What is Theophostic® Counseling?

Theo (God) Phostic (light) is a divinely powerful and thoroughly biblical approach in counseling/ministry developed by Ed Smith, D. Min.  Emotionally hurting people from all walks of life, with all manner of emotional woundedness, have consistently experienced accelerated healing as Jesus' truth replaced lies, freeing them from lifelong emotional, psychological and spiritual pain.

It is not a spin-off of any other traditional approach of counseling.  It should not be confused with Brief Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Processing, or any other accelerated form of therapy. It is based on the words Jesus said, "When you know the truth, the truth will set you free... if the Son sets you free, you are free indeed." (John 8:32, 36) Theophostic® Counseling believes a person's emotional pain comes from the misinterpretations (lies) lodged in their memories. The key to Theophostic®'s effectiveness is its ability to quickly lead the wounded person to the place where he/she is able to fully appropriate the freeing truth his/her wounded life needs.

Theophostic® Counseling has proven effective with... Sexual abuse issues, rejection issues, false guilt issues, marital conflict needs, traumatic memories, post-traumatic stress syndrome, eating disorders, children's issues, grief and loss, homosexuality, all lie-based counseling issues.

"Through Theophostic® ministry, I was completely relieved of the emotional shame, fear and pain of sexual abuse memories I carried all my life. The incredible thing was, it only took a few sessions. I strongly encourage therapists and pastors and other helping professional to learn this divinely powerful means of helping hurting, wounded people." - Mrs. Darlene Kelly(wife of Kentucky state senator)

"It has been my priviledge to review, observe, and study Dr. Smith's unique approach. This approach is worthy of your careful study and consideration. I encourage you to attend this conference." - Mark T. Bubeck, President of International Center for Biblical Counseling, Author of "The Adversary" and "Raising Lambs Among Wolves"

"As I began to incorporate the process into my counseling, I was amazed by the deep level of healing the Lord brought to those who were emotionally wounded in the past. Time and again He spoke the truth to them, heart to heart, in a way that was unique to each individual. In fact, I have received healing myself through Theophostic prayer and have experienced firsthand healing the Lor'd love can bring. I highly recommend and encourage those who want to see broken hearts healed and captives set free to learn and apply the Theophostic principles."-Pastor Jim Brown,Church of the Messiah

Many of our therapists are trained in Theophostic® Counseling . Click for link to  Please see our Staff List for those able to help in this area.