Christian Counseling in Sarasota, Venice, North Port, Brandon and Online
N.C.C.A. Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor and Certified Academic Institution of the National Christian Counselors Association, NCCA
Christian Counseling offered in areas of:
- Trauma, Inner Healing
- Divorce/Blended Families
- Grief counseling
- Deeper Intimacy with God and others
- Anxiety/Depression, Stress
- Communication Strengthening
Transforming lives and families! Providing answers that bring hope and healing! Serving clients in the Sarasota and Venice area, Lisa Winchell seeks to be led by the Spirit of God in all counseling sessions. Spiritual and practical tools are used to bring freedom, success, and victory to the client. In His Image has seen a high success rate in leading clients to success in many areas of life, using the Word of God, the Arno Profile System, and trauma healing models.
Effective Christian Counseling is a therapeutic relationship between counselor and client, with the purpose of leading the client closer to God's best for their lives. The counselor is a vessel of God's grace and love, and equipped to help the client learn successful ways to overcome their present situation and past hurts.
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Christian Counseling Degree Programs
Become a Christian Counselor: We Offer Training for Christian Counselors Nationwide via Distance Learning
We are as much an educational institution, as we are a counseling institution. Therefore, we equip and provide credentials for those who know God has called them to be a trained Counselor.
Our Counselors provide answers, not just insight! They seek to be led by the Spirit of God, and use practical and spiritual tools to bring freedom, success, and victory to the client. We have over a 90% success rate leading clients to success in all areas of life using the model taught in our program!
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Christian Counseling Degrees offered are: Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D. All programs are offered through distance learning, and teach a biblical counseling model, called Creation Therapy. This model includes a temperament analysis that instantly gives the Counselor or Life coach an in-depth look at the client’s unique, inborn strengths, weaknesses, and needs. It then provides a step by step model for counseling and coaching.
We are committed to the Lord Jesus Christ and believe that counseling produces greater results when founded upon and directed by the Word of God. Psalm 1:1-3 says "Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the ungodly...But his delight is in the law of the Lord...He is like a tree planted by streams of water which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers." Although, our counselors also counsel and coach those who do not profess Christianity. We are able to empower each client greatly, in life and relationships, with the tools taught at In His Image Institute of Counseling and Training.
This is a distance learning program that fully equips the Christian Counselor, through education, awarding of Christian counseling degrees and N.C.C.A. licensure, providing personal supervision and annual conferences for personal and professional growth, and requiring annual reporting and continued education.
The training adjusts to meet the needs of Christians with different goals, including:
- Christians who want to earn a Christian Counseling Degree and License, to enter the field of counseling as a profession.
- Christians who are called to empower and lead others in meeting their goals through Life Coaching.
- Pastors who want to learn how to counsel members of their church and their community and be connected to others who are doing the same.
- Christians who want to be better equipped to minister to those who need counsel.
- Professional Christian counselors who want to become A.P.S. certified and learn a Biblically-based counseling model with proven success.
- Christians who want a tool with effectiveness to use in Christ Centered consulting in the area of life they know most about (e.g. personnel, business, finances, homeschooling, family life, etc.)
About In His Image: Institute of Counseling and Training
In His Image: Institute of Counseling and Training is a non-profit, professional organization that trains, licenses, and awards degrees for Christian counselors, and trains Life Coaches. Our purpose is to equip Christians who believe that God has called them into the ministry of counseling.
His Image: Institute of Counseling and Training is a Certified Academic Institution of the National Christian Counselors Association. We have partnered together with the N.C.C.A. to provide you an excellent education, and N.C.C.A. licensure, in a distance learning format, with personal supervision.
We are a member of the N.C.C.A. which includes ministers, Christian counselors, testing specialists, medical doctors, attorneys, and educators. The N.C.C.A. has for over twenty years assisted thousands of Christians to fulfill their call in the ministry of counseling.
We were referred to Lisa Winchell for counseling, and during our first counseling session realized that we had a good marriage, but were lacking or not aware of how much better our marriage could be.G.H.
Every session began and ended with prayer, through the scripture we were explained why God made us, how He feels about us, and how two very different people could learn to love each other through sacrifice, kind words, encouragement, and listening.G.H.
I decided to go to counseling to make sure I didn’t have any baggage that I might carry it into my future. Learning about my temperament helped me understand who God has created me to be. I was able to interact with people and understand circumstances better, as well as the reasons why I responded to situations and people the way I did. I had some times of great self discovery, while understanding my God given temperament traits.J.M.
We started with prayer inviting God into our session and His will to be done. With her knowing my temperament and with the leading of the Holy Spirit we were able to see a lot of clarity and healing took place. She was patient and kind and very encouraging, yet very informative with scriptures when my fears would rise up and cause me to act out in the flesh rather than the spirit.Ann