Above & Beyond Counseling Academy operates under the umbrella of Above & Beyond Counseling Ministries, Inc., a Florida corporation. We were incorporated in 2008 and have been Certified Academic Institution (CAI) with the National Christian Counselors Association since that time.
The Counseling Academy’s mission is to help motivated students earn a License-Only, Bachelors, Masters or Doctoral Degree in Clinical Christian Counseling and become licensed with the National Christian Counselors Association.
We also operate a Christian Counseling Center which ministers to clients in Florida and worldwide over the internet. Learn more.
Deliverance ministry is a field of focus for us and we have a Deliverance Academy which offers courses and training our five step deliverance ministry process. Learn more.
Donald J. Ibbitson, PhD - Dean
Don has been in full time Christian counseling and deliverance ministry since 2001. He has a PhD in Clinical Christian Psychology from the Jacksonville Theological Seminary and is the Dean of the Counseling Academy.
He is a Professional Clinical Member of National Christian Counselors Association and is licensed as an “NCCA Clinical Pastoral Counselor-Advanced Certification”. He is also an ordained minister. His educational background also includes an MBA from Stanford University and a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Prior to entering full time ministry he worked as an Associate Pastor in a non-denominational church and also held a variety of engineering and business-related positions in the secular marketplace.
He has met and worked with thousands of clients in one-on-one counseling situations dealing with individual, marriage and family issues.
He also has extensive experience in deliverance ministry and has, along with Phyllis Tarbox, developed deliverance training resources and conducted seminars that have helped many thousands of people in the US and other countries. Up until 2018, Dr. Ibbitson hosted group deliverance seminars beginning in 2001, leading teams of minsters to help many thousands of attendees to get free from demonic torment.
He is also an educator and oversees the Academy where Christian Counseling students are enrolled in the NCCA degree programs. Dr. Ibbitson was a lecturer at Christian Family Church Institute (CFCI) Bible College in Tampa, FL where he taught on deliverance ministry and pastoral counseling.
Jan McKee, MA - Clinical Supervisor
Jan McKee earned a Masters Degree in Clinical Christian Counseling from Cornerstone University and is an NCCA Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor.
She is the Academy’s NCCA Clinical Supervisor overseeing students in our degree and licensing program.
Jan lives in the Tampa Bay area and provides in-office and counseling/ deliverance ministry services via the internet.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Relations from James Madison University. She married her high school sweetheart and has two grown children. Her husband Gene served twenty three years as an Active Duty Air Force Pilot and Jan has a heart for families in stressful situations and demanding life circumstances.
She helped launch a Freedom Ministry at Grace Family Church, Tampa Florida. Seeing lives transformed brought Jan to the realization that God was calling her to counseling and deliverance ministry.
She attended a “Released to Soar” Deliverance Seminar with Above and Beyond, and she learned how effective deliverance ministry and counseling can be provided beyond church walls out in the marketplace.
Jan has worked with Oasis Pregnancy Center in Land O Lakes, FL helping women heal from the pain and regret of past abortion. She has also worked as a Life Coach to help people move into their God-given destiny.
Her ministry experience also includes being on staff with a church plant in Richmond serving as Director for Guest Services and Pastoral Care. However, her greatest passion is to help people live free, walk fully in their identity in Christ, experience the abundant life God intends and coach her students to become successful.