The Counseling Center

About Our Center


The Counseling Center located on the Vista Campus is an extension of the North Coast Church pastoral staff. It’s purpose is to bring healing, clarity and resources to hurting people who want to grow through a variety of methods, with a major focus on Christian counseling.

Counseling services are provided by counselors with a variety of degrees and educational backgrounds. Our staff includes licensed marriage family therapists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed psychologists, as well as marriage family therapist interns, and social work assistants. All counselors have a minimum of a master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, Theology, or Psychology, with some counselors having a doctoral degree in Psychology.

Counseling services are provided for individuals, couples, families, children and adolescents. Counselors are trained to help in many areas including premarital counseling, marriage counseling, crisis, depression, anxiety, women’s issues, men’s issues, physical abuse and sexual abuse, relationship issues, grief, conflict, divorce recovery, addictive behaviors, anger management, blended family, trauma, eating disorders, parenting, mood disorders, and more.

Services are provided to North Coast Church attendees and the community-at-large. These services have been offered through North Coast since 1996.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does North Coast Church offer professional mental health services?

The North Coast Church Counseling Center is a professional counseling center, and our staff is comprised of credentialed mental health professionals.

What is Christian Counseling?

Christian counseling combines professional counseling techniques and Scriptural principles in a unique approach to mental health issues.

Are all of your therapists Christian?

At North Coast Church, all of the therapists acknowledge personal faith in Jesus Christ.

Do I have to be a Christian to use your services?

Our services are available to everyone. We are a Christian-based counseling center, but our approach is to meet people wherever they are in all areas of life.

How do I make an appointment?

Call our Member Care Department at (760) 724-6700 ext. 239 and speak with Jeanne.

May I choose my own therapist?

You may request a particular therapist. Your preference will be honored if your presenting issue is within their treatment area, and if they have available appointment times.

How long do I need to wait to see someone?

Generally, your appointment will be within a week or two of your initial call. The time may vary for each therapist.

What if I have a life-threatening emergency?

If you have a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1 or your local police department.

How much does therapy cost?

The North Coast Church Counseling Center fees for professional services are below that of other mental health practices in the area. Specific fee information will be provided when you call for an appointment.

Will my visits be covered by insurance?

Since policies and benefits vary greatly, most of our therapists do not deal directly with insurance companies. Clients are responsible for charges which are payable at the time services are rendered.

How long does therapy take?

The length of treatment depends on many factors. It is primarily determined by the nature of the issue and the motivation of the client.

Ministry Contacts


Dr. Becky French Apana
Counseling Center Director
(760) 724-6700 x175


Jeanne Bessant
Care Coordinator
(760) 724-6700 x239

To make an appointment with a counselor, call (760) 724-6700 Ext 239

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Location:
North Coast Church
Vista Campus
2405 North Santa Fe Avenue
Vista, CA 92084