The Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI) is a professional network of Orthodox psychologists, counselors, and marriage and family therapists. It was founded in 2004 by Dr. Ary Christofidis as a referral resource for Orthodox Christians in the Chicago metropolitan area, including Northwest Indiana.
in-office & Telehealth services
Anxiety and Depression
Marital & Relationship Issues
Parent - Child Conflict
Grief, Separation & Loss
Family & Extended Family Conflicts
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that all e-mails are screened by
Dr. Randa Anderson and forwarded to the appropriate therapist.
OCCI has been supported in the past by grants from the Fr. George Scoulas Memorial Fund and the Novak Family Foundation.
Our clinicians have worked in psychiatric hospitals, out-patient clinics, university counseling centers, residential treatment facilities to name a few.
Our clinicians have trained and received their state licensing certifications.
All our clinicians are in good standing with their respective Orthodox Christian Church.
Feel free to contact one of our clinicians if you are interested.
what we do
Create a safe environment for individuals, couples and families to share their personal struggles with professionals who share their cultural and religious backgrounds.
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As Orthodox therapists, we offer a unique alternative to a purely psychological understanding of human problems. We believe that the fullness of healing can be found through the worship, sacraments, and practices of the Orthodox Christian Church.