Who we are....
The Center For Christian Counseling is a non-denominational organization dedicated to serving Jesus Christ by serving the commuinty. The Center has been located in Valparaiso since 1984. The founders, Elsie Norem and Mary Ann Carter believe that counseling which addresses the spiritual, as well as the psychological part of our being, enables a person to establish their own God-given identity. Christian counseling encourages the freedom to fully love God, ourselves, and others. The Center's approach emphasizes reality as defined by Holy Scripture; a commitment to change; and a vital relationship to Christ as Saviour and Lord. Rather than a problem-oriented emphasis, the Center promotes hope in God-centered solutions. A solution-oriented attitude helps each client develop responsibility for their own actions, feelings, and thoughts.
Mary Ann Carter, PhD, uses a variety of techniques in helping individuals achieve maturity in their social, vocational, and family relationships. Each person is approached as a unique individual with unique problems in an atmosphere of complete confidentiality.
Services offered by the Center For Christian Counseling include:
Family Therapy & Marriage Counseling
Coping practically and creatively, with Grief, Depression, Trauma, and Abuse
Mary Ann Carter, Ph.D. received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1980 from Valpariaso University. She received her Masters Degree in May, 1990 from Valparaiso University. In 1995, Mary Ann received her PhD from Union Institute and University in Psychology. She also taught at Portage Christian School in 1981. She has worked with her associate, Elise Norem, PhD, now retired, as full-time therapist since 1984.