About Genesis Institute

Genesis Institute is a 501(c)3, faith-based, non-profit counseling and training ministry located in Spokane, Washington.  Incorporated in 1994, Genesis Institute was founded on God’s promise to reconcile broken relationships and to see people’s hearts set free.  We seek to collaborate with churches, businesses, and other civic organizations to help meet the needs of people in our community.

At Genesis, we approach counseling from a perspective that integrates biblical truth with evidence-based theory and practice.  Though we operate from a Christian foundation, Genesis welcomes clients from all faith backgrounds, including those with no religious affiliation at all, and we intentionally engage with each person according to their expressed preferences and interests.

Our view of people is fully informed by the revealed truth of Scripture.

We believe that every person reflects both the glory of God and the reality of living in a fallen world. We recognize the inherent dignity, meaning, value, and purpose that comes from being made in God’s own image.  At the same time, we recognize that the heart is deceitful, the mind is distorted, and relationships are disrupted with God, others, and self because of sin’s corrupting grip on humanity.  Whatever the need or concern that brings a person to counseling, treatment will always be oriented around these fundamental biblical truths about the human condition.

Counselors at Genesis carefully integrate psychological theories and evidence-based psychotherapy into a biblical approach to treatment. Our counseling staff has received graduate-level education, specialized training, and clinical experience to provide competent, professional care. While treatment is always rooted in biblical truth, we believe that certain aspects of psychology and psychotherapy lend a helpful framework for understanding and effectively treating complex internal and interpersonal dynamics.

As a 501(c)3 non-profit ministry, Genesis Institute is dependent upon God and His people to support this work. All contributions to the Genesis Institute are tax-deductible and allow us to offer services at affordable rates; fees are adjusted in accordance with need and available resources.