Personal Counseling

You matter to God and you matter to us

If you are struggling with the pressures of life and need someone to talk with, our Care Ministry Team provides many ways to come alongside you in a time of need. You can meet with one of our pastors for pastoral care or biblical counseling, a trained lay counselor, or one of our Stephen Ministers, who provides a safe environment in which to work through feelings and struggles during a life crisis. We encourage you to reach out to our Care Ministry by calling the church office at 480-348-9191, or completing the Request Counseling form.

Request Counseling

We do not provide licensed psychological or psychiatric counsel. If you are seeking counseling outside of your local church, we encourage you to visit the listing at The Biblical Counseling Coalition or contact us for a specific referral for your counseling needs. 

If this is an emergency or you are currently having thoughts of harming yourself, please call one of the following numbers:

  • Emergency: Dial 911
  • Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255
  • 24/7 Online Support:
  • Victim of Abuse: 800-656-4673
  • Domestic Violence: 800-799-7233

Highlands' pastoral staff is available to meet with anyone who desires pastoral biblical counseling. Our pastors are all equipped in the knowledge of God's Word and would count it a privilege to meet with you. Depending on the topic, we will work to pair you with a pastor who can most effectively minister to you.

Our lay counselors are equipped to advise a brother or sister in Christ to what the Bible reveals to us about life and circumstance.

Stephen Ministers provide extended, one-to-one care for those experiencing a difficult time in life such as grief, job loss, relocation, or chronic/terminal illness. These types of burdensome struggles are tough to navigate alone, especially when trying to balance life's everyday needs while sorting through deep emotional pain. Your Stephen Minister will meet with you as a caring listener, walking alongside you for as long as it takes to stabilize after the crisis. Weekly meetings are held either at church, a neutral location like a coffee shop, or in your home, and last about an hour. Stephen Ministers are lay volunteers who have completed sixty hours of training and receive continuing education on topics related to caring for others' struggles. Call the church office at 480-348-9191 to speak with the Community Care Director or complete and submit the Request Assistance form.  

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