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, M.Div., Ph.D. is a counselor and faculty member at CCEF. He earned a Ph.D. in counseling (neuropsychology) from the University of Utah and has a Master of Divinity degree from Biblical Theological Seminary. Ed has been counseling for over 30 years and has written extensively on the topics of depression, fear, and addictions. His books include: When People Are Big and God is Small; Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave; Blame it on the Brain; Depression—A Stubborn Darkness; Running Scared; Crossroads: A Step-by-Step Guide Away From Addiction; and When I Am Afraid: A Step-by-Step Guide Away from Fear and Anxiety.
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.