You’re probably reading this because you’re suffering from depression, anxiety, anger, an addiction — or possibly a marital or family conflict —  and you believe that God is leading you to a professional Christian counselor. If so, I’d be honored to walk alongside you during this season of your life. Thanks to 21st century technology, I am able to help my clients from all over the world who have access to my services online or over the phone from the comfort and convenience of their homes. As a doctorate-level clinical counselor, licensed in Illinois and Colorado, I’ve been in private practice for over 20 years. Most of my clients share my Christian faith, but all hurting people are welcome in my office.

Are We a Good Fit?

 To help you decide if my counseling services are a good fit for you, this website provides you with a description of my Christian counseling approach, my qualifications, my published work, my specializations, and an open statement of my Christian faith along with frequently asked questions I often receive from new clients. Also there’s a brief description of my personal and family life and an article I wrote on  Transformational Prayer Ministry (TPM)  primarily for counseling students, my colleagues, and anyone else interested in this topic.

Who Are the Clients I Serve?

My typical client is a Bible-believing Christian under a lot of stress who wants to experience more love, joy, and peace and other  “fruit of the Spirit” (Gal 5:22) even under very difficult circumstances: depression, an anxiety disorder, marital conflict, childhood trauma, anger problems, or an addiction. Some of my clients have a medical condition causing psychological distress, such as excruciating physical pain, hormonal imbalances, OCD, ADD, bipolarity or  chemical imbalances in the brain.

No matter what condition they suffer, most of my my clients are highly motivated to learn how to “abide in Christ” (John 15:1-8) until love, joy, peace and other spiritual fruit (Galatians 5:22-23) become the daily norm, no matter what set of circumstances they suffer. Other clients are “spiritual seekers” who are troubled and confused and want a trained, experienced counselor for help in navigating through life’s struggles.

I have a big heart for hurting people — those whom Jesus calls the “poor in spirit” (Matthew 5:2) — who are humble enough to seek my counsel and invest their time and resources to experience lasting change. That means that no one — absolutely no one — is turned away from my Bible-based, Christ-centered, Spirit-led services based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, or political worldview. In fact, I actually enjoy working with a very diverse clientele!

Setting Your First Appointment

  • If you have a question or want to request an appointment, feel free to call my office 815-980-2449 day or night, and just leave a message if I am not immediately available. I try to return all calls on the same day.
  • Appointment times are as follows: 3:15 PM, 4:30 PM, 6:15 PM and 7:30 PM Monday-Thursday (Mountain Time). Each session runs for one full hour.
  • You have three options for how you want my services delivered to you:
    1. Online therapy, in which you would receive an email link before each session for confidential counseling through a telehealth video conference platform that is HIPAA compliant.
    2. Over the phone.
    3. In-person visits at my counseling office here in Canon City, CO (about an hour’s drive south of Colorado Springs).
  • After you set your appointment, please complete each of the documents (PDF files) on the bottom of this page. Each form MUST be FULLY completed and received by me before the first session can begin. 

Payment and Fees

If you have insurance, just call the phone number on the back of your insurance card and ask the insurance representative to answer each of the questions regarding your coverage on the Insurance Information Form below. I’ll be happy to file claims for you provided that you bring your insurance card to the first appointment so that I can make a copy of it.

If your insurance does NOT cover my services and you can’t afford my fee, don’t give up! A benevolence fund has been set up to pay whatever portion of my fee that you cannot afford to pay. Just click the Services & Fees page on this website,  call my office, and be prepared to answer each of the questions on that page.

If you have any questions whatsoever that are not answered here, please feel free to call my office at 815-980-2449.

Congratulations on your decision to seek Christian counseling. May God richly bless you on your journey!

Scott Lownsdale, Ed.D. (“Dr. Scott”)

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

“MY MISSION is to glorify God by helping His people ABIDE in CHRIST until LOVE, JOY, PEACE and other fruit of the Spirit become the NORM under ANY set of conditions.” – Dr. Scott Lownsdale