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The mission of Brave Life Pastoral Counseling is to provide holistic, Christ-centered, Spirit-infused counseling to hurt people, empowering healed and restored people to fully grasp their identity as loved children of Father God.
We recognize that counseling is not one-size-fits-all. We tailored our services to reflect that belief.

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It’s the 21st Century so we like to communicate like it is. We have several avenues that you can get a hold of us.

Meet Your Counselors

Derek Ellis (MA, BCCC) is a 2016 graduate of Liberty University with a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling with a specialization in life coaching. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wittenberg University in 2012 and plans to pursue his doctorate in the future. Derek is a Board Certified Christian Counselor through the Board of Christian Professional and Pastoral Counselors, a professional organization associated with the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Derek was ordained as a minister within the Vineyard denomination in 2017. Brave Life Pastoral Counseling operates under the sponsorship and auspices of Vineyard Church of Northridge (Springfield, Ohio).

Contact Details

Phone: 937-365-7257 (call or text)
Address: 4650 Ridgewood Rd E,
Springfield, OH 45503