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.
All of our counselors are licensed with the National Christian Counselors Association and are ordained ministers.
The Center operates under the umbrella of Above & Beyond Counseling Ministries, Inc., a FL 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, visit our Counseling Academy website.
Interested in Deliverance Ministry Training and Resources, check out our Deliverance Academy.
We derive our name from the Ephesians 3:20 scripture verse. He is able!
All of our counselors have Bachelors, 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 also conduct internet sessions.
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José Barreda is an NCCA-Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor and Professional Clinical Member of the National Christian Counselors Association.
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.
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.
Dane is a Professional Clinical Member of the National Christian Counselors Association and is licensed as a Certified Temperament Counselor.
She earned an MBA, Magna Cum Laude, from South University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Georgia Southern University.
Prior work experience includes franchise ownership in Prime IV Hydration & Wellness, Executive Director at NUC University-Florida Technical College, and Director of Admissions at NUC University and Keiser University.
She has volunteered with Above & Beyond Christian Counseling at our Released to Soar Deliverance Seminars, Lyfe App Ministries, Citrus Point Church, and various Medical Centers and Nursing homes.
Dane’ has the heart to see the Great Commission fulfilled as those in the body of Christ awaken to authentic identities and learn to reject every false identity and idea that restrains them. In her own life and family, the most intimacy with Jesus and the Word and the most progress toward Kingdom building came after deliverance.
Her transition from twenty years of marketplace ministry in higher education leadership to full-time counseling is not a career change but a call Dane’ prepared many years to answer. During this time, God confirmed His plans for her with the Word, through detailed visions and dreams, through provision, and through other believers. Dane’s commitment is to partner with the Spirit of Truth in leading others to a place of peace and clarity to understand His heart and plans for each of their lives.
Shirley earned her Doctorate and Master’s Degrees in Clinical Christian Counseling from Cornerstone University.
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.
Dr. Ibbitson has been in full time Christian counseling and deliverance ministry since 2001. He has a PhD in Clinical Christian Psychology from the Jacksonville Theological Seminary.
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.
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.
Dr. Tanya N. Jones is a United States Air Force Veteran who has served in educating, mentoring, and ministering to youth and young adults for over 25 years. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, NCCA-Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor and Licensed Minister.
Her educational background includes a Ph.D. in Clinical Christian Counseling from Colorado Theological Seminary, a Master of Social Work from Rutgers University, and a Master of Science degree from Troy University in Healthcare Management.
Dr. Jones not only has a passion for deliverance ministry, but she has trained under some of the most prominent and impactful prophetic and deliverance ministries within the United States, with the goal to encourage and strengthen others in overcoming life’s challenges through spiritual freedom.
Dr. Jones is a servant-leader and utilizes her evangelistic call and prophetic gifting to support others in understanding their Christ identity and encourage Believers to press toward their God-given potential, no matter the obstacle.
Dr. Jones is the Founder and CEO of “Who Am I?” Youth Outreach, where she and her anointed leadership team actively support at-risk youth, young adults, and families across all demographic backgrounds, communities, and judicial court systems throughout the island of O’ahu, Hawai’i.
Dr. Law is a Professional Clinical Member of the National Christian Counselor’s Association (NCCA) and a Presidential Member of the American Association of Christian Counseling (AACC). He is an NCCA-Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor and holds Board Certification in Cognitive Therapy and Ethics. He is also a licensed and ordained minister.
Dr. Law earned a Doctorate in Practical Theology from Master’s International University of Divinity.
Previous education includes Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Christian Counseling and a Master’s in Education and Clinical Christian Counseling.
Dr. Law has earned an Advanced Certificate in Biblical Counseling and a Diploma in Biblical Counseling from the American Association of Christian Counseling (AACC).
He has over twenty-three years of experience in education in various areas, including work with special populations, applied behavior analysis, small group/individual counseling, de-escalation, crisis intervention, and a wide range of behavioral training for district staff.
He has extensive training in the deliverance ministry, has functioned as a deliverance seminar prayer intercessor for over ten years, and has fifteen years of laity and volunteer experience in local churches.
Dr. Law is available for selected online evening appointments (EST/EDT).
Jan McKee earned a Masters Degree in Clinical Christian Counseling from Cornerstone University and is an NCCA Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor.
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.
Elizabeth has a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Counseling from Colorado Theological Seminary and is working towards her Master’s degree. She is a Profession Clinical Member of the National Christian Counselors Association and is an Ordained Minister.
Her professional experience includes extensive experience in mental health and wellness and also mentoring people to develop healthy life management skills. In addition, she has been providing spiritual support to individuals, caregivers, and fellow staff members in hospice care, senior care, and home health care.
Fluent in Spanish and English, she is committed and dedicated to attending to the needs of others, the community, and the body of Christ, through His love and compassion. She has served abroad as a volunteer missionary associate in Barcelona Spain and works with The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN).
Phyllis has a PhD in Clinical Christian Counseling from Cornerstone University.
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.