"Not everyone needs psychotherapy.  Most problems can be solved in a short time by learning skills for living.

Sometimes all people need is to learn how to do it right.”

American Association of Pastoral Psychotherapists

Everyone needs someone to shine the light

“Psychotherapy”

 What is the root meaning of the word?

Psycho - Psuche (Greek) is the only word translated "soul" in the New Testament.  It occurs 105 times, and is rendered "soul" 58 times, "life" 40 times, "mind" 3 times, and "heart," "heartily," "us," and "you" once each

So the root meaning of the English word “Psycho” is soul, life or mind.

Therapy

1.    QERAPEUW – Therapepuo (Greek) - to serve, do service

2.    to heal, cure, restore to health

3.    to serve, i.e. (figuratively) to adore (God), or (especially) to relieve (of disease): -- cure, heal, worship.

4.    treatment, which embraces physical and psychological therapies, and usually involves a permanent change of life style.  Metanoia (Greek) the process of experiencing a psychotic "break down" and subsequent, positive psychological re-building or "healing."

So the root meaning of the word “therapy” is to serve God by healing.

Put the two words together and “psychotherapy” means serving God by healing souls.

This meaning would come as quite a shock to the many agnostics and atheists who, as secular professionals, inappropriately call themselves “psychotherapists.”

Romans 12:2  Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

 

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The 2010 Florida Statutes

491.014 Exemptions

(3) No provision of this chapter shall be construed to limit the performance of activities of a rabbi, priest, minister, or member of the clergy of any religious denomination or sect, or use of the terms "Christian counselor" or "Christian clinical counselor" when the activities are within the scope of the performance of his or her regular or specialized ministerial duties and no compensation is received by him or her, or when such activities are performed, with or without compensation, by a person for or under the auspices or sponsorship, individually or in conjunction with others, of an established and legally cognizable church, denomination, or sect, and when the person rendering service remains accountable to the established authority thereof.