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Biblical Counseling

Have you been to licensed therapists or psychiatrists but felt they lacked the biblical worldview or spiritual discernment to provide the insight and direction you’re looking for? Are you part of a church but feel the pastor or counselors there aren’t adequately educated, experienced, or qualified to address your specific needs? Perhaps you have issues with your church, marriage or other reasons you’d like help from outside your church? Or maybe you’re looking for counseling conveniently available virtually where you could do it during lunch breaks, evenings or Saturdays? I’ve got you covered!

My Christian counseling is biblically-based counseling services provided by a pastor and church counselor, and is not medical or mental health advice from a licensed provider. This is a good option if you would like psychotherapy towards improve your life that also provides spiritual guidance from a Christian faith-based perspective. It’s mental health counseling along with in-depth understanding of a theological worldview. We also use spiritual resources such as prayer, faith, Bible study, spiritual exercises, and divine guidance and intervention by the Holy Spirit, for wholeness, healing, and growth.

Christian Counseling, Biblical Counseling, Life Coaching, Pastor Brian Holmes, The Empower Hour

Pastor Brian Holmes
Christian Counselor, Certified Strategic Intervention Life Coach
and Host of The Empower Hour program

I’ve been doing Christian counseling since 2016 and I’ve helped dozens if not hundreds of clients with a wide variety of life circumstances. I have experience with everything from general apathy to marriages on the brink of divorce and even complex cases involving severe childhood trauma, disassociation, depression, bipolar disorder, etc. I’m trained and skilled in many disciplines and able to help improve your life in a variety of ways. I’m here to meet you right wherever you are—from needing deliverance from demons to life improvement to discovering and fulfilling your calling! My Christian Counseling option is recommended if you’re currently dealing with:

  • Identity crisis
  • Struggles with sin
  • Struggles in your faith or relationship with God
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Addictions
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Going through illness
  • Have a conflict related to your spiritual beliefs
  • Have a conflict related to your political beliefs
  • Have mental health issues that you believe may be spiritually-related
  • Relationship issues
  • Pre-marital counseling
  • Health or fitness concerns
  • Money troubles or financial crisis
  • Family or parenting challenges
  • Unhappiness
  • Job conflicts
  • Other crisis of faith

Whether your situation is a complex, highly traumatic one you’ve been trying to solve from for some time, or it’s relatively minor and you’re not sure if this is even what you need, I’m here to help you figure it out so you can get to the next level in your Christian journey. The Lord wants you to have a victorious, empowered, and missional life!

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Regardless of what’s going on I’m here to help you figure it out and get breakthrough!

Appointment Information

First Time New Client Onboarding Session

  • 3 hour session (2 hours 50 minutes, 20-minute break in middle) — Why? (see “Important Information” below)
  • We offer a sliding scale based on your financial ability
  • Suggested rate: $375 ($125/hour)
  • Minimum cost: $185

All Future Appointments

  • You can book one-hour (50 minute) sessions any time
  • Suggested rate: $125
  • Minimum cost: $55

Payment Options

Payments can be made with Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, PayPal, Bank Transfer, Wallets, Apple Pay, Debit Cards, Buy now pay later, JCB, Diners Club, China UnionPay, ACH, Venmo, and more. If you have any issues you can pay here.

MPowered Christian Ministries, Inc. is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. You can write off our Christian counseling services as a tax exempt donation. We’re also a discipleship and mission-focused ministry you’re able to contribute towards with funds you set aside for tithes and offerings to God’s Kingdom.

Important Information

READ!! Important info about Onboarding Session, Paperwork, Technical Issues with Zoom and Questions

Why such a long onboarding appointment? This is a 3-hour Zoom video session over a computer, tablet, or phone webcam, with a 20-minute break in the middle.

One of the reasons our onboarding session is longer is so that we can adequately understand your history and situation. This extended time allows us more time to carefully go through and discuss what you tell us in your new client profile in detail, answer all your questions, allow you to get to know your counselor and vice versa. It also provides us more time to not rush, to educate, to allow the Holy Spirit to guide our conversation, and to build a better foundation for a more beneficial counseling relationship.

This session is scheduled a minimum of 24 hours in advance to provide adequate time for scheduling the session and time to fill out the appropriate paperwork prior to the session. It also gives you time to deal with technical issues such as setting up Zoom, testing your internet connection, determining a private place to have your session, etc.

Paperwork – Once you book your appointment we will email you paperwork to complete online before your appointment. It is your responsibility to complete and submit your online paperwork before our session time. Contact our office by phone if you haven’t received your new client forms by email within 3 hours. You will know that they have successfully been submitted when you receive a confirmation email that includes a PDF copy for your own records. Please note that if you don’t fill it out completely, use your legal name, or don’t submit it at least two hours before your session then you will need to reschedule your appointment. The paperwork is filled out and signed online. This works best from a computer or tablet. If you’re not very technically savvy please keep all of this in mind and schedule your session several days from now to give yourself enough time to complete it.

Zoom Session Link – Your Zoom link is already embedded in the appointment and payment receipt email you will receive after schedule your appointment. Be sure not to delete this email. If you received your appointment time and payment confirmation email but don’t see the Zoom link button in it please contact us ASAP. Do not wait until your session time has already started to mention this to your counselor. Thank you.

Zoom Technical Issues – It is your responsibility to test your Zoom link prior to your session time and make sure that your device’s video, audio, and internet connection/speed is working well on your end. The link will work even before your session time. If your device or connection is not working contact us by phone at +1 727-537-6727 ASAP to reschedule your session for a later date. If you wait until your session time and your counselor has to sit around and wait for you, you will have to pay for that time, and it will come out of your session time. If you’re not very technically savvy please keep all of this in mind and schedule your session several days from now to give yourself enough time to make sure all of this is working prior to your appointment time.

Other Questions? If you have any lingering questions preventing you from scheduling your new client onboarding session you can schedule a free 15-minute consultation call from Pastor Brian to discuss your concerns. Please note this is not an extension of your actual session time nor is it for current clients who have already had sessions with us in the past. It’s for answering any concerns preventing you from making an appointment and becoming a client of our ministry. We want to earn your trust.

Christian counseling Biblical counseling virtual

Professional • Affordable • Virtual • Convenient

Extended Hours:

Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 8:00 pm (EST)

9:00 am – 3:30 pm (EST)

Sundays (case-by-case basis)

Other Features:

  • Affordable Sliding Scale based on income
  • Schedule Appointments Yourself Online (pick your ideal time)
  • Same and Next Day Appointments available
  • Appointments by Zoom, Phone, Email, or In-Person (St. Petersburg, FL)
  • Many ways to contact Pastor Brian for quick questions (within all online courses, monthly live workshops, weekly live streamed programs)
  • Pastor Brian is available for Baptism, Wedding Officiating, Funerals, Prison visits

Our Christian Counseling philosophy

Our Ministry’s Counseling Approach

Jesus said, “…you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” MPowered Christian believes that the Bible is truth and is sufficient for addressing all of life’s problems and that reliance on the Holy Spirit is essential. We believe that the Bible provides thorough guidance and instruction for faith and life and use the Bible as our primary tool in bringing a client’s concerns to resolution while relying on the Holy Spirit for the results.

Not Professional Medical Advice

We base our counseling and ministering on Scriptural principles and the Holy Spirit, rather than those of secular psychology and psychiatry. Our coaches are professionally trained and ordained Christian pastors and counselors, not licensed as psychotherapists or mental health professionals, nor should they be expected to follow the methods of such specialists. That said, we also have extensive knowledge and experience utilizing many of the same methodologies.

Our Philosophy of Care:

We are committed to providing a balanced and biblical approach to counseling and ministering. Our goal is to deal with issues within the scope of biblical parameters. We are confident that the Bible contains all necessary information for life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3). There are no problems between persons that the Bible fails to address either in general or specific principles. We believe that the Bible speaks to all of life and to all of its problems, but it takes careful thought and prayerful wisdom to know how to make those connections. We don’t believe that the Bible is simply a how-to book for happiness.

Most importantly, we believe that the Bible ultimately points us to a Person — the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that real change comes when people learn to see themselves and their problems in the context of a loving, vital relationship with Christ. This does not mean that you must be a Christian to profit from our counseling, although we believe that deep and lasting change is brought about only by God himself. Because of this, we do not use the Bible in a superficial or heavy-handed way.

All counseling and ministering will be conducted in accordance with the counselor’s understanding of the Scriptures. Your counseling will be biblical counseling in which the Scriptures are, in all cases, the final authority. If you are unwilling to use the Bible as the final authority in counseling and ministering or are unwilling to apply the biblical principles assigned, sessions may be terminated.

HomeworkHomework is sometimes given between sessions. This can range from reading information, joining our courses, watching videos, doing activities, or not-doing certain activities, or anything else related to taking a practical step in your counseling and ministering process. Our goal is to help improve your life. We expect you to demonstrate that you’re also committed to this same objective.

Ready to get started? Use the appointment scheduler at the top of this web page to schedule your New Client Onboarding Session now and start improving your life today!

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