“For it is you who light my lamp; the Lord my God lightens my darkness.”

(Psalms 18:28)

Our mission

The desire of our dedicated professionals to develop authentic relationships and utilize research-based therapies to bring about healing in a safe and supportive environment through a professional, confidential, and distinctively Christ-centered approach.

If you have spiritual, interpersonal, relational or family needs, please allow us the privilege of talking with you, praying with you, and seeking God’s help and guidance for the needs in your life. At Light Counseling, our desire is to help you or someone you love find workable solutions to the pressing issues of life, and find healing and a sense of wholeness through Christ. Whether you are coming to work through wounds of the past or to deal with the current stressors in your life, our desire is to help you work through these issues in a healthy and Godly way.” All providers are state licensed professionals, who are committed to offering confidential, clinically excellent, and biblically-based care and counseling.

Our Faith

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin”. I John 1: 5-7 (ESV)

The desire of Light Counseling is to provide professional, confidential, and distinctively Christ-centered counseling to our community. That is what sets us apart as we address the spiritual, interpersonal, relational, family, and other needs of our clients. It is our privilege to talk with you, pray with you, and seek God’s help and guidance for the needs in your life.

Our Founder

Dr. Tim and Julie Clinton

Light Counseling was co-founded in 1991 by Dr. Tim Clinton, LPC, LMFT. Dr. Clinton is also the President of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), the largest and most diverse Christian counseling association in the world.

Dr. Clinton also serves as the Executive Director of the James Dobson Family Institute and recurring co-host of “Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk”, heard on nearly 1,300 radio outlets daily. Licensed as a Professional Counselor and as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Dr. Clinton is recognized as a world leader in mental health and relationship issues and spends much of his time working with Christian leaders and professional athletes. He has authored or edited nearly 30 books, including The Struggle is Real: How to Care for Mental and Relational Health Needs in the Church.

Dr. Clinton is founder of Light University—a global leader in certificate, diploma, and mental health continuing education. He served at Liberty University for over 30 years in numerous academic and leadership roles, including Professor of Counseling and Executive Director of the James C. Dobson Center for Child Development, Marriage and Family Studies. He is founder of the biennial AACC World Conference (which has consistently hosted nearly 7,000 leaders representing all 50 states and nearly 40 countries) at the magnificent Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.

He has been married 39 years to his wife, Julie, and together they have two children, Megan and Zach. In his free time, you’ll find him outdoors or at a game with his family and friends.


“No one I know better combines a visionary spirit that creates incredible ministry opportunities with a hunger for God that longs to experience His reality. Add a powerful speaking gift to the mix, and you have a much used servant of Christ and kingdom ambassador, Tim Clinton.”

Larry Crabb

NewWay Ministries

“Tim Clinton has changed the face of Christian counseling in America. No one has done more to advance the course of hurting people getting the best help possible.”


Stephen Arterburn

Founder and Chairman, New Life Ministries

“Tim Clinton is gracious and talented. He is committed to the spiritual and emotional well-being of people everywhere. He has distinguished himself as one of our nation’s most effective Christian leaders. He has a unique knack of bringing the right people together at the right time. I value his friendship, and marvel at his ability to get things done.”

H.B. London Jr.

Vice President, Church Clergy and Medical Outreach Focus on the Family

“Tim Clinton has done an incredible job of networking, educating, and encouraging Bible counselors throughout the world. As the president of the AACC he is the visionary for its many different resources. He is a gifted organizer and is committed to promoting Biblical principles for helping hurting people. Tim has a genuine love for Christ which spills over into his passion of helping those who serve hurting people.”

Tim LaHaye

Author, Minister