Above & Beyond Christian Counseling focuses on providing excellent Christian counseling and deliverance ministry services. We have offices in Tampa, Clearwater and Brandon, FL. We provide services to clients locally and all over the world via the Internet.
The Center is under the umbrella of Above & Beyond Counseling Ministries, Inc., a 501(c)3 corporation. We were incorporated in 2008.
We are not a church, but a self-supporting center staffed by professional, NCCA-licensed pastoral counselors. What is the financial consideration for our services?
For information on obtaining a Christian Counseling Degree or getting trained in deliverance ministry, please visit our Counseling Academy website.
We derive our name from the Ephesians 3:20 scripture verse. He is able!
All of our counselors have Masters or Doctoral Degrees in Clinical Christian Counseling disciplines and are licensed with the National Christian Counselors Association (NCCA). They have extensive and varied experiences. We have three physical locations for in-office visits and internet sessions as follows:
- Tampa, FL – Phyllis J. Tarbox, Jose D. Barreda, PhD, Jan McKee and Evelyn Benjamin
- Clearwater, FL – Phyllis J. Tarbox, Jan McKee, MA and Evelyn Benjamin
- Brandon, FL – Shirley George, PhD
- Online – All counselors
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He is a Professional Clinical Member of National Christian Counselors Association and is licensed as an “NCCA Clinical Pastoral Counselor-Advanced Certification”. He is also an ordained minister. His educational background also includes an MBA from Stanford University and a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Prior to entering full time ministry he worked as an Associate Pastor in a non-denominational church and also held a variety of engineering and business-related positions in the secular marketplace.
He has met and worked with thousands of clients in one-on-one counseling situations dealing with individual, marriage and family issues.
He also has extensive experience in deliverance ministry and has, along with Phyllis Tarbox, developed resources and conducted seminars that have helped many thousands of people in the US and other countries. Dr. Ibbitson has hosted group deliverance seminars since 2001, leading teams of minsters to help many thousands of attendees to get free from demonic torment.
Due to the administrative demands of the Center and Academy, Dr. Ibbitson’s is unable to take on counseling clients.
He is also an educator and supervises Christian Counseling students enrolled in the Academy’s degree programs. Dr. Ibbitson was a lecturer at Christian Family Church Institute (CFCI) Bible College in Tampa, FL where he taught on deliverance ministry and pastoral counseling.
She is a Professional Clinical Member of the National Christian Counselors Association and is licensed as an “NCCA Clinical Pastoral Counselor”. She is also an ordained minister. Prior to securing her PhD, Phyllis earned a Masters in Clinical Christian Counseling from Cornerstone University.
Phyllis has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Florida and before entering fulltime counseling ministry she worked for a large insurance company in the private sector. Phyllis works with individuals and couples in the realm of Christian counseling and also deals with families and children extensively.
She is very active in deliverance ministry with adults also and has helped prepare deliverance ministry training resources for students. She has also developed and implemented a special program for ministering deliverance to children.
Dr. Tarbox was also a lecturer at Christian Family Church Institute (CFCI) Bible College in Tampa, FL where she taught the deliverance ministry course.
She is a Professional Clinical Member of the National Christian Counselors Association and is licensed as an “NCCA Clinical Pastoral Counselor-Advanced Certification”. She is also an ordained minister under Above & Beyond Counseling Ministries.
Shirley graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing and worked as a Registered Nurse in Philadelphia PA. She has extensive experience in both the Intensive Care Unit and also in the Mental Health unit in which she was able to help many patients to restore their relationship with Lord Jesus.
In 2002, she moved to Tampa, FL and earned a Real Estate Broker’s License. She served the community by helping clients find and buy their dream homes.
Currently, she counsels and ministers in deliverance with individuals and couples out of our Brandon, FL office and over the Internet.
He earned his MA and Doctoral Degrees in Clinical Christian Counseling from Cornerstone University and had an extensive career in full-time Christian ministry since 1974. In addition to his counseling services at Above & Beyond, José oversees Educator’s Professional Network Inc, an outreach to the public and private school systems.
EPN Inc focuses on bringing Christian teachers, administrators, and support staff together to develop ‘Caring Communities’ by bringing them together to encourage each other to demonstrate the Christian Faith as relevant and relational.
He has worked with faith-based clubs in the schools such as Youth for Christ (YFC), Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and other faith-based organizations.
José has been married to Marla since 1973. They have four children and reside in Tampa, Florida.
Jan provides counseling/deliverance ministry services in the Tampa office and via the internet.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Relations from James Madison University. She married her high school sweetheart and has two grown children. Her husband Gene served twenty three years as an Active Duty Air Force Pilot and Jan has a heart for families in stressful situations and demanding life circumstances.
She helped launch a Freedom Ministry at Grace Family Church, Tampa Florida. Seeing lives transformed brought Jan to the realization that God was calling her to counseling and deliverance ministry.
She attended a “Released to Soar” Deliverance Seminar with Above and Beyond, and she learned how effective deliverance ministry and counseling can be provided beyond church walls out in the marketplace.
Jan has worked with Oasis Pregnancy Center in Land O Lakes, FL helping women heal from the pain and regret of past abortion. She has also worked as a Life Coach to help people move into their God-given destiny.
Most recently, she has been on staff with a church plant in Richmond serving as Director for Guest Services and Pastoral Care. But her greatest passion is to help people live free, walk fully in their identity in Christ, and experience the abundant life God intends.
Evelyn holds a Bachelor’s in Ministry from Christian Family Church International Bible Institute. She is also a Certified Temperament Counselor with the National Christian Counselors Association and is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Clinical Christian Counseling through Above & Beyond Counseling Academy. She also attended Rutgers University in Camden, NJ, where she studied Psychology and minored in Physical Therapy.
Evelyn provides client services in the Tampa and Clearwater offices and via the internet. She also can minister to Spanish speaking clients. Before entering full-time ministry, Evelyn was a licensed stockbroker for a large brokerage firm in Tampa, FL.
She began her ministry experience as a volunteer feeding and praying deliverance in homeless communities in the Tampa Bay Area. Evelyn served in full-time ministry as an Assistant Dean and Registrar of Christian Family Church International Bible College. She is currently a lecturer at Christian Family Church International Bible College in Tampa FL, where she teaches deliverance ministry and pastoral counseling courses.
Evelyn and her husband Michael are ordained ministers under The Network of Ministries International. They have been serving in ministry for over 20 years. They have three children and a grandson. Evelyn and her family attend Harborside Christian Church, where they have served as marriage small group leaders.
Evelyn has a passion for ministering to couples, single parents and abused women. Her greatest desire is to see people reconnect to their full identity in Christ and walk victoriously.
He earned his MA in Clinical Christian Counseling from Jacksonville Theological Seminary and his Doctorate Degree in Clinical Christian Psychology from Cornerstone University.
Michael has had extensive education in marriage and family therapy for over two decades and has conducted numerous lectures, and seminars in couples retreats in Virginia, Kentucky, and Oklahoma.
He is a licensed ordinated minister who has counseled couples and performed multiple marriage ceremonies. He served as youth pastor at Union Grove Church and a youth coordinator for life Christian Church in Oklahoma City during the early ’80s.
In addition to his counseling services at Above & Beyond Christian Counseling, he partnered with G.A.P. Church in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, to initiate and oversee a Group recovery program called “Wounded Hearts.”
“Wounded Hearts” provides counseling and deliverance services to those dealing with the pain of divorce.Michael recently married the love of his life, Cindy, in October of 2020. Their favorite pastime is spending time with their kids and their three beautiful grandchildren at home in Jenks, Oklahoma.