Christian Counselor Training Program

For many years, we’ve been searching for a way to meet the needs of folks who can’t afford the expense of counseling and/or don’t have the insurance to cover the costs.

Sessions Start at $100.

See below for details.

Request an Appointment

After submitting this form, the Pax Renewal Center receptionist will contact you to confirm your appointment.

We now have begun a Christian Counselor Training Program here at the Pax Renewal Center. As a training facility, Daniel Jurek will train and supervise a PLPC (Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor), a Masters Level Counselor and a Graduate Student Intern who will be specifically assigned to meet the needs of those who can’t afford a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice.

Aligned with the mission of the Pax Renewal Center, our Counselor Training Program:

Seeks to provide professional mental health services through a unique perspective that upholds the richness and integrity of the Christian faith. Examples include: respecting the inherent dignity of every person we serve, affirming the sacramental/covenantal nature of marriage and maintaining the sacred mystery of family life.

To provide excellence in best practices and affordable services for those who seek our care.

To serve as a training and supervision site for PLPC’s, Master’s Level Counselors and an internship site for graduate students in mental health counseling. Our program is a training facility for these individuals, assisting in preparing the next generation of Christian clinicians.


The Christian Counselor Training program offers aid to individuals, couples, and families. These services include assistance with career concerns, stress and anxiety, relationship problems, parenting concerns, grief and loss, addictions, trauma, abuse, and adjustment to unexpected life changes. While we operate from a faith-based perspective, we leave specific dialogue on religion and spirituality to the discretion of the client.


Counseling Sessions with a PLPC (Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor) – Masters Level Counselor are $100 per session.

Counseling sessions with a Graduate Student Intern are $100 per session.

If you or someone you know can benefit from counseling but can’t afford the high costs, please give him or her the number at the Pax Renewal Center and have him or her ask for one of our “counselors in training”.


Individuals interested in receiving services from one of our “counselors in training” are asked to contact our office at (337) 993-1960.

We hope this service to the Christian community in South Louisiana can be a blessing to those in need.

Introducing Our Clinicians in Training:

Claire Mocek Lafayette LAClaire Mocek-Haydel, M.A.

Claire earned her Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from USL, with a concentration in behavior studies. A member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and of the PTC Board at St. Thomas More Catholic High School, Claire is a life-long resident of Lafayette, Louisiana. She is married to her husband Michael for 23 years and they have four children.

A Master’s Level Counselor has completed and earned a Master’s degree in counseling or mental health program and is taking additional coursework to earn approval by the LPC Board of Examiners to become a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC).

Auriel CampbellAuriel Campbell, Graduate Student Intern

Auriel Campbell is a native of Lafayette, LA and loves the Cajun culture. She finds it a privilege working with people through their journey of healing. Auriel believes that counseling is not for the faint of heart and is always so impressed by the resilience of her clients and their ability to go to the hard places that aren’t always easy to talk about. She is finishing her Master of Arts in Counseling from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in May 2019.

A Graduate Student Intern is a graduate student working toward the required hours to complete a Master’s Degree in a counseling related field. The person chosen to be a part of our Training Program is Christian by profession of faith. She is directly trained and supervised by Daniel Jurek, LPC-S, LMFT.

We hope this service to the Christian community in South Louisiana can be a blessing to those in need!

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