Counseling Guide

Note: Available in packages Silver and above.

Use the Counseling Guide to find biblical passages and sections from your counseling-related resources related to mental health, emotional well-being, and spiritual growth. The guide is not yet available on mobile, but all of the same content can be accessed when searching for a Counseling Theme iconCounseling Theme in the Factbook.

Note: The Counseling Guide provides a basic understanding of various counseling topics but is not intended to replace counseling by trained practitioners.


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Open the Counseling Guide

Counseling Guide Sections


Open the Counseling Guide

Open the Counseling Guide by clicking the Guides/Workflows icon Guides icon and selecting Counseling Guide. To get started, enter a topic and press Enter, or select an option from the autocomplete menu that appears as you type.

Note: If you use the Counseling Guide frequently, you may want to pin it to your shortcuts bar. To do so, click and drag the Counseling Guide icon from the Guides/Workflows menu to the area below the Tools icon Tools icon. Learn more about creating shortcuts.

Counseling Guide Overview


Counseling Guide Sections

Counseling Topic

This section provides a summary of the counseling topic you’ve selected.

Note: Not all counseling topics have a summary. This section will be empty for these topics.


Related Counseling Topics

This section provides a list of related counseling topics with brief definitions. Clicking a related topic opens a new instance of the Counseling Guide to that topic.



This section shows a list of biblical passages related to your counseling topic. Click a reference to open it in your preferred Bible. You can also save these passages as a Passage List, or open all of the passages in your Bible at once.



This section shows results from the dictionary-type resources in your Library. Click any resource to open the resource to the relevant section.



In this section, you'll find links to journal articles on the topic you entered in the guide. Click any link to open the listed journal to the relevant article.



This section displays hits within any of the "lecture" type resources in your Library. 



This section provides links to locations in your counseling books that discuss your counseling topic. Click the More links at the bottom to show more results.


Web Resources

This section links out to articles, audio/visual resources, books, and courses from Family Life Today, the American Association of Christian Counselors, and the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation.

Note: These links require an active internet connection and will open in your preferred internet browser.


Books from Your Library

This section displays books in your Library that are not already included in the Monographs section.



In this section, you'll find links to unowned resources at that also address the topic you entered.

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