RecoverME Lay-Counseling Certificate Course

A Complete Course for Lay-Counselor Development and Skills for Helping

Interested in becoming a helper? Beginning to uncover one of the age-old secrets of contentment involving giving back and helping those around you? Desiring both to grow healthier yourself and to help others around you do the same? Then for you The RecoverME Lay-Counselor Certificate Course is a must!

Perfect for Pastor's and anyone interested in learning how to help others, The RecoverME Lay-Counselor Certificate Course is a six-week program taught through a combination of videos and workbook questions, all outlined in a user friendly course schedule. Meant to be used in the comfort of your own home, office, or wherever you are this course has a special lean on developing "you" so you can better serve those you wish to help.

In addition to providing you with progressive training material taken from the author's real-life counseling experiences, dive into topics such as:

Healing yourself so you are a better helper

Increasing your ability to Love

Becoming the Change You want to See

Learning how to Renew Yourself and Showing Others how to do the Same

Understanding Healing Transformation

Get engaging, detailed instructions on how to provide Lay-Counseling to those with:

  • Addiction
  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Marital Conflict

The RecoverME Lay-Counseling Certificate Course also includes:

Dozens of helping-handouts that you can use with those you serve on a multitude of topics

Complete Lay-Counseling session outlines including which questions to ask, what topics to review, and what symptoms/signs to watch out for

. . .and much, much more!

Now to help maximize your training experience, the RecoverME Lay-Counseling Certificate Course also comes with a Complete Lay-Counseling Guidebook available in downloadable form!

This Guidebook outlines everything you need to know to begin helping those around you and can serve much like a desk reference. And upon completion of the course you'll receive a certificate verifying your completion of The RecoverME Lay-Counseling Certificate Course through RecoverME Academy.

Our vision at RecoverME Academy is to provide you with training material, resources, and healing aids on helping both yourself and others. So this course holds special meaning for us at RecoverME Academy as it's the first program we've developed that fulfills both parts of our vision: helping you heal and teaching you how to help others do the same.


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


  Mental Health Warnings and Disclaimer for RecoverME Lay-Counseling Certifcate Course
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  Introduction
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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?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
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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