IS CHRISTIAN COUNSELING?
To me it means that I am essentially grounded by my faith, and I
employ psychological knowledge as it respects or aligns with
Biblical principles. I recognize that the source of a client’s
difficulties may be oriented either more spiritually or
psychologically; prayer, faith, and the application of sound
can all be used in the process
of healing and growing. All truth is God’s truth, both in
understanding one’s internal as well as external environments.
Healing is not simply the elimination of symptoms, but also the
strengthening of resilience to the realities of living in a fallen
Although I use a Christian approach, I am completely
non-denominational and offer my services to all who are trying to
improve their personal lives and their relationships. I seek to
incorporate both pastoral and clinical aspects of the therapeutic
process, emphasizing those to which each client best relates. I
recognize that while my faith informs and motivates me as a
Christian, every client’s convictions and choices are rightfully and
personally theirs — and are to be respected. When appropriate,
referrals to other agencies or specialists may be provided to
promote the best of care for each individual client.
David T. Wood
"I recommend David as a trusted
counseling referral source that we use at Morning Star
Ed Schultze, Pastor of Pastoral Care &
"David is an excellent counseling resource in the larger
Jim Miller, Ph.D., Salem Pastoral
Counseling Center (retired)
"David exhibits personal qualities and aptitudes that I
feel make him a valuable asset for the provision of
counseling services to individuals and families."
Alan Bittel, Adult Degree Program
Chair, Corban University (retired)