Manda Institute for Counseling Services (MICS)

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“In order to reduce the increasing burden of mental disorders and avoid years lived with disability or death, priority should be given to prevention and promotion in the field of mental health.”

(WHO, 2003)

Due to Covid-19 we are now offering telehealth mental health and spiritual care services

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Our vision & Leadership

Dear our Guest

You are welcome to explore the website of the Manda Institute for Counseling Services. We are a training and research institute, dedicated to mental health care and human flourishing. At Manda Institute, we believe that investing in mental health and wellbeing today can generate enormous returns in terms of reducing psychiatric disability, preventing premature death, increasing social and human capital, and promoting positive coping with mental illness and economic growth. 

That is why our main mission is to provide career advancement opportunities for lay and professional mental health and spiritual care practitioners through continuing professional development (CPD) training; research, and counseling services nationally and globally. We continuously cultivate future industry leaders.

Do not hesitate to apply for courses, learn more about what we offer, and/or donate to our work.

Sincerely, Dr. Charles Manda, Founder & CEO

Our programs

We provide services in mainly three major categories: in continuing professional development of mental health and Pastoral Counselors; Research and  Psychosocial Support Services. Below are brief descriptions of each Service Area: 

Training Courses

Our continuing professional development courses attract participants from across the globe. Our graduates go on to become knowledgeable professionals in their field. We are currently offering the following short courses on campus in Connecticut, USA; Onsite; or Online... 

Counseling Services

We work as a primary caregiver for our clients through our counseling services, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD/M), Mental Health Awareness; and Chaplain Consulting Services... 


We conduct research, offer research fellowships, and host research conferences in the field of traumatic stress, mental health, and spiritual care. The results inform our training and practice...

Your wellbeing & career enhancement starts here

1000 Lafayette Boulevard,  Suite 1154, Bridgeport Downtown, CT, 06604, USA


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