Welcome to Training and Counseling Center (TACC)!
I am honored to be the Executive Director here at TACC, and I want to personally welcome you to TACC. We are a growing non-profit Community Counseling and Training Center with a rich history of 40 years. Our official two-fold mission has remained the same over the years.
The Training and Counseling Center at St. Luke's, rooted in spiritual tradition, seeks to empower individuals to initiate and sustain personal and social change through:
1) its Clinical Pastoral Education program, which prepares for future ministry the next generation of clergy and lay leaders of diverse faith traditions who strive for social justice in our local community and beyond; and
2) its counseling and education services, accessible to all, which promote the psychological and spiritual well-being of individuals in the Atlanta community.
TACC hosts two innovative programs led by specialized and diverse professionals who meet our clients and students where they are spiritually, mentally, and financially. As a team, we share the vision of contributing to social justice by serving the community and by educating clergy and counselors while being open, inclusive, and affirming. In all we do, we strive to serve those who seek support, healing, and education. Please do not hesitate to contact us.
"We will meet you wherever you are…"
With Warm Regards,
Rev. Dorothea Lotze-Kola, M. Div, Th.M., LMFT
Dorothea Lotze-Kola is originally from Germany and came to the U.S. in 1993. She completed her theological degrees (M.Div. and Th.M.) in her homeland and at Candler-School of Theology, Emory University. For many years she worked as a hospital chaplain and as a Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) Supervisor.
Her additional training as a Manager and Licensed Marriage and Family therapist prepared her for her current position. As the Executive Director Dorothea oversees TACC’s operations and also counsels clients. Her husband, Lewis Kola, who is also a pastor by background, works in private practice as a licensed counselor. The couple has teenage twin girls.