Claire Craig, Ph.D., M.F.T., founded Trinity Counseling Center in 1989 in Concord, CA.  In 1994 it was recognized as a religious nonprofit corporation with the State of California and the IRS.  In 2002 Trinity Counseling Center moved to Oakland, CA, to reach out to the community of Oakland and the East Bay.  In 2016 Trinity Counseling Center relocated again to San Leandro under the direction of Lindsay Malcolm. A Christ-centered board of directors governs its affairs.

After working as a therapist for over twenty years, Dr. Craig retired in 2011 and moved with her husband Chuck to the mission field - initially in the Middle East where they started working with street children.  Since then they have supported children in Ethiopia and Sierra Leone where they currently reside.  Both Claire and Chuck have a strong desire to help care for children in impoverished parts of the world and help the poor on the path to self-sufficiency by teaching them a trade.  They support themselves and the children by receiving donations through the nonprofit, 501(c)3, Friends of Street Children of the World. To find out more you may follow their exploits at Chuck's blog SeeingAllThingsNew.com. The address of the Craigs is 20A Barracks Rd., Murray Town, Freetown, Sierra Leone. Donations can be sent to Friends of Street Children of the World, c/o Karen Crandall, President, 14041 W. Big Lake Rd., Wasilla, Alaska 99623-4858 1-907-892-7416, 907-354-3331.

On leaving the United States, Claire turned the care of Trinity Counseling Center over to Lindsay Malcolm, Psy.D. who joined the staff in 2009.

Statement of Purpose


The purpose of Trinity Counseling Center is to promote emotional and spiritual healing in people suffering from overwhelming fears, uncontrollable anxiety, depression, troubled relationships and acute distress. We believe that through counseling and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, our minds, wills and emotions can be restored to health and wholeness (See Isaiah 61:1-7).


Statement of Faith


WE BELIEVE the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, ultimately authoritative Word of God.
(2Tim 3:162Pet 1:19-21)

WE BELIEVE that there is One God, eternally existent in three personalities, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
(1John 5:1)

WE BELIEVE that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God, born of a Virgin (Matt 1:22-25); that He performed miracles (John 21:25); that He lived a sinless life (Heb 4:15); that He redeemed us by His atoning death through His shed Blood (Titus 2:14 + Acts 20:28); that he was bodily resurrected to the right hand of the Father (Eph 1:20); and that He will personally return in Power and Glory (Rev 22:11-16).

WE BELIEVE in the total inability of man to save himself and that repentance from sin and acceptance of Jesus Christ is vital (1John 1:9 + John 6:37); and that salvation is a gift of grace (Eph 2:8-10 + Rom 3:23-24).

WE BELIEVE that all people were made by God, for God, and are loved by God; hence, God wants to help heal people (Ps 139:15-16 + Mal 4:2 + Gen 1:27 + James 5:13-16).

WE BELIEVE that the Holy Spirit brings ultimate victory over life's troubles.
(Rom 12:1,2 + Gal 5:16 + Gal 5:19-23 + Gal 5:25 + John 14:15-17)

WE BELIEVE in an actual place called HEAVEN and an actual place called Hell.
(1Cor 2:9 + John 14:2-4 + Rev 4:1-2 + Rev 20:10-15 + Rev 21:1 + Isa 65:17 + Mark 9:24-28 + 2Pet 2:4 + Matt 10:28)