Focus on the Family

Counseling Services and Referrals

Talk to one of our counselors or get a referral to a counselor in your area.

Focus on the Family offers one-time complimentary consultation from a Christian perspective. We also offer referrals for licensed Christian counselors in your area.

To reach Focus on the Family's counseling service by phone, call 1-800-A-Family (232-6459) weekdays 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Mountain Time). Please be prepared to leave your contact information for a counselor or chaplain to return a call to you as soon as possible. The consultation is available at no cost to you. You may also reach our counselors online by filling out our Counseling Request Form.

Questions to ask yourself

Have you spent a great deal of time during the past few weeks thinking and worrying about this issue; are you unable to get it off your mind?

  1. Have you experienced a sudden weight loss or gain recently? Loss of appetite? Sleeping difficulties?
  2. Have you experienced difficulty concentrating or an inability to focus on the task at hand?
  3. Have you experienced prolonged feelings of hopelessness and despair?
  4. Have you begun to use alcohol or other drugs excessively, perhaps to self-medicate?
  5. Have you noticed a decrease in your patience and ability to manage frustration and an increase in the frequency and intensity of anger?
  6. Have you noticed a change in any behaviors in your spouse or other close family members which trouble you?

If you answered "yes" to any of the questions, you may benefit from speaking with a professional Christian counselor. We offer a one-time consultation at no cost to you.

Would you like a referral to a Christian counselor in your area?

The counseling staff may also be able to help you find a professional counselor in your region who can provide more in-depth and long-term help (service limited to the United States and select regions in Canada).

Phone referral for U.S. callers:
Call 1-800-A-FAMILY weekdays 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Mountain Time)

Phone referral for Canadian callers:
Call 1-800-661-9800 weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)

Online referral:

Use our counseling referral database to find a professional in your area.

For more details, review frequently asked questions about counseling services.

Important notices: