Counseling Center

The Faith Academy Counseling Center is staffed by 1 full-time & 4-part-time Family Counselors who provide individual, marital and family counseling.  We serve Faith’s students, staff and their families, the wider missions community, and as time and resources allow, the Filipino community as well.  In addition, FA Family Counselors provide consulting services to both school and mission administrators.  Our counseling offices are located on the bottom floor of Lambert Hall with our front door facing the soccer field.


There are no fees for our counseling services.


While we practice an “open-door” policy (provided we are not in-session) and invite folks to drop by, we do want to encourage you to contact us in advance so that we can be sure to reserve a time-slot for you.  In case you drop by to see one of us and we are either in-session or out of the office, PLEASE contact us by text or e-mail (see our contact info below) so that we can be sure to follow up with you!  While most of us FA Family Counselors are part-time at Faith and have other responsibilities elsewhere, we DO want to meet with you!  Contacting us via text or e-mail will help us greatly in alerting us that you want to meet and allowing us to schedule a time-slot that works for both of us.


We also have a 400+ book lending library in our waiting room on a wide range of counseling/missionary-related topics that we invite you to peruse.  To check out a book, just let one of the counselors know which book(s) you are borrowing.


To schedule an appointment, please contact your counselor of choice directly and work out a day/time that will work for both of you.

Our schedules & contact info are as follows:

Rosa Pardue (LPC Intern, supervised by Alyse Thompson, LPC-S, License # 18879 (Texas))

Day at Faith:  Thursdays; available by appointment  NOTE:  Rosa has an Asia-wide role with her mission, so will be traveling internationally at times.
Cell:  0917-857-3015
Office Phone:  651-7100 ext. 358

Mark Ruch

Days at Faith:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM  NOTE: At SIL on Wednesday.
Cell:  0995-791-1829
Office Phone:  651-7100 ext. 359

Jae Hyang Seo (OH) (Korean Family Counselor)

Days at Faith:  Tuesdays & Fridays; available by appointment
Cell:  0999-454-9374
Office Phone:  651-7100 ext. 358

Courtney Dowell (Lay Counselor)

Days at Faith: Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
E-mail: [email protected][email protected]
Cell: 0947-315-8098
Office Phone: 651-7100 ext. 362

Melanie Waddell

Days & hours at FA:  Tuesday & Thursday7:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Office phone:  651-7100 ext. 357
Cell phone:  0977-092-2856