Counseling Group

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Our Biblical Counseling (aka Biblical Guidance) Ministry was formed out of our desire to help believers meet the challenges of life in a way that will glorify and honor the Lord Jesus Christ. Biblical counseling is a transformational process centered on the person of Jesus Christ and anchored in the truth and sufficiency of Scripture. Biblical counseling incorporates the study and application of biblical truth, encourages obedience to the commands of God, and points the believer toward a deeper relationship with the Savior.

How It Works

We are convinced that the Bible provides thorough guidance and instruction for life (2 Peter 1:3), therefore our counsel is based on biblical principles rather than those of secular psychology.

Neither the pastoral nor the lay staff of Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley are state licensed mental health professionals. Rather, the counseling staff are mature Christians who have received specialized training and/or certification in biblical counseling.

The goal of biblical counseling is to direct a counselee toward a dependency upon Jesus rather than upon the counselor. Consequently, most counselees meet three to four times with a counselor, although this may vary at the discretion of the counselor. These counseling sessions are offered free of charge.

Biblical counseling is practical, and personal change comes with intentionality and commitment. It includes an expectation that counselees will:

  • Complete assigned "homework" (such as reading, written work, Scripture memorization, etc.)

  • Remain in consistent fellowship (church attendance)

  • Participate in Bible study

  • Commit to regular personal devotions

A Word About Confidentiality

We carefully guard the information you entrust to us, however, there are specific situations when it may be necessary for us to share certain information with others.

Please refer to the Consent for Biblical Guidance Agreement for detailed information (click here) about this policy.


To request an appointment, please complete the Information Intake and Consent form.

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Recommended Books and Articles (available online and/or in the bookstore)

Our bookstore has resources on various topics, including:

  • Forgiveness

  • Abortion Healing

  • Parenting Issues

  • Anxiety

  • Addiction Recovery

  • Conflict

  • Anger

  • Domestic and Child Abuse Recovery

  • Grief

  • Depression

  • Despair/Suicide

  • Marriage

  • Relationships

  • Singleness, Purity, Dating

  • Trials

  • Divorce

Confidentiality Policy - Biblical Counseling

Confidentiality is an important aspect of the biblical counseling process, and we carefully guard the information you entrust to us. However, there are five situations when it may be necessary for us to share certain information with others:

  • when a staff member is uncertain of how to address a particular problem and needs to seek advice from another pastor, elder or biblical counseling staff person in this church

    • Proverbs 15:22 - Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.

  • when a counselee attends another church and it is necessary to talk with his or her pastor or elder

    • Proverbs 15:22 - see above

    • Proverbs 28:13 - Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.

  • when there is a clear indication that someone may harm him/herself or others

    • Proverbs 24:11 - Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.

  • when a person persistently refuses to renounce a particular sin and it becomes necessary to seek the assistance of others in the church to encourage repentance and reconciliation

    • Matthew 18:15-16 - If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses.

    • Proverbs 28:13 - see above

  • when a crime has been committed

    • Romans 13:1 - Let every person be subject to the governing authorities...

Please be assured that our staff members strongly prefer not to disclose personal information to others, and they will make every effort to help you find ways to resolve issues of sin appropriately, and privately, if possible.

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