Dr. Mary J. Huntley is a Certified Pastoral member of the Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling and an International Representative. She has been involved with the Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling since 2006.
Dr. Huntley has always been a people helper. She feels honored to help empower others to reach their potential and fulfill their God given purpose. Though she had many detours along life’s maze, Trinity Global Empowerment Ministries, Inc. was born in her heart on September 28, 2003 at 11:02 AM. God very clearly said to her “I am sending you to identify with my people. Many have been hurt, many have been rejected, but you must show them that I love them with an everlasting love…” She shared the vision with her husband Dr. Ronald Lee Huntley and they began to pray and seek God. As ordained ministers, they are aware that God released them off His assembly line with a pre-ordained purpose. Therefore, they wanted to fulfill God’s purpose and bring him Glory.
They began preparations for the ministry of hurting people. They received Doctorates of Philosophy in Clinical Christian Counseling in 2008, with the University of Family Bible. As a member of the National Christian Counselors (N.C.C.A.) Advanced Certifications include Integrated Marriage and Family Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Group Therapy, Death & Grief Therapy, Crisis and Abuse Therapy, and Board Certified Temperament Therapy. They are also N.C.C.A. Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselors.
Life had offered its share of hurt, rejection, and pain. Now it was time to share their journey to the Potter’s House. We know that each day can bring a very unique and challenging set of situations, and circumstances. Therefore, we purpose to help God’s precious hurting people navigate the maze of life, by coming alongside them, and assuring them that life can be beautiful in Christ. We work with the tri-part man to ensure that healing is provided in its entirety. We believe that faith-based counseling is the answer to every problem faced today.
In 2006 Drs. Huntley were introduced to an awesome Christian teaching known as Creation Therapy. Teaching Creation Therapy and utilizing the Arno Profile System (APS) created by Drs. Richard G. and Phyllis J. Arno are very beneficial resources to help our clients navigate life daily. The information is presented in an encouraging and non-threatening manner. This easy to learn counseling technique has achieved a success rate of over 90%. It is necessary to have an APS temperament score in order to determine which of these reports is relevant. Temperament covers three areas known as Inclusion (covers social interactions, surface relationships & intellectual energies), Control (covers the need to establish and maintain a satisfactory relationship with people in regard to control and power) and Affection (covers the need for love and affection, and the need for deep personal relationships).
It helps each individual understand how God created him/her. Creation Therapy empowers individuals to understand whether they are Melancholy, Sanguine, Choleric, Phlegmatic, or Supine. In essence, temperament is the in-born part of man that determines how he reacts to people, places and things. In short, it is how people interact with their environments and the world around them. The theory of temperament is a means for a counselor to understand the inner workings of an individual. In other words it is how our Father, Creator God designed us. As God’s creation, He knew us before we entered our mother’s womb. Therefore, He gave us every necessary ingredient to fulfill our pre-ordained purpose, and bring Him glory!
Drs. Huntley recently utilized the APS to counsel a couple who has been divorced for ten years. After much prayer, and several sessions later “God is moving in an awesome manner in this NEW relationship.” They are now communicating again, and praying together as a family. To God Be ALL the glory!