Not Your Average Counseling
Brave Life Pastoral Counseling is a Christian counseling practice located in downtown Springfield, Ohio. We exist to provide holistic, Christ-centered, Spirit-infused counseling in order to promote spiritual and emotional wellness, to cultivate identities as sons and daughters of Papa God, and to empower people to live as “ministers of reconciliation” (2 Corinthians 5:18).
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 currently serves as the counseling pastor at Champion City Church as well as the member of the staff teaching team. Derek was ordained as a minister within the Vineyard denomination in 2017. Brave Life Pastoral Counseling operates under the sponsorship and auspices of the elders of Champion City Church.