You were created to THRIVE!
We believe God created every single human being with the potential to THRIVE! It is our mission and passion to inspire and empower you to reach your created potential and live a life of THRIVING!
We do that by providing 5-Star Christian counseling and resources for mental health & personal development. We serve the body of Christ world-wide online and provide scholarships for preventative care to pastors, missionaries, and foster parents.
Together we are transforming suffering and disappointment into Thriving as we inspire and empower Christians to live their created potential.
What type of counseling are you looking for?
We’re a little different….
There are two standard models for counseling practices out there that pretty much everyone falls into.
First is the ‘group practice’ model where a group of independent contractor counselors work together in the same office to share expenses. In this model each counselor practices independent and without training or quality control from the group. Each uses their own approach and results vary greatly. Some of the counselors in the group are good, some are not. This is how most private practices operate.
The second model is similar in that all counselors are independent contractors and there is no training or quality control from the organization. Networks and platforms are connector services that serve as a go between for independent contractors and clients. Examples include Focus on the Families Christian counselor network, BetterHelp, TalkSpace, Faithful Counseling, Regain, Etc.
The MyCounselor.Online Way
At MyCounselor.Online we do things differently. We are committed to upholding the highest standards in professional counseling. All our content and counseling is provided by clinically trained professionals and peer-reviewed by experienced clinical supervisors.
No other counseling provider has a more intensive application process, training program, clinical accountability, or ongoing continuing education. It is the rigor of our clinical program that enables us to consistently deliver 5-Star counseling experiences to more than 1,000 families every month.
Counseling You Can Trust
We Only Hire The Best Therapists
Our counselors are all employees of our practice, not independent contractors. Applicants must have at least a Master’s Degree in Mental Health. They are vetted through our 7-stage interview process that includes 3 interviews and a mock therapy session where applicants demonstrate their clinical skills. Only 2% of applicants make it into our program.
Once accepted, new hires are enrolled in our two-year post-graduate residency where they are trained and supervised in our proprietary therapy model, Neuroscience Informed Christian Counseling (NICC). Each counselors receives more than 400 hours of continuing education every year.
Our therapists are trained, supervised, and held accountable to high standards by the leadership of the practice. Counseling sessions are recorded and reviewed by supervising therapists for quality assurance and training. Counselors are given direct feedback by their supervisors about their therapy and held accountable for the quality of their work.
Evidence-Based Treatment Model
All our therapists are trained in and held accountable to an approach to therapy that has proven effective, so the experience across all counselors on the team is consistent. We utilize evidence-based treatment protocols established by the mental health medical research community. Learn more about our model here: Neuroscience Informed Christian Counseling (NICC).
Families Served Each Month
Meet Our Counselors
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Are you a Christian Counselor? Join our team
We, Josh & Cassie Spurlock, founded MyCounselor.Online in the fall of 2007. We had a dream to help families fulfill their created potential by providing excellent Christian counseling services. It’s what we knew King Jesus was calling us to.
But how? Anyone who has built an organization knows how much risk, struggle, and work it takes. Studying Biblical languages (3 years of Greek and 2 years of Hebrew) in Bible college and mental health in graduate school equipped Josh for counseling, but not for building a company! Likewise, caring fulltime for the foster kids that lived in our home taught Cassie how to love people through really hard and messy circumstances, but not lead a team of professionals.
Josh had started a few small businesses over the years, including a pressure washing and painting business at age 16, a coffee shop and a moving company in college, and a few others. Still, the sheer scale of the vision God had given overshadowed anything life had prepared us for.
BUT GOD. We trusted God to bring about what He had put in our hearts. He would bring along the right people at the right time and show the way. Our faith was tested many times over the years. Like in 2017 when we felt clearly the direction to pivot the counseling practice to focus on providing faith-based counseling services world-wide online.
At the time the world was still very skeptical of online counseling. Even Josh’s friends thought he was crazy! It felt a lot like Noah building a boat in the desert. Then 2020 and COVID. Overnight the entire mental health field had to figure out online counseling. Josh’s phone began to explode with calls from other counseling practices saying, “Hey friend, you’ve been doing this online thing for a few years now, we have to be online by Monday….where do we start?”
It was crazy! God had positioned our team exactly where He wanted us to be for such a season. Today a team of more than 30 counselors empower more than 1,000 families each month.
MyCounselor.Online continues to innovate as it develops its state-of-the-art and faithful to the Bible model of care, Neuroscience Informed Christian Counseling (NICC). As we continue to grow, our 2-year post-graduate residency is becoming a gold standard for professional development in the field of faith-based mental health.
True to our calling, to inspire and empower thriving, we look forward to the future and all that God has in store!
Does Online Therapy Work?
There is a growing body of research supporting the effectiveness of online counseling. Here are just a few of the scholarly articles that find online therapy to be as effective as in-person counseling.
Learn more about MyCounselor.Online’s proprietary model of therapy here: Neuroscience Informed Christian Counseling (NICC)
HIPAA Compliant Online Therapy
MyCounselor uses a HIPPA compliant tele-health video software to provide online counseling with end-to-end encryption using TLS 1.2, Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit algorithm for maximum security.
ResourcesThe content produced by MyCounselor.Online is written and peer-reviewed by our clinical team of licensed professionals, to ensure the counseling resources are accurate, evidence-based, and trustworthy.
Faith-Based Mental Health
At MyCounselor we are unashamed of our beliefs, but that doesn’t mean you have to agree with us to receive counseling. We believe love and respect for people, especially those that believe differently than us, is a central tenet of our faith.
We consider it a matter of informed consent to let you know the world-view that shapes our thinking, because we don’t believe values neutral counseling is possible.
You don’t have to be a Christian to receive services from us. While you are certain to be exposed to our faith values in the course of therapy, we will never impose our beliefs on you.
MyCounselor.Online Statement of Faith
- We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God;
- We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit;
- We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory;
- We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful humanity, regeneration by the Holy Spirit through faith in Jesus Christ is absolutely essential;
- We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life;
- We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they who are saved unto the resurrection of life and they who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation;
- We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Our Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For purposes of MyCounselor.Online’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, our Founders are the final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.
Code of Ethics
At MyCounselor.Online we practice in accordance with the ethics and standards defined in the American Association of Christian Counselors Code of Ethics.
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