About

True Life-Discipleship Counseling, a non-denominational, non-profit incorporation, has deep roots in northern Maryland communities. Serving local churches and individuals, our Discipleship Counseling is designed for personal and spiritual help that spans a wide spectrum of needs. From weary heavy laden Christians who are struggling to experience the rest and freedom promised in God’s word, to anyone caught in a season of anxiety, guilt, depression, anger, and many other emotional issues. It teaches Christians how to be free from sin’s powerful grasp, and from the behavioral and emotional bondage that undermines relationships. Special emphasis is on the difference between a Christian trying to live a life like Jesus, versus allowing Jesus to manifest His life in and through the Christian. The experiential realization of this liberating truth brings the Christian into a practical understanding of his identity, purpose, and power over sin.

Unlike traditional fee for service counseling, True Life is a non profit organization that is 100% dependent on God to provide for its financial needs. This is accomplished solely through contributions from people who believe in its message and ministry. Counselees are asked to contribute to the ministry according to what he or she can. The generous donations from our sponsors and special donors fund operational costs and make it possible for the counselees who are unable to donate to receive the services they otherwise would be unable to afford.

How does discipleship counseling compare to other counseling services?

Secular counseling provides self-based solutions to address behavioral, emotional, marital, and parenting problems. This form of support focuses on the strength and stability of the individual person, often giving the person a list of things to do or change, which then lends the possibility of failure. Secular counseling typically does not include any reference to God’s relationship with man, nor does it address man’s real issues in a Biblical context. Services are provided on a fee for service relationship and sometimes are covered by insurance.

Christian counseling provides the same solutions as secular counseling to address behavioral, emotional, marital, and parenting problems, but uses various degrees of Christian values and beliefs. Often people leave with a “to do” list of how to be more like Jesus, which again can lead to feelings of failure. Most services are provided on a fee for service relationship and sometimes are covered by insurance.

Discipleship Counseling is designed for personal and spiritual help in resolving anxiety, guilt, depression, anger, and many other emotional issues. It teaches Christians how to be free from sin’s powerful grasp and from the behavioral and emotional bondage that undermines relationships. Special emphasis is on the difference between a Christian trying to live a life like Jesus versus allowing Jesus to manifest His life in and through the Christian. The experiential realization of this liberating truth brings the Christian into a practical understanding of his identity, purpose, and power over sin. In this time of discipleship, the Holy Spirit is recognized as the agent of change.

True Life is a non-profit organization that does not charge fees for our discipleship counseling, but operates on a donation basis for individual appointments.