OUR SERVICES

Counseling

Hope Counseling Services (HCS) provides biblical counseling in order to address problems in daily living. This means we believe the Bible speaks into all of our daily struggles, so we seek to make wise applications of God’s truth and grace, as revealed in his Word.

How do we interpret our troubles in ways that make proper sense? God’s truth gives us a fresh way of seeing our problems. How do we address our troubles in ways that bring lasting change? God’s grace gives us a fresh way of solving our problems.

Biblical counseling seeks to make these connections through honest and loving conversations. Instead of using the Bible in artificial or heavy-handed ways, HCS counselors are trained to make applications that are thoughtful and personalized.

We aim to build a relationship in which God’s transformational work can thrive, so we will come alongside you and walk patiently with you. Within this context, we will seek to bring God’s real Hope to your real Life.

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Because we believe the Hope revealed in the Bible centers on the person of God’s Son, Jesus Christ, the counseling we offer is distinctively Christian. That does not mean that you need to be a person of faith to benefit from our counseling. No matter your background or perspective, we will treat you with respect and meet you wherever you are.

Most counseling is helpful whenever a wise person takes you seriously, listens carefully, and speaks a timely word, and we aim to provide you with nothing less. However, biblical counseling is uniquely powerful, because it invites you to seek and find God’s actual mercies in your particular time of need. This is the help that can be yours, so might you be open to learning more?

Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of counseling issues does HCS address?

People come to Hope Counseling Services with many different struggles. Some of the issues that we regularly counsel include:
 

  • Marriage and family issues
  • Anger and conflict
  • Guilt and Shame
  • Struggling with loss
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders/body image
  • Abuse
  • Fear and Anxiety
  • Obsessive and compulsive behaviors
  • Addictions
  • Loneliness
How much does counseling cost?
HCS operates on a contribution basis, according to what each person is able to give. We ask that those who come for counseling invest in their own counseling by donating to Hope Counseling Services for each 50-minute session of counseling and according to your ability. We have found that similar counseling in the RDU area ranges from $75 to $125 per hour. We would ask that you make a donation according to your means and out of your ability to give to the work of HCS. We would ask that you prayerfully and thoughtfully consider what you are able to contribute.
How long does each session last?
Each session lasts for 50 minutes
How do I make an appointment?
To schedule your initial appointment, please contact us.
What if I cannot make my appointment?
We ask that you give at least a 24 hour notice for cancellations. If you fail to give us a 24-hour notice we would ask you to provide a $25 donation for your missed appointment.
Where are you located?
We are located in The Howell Building at 1526 E. Franklin St. #201, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. From Franklin Street, turn onto Couch Road (the beige Howell Building will be visible at the corner of Franklin and Couch). Take an immediate right into the parking lot behind the Howell Building. Access the building through the main doors, then take the elevator or stairway to the second floor and we are in Suite 201.

Training and Developing

In addition to providing counseling for problems in daily living, Hope Counseling Services also seeks to multiply wise counseling ministry in our community and beyond by training and developing biblical counselors. We do this in a variety of ways, including:

  • Small group courses produced by the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation and tailored to church leaders and lay counselors, such as How People Change and Instruments in the Hands of the Redeemer.
  • Advanced workshops that translate counseling theory into counseling practice by exploring true-to-life case studies.
  • Supervised internships for those currently pursuing Master’s level training.

Resourcing the Local Church for Counseling-related Needs

God has designed the local church to be a counseling community, a community where “speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work” (Ephesians 4:15-16). So, Hope Counseling Services also seeks to help local churches excel still more in their calling, and we do this by offering a variety of resources, including:

  • Seminars that cast vision for walking side-by-side and helping each other grow through conversational ministry, and that give practical tools for living out the vision.
  • Seminars that address specific topics or counseling needs, such as marriage and family, parenting, fear and anxiety, addictions, and more.
  • If you have a specific need or topic that you would like addressed, please let us know, and we’ll go to work and seek to help.
  • Consultation for addressing specific counseling needs that may arise in pastoral ministry.

We would love to dream together with you about ways Hope Counseling Services can partner with your church to help strengthen your discipleship and counseling ministry efforts. For more information, please contact us.