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Biblical Counseling Center compassionately and effectively counsels people who need guidance through life’s struggles. Experienced counselors will listen to your situation, help you understand what God desires, and walk patiently with you make progress in living your life according to God’s word.

The counselors at BCC have counseled the hurting and trained counselors worldwide for thousands of hours. We’ve developed tools and resources to help you experience greater victory and a more abundant life through Christ.

Schedule an appointment at one of our three locations in Chicagoland and Northern Indiana. Or, counsel with one of our counselor by Skype. We offer counseling by Skype for frequent travelers, folks in rural areas, and people outside the Chicago area.

INTAKE FORMS: Please download, complete, and bring (or email) these intake forms to your initial visit at Biblical Counseling Center. Thank you. We also understand that ministry leaders sometimes need counseling too. Head over here for information about specific help for pastors, pastors’ wives, and those in ministry and leadership positions.

How is Biblical Counseling different than other types of counseling? 

FAQs

Do I have to believe in God and the Bible to come to counseling at BCC?

We are pleased to serve you, no matter where you stand spiritually. Our counselors understand what God says about how to overcome your struggles, with His help. God cares and he helps us make sense of life. If you are curious or seeking answers and wonder if the answer to your struggle might be found in God’s Word, we would love to talk with you more about how God desires to help you grow stronger. We have had many people begin or renew a relationship with God through the counseling process.

Do your counselors have specialties?

Our counselors have over 100 years of combined experience in counseling and graduate degrees from a variety of Christian seminaries. We work with hurting marriages, child/adolescent issues, sexual struggles and gender confusion, emotional problems, anger, abuse, depression and many others. We will help you find the best counselor at BCC for you. Also, since the bible teaches us to take care of our minds and bodies, we encourage counselees to seek medical evaluations when there may be additional physical complications. When physical and medical issues are present, we are happy to work with other professionals when needed.

How often do you schedule appointments?

Typically, we meet weekly for three or four weeks and then space it out. Even though every counseling case is unique, 10-16 sessions over four to five months helps most counselees to make good progress.

What are the fees for counseling?

BCC is a ministry that keeps fees well below national averages for counseling.

  • Initial/Extended Visits are 1½ to 2 hours long and the cost is $120.
  • Follow-up Visits are 50 to 60 minutes long and the cost is $80.00.
  • A discounted fee of 20% is available on follow-up visits for those attending one of our partner churches.Call Biblical Counseling Center to find out if your church is a partner church.

Intern counseling (M.A. Level) appointments available at a reduced rate. We work with those who have limited funds. We have never turned anyone away who lacks the ability to pay. We ask for all sessions to be paid at the time of the appointment. Some insurance plan will pay out- of- network benefits and others will not. We can help you with the necessary forms to submit to your insurance company. Many Flex Spending accounts and Health Savings Accounts can be used to pay for Biblical Counseling.

Do you offer a reduced-fee or sliding scale for those with financial hardship?

We do not offer a reduced-fee or sliding scale; however, we have never turned away anyone for counseling in the past 27 years. We give away thousands of dollars of counseling every year. We are not-for-profit “counseling ministry” and God’s people have always help support this model. We would ask those who benefit from reduced fee counseling to consider repaying their balance for the good of others who need it. However, we will never charge interest, hassle you, or send any bills to collections.

Do you take credit cards?

Yes, we take Visa, Mastercard and Discover. Biblical Counseling Center practices and teaches faithful stewardship (1 Cor. 4:2). We offer the opportunity to make payments by credit card as a convenience to those who manage their finances in this way. Please prayerfully consider your resources before using your credit card.

What is your cancellation policy?

Initial appointments, prepaid at $120, must be canceled at least 48 hours prior to the appointment. This is primarily because an initial appointment requires that 2 time slots are unavailable for use by others. If no cancellation is made with at least 48 hours notice, then no refund will be processed.
 
Returning counselees are asked to cancel appointments at least 24 hours prior to the appointment. This gives others the opportunity to use the canceled time slot. If no cancellation is made, or if less than 24 hours notice is received, except for absolute emergencies, then you will be charged for the appointment: $40 for the first late cancellation or $80 for failure to call and cancel, or for any subsequent late cancellations.
 
We thank you for your understanding of this policy.

 

  • Using the Bible, our counselor wisely led both of us on a journey to reconciliation and spiritual renewal. We are thankful for BCC’s ministry to us, for offering us hope and giving us direction through God’s Word and for Jesus, the One who will complete the good work He has begun in our marriage.
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    Jorge & Andrea Munoz
  • When, as a pastor, I referred our people to BCC, I did so with confidence that they would be dealt with in a professional and biblical manner. I also grew in my own walk with Christ and my ability to counsel others through the staff’s gracious willingness to share their knowledge, skill, and experience with local pastors.
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    Dr. Keith Plummer

Common Issues for Counseling

  • Marital Struggles
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Conflict
  • Sexual Brokenness
  • Addiction
  • Anger
  • Grief/Loss
  • Family Conflict

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