Pastoral counselors integrate psychology and the client's spiritual perspective into the therapeutic process. They have received thorough clinical training and have gained extensive experience in a variety of professional settings.
They have typically received certification from the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, or are certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors. They may also be licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as Licensed Professional Counselors.
Donna Marie Liu LPC NCC
Donna Marie Liu is a Nationally Certified, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Pastoral Psychotherapist. She received her Masters Degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Neumann University in 2008. Donna specializes in working with adult clients who are struggling with life transitions, loss and grief, terminal illness, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety and relationship issues as well as spiritual pain. She also enjoys working with teens and young adults who find life confusing and need to get back on track. Operating from an eclectic perspective, she believes psychotherapy can help clients to actualize more of their potential so they can make healthier choices instead of feeling stuck in the same old patterns. Donna feels that part of the work of therapy is unraveling the preconceptions, fears and concerns a client may bring to relationships in general. Her motto is "We are all a work in progress!"
Donna is also trained in EMDR and childhood sexual abuse counseling. She is currently on the Board of Directors of Family Support Line, and is a member of the American Counseling Association and the American Mental Health Counselors Association.
Mike D'Angelo LPC NCC
Mike D'Angelo is a Nationally Certified, Licensed Professional Counselor. He received his Masters Degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Neumann University in 2005. Mike utilizes individual therapy in his work with clients ages 5 and older, with a concentration on college students. Operating from a cognitive-behavioral perspective, Mike's areas of specialty include work with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, loss and grief, anxiety, depression, relationships, alcohol and drug dependence and spiritual issues. Mike believes that with courage and dedication to the therapeutic process clients can transform their pain into healing so they can live a more authentic life. He is also trained in EMDR and is a member of the American Counseling Association.
"What is to give light, must endure the burning." Viktor E. Frankl
Dr. D. Keith Coleman, LMHC
D. Keith Coleman is a Fellow of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, a Clinical Member or the American Mental Health Counselors Association, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (Massachusetts). He received a Doctorate in Psychology from Andover Newton Theological School in 1990 and has been practicing pastoral counseling for over 30 years. Keith, an ordained minister, brings together current neuroscience and spirituality in working with individuals, adolescents, couples, and families. He also trained at the Mind Body Medical Institute at Harvard Medical School and the Jungian Institute of Philadelphia, and combines both in creating a healing environment. He believes, along with Dr. Howard Clinebell (one of the founders of pastoral counseling), “Confrontation plus caring creates growth!"
George I Bustard, Jr. AAMFT
George I. Bustard, Jr. is a Fellow of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and a Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. He has been working at the Center for Pastoral Counseling since 1977. He holds masters-level degrees from Princeton and Colgate Theological Seminaries and has over forty years of experience in counseling, teaching and consultation. George uses a blend of psychodynamic and family system approaches and techniques. He is particularly interested in the spiritual dimensions of recovery and healing, in the grief responses of adults as well as adolescents, and in coaching clients as they deal with the issues of creative retirement.