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We are a tax exempt, non-denominational ministry providing counseling with a Christian perspective.

Mission Statement

The mission of CCSI is to care for individuals with spiritual and emotional needs through Biblical counseling and the life-changing power of Jesus Christ.

637 Philadelphia Street,
Indiana Theater Bldg.
Suite #301
Indiana, PA 15701
(724) 465-5440

Open Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
(We offer evening hours on Mon. and Tues. by appointment only.)

          Ruiess Van Fossen Bravo, Ph.D., Executive Director           Betty McCoy, M.Ed.,Supervisor of Counselors

What do we mean by Christian Counseling?

A Faith Statement

"Christian counseling could be defined as the ministry of one individual seeking to help another individual recognize, understand, and solve his/her own problems in accordance with the Word of God. "...believing that: the Word of God is the final authority; we rely not only on an individual's ability to be responsible, but also on God's enabling power of the Holy Spirit to conquer mankind's problems; and God seeks to redeem the whole individual (physical, emotional, and spiritual.) In conclusion, we believe that the basic need of every individual is to be assured of God's love (agapé) and to be freed to respond to that love, trusting that God will help all those who turn to Jesus Christ."

Frank B. Minirth
Christian Psychiatry

CCSI Board of Directors:

Rev. Cory Braatz, Chairperson
Ron McNutt, Vice Chairperson
Lynda Logue, Secretary
Tom Bush, Treasurer
Lee Franz
Carol Garvin
Ivan Moore
Rev. Bruce Shannon
Dave Watkins
Sarah Pritt
Rev. Richard Motzing
Ruiess Van Fossen Bravo, Executive Director
Betty McCoy,Supervisor of Counselors
Caryl Williams, Coordinator of Volunteers
Susan Potthast, Advertising

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by."
II Corinthians 1: 3 & 4


CCSI offers continuing education workshops for our lay counselors throughout the year. If you would like to receive more information about the workshops, please send us an email at:

"Wherefore comfort yourselves together and edify one another, even as also ye do."

Philippians 1:6

Principles for Christian Counseling

First: Christian counseling accepts the Bible as its authority base.

Second: Christian counseling depends upon the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit and not only upon one's own willpower to be responsible and to conquer problems.

Third: Christian counseling accepts as true that an individual has a basic sinful nature. (Romans 3:23) But all can come to know Christ and have a more powerful Godly component.

Fourth: Christian counseling offers a way to deal with the past as well as the present and provides hope for the future.

Fifth: Christian counseling is based on God's love and grace.

Sixth: Christian counseling is universal and can be applied to all people regardless of genetic, social, educational, or cultural backgrounds. (Matthew 6:37)

Seventh: Christian counseling attempts to deal with the whole person: physical, emotional, and spiritual.

CCSI Needs your Financial Support

Christian Counseling Service of Indiana, Inc. is a tax-exempt non-profit organization that does not receive any federal, state, or county funding. Our clients are asked to make a donation to the Center. However, there are no set fees charged.

If you have a heart for helping others, why not consider CCSI as an organization to receive your financial support so that we may continue the ministry of healing to those in need.

We welcome one time gifts and appreciate pledges of monthly support so that we can plan and budget wisely.

CCSI accepts and welcomes donor support from churches and individuals. We are especially grateful to those churches who support the ministry of CCSI on a monthly basis. If you would like to partner with CCSI please send financial contributions to CCSI. Monthly Profit and Loss Statements are available upon request.