Practice Specialties

  • Career Counseling
  • Church Conflict Christian Counseling
  • Couples Christian Counseling
  • Divorce Recovery
  • Leadership and/or Executive Coaching
  • Leadership and/or Executive Consulting
  • Life Coach Counseling and Consultation
  • Marriage and Family Christian Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Senior Adult Christian Counseling
  • Stress Anxiety Depression Christian Counseling
  • Substance Abuse and Addictions Christian Counseling
  • Teen Christian Counseling


Hi, I'm Paul Wider, Christian Counselor. I am a Professional Counselor with an MA Degree in Counseling. I also offer Life Coaching done by phone or by Skype, FaceTime etc. First I want you to know that help is here. You are not alone. Allow me to come by your side in whatever you are facing. Together we can overcome. I will listen to you compassionately, validate you, encourage you, and share my experience, strength and hope with you. I will teach you skills for coping with whatever life has handed you. (see bottom for some specialties I offer in addition to those at the left)

Life can be difficult. Sometimes we hurt. We hurt because people hurt us, because life tragedies hit us, and because we may not have the skills to cope with what life has thrown our way directly (or to us as caregivers, spouses, parents, bosses or family members of troubled people). Whatever your problems are, know that there is hope. You can get better than where you are right now. You can heal and you can grow. Life can be joyful once again. Relationships can be mended and restored, losses can be grieved, tears can be turned to joy!

For those who are Christian, sound biblical principles are integrated into sessions. Scriptures will be used to assist you in your healing process, to build you up and to restore you. When needed, the truth of Gods' Word will also be used to bring gentle correction and direction.

I have learned first hand that depressions can be lifted. Skills for life can be learned. Tools can be acquired to manage and even overcome stress, anger, fear and anxiety. Communication and conflict resolution skills can be learned to help bring healing to almost any relationship. Bipolar moodswings can be moderated. The immense power of anger can be brought under control and used for good as you learn anger management skills.

Help and encouragement is only a phone call away (201-667-4337). I hope you choose me to assist you in your healing, recovery, learning and growth process. Let me help you work toward having your joy restored and also get to the abundant life that our Good Lord came to give us. I hope to see and/or speak to you soon. God Bless you!

In addition to Specialties to the left, I offer: premarital counseling or coaching, help for caregivers, I teach communication skills and conflict resolution skills for great relationships, Help people overcome fear and stress. I also teach people self-care and boundaries (Including how to use them --with practical examples). I enjoy working with people in 12 Step Programs. Lastly, I do intervention work when needed.

Please note: I offer a 50% discount for the first 45 minute session only. This 50% discount only applies to full pay clients, not discounted sessions. Clients must bring the discount certificate provided by this website (Christian Counselor Directory) to receive the initial session discount. I look forward to meeting you and working with you.


Paul Wider, MA

Why I Became a Professional Christian Therapist

I became a Christian Therapist because I have gone through my own healing and growth process. Hence, I wanted to give something back to God's people that are hurting and in need of healing. I specifically became a Christian Counselor because I am a deeply devoted Christian and have greatly benefited from counseling myself. In addition and of most importance, God's Word, fellow believers, and my personal relationship with Jesus, Our Father and the Holy Spirit has truly brought incredible healing, peace and joy to my own life. Using God's Word (especially with fellow believers in God's Word and Jesus) can, and has done incredible life changing things to myself and to clients I work with. There is Power in God's Word for healing and growth. His Promises offer us so much hope and direction for our lives.

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