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.
Marion E. Pietz, MS, LMFT, LPC-S, CCDS
Founder, President & Chair, Clinical Director