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A Ministry of Restoration


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The Purpose of Northland Christian Counseling Center is to offer a ministry which aids in the development of each individual's potential: emotionally, physically, socially, intellectually, and spiritually. This endeavor includes counseling and educational services based on the Word of God.

Northland Christian Counseling Center believes that God, through the Lord Jesus Christ, has all power to guide and carry people through the hurt, uncertainty, and pain of their lives. In the process of counseling and within the context of a caring community of believers, each individual client is offered healing, restoration, strength, love and comfort.

What We Do


We aim to provide a confidential and safe place to talk, to teach you how to communicate effectively, and to help you recognize your value and worth.

The fee per counseling session is based on the rate of the individual counselor. Some congregations may offer financial help to individuals who cannot afford the full fee. Please call for additional information.

  • Individual Counseling

    Help for anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, substance abuse, sexual abuse, grief or loss, workplace challenges, and other personal concerns.

  • Marital Counseling

    Help for couples in achieving and maintaining a healthy marital relationship.

  • Family Counseling

    Help for the family as a whole in recognizing the value and appropriate role of each member.

  • Consultation Services

    We are available for consultation to help pastors and church leaders deal with difficult counseling situations.

  • Premarital Counseling

    Help in evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the relationship and in planning for a strong, healthy marriage. Inquire about our premarital counseling package.

  • Life Change Issues

    Help for personal or family transitions such as retirement, illness or the death of a loved one, and other concerns.

  • Educational Services

    We offer one or two day seminars addressing issues with spirit (Biblical truth), soul, and body taken into account and practically applied.

  • Group Counseling

    Help for groups joined together by a common concern. Individuals learn from each other, encouraging one another, ministering to and being ministered to in the context of a caring group.

    Co-Dependency Groups

    • Length: 16 weeks
    • Sessions: 1.25 hrs
    • Cost: Contact NCCC
    • Location: 2315 Library Circle, Grand Forks, ND 58201

    Co-Dependency is a self-focused way of life in which a person, blind to his or her true self, continually reacts to others being controlled by and seeking to control their behavior, attitudes, and/or opinions, resulting in spiritual sterility, loss of authenticity and absence of intimacy. A co-dependent person is “addicted,” not to a destructive substance, but to a destructive pattern of relating to other people, a pattern usually learned from childhood in an abusive or non-nurturing home. Codependency holds a person hostage to other people’s behaviors, moods, or opinions, and the codependent bases his or her worth and actions on someone else’s life. It’s a terrible bondage. (Bondage to Bonding, Nancy Groom)

    Topics

    What does bondage look like?
    Helplessness, Feeling Worthless, Desperate to Control Determined to Stay Safe, Denial
    Where does bondage come from?
    Longings, Losses, Self-Protection Pretense, Autonomous Independence
    What is the route to bonding?
    Healing of Grief, Wonder of Grace, Freedom of Surrender
    What does bonding look like?
    Free to Love and Forgive, Free to Abandon Denial Free to Relinquish Control, Free to Trust and Obey, Free to Risk and Suffer