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Bothell, WA 98021

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Click HERE to register for the 2018 ACBC Exam Prep Class

This 10-week interactive class will cover each question of the ACBC exams for certification.  Pastor Ben will lead those who have had at least Track One of the Biblical Counseling Training (or equivalent ACBC approved training) in order to complete the test portion of certification requirements.  (For more information on ACBC Certification, please visit www.biblicalcounseling.com/certification).

Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 PM, beginning January 25 | $40 | Held in the Counseling and Outreach Building


Check out our Canyon Hills Counseling Website!

Counseling Ministry FAQs

Canyon Hills Counseling Ministry provides thousands of hours of free biblical counseling each year to those seeking God's answers to the questions and problems in their lives.

Who can come for counseling?

At this time, we offer counseling for individuals and couples who are members or regular attenders who call Canyon Hills their church home (attending a minimum of 6 weeks, and seeking to get involved in a Life Group and/or serving).  You may also scroll to the next section to see the HOPE groups open to visitors to Canyon Hills and the community.  We regulary counsel adults 18 and older, and will take under consideration counseling for children and teens ages 9 through 17 (parents/guardians must be able and willing to be involved in the process).

What kind of counseling is offered?

Counseling is made available to help with any problems you may be facing – marriage, parenting, addictions, disorders, fears, anger, grief, 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 the 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 answer to bear upon the difficulties you are facing.

Who are the counselors?

The counselors at Canyon Hills consist of trained pastors and other qualified individuals trained in biblical counseling. [Note: This training is through the Association of Biblical Counselors (ACBC) and is NOT certified with the State of Washington]

What does the counseling cost?

There is a one-time $25 cancellation deposit due at the time of the first counseling session.  Books and other required text are additional costs to consider.  The one-hour counseling sessions themselves are provided at no additional cost.

When will I be counseled?

Counseling is available weekdays by appointments only.  We are open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings with limited time slots.  You must commit to a weekly time slot, and know that you will be able to make the appointments weekly until completion, barring an emergency.  

How long will counseling last?

Counseling sessions normally last one hour each week, for an average of 12-16 weeks.  The number of sessions may be shortened or lengthened depending upon one's progress.

Do you offer childcare?

Childcare is not available for counseling sessions.  Additionally, our building is a community outreach building, and we do not always know who will be coming and going; we ask that for safety reasons, and out of respect for other counselees, that you do not leave your children unattended in the lobby.


For more information or to find out how to get the process started, contact us by phone at 425-488-4121 or e-mail counseling@chccbw.org.  Confidential Fax  425-368-2680.

Please open, print and fill out the Personal Data Inventory form and return it to the counseling department as soon as possible. This must be completed, and all pages signed, before counseling can proceed.  Use the confidential email or fax listed above.  Once received, the counseling office will contact you regarding your request. [For those between ages 8 and 17, please fill out our Adolescent Personal Data Inventory.]


Preparing for Marriage Counseling

We offer an eight-week course for pre-marriage counseling.  We connect couples looking to get married with another couple who will walk them though curriculum.  This must be completed prior to getting married.  Members and those getting married by a Canyon Hills Pastor will be given priority in scheduling.  It can often take several weeks to connect you with a counselor, so inquire early!  Email counseling@chccbw.org to receive information on how to fill out paperwork and purchase materials.

HOPE Groups

All groups are open to the community.  For information about HOPE Groups contact the counseling office by phone at 425-488-4121 or by email: counseling@chccbw.org.  All HOPE Groups meet in the Counseling and Outreach Building, located next door to the main church building.

HOPE for Addictions (for Men)

This ongoing group is for men who struggle with any life-enslaving sin. This would include (but not limited to) drugs, alcohol, sex, food, and gambling. If you are struggling with any sin, join this group and learn how to live life biblically. Wednesday nights from 7-8:30 p.m.   No registration required, no cost (except for materials).  Just come join us.

HOPE for Life Enslaving Sins (for Women)

This is a group for women who are struggling with any life-enslaving sin.  This may include drugs, alcohol, food, anger, pornography, sex, gambling, or more.  Meets Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30 PM in the Counseling and Outreach Building; only cost is for materials.  No registration required. Resumes early 2018.  Childcare may be available upon request (at least one week's notice is needed).

HOPE for Hurting Wives

For wives whose husbands are struggling with addiction, are angry, controlling, have committed adultery, have been diagnosed with a mental disorder, or have been involved in past sin that makes forgiveness a struggle.  No registration required, and the only cost is for materials.  Meets Thursdays from 7-8:30 PM.

HOPE in Purity

For those struggling with sexual sin, as well as those suffering from the sin of their spouse.  Meet with advocates and partners who come alongside individuals and couples seeking to overcome life-enslaving sexual sin.  Email HIP@chccbw.org for more information and to get connected.

Waiting in HOPE

If you are one who has walked with a child, grandchild, or husband through the heartache of drug or alcohol addiction, whether in your past or freshly discovered, we would like to come alongside you in prayer and support as you journey forward.  Our God is faithful! We meet for a time of prayer on the 2nd Monday of each month from 7:00 - 9:00 PM. This is an open group for any woman on this journey.   

HOPE After Divorce

Find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce. Group meets Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Counseling offices, for Fall and Spring quarters.  See divorcecare.com for complete schedule.  

HOPE in Loss

Loss is one of life’s inescapable realities.  Loss forces us to realize that even the good things we want and enjoy are fragile, temporary and unrecoverable. Yet God meets us in our loss, and God gives us others to share the sorrow of our losses with.  Join us to understand the biblical framework for understanding loss.  Meets Mondays at 7:00 PM in the Counseling and Outreach Building, beginning January 22, 2018.

HOPE Amidst Cancer

A group of spirited women who meet the second Saturday of each month in the Counseling offices at 10:30 AM.  Please join us if you are currently facing, or have faced, cancer. 


Regional Biblical Counseling Training

Canyon Hills is partnering with Faith Counseling Ministries to host On-The-Road Biblical Counseling Training for those who have a desire to learn how to help hurting people. Faith Biblical Counseling Ministries has equipped thousands of ministry leaders, pastors and missionaries for more than 30 years and we are excited to bring this ACBC certified regional training opportunity to the Pacific Northwest.

DATES: Training takes place over three weekends. All sessions should be attended.

Mark your calendars for the 2018 conference! 

Foundations Track (also known as Track 1), and an Advanced Track (with new topics!)

• September 28-29
• October 19-20
• November 16-17

For more information contact the Counseling Office at 425-488-4121 or by email at kaitlind@chccbw.org

**Life Group leaders: Please note that all subsidy requests must be made by December 31, 2017 to qualify for the 2017 conference.