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Ashville Academy of Christian Counseling

A Division of The Center for Everyday Leadership

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Is God calling you to be a Christian Counselor?


The AACC is a CERTIFIED ACADEMIC INSTITUTION in association with the National Christian Counselor’s Association. We are an educational and training organization for Christian Counselors.

The main purpose of the AACC is to provide quality training for pastors and Christians who feel the call of God to counsel.

I invite you to join the AACC, and become a trained, certified, or licensed counselor. Your credentials will open many doors as you continue in the service of our Lord Jesus Christ. Richard R. Eley, Ph.D.

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Benefits Of AACC Training

Counselors From Many Walks Of Life

  • The training adjusts to meet the needs of Christians with different goals, including:

  • Christians who want to be better equipped to minister to those who need counsel

  • Pastors who want to learn how to counsel members of their community who are experiencing problems

  • Christians who want to be credentialed and entered the field of counseling as a profession

  • Professional counselors who want to become APS certified and learn a

  • Biblically based counseling model with proven success.

For You created my inmost being you knit me together. In my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made, your works are wonderful, I know That full well. Psalm 139:13, 14 NIV

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Counseling with Proven Success

The Arno Profile System

The Arno Profile System (A.P.S.) is an easy-to-learn counseling technique that has achieved a success rate of over 90%. Thousands of lay counselors, professional counselors and pastors throughout the United States and in nine foreign countries are currently using the A.P.S. It will help you identify your counselees’ problems faster and more accurately. 

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As a Licensed Christian Counselor you can Qualify to:

  • Train others to counsel Teach
  • Biblically-based human behavior and problem-resolution
  • Start a Christian Counseling Ministry
  • Be Board Certified as a specialist in areas such as:
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Child & Adolescent Therapy
  • Crisis & Abuse Therapy
  • Domestic Violence &Intervention Therapy

Reasons this is your BEST Choice:

  • AACC is open the entire year with no summer delays in your Education.
  • Educate yourself with Temperament Theory and Temperament Therapy.
  • You can complete your Bachelor, Master or Doctoral Degree.
  • Committed to God’s Word as the standard in Counseling.

Equipping Christians to Counsel the Hurting through Long-Distance Education

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