Biblical Counselling Resources

“Biblical counseling endeavors to build a relationship with another person in which God’s work of change can thrive. It is therefore dependent on the Word of God, the work of the Holy Spirit and the grace of Jesus Christ. It seeks to build a contextualized understanding of the counselee (past and present) and will view that data through the lens of Scripture. The Biblical counselor rests in the knowledge that he is not the change agent, but a tool in the hands of the One who is. The biblical counselor does not ignore physical issues or emotional data, but seeks to integrate them into a holistic understanding of the person and where change needs to take place. The biblical counselor is not adversarial in his relationship to the psychologies of his culture, but examines research and insights through the lens of Scripture. In his work with the counselee the biblical counselor always recognizes the sovereignty of God, the transformative grace of Christ, and the insight-giving and conviction-producing ministry of the Holy Spirit. In all of this the biblical counselor sees himself not as an isolated instrument of change, but one whose work is intimately connected to God’s primary tool of change; the church, with all of its God-ordained, duties, structures and means of grace.”


Pastoral Counselling

Pastoral counseling is a branch of counseling in which psychologically trained ministers, rabbis, priests, imams, and other persons provide therapy services. Pastoral counselors often integrate modern psychological thought and method with traditional religious training in an effort to address psychospiritual issues in addition to the traditional spectrum of counseling services.

Beating Depression

Information for people fighting addiction

American Association of Pastoral Counsellors

Pastoral care and Counselling Psychology

Counselling scripture resources

International Association of Biblical Counselors

Association of Certified Biblical Counsellors

American Association of Christian Counsellors

5 Definitions of Biblical Counseling

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made, Woefully and Tragically Fallen

20 Things Pastors Hear in Counseling

5 Reasons I Love Church-Based Counseling

Biblical Counseling and Church History

3 Simple Counseling Lessons from the Titanic

Things you won’t hear often in graduate counseling programs

Puritan Resources for Biblical Counseling

Surprised by Biblical Counseling

One Definition of Christian Psychology

Your Heart Matters More Than Your History

The Christian Counselor’s Greatest Temptation?

The 12 Most Important Biblical Counseling Books of 2012

The Best Christian Resources Addressing Daily Life Issues

Is All Counseling Theological?

Which Book Should I Read First?

Are Sin and Sickness Linked? 

The Top 9 Books on the History of Pastoral Counseling/Biblical Counseling

The Pastor As Counselor

37 Ways to Love One Another

Counseling with Music

The Pastor’s Counseling Ministry


A large collection of General Counselling Resources are listed below.


1.  “Web of Addictions”
2. “College Students and Gambling”
3. Gambling
4. Women for Sobriety, Inc.
5. Alcoholics Anonymous 6. Narcotics Anonymous  7. Al-Anon/Alateen :  8. Addiction Center: Providing the most up-to-date information on various addictions and details of treatment centers

Anger Management
1. Anger: A website developed for college students
2. “Anger Toolkit”

1. Learning to be Assertive
2. Assertive Communication
3. Basic Strategies for Behaving More Assertively
4. Articles on Assertiveness

Attention-Deficit Disorder
1. ADD Links

2. ADD and the College Student
3. National Association of ADD
4. National Institute of Mental Health

Bipolar Disorder
1. Bipolar Disorder
2. Mania Questionnaire
3. National Institute of Mental Health: Bipolar Disorder
4. Bipolar Disorder: Links from Medline Plus
5. Bipolar Disorder

Body Image
1. 20 Ways to Love Your Body
2. 10 Steps to Positive Body Image
3. Body Image Issues

Career Planning
1. Resource Links from WSU Career Services
2. Career Planning
3. Career Planning A-Z
4. Mapping Your Future
5. Career and College Planning Resources
6. The “Real” World—Seniors Transitioning to a New Job and New Locations
7. Career Planning
8. Occupational Outlook Handbook—Information on hundreds of careers

1. How to Heal Depression—A Web Book
2. Depression Brochures from National Institute of Mental Health
3. Let’s Talk Facts about Depression:

4. How to help Someone with Depression
5. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
6. Depression in College
7. Depression: What is it? What to do?
8. What you need to Know
9. Managing Depression
10. Depression: Links from Medline Plus
11. Seasonal Affective Disorder: Links from Medline Plus
12. Depression Self-Assessment

Grief and Loss

1. Coping with Loss and Grief
2. How to Survive the Loss of a Love
3. Feelings at the End of a Relationship
4. The Grieving Process
5. Grief and Bereavement Articles

6. Journey of Hearts: An Online Healing Place for Anyone Grieving a Loss
7. Crisis, Grief, and Healing
8. Grief-Different Kinds

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender
1. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center
2. Coming Out
3. Outfront MN: MN’s Leading GLBT Organization
4. Job Opportunities with Gays and Gay-Friendly Employers

5. Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
6. Read this Before Coming Out to Your Parents
7. TransProud: Be Yourself
8. Out Proud: be Yourself The National Coalition for GLBT Youth
9. Many Web Links from Outproud
10. Gay and Lesbian National Hotline
11. Sexual Orientation—A Variety of Links
12. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Tran-Gendered Links
13. Health issues and links
14. Answers to Questions

1. Loneliness and the College Student
2. Steps to End Loneliness
3. Learn to Reach Out and Reach Within
4. Stop Loneliness

1. NAMI: Medication Information

2. National Institute of Mental Health: Medications
3. Medline Plus: Drug Information
4. The Medicine Cabinet

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
1. What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?
2. Self-Help Techniques for OCD
3. National Institute of Mental Health: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
4. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Links from Medline Plus

1. Preventing Perfectionism
2. Overcoming Perfectionism
3. Perfectionism: A Double-Edged Sword

Personality Disorders
1. National Mental Health Association: Personality Disorders
2. National Institute of Mental Health: Borderline Personality Disorder

1. Overcoming
2. Procrastination: How to stop Procrastination
3. Overcoming Procrastination

1. Fair Fighting
2. Healthy Relationships during College
3. Common Questions about Relationships
4. Sexual Communication
5. Assertive Communication
6. Roommates
7. Communication Skills
8. Feelings at the End of a Relationship
9. Self-Help Books
10. Tools for Relationships
11. Tools for Communication
12. Fighting the Fair Way
13. Be a Great Listener!
14. The Lesson of the Porcupine

Relationships with Parents
1. Parent’s Divorce
2. Making Peace with Your Parents
3. Your Parents Divorce
4. You Can Go Home Again! Strategies for Freshmen Going Home for the First Summer
5. Divorce Magazine

Relationship Violence
1. National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE
2. Relationship Abuse
3. Relationship Warning Signs
4. When Love Hurts: A Guide on Love, Respect and Abuse in Relationships
5. Same Sex Relationship Violence
6. Getting an Order For Protection
7. The Safety Plan
8. Anti-Stalking Website
9. Domestic Violence Screening
10. MN Center Against Violence and Abuse
11. Types of Victimization (Relationship Abuse, Stalking, Identity Theft, and Sexual Violence)

Self-Esteem and Self-Growth
1. Better Self-Esteem
2. Experiencing and Expressing Emotion
3. Self-Esteem
4. Handling Irrational Beliefs
5. Definitions of Cognitive Distortions
6. Activities to Promise Self-esteem
7. Self-Confidence

1. Self-Abuse Finally Ends: S.A.F.E. Alternatives
2. Secret Shame-Self Injury: You are NOT the Only One
3. Explaining Self-Injurious Behaviors
4. How to Help

Sexual Abuse
1. Adult Survivors
2. Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse
3. Grounding techniques for Dealing with Anxiety/Panic from Past Trauma

Sexual Assault
1. What to do/Getting back on Track
2. UCLA rape Treatment Center
3. Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network: What should you do if you’re Sexually Assaulted?
4. Date Rape
5. Sex Assault for Men
6. Sexual Assault and Alcohol
7. Alcohol and Date Rape: Strategies to Protect Yourself
8. Preventing Rape
9. MN Center Against Violence and Abuse
10. Grounding techniques for Dealing with Anxiety/Panic from Past Trauma
11. Personal Safety and Assault Prevention

1. Tips for Healthy Sleep
2. Trouble Sleeping?
3. Sleep Disorders
4. National Sleep Foundation

Stress Management
1. Students and Stress
2. General Overview
3. Strategies for Coping with Stress
4. Relaxation Techniques
5. Relaxation and Self-Care
6. Mind Tools
7. Meditation
8. Meditation, Guided Fantasies and other Stress Reducers
9. Relaxation Resources (relaxing background music)
10. Daily Motivator
11. Stress Reduction
12. Having Fun
13. College Students and Stress
14. Breathing Exercise
15. Stress: Links from Medline Plus
16. WSU Stress Management Site

Students with Disabilities
1. The ABCs of Success for Students with Disabilities
2. Who Me? Self-Esteem Fore People with Disabilities
3. Links for Students with Physical or Sensory Disabilities
4. Learning Disorders: Links from Medline Plus


1. What to Do When a Friend is Feeling Suicidal
2. How to Help Someone Who is Feeling Suicidal
3. Suicide Awareness/Voices of Education
4. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
5. Dealing with the After-Effects of Suicide
6. How I Stayed Alice
7. What Can I Do to Help Someone Who May Be Suicidal?
8. Suicide Survivors: Those Left Behind
9. Suicide: Links from Medline Plus
10. Warning Signs/How to Help/Bibliography

Trauma & Stress (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder–PTSD)
1. Living with ADHD
National Center for PTSD
3. MN Center Against Violence and Abuse
4. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Links from Medline Plus

War-Related Stress

1. Coping with War-Related Stress Deployment: Help and Support
2. War Stress

1. Mayo Clinic Mental Health

2. Wellness Newsletter
3. Nutrition Action Health Letter
4.  “I Bet I Can Improve Your Mental Health in One Hour”



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