Better Business Bureau Report for
Personal Counseling Service, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued January 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires January 2015

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Personal Counseling Service, Inc.
Address: 1205 Applegate Lane
  Clarksville, IN 47129
Phone: 812-283-8383
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1977, Indiana
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: To offer assistance to all persons desiring to achieve wellness of body, mind, and spirit.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Personal Counseling Service, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Personal Counseling Service offers a wide range of counseling, psychiatric, and psychological services as well as coaching and Clergy & Congregational Care. --Individual Therapy --Couple Therapy --Pre-marital counseling --Marriage & Family Therapy --Group Therapy --Play Attention Therapy --ADHD Programs --Adult Psycho educational Groups --Youth Groups --Psychological testing Other services programs and services include --Parenting skills classes --Leadership, Clergy & Transition Coaching --Clergy, Congregation Care Program --Resource services to business and industry that include Employee Assistance Programs, Robbery Victim Support Groups, Wellness Programs, Management Training, and Faith Planning for churches. --Training programs in pastoral counseling and marriage and family therapy --Supervision for marriage & family therapist's seeking licensure. Sixty-one percent of the agency's clients are children and youth while 47% are at or below the federal poverty guidelines. PCS accepts most insurance, Indiana Medicaid and have an adjusted fee scale. The agency serves the following Indiana counties: Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Washington, Scott, Jefferson and Crawford counties. Kentucy counties include: Jefferson, Oldham, Meade, and Bullitt counties.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, Personal Counseling Service, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Program services 586,118
Total Program Expenses: $586,118
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Chief Executive : Doug Drake, President & CEO

Chair of the Board: Charlie Bradley
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Attorney- Smith & Smith

Board Size: 15

Paid Staff Size: 15

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, and internet appeals.

In addition, Personal Counseling Service is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 5% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $460,622, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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Personal Counseling Service has changed from a fiscal year to a calendar year for financial reporting purposes. Due to this change, the following financial information is based on Personal Counseling Service, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the 18 month period ending December 31, 2012.

Ending net assets as reported below include $323,583 in unrestricted net assets and $71,414 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $300,553 invested in land, building and equipment, net of debt.

Source of Funds  
Program fees 457,740
Contributions and grants 355,735
Special event income, net of direct expenses of $65,881 104,887
Total Income $918,362


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 79%  Fund Raising: 3%  Administrative: 18% 

Total income $918,362
Program expenses $586,118
Fund raising expenses 22,604
Administrative expenses 133,516
Total expenses $742,238
Income in Excess of Expenses 176,124
Beginning net assets 218,873
Ending net assets 394,997
Total liabilities 248,665
Total assets $643,662

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