How we serve
We offer support and resources through our Continuing Education program, Peer Consultation opportunities, and membership in our online network known as the Collective. In all these ways, we seek to join with God’s people as we saturate Columbia with His love and healing.
Whether you are a licensed therapist, a staff member of a local church, or a trained volunteer, Care Cola is here for you! Caregiving in every capacity is a divine assignment with many intrinsic rewards. But it can also bring unexpected and challenging seasons. Those who provide safety, hope, and healing for others can find themselves experiencing isolation and even burnout. Peer relationships, skilled support, and opportunities for growth and learning are essential to our success as therapists and our well-being as individuals. So, whether you’ve found us while down in the trenches or on top of the world, we invite you to invest in yourself, your community, and your clients or care receivers by joining Care Cola.
Continuing Education for Care ProvidersContinuing Education events resource care providers in the Columbia area while building collaborative relationships with community services and personnel. Sessions are offered the first Tuesday of every month from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at 2723 Ashland Rd, Columbia, SC 29210. Those who have a heart for the hurting and have an interest in learning more about care, counseling, and community resources are welcome to attend.
Peer Consultation GroupsPeer Consultation groups are offered prior to each of our continuing education events. These monthly groups are intended to provide a forum for licensed therapists to meet their state licensure requirements for consultation within a safe and confidential environment. Participants can staff their most complicated cases and challenging questions to their trusted colleagues and obtain valuable counsel and feedback. This is far more than an ethical and licensure requirement. Consultation is an essential component of professional integrity and general wellness. It improves clinical skills, fosters meaningful connections, and serves an important role in self-care and prevention.
Whether you’ve been in practice for 3 months or 30 years, there’s always more to learn and another perspective to take. Stay sharp and benefit from the knowledge and experience of other therapists by registering for one of our peer consultation groups.
- Groups are held from 5:45-6:45 pm
- Registration with a signed confidentiality agreement is required of all participants
- Participation is exclusively offered to members of the Collective
- A maximum of 8 participants per group
The Care CollectiveThe Collective is a network of like-minded therapists who seek to honor God in service to their clients and community. It exists as a membership for practitioners and a resource for potential clients. Potential clients can access our free online network and search for Christian therapists who best meet their specific needs and circumstances. Therapists can be filtered by gender, schedule, insurance, zip code, and even specialization. As a member of the Collective, you will benefit from this invaluable marketing opportunity. In addition, you will have free and exclusive access to our peer consultation groups offered prior to our Continuing Education events AND a 20% discount when you register and purchase CEU hours offered through the Care Cola Continuing Education program.
Become a member of the Collective today and experience these benefits:
- Free marketing across the Midlands of SC
- Free Peer Consultation
- Discounts on Continuing Education events
Schedule of Events
- Feb 7th - "Pornography Pandemic" by Pathways to Healing
- Mar 7th - "Resourcing Caregivers" by Leeza's Connection
- Apr 4th - "What you need to know about sex trafficking" by Lighthouse for Life
- May 2nd - "Navigating Grief" by Janae Kachikis, LPC
- Aug 1st - "Victim Advocacy" by Lexington County and the City of Columbia
- Sep 5th - "Understanding Trauma"
- Oct 3rd - "Addiction and Recovery" by Reconciliation Ministries
- Nov 7th - "Multicultural Humility" by Janalee Smith