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Areas of SpecializationGrief/Loss CounselingMarriage/Family/Adolescent Development (young men's sexuality)AddictionsEating DisordersCareer CounselingLeadership DevelopmentObsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Educational BackgroundMasters of Counseling, University of DelawareBAAS Psychology and Sociology, University of DelawareAssociate Degree Applied Sociology (Juvenile Delinquency), Glen Mills Schools for Boys
Significant Work ExperiencesCounselor/Teacher/Board Member at Glen Mills Schools for BoysCounseling Pastor/Supervisor at Vineyard Christian FellowshipLancaster County Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team, Executive BoardRed Cross Emergency Services Chaplain/EMT-BPastoral Mentor/Church Plant Coordinator - Vineyard Churches, Philadelphia Area
Neil and his wife, Katy, love life in their cabin in the woods on Penn Hill in the village of Wakefield, overlooking the Conowingo Creek. Neil serves as a Pastoral Mentor and Church Plant Coordinator for Vineyard Philadelphia Area churches, and they both run with Wakefield Ambulance Association and minister with Living Stones Fellowship, and with other EMS related classes and groups. Together they have a very full life of ministry, as they help others to come to know and love Jesus more and more. They also enjoy following the life adventures of their 4 adult children, Sarah, Adam, Jesse, and Leah, no matter where they go! Between cutting grass in summer, wood for winter, and tending Katy's beautiful gardens, they love to hang out on one of their decks just enjoying God's creation, with family, friends, and whoever drops by!
Areas of SpecializationChildren and AdolescentsWomen's IssuesAnxiety and DepressionDivorce Issues
Educational BackgroundLPC M.A. Mental Health Counseling, Lancaster Bible CollegeB.A. Psychology, Millersville University
Significant Work ExperiencesCounseling internship at New Hope: Adults and childrenCounseling internship at New Life Psychological Services, Denver, PALong-time adolescent Sunday School teacherPeer counseling within church
Elaine enjoys spending time with family and friends and is an active member of Mount Nebo United Methodist Church. She enjoys speaking for Gift of Life Organ & Tissue Donation at local churches and health fairs. God has presented her with many trials and obstacles; Elaine's spiritual growth through these experiences has been beneficial in her ability to counsel others.
Areas of SpecializationMarriage and FamilyAnger ManagementIndividual Counseling for Teens and AdultsMale Sexual AddictionAffair Recovery
Educational BackgroundM.A.M.F.T. Evangelical Theological Seminary, Myerstown, PA 2010M.A. Religion/Theological Studies, Evangelical Theological Seminary, 2005B.S. Bible, Lancaster Bible College, Lancaster, PA, 1991
Significant Work Experiences25 years experience as pastor of two very different churches, including racial reconciliationConflict resolution with individuals, marriages and families within the congregationsPastoral counseling including crisis, premarital, marital and family counseling in congregation and communityMarriage mentoringStarted a cross-generational monthly men's fellowship group. Initiated teaching on men's issues such as marriage, sexuality, parenting, etc.Clinical internship at seminary's counseling center, primarily working with married couples and other family situations.
Tom and his wife Thelma have been married 34 years and have 3 young adult sons and a lovely daughter-in-law and three precious grandchildren. Tom's hobbies are biking, reading history novels, and model railroading. He and Thelma love to go to the mountains. They also enjoy visiting consignment shops, hiking, and spending time with their grandchildren.
Areas of Specialization Family TherapyCouples TherapyIndividual Counseling for Teens and Adults
Educational Background M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy, Evangelical Seminary, Myerstown, PA 2016B.A. Biblical and Theological Studies, Gordon College, Wenham, MA 2007
Significant Work Experiences 7 years experience in human services working with individuals and families affected by an intellectual/developmental disability and/or mental health diagnosis
Intern Counselor, New Hope Community Life Ministry, Quarryville, PA Intern Therapist, The Marriage and Family Center, Lititz, PA IDD Specialist, Holcomb Behavioral Health Services, Lancaster, PA Vocational Instructor, Camphill Special School - Transition Program, Kimberton, PA
Aaron is part of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists and is actively seeking licensure under the supervision of Dr. Janet Stauffer, LMFT. Aaron specializes in systemic modalities—helping individuals, couples, and families work through relational difficulties collaboratively.
Aaron and his wife Bethany have been married 9 years and have one son. Aaron's hobbies include woodworking, reading, and enjoying the great outdoors.
Mary has been the secretary for the counseling office since July 2006. She loves the office atmosphere and cares deeply about those who are hurting. Mary enjoys the different challenges that this job offers...from answering phones to designing brochures!!
Mary and her husband Steve live in Holtwood and attend River Corner Mennonite Church. They have three sons, one daughter, three daughters-in-law, one son-in-law, and five grandchildren. In her spare time, Mary enjoys reading, watching sports, playing scrabble and being a grandparent.
Mary became the manager of the thrift store in May, 2015. She believes that attaining this position was truly an event orchestrated by God. Mary came from a job in the corporate world and is excited about being blessed with the opportunity to use her skills to serve others and spread the love of Christ to all those she meets.
Mary and her husband, Kent, live at the Buck and attend Ascension Lutheran Church in Willow Street. They have two sons and two daughters and four grandchildren. Some of the leisure time activities that Mary enjoys are reading, knitting and solving puzzles.
Kayla Waltemire is an intern from Evangelical Theological Seminary, finishing up her Masters in Pre-Marriage and Family Therapy. New Hope Ministry offers internship opportunities for ministry-minded counseling students at the graduate level.