Those in need may receive a referral to Christian resources. Sometimes referrals are to nonexplicit Christian organizations as they may be the best resource for the presenting need, stabilizing a person in crisis so they can receive Christian counseling.

A referral to an individual or institution is not an endorsement of that entity by Johnson Ferry. Callers may screen a choice of two or three referrals from us so they can make their own informed decision about their course of action.

Our Counseling Resource Ministry office is not staffed or designed to operate as a crisis center. True emergencies should call 911 (ask for a Crisis-Intervention Trained Officer or CIT), the Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-8255 (TALK), or go to the emergency room of your choice.

When to Seek Counseling

We understand there are times when people need the assistance of a mental health professional, such as a struggling marriage, infidelity, addiction, depression, or grief. We are a Counseling Resource Ministry which means we offer support groups, pastoral counseling, Stephen Ministry, as well as referrals to professionals in the community, providing us with references who have been extensively interviewed by our Pastoral Care Minister.

Relationships with referrals are current so we can make the best possible referrals for you. All counselors on our referral list are licensed or certified by the state of Georgia, with a few being in professional ministry positions that do not require licensing.