Counselor Training

The counselor training track is the heartbeat of what we do at Respero. Counseling is not about fixing people or having all the right answers. It’s about listening deeply, asking good questions, and helping people move forward in their lives and relationships with courage, love, and faith. Some people are especially gifted for this important work. We developed this curriculum to give you the knowledge, skills, and self-awareness to identify and use your gifts in many settings, but especially as part of our Respero counseling team. Our goal is to have more and more healthy and healing conversations happening in the world.

For a much fuller explanation of how to become a Respero counselor and what it entails, click here.



Understanding People

Learn the roots and causes of human brokenness and human flourishing, and how transformation really happens. 


Counseling Skills & Practicum

Get an in-depth look at the most important skills required for effective counseling. Observe live counseling sessions and practice your skills.


Understanding our Struggles

Get to the source of the most common human struggles, and learn how to bring wisdom, healing, and practical help for each of them. Package includes all topical lessons pertaining to common struggles.


What's going on in our bodies when we are feeling anxious? Learn effective and proven ways to deal with anxiety and reduce stress.

Spiritual Abuse

Recognize the marks of a spiritually abusive person and/or church. Understand how this abuse seeps into the understanding of ourselves, God and others.


Learn to give space to our grief and the grief of others.


Walk through a basic framework for thinking about addiction, from how it affects our brains to 12-step programs. Learn some essential qualities for a life free from dependency.

Marriage, Separation & Divorce

Dive into the complexity of marriage, separation and divorce. When is separation warranted and productive for restoration? What does it look like to heal when your marriage is broken.

Sexual Abuse

Learn about the emotional, mental, and behavioral effects of abuse. Get a glimpse of how we can come alongside those who have suffered and not let it rob them of their worth, value and ability to love and be loved.


Take an honest look at the reality of disappointment in our relationships, and explore how to respond to it with maturity and wisdom.


Excavate the roots and sources of anger that often wreak havoc on our relationships. Learn to practice new expressions that don’t violate love.


Let's talk about shame and where it comes from--using psychology, brain science, and ancient wisdom. Explore how to identify and change our shame beliefs.


Understand codependency, why people struggle with it so much, and how to help people identify their wrong beliefs and establish new ways of thinking and loving.

Understanding Yourself

Discover the root of why we do what we do and develop better strategies for being a great lover--of ourselves and others.


Discuss marks of healthy sexuality and what we need for healing and freedom from pornography, as well as tools to help others.

Understanding Relationships

Understand what makes relationships strong and great, and what destroys them. Grow in your ability to love and enjoy the important people in your life.

Gift Cards

Give a gift that will make a difference for a lifetime. Select any amount to be used for any of our courses. Great way to encourage someone to take a course with you.