Welcome to the St. James "Family
Counseling Center!" We are so glad that you have taken a major
step in providing you and your family with information and help to
be a healthy family both emotionally and spiritually.
Our services are offered by appointment
for individuals and family sessions. We also offer support group sessions
such as marriage, sexual addictions, substance abuse, etc., which
are scheduled on an ongoing basis. We offer marriage and gender specific
retreats during the course of the year.
Our staff is professionally trained
and is fully committed to helping families stay together and bringing
them together when life's challenges lead down that "bumpy"
We are committed to wellness and wholeness of the family unit; however
we do recognize that some cases may be outside of our expertise, and
we would then recommend other resources for further counsel.
What is St. James Family Counseling
Family Counseling Center (FCC) was founded by a husband and
wife team, Reverends Gerald and Margaret Bailey. The Bailey's compassion
and desire to serve the community and more specifically, families,
was instrumental in opening FCC. Seeing the devastation of high
divorce rates, drug-related crime and HIV/AIDS in our communities
they asked the proverbial question, "what can we do, Lord?"
and thus the St. James FCC, "an anchor of hope". Having
experienced some of these problems in their own families they have
a heart for the work.
Its mission is to provide counseling
assistance to the people of Faith and community at large, regardless
of race, creed or color and financial status.
St. James FCC is a pastoral-counseling
agency in which emotional health is approached by using both psychological
and theological perspectives, individual and group counseling to
facilitate stability and wellness.
FCC's chief aim is to empower
people of God with the truths of their faith, to encourage
them with the reality that they are loved and worthy of abundant
life, and to enlighten them with God's Word and His
promises as a part of their healing process.
To provide pastoral leadership and counseling assistance
to individuals, groups, couples, and families
who are in crisis.
To assist those in need of self-esteem and character
affirmation, and facilitate stability and wellness.
To identify others with HIV/AIDS, alcohol, drug and
sexual addiction problems and support them in
treatment and recovery.