COUNSELING / DEBRIEFING / RETREATS
In the process of researching a variety of practical missions resources, we came across many websites with member care resources for debriefing, counseling, and encouragement for missionaries. These are being made available on the website, but please note that the majority of these resources have not been extensively screened prior to their inclusion here. Please use your own discernment as you prayerfully seek help from these organizations, and let us know if you find any to be particularly helpful or if you have any concerns about any organization included.
ORGANIZATIONS OFFERING REMOTE AND ON-THE-FIELD COUNSELING:
He Restoreth Ministries offers missionaries a 2-bedroom apartment in southern Oregon for a family retreat with or without counseling. They also offer an opportunity for missionaries to email in with issues they're facing (marriage, family, interpersonal conflict, trauma, depression) and offer internet and phone counseling.
Russell Semon is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, working in a Christian Counseling Center in Louisiana, who offers online counseling through Zoom video as well as offering CSA stress assessments and feedback as a certified coach to those who are serving or who have served in international missions. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.