and theories that provide helpful contribution when counseling an individual presenting with severe anxiety. However
as the literature in Chapter 2 describes there are individuals who turn to faith-based leaders for assistance with their anxiety-ignited problems as their first form of defense. In other words
the religious parishioner
the Roman Catholic clergy leader provides varied functions in the parishioner-clergy relationship and so it is essential to keep in mind that the counseling role may not be a singular role. The counseling role may become inclusive for the parishioner-clergy relationship thereby trust and rapport may have previously formed a deeper level of establishment. A practical recommendation is to understand inclusion as a potential part of clergy-parishioner counseling relationship. For the nonreligious counselor rapport and trust may take longer or greater effort on the part of the secular counselor. Likewise
through the narrative one of the participants described the importance of having the awareness and knowing when
Clergy need to stay in their lane. This application was meant to indicate the need for self-awareness and self- competency and necessity to counsel at a level of competence. In the secular domain this application means to stay within your scope of practice.