Counseling Services

   Everyone struggles sometimes.

You are not alone.

No matter what you have been through, what you struggle with, or whatever is holding you back, there is always hope.

We have a unique ability to help you look deep inside yourself to overcome the past and look forward to your future. 

We provide practical tools and techniques that promote healing, growth and change.

We will take you beyond what you see in yourself today and help you see what you can become tomorrow.

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Individual Counseling

Sometimes we take a look at our lives, especially how we are in relationship with others and think we could do better at this. Maybe your life seems too full of confrontations, or drama, or is more lonely that you would like, or relationships don't seem to last......

Maybe there's a part of your current atittude that has become a negative weight, and it's holding you back from a more joyful life?

If you are living your life wishing it were different but you are not sure how to make changes... we can help.

Through honest, raw and authentic conversation we will  create a new road map to help you make the changes you need in order to finally find freedom and joy in your days. You can let go of your fear. We are a safe place. 

We help people who struggle with:



Suicidal Thoughts

Substance Abuse Issues

Healing Trauma

Negative Self-Talk

Emotional/Physical Abuse


Relationship Issues 



Couples Counseling


Marriage is a partnership created together from love, communication, goals and values. 

We are here to help you forge a successful partnership together.

No matter where you are in your relationship, your past does not have to define your future.

We will guide you as individuals and as a couple and give you the tools you need to find the happiness you are looking for in your relationship.

We help couples with:

Stress Management 

Communication Issues

Intimacy Issues 

Reconnecting with Each Other

Forgiving the Past

Parenting Conflicts








We call what we do Pastoral Counseling because we both served as Pastors in a non-denominational church for many years. We have seen the best and worst that life brings.

We are on a mission to help you uncover your greatness and see the beauty and strength that is inside of you. 

We listen. We encourage. We support. We push you to be the best version of yourself.


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Listen to What Our Clients Have to Say...


It has taken me a month or more to start the process of trying to conjure the correct words needed to reflect how outstanding Acadamy Counseling and Mike & Arica are.

I want to preface this by saying that I did not believe in therapy or counseling. I thought it was for the weak-willed. I called Acadamy at a time of true turmoil and thank GOD Arica answered the phone. She immediately put me at ease about my decision to face my own shortcomings and misconceptions about counseling.

Throughout my first 3 sessions, I could tell that I was wrong about the stigma in our culture behind therapy my whole life, and it’s something that I have been not needing, but missing all this time. Arica has a fantastic way of taking the way you think and flipping it on its back and making you realize that it’s ok to need help and that the way you have been perceiving life was not quite what it should be. As a 30 year old male, that was my biggest fear, admitting I needed help and she was able to call it out in me right away.

To Arica directly, you have humbled me. You have taught me life lessons in the short amount of time that we have known each other. You have taught me a new sense of self love and realization that I did not know existed. I truly thank god for putting you in my life everyday. I do not know where I would be if I hadn’t made the choice to call and make an appointment and for that, you have my utmost love and gratitude.

I would ABSOLUTELY 1000% recommend Acadamy Counseling to anyone who has been in therapy before, needs a tune up, or is new to counseling in general. You will walk in and feel like an immediate priority and both Mike and Arica are two of the nicest, most genuine and non-judgmental people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.

Thank you both for everything you have done and I know will continue to do.


I didn’t believe in counseling.  I didn’t believe that talking about problems, especially with a stranger, could solve anything.  I had tried it three times. Once during my first marriage, once because it was mandated by the divorce court, and once when my second wife and I were trying to blend 7 kids into one family.  It didn’t help in any of those times.

But I got our adult kids upset with me, which upset my wife, so I called Arica.  She helped me see my part in it and helped me work towards a solution.  But then I got a cancer diagnosis and that really sent my world spinning. Physically, emotionally and spiritually.   Arica helped me stay positive when things might have gotten very dark.  And together we went on an amazing spiritual journey.  I had been a Christian all my life (I’m 71) but I was religious.  I followed the rules, did the right things, but I was judgmental, and had lots of expectations of others.  She helped me see what being in a relationship with Jesus was like.  How to love him and love others.  It has changed my relationship not only with Jesus but with my wife, my kids, and with the world.

So if you have a problem, or just want someone to talk to, call her.  You might be as amazed as I was about how much it can improve your life.



The sessions have been beyond helpful and validating. Arica is a compassionate, non judgmental listener and provided me with so many tools that have helped navigate life's stressors. I left her office feeling hopeful and renewed. Definitely would recommend Academy Consulting to others.




I have been through over a dozen counselors in my time and Arica is truly amazing at what she does! It’s hard to find one that truly cares about your issues and gives great advice to resolve issues in your life! Very easy going and forward with thoughts and ideas. Truly a blessing to have met her for myself and daughter 👍


Arica seemed as if she actually cared about the process. Not 100% sure yet, but willing to give it a shot. Didn’t feel like a patient. Liked how she wanted to ask tough questions. Liked how she wanted to go deep but was waiting for my reaction. She asked something I’ve told many counselors to do: pick apart my life childhood, yet every counselor I’ve gone to stays away from that. Liked that she said, “I’m not the counselor you come to once a week for three years, because if that’s the case, than I’m not doing my job.” I brought up a couple hard-core subjects wanting to see her reaction: you can almost always spot a fake ‘believer’ miles away, but she didn’t flinch. Glad I came here.


What started as a good friend recommending I go to counseling because of a divorce has evolved to a self improvement journey and becoming happier and more fulfilled as a whole in my personal life.

I have gone to five sessions now with Arica and look forward to many more. I cannot recommend her enough. She has an innate ability to listen, ask guiding questions and help you get down to the root cause of why you feel or act the way you do. She has helped me build out a tool kit to solve my problems, reprogram my mindset and help me to see things the way they actually are. I have never once felt judged. She is very understanding and personal and makes it very easy to open up about what you are facing.

If you are truly looking, not only for a sounding board, but someone who will hold you accountable to do the hard work to improve yourself, your relationships and your mental/emotional wellbeing she is the person you should go to. She has given me many thought provoking and tough “assignments” to look inward at myself, to forgive myself and others and to really make positive changes and improvements.

It took me 31 years to admit to myself that I could use help in reframing how I think and my only regret is that I did not find Arica sooner.

Arica has helped me learn how to love myself, build my individual and professional self confidence and has helped me turn this divorce into a new beginning for me and my life moving forward and I could not be more grateful to be working with her.