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About Us

Israel Lewis, Founder & Counselor

Professional Background:

Counseling

Since 1999, Sulphur Springs Christian Counseling Center has been meeting the emotional and spiritual needs of North East Texas. The Founder and Executive Director of the center, Israel Lewis, began his counseling career back in 1989. He has now become a leading authority on teenage, family, and marriage relationships.

Several years ago, he also started providing services for other Professional Counselors and for Senior Pastors. Being known as the counselor’s Counselor, Israel partners with professionals and clergy in their endeavors.

Additionally, he works directly with the Juvenile Probation Department of Hopkins County, as well as, with Child and Adult Protective Services.

Speaker & Life Coach

Besides his professional counseling career, he enjoys speaking at Churches throughout the Country.

Israel’s Life Coach Training have included:

  • Ocean Spray
  • Lowes
  • Grocery Supply
  • Fidelity Express
  • United Way
  • Child Advocacy Center
  • Child Protective Services

 

Israel serves his community by investing in others, encouraging them that they don’t have to walk life’s journey alone.  He is committed to providing help, hope, and healing to others throughout East Texas.


Personal:

Israel Lewis, Founder & Counselor of Sulphur Springs Christian Cousneling Center

For over 18 years, he has been happily married to his lovely wife, Leslie. Together, they have two boys, Caleb and Carter. When not counseling, he trains for marathons and watches his boys compete in golf. His family is active and dedicated members in a local Christian church.

Israel believes in meeting life’s challenges head on and applies a simple, straight forward approach to living and counseling. But overall, he wants each of his clients to start living their best life again. He considers the richest man in the world is one who has a wealth of relationships. Passionate about the Lord and his family, he also enjoys music and sports. He (intentionally) jumped out of an airplane with his brother-in-law, competes in several marathons, triathlons, and ultra-marathons (distances over 26.2 miles) every year.

Most athletes consider the Iron Man race the world’s most challenging single-day test of endurance. Israel completed one of his own at an Iron Man Triathlon (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run). Israel draws on his own experience and discipline to complete race to motivate & inspire clients cross their own finish line.

Lewis is a slow jogger when running marathons. But he is quick to say he  loves watching his boys play golf and holding his wife’s hand.

 

Israel’s Passions

 

D. Israel Lewis

Licensed Professional Counselor

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Life Coach, Church Consultant

 

 

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Office Management:

 

Tammy is the executive director of office management at the Sulphur Springs Christian Counseling Center (SSCCC). She joined the staff in 2017, bringing fifteen-plus years of administrative and software experience to SSCCC. With her work at the counseling center, she personally relates to clients because of her own healed, but traumatic, past experiences. She offers encouragement, teaching, and pastoral training in the areas of parenting, blended families, personal freedom, emotional healing, and spiritual development for women.

After living in Asia and Europe, Tammy’s family planted roots on their farm in 2008. They’ve been welcomed with open arms by the community of Sulphur Springs ever since and have attended a local church who’ve become their spiritual family. Since 1999, she’s been married to her best friend, laughing partner, and spiritual sojourner. She’s is the mother of three beautiful kids with two boys currently navigating their tmini Australian Shepherdeenage years. Her one grandaughter lives on the east coast. At home, two mini-Australian shepherds share their couch and ice cubes from the fridge.

Aside from her work (& ministry) at SSCCC, she’s been the co-leader and Founder of an international ministry team with over 20 wordsmiths and artisans. This online ministry tenderly dealt with past church hurts and wounds where Tammy led as the Creative Director, Coordinator, & Sr. Content Editor who worked with all kinds of talent. She also co-led an online women’s small group with (in)Courage,  The Consilium, and is the author of several books, including: A God of All Seasons: Walking Towards Mercy, Grace, & Hope and A Life of Creative Purpose.

 

 

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 Israel Lewis, Founder and Counselor

If you’d like more information on how SSCCC can help you, please click on our “Services” <<<page here or “Make an Appointment” <<page here.