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About us

41 years & a million sessions


​TPC has been changing lives through Christian Counseling since 1983 in the Southern California area! We are dedicated to providing therapy with a Biblical approach by integrating prayer, Biblical principles and the Word of God through scripture in our sessions.  

We have a staff of therapists that have a heart for God and desires to bring healing to those in need by providing Tender Help for Tough Problems.

OUR FOUNDERS - Dr. Peter Robbins and Dr. Kevin Downing met in college, became friends and eventually ministry partners.  After several years of being co- youth pastors and seeing firsthand the need for quality professional Christian counseling they went back to school and attained their degrees from Fuller in Psychology.  January 1983 Turning Point Counseling was born and has been going strong ever since.  God has healed many marriages, families, and hurting people through the work at Turning Point Counseling.

OUR VISION - Turning Point Counseling's vision/mission is to serve the Body of Christ by Restoring the Saints, Growing the Church and Supporting Leadership. Our desire is to bring emotional, relational, and spiritual health to those  inside and outside the Body of Christ. It is our commitment to distinguish our ministry by integrity, excellence, and accountability.  "To Revolutionize the Quality of Family Life Worldwide" - has always been the desire of Dr.'s Robbins and Downing to help families, marriages, and individuals heal and be whole.

OUR MISSION - "We are committed to the ministry of reconciling, restoring and equipping the saints for the work of the ministry through a tri-fold effort of prevention, training and care.  We consecrate ourselves to a ministry distinguished by integrity, excellence, and accountability."

OUR EXPERIENCE - TPC has quite a reputation in southern California.  In the early part of 1990 our Co-Founders hosted a radio show on KKLA (99.5 FM) called Journey of the Heart for an 9 year run. They interviewed hundreds of authors and guests on topics such as faith, parenting, marriage, communication, finance, and just about any topic concerning families, marriages and individual lives. In March of 2011, they were back on the air live on the FRANK PASTORE SHOW talking about “The Four Conflict Styles in Marriage” and several other times throughout the year.  TPC continues to have a presence on the KKLA station and in southern California.

OUR BELIEF - We're glad you wondered about our beliefs. Our faith matters to us and we believe it makes the difference in our services. We ensure that each of our professional therapists are well grounded in their faith and are involved in a local Christian fellowship. It's so easy to begin your journey to emotional, relational, or spiritual health.

Statement of faith

WE BELIEVE in one God, creator and sustainer of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally co-existing in three persons, Father Son and Holy Spirit. (Duet. 6:4; Heb. 1:1-3; Matt.3:16-17, 28:18-19; John 15:26; II Cor. 13:14)

WE BELIEVE the scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of   God, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of mankind, and the divine and final authority for all faith and life. (II Tim. 3:16; II Pet. 1:19-21; Eph. 1:13; Deut. 8:3; Psa. 119; Is. 40:8; Acts 20:32)

WE BELIEVE in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father. (Isa. 7:14; Isa. 53; Rom. 1:3-4, 3:23-26, 5:6-21, 8:1-3, 34; Eph. 1:20, 4:7-10; Col. 2:9; 1 Tim. 2:5)

WE BELIEVE the Holy Spirit is the agent of regeneration and renewal for believers in Jesus Christ and that He makes the presence of Jesus Christ real in believers and enables them to live in a manner that honors God. (Titus 3:4-7; John 7:37-39, 14;16-18; Eph. 3:16-19; Rom. 8:11-16)

WE BELIEVE that the substitutionary death of Jesus Christ and His physical resurrection provide the only ground for justification, forgiveness, and salvation for all who believe, and only those who trust in Him alone are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become Children of God. (Rom. 3:21-31; I Cor. 15:1-7; II Cor. 5:21; John 1:12-13; Gal. 2:16)

WE BELIEVE in the blessed hope - The return of Christ to Earth. (Luk. 21:27; acts 1:11; Heb. 9:28)

WE BELIEVE the individual is multidimensional and, as such, should be treated physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually in order to achieve personal and interpersonal wholeness. (Tim. 5:23; Phil. 2:1-4; Rom 12:2, 9-16; Gal. 6:2,5; Ps. 27:3-5; Jam. 1:5)


Turning Point Counseling continues to  partners with numerous local churches as TPC Satellites to establish healing communities. We have professional Christian counselors on Church campuses throughout Southern California and have many other churches referring to TPC.

If you would like more information or to schedule an appointment in your area, call us 800-998-6329! 
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