Brian Allison (BA, MA, MDiv, DMin) is the owner and spiritual counsellor at Maranatha Counseling Services, Toronto. He is a member in good standing with OAMHP (Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals) and was a Clinical Affiliate with Homewood Human Solutions (formerly Homewood Employee Health) for 9 years. He has over 30 years of counselling and teaching experience, as a professor, speaker, and clinician. He is a trained spiritual director and mentor, and has lectured and spoken extensively. He has a passion for empowering and equipping people in being true to themselves and to their true nature. His graduate degrees are from St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto, and Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA. As a Seminary professor of Counselling and Apologetics (1987 – 2003), he equipped and trained many Christians for pastoral and people-helping ministries. He has also supervised Seminary Counselling Interns. He is the author of many works, among which are The Christian and Anxiety and The Essential Elements of Effective Change.