a type of counseling or psychotherapy wherein knowledge and standards stemming from the disciplines of theology and the behavioral sciences are utilized in working with people, couples, families, other sets of people, and cultural systems to reach a place of healing and development. Commonly referred to as pastoral psychotherapy.

PASTORAL COUNSELING: "Pastoral counseling is generally recommended, and often required in may churches, before a pastor will agree to marry a couple."
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