Intake Session is a $50.00 suggested contribution. It is the first interview session with a Christian Counselor. It provides an opportunity to assess your situation, share referrals to other counselors/pastors/therapists/coaches, or discern if you as a client want to move forward with Impact Family Christian Counseling. All donations are tax-deductible (See Tax Exempt Certificate).
Since we operate strictly as a Christian Bible-based Counseling Network, free from secular licensing regulations and philosophies we do not take insurance, but suggested donations from our clients and private contributions from donors who graciously help subsidize our overhead.
Counselors have different suggested contribution rates. If you are experiencing economic hardship, please fill out a Counseling Scholarship Request to see how we can assist you. Thank you!
Jack Hakimian has a Bachelor of Arts (B.A). in Pastoral Ministry/Biblical Studies from Life Pacific College and Master of Arts (M.A.) Cross-Cultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is certified to teach and counsel from the Bible by the Evangelical Training Association. As the founder of Impact Family Inc. with his wife Jhael, he has a passion to see individuals and families walk closely with God and experience His power in their daily lives. He believes as people discover their identity in Christ and rely upon the Holy Spirit things begin to change. He helps business and non-profit leaders strategize and develop their organizations with ongoing coaching and software tools. Watch his testimony on how Jesus Christ saved him from gangs and drugs that were aired internationally on 700 Club and American Bible Society. Follow his blog at www.jackhakimian.com
Jhael Hakimian completed courses in Biblical Studies from Life Pacific College and Worship Arts/Music from Azusa Pacific University. She received a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Exceptional Student Education from Miami Dade College. She specializes in working with children and parents with exceptionalities that affect the way they process and access the curriculum, this includes students with disabilities, emotional behaviorally disturbed, children on the spectrum, intellectual and physical disabilities and other special giftings. Her certification includes ESE, TSOL, and Reading Endorsement. She has the heart to help children achieve educational and behavioral success, parents navigate their educational choices and for women/mothers grow in their relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Learn more about her at www.jhael.com.
A dynamic speaker and passionate community advocate, Kevin Gibson Jr. is an emerging leader in his field. Born and raised in Monroe, North Carolina, Kevin’s desire to positively impact others led him to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Fayetteville State University and a Master’s in Counseling with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from Barry University. Now a practicing clinical therapist, Kevin’s vision of fostering change by challenging the status quo has resulted in a unique presentation style that is thought-provoking and humorous, yet empowering.
Brandon Giostra is a therapist who has a passion for working with those who struggle with drug and alcohol abuse. He developed this passion from his own experience with addiction and recovery, and then followed God’s calling to earn a Master’s Degree in Social Work from FAU.
He is now a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and has worked in the field of substance abuse for over 5 years, including detox, residential, and outpatient treatment. Before Brandon began his career as a therapist, he worked as a youth ministry director for 7 years and enjoys walking alongside others and encouraging them on their journey to (re)connect with Christ. He was born and raised in Miami, Florida, loves golf and fishing, and is an avid fan of all Miami sports teams.
Raised in Miami, Florida, Carlo has been involved in different ministries since 2001. He enjoys preaching the Gospel, evangelizing, and serving in outreach ministries.’ His goal is to reach the community with the Good News of Jesus Christ. With over nineteen years of combined Pastor, Associate Pastor, Youth Pastor, Chaplain, and Counseling experience, he has been ordained to minister to youth, adults, couples, and families the Word of God that will change their lives forever. His vision is to share the message of hope and faith through innovative and unique ministry discipleship and outreach, to enable people to be transformed by Jesus.
Born in Cuba, Yilians has been involved in different ministries since 2005. She enjoys reading the Word of God, counseling, praying, and serving as a prayer intercessor in outreach ministries. Her life is dedicated to living by example and encouraging women to live abundant lives in Christ. Her goal and vision is to show women that their first ministry is their marriage.She is passionate about seeing people come to know Jesus and experience life change through Him. She has been happily married for over 14 years, and you will often see her husband, Carlo, serving by her side.
Born in Washington DC, raised in Miami, Florida, is a licensed and ordained minister since 2011. He holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Christian Ministry with a minor in Christian Counseling from the University of Fort Lauderdale, Master of Arts (M.A.) in Pastoral Counseling: Marriage & Family Counseling from Liberty University, and currently working on a Master of Divinity from Liberty University. His passion is for helping people find hope through the power of the Holy Spirit in their relationships. Experience healing and reconciliation. Establish healthy relationships. Personal and spiritual growth. He also enjoys teaching the Word of God.
Jimmy Pertil has a Masters of Science (M.S.) in Biomedical Science from Barry University and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology from Florida International University. He works in partnership with FIU medical services to provide support to low-income and immigrant families concerning health-care and economic challenges. He actively mentors young men helping them discover their career path and mission from God.