LoveSpeak is certified by the Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling and Licensed (with advanced certifications) by the National Christian Counselors Association to utilize Creation Therapy (Temperament Therapy) and the Arno Profile System in our professional Clinical Pastoral Counseling ministry. We are ministers first and counselors second. Pastoral counselors are clergy persons who have received graduate training in both religion and behavioral science. Pastoral Counseling is a practice that integrates psychological and theological disciplines and we use this non-secular counseling model in our clinical pastoral counseling.
We are not state licensed counselors. Instead we are licensed as clergy and are subject to state Clergy Exemption laws. States are held to strict ethical standards which mandate an individual’s right to be free from religious interference. The state governs secular counselors and we believe the Church is responsible to set standards and govern ministers who devote their lives to the ministry including the ministry of counseling. The N.C.C.A. requires all who are licensed by its Licensing Board of Examiners to be credentialed ministers whose goal is to evangelize, disciple and ease the emotional pain and suffering of humanity. The counseling we provide is strictly religious counseling provided from the Christian perspective. This faith-based therapeutic method helps to identify root causes of problems in order to promote healing, develop wholeness and spur you on in becoming the person God made you to be. We have been using Creation Therapy, in our counseling ministry, since 2002 and it has proven to be extremely successful.