Conveying the Truth of Christ that all may experience Freedom in Christ.
We seek to provide confidential and godly soul-care, insight, and direction for individuals, marriages and families through one-on-one sessions, the use of support groups, appropriate referrals, and the use of other complementary materials and assignments in both preventive and crisis-intervention approaches.
How Do I Get Things Started?
As a priority, counseling services are for those who are actively connected to Central Church. Then, as possible, we extend counseling services to those outside of Central. Our counseling groups and classes are always open to anyone. Please email Dr. Bellican directly. If emailing is not possible call 901.255.8115 and leave a message (we’ll get back to you in a timely way).
Dr. Bill Bellican
Bill holds the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) in Formational Counseling through Ashland Theological Seminary, an M.A. in Counseling via Harding School of Theology, and a B.A. (Psychology) from the University of Memphis. He is also a licensed minister, and he is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #576) approved by the State of Tennessee. Additionally, Bill is credentialed as a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor (BCPCC) by the Board of Christian Professional & Pastoral Counselors (BCPPC) and the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC).
He has completed the Focus-On-The-Family Counseling Enrichment Program, certification to administer the Prepare/Enrich marriage and parenting profiles, instructor training for teaching marriage communication skills through PREP (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program), and has received advanced training in Theophostic Prayer Ministry and Formational Prayer both of which focus on Spirit-led, inner healing prayer. Bill is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), American Counseling Association (ACA), International Association for Theophostic Ministry (IATM), National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (N.A.R.T.H.), and the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF).
Bill and his wife, Susan, have three grown daughters and are blessed to be active grandparents.
Families & Children
Angela brings to counseling a heart for Christ and for those who need someone to come alongside with support and guidance under the direction of the Holy Spirit. Angela completed her Master of Arts in Counseling at Harding School of Theology (HST). Prior to attending HST, she graduated with honors from Freed-Hardeman with a double major in social work and Bible.
Angela and her husband have fostered 6 children, adopting the last three. Ministering to children and families has been a life-long interest of this couple. To that end, Angela has also been a children’s teacher for several years with Community Bible Study, a non-denominational group that attempts to make Bible study available in communities throughout the world.
Recently, Angela successfully completed a counseling internship at Compass Intervention Center — a residential center for troubled adolescents. Additionally, she is certified to administer the Prepare/Enrich marriage and parenting profiles and is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors [AACC].
Families & Marriages
Linda serves as a counselor at Central who manifests passion for instilling hope into hurting families and marriages. Linda received her undergraduate degree from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Grace College and Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana. Linda is certified to administer the Prepare/Enrich marriage and parenting profiles and is a member of American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) American Counseling Association (ACA), and the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). Linda comes to Central with a background in social work, child welfare and addictions counseling. Prior to coming to Central, Linda worked as an addictions counselor at Wilder Youth Development Center where she directly worked with the juvenile offenders program.
Linda and her husband Mark have been married for 26 years and have five children ranging from high school to grown.
American Association of Christian Counselors: find a counselor
American Association of Christian Counselors: books and resources
Battle Plan Ministry: Finding Sexual Freedom in Christ
Biblical Counseling Coalition: books and articles
Celebrate Recovery (NATIONAL WEBSITE)
Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation: books and resources
Couple Checkup: to assess the “good and bad” of your relationship.
DISC Personality Assessment: Discover Your Behavioral Profile
Empowering Kids: a time-limited, small group curricula designed to help children develop healthy decision-making.
Focus on the Family: books and articles
Growing Seasons: a time-limited, small group curricula designed to help children (ages 4 – 12) heal from divorce, the death of a loved one, and other losses.
Henry Cloud/John Townsend: Video Advice
Living Free: Daily online devotional
The Five Love Languages: Discover Your Love Language
The Front Porch: Anxiety and Depression resources
Dr. Bellican’s Twitter Account: Encouraging tweets with a spiritual/counseling related content