Grace Baptist Church, White Salmon, Washington

Biblical counseling

Finding Hope Through God's Truths

Our Mission is to provide short term, focused, biblical counsel for life’s struggles to people from Grace Baptist Church and its community.
Our Goal in counseling is to make the Gospel relevant by connecting the members in our community to the life-transforming power of Jesus Christ.
We are confident that through the Scriptures and the power of His Spirit, God has given us everything we need for life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3-4).
It is our joy to help real people with real problems using the Bible.

Our Vision for counseling is larger than a few one-on-one sessions with a counselor. Our approach focuses on helping you identify how your beliefs, values and desires express themselves in your emotions, relationships, decision-making and identity (Proverbs 4:23; Matthew 6:21; Luke 6:45). Our desire is to help you glorify God in your thoughts, words and actions as you walk through life and interact with others.

Our Commitment as a church is to offer counseling services to church members and those in the local community. We believe in the life-changing power of Jesus Christ through the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the instruction of God's Word.  As a result, your counseling will be biblical counseling in which the Scriptures are held as the final authority in all matters. If you are unfamiliar with the biblical counseling process, you will have the option of attending one or two sessions to discover how we may help you.

Common Issues We Help With

Our counselors are trained and experienced in helping others through many issues and concerns.  
Individual Counseling:
We offer counseling to adults who are suffering and struggling to deal with complex life situations.  Counseling for minors of Grace Baptist Church members will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Marriage Counseling:
We offer counseling to husbands and wives who find themselves needing wise and compassionate help for complex marital dynamics.

Family Counseling:
We offer counseling to families who could benefit from having an outside voice offer hope and help in the midst of family hardships.
 Regardless of the issue you bring to us, we believe that God's Word (the Bible) is sufficient to answer any of life's problems and questions. 

Qualified Counselors

 All of our counselors, whether they are pastors or laypersons, have been a part of a training education program to begin helping people through similar issues to your own.
All of our counselors are supervised by our Lead Pastor/ Teaching Elder Mark Hoeffner. 
Want to know more about our program?  Our counseling team shared during our worship service on 1/22/23- check it out below.

Getting Started

Step 1:  The first step in the counseling process is to complete the Request for Counseling section below.  
We will send you the Counseling Intake Form to complete and return to the Grace office.

Step 2:  Appointment Scheduled.
After your intake form has been received/processed we will get in touch to schedule your first appointment.

The Counseling Intake Form is designed to:
(1) help us know you in a comprehensive, holistic and efficient manner and
(2) help you organize your thoughts and expectations.
Once we receive your Counseling Intake Form, a Biblical counselor will carefully review the information and contact you. Depending on your situation, we may suggest other ministry services to help you.

‍All counseling is free.  We do ask for a one-time donation of $35 to cover the cost of materials and resources if you are able to do so.  
‍Counseling sessions typically last an hour. Childcare is not provided.

We look forward to walking with you through what God has for your life!

Are You Ready to Experience Real Hope?