Biblical Counseling

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths."

Proverbs 3:5-6

The goal of pastoral/Biblical counseling is to help an individual think Biblically about their current struggles in the context of a confidential, caring environment. A pastoral counselor relies on Scripture as the sole authority for faith and conduct and recognizes that lasting change is the result of the power of God, the grace of Christ, and the indwelling ministry of the Holy Spirit.

Guided by Biblical principles, the counselor's role is to utilize guided questioning, empathetic support, problem definition, reflection/reading assignments, encouragement and prayer to provide wise, Biblical counsel to those who are hurting and in need. Pastoral counseling is not meant to be a long-term commitment and will be limited to four (4) sessions. A voluntary donation of $25/session is payable to Pacific Christian Center.

Counseling Team

Teresa Diani
Lynne Plunkett
Michael Foell

Teresa Diani

Lynne Plunkett

Dr. Michael Foell

Teresa's counseling career began in 1995 under the tutelage and mentorship of two spiritually gifted and discerning female pastoral counselors. She spent 12 years as a full-time staff counselor at her previous church specializing in family and marriage counseling.
Lynne received her B.A. in Psychology and her M.S. in Counseling from CSUH and spent a rewarding career in school administration, before retiring. She is an ordained Assemblies of God minister.
Dr. Foell holds a B.A. from CSULB as well as an M.A. and Doctorate of Ministry in Biblical Counseling and has also taught at every level of education (elementary through college). Following pastorates in Southern CA, Dr. Foell spent 15 years as the Care Pastor and Campus Pastor of his previous church.

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