Peninsula Pastoral Counseling Center (PPCC) was founded in the spring of 1973 as a nonprofit corporation by a group of clergy and laity on the Peninsula. From its beginnings, PPCC has been committed to serve all who can benefit regardless of religious beliefs or ability to pay. PPCC seeks to serve our clients by providing “professional counseling and consultation in a faith context.”
For PPCC, “faith context” means that we are sensitive to spiritual issues, and we understand that the faith of our clients offers a resource to healing and wellness. We respect people’s individuality, including their spiritual or religious beliefs. If a client desires to frame the conversation in faith terms, then the counselor has the training and the skills to respond in ways that are both therapeutic and respectful.
PPCC is accredited by the Samaritan Institute and is one of 425 Samaritan Centers in the United States, as well as the only one in Virginia. As a Samaritan Center, PPCC affirms a belief in the close relationship and balance of mind, body, spirit, and community. PPCC is committed to a team approach to counseling integrating the psychological, medical, and theological disciplines.
All of our therapists are licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia as Marriage & Family Therapists, Professional Counselors, and/or Clinical Social Workers. PPCC's resident and interns are in the process of licensure. Eight members of our counseling staff are ordained.
PPCC accepts Aetna, Anthem (Blue Cross/Blue Shield), Military One Source (Active Duty Military, and their family members), Cigna, Optima, TRICARE (military members – active duty and retired – and their family members), United Healthcare, and Value Options.