GSM Counselor Certification Program

Course Overview

In the parable of the Good Samaritan from the scriptures (Luke 10), a man in desperate circumstances is found, given comfort and care and carried to a healing space. At the end of the story, Jesus admonishes His followers to “go and do likewise”.

Good Samaritan Ministries around the world is known for its unique style of spirit led teaching and training, based in the study of Jesus as a teacher, counselor, and mentor. Out of that study we have developed a 3-year training and intern program, that is designed to empower people to discover and develop their potential through the power of the Holy Spirit

GSM training uses experiential teaching that involves role play and the practice of listening and questioning skills in a safe and confidential setting. 

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Level 1 Counselor/Fieldworker Training

Monday’s: August 29, 2022- May 22, 2023 – 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Level l Counselor Training is designed to develop the fundamental concepts, and skills of counseling and personal ministry. The first year of Counselor Training is open to all who are seeking to learn how to minister to individuals and groups.

Within this first year, students are introduced to the work of Jesus Christ as the counselor. We will learn the ways Jesus demonstrated these concepts in His interactions with people, as well as learning what it means to be a “Samaritan”, or one who is willing to “pay the price” by giving of their own time, skills, and resources to help others in need.  

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Please contact training@gsmusa.org if you have questions regarding Level 1 Training. 

Level 2/3 Counselor Training

Tuesday’s: September 6th, 2022 – May 30, 2023 – 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Level 2 Counselor Training is open to all who have successfully completed our Level 1 Fieldworker Training. Level 2 focuses on in-depth understanding of the counseling process, and specific topics.  Classes will cover trauma and abuse recovery, marriage and family counseling, cultural and ethical standards, documentation and treatment planning, and continued Biblical training. 

Students will be required to prepare a written special interest report, and give an oral presentation to the class. Book reports, life histories, practicum, and role play, as well as the Healing Miracles studies will be continued in Level II training. 

Please contact training@gsmusa.org if you have questions regarding Level 2 Training. 


Beginning on Thursday, June 23, we will host a Thursday evening Summer Practicum for our Level 2/3 Counselor Training students. These sessions are open to our Level 2/3 counselor training students ONLY, and take place every Thursday evening from 6-8pm PST throughout the Summer.

Sessions are offered in-person and over Zoom. Please contact us at training@gsmusa.org if you have questions or need to receive a Zoom link for this training. 

Healing Miracles Training

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1st Monday’s (dates adjusted for holidays): 2023 Dates – September 11, October 2, November 6 & December 4 – 6:00-8:30pm PST (Offered in person, and over Zoom)

The Healing Miracles Study is a unique look into the humanity of Jesus and how He related to people as He walked the earth.  This experiential study was developed in the early years of GSM to help students learn the dynamics of counseling by studying the Master Counselor.  Students are asked to choose one person or character in the scripture being studied and identify with their experience.  The instructor leads in reading through the scripture, sharing insight and then leading the class through acting out the scenario described. 

Each healing miracle also has an in-depth written study that the student completes outside of class time.  The written study asks questions that evoke a deeper understanding of the lives of Biblical characters, and how Jesus interacted with them to bring about healing and spiritual growth.  The study helps students look at diagnosis and treatment from the perspective of Jesus as The Counselor. The Healing Miracles training is offered as part of our Certified Counselor Training (CCT), as well as a stand-alone class that is open to the public. Advance registration is helpful, but not necessary. Drop-in’s are welcome, and donations of any size are greatly appreciated. 

The Healing Miracles Class is offered once a month as a requirement of the Level I Counselor Training program, but is also open to the general public.

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Please contact training@gsmusa.org if you have questions regarding Healing Miracles

Parables and Bible Story Studies

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3rd Tuesday’s: 2022 Dates – September 19, October 17, November 14, and December 19 – 6:00-8:30pm PST (offered in person, and over Zoom)

The Parables and Bible Story studies address general counseling and ministry issues and ethics presented throughout scripture.  The class is presented in the same manner as the Healing Miracles Studies, with the experiential component of acting out the stories and learning from playing a role and interacting with other students. There is a short written study for students to complete outside of class. 

The Parables and Bible Story studies are offered once a month as a requirement for Level II Counselor training students and is also open to the general public. 

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Please contact training@gsmusa.org if you have questions regarding our Parables Studies 


Your Giving Changes Lives

Good Samaritan Ministries is a ministry of faith wholly supported through donations provided by:

  • Engaged people who believe in helping their fellow man reach their full potential
  • Compassionate people who reach out to touch the forgotten, the widows, orphans, and the poor.
  • Active churches who involve themselves in expanding God’s love, compassion, and sharing good news.
  • Kingdom businesses who are aligning with Kingdom principles and support Samaritans worldwide.
  • Friends who have experienced the profound, non-judgmental, shocking love of God through our programs.

GSM offers training and services in more than 20 locations throughout the Northwest, and 26 countries around the world. Our counseling, training, therapy aid, and teaching services remain supported by volunteers, and donations. When you give to GSM, you can be sure that 100% of your donation goes towards supporting the life saving projects, and work we do locally, and internationally. 

Good Samaritan Ministries is a 501c(3) tax-exempt nonprofit.
Address: 7929 SW Cirrus Dr # 23, Beaverton, OR 97008