Lay-Counseling Guidebook

A Lay-Counseling Guide for Lay Counselors and Pastors

The Lay-Counseling Guidebook contains everything you need to get started helping those you serve! Say goodbye to the many long hours of prep time and research. With a unique blend of Lay-Counselor self-development and Lay-Counseling tools this Guidebook details complete session layouts including what questions to ask, what handouts and information to review and how to set up your overall helping experience. And the best thing is all the information is there in order, making your prep time minimal!

Perfect for Pastors and anyone wishing to become a skilled helper, this Lay-Counseling Guidebook contains a detailed blend of Lay-Counseling tools and spiritual guidance for five of the most common issues:

  • Addiction
  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Marital Discord

Also, learn how to heal yourself so you can better help others through such topics as:

Learning How to Increase your Ability to Love

Finding and Teaching Renewal

Becoming the Change you want to See

In addition, get over a dozen Helping-Handouts that you can review with those you serve!

And much, much more. . .

Meant to also be used much like a desk reference, this guidebook grants you less prep time for helping sessions by the easy-to-use organization of session content.

"Joel has done a remarkable service for anyone in search of aid in lay-counseling. The Lay Counseling Guidebook is a biblically based manual that provides the tools to do counseling with excellence and effectiveness. It also informs you as to the appropriate times when a referral to a professional is necessary. I highly recommend this book as a wonderful tool to inform and guide every future counseling session with a God-centered focus towards healing and wholeness."

-Pastor Harold Ferraro, Retired Lead Pastor- New Beginnings Church of God, Meadville, PA

Developed by the author's heartfelt response to the many questions from overwhelmed Pastors and Lay-Counselors such as: "When should I refer to a professional? What questions should I ask? How long should I see them for? What is the best educational material to review? Please help!" The Lay-Counseling Guidebook answers all of these questions and more!

If your looking for a Lay-Counseling Guidebook that both provides you with information on not only on helping but also on developing yourself as a helper then the Lay-Counseling Guidebook is perfect for you. Save yourself time and frustration while gaining the ability to provide healing, nurture, and guidance to those you wish to help. Be sure to add it to your resources today!

Your Instructor

Joel D. Kightlinger, LCSW
Joel D. Kightlinger, LCSW

Joel Kightlinger, LCSW is the Co-Founder of RecoverME Academy where his passion lies in helping people not only heal but learn how to help those around them heal as well. Joel is a licensed therapist, as well as a certified Clinical Trauma Professional practicing at Mercy House of Meadville, Inc. where he serves as Clinical Director and maintains a private counseling practice. He has developed The Release and Restore Method, a Lay-Counseling Guidebook, and a Lay-Counseling Certificate Course all of which are currently used at Mercy House of Meadville. His past experience includes working with anger and domestic violence, drug and alcohol counseling, and family counseling. Joel is also a certified Healing Touch Practitioner and Certified Chinese Medical QiQong Practitioner and a Certified Master Herbalist.

Joel's speaking events include men's conferences and groups, marital conferences, drug and alcohol events, and churches and inspirational events. Joel spends a great deal of time in nature and is an avid martial artist, herbalist, and lifelong seeker—all of which he draws deeply from in order to help those around him.

For further information regarding speaking events, trainings etc, you can contact him with the information below.

Mercy House of Meadville, Inc
13180 Suite #2 Leslie Rd
Meadville, PA 16335

[email protected]
Visit him on Facebook at Mercy House of Meadville

Course Curriculum

  Getting Started
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  Download the Book
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  Table of Contents
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  Chapter 1: The Purpose of This Guidebook
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  Chapter 2: How to Use This Guidebook
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  Chapter 3: Questions and Answers
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
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What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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