Additional Resources:
From Education and Clergy Development at The Wesleyan Church: Thriving Clergy
From Focus on the Family: Thriving Pastor
Pastoral Family Counseling Services
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Counselors:
 
 
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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
garyshort@fln.org 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
barbshort@fln.org FLN Counseling Website
 
Enrich Counseling:
Holly Snyder
• 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
enrichchristiancounseling@gmail.com
 
The Healing Journey:   www.hishealinglight.org
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
sandyrishell219@gmail.com 716-397-3976
 
Be Transformed Christian Counseling
Mrs. Cynthia Muccio-Barnard
• Specialties include: adult children of alcoholics, anger management, anxiety, ADHD, children, depression, disabilities, domestic violence, eating disorders, family, forgiveness/reconciliation, gender identity issues, co-addiction/ codependency (family of addicts), crisis/ critical incidents, divorce recovery
• Board Certified Telemental/ Telecouncil Therapist
• Preteens/Tweens (11-13), Adults, Children (6-10), Adolescents/Teenagers (14-19), Elders (65+)
St. Marys, PA area 727-247-3973
 
Cornerstone Family Health:
Dr. David Rising
• Specialties include: spiritual issues, ADHD, anxiety, depression, men’s issues, anger management, eating disorders, family grief, infidelity, marriage, parenting, pre-marital
• Adults, Adolescents/Teenagers (14-19), Elders (65+)
Williamsport area 570-326-4118
 
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
lindyspackard@gmail.com
 
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
gfinch@baraselemcounseling.com
 
Rev. Jason (Jay) LaScolea
Pastoral Counselor & Healing Minister
• Christian Counseling since 2004
• Individual & Couple’s Sessions
• Inner-Deep Level Healing
• Spiritual, Emotional & Relational Issues
• Sessions via Zoom
607-463-0037
belovedhealerministries@gmail.com
 
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
 
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
fearnotcounseling@gmail.com
 
Hillcrest Counseling
Bonnie J. Kellogg, LCSW:
• Marriages & Family; Pre-marital; Couples; Individuals; Spiritual Counseling
• Available to do presentations for Women Groups and Marriage seminars
Elmira/Corning/Bath area 607-794-0508
skittlesfarm@gmail.com
 
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
info@agaperoc.org
 
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
Syracuse/Fulton/Watertown/Rome/Ithaca 315-663-7060
 
Haven Counseling:
• 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
• Nutrition counseling and education
Elmira 607-398-0392
havencounselingelmira@gmail.com
 
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
office@christiancounsel.us
 
Grief Center of the Southern Tier
Sandi Follette, Executive Director
• Specialties include: grief counseling; coping with loss
Elmira/Corning area 607-962-7000
griefcenter@gmail.com
 
Doug Mitchell
Financial Counselor
• Specialties include debt reduction and financial planning
Elmira/Corning area   607-359-2928
dmitch7664@stny.rr.com
 
Dr. Timothy Bryant
• Specialties include: marriage, spiritual issues, depression, anger management, anxiety, family, grief, men’s issues, parenting, pastors and ministry families, pre-marital, sexual addiction/pornography, teenagers
Preteens/Tweens (11-13), Adults, Adolescents/Teenagers (14-19), Elders (65+)
Williamsport area 570-326-4118
 
Alicia B Counseling
Mrs. Alicia Bunk
• Specialties include: marriage, anxiety, anger management, life coaching, depression, parenting, clinical supervision
Adults
Ebensburg/Altoona area 814-341-8905
 
We are currently seeking additional counselors to recommend to our pastoral families.
 
Toll-Free Clergy Care Number: 1-800-53PASTOR
 
Process…
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
Email: office@pennyorkdistrict.org