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For Individuals

Intensive Counseling

Intensive Counseling is for Pastors & Christian Leaders who need to finish well, transition, heal, surrender, or find a healthy rhythm. Intensives are week-long, in-person, private sessions with a licensed psychologist at our Florida office.

Intensive Counseling

Private sessions on site with a licensed Psychologist

Dr. Charity Byers provides our well-established and highly successful  Intensive Counseling services. All sessions are private and may be conducted either individually or as a couple. All Intensive Counseling is held at our headquarters in Tampa Bay, FL.

Since 1996, Blessing Ranch Ministries’ staff has worked with over 4,000 Pastors, Missionaries, Christian Leaders, and their spouses, many of whom testify they would not have lived, led, or finished well without the time they spent away engaging in Intensive Counseling at Blessing Ranch Ministries.

When not in session or engaged in guided assignments, guests often enjoy spending time in quiet reflection or exploring local attractions. This free time allows guests a chance not only to take in the beauty of the area, but also a time for critical reflection on the day’s sessions.

Evenings are a great time for guests to leisurely enjoy world-renowned Clearwater Beach, downtown Tampa, as well as various parks and nature preserves which are nearby and offer opportunities for enjoyment and exploration.

What To Expect

A typical timeline of a week of intensive counseling


You will arrive and settle into your hotel on Sunday. A five-night hotel stay is included in the charge for the weeklong intensive. We will reserve a stay at a local hotel on your behalf. However, if you would prefer to stay elsewhere, we will subtract the lodging cost from our fee.

Monday Morning – Friday Morning

Each day, guests meet privately for several hours with Dr. Byers with the goal of creating transformation in their lives. In between sessions, guests complete guided assignments that help them think, reflect, write, and study in ways that further healing and growth. Breakfast is included with your hotel stay. Both lunch and dinner are on your own.

Friday Afternoon

Guests depart with renewed minds, hearts, and spirits for their families, for their ministries, and for Kingdom service. Many guests choose to extend their stay in Florida after the Intensive Counseling experience in order to have added time for reflection and refreshment before heading home. 

What To Expect

Here is what you can expect during your Intensive Counseling Service:

Discovery & Action

Our Intensive Counseling is aptly named with most guests spending several hours daily of their week with Dr. Byers. Dr. Byers works with guests to create goals and a plan to address discovered issues and enable long-term gains. Each guest’s experience is uniquely tailored to his or her unique story and needs. At the completion of the week, guests feel they have been understood and have gained insights and plans that will impact their lives and ministries forever.

Biblical Truth

Intensive Counseling at Blessing Ranch will always integrate and blend the best of Psychology with God’s Word and Truth in ways that prioritize God’s Word and His will for Christian Leaders. We believe that God knows the minds and hearts of those He created and wants His Word to bring freedom and healing to your life.


We value the story and privacy of each Leader. Your time with us is held in strict confidence. Intensive Counseling has tremendous potential for life-changing healing and freedom, but we leave sharing with others about our time together up to you. Spouses and families may attend Intensive Counseling sessions together on site.