Counseling

The Counseling Resource Ministry refers individuals to Christian resources. At times we make referrals to nonexplicit Christian organizations, but they may be the best resource for the presenting need, stabilizing a person in crisis so they can receive Christian counseling.

A referral to an individual or institution by our department is not an endorsement of that entity by Johnson Ferry. We recommend our callers carefully screen a choice of two or three prospective referrals from us so they can make their own informed decision about their course of action.

Our Counseling Resource Ministry Office is not staffed or designed to operate as a crisis center. True emergencies should call 911 (ask for a Crisis-Intervention Trained Officer or CIT), the Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-8255 (TALK), or go to the emergency room of your choice.


When to Seek Counseling

We understand there are times when people need the assistance of a mental health professional, such as a struggling marriage, infidelity, addiction, depression, or grief. We are a Counseling Resource Ministry which means we offer support groups, pastoral counseling, Stephen Ministry, as well as referrals to professionals in the community. These professionals provided us with references and have been extensively interviewed by our Pastoral Care Minister.

We also keep our relationships with them current so we can make the best possible referrals for you. All the counselors on our referral list are licensed or certified by the state of Georgia, with a few being in professional ministry positions that do not require licensing.