The major difference between state-licensed professional counselors and Christian counselors, who are licensed by the and under the authority of the Church (Body of Christ), is clear and well-defined. Dr. Gail is licensed with the American Association of Christian Counselors located in Tolar Texas, not a license recognized by Ohio statutory authority. The state licensed professional counselor is usually forbidden to pray, read or refer to the Holy Scriptures in their counseling sessions. The only time a state licensed counselor can involve religious (Christian) principles, morals, activities, etc., is if the counselee initiates or requests counsel in this area. Even then, the state licensed professional counselor could integrate secular methods such as psychotherapy in their counseling approach.
Opposite from that, Christian counselors are required to pray, share their faith, read the Holy Scriptures, etc. The fact that Christian counselors do these things creates a clear distinction.