MISSION Wise County Christian Counseling is a ministry offering counseling services to families in and around the Wise County, TX area. These services are offered on a sliding scale basis to those who may not otherwise be able to afford them. WiseCCC is open to provide marital and premarital counseling, parenting/family counseling, divorce, recovery, grief support, individual counseling for depression, health crisis, relationship issues, and self-esteem. We also offer crisis counseling for pregnant teens. Community classes addressing emotional health and spiritual growth are also part of this ministry.
Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
HISTORY Beverly Ross received a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Stephen F. Austin State University, and was a professional educator for twelve years. During that time she became a certified Practical Parenting presenter. In 2001, she received a Master's degree from Amberton University in Counseling. Shortly thereafter she became a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. As a part of a ministry in North Dallas and Grapevine, her caseload began to reflect a need for a counselor in Decatur. WiseCCC opened its doors on June 1, 2006, as part of the Tommy Maddox Foundation. By July 1, 2007, WiseCCC had received 501c3 non-profit status on its own.
STATISTICS Since July 1, 2007, Beverly has been blessed to serve and minister to over 2000 different family units in Wise County, representing 3500 children. Client fees average $40 per session, with 36 clients being seen at no cost. Referrals come from churches, doctors, nurses, rehabilitation clinics, schools, probation offices, Wise County Domestic Task Force, Wise Choices Pregnancy Resource Center, CPS and former clients. Also, there are several local employers that encourage their employees to take advantage of these services as needs arise. Clients are encouraged to pay on a sliding scale from $0-$100. The suggested fee is that for every $10,000 the client's household brings home a year, the client is asked to pay $10 a session, up to $100. (EX: If a client makes $50,000, they are encouraged to pay $50 a session.) Services are never refused because of finances.