Formational counseling is the new buzz word for spiritual counseling. This type of counseling is the ‘safe’ bridge for many Christians who may not feel comfortable seeking help from a secular counselor. The believer works with a trained spiritual director, who is led by the Holy Spirit, to guides the believer towards a more intimate relationship with God. Transformation occurs as the believer learns to relinquish falsehoods about themselves that are deeply embedded in the heart. In time, false beliefs that cause erroneous thinking and dysfunctional behavior are replaced with God’s truth and promises. This formational process leads the believer to greater spiritual wholeness and a more empowered life. Formational counseling does not replace clinical counseling. When needed, the client is encouraged to participate in both types of counseling.