No two people think, act, and process emotions alike. Above all else, we first take into consideration that our client is the expert in his or her life. He or she decides a chosen plan of recovery. We give Holy Spirit/Ruach haQodesh in supporting change. We do not focus totally on recovery-related goals; we want the person to develop a relationship with Yahuah that goes beyond self-awareness. We want the individual to reach a firm place of Yah-Awareness from within. No two people process their emotions alike.

When it comes to hurt and pain the equation becomes more complex as the individual lives in chaos while trying to make sense of their situation. In failure, they seek help. For the soul care biblically-based counselor there is no one prescribed method to help restore them to spiritual health. Assessing individual needs is key. CSCM works from a soul perspective as it seeks to reconnect the client, incrementally back to Yah.

How We Work

Even identical twins do not have identical personalities. Hurting people see themselves in disconnected ways. They may think they are a particular way but in reality, they are not that way at all, or just in part of that way. They are disconnected from what they feel and how they act. Some individuals do not understand themselves. Some individuals do not understand themselves in terms of who they are in Yah. Some are riddled with guilt, shame, and a host of other emotions that make it hard for them to move forward spiritually. Some need to identify the blockages to move forward in their lives. 

Mental Health

They may not understand these blockages. Some understand the blockages but do not know how to move beyond them. Some may know how to move beyond them but lack the power and authority to do so. Blockages, which are strongholds and stumbling blocks are like an infection that must be cleaned out.

The method used depends on the particular need of the individual. Yahusha did not communicate to everyone the same. Paul spoke that he more or less leveled himself to the person, or people he dealt with to bring them to an understanding of the truth (I Corinthians 9:20). This is the mark of a good teacher. The cleansing can only happen through the Great I Am, Elohim the Most High Yahuah. For CSCM, before steps are taken to start the process, we first assess the individual to see “where their head and heart is.”

The problem is many assessment tools fail to measure spirituality. We reject such models. CSCM uses a model of assessment nested in biblical truth to help discover to what degree the client lives or abides in Yahuah. First and foremost, those coming in either believe in some power higher than themselves to help them out of their situation or are already settled in the belief of the power and authority of Yah. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you (John 15:7). CSCM utilizes the ABIDE IN ME (AIM) Model to nurture the soul back to health.

MODEL "Abide in Me" (A.I.M.)

Torah centered framework grounded in biblical truth

First and foremost, we are ambassadors (representatives) of Yahusha. We see ourselves as though Yah were pleading through us to implore ourselves on behalf of Yahusha, as we too live a reconciled life unto to Yah (2 Corinthians 5:20). As representatives of Yahusha, or as Paul puts it, His servants, we have a responsibility to our own personhood in Yah. We bring to the table our own experiences in life. Our personal histories and stories of spiritual transformation to Yah are invaluable as we develop a safe haven and environment with our clients. We seek to be people liberated by the truth (John 8:31-31) and who bear the fruit of the Spirit, love, peace, joy, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). In so doing we are fitted to help others break their strongholds.


Abiding in Yahusha. Emphasize the spirituality of the counselor and his and her relationship to Yahusha.


Biblically Grounded Integration. Utilizes empirically based and ethically sound psychological and spiritual formulations and interventions in counseling.


Identity Work. Focuses on solidifying the counselee’s identity (psychological differentiation), including spiritual identity, in counseling.


Discerning Thoughts. Utilizes the principles of cognitive-behavioral theory and therapy to encourage counselees to be “taking every thought captive to the obedience of the Messiah” (2 Cor 10:5).


Emotional Wisdom. Supports counselees as they climb up the developmental and spiritual “ladder” in managing their emotions.


Independence of Will. Encourages counselees to reach their goals by making decisions in keeping with personal values and faith with the help of Yahshua the Messiah and the support of others.


Neurobiology. Addresses the whole person in counseling, including the need for healthy stewardship of one’s body and at times psychopharmacological medication.


Milieu. Recognizes that counselees live in family, work, church, and community social systems and addresses/utilizes these systems, as appropriate, in counseling.


Evil. Attends to the reality of spiritual influences and the relationship of the world, the flesh, and the devil, to the counselee’s presenting issues and concerns.

Model created and researched by Lisa S. Sosin, Ph.D., LPC, LLP, BACS


Faith is at the foundation of all healing. Yahusha said to the woman with the issue of blood, Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace (Luke 8:48).  

Compassionate Soul Care Ministry begins with the basics. First, we start with prayer as we ask AbbaYah to come in and abide with us. We know He is always present yet asking Him to come in causes us to honor Him by recognizing that we do indeed know He is with us. We do the same for the Ruach haQodesh for it is by His Spirit that we are led. For the counselor, this means being guided with divine guidance and revelation, rather than our own emotions and theories. For the counselee, it means receiving what we receive for them or leading them to receive directly from the Holy Spirit.

Second, following the example of Yahusha we ask how we can help, or what is the reason for coming to see us. When Yahusha healed the blind beggar, He asked him what he wanted Him to do for him (Luke 18:41). Third, we listen and pay attention to your concern. Fourth, as we listen, we seek root causes. The fourth step is where the reality that no two people are alike comes in. Fifth, begin rebuilding, incrementally.

CSCM uses an eclectic approach meaning we tailor it to fit the individual. No one method will suffice for all. However, we begin with Self-Discovery to help the individual identify their needs. We cause them to reflect on their life situation as they take every thought captive. Then we begin to equip them for their challenges as they dig deeper into who they are in Yahuah. Equipping involves understanding what matters and we then move them forward in their restored life in Yahuah. CSCM will employ any of these tailored to the individual personality and need. Here, Individual Psychology aligns with Torah-based teachings by emphasizing human responsibility, cognitive development, relational connections, and the capacity for human transformation. When an individual understands salvation and the saving grace of Yah, the need for behavioral, spiritual, and moral changes will make sense and begins to transform them from a soul level. From here the sick, and hurting person begins to live as a new creature in Yahusha. Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new (2Corinthians 5:17). With a renewed mind (Romans 12:2) they connect and interact in a new world, a Yah-filled, and directed world.

Scriptures combined with the spirituality of self in relation to Yah and the Ruach haQodesh both heal and strengthen the hurting person towards spiritual maturity. Our methods are tailored according to their perspective and perception as we being to bring them under Yah’s submission thereby creating a fundamental shift of behavior and thought process as we draw them into a partnership within biblical counseling. The client is viewed as ever-changing and always in the process of becoming more “In the Image of Yah.” (Ephesians 5:1-21).