Intensive Out-Patient Services: Pastoral/Missionary

Life Counseling Center is now introducing an inexpensive trans-denominational ministerial Christian counseling program in the form of an IOP (Intensive Out Patient).

Because of the many challenges, pressures and personal issues that pastors and missionaries face in the ministry today, Life Counseling Center has developed a specialized and very unique ministerial counseling program that is specifically designed to help both the pastor/missionary as well as their wives.

Our Intensive three-day Out Patient Mental Health Treatment Program is more intensive than traditional periodic counseling therapy and is designed to achieve short-term stabilization and resolution of immediate problem areas. The patient and their spouse are offered services by a team of Christian mental health professionals that are experienced and trained specifically in counseling pastors and missionaries. What further makes this program remarkably effective as well as unparalleled is the fact that all therapists that will be involved in an IOP have either present or former pastoral experience aside from their professional clinical training. This obviously is a huge plus in terms of personal and experiential empathy!

Who Qualifies for an IOP?

Life Counseling Center's (IOP) is designed specifically for Pastors/Youth Pastors, Missionaries and their wives that are experiencing difficulty in their ministry, marriage or personal lives. Areas that ministers have struggled in and are covered in an IOP are:

  1. Marriage Counseling
  2. Depression/Anxiety
  3. ADD/ADHD
  4. Bipolar Disorder
  5. Sexual Addiction
  6. Financial Struggles
  7. Pastoral/Missionary Burnout
  8. Isolation
  9. Approval Addiction
  10. Self Worth & Confidence
  11. Trauma
  12. Family of Origin Issues
  13. Infidelity
  14. Anger
  15. Anger/Stress Management
  16. Boundaries
  17. Spiritual Apathy
What is the cost of an IOP?

Attending an IOP at Life Counseling Center will cost a fraction of the price of a traditional IPO! Life Counseling Center specifically does all that it can to keep the cost of needed counseling to an absolute minimum! Understanding the financial pressures placed upon ministry, Fred Antonelli, Ph.D., LPC, a former Sr. pastor of 23 years and founder/director of Life Counseling Center, has made it a point throughout the years to do all that he can to reduce the high cost of needed counseling for pastors, missionaries and their wives.

Please call us at 888-581-LIFE (5433) for a more detailed description of our low prices.

IOP Location

Life Counseling Center's main administrative office (where the IOP's are held) is located in the colonial town of Easton on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay of the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Easton, Maryland, "the 8th Best Small Town in America" is an arts and cultural center with a population of over 14,000. The town access to large metropolitan areas like Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington DC. Easton is only 62 miles (and a very easy drive) from the Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI).

For more information on Life Counseling Center's unique Pastoral/Missionary IOP, please contact us on our toll free number and a representative will be happy to assist you.

Read about our other Intensive Out-Patient Service: Sexual Addiction