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3ABC Counseling and Care

Welcome to Third Avenue Baptist Church Counseling and Care!

Third Avenue Baptist Church (3ABC) Counseling and Care seeks to provide biblical counsel and care to individuals in times of brokenness and need. Because we believe that God alone radically transforms hearts and changes lives, we at 3ABC Counseling and Care will devote our time to listening to struggles, exploring motivations of the soul, and drawing individuals' attention to how the gospel of Jesus Christ provides hope amid our discouragement and despair.

3ABC Counseling and Care is a ministry of Third Avenue Baptist Church. We provide trained and experienced volunteer counselors whose aim is to walk with individuals through difficult seasons of life, providing them encouragement and guidance from a biblical perspective. 3ABC Counseling and Care does not provide licensed or therapeutic counseling.

When?

3ABC Counseling and Care will provide free individualized counseling Tuesday nights by appointment only. In addition to individualized counseling sessions, from time to time we provide Group Meetings that will address topics such as addictions, marriage and family, anger management, and more.

How do I get started?

Group Meetings:

Currently, there are no group meetings.

One-on-One Counseling:

If you’re interested in meeting with one of our counselors, please follow the instructions below:

1. Complete and submit personal data inventory form (PDI) HERE.

2. Upon receiving your PDI, we will contact you within the week to schedule a time to meet.

3. After our initial consultation with you, we will help you determine how best to proceed in the counseling process.

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us at counseling@thirdavenue.org __________________________________________________________________________

3ABC Counseling and Care FAQs

Where Are You Located / Where Do We Park?

Third Avenue Baptist Church is located at 1726 South 3rd Street, Louisville, KY 40208. We sit at the corner of Third Street and Bloom Street near the University of Louisville. Our parking lot is located on the north side of our facility.

How Much Does It Cost?

Because 3ABC Counseling and Care is a ministry of Third Avenue Baptist Church, we provide our counseling sessions and group meetings for free.

When Can I Expect to Hear From You?

Once we receive your PDI, our hope is to contact you within the week.

What Should I Expect in the Counseling Session?

Our counselors will spend the first couple of meetings listening to you, seeking to understand the degree of pain and difficulty you're working through. We will identify particular issues that need to be addressed, and over time begin to provide you hope through the truths of God’s Word.

What Should I Expect in the Group Meetings?

Our group meetings will include teaching on various topics such as addictions, marriage and family, anger management, conflict resolution, and so on. After a time of teaching, you’ll break up into groups and work through application and encouragement in a small group setting. Currently, there are no groups meeting.

What Hours Are Counselors Available?

Currently, we are providing counseling sessions from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. every Tuesday evening.

What Can Be Expected of Me (the Counselee) During the Counseling Experience?

We ask that you give the process time. Because of the seriousness and depth of the issues being addressed, we ask that you commit to at least six sessions. Often there will be homework assigned to the counselee. Our expectation is that you complete the homework each week, helping both you and the counselor move toward potential solutions.

What Types of Issues Does 3ABC Counseling and Care Encounter and Engage?

We encounter and engage all kinds of serious struggles. We intend to compassionately meet people where they are struggling, whether it be marriage, addiction, emotional struggles (e.g., depression, anger, anxiety), and other life issues such as divorce and grief.