Pastoral Counseling Center
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Christian Counseling Degree...         

A Christian Counseling Degree with help from Dr Maureen YoungThe Pastoral Counseling Center provides courses and instruction that lead to a Christian Counseling degree. Following an open admission, distance learning protocol, the educational programs impart an effective method of Christian counseling based on the Bible and the created nature of each individual.

Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral Christian counseling degrees are available as well as Christian counseling credentials including a Christian Counselor's certification or license from the National Christian Counselor's Association (NCCA).  

Growing Need For Christian Counselors

There is a significant and expanding need for caring, well-trained Christian Counselors. Many Christians have discovered that Christian Counseling is more consistent with their beliefs than secular counseling, and can provide real solutions to the problems that challenge them. 

Every day, Christians seek counsel from representatives of their faith.  Will you be there to help them with sound scripturally based information, understanding and encouragement?
 
Christian counselors pray with their clients, offering Biblically sound insight and counsel.  Thankfully, they are not obligated to suggest  behaviors that are inconsistent with the Bible or the Christian faith. 

Different Kinds of Christian Counselors

Christians from many different backgrounds are led to Pastoral Counseling Center.  Whether you are a pastor, lay counselor, professional mental health worker or simply called by God to help others, you will find excellent, relevant coursework and guidance that will help you answer God's call on your life.  This is your opportunity to become a part of the expanding international Christian Counseling ministry.

Pastors are often asked to provide counsel, but few have had the opportunity to be educated in this area of ministry.  The NCCA courses offered are designed to provide Pastors with a solid education in Christian counseling. If you are a pastor, you will enjoy the good company of many pastors, and your flock will thank you.  God bless you.

Many state licensed, secular counselors find that they cannot ethically serve both God and the state.  Resolutions to your issues of conscience and ethics may be found in Christian counseling. You are welcome and not alone. 

Possibly you have simply been called to become a Professional Christian Counselor.   If you know in your heart this is what you are called to do, you will find Christian Counseling Master's Degrees, Doctorates, and an abundance of professional education that will help you gain the education, credentials and the means to enter the  Ministry of Christian Counseling .  You will find dedicated, caring Christians eager to help you achieve your goals.

Professional Christian Counseling - Earnings

Professional Christian Counselors may earn above average incomes as a result of the high demand for their services and the scarcity of trained professionals. God promises to meet our physical needs as we follow His direction.  However, Christian counseling is truly a ministry: if you are simply looking for a job, this is not for you.  Your rewards will be in proportion to the value of the service you render.

Temperament Model and the NCCA

The Christian Pastoral Counseling model we offer is provided by the National Christian Counselors Association (NCCA). It is based on the Scripture and the God-given temperament.  This comprehensive model provides both a powerful, accurate client assessment tool and an effective framework for creating treatment plans. In the hands of a trained Christian Pastoral Counselor, it provides a reliable, insightful treatment model with excellent success rates.   

Christian Counseling Degree Admission Requirements

Students come to us with a wide variety of educational backgrounds.  The minimum educational requirement to be eligible for a Christian Counseling Degree is a high school diploma. 

If you are already college educated and are seeking a Christian Master's or Doctoral degree, you will find high quality educational materials as well as well-experienced practical supervision to guide you to become the professional the Lord has called you to be.

Regardless of your educational background, there is a program designed to meet your needs as a Christian counselor.

Self-Paced with No Strict Time Limit

You may gain your education in concert with the other demands of your life and ministry.  You may start and stop as you wish.  The time limits are generous and flexible.  Most students find the courses so engaging that they are done in a remarkably short time. A student seeking an advanced degree is typically with us from one to two years.

Two Distinct Distance Learning Formats

Online Christian Counseling DegreeTraditional Home Study: All of the coursework is available in printed form, mailed to you. You work at your own pace, communication with the school by various means including email, chat, and Skype.

Electronic Coursework:  Courses are also available as text (.pdf) files that can be printed, transferred to an electronic reader, and searched for reference purposes.  This format is used for all non-US students and is also popular with many domestic students.

Reasonable Cost

Accumulating significant debt while gaining an education may not be God's best.  Your courses, while of high quality, are very modestly priced.  With a convenient automatic payment program, anyone who can budget as little as $299/month can earn themselves an education in Christian Counseling.   Imagine what a blessing it would be to graduate with a Christian Master's Degree or a PhD without a mountain of debt!  Also, be sure to consider our money saving starter bundles when you are ready to begin. 

Your Own Personal Mentor

Counseling is a discipline that requires a significant amount of personal training.  Pastoral Counseling Center offers you the highest quality supervision for your educational experience.  Dr. Young has been a professional counselor for 30 years.  Her experience includes significant experience as a secular counselor followed by a successful career as a Christian counselor.  She is eager to share her experience and insight to help you answer God's call. Supervision is provided via email, the telephone and video chat.  The quality of the mentoring experience is one of the primary factors that differentiates Pastoral Counseling Center.

About The Ministry

Pastoral Counseling Center is a Certified Academic Institution of the National Christian Counseling Association (NCCA) and is dedicated to educating Christians for the Ministry of Pastoral Counseling.  During its thirteen year relationship with the NCCA and the various associated Colleges and Universities, it has trained, educated, and  guided many students who have gain degrees and established  Christian counseling ministries. You are invited to join us in this important work.

How To Begin

If you are searching for an proven way to earn a Christian Counseling Degree and become a Christian Counselor, please take some time to browse the website, fill out an application, and speak with a representative.  You will find that Pastoral Counseling Center offers a high quality program at a low cost.   The various programs  integrate college level coursework with a hands-on practicum and supervision from a experienced PhD level practitioner.  This combination will qualify you to fill the office of Christian Counselor.

The first 4 items on the menu at left are designed to provide you with most of the answers you seek:

The next step is tp select a program that suits you. Christian Counseling Degree Programs.

Make a few notes as you go.  When you have a list of questions, don't hesitate to get them answered.  You may either call us (941)-756-2232 or use the form below to email your questions.  We will do our best to respond promptly.  When you are ready to begin, fill out an application.  You may then order your first semester's coursework, create your own temperament report, and speak with the director.  God bless you on your important journey!

How To Apply

In an effort to keep your costs as low as possible, there is no application fee.  Instead, we offer you special discounted prices on coursework in order to help you get started. 

Please review the various programs and decide which one is the best fit for you.  If this prompts more questions, call or email.   

To begin your education, please fill out an application.  It will be reviewed promptly. Since all of our programs share a common foundation, you may order your first courses with confidence after you apply, even if you are unsure of your precise path.   For the Application - Click Here 


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