Philip Koestler.

Philip Koestler


505 South Dewey Street
Suite 208
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Located in the Executive Center in downtown Eau Claire, WI.


Clinic for Christian Counseling, LLC

My counseling career began in 1978 at Wisconsin Lutheran Child & Family Service, eventually serving as Administrator for the Christian Family Counseling Division. I was one of the five team members that drafted the Scripture study course for therapists entitled “Guide Me with Your Counsel.”

Twenty-nine years later the Lord led me to open my own certified outpatient mental health clinic called Clinic for Christian Counseling in Eau Claire, WI. My wife and I also joined with Joshua and Kami Jo Lipps to form Living Well Christian Family Counseling in Onalaska, WI. The Lord has certainly blessed our work through the therapists that have joined both clinics and the people whom we serve.

My professional goal is to provide Christ-centered, Bible-based counseling services with the purpose of helping people deal with life’s struggles and challenges.


Areas of Specialty & Certifications

Certified Employee Assistance Professional

Certified Life Coach

Licensed Professional Counselor

Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor

Distance Credentialed Counselor

Certificate of Completion “Guide Me with Your Counsel” (Scriptural study course for WELS / ELS therapists, approved by WELS Conference of Presidents)

Board Certified Professional Christian Therapist

Served as school psychologist for 26 years

Commonly Provided Services

  • Christian counseling
  • Employee assistance services
  • Substance abuse—alcohol and drug
  • Sexual addictions
  • Children and adolescents
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression and anxiety

Church Affiliations

ELS—Concordia Lutheran Church, Eau Claire, WI

Degrees & Credentials

AA Bethany Lutheran College

BS Sociology, Corrections, and Social Studies secondary education (teaching)

MS Counseling

MS Educational Psychology

Places of study:
Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN
Mankato State College, Mankato, MN
Mankato State University, Mankato, MN
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Professional Associations

American Counseling Association

Wisconsin Counseling Association

American Association of Christian Counselors

Employee Assistance Professionals Association

WELS / ELS Network of Christian Therapists

References Available

Daniel Loe, Cornerstone Christian Counseling, New Ulm, MN

Joshua Lipps, Living Well Christian Family Counseling, Onalaska, WI

Paula Peterson, Clinic for Christian Counseling, Eau Claire, WI

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