About Us

Drs. Richard and Phyllis Arno founded the Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling in 1993.  Dr. Phyllis Arno focused on the research and development of the Arno Profile System (A.P.S.) reports. Together they have written numerous counselor training texts, including their signature piece, Creation Therapy. Drs. Arno continue to develop new material and participate in conferences held around the country to promote the advancement of APS in churches, schools, counseling centers, businesses and many other organizations.


Contact Information:

640 Apex Road
Sarasota, FL 34240


For over fifteen years I have utilized the Arno Profile System report to help over 700 people, understand who God created them to be. The APS is extremely accurate, affordable and easy for my clients to complete, which is a counselors' dream come true.

Roger Boehm., D.C.C., Ph.D

Center for Christian Counseling & Training

The Arno Profile System report is a very insightful tool. We have seen tremendous succcess in utilizing the APS report in marriage counseling as well as assisting those who struggle with poor self-image. Learning how God created each of us helps us understand each other from God's persepctive. Learning how to give and receive grace and mercy is a turning point in every person's walk with the Lord.  Words cannot express how transformational this tool is, when we can see every person as one of God's unique creations!

Chandy P.


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