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What is Faith Based Therapy?

There are many counseling models utilized by secular and religious counselors today. These models are theorized according to an understanding of the creation and psychology of man. Psychology is simply the study of behavior. Biblically, the psychology of behavior is summed up with the sentence, “People are moved by what they believe, but they do what they choose”. Faith-Based Therapy™ is a Biblical model of therapy based on the dynamics of beliefs, choices, and faith. Faith-Based Therapy™ is a Christian counseling model that explains behavior in practical terms. Once understood, change is more easily facilitated.

In simple terms:

  • You feel what you feel, think what you think, and want what you want because you are moved by what you believe. 
  • You behave the way you do because of your choices. 
  • Someone can help you change what you believe to be based on truth and reality, but only you can make loving and responsible choices. 
  • Yet when challenged to believe the Word of God, you become empowered with life-changing choices. 
  • When you choose to believe the Word of God, faith arises and change occurs by the grace of God.

When you change what you believe it will change what you feel, what you think, and what you want; thus empowering you to make better choices. When your beliefs are based on the truth of God and you yield to that belief, then faith becomes active. (“For by grace you have been saved through faith: and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.” Ephesians 2:8. (NASB)). Faith not only has the ability to change you in the middle of circumstances, but to change the circumstances as well.

Foundational Concepts

  • IIFBC bases the foundational concepts taught on the tri-part being of man. (“And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit, soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” I Thessalonians 5:23.) Man is a spiritual being, with a soul, living in a physical body. Healing and recovery should occur on all levels.
  • IIFBC uses Biblical faith-based concepts for spiritual restitution. (“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” Romans 15:13.)
  • The Faith Based Therapy™ model is highly effective for mental and emotional rehabilitation along with natural health methods for physical assistance from chemical imbalances.