I previously linked to the Top 200 Online Preaching Resources, and the Top 200 Online Leadership Resources. Now, here’s the Top 300 Online Counseling Resources. Usual disclaimer: Link does not imply full agreement or endorsement.

I start with a batch of links that look at counseling in general. I then list some links that concern some of the debates between Biblical Counseling, Christian Psychology, etc. Then I go on to list resources (in alphabetical order) for specific counseling issues like Abuse, Anxiety, etc. I have a ton of other links to resources that deal with (1) pornography and (2) depression. However, as I don’t want to crash the the Internet, I’ll post separate pages of links on these subjects in the next week or so.

General Counseling Resources

Are You Counseling a Saint, Sufferer, or Sinner?

Teaching Resources for Equipping Counselors

5 Definitions of Biblical Counseling

2 reasons why finding the root problem may not be a good goal for counselors

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made, Woefully and Tragically Fallen

JBC Complete Library

20 Things Pastors Hear in Counseling

5 Reasons I Love Church-Based Counseling

Biblical Counseling and Church History

3 Simple Counseling Lessons from the Titanic

100+ Recommended Resources

Top 100 Counseling Resources on the Web

Things you won’t hear often in graduate counseling programs

Puritan Resources for Biblical Counseling

Helpful Truth in Past Places – Book Reviews

Surprised by Biblical Counseling

One Definition of Christian Psychology

Your Heart Matters More Than Your History

Do Men and Women Sin Differently?

The Local Church is THE place for Biblical Counseling

An Interview with Howard Eyrich

My pastoral confidentiality policy

The Christian Counselor’s Greatest Temptation?

Counseled by William Ames

The 12 Most Important Biblical Counseling Books of 2012

The Best Christian Resources Addressing Daily Life Issues

Counseling the (Really) Hard Cases

I Am a Child of God

Is All Counseling Theological?

What the Puritans Can Teach Us about Counseling

Be Counseled by Thomas Chalmers (1780 – 1847)

How Does Physical Exercise Relate to Sanctification?

When Hope Hurts

Which Book Should I Read First?

Are Sin and Sickness Linked?

Students of the Word and of People

Why We “Care” Instead of “Counsel” One Another

Gentle Answers #1: A Friend in Sin

Why Is It So Hard to Ask Personal Information?

Pastoring Isn’t Just Preaching

Gracious Candor: A Tutorial in Speaking Truth in Love

Ask the Counselor: What About “Spiritual Formation” and “Spiritual Disciplines”?

Being and Counseling Job

Spiritual Map Quest

The Top 9 Books on the History of Pastoral Counseling/Biblical Counseling

The Pastor As Counselor

Dump-truck Counseling

The Spirit in Counseling

How to Be a Miserable Comforter

The Future of Biblical Counseling

Victory Over or Struggling With?

How to Find a Trusted Counselor

Caring for a Loved One with Cancer: Don’t Forget About the Kids

What’s a Good Question?

37 Ways to Love One Another

Counseling with Music

12 Ways the Holy Spirit Energizes Discipleship Counseling

Strawberry-Rhubarb Theology: How Not to Quote the Bible to Hurting People

The Law and Church Counseling: Part Three—Scope of Care

Want to Change Lives?

10 Questions to Ask before Confronting a Brother or Sister in Christ

Heal thyself? Do we have the capacity?

The Mortification of Sin (Part 1) | Covenant Eyes

Fifteen Biblical Counseling Blogs You Should Bookmark

“I tried that…it didn’t work”: Responding to failures in counseling

The Gospel and the Oncology Waiting Room by Mike Pohlman


The Pastor’s Counseling Ministry

Difference between counseling at CCEF and in a church

D.A. Carson on how to avoid being pastorally insensitive and theologically stupid

The Puritans on Soul Care and Counseling

Powlison: God’s Grace and Your Sufferings

More Things Not to Say to Those Who are Suffering

Jesus Rewrites Our Stories: Counseling in a Crisis Pregnancy Center

Some Thoughts on How to Provide Long Term Pastoral Care

Some Thoughts on How to Provide Long Term Pastoral Care

Beholding Glory and Becoming Whole: Seeing and Savoring God as the Heart of Mental Health

How Should Seminaries Train Pastors to Counsel?—Part 1

Who Should Teach Pastors to Counsel?

Equipped to Counsel, Part One: How We Do Biblical Counseling Training in Our Congregation

7 Characteristics of a Competent Counselor

Counseling Debates

The Local Church is THE place for Biblical Counseling

“Closing the Gap”: The BCC’s Executive Director’s 2013-2053 Vision

Are You For Or Against “Psychology”?

The Biblical Counseling Movement After Adams

Psychology is the Devil: A Critique of Jay Adams’ Counseling Paradigm

Book Reviews | Review: The Biblical Counseling Movement After Adams

How to evaluate a new counseling model or technique: Step one

How to evaluate a counseling model or technique: Step two

Competing Models of Christian Counseling? Who is Right?

Biblical Counseling and Its Neighbors: Conversations Over the Fence

Inherent Liabilities with Biblical Counseling?

Psychology & Christianity

Extrabiblical Books and Scripture’s Sufficiency

Powlison on The Biblical Counseling Movement: History and Context

5 Approaches to Counseling and Christianity

eJournal : What Distinguishes Biblical Counseling from other Methods?

David Powlison on Redeeming Psychology

Psychology today | Marvin Olasky


8 Ways to Protect Your Children from Sexual Abuse

Confronting an Abuser 

Shame Interrupted: A Review

Slaying the Shame of Sexual Abuse 

Churches taking abuse prevention seriously? YES

Advice for Pastors in Caring for Victims of Sexual Assault 

Shepherding Survivors of Sexual Abuse

The real damage done in abuse?

Justin Holcomb on Rid of My Disgrace 

What to Say, and Not Say, to a Victim of Sexual Assault

Rid of My Disgrace 

Lindsey Holcomb on Identity and Sexual Assault

Gospel Grace and Sexual Assault 

G.R.A.C.E. | Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment

Recovering from Child Abuse: Help and Healing for Victims

Getting the Right Treatment for Sexual Abuse? 7 Questions to Consider

When Prevention Fails: A Sexual Abuse Response Policy for Churches

The real damage done in abuse

What to Say, and Not Say, to a Victim of Sexual Assault


Good Read: Is addiction a disease of the brain?

Stopping addictive behavior: What works?

RESOURCES: Addictions

Good Read: Is addiction a disease of the brain?

Stopping addictive behavior: What works?

Breaking Pornography Addiction – Part 1 | CCEF

Break Pornography Addiction – Part Two

8 Resources on Battling Addiction


The Angry Person: Always the Last to Know

The Cranky Dieter Explained: How Self-Control Makes You Angry

25 Top Resources on Dealing with Anger

All 9 “Overcoming Anger” Videos

Answering Anger

Do You Take Your Irritability Seriously?


Avoiding Burnout

Seven Signs of Burnout

Burned Out?

3 Ways Pastoral Burnout Can Sneak Up on You

Pastors Are Hurting

You Have Limits, You Really Do! Pt.1

Slow Down! How Moral Reasoning May Depend on It

Dead Ends On The Road To Rest

Sojourn Network | Burnout

Seven Keys to Preventing Pastoral Burnout

Burnout Series

Avoiding Burnout

Running on Empty? How to Recognize When You’re on the Road to Burnout

Depression (more links to follow)

Her.meneutics: Kay Warren Talks to CT about Her Battle with Depression

BBC News – Cognitive behavioural therapy ‘can reduce depression’

Holiday Season Blues: How To Beat Loneliness & Depression At Christmas

BBC News – Persistent depression risk ‘doubles’ in abused children

Women Bible Life: depression

No room for sadness (a closer look at depression)

Depression and the Ministry, Part 5: Facing Depression with Christ

Spiritual Depression

Discerning Reader: Review of Depression: A Stubborn Darkness by Ed Welch

Need the Latest Postpartum Depression Research? It’s A Click Away

The Bleakest Psalm Is Really a Night-light

What should a Christian do when overwhelmed with depression? 

BBC NEWS | Health | Depression link to processed food

Eating Disorders

9 Things You Should Know About Female Body Image Issues

Eating Disorders: A Scientific and Spiritual Perspective

Her.meneutics: My Perfect Life with Anorexia

Eating Disorders: A Scientific and Spiritual Perspective

Eating Disorders: what you’ve always wanted to know (but didn’t want to ask)


Resolve Conflict ASAP 

The BCC Weekend Video Resource: Overcoming Anger, Part 1

What Is an Apology?

Resolving Everyday Conflict – Book Reviews

“I’m Sorry. I Was Wrong. Please Forgive Me.”

What Is a Wife’s Responsibility in Solving Conflict? 

The Key to Peacemaking: A Passion for the Gospel

Peacemaking: A Gospel Necessity 

The Pastor as Peacemaker 

7 Thoughts on Managing Conflict as a Leader

5 Strategies for Tackling Tough Conversations

RESOURCES: Conflicts

The Art of Disagreeing in Public: 5 Important Points to Remember

How to Deal with Those Who Differ from Us


13 Top Resources on Finances | Recommended Reading

RESOURCES: Finances & Debt Reduction

Mind Mapping a financial strategy to help Christians with money 


Seminar: Taking the Journey of Grief with Hope (Videos)

» 10 Things to Say to Those Who Are Mourning

Some counsel to aid those in grief 

A Lament for Your Loss

God’s Healing for Life’s Losses

Books for the Grieving and Brokenhearted

It’s the Little Things; OK, It’s the Big Things Too

10 Top Resources on Grief and Loss

The Gospel for Sudden and Tragic Loss

How to Help Bereaved Parents in Your Church 

What Took Me By Surprise

Resources on Grief 

Grief — A Forgotten Apologetic

Some counsel to aid those in grief 

Books for the Grieving and Brokenhearted

Mental Illness/Medication

Ed Stetzer on Mental Illness: ‘Christians Should Not Be Afraid of Medicine’

Borrowed Light: Resources for Mental Health Issues

Serving People with Mental Illness 

Jesse Jackson Jr’s Shame on Us 

Can Your Body Cause You to Sin?

Can Your Body Cause You To Sin? Is There a Better Question?

More on “Can Your Body Make You Sin?”

Psychiatric Medication and the Image of God

The Gospel Coalition on Psychiatric Medication – A truly baffling article

Can We Be Positive about Psychiatric Medications? 

Why Do We Seem Negative about Psychiatric Medications?

Physical and Social Pain Are Processed in Some of the Same Areas of the Brain

Keeping Body, Soul, and Life’s Troubles Together in Balance 

Her.meneutics: Should Christians Take Antidepressants?: A Response

Spiritual or Psychological

How Abuse Changes a Child’s Brain

Serious Mental Illness and faith: what to do?

The Mission of God to the Mentally Ill: What Role Does the Church Play?

Physical Exercise: What I Do and Why (Part 2) 

Psychology in the Spirit – Book Reviews

Power Foods

More Evidence that Exercise Is Key to Brain Health

Can I pursue psychiatry as a vocation while maintaining a biblical worldview?

Antidepressants May Prevent Hippocampus From Shrinking

Yale Medicine-Findings

BBC NEWS | Health | Antidepressants ‘work instantly’

Inside the Battle to Define Mental Illness

How Single Parents Affect the Brain

NewsNote: Naughty Rodents — Your Brain without Dad

Beholding Glory and Becoming Whole: Seeing and Savoring God as the Heart of Mental Health 

Her.meneutics: What Jason Russell’s Mental Breakdown Shows Us about Ourselves

Tear-Stained Words of a Mother 

Church Response to Families Impacted by Depression

Christians Can’t Ignore the Uncomfortable Reality of Mental Illness

When a Loved One Takes His Life

My Take: How churches can respond to mental illness

BBC News – Five psychiatric disorders ‘linked’

My Top 5 Books on Mental Illness 

4 Success Tips for Mental Health Support Groups

Going Outside the Camp by James Coffield

I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother

Mental Illness: What is the Church’s Role?

5 steps toward restoration

Equipping the Church for Mental Health Difficulties and Disorders

Pornography/Sexual Sin (more links to follow)

The Brain on Lust 

Forgiving Your Spouse After Adultery

Sexual Sin in the Ministry

Counseling Stories

Two Time Tables of an Affair

A Wife’s Shame [Q&A] |

Confessing Lust to Your Wife: How Detailed Should You Be?

Hijacking the Brain — How Pornography Works

NewsNote: Naughty Rodents — Your Brain without Dad 

Breaking Pornography Addiction – Part 1

Discussing and Dealing with Pornography

Sexual Integrity Resources for Teens

Sex Before Marriage: How Far Is Too Far?

Marriage/Pre-Marital Counseling

7 Issues to Address in Pre-Marital Counseling

eJournal : 9Marks Marriage Book Comparison Chart

Husbands: Don’t Treat your Wife Like a Guy

Honoring God in an Unequally Yoked Marriage

10 Things Young Singles in Romantic Relationships Ought to Know

Marriage Evaluation: Knowing Each Other & Healthy Expectations

Ten Gospel-Centered Books on Marriage

Children and Marriage

Don’t Take It from Me: Reasons You Should Not Marry an Unbeliever

20 Things a Husband Can Say to Defuse an Argument with His Wife

What Not to Say to Single Women in Your Church

Top 10 Fights in Marriage | Girls Gone Wise: Spiritual Smarts for Womanhood, Life & Love

Why Speaking Well of Your Spouse Is So Important

The Rykens on Men, Women, and Marriage

Thoughts of a North Carolina Baptist: 18 Reasons to Remain Single

3 Ways the Gospel Changes Marriage

What You Don’t Need to Forgive

True Woman | 25 Years of Evangelizing My Husband

Husbands: A Tip that Could Save Your Marriage | Ordinary Pastor

10 Things to Pray for Your Wife 

Premarital Counseling: Things to Cover

A Possible Marriage Saver in Nine Steps


When New Moms Can’t Stop Worrying

Out of the Ordinary: Anxiety and the Battle for the Mind

Fighting Anxiety

Stopping seasonal high anxieties: Some strategies and a better goal

A Game Plan for When You Start to Worry

What Good Is “Don’t Worry” in Times Like These? Part 4 

Anxiety and Depression Together

Panic Attacks: A Counseling Case Study (Part 1)

The No-Fear Woman (And What Her Brain Reveals)

3 simple behaviors that combat anxiety, reduce panic attacks

Out of the Ordinary: Anxiety and the Battle for the Mind

More Thoughts on Anxiety

Embracing The Thorn That Bleeds You Dry

The Anxiety-Killing Power of Creation

Helping The Anxious

The Five Minute Antidote for Anxiety

Scriptures to Fight Anxiety

RESOURCES: Anxiety, Fear, Panic | Counseling One Another

Her.meneutics: How God Can Use Your Anxiety for Good

Eight Reasons Why My Anxiety Is Pointless and Foolish

Fighting Anxiety

  • Johanna A.

    Thanks for the list. We have a resource room at the church and this will help us to direct to a right link! You must have collected these many resources over the years!!!
    No excuse for lack of help!

    Here is one for those struggling with past issues:
    When we learn why we do the things we do, we are able to focus on healing our wounds and changing our own behaviors. We will then begin to grow, mature, develop true character, and develop healthy relationships. Life Skills will give you the information and tools you need to reach your fullest potential in any area of your life, including personal relationships. We will help you break the cycle of family issues that go from generation to generation. Watch the video and hear from the founder of Life Skills, Dr. Paul Hegstrom.

  • http://headhearthand.org/blog/ David Murray

    Thanks Johanna. I’ll have a look at that website.

  • http://www.careerlinecourses.com/courses/counselling-psychology-courses certificate in counselling courses

    Thanks for sharing this Johanna.

  • http://www.counselingtutor.com Rory Lees-Oakes

    Hi Thank you for this very informative list,

    I wonder if you would be kind enough to add my resources they can be found at


  • http://lifeneedlove.com Life Need Love

    Thanks Johanna, it’s so completely

    Best regards,

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