How to Refer

When to Refer


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How to Refer

One-step Referral Process
Have your counselee call Life Christian Counseling Network directly to schedule an appointment. All new appointments are scheduled through our intake office.

If you have questions about whether or not to refer or to discuss a referral matter, please call our intake staff.


When to Refer

There are always practical as well as ethical reasons to refer. These may include

  • For Crisis Intervention or for Follow-up
  • When short-term counseling is not helping
  • When long-term counseling is appropriate
  • When the pastoral relationship is hindered by the dual relationship
  • When counseling needs consume your pastoral schedule
  • When a counselee needs help beyond the scope of experience or training of lay counselors
  • When counseling someone who needs help outside the scope of pastoral training
  • When because of privacy issues, the counselee is not comfortable disclosing issues to church members or staff
  • When a counselee needs a psychiatric evaluation, medication management, or psychiatric intervention
  • Always, when it is in the best interests of the counselee to refer