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Julie Ganschow

Julie Ganschow

Executive Director RGCC/Biblical Counseling for Women
Julie Ganschow has been involved in Biblical Counseling and Discipleship for more than 20 years. She is passionate about the critical need for heart change in a person who desires change in their life.

She is the founder and Director of Reigning Grace Counseling Center (ACBC, IABC, AABC Certified Training Center) and Biblical Counseling for Women. She has been writing a daily blog on counseling issues women face since 2008.

Her extensive training has led to a B.A. in Biblical Counseling and certification with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) the American Association of Biblical Counselors (AABC), and the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC). She also serves on the Counsel Board for the Biblical Counseling Coalition.

Julie is a gifted counselor and teacher, has authored numerous books and materials for biblical counseling, and co-authored a biblical counseling training course. She is also a featured contributor in GriefShare and a frequent retreat and conference speaker.

She makes her home in Kansas City, Missouri with her wonderful husband Larry. Together they have raised 3 sons who have married and begun to bless them with grandchildren.

Ellen Castillo

Ellen is the Executive Director of Word of Hope Ministries, Inc., a Biblical Counseling and Training Center on the Central Coast of California. She is an IABC certified Biblical Counselor. She is passionate about intergenerational ministry and focuses much of her ministry towards youth and young adults. Ellen offers counselor training as well as a unique “Biblical Mentor” training course for women. She is also a Council Board member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition. Ellen and her husband, Ray, have raised 6 children and enjoy being grandparents.

Suzanne Holland

Biblical Counselor/Online Program Coordinator, RGCC
Suzanne Holland is an IABC/ACBC certified counselor in Kansas City, Missouri. She serves at Reigning Grace Counseling Center as a counselor and also as the Online Training Program Coordinator. She is married to John, who administers the technical side of the Online Program. They have two adult sons and a recently emptied nest.

She developed an early passion for helping those who struggle with emotional problems as she watched a relative suffer through many seasons of depression. Drugs and hospitalizations seemed to offer little help, and Suzanne determined that she would work to change things in this area of health care. She began her studies at UMKC, where she received Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Communication Studies. She had planned to do freelance research and writing in the area of mental health studies, but after meeting Christ, it became very clear to her that psychology and its application could never truly meet the needs of the human heart. Only Christ could do that. She embraced the truth of “Heart Change for Life Change,” completing her IABC/ACBC studies at Reigning Grace Counseling Center.

Suzanne’s blog, Near to the Healer, addresses issues of physical pain and disability, applying Scripture to these particular challenges. A series of events over the last few years has given her personal insight into how God uses pain for our growth and His glory, and she gets great joy from encouraging others on the blog. She is very excited to have the opportunity now to reach even more readers at Biblical Counseling for Women.

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Descriptions and Prescriptions: A Biblical Perspective on Diagnoses and Medications

If you are a counselor, it is highly likely that you are helping someone who has been diagnosed with a mental disorder. Mental health professionals use the Diagnostic Statistic Manual, or DSM, to describe, categorize, and diagnose such disorders. Have you ever wondered how to help people who have been diagnosed and what your view should be of the psychoactive medication they are usually prescribed? In Descriptions and Prescriptions, Mike Emlet attempts to provide us with a framework for how to view both the DSM and psychoactive medication.

What Did You Expect?

Joyce was beyond thrilled when she got the news that her son was finally going to be married.  He’d been dating Judy for several years now, and Joyce had really grown to love her. Having had only sons, she had always fantasized about one day having a daughter-in-law, welcoming a girl into the family, and doing “girl things” with her. Joyce had prayed throughout her son’s life that he would marry a woman who would be like a daughter to her.

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Amy Redden

Amy Redden is a recent graduate of Emporia State University with a Secondary English Educational Degree, and is now teaching in a small school in rural Kansas. She has a passion for teaching, mentoring, learning, missions, coffee, old books, and The Truth in God’s word. Amy blogs at https://onlyafoolinhishands.wordpress.com/.

Anne Dryburgh

Anne Dryburgh was born in Glasgow, Scotland and has been a missionary in Dutch-speaking Belgium since 1991. Her ministry involves evangelism, discipleship, biblical counseling, training and teaching. She has a PhD in biblical counseling (emotional abuse) from Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary. Anne is currently certified as a biblical counselor with International Association of Biblical Counselors, American Academy of Biblical Counselors, and the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors.

Ellen Castillo

Ellen is the Executive Director of Word of Hope Ministries, Inc., a Biblical Counseling and Training Center on the Central Coast of California. She is an IABC certified Biblical Counselor. She is passionate about intergenerational ministry and focuses much of her ministry towards youth and young adults. Ellen offers counselor training as well as a unique “Biblical Mentor” training course for women. She is also a Council Board member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition. Ellen and her husband, Ray, have raised 6 children and enjoy being grandparents.

Julie Ganschow

Julie Ganschow has been involved in Biblical Counseling and Discipleship for more than 20 years. She is passionate about heart change for life change. Julie is a gifted counselor and teacher, has authored numerous books and materials for biblical counseling, and co-authored a biblical counseling training course. She is a featured contributor in GriefShare and a frequent retreat and conference speaker. She is the founder and Director of Reigning Grace Counseling Center and Biblical Counseling for Women. She has been writing a daily blog on women’s counseling issues since 2008. She holds an M.A. in Biblical Counseling, in addition to certification with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) and the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC). She also serves on the Counsel Board for the Biblical Counseling Coalition She makes her home in Kansas City, Missouri with her wonderful husband Larry. You can find her blog at bc4women.org and information about her ministries at rgcconline.org, and biblicacounselingforwomen.org

Karen Gaul

I have been married to Jamie since 1983, he is my fan, my friend and my love. We enjoy spending time together no matter what that is, especially golfing in the summer months. As well I enjoy reading and studying which often becomes a blog which I also do weekly (www.gracebiblicalcounselling.net ). I have been counselling biblically since 1994 and have been certified with ACBC since 1995. I have been most blessed to be part of such a solid organization that pushes for excellence in sharing biblical truth. This training has also given me the opportunity to teach as well as speak at ladies retreats and church groups on either specific issues or an over all understanding of the heart before God. I have had the privilege of now being a national speaker in Canada. I am also continuing my education with Trinity Theological Seminary and college in Indiana via correspondence, and hoping to one day finish DV. We live in southern Ontario and are blessed to be in a great community of family and friends. I am excited to be a part of the BC4women blog and pray you are blessed by all that you find here.

Karen Pickering

Karen Pickering is a Biblical Counselor who specializes in discipleship. She is currently homeschooling one of her grandchildren and teaching an elementary music class. Karen has written a book called “Learning to Seek God’s Presence”. It is a ten-week study guide written for people who are broken by circumstances. Her blog can be found here. http://windowsofhisgrace.com/ Karen grew up in North Dakota and currently lives with her husband and granddaughter in Wisconsin.

Lesley Eischen

Lesley Eischen is a Christ following Midwesterner who enjoys learning as much as teaching. With a penchant for narrow paths and strong coffee, she is a bit of a Bibliophile who is often found with her nose pressed between the pages of a book.Having recently wrapped up the homeschooling years, Lesley and her beloved husband are enjoying the jaunt of seeing their treasured sons transition into young adults.When Lesley is not working part time for a nonprofit that strives to provide for orphans, widows and the vulnerable both locally and abroad, she is studying towards her Biblical Counseling certification through INS (Institute of Nouthetic Studies). She is also a book reviewer for Cross Focused Reviews.Lesley can be found at her blog, The Hallowed Path: https://thehallowedpath.wordpress.com/

Linda Rice

Linda Rice and her husband have three grown children, one biological and two adopted. She holds an M.A. in Biblical Counseling from The Master’s College in Santa Clarita, California, and is certified by the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. Linda has been counseling at Gateway Biblical Counseling and Training Center since 2007 and has taught as an adjunct professor at Calvary Bible College. She participates in a weekly Bible study and music for her church and a community chorale. Author of Parenting the Difficult Child: A Biblical Perspective on Reactive Attachment Disorder, she maintains a blog at seedsownpress.wordpress.com .

Suzanne Holland

Suzanne Holland is an IABC/ACBC certified counselor in Kansas City, Missouri. She serves at Reigning Grace Counseling Center as a counselor and also as the Online Training Program Coordinator. She is married to John, who administers the technical side of the Online Program. They have two adult sons and a recently emptied nest.

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