The Care Center at Pikes Peak Christian Church


Take the first step towards a healthier, happier life by prioritizing your mental well-being. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation or to learn more about our affordable counseling services. Your mental wellness is our priority, and we are here to support you on your journey.

Welcome to Affordable Counseling at The Care Center - Your Path to Affordable Mental Wellness


At The Care Center, we believe that everyone deserves access to quality mental health support without breaking the bank. Our mission is to make counseling affordable and accessible for all, ensuring that you can prioritize your mental well-being without worrying about financial constraints.



The Care Center at Pikes Peak Christian Church (PPCC) is available to provide help, hope, healing, and restoration in a safe environment for individuals, couples, and families with a wide range of presenting problems and counseling concerns. The Care Center offers a unique opportunity for the integration of faith in counseling, as well as non-faith-based clinical services for clients who do not want a spiritual or religious component in their counseling.  


The Care Center is designed to be an outreach for counseling needs in the community. We strive to be a church without walls. Jesus calls for us to go outside the walls to reach the lost and the broken. As an open, low-cost counseling clinic, The Care Center sees clients from all walks of life and diverse backgrounds.


Counselors at the Care Center are here to help guide people through life’s difficult issues, whether it involves individual, marriage, or family and group sessions. Using Biblical principles and the Power of God’s Spirit, there is hope in all situations.  With God’s help, life change and restoration are possible. 



1. Affordable Rates: We understand that budget constraints should not be a barrier to mental health care. 


2. Experienced and Compassionate Therapists: Our team of experienced and licensed therapists is dedicated to providing high-quality counseling services. 


3. Diverse Range of Services: We offer a diverse range of counseling services to address various mental health concerns. Whether you're dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or other challenges, our therapists are here to support you on your journey to mental wellness.


My experience as an individual that received counseling from The Care Center was absolutely amazing. Having a licensed counslor with tons of experience was very helpful during my sessions. I always left with tools to help me process feelings, rather than just venting.

The prices were so affordable that my children started to attend weekly counseling as well! The house was a lot calmer and we were able to communicate better after only a few sessions. We are so grateful for the affordable counseling we received at The Care Center.

- The Grihalva Family


Please contact The Care Center at (719) 392-8855 or email us if you have questions or would like further information about our counseling services. If you're ready to get started, download and complete the form on the right that applies to you.


The counseling services at Pikes Peak Christian Church are here to help guide you, using Biblical principals, through life’s journey. We recognize that with God’s help life change and restoration are possible. Our trained professionals are here to listen, pray with you, and help you take the next step towards healing and restoration. We also taking confidentiality very seriously. All information that is received is handled with the utmost discretion as allowed by law.


Through our partnership with several universities in our area who provide us with our intern counselors, we are able to provide affordable counseling starting at $25 per session.


Please download and fill out the form below and submit to Once you fill out the form, you will need to save it as a Word Document and email it as an attachment. You can also call the Care Center at (719) 392-8855 to schedule an appointment.


Our Counseling Internship Program is for Master’s level students who are pursuing a degree in counseling. We currently do not have a program for undergrad students at this time.


Please complete the attached application and return to After reviewing your application, we will contact you regarding the availability of internship opportunities at The Care Center.


Core Leadership

Rick Dettling

Care Center Director

Pastor Rick is the Pastoral Care Director for Pikes Peak Christian Church, with over 40 years of experience in churches he has established The Care Center and oversees the Counseling program. He holds a Master's of Divinity from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa OK.  

Dale Piper, Psy.D.

Licensed Intern Supervisor 

Dale Piper, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist in the State of Colorado who is an approved internship site supervisor with several universities in their counseling and therapy programs (e.g., Colorado Christian University, Liberty University, Abilene Christian University, Denver Seminary, and Adams State University).  He has been training and supervising counselors for more than 10 years.

Julie L. Piper, MS LMFT

Licensed Intern Supervisor 

Julie L. Piper is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Colorado who is an approved internship site supervisor with several universities in their counseling and therapy programs. She has been training and supervising counselors for more than 10 years and is excited about helping interns have the best possible experience as they learn about working with clients.

Romy Sanders

Care Center Office Manager 

Romy is our POC for all incoming interns. Her heart for our community and the wounded warriors in our congregation is truly amazing. She loves watching hearts and minds healed in The Care Center.

LPCC & Licensed Counselors - Tiers 2 & 3 

Jenny Bautista

Tier 2  Licensed Profesional Counselor Candidate

Jenny Bautista holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University and is a certified Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC).  She served in the Air Force for five years, has been a military spouse for over 28 years, and has two adult children. Her varied background includes working to strengthen physical, spiritual, and emotional wellbeing as a personal trainer and bible study leader.


Jenny enjoys working with all individuals on relationship, communication, and transition issues as well as depression and anxiety. She specializes in couples work and loves helping people find freedom from what keeps them stuck, set boundaries, and empower them. She is trained in premarital counseling (SYMBIS), Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy and uses cognitive-behavioral therapy. She loves seeing God work in individuals' lives and witness their growth.


If you would like to make an appointment with Jenny, please call the care center at 719.392.8855.


The cost to see Jenny will be $75.00 per session.

Tremaine Esser

Tier 2  Licensed Profesional Counselor Candidate

Tremaine began interning at the Care Center in 2022. She has recently received her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Colorado Christian University. She is now a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC). Tremaine has worked in residential, in-home, and homeless settings with individuals and their families. She has spent her profession counseling, mentoring, and advocating for teens and young adults.


She believes life is a beautiful enigma filled with highs and lows. Further more, Tremaine understands how the low hardships can affect the mind, heart, and spirit. Wether you are a believer or nonbeliever in Christ, Tremaine is thrilled to walk with, encourage, and offer therapeutic support for those who believe they are walking a path of hardship alone.


If you would like to make an appointment with Tremaine, please call the care center at 719.392.8855.


The cost to see Tremaine will be $75.00 per session.


Kirstin Crowford

Tier 2 Licensed Profesional Counselor Candidate

Kirstin is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, recently graduated from Liberty University with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Her approach to treatment is also informed by her Bachelor of Science in Family and Child Development. Kirstin works with children, teens, and adults. 


Life rarely turns out as expected, if ever. Walking through 

those unmet expectations can feel uncomfortable and vulnerable. Kirstin's greatest desire is to step into that space and help individuals untangle some of those questions so they can come to a true understanding of who they are.



Kirstin's educational background focuses on the life stages of development and the effects of transitions on relationships within the family unit. She finds purpose in helping individuals and families overcome trauma, grief, anxiety, and relational concerns. Kirstin understands that children and adolescents do not always convey their needs and through words; therefore, she implements play therapy and art therapy techniques to help express themselves and their experiences. 

In her free time, Kirstin enjoys rock climbing, cooking ethnic foods, and attempting to paint like Bob Ross.


If you would like an appointment with Kirstin, please call 719-392-8855 and request an appointment.


The cost will be $75.00 per session.



Terrie Martinez

Tier 3 Licensed Counselor MA, LPC, NCC, BC-TMC, CFRC

Terrie Martinez, owner of Martinez Counseling, is a licensed counselor certified in sex addiction through The American Association for Sex Addiction Therapy. She works with individuals who struggle with sex addiction and/or intimacy anorexia and their partners as well as individuals who suffer betrayal trauma. She uses Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) with individuals who suffer trauma from PTSD, emotional, physical or sexual abuse. She is a Certified Tele-Mental Health, and a Certified Frist Responder Counselor.


Terrie has been working with Pikes Peak Christian and Sunnyside Christian Churches for several years providing individual, pre-marital, couples’ and adolescents’ counseling. She has also counselled senior citizens making the transition from an independent lifestyle to living in an assisted care facility. During her tenure with Peak View Behavioral Heath Hospital, she cared for individuals with a variety of mental health issues.


If you would like an appointment with Terrie to work one-on-one with your life issues, please call the Care Center at 719-392-8855 and request a Licensed Counselor Appointment.


Counseling Interns - Tier 1

Josian Dicken

Tier 1 Counseling Intern

Josiah Dicken is working on his Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University and is working towards being a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). He plans to graduate in December of 2024. Josiah has a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology, with a Minor in Criminal Justice and a focus on Youth Gangs. He served in the United States Army for 6 years. He served in Iraq in 2004. Josiah was born in California, grew up in Texas, and lives in Colorado Springs with 3 kids, and 2 dogs. 


Josiah's varied life experiences have equipped him to work with multiple different populations including Veterans, PTSD, addictions, and couples counseling. He specializes in cultivating communication with couples, Helping others see their true worth, potential, Identity in Christ, navigating their/others addictions, and career counseling. 


Josiah uses multiple therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality/ Choice Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Art Therapy. He is currently working towards becoming an Enneagram Coach and is working on writing a book on the topic.


If you would like an appointment with Josiah, please call the Care Center at 719-392-8855 and request an appointment.


The cost will be $25 per session.

Laura Mastrolia

Tier 1 Counseling Intern

Laura Mastrolia is pursuing her master's degree in Mental Health Counseling at Adams State University and will graduate in Spring of 2025. She spent the last 2 decades serving her family, volunteering at church, and substitute teaching. She received her bachelor's degree in business administration from California State University, Long Beach, and her elementary teaching credential.


Laura finds fulfillment in helping individuals and families of all ages work through life difficulties, trauma, and grief. Her therapy approaches align with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existential, and Adlerian theory. She enjoys spending time with family and friends hiking, biking, reading, and gardening. 


If you would like an appointment with Laura, please call the Care Center at 719-392-8855 and request an appointment.


The cost will be $25 per session.

Rachel Stein

Tier 1 Counseling Intern

My name is Rachel Stein I am entering my Practicum for my master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I graduate in June 2024. I am a student at Phoenix University. I have lived in Colorado Springs since 1997 and enjoy the beautiful mountains. I currently work at an elementary school in the Special Education Classroom. I enjoy getting to know people and learning from them. 


If you would like to make an appointment with Rachel, please call the care center at 719.392.8855.


The cost to see Rachel will be $25.00 per session.