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. 


In 1981, Drs. Richard and Phyllis Arno established the National Christian Counselors Association (N.C.C.A.) as a non-profit corporation in order to conduct research and develop a therapeutic procedure based on Scripture. The procedure would accomplish three essential goals: Enable the candidate to learn the system easily and relatively quickly, save pastors and Christian counselors precious time in counseling sessions, produce effective, positive, and more immediate results with those being counselee.