A Note From Our Founder

As a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LPC-S), Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Certified Chemical Dependency Specialist (CCDS) in the state of Texas, I have had the privilege of providing counseling services to numerous Apostolic individuals, couples, pastors and churches since beginning private practice in 1991.

It has always been my desire to provide therapy and teaching to the saints of our churches,conducted in a safe environment. Often times, I found that the secular psychological world did not understand our Biblical doctrines, our precious lifestyle, and, ultimately, blamed saints for their beliefs. It was because of this that the CAC was birthed in my spirit.

The CAC first began as a local entity. However, throughout 2018, the CAC began taking on more shape and form. We met with numerous individuals and UPCI pastors for the purpose of selecting our board members. We also received our Federal and State Tax Exemption and501(c)(3) nonprofit status.

In February of 2019, we met with the Executive and General Board of the UPCI and received their recommendation for full endorsement from the United Pentecostal Church International.

We are excited about the future of the CAC! Through this network of providers, we hope to grow the CAC both nationally and internationally. A network of support, a network of resources, and a network of believers! Together, we hope to support our missionaries (Global and North American), to support our pastors and saints of God through direct counseling methods (including, tele-mental health methods), and to provide seminars, workshops, and conferences for our churches.

Once again, thank you for willing to be part of the CAC. I am here for you.

 

Respectfully,

Marion E. Pietz, MS, LMFT, LPC-S, CCDS

Founder, President & Chair, Clinical Director

Our Purpose

The Center for Apostolic Counseling (CAC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a three-fold purpose:

Purpose #1

To provide counseling & therapeutic services from an Apostolic worldview by State licensed mental health professionals (LPC, LMSW, LCSW, LMFT, etc…).

Purpose #2

To act as a primary support for pastors by providing mental health education, workshops/seminars, and to be a referral source for those who need a place to send their constituents. Also, supporting those pastors who are seeking help for themselves or their families.

Purpose #3

To act as a networking center for all Apostolic, State licensed therapist and mental health professionals by providing resources, education, and connection with others, and to provide resources & referrals across the nation to those in need.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you accept medical insurance?

We have many counselors that do except medical insurance; however, you must contact their offices directly for that information.

What is the typical pricing for sessions?

Fees may vary from counselor to counselor. In some cases, fees are negotiable. Please contact their office directly for information.

Do you provide a sliding scale? Medicare? Medicaid?

Some therapists may provide a sliding scale. Please contact their office directly for information concerning fees.

What's the difference between pastoral counseling and professional counseling?

All CAC counselors are licensed therapists through their state licensing board. All therapists graduated from a state/regional accredited university with a master’s degree or above. The main difference between Pastoral and Professional counseling is that many of our licensed CAC therapists are also Licensed Ministers through the United Pentecostal Church International.

What can I do if there is no counselor in my state?

If there is not a counselor from the CAC in your state, we can refer CAC counselors that are licensed ministers with the United Pentecostal Church International. For more info, please call (833) 484-3222.

When I called the CAC at 833-484-3222, why did I not receive a return phone call?

If you called the CAC phone number and left a voicemail, someone should contact you back within 24-48 hours. However, if no voicemail message was left, there will be no return call.