How to receive help from Rick

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Almost every day I am asked by someone if they can get together with me about something. It is from genuine people who are looking for help about some kind of situation. I have usually said yes, because in the past I had the time.

That was then

My typical workweek is sixty hours without any meetings with anyone, which is what it takes to run our ministry and produce the content you enjoy on our site.

As I was mulling over this “will you help me” dilemma the other day, I thought, I need a better answer than I do not have the time. So now the answer is, “Yes, I can absolutely help you.”

Though it is not possible to give every person my undivided, face-time attention, it is still possible for any person with Internet to receive my help.

Here are eighteen ways you can receive help from me. These ways are arranged from least expensive to most expensive.

Free content

Search our site – I have written more than 1,500 articles on this site. Chances are, I have already addressed your question or issue. Just use the search box in the upper right-hand corner of this page or click the resources link in the navigation bar, which will take you to my library of articles.

Listen to audio articles – Another free resource for you is our partnership with SoundCloud where all of our new content is placed on their site. We are also adding our archived content so every article will eventually be in an audio format. If you click the follow button on the profile page on SoundCloud you are assured not to miss any content that is added to our site.

Video training – Our Vimeo Channel has an assortment of videos on all kinds of subjects. We are regularly adding to our video library where you will find excellent training, plus several shorter versions of our the longer webinars that are on our Member’s Webinar page.

Weekly podcasts – Each week I provide a free podcast that answers questions from our readership. Perhaps you have a question that you would like for me to answer on a podcast. All you have to do is fill out the form at the bottom of this page and we may be able to do that for you. You can find our podcasts on:

Free article subscription – I currently publish two new blog posts a week, along with a new podcast with show notes. I write on personal development, leadership, productivity, marriage, family, and over 200 other topics that pertain to living well in God’s world. By joining our free subscription service, you will never miss a post.

Social Media – There is an echo of omnipresence in social media: you can encourage people around the world without leaving your home. We have several social media communities where you can find immediate inspiration and practical help. And the best part is that being in these communities is free. Here are our most popular media outlets. Perhaps you want to follow us on your favorite sites:

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ SoundCloud
Vimeo Instagram Pinterest Flickr StumbleUpon
Mail Chimp Canva Amazon

Purchase services

Purchase Resources – We are regularly adding new products to our store. Have you listened to Drive By Marriage? It is one of the most popular marriage helps on the market today. You can find that series and other resources in my store.

Receive Counseling – If you need counseling help for yourself or someone else, then you can find that too. We have a team of counselors, who are trained and qualified to bring the care you need. All of our counselors are Members of my site.

The Counseling Solutions Group, Inc. is not responsible for any outcomes from the counseling you receive from any contact you make from our site. Though we believe each person in our network is a competent and compassionate counselor, the outcomes from your counseling are between you and your counselor.

Member resources

Become a Member – This is my members-only site, designed to give you the inspiration, training, and resources you need to learn, grow, and change, as well as how to help those within your sphere of influence. As a Member, you have full access to nearly all of the content on our site.

Please note our Member Site is not a counseling site where a person can receive ongoing and unlimited counseling. It is a coaching and training site where you can receive advice and direction from our team.

Community forums – The community forums are my favorite feature. I personally participate in them as well. This is a private community that is not accessible to the public. It is a safe place for you to ask any question. You will be encouraged and helped in our community. Here are three videos to help you use the Forums.

  1. How to post on the Forum
  2. How to receive Forum posts in your inbox
  3. How to reply to Forum posts

Webinar training - I have been teaching the Bible for over thirty years. On our webinar page you will find a fully loaded library of one-hour seminars on a plethora of subjects. These are multiple counseling sessions with me on topics like overcoming unbelief, fear of man, true guilt versus false guilt, how to change, the doctrine of repentance, and many more.

Infographics – A picture is worth a thousand words, which means I have hundreds of thousands of words for you. I sketch out my counseling sessions as another way to communicate the truths we are discussing. Through the years I have put those sketches in infographics for our Members to learn from and use.

Video sketches – Our Members have access to a few animated demonstrations of these sketches through my video shorts. These are short teaching videos that not only show how the sketches are formed, but the teaching that forms the basis for the sketches.

Homework and assessments – Through the years I have borrowed and developed many forms, charts, evaluations, assessments, and homework ideas for those I have counseled. These documents are solid, foundational, helpful, and reusable. These documents keep you from recreating the wheel, while providing practical tools for those you serve.

Mind Maps - Another way to sketch out a counseling session is to mind map what you are hearing from the counselee and what you want them to see. A mind map is a detailed graphic that puts in picture form what the person is telling you. I have used this practice for years and have found it to be super helpful for the hurting person.

Master Mind Team – Some of our Members decided they wanted to take their training to the next level. These Members became students in my Master Mind group. They have hired me to train them for two years. This self-paced study program tackles theology, psychology (sanctification), and the application of the two into their lives, with the hope they will be able to help others.

Book me as a speaker - I have been speaking publicly for more than 25 years on dozens of topics. I currently do a limited number of speaking events each year for churches, conferences, and business organizations. You can click I want to learn more to begin the process of booking me for your organization.

  • If your organization is in the Upstate of South Carolina, then email me at info@RickThomas.Net

Hire me as a coach – Everything you have read thus far was born out of my heart to help people. Because of the kindness of the LORD, our ministry has grown to where I can no longer work two full-time jobs. I could pursue counseling full-time or teach people how to disciple others (2 Timothy 2:2).

This was a hard decision, but one that had to be made. Therefore, I have reduced my counseling, consulting, and coaching role to only a limited number of people. I have had to be selective because my time is so limited. If you think you could benefit from one-on-one interaction with me, then read this link and if you want to move forward after reading that content, then send me an e-mail.

Partnering with us

May I be honest with you?

It takes a lot of money and time to provide all the services that are outlined on this page. In 2014 our team made a strategic business decision to make a large chunk of our content-free to the public. This free content represents my life’s work–the things the LORD has taught me over the past half-century.

My desire to help the most people is greater than my desire to make a lot of money. Even so, I have to be a wise and practical in how this ministry is stewarded. There is no way I can produce this kind of quality content in the quantity in which you receive it without you.

If you are able to support our ministry, then here are a few options for you:

If you have something else in mind, other than what I have outlined here, feel free to e-mail me. Someone on my team would be happy to talk with you.

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  • http://www.southlakedermatology.com/ Angela Bowers

    Have you tried dating again Rick since your wife left? Not very many books for older Christians dating again.


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