Counseling Center

The Fort Osage Christian Counseling Center exists to help individuals and families glorify God in mind and body and to make Jesus Lord over all areas of life.

To make an appointment:

Call 816-935-7307, or email the Counseling Center (

Biblically Based Counseling

The Fort Osage Christian Counseling Center offers Biblically based counseling for:

  • Family issues
  • Marriage
  • Adolescents
  • Parenting
  • Emotional difficulties
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Addictions

Clinically Descriptive Counseling

The Fort Osage Christian Counseling Center follows a model that is best described as clinically descriptive and biblically prescriptive. We seek to identify the root of the issues you are facing and examine them in light of the Scriptures. We will patiently listen to you so that we may understand your views and values. Together, we will then develop strategies and skills that will assist in overcoming those issues you face.

Professional Counseling

Fred Johnson, Master of Arts in Counseling graduate of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, serves as the current counselor at the Center. He is currently pursuing state licensure and a Doctor of Counseling degree at Midwestern Seminary. Fred is particularly interested in marital and family issues, as well as trauma and addictions.

Office Hours

Office Hours are by appointment.

The Fort Osage Christian Counseling Center is a ministry of New Salem Baptist Church and located at 1805 N Blue Mills Road, Independence, MO 64058. Please call 816-935-7307 or 816-796-4174 for more information.