We believe that the Word of God is able to help us in every situation we are facing. If you would like biblical counseling, we suggest the following process:
Contact your pastor
Pastors are to be shepherds of their people (1 Pet 5:1-4) and will give an account to God for those entrusted to their care (Heb 13:17). We believe each local church should be able to help its people thorugh biblical counseling. If your pastor would like assistance in helping you, you can refer him to the IBCD resources.
Find a biblical counselor in your area
We have offices in San Diego county, California. If you would like to speak with a biblical counselor and you do not live near us, the best way to find one is through the NANC Website. There, you can search by location and find the closest NANC Certified counselor.
If you are in southern California and are interested in receiving counsel through IBCD, you can contact our office to see about receiving counseling on Mondays in Escondido, or on Thursdays in La Mesa.
We have observers present at our counseling sessions. Our purpose is to train people to be able to do this in their local churches, and one of the best ways to learn is through observing. These observers have been through counseling training and have signed confidentiality forms in keeping with IBCD's overall confidentiality policy.
Counseling at IBCD is donation based. It costs us $65/hour to provide this service, so counselees are encouraged to donate what they can afford to offset this cost. We find that a monetary investment in the process often helps one take it seriously and work harder at change. An inability to pay will not keep anyone from receiving biblical counseling at IBCD.
In Case of an Emergency
If you are facing a crisis or an emergency, be sure to call your pastor, doctor, or the police.