Recognizing the need for skilled counselors integrating their Christian faith. A mission to equip competent therapists while providing accessible counseling.
A word from Dr. Frigaard and an appeal for help:
With my extensive experience as a Christian counselor, professor, and therapist, I’ve recognized a significant need for highly skilled Christian counselors who can integrate their faith into clinical practice. It’s disheartening to witness aspiring Christian counselors struggle to find practicum sites that align with their Christian beliefs and offer quality clinical training. This scarcity calls for a solution.
As a Christian and seasoned therapist with a background in education and leadership, I feel a divine calling to provide top-notch clinical training infused with Christ’s wisdom. We aim to equip Christian therapists who aspire to “bind up the brokenhearted, proclaim freedom for the captives, and release from darkness for the prisoners” (Isaiah 61:1). Arizona, in particular, is in dire need of competent clinical skills intertwined with Christ’s healing.
I represent Freedom Christian Counseling Services (FCCS), whose mission is to offer training, educational services, and internships for Christian counselors and student interns. Our goal is to prepare them to deliver high-quality, clinically and biblically sound mental health care. We also aspire to support those in need of stellar Christian counseling who may lack financial means.
To realize this mission, we’re preparing for the 2024 practicum season, commencing in January 2024. We’re currently interviewing potential interns However, we require start-up funding for training, supervisor salaries, intern stipends, office furnishings, expanded rental space, and related overhead.
We kindly request your support to continue to bolster our internship program. Your support is crucial in launching this endeavor, and we’ll keep you updated on our progress. Please donate below if you’re willing to support our cause.