Q. What is SoulCare Research?
A. SoulCare Research (SCR) is the company I (Don Mondell) founded to create Bible-based counseling products & services.
SoulCare Research products & services were first offered exclusively to Christian counselors, chaplains, caregivers & coaches for the purpose of Christ-inspired soul care. There are professionals using SCR products around the world from Alaska to Australia.
SoulCare Research no longer focuses on supplying tools to professionals. Most SCR products & services are now offered directly to the person in need and are available exclusively at DonMondell.com.
The following information is a reflection of the information originally found at the SoulCare Research website.
SoulCare Research was founded by Don Mondell and reviews, develops & provides Bible-based resources for Christian counselors, chaplains, coaches & caregivers.
Members of SoulCare Research hold a doctorate, master’s & bachelor’s degrees, and diplomas & certifications in areas such as Bible, Theology, Mental Health Counseling, Psychology, International Business, Multimedia Development, and Marketing Communications. Members have nearly 110 years of combined experience in church-based Biblical counseling and professional clinical counseling within institutional settings, such as Hospice, rape clinics, grief & trauma, disaster relief, and private practice. SoulCare Research also maintains in-house media production expertise for the development of its own products & resources.
SoulCare Research has developed:
PRAY – Christian Meditation Method Become a PRAY facilitator to learn and teach biblical meditation for 40 different problems. PRAY gives you 40 30 minute, narrator-guided, training sessions for 40 different problems. People listen & learn how to Biblically pray & meditate for their specific problem, such as addictions, anger, grief, stress & more. PRAY comes with additional tools such as unlimited PRAY ThoughtNotes Journals, Certificate of Licensure, and a Facilitator’s Service Announcement Kit.
HEARhelp Church Edition allows any person to use their smartphone, tablet or PC to visit your website and literally hear exactly what the Bible says about just their specific issue. This makes it possible for any person, anywhere, any time of day or night, who may be struggling with any of over 25 issues to quickly listen to what God says about their problem. Some of the topics included are anger, anxiety, addictions, depression, and many more. The HEARhelp Church Edition contains an abundance of additional free resources that guide any church leader, step-by-step, to a successful launch of a full-fledged HEARhelp ministry to their congregation & community.
HEARhelp Counselor, Chaplain & Coach Edition allows any person to use their smartphone, tablet or PC to visit your website and literally hear exactly what the Bible says about just their specific issue. This makes it possible for any person, anywhere, at any time of day or night, who may be struggling with any of over 25 issues to quickly listen to what God says about their problem. Some of the topics included are anger, anxiety, addictions, depression, and many more.
HEARhelp Guides are an optional add-on to our HEARhelp services and are printable handouts for each of the over 25 HEARhelp topics. Each guide presents the Bible verses used for the HEARhelp topic, as well as reflection questions that guide the user toward a deeper connection with God and His Word particularly about their specific issue, such as addictions, anger, stress, etc.
Christian Counselor Rx, a comprehensive and interactive multimedia-based counseling tool derived from over three decades of Biblical counseling experience. Christian counselors from Alaska to Africa to Australia have used the tool with great success for over 30 different issues.
SoulCare Research develops Bible-based products & services that assist Christian counselors, chaplains, coaches & caregivers in the ministry of Christ-inspired soul care.
SoulCare Research has developed: PRAY Christian Meditation Method, HEARhelp for Counselors, HEARhelp for Churches, and Christian Counselor Rx.
Don is the author of the upcoming book: soulHOPE – Help for Christians Affected by Alcoholics, Addicts or Abusers
Don has served local churches for over 30 years as a Biblical counselor with an emphasis on addiction & past trauma recovery. He is a member of the Association of Biblical Counselors, American Association of Christian Counselors, Biblical Counseling Coalition, and the Christian Counseling Education Foundation.
Don was raised in business and in younger years served private industry and government as a director of communications & media specialist.
He has been married to Laura for over 40 years. They have four adult children, two daughters-in-law, one granddaughter, and two grandsons.
Don created his blog recently and intends it to be a resource for “broken” Christians. Broken Christians are those adults who still struggle with the pain caused them by alcoholics, drug addicts or verbal, physical or sexual abusers. Broken Christians want to follow God, but also often struggle with their own addictions and/or obsessive behavior. To determine if you are a broken Christian, please read Don’s article, Are You a Broken Christian?
Dr. J.R. Buskey serves as Director of Spiritual Formation for SoulCare Research and provides theological & Biblical insight for research & development on Bible-based products & services.
Dr. Buskey is a graduate of Drew University and Asbury Theological Seminary, has served as a pastor and counselor for over 40 years, as well as a missionary for more than a decade to the USSR, where he established a Bible institute that continues to educate candidates for pastoral ministries.
Dr. Buskey has also served as a college professor and continues as an adjunct professor and member of the Board of Directors for Bethany Bible Training Center. Dr. Buskey has trained ministers and pastors in Pastoral & Biblical Counseling for over three decades.
Dr. Buskey has been a forerunner to modern Christian counseling methods and practices, when in the 60’s he saw how understanding the God-given psychological makeup and personality traits of a struggling person was helpful in the approach a counselor would take in prayer, Biblical instruction, and meditation. From Dr. Buskey’s studies, he was able to synthesize a Biblical counseling approach that has served to “set the captives free” for nearly 50 years.
Diana Bala is Business Development Director and brings 30 years of business experience, spanning the fields of Corporate Communications, Investor Relations, Human Resources, and Business Development. She has worked with corporate giants such as General Electric, BF Goodrich, and Telxon Corporation. In addition to her corporate experience, Diana has worked as Seminar Coordinator for many notable national and international speakers in the field of counseling and psychology. Diana also played a pivotal role toward Savannah Family Institute’s efforts to establish Parenting with Love and Limits® as a best practice model for high risk juveniles. Diana holds a Master of Arts in Counseling & a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Her passion is the work of restoring individuals to wholeness of mind, body, and spirit to the life God had intended for them. Diana teaches World History and Health of the Brain and Body at CHEC Family Academy where her children also attend school. She is deeply committed to intercessory prayer ministry and is a coordinator for CHEC’s Mom’s in Prayer Ministry (formerly Mom’s in Touch).
Laura Mondell is the Administrator of Operations for SoulCare Research. She has been self-employed in Bookkeeping & Business services since 1980, has 35 years of experience in small business and non-profit administration, along with 30+ years of church service in both paid and volunteer positions and with a special emphasis in missions, benevolence, counseling and women’s ministries.
Laura serves on the board of Directors for Guatemalan Mission Outreach and is the Administrator of Messenger Media, Inc. She has a long-standing love and commitment to world missions and has served on 13 mission trips to Guatemala, Chile, Bolivia, and Sri Lanka.
Some of Laura’s Spiritual gifts, skills, and personality traits are: leadership, organization, administration, research, and problem-solving. Laura believes in and maintains an attention to detail, analytical, responsible, and common sense approach to every task God presents her.
Laura is married 37+ years to her best friend, Don. Her four adult children and grandchildren are her favorite people. The Mondell family shares a love for missions and missionaries. Together they operate a non-profit ministry (Messenger Media Inc.) that specializes in creating short documentaries that tell the stories of missionaries around our planet.
Amber Leah concentrates her time in research & development for new products & services at SoulCare Research. Amber holds a master’s degree in mental health counseling, is a licensed mental health counselor, and is certified in thanatology. She has served as a rape victim advocate and has completed in-depth bereavement work, including counseling individuals and groups that have experienced loss, such as: suicide, disease, homicide, drug overdose and accidents. Amber is an active member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC), a member of the Florida Gulf Coast University Counseling Advisory Board, and is currently the chairman of the ADEC Professional Development Committee. Amber is also an active member of various Christian counseling organizations.
Amber has a strong passion for international missions work. She has served in Guatemala, Bolivia and Cambodia over the last fifteen years and hopes to continue as God leads her. She has also worked, “boots on the ground” in harsh disaster relief efforts for both hurricane Charlie and hurricane Katrina.
Amber is passionate about offering hope to the hurting and loving the lost. She believes part of the normal Christian life is caring for the widows, the orphans, and the needy of the world and continues to look for ways to do so.
Amber enjoys nature, travel anywhere, new experiences, being outside, life with her teenage son, people watching, humor, fashion as an art, live music, sunrises & sunsets, reading, and finding God in the moments of her day. One of Amber’s favorite things at present is the last line of Ephesians: “…with love incorruptible.”
Nick Mondell heads the Client & Affiliate Relations department, as well as supplying assistance in research & development. Nick’s credentials include a degree in International Business, concentrated Biblical studies, and professional certification in Internet Marketing with experience in social media, social marketing, and online advertising.
Nick has also completed accredited collegiate-level studies & practicum in First Responder training for emergency, crisis, and disaster. He has served in ministry to the hungry & homeless and has a strong passion for international missions, as well. Nick has ministered in Guatemala, Swaziland, and Kenya.
Additionally, Nick’s extensive experience as a successful contractor for the entertainment industry and internationally-known celebrity performers awarded him an exclusive service position to prominent CEO’s, congressmen, governors, and the executive inhabitants of a world-class private island where he was able to live out his faith before a select, hard-to-reach clientele.
Nick loves Jesus and the people He created.
SoulCare Research does not engage in a debate between Christian counseling factions as it applies to counseling beliefs & methodologies. Instead, we develop Bible-based tools for all who rely on the Word of God and trust the Holy Spirit to empower them in the ministry of Christ-centered counseling.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe: There is one God,(1) who is infinitely perfect,(2) existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (3)
Jesus Christ is the true God and the true man. (4) He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. (5) He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust,(6) as a substitutionary sacrifice,(7) and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. (8) He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures. (9) He is now at the right hand of Majesty on high as our great High Priest. (10) He will come again to establish His kingdom, righteousness, and peace. (11)
The Holy Spirit is a divine person,(12) sent to indwell, guide, teach, empower the believer,(13) and convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. (14)
The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice. (15)
Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God:(16) he fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All men are born with a sinful nature,(17) are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ. (18) The portion of the unrepentant and unbelieving is existence forever in conscious torment;(19) and that of the believer, in everlasting joy and bliss. (20)
Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men, and those who repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life, and become the children of God. (21)
It is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and be sanctified wholly,(22) being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to the will of God, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service. (23) This is both a crisis and a progressive experience wrought in the life of the believer subsequent to conversion. (24)
Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body. (25) Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures and are privileges for the Church in this present age. (26)
The Church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church, (27) which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations. (28) The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the gospel, and observance of the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. (29)
There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto life;(30) for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment. (31)
The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent(32) and will be personal, visible, and premillennial. (33) This is the believer’s blessed hope and is a vital truth which is an incentive to holy living and faithful service. (34)
 Deuteronomy 6:4,  Matthew 5:48,  Matthew 28:19,  Philippians 2:6–11,  Luke 1:34–38,  1 Peter 3:18,  Hebrews 2:9,  Romans 5:9,  Acts 2:23–24,  Hebrews 8:1,  Matthew 26:64,  John 14:15–18,  John 16:13; Acts 1:8,  John 16:7–11,  2 Peter 1:20–21; 2 Timothy 3:15–16,  Genesis 1:27,  Romans 3:23,  1 Corinthians15:20–23,  Revelation 21:8,  Revelation 21:1–4,  Titus 3:4–7,  1 Thessalonians 5:23,  Acts 1:8,  Romans 6:1–14,  Matthew 8:16–17,  James 5:13–16,  Ephesians 1:22–23,  Matthew 28:19–20,  Acts 2:41–47,  1 Corinthians 15:20–23,  John 5:28–29,  Hebrews 10:37,  Luke 21:27,  Titus 2:11–14