Ed Welch, counselor at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation, and Leslie Vernick, a licensed clinical social worker who maintains a private Christian counseling practice in Pennsylvania, help us understand what depression really is.
Edward T. Welch, MDiv, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and faculty member at CCEF. He earned a PhD in counseling
(neuropsychology) from the University of Utah and has a Master
of Divinity degree from Biblical Theological Seminary.
Welch has been counseling for over forty years and has written
extensively on the topics of depression, fear, and addictions.
His biblical counseling books include Shame Interrupted, When
People Are Big and God Is Small, Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave, Depression: Looking Up from the Stubborn Darkness, Running Scared: Fear, Worry, and the God of Rest, A Small Book about a Big Problem, A Small Book for the Anxious Heart, A Small Book about Why We Hide, and I Have a Psychiatric Diagnosis.
Leslie Vernick is a licensed counselor and coach with over 30 years experience helping individuals and couples. Leslie gently leads her clients and connections to:
*Discover the courage to deal with destructive relationships
Heal from a negative self-image or poor self-esteem
*Confidently speak thoughts and feelings in a constructive way
Encounter God’s peace in the midst of suffering or difficult loss
*Develop the discipline to turn dreams and desires into realities
She and her husband have been married for over 38 years.