who are ready to move beyond anxiety, depression, and conflicts in marriage or other relationships find hope and healing in their lives.  Contact us today at 502-717-5433, or by email at

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