After 25 years of being a pastor, in June of 1991, Carl Spence began Spence Counseling Center. Not long after, his case load quickly grew from two days a week to full time, and soon he had a waiting list. It was always Carl’s passion to see that people find hope and healing through excellent Christian therapy which integrates Biblical principles in the counseling process.
In 1999, his son Charles, moved back from Portland, Oregon where he received his Master’s in Counseling, and began working at Spence Counseling Center full time.
After this expansion, Spence Counseling Center began group therapy for domestic violence offenders and anger management. A year later, counseling was made available to individuals and their families who struggled with gambling addiction. Over the following years, the number of therapists working with hurting people has increased which means our ability to help more people and reach more populations has also increased. Currently, Spence Counseling Center has 15 Christian therapists allowing us to serve more populations with a wider variety of issues. However, through all the changes in all the years, our mission has remained the same: bringing help, healing, and freedom to the hurting, wounded, and lonely people of this world.
As Spence Counseling Center moves forward into the future, our dedication to our mission remains the same as does our commitment to Christ-centered integrative therapy.