Grace Biblical Counseling
Who we are:
Grace Biblical Counseling is a ministry of Walnut Creek Baptist Church. Our goal is to offer Bible based counseling to bring about hope, help, and Christ honoring change.
What we do:
We understand that there may be many different reasons for seeking counsel. Perhaps you, a friend, or a loved one has suffered an incredible loss or has encountered something in life that has overwhelmed the normal ability to cope. There may be difficulties in marriage or family. Maybe you are overwhelmed with fear. Perhaps you just feel that your emotions are out of control and you wonder what it all means. It is in times like these that Grace Biblical Counseling can draw along side of you to confront the problems you may be facing and provide direction, hope, and comfort.
We approach each person who comes to us as one in whom God desires to work. We understand that you bring very real and personal hurts and problems to us. We provide clear, practical, and precise instructions for you to take in order to handle problems and continually grow in hope, and love for God and others. From beginning to end the counseling is based in the Scriptures.
How we can help:
We offer Christ centered help for:
Pornography and Sexual Addiction
Depression and Anxiety
Critical Incident and Post Trauma Care
Overcoming Life Dominating Sin
Individual and Family Counseling
Guilt and Regret
How long is the process?
There are certain cases that may last for only a few sessions. But the average case lasts between 12 and 17 sessions. Each weekly session lasts between 60 and 90 minutes. Much of this will depend upon your commitment to the counseling process.
How do I get started?
To get started, you may call Dr. Brandick at the church number (814) 838-7515. We will discuss your concerns to see how we may be of help to you, and set up a time to meet.
While we are preparing to meet, please print and fill out the Personal Data Inventory that is available at the link below. Please complete it and bring it with you to your first session. If this is for marital counseling, each spouse should bring his or her own form. The Personal Data Inventory and Consent to Counsel must be signed. If the counselee is a minor, it must be signed by a parent or guardian.
Is there a fee?
There is a flat fee per session. But we understand that there may be financial difficulties so an income based sliding fee scale is also available. We do not accept third party insurance payments. This allows us to maintain our distinctives in biblical counseling.
Dr. Craig Brandick has pastored three churches in Upstate New York and Pennsylvania. He earned his Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Counseling from Baptist Bible Seminary in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania and is certified through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (formerly known as the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors). He is experienced in counseling individuals, marriages and families, sexual and pornography addiction, and has been certified in Critical Incident Stress Management.
If you feel that you are in danger of harming yourself or others you may get immediate help by calling Emergency Services at 911.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1 (800) 273-8255
The counseling offered through Grace Biblical Counseling Ministry and Walnut Creek Baptist Church is in the category of Pastoral or Religious Counseling. Counsel is provided according to the counselor’s interpretation of the Holy Scriptures. No claim is made or implied to licensure by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or any by other state.