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Financial Assistance

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Recognized Licensing Organizations

Eternal Light Christian Counseling Group (ELCCG) requires each Counseling Member to attain and maintain proper licensure or commissioning.  As part of the ELCCG, the Counseling Member agrees to a preset hourly rate (currently 40% of the going rate for the counselor's education level).  These rates are set and revisited by the Board of Directors on an annual basis.

As a counselee, you receive professional counseling at a great rate with

your counselor's obligation of remaining true to the Christian Faith.

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Applying for Assistance

Applying for financial assistance is easy, and you receive word back within 72 hours.

Ask your counselor, and can apply online through your secure Client Portal.

Up to 90% of the reduced counseling fees could be covered for you!

Approval is dependent on both your need and availability of funds.

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Receiving Your Assistance

Your financial assistance award can cover up to 90% of the ELCCG reduced rate.  Consider your balance to be your copay.

When you get approved, it will be for $<amount>/session covering 6 sessions.  When those sessions have been used, the counselor requests funds for an additional 6 sessions.  After each session, your counselor will collect your copay and submit a "claim" to ELCCS.  Funds are then paid directly to the counselor.

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Recognized Licensing Organizations

The National Christian Counselors Association (NCCA) is a prominent organization that specializes in training and licensing Christian counselors. This organization is distinct for its approach that integrates Christian theology with psychological counseling principles. The NCCA offers a variety of certification and licensure options for individuals who are interested in providing faith-based counseling.

American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC): This organization is known for its rigorous standards and offers certification to pastoral counselors who meet their criteria. The AAPC emphasizes the integration of theological understanding with psychological knowledge.

Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE): ACPE is recognized for providing education and certification in clinical pastoral education, particularly for chaplains and spiritual care providers. They offer training that is particularly relevant in healthcare settings.

The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC): AACC is a large organization that offers resources, conferences, and certification for Christian counselors, which includes pastoral counselors. They focus on integrating Christian principles with counseling practices.

The Association for Clinical Pastoral Therapy (ACPT): This organization provides certification for pastoral therapists, which is a specialized area within pastoral counseling. ACPT emphasizes a combination of theological education and clinical mental health training.

Faith-Based Counselor Training Institute (FBCTI): FBCTI offers training and certification for pastoral and faith-based counselors. Their programs are designed for those who want to integrate faith with counseling practices.

International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC): IABC focuses on providing certification for counselors who adhere to biblical counseling principles. They emphasize the use of scripture in the counseling process.

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