What does Biblical Clinical mean?
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way of everlasting. Psalm 139:23,24
To do Biblical Clinical counseling, Ariel’s approach allows her to use God’s Word as her core foundation along with a clinical component to helping others. Clinical simply means to observe and study a person’s actual behavior with objectivity while using Scripture as the standard.
Since Ariel believes that God’s Word is sufficient to answer all of life’s struggles, she also understands that sin and living in a fallen world is a reality that causes so much dishevel in our lives, personally and relational-ly.
Biblical Clinical Counseling is where behavior and the body meet, taking into account how our bodies and minds respond to sin, stress, various forms of trauma or relationship strains, while seeking to remain faithful to Scripture. Both components are important for Godly growth and wisdom.
“Nearly all the wisdom we possess, that is to say, true and sound wisdom, consists of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves.” John Calvin – The Institutes of Christian Religion