Specialized Focus: Christian Counseling

As a Christian himself and as a minister Dr. Schutz provides Christian counseling to those who desire that special focus.

A word to those who are not Christians.  Anyone coming to Dr. Schutz may rest assured that he will not overtly or covertly impose his own values or religious convictions, and neither will he seek to hide his own spiritual commitments to those who inquire.

As a general rule, both Christian counseling and secular counseling share the same desire to help people overcome their problems, find meaning and joy in life, and become healthy and well-adjusted individuals, both mentally and emotionally.

Christian Counselors  see the Bible as the source of all truth. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man or woman of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” [I believe end-quote may have been missing]. By using biblical concepts in counseling,  Christian counselors can instruct people in the way they should go and also assist them in holding themselves accountable. Psalm 119:24 says, “Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors.”

The Bible says, “God’s divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness” (2 Peter 1:3). A Christian counselor helps clients apply biblical truth as they go about their day-to-day lives. Christians very well know that the truth, when  put into practice, sets people free. When people are set free, they are fulfilling their true calling.  Jesus said, “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free”).