Additional Resources:
From Education and Clergy Development at The Wesleyan Church: Thriving Clergy
From Focus on the Family: Thriving Pastor
Pastoral Family Counseling Services

Family Life Biblical Counseling:

Gary Short
• NY State certified LCSW-R
• Clinical social worker & Christian counselor
• Clinical experience: marriage, family, adolescent & child issues, EAP (employee assistance program), SAP (student assistance program, offender treatment issues, crisis pregnancy counseling
• Training in various addictions of drugs, alcohol, pornography, & work alcoholism
• Extensive training in marriage counseling issues, adolescent issues, parent/child issues depression/anxiety issues
The Healing Journey program
Bath, NY 607-776-4151 or 800-927-9083 FLN Counseling Website
Barbara Short
• NY State licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-R) & NY registered nurse (RN)
• Clinical social worker & Christian counselor
• Certified in using EMDR (treatment for trauma)
• Counseling experience: Relationship issues, anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, phobias, physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, other trauma, & related medical issues
Bath, NY 607-776-4151 or 800-927-9083 FLN Counseling Website
The Healing Journey:
Sandy Rishell
A 29-Week Discipleship + Deliverance Ministry:
• Promising hope, healing + freedom
• Experience peace in the midst of chaos
• Find the root causes of poor coping mechanisms
• Receive healing from buried, painful wounds
• Learn to trust again or for the first time
• Remove our anger, bitterness, fear + shame
Healing Journey Application Options:
• Small groups led by a trained HJ facilitator
• HJ participant + counselor’s support/therapy
Counselors participate + experience the HJ
Counselors use HJ tools within therapy sessions
• 4-Day Healing Weekend for adults’ restored life
WNY Areas: Jamestown, Westfield, Finley Lake, Fredonia
NWPA Areas: Warren, North East, Erie 716-397-3976
The Caring Center For Reconciliation Counseling:
Judy Ivey
• NY State certified drug/alcohol counselor
• Doctorate in clinical psychology
• Director of the Caring Center for Reconciliation Counseling
• Recipient of highest credentials awarded by American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)
• Credentialed to counsel individuals, couples, groups, as well as, giving workshops
• Clients are provided individual care, access to improved communication skills, emotional and psychological boundaries to assist in solving problems and pursuing goals
• Confidentiality upheld to highest degree
Baldwinsville, NY 315-635-9077
Alfred Counseling  Associates:
Samuel Cali, M.S.Ed.
• Has worked with pastors in CNY district
• Specializes in relationships, personality issues and behavior modification
• Confidentiality upheld to highest degree
Alfred, NY 607-587-8390
McLeod Counseling, PLLC:
Anita McLeod, LCSW, SAP
• Specialties include: marriage/family crisis, infidelity, trauma, addictions, abusive relationships, spiritual abuse recovery, bipolar/depression/anxiety
• Confidentiality upheld to highest degree
Greater Rochester area 585-967-9700
New Hope Counseling Center:
Eve-Marie Gilbert
• Master’s level therapist
• Licensed to practice in PA and is nationally board certified
• Provides Christian counseling in anger management, abuse, relationships, stress management, grief, behavioral issues, communication and mental health
• Offers Christian based counseling which integrates psychology and theology
• Provides counseling in non-judgmental, caring way that encourages clients to find the inner strength and courage to overcome obstacles in life
• Clients have an individualized treatment plan which will promote healing and foster faster results
Sayre, PA 570-888-6734
Fear Not Counseling:
Christina Corey, LMSW, CASAC • Specialties include: marriage and family, pre-marital counseling, couples, individuals, addictions treatments, crisis counseling, anxiety and depression, mental wellness interventions
Elmira/Corning area 607-542-9150
Enrich Counseling:
Rev. Jay LaScolea
• Specialties include: Pastoral Counseling; Spiritual Counseling; Inner Healing, Marital and Relationship Counseling; Pre-marital Counseling; Anxiety & Depression; Addictions; Emotional Traumas; Adults, Teenagers & Children; Individuals and Couples
Elmira/Corning area 607-438-2950
Lindy Packard
• Specializes in working with children, teens, and women dealing with anxiety, self-harm, suicidal ideations, sexual abuse, gender identity, spiritual oppression, drug and alcohol addiction, trauma, grief and loss, and depression
Elmira 570-995-1248
Harvest House Counseling:
• Types of counseling: individual counseling, integrated Christian Counseling, marriage counseling, child counseling, e-counseling, church conflict consulting, pre-marital counseling, family counseling, group counseling
• Specialties include: depression, anxiety, marital conflict, family conflict, addictions, PTDS, pornography, spiritual counseling, eating disorders, mood disorders
• Also provide therapy in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese
Syracuse/Fulton/Watertown/Rome/Ithaca 315-663-7060
Agape Counseling Associates:
• Types of counseling: individual counseling, integrated Christian Counseling, marriage counseling, child counseling, pre-marital counseling, family counseling, group counseling
• Specialties include: individual counseling, marriage counseling, family counseling, families with special needs, addictions counseling, sexual/pornography addictions, anxiety/depression, spiritual counseling, teen pressures, support for children
Greater Rochester area 585-385-6030
Hillcrest Counseling:
Bonnie Kellogg
 Specialties include: marriages & families, pre-marital counseling, couples, individuals, spiritual counseling
Elmira/Corning/Bath area 607-794-0508
Christian Counseling Center:
 Treatment specialization includes: therapy for depression and anxiety, couples counseling, family counseling, parenting support, grief counseling, work and career issues, stress management, addiction and recovery, conflict resolution
Binghamton area 607-422-3020
Bara Selem Counseling:
Specialties include: individual counseling, marital counseling, family counseling, pre-weight loss surgery evaluations, post weight loss surgery counseling, group counseling 
Elmira / Athens / Sayre / Waverly area 607-738-2267
Grief Center of the Southern Tier
Sandi Follette, Executive Director
• Specialties include: grief counseling; coping with loss
Elmira/Corning area 607-962-7000
Doug Mitchell
Financial Counselor
• Specialties include debt reduction and financial planning
Elmira/Corning area   607-359-2928
Toll-Free Clergy Care Number: 1-800-53PASTOR
1. Call one of the approved counselors and set up an appointment.
2. Identify yourself as a pastor, spouse or immediate family member of the Penn York (PY) District of the Wesleyan Church.
3. Establish the fee with the counselor. The PY District will cover 80% of the counseling costs. The pastoral family is responsible for the remaining 20%. If you have health insurance, and the counselor you see accepts insurance, the insurance company should be charged first. The PY District will then cover 80% of your “out of pocket” cost.
4. The district’s contribution will not exceed $1,500 lifetime per pastoral family member (pastor, spouse, dependents). Special consideration will be made beyond this amount, by the District Superintendent, for emergency situations.
5. Counselors will confidentially bill the PY District directly:
*Number of pastoral families counseled
*Number of hours counseling was provided
*Cost of counseling to the PY District
6. Names of those counseled will not be released to the PY District unless the pastoral family releases the information voluntarily.
Penn York District of the Wesleyan Church
4152 So. Center Street
Horseheads, NY 14845
Office: 607-846-2207
Fax: 607-846-2359