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Serving and Honoring 10 Years


Dr. Rickey A. Nation, Ph.D.


Ordained Minister
Ph.D. Christian Psychology
NCCA, Christian Counselor
NCCA, Pastoral Counselor
NCCA, Temperament Counselor
NCCA, Board Certified Sexual Therapy

Board Certified Clinical Supervisor through the National Board of Christian Clinical Therapists

Dr. Nation has extensive training
through Bethany Divinity College and Seminary in the following:

Biblical Marriage & Family Counseling
Biblical Reality Counseling
Biblical Depression Counseling
Biblical Crisis Counseling

Dr. Nation received training in Biblical Counseling as part of his seminary education and is licensed by the Church
to the Gospel Ministry. He has been counseling families and individuals
since 1991.


Dr. Nation worked in restaurant management, sales and marketing for a total of 7 years. He also began three different youth ministries in several schools. This experience enabled him to begin Abundant Life Christian Counseling Services and write this one of a kind course.

Bethany Divinity College and Seminary

Satasota Academy Christian Counseling

National Board of Christian Clinical Therspists (Supervisor)

APS Certified

Nominated Outstanding Young American

Nominated Who's Who In Business

NCCA, Professional Clinical Member

NCCA, License # NA72655

Nominated Biltmore's Who's Who 2010

2011 Temperament Award Recepient


Start with confidence, reliability, and trust and continue with God's working in your life as never before!

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Abundant Life Christian Counselling Services has opportunities available for counselors who are in training or already degreed, to work side-by-side with acounselor at Abundant Life Christian Counseling Services & Training Center. In this rare opportunity, you will learn the right method for helping people from the first session to completion. You will become familiar with how to begin a counseling ministry in your home, church, or office. The first hand knowledge and experience of seeing a counseling center operate on a daily basis is invaluable. There are many forms to use in a counseling ministry. You will be shown what forms to use and given an opportunity to purchase a Fast Forms CD.

The Basic Apprenticeship will consist of six (6) hours of training. The Advanced Program will contain 30 hours of practicum/apprenticeship. A discussion of fees and how to charge in your ministry will, also, be covered.

Other topics to include:


  • How to advertise for free
  • Becoming effective as a counselor
  • Networking with pastors (a networking referral service packet is available to purchase)
  • Legal issues
  • An opportunity to purchase a copy of How to Begin a Counseling Ministry and Take it Higher as well as the accompanying DVD, How To Begin a Counseling Ministry in Your Home, Church, or Office.



We take applicants on a first come, first serve basis. A certificate will be issued upon completion of Basic and/or Advanced Apprenticeship. Graduates can use A.L.C.C.S. as a referral in obtaining employment as a Christian Counselor. For more information, please call 865.435.5706, or e-mail us at abundantlife3@comcast.net.