Positive Help, Now!

Kanawha Pastoral Counseling Center (KPCC) is here to help you have a better relationship with yourself and others. We do this by offering counseling and education events at an affordable cost with a sensitivity to the spiritual aspects of life.


KPCC is private, non-profit counseling center incorporated in the state of West Virginia.

  • “Pastoral” means peaceful, accepting, simple, ministry
  • “Counseling” mean support, guidance, healing, help
  • “Center” means a starting point, a gathering place

KPCC is an accredited, faith-sensitive, counseling center. We practice a ministry of acceptance. We start with people where they are and help them get to where they want to be. We were founded in 1971 and have offices throughout South Central West Virginia.

Our staff, our board and our clients come from all religious, and faith backgrounds, including “none.”

What binds us together
is a belief in the healing power
of acceptance and love.
We help people have better relationships
with themselves and with others.

Founded in 1971, KPCC is an interfaith, not-for profit counseling and educational institute, and one of the oldest and leading pastoral counseling centers in the nation. Roughly half of the KPCC counselors are ministers, representing a variety of denominations, who have theological degrees in addition to mental health degrees. All are licensed in the state of West Virginia. Some are certified as pastoral counselors by the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, some are certified Christian Counselors by the American Association of Christian Counselors.

All KPCC counselors are licensed and accredited, and known for being open, positive, available, accepting and helpful. Our counselors have a unique sensitivity to the dynamics of behavior and faith, and base their counseling on:

  • a belief that healing involves questions of meaning and value as well as symptom relief;
  • a belief that a caring relationship is basic to healing;
  • a belief in the inherent human need for personal and relational wholeness.

KPCC counselors work in conjunction with medical, psychological and psychiatric consultants. Referrals are made to other professionals when appropriate. KPCC services are available in a number of locations throughout the Greater Kanawha Valley of WV. KPCC serves approximately 1,000 people every year.

KPCC Serves

KPCC serves persons of all ages, races, beliefs, cultural and religious backgrounds.  We provide counseling services to individuals, couples, families, children and groups.  Our principal goals are to help our clients:

Our Mission

KPCC is a non-profit organization first chartered in 1970.  Our Board of Directors is independent, broad based and represents a variety of constituencies within the community.

KPCC’s Mission: To provide professional counseling at an affordable cost in the context of a spiritual understanding of life and to provide training opportunities for clergy and other professionals in the art and science of pastoral counseling.

Convenient Counseling Locations

First Presbyterian Church, KPCC Main Office
16 Leon Sullivan Way, Suite 300
Charleston, WV 25301

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Kanawha Blvd. and Elizabeth St.,
Charleston, WV

Christ Church United Methodist
Quarrier and Morris St.
Charleston, WV

Cabin Creek Health Center
Cabin Creek Road
Dawes, WV

Kanawha Presbyterian Church
Virginia Street East
Charleston, WV

Village Chapel Church
Venable Ave
Charleston, WV (Kanawha City)