About Us

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About the In His Image Institute of Counseling and Training

Dr. Lisa Winchell founded In His Image Institute of Counseling and Training as a Christian Counseling service in 2003. It became a Certified Academic Institution of the National Christian Counseling Association in 2004. Lisa has a Master of Arts in Clinical Christian Counseling and a Doctorate in Ministry, and she is an NCCA Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor, NCCA Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor, Certified Temperament Therapist, and Clinical Supervisor. Lisa is an Ordained Minister of Counseling. Her Bachelor's work was completed at Lee University, and her Master's studies were done at Regent University and completed through the National Christian Counseling Association and Cornerstone University.  She earned her Doctorate in Ministry from Manifest Theological Seminary.  She has 20+ years of extensive experience in areas such as counseling, discipling and teaching Christians,  incarcerated adults, juveniles, addictions, unwed mothers, marriage and family, anxiety and depression, and personal development.  Her desire is to see people, in all walks of life, live in the victory that Jesus bought for us, through His death and resurrection.  At In His Image, our goal is to lead you into personal victory in your walk with God, yourself, and others!!

We equip and provide credentials to Pastors and Christians who hear the call of God to lead people to victory through the ministry of counseling.  Also, we provide counseling and personal development to individuals and groups.  To accomplish these goals we use two main tools.  All courses and counseling or personal development plans will include the Word of God as primary in discovering the deepest needs of every human being and the answers to every one of those needs, and secondly, the Arno Profile System to determine the counselee's unique temperament needs, strengths and weaknesses.  Together, these provide the counselor with the in-depth information needed to outline a personal development or counseling plan best suited to each counselee.

We provide training nationwide!

We provide Christian Counseling Sarasota Fl, and Venice, FL and Online