We provide Lay Counseling, Stephen Ministry, outside professional referrals, and a variety of support groups. This outreach of God’s love is for any individual who is hurting, both in the congregation and in the community.
The Scottsdale Bible Counseling Ministry provides care to our church family and community in times of need. We are a confidential, no-fee facility. We do not consider our Counseling Ministry to be a crisis center, but rather, a short-term biblical counseling ministry.
If you have any questions regarding our services, please call the Counseling Ministry at 480.824.7239, Monday through Thursday.
PASTOR OF COUNSELING
To apply for services (age 18 and over), please submit both forms below, and you will receive a call within 5 business days. For marriage counseling, each spouse must submit both forms.
What is Lay Counseling?
Bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2
The Scottsdale Bible Lay Counseling Program equips volunteers to provide distinctively Christian counseling at a lay level. Lay Counselors, using basic counseling skills such as active listening, empathic responding and questioning skills, meet with their assigned counselee on a weekly basis for 10 weeks at the Scottsdale Bible Counseling Office.
Do you need someone to pray with? Are you going through a crisis and need encouragement?
Stephen Ministers are a team of lay people who will come alongside you during a life crisis. They provide one-on-one, Christ-centered care to people in need. They will walk with you through grief, divorce, a spiritual crisis or other life difficulties.
Stephen Ministers have been trained to support and encourage anyone who needs comfort and care – for as long as needed. You can be assured that your identity, the caring relationship and the conversations you have with your Stephen Minister will remain confidential.
The Counseling Ministry provides both education and support through many groups facilitated by lay leaders, most of whom have personal experience with that particular topic.View Support Groups
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These professionals are employed staff of Scottsdale Bible Church and are here to serve you through our counseling ministry.
David is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision, an M.A. in Counseling Psychology and Christian Studies and an M.Div. with an emphasis in Biblical communication. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in AZ, a Nationally Certified Counselor, an Approved Clinical Supervisor and a Board Certified Telemental Health Provider. David has been on staff at SBC since 2000. He provides marriage and individual counseling. David loves the adventure of following Christ with his wife, Sharon and their children, Simeon and Naomi.
Denae is originally from Calgary, Alberta, and loves the Arizona sun. She has a B.A. from Cal State University, Fullerton, and an M.A. from Azusa Pacific University. She joined Scottsdale Bible Church in 2005 and joined the Counseling Ministry in 2014 as a Stephen Minister and then a Lay Counselor. She loves to hike, read historical fiction, and travel with her husband, Paul.
Megan began attending SBC in 2016 after moving to Arizona. She has a B.A. from College of the Ozarks in Branson, Missouri and is currently pursuing an M.A. in Counseling. She joined the counseling ministry as a Lay Counselor in 2020. She loves traveling, musicals, and giraffes.
Keegan grew up at SBC and earned a degree in Family Studies and Human Development at U of A and an M.S. in Psychology from GCU. In 2018, he began serving as a YTH high school pastor at SBC while pursuing an M.A. in Counseling at Phoenix Seminary. As a Licensed Associate Counselor, his primary focus is working with teen clients, combining his academic background and many years of experience as a youth pastor. Keegan and his wife, Elly, have two children, Beau and Colt, and three dogs. They love visiting Coronado and are avid fans of the D-Backs, Suns, Broncos, and U of A basketball.
The words “Domestic Violence” are often difficult words to hear or even to say, however domestic violence exists in our world and often in our own backyard.
People are entitled to love, respect and dignity, and no one deserves to be mistreated or abused. As a church, we are addressing the reality of abuse and violence, and provide a safe place for people to reach out.
We offer a special confidential hotline for victims and survivors of domestic violence as well as friends, family, neighbors, and other concerned individuals who are calling on behalf of a victim or are looking for ways to assist.
If you or someone you know is in a crisis or needs assistance, please call the SBC Advocacy 24/7 Helpline at 480.824.7290.
For immediate emergencies dial 911.
Child and Elderly Abuse
Suicide and Personal Crises
Recovery Hot Lines
Other Recovery Contacts
You may find that the following organizations will be of help to you. Please click on each one for more information
Mental Health Support Sexual Addiction Resources Christian Association of Psychological Studies American Association of Christian Counselors Drug and Alcohol Addiction American Society of Suicidality Crisis Textline American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Suicide Prevention Lifeline National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Anxiety Resources Depression Resources Grief Resources