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About Pastoral Counseling Center  (Now IIOCC)

Certified Academic InstitutionPastoral Counseling Center "PCC" was founded in 2001 with the mission of training those called to the Ministry Christian Counseling.  Academic programs are offered that will assist the student in obtaining certification and religious licensure from the NCCA as well as Christian academic degrees from a number of supporting universities and seminaries

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About IIOCC International Institute of Christian Counseling

In order to more accurately reflect the growing scope and expanding mission of Pastoral Counseling Center, the name is being changed to "International Institute of Christian Counseling LLC " (IIOCC)

 PCC awarded NCCA  
Center of the Year Three Years Running!

NCCA Certified Academic InstitutionAt the annual conference of the National Christian Counselors Association, it was announced that the Pastoral Counseling Center was recognized as the Certified Academic Institution of the Year for the years 2010, 2011 and 2012. PCC is awed and humbled by such recognition and praises the Lord for His manifold blessing. As always, the mission of PCC is to train, edify and equip the saints. It is an honor to serve you as you seek to bless others.  In 2013 the International Institute of Christian Counseling was changed to a "Certified Academic College" and is no longer eligible for this reward.

Pastoral Counseling Center / International Institute of Christian Counseling is a Certified Academic College of the National Christian Counselors Association.  Credits earned at the Pastoral Counseling Center are transferred directly to the NCCA without any additional charge.  The NCCA issues various certifications and authorizations, and will transfer your credits to the associated universities for the purpose of awarding your degree.

Our Dedicated, Experienced Christian Staff

The International Institute of Christian Counseling has been developed on a strong foundation that includes the Lord, the Christian Church, the NCCA, and a staff completely committed to the mission.  Meet our staff of Christian ministers dedicated to helping you answer the call of the Lord on your life.

Maureen E. Young, PhD. Director, Lead Supervisor

Dr. Maureen YoungDr. Young has a rich background helping people. She earned her BSW in social work from the University of South Florida and a Masters Degree in Public Health (MPH) specializing in Maternal and Child Health.  She holds a PhD in Clinical Christian Psychology and Counseling.

She completed the required courses to become a Master of Public Health and practiced in the secular counseling community for many years, however she currently practices solely as a Christian counselor.  She has worked in the areas of crisis counseling, rape crisis counseling, child abuse prevention, domestic violence, co-dependency and adoption as well as teen and crisis pregnancy, abortion recovery, eating disorders, and grief counseling over a span of 30 years. 

She has been a NBCCT board certified clinical supervisor since 1998, training students to become professional Christian Counselors for the NCCA.  In 2008 the ministry was expanded to the Internet to increase the reach to those in a broader geographical area.

Dr. Young is also an active member of the American Association Christian Counselors and also certified by the International Board of Christian Counselors. She often uses this resource for continuing education.

Ordained as a Minister of Counseling by the National Conservative Christian Church, Dr. Young holds herself to accountable to this oversight body as well as the NCCA, her church, and the Lord.

She has extensive experience in individual, couples and group therapy.  After working in various organizations and private practice as well as being on staff at Family Care Counseling Center, her current calling is to "equip the saints" for the work of Christian Counseling. 

Discovering the NCCA and its program for educating professionals, Dr. Young first became licensed to administer Temperament Analysis Profiles (the former name of the APS) while in private practice at the Family Counseling Center in Bradenton, Florida.  Impressed with the quality and usefulness of this tool, she looked further into the NCCA and decided to advance her education to include a PhD.   Dr. Young finds equipping others to carry on the task is a highly gratifying way of putting her extensive experience to work. She is ready to help you become everything God has planned for you in the world of Christian Counseling.

Rev C. Roger Young, Admissions - Operations - Supervision

"Rev Roger",  our Manager and Registrar, has been a "born-again" Christian since 1980.  Praise the Lord!  

Roger comes to the International Institute of Christian Counseling with a BS degree in Anthropology from Georgia State University and and an MBA in Marketing from the University of South Florida. He was invited to membership by the honor societies Beta Gamma Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi.

After a successful career in the personal computer industry, including the foundation of one INC 500 company, Rev. Young teamed with his precious wife in the Ministry of Christian Counseling.

Roger is ordained by the United Christian Family Ministries. He is also an SACC Certified Temperament Counselor. He is completing an NCCA PhD program.  Rev. Young  functions as the General Manager, Registrar and Supervisor. His particular calling is to help with the business, financial, and marketing aspects of Christian counseling for both students and the center.  He has been known to write websites for students.

Rev Dr Kimberly A Sanderson

Kimberly SandersonKimberly A Sanderson was born in San Francisco, California. She was raised in the bay area and currently lives in Goose Creek, SC. She is married to Gerald Sanderson. As a military wife she traveled from stations between California and Japan with the last base in South Carolina. Through her travels she was a contributor to education as a co-teacher in the Department of Defense School systems, volunteer organizations, local churches, non-profit organizations and She created employment and training opportunities for those stationed over seas through private business, Red Cross, and Department of Defense School System which enriched the community as a whole. She has over eighteen years of experience working with children and adolescence of all ages to include development of education and religious programs with curriculum, room design, safety, plays, and activities that were age appropriate with over site and training of volunteers of all ages. She was ordained as a minister of the gospel in her current church where she has ministered to children, teens, women, and the body through teaching, bible studies, curriculum design, preaching, and outreach ministry. She is currently the Associate Minister at Healing Waters Church, a recent graduate from Pastoral Counseling Center with advance certification in Crisis and Abuse Therapy, Integrated Family and Marriage Counseling, and Child and Adolescent Therapy. She finished her PhD in Christian Counseling and Psychology from Cornerstone University. She also holds a Bachelors and MBA in Management from American Intercontinental University.

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