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Biblical Counseling Specialist

Cornerstone Psychiatry and Counseling

John Hsieh, M.D.

Psychiatrist located in River Oaks, Houston, TX

If you live with a mental health issue such as depression or anxiety, or you’re struggling with the demands of modern life, biblical counseling can help. John Hsieh, MD, offers biblical counseling services at Cornerstone Psychiatry and Counseling in Houston, Texas. He uses the Bible, God’s Word, to help you address the challenges and suffering you face in your daily life. Call Cornerstone Psychiatry and Counseling today or schedule a consultation online for personalized and compassionate biblical counseling.

Biblical Counseling Q & A

What is biblical counseling?

Biblical counseling uses the Bible to help individuals and couples find answers to life's tough questions and implement positive change in their lives.

Biblical counseling is unique in that it seeks to address problems not from within, but with the wisdom found in God's Word,

The basis of biblical counseling is that the Bible is the infallible, authoritative Word of God and that it teaches us how to think and live rightly (2 Timothy 3:16.) 

What conditions do you treat with biblical counseling?

While many psychological disorders have biological causes, you are also a spiritual being. Your thoughts and decisions flow from your heart, which means that your "heart issues" must be considered as well as your biological needs. 

As such, Dr. Hsieh incorporates biblical counseling into therapeutic approaches for:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar disorder

You may also benefit from biblical counseling to help navigate the challenges of modern life. The Bible speaks practically about marriage, family, work, and other challenging aspects of life.

What should I expect during biblical counseling?

On the surface, Biblical counseling might look similar to other therapeutic approaches. You discuss your life with Dr. Hsieh by sharing your thoughts, emotions, behaviors, as well as life experiences and faith. 

However, unlike other therapeutic approaches, instead of looking inward for answers, you and Dr. Hsieh use the wisdom of God found in the Bible to find the answers you need to cope with life's challenges. You work together to identify thoughts and behaviors that are inconsistent with God's teachings, so you can start anew and begin modifying your mindset and actions.

In addition, comprehensive and lasting change comes from being a new creation in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17) with the renewal of the mind (Romans 12:2). Dr. Hsieh’s counseling is based on the fact that you can experience profound change and growth – the process of sanctification – through believing in the saving work of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit. 

Do I need to be a Christian to benefit from biblical counseling?

Most people who seek biblical counseling are professing Christians. However, the wisdom of God’s Word is instructive, beneficial, and provides guidance to everyone. 

If you're interested in biblical counseling or need compassionate and customized care for psychological issues, call Cornerstone Psychiatry and Counseling today or make an appointment online.