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Biblical Counseling

South Bay Bible Church provides Biblical counseling to those seeking God's answers to the questions and problems in their lives. After reviewing the following list of commonly asked questions about our counseling, please contact our office or use the links below if you would like to schedule a counseling session:

What hope is there for my problems and questions?

In today's complex world, God’s practical counsel is desperately needed.  There is tremendous hope in the fact that God has provided His Word, the Bible, to give answers for your life’s problems and questions.  God says He has provided everything necessary for a person to know Him and to live in a way that pleases Him.  God promises to help and bless those who obey His instructions in the Bible.  Therefore, the one who seeks after and follows God’s answers for life can have great hope, contentment and direction to handle all the pressures of life.

Who can come for counseling?

South Bay Bible Church offers counseling for individuals and couples.  One does not need to be a member of South Bay Bible Church to receive counseling.

What kind of counseling is offered?

Counseling is made available to help with any problems you may be facing—marriage, parenting, addictions, disorders, fear, anger, grief, panic, depression, anxiety, etc.  Our counseling approach is based upon the truths of the Bible.  Since God has fully provided His answers to life and all of life’s problems in the Bible, it is superior to any other source of counsel.  It is our goal, therefore, to skillfully and practically bring God’s answers to bear upon the difficulties you are facing.

Who are the counselors?

The counselors at South Bay Bible Church consist of trained pastors and other qualified individuals trained in biblical counseling.

What does the counseling cost?

Counseling sessions are provided at $45 per session.  Full or partial financial grants may be available upon request.

When will I be counseled?

Counseling is available by appointment.  Daytime and evening appointments are available.

How long will counseling last?

Counseling sessions normally last one hour each week for approximately 8 to 15 weeks.  The number of sessions may be shortened or lengthened depending upon one’s progress.  The first appointment is 90 minutes.

What will my counselor expect of me?

Your counselor will expect at least three things from you.  First, you must have a willingness to grow and change.  Second, you must attend each week’s session.  Third, you must complete homework assignments between counseling sessions to implement and ensure lasting change.

 

Please print and fill out the following two forms, and

Please bring them to your first counseling appointment.

Personal Data Inventory Consent to Counseling 


 

Louis Samaritano, DBS, Certified Biblical Counselor.

Senior Counselor

Louis Samaritano, DBS. is married to Tracey, and they have four children: Nicole, Patrick, Kate, and Anna. Louis and Tracey are natives of Long Island.

He has served in many areas of ministry since coming to Christ in 1997 from leading music ministry to chaplaincy and pastoral ministry. He has a Bachelors and Masters of Arts in pastoral ministry and his doctorate in Biblical Counseling through Masters International University of Divinity. Louis is certified with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) and the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC).

He believes that God's Word has the answers people need for life and godliness. He desires to help people live a joyful and fruitful life that pleases God. Louis wants to be as the Apostle Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 1:24, to "work with You for Your joy." 

Office Phone: (631) 909-8241
Email: pastorlouiss@gmail.com

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