Christian Counseling Pennsylvania

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Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalm 119:105

Welcome to Grace Christian Counseling

All are welcome at GCC! Your online Christian Counselor will meet you where you are on your journey, listen to and understand your unique story, and develop a plan to accomplish your goals. Our heart desires to see people overcome difficulties and have the life God has planned for them. If you are currently without hope, let one of our counselors hope for you until you can see out from under your burdens!


The Grace Difference

It’s difficult to make the first step towards getting help. It’s often hard to know where to start. Let our care team guide you! They will guide you through the process with warmth and understanding. If we can’t help, they will support you in finding someone who can. They will connect you with the right counselor for your specific needs. All of our counselors receive ongoing training, support and oversight to ensure they are providing you with the highest quality care possible.


Our Services – Tailored for You

Everyone is unique and experiences hardship, loss, trauma mental health issues differently. Therefore, the care you seek must be tailored to your specific needs. Our counselors utilize a variety of evidence-based approaches integrated with sound Biblical truth to find what works for you. Let us come alongside you and help you find the freedom you so desperately seek! Our online Christian counseling is designed for you.


Pennsylvania Online Counselors

Our licensed, Christian Counselors who are ready to serve you!

Stephen A. Luther


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Education: Master’s degree in Education; Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Duquesne University

Experience: Executive Director and Founder of Grace Christian Counseling; Since 1997 he has been helping children, adolescents, and adults suffering with many different issues

Tools: Attachment Based Therapy, Splankna Healing, Therapeutic Parent Coach

For You: Steve specializes in working with hurting families including those who have foster, adopted, or traumatized children

Louise Meleshenko


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Education: Master’s degree in Social Work

Experience: Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years experience in providing therapy to adults and late adolescents in the community and private sector

Tools: Provides evidence-based treatments supported by the truth of the Bible

For You: Louise has provided treatment to individuals experiencing challenges with mental health disorders, addictions, abuse and relationship issues

Jason Batten


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Education: Master’s in Counseling and Masters in Health Care Management from Liberty University

Experience: 10+ years of experience with specialization in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Tools: Jason believes strongly in holistic wellness and carefully integrates evidence based approaches with Christian faith and spirituality

For You: Jason has a passion for working with individuals seeking healing from trauma, addiction, or other mental health conditions.  He works with Men and Women of all ages.

Steph McCarthy


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Education: Master’s degree in clinical mental health from Geneva College

Experience: Works individuals struggling with stress management, adult ADHD, Anxiety/Depression, Eating Disorders, Postpartum/Fertility issues, Insomnia Chronic Pain and most other mental health issues

Tools: Steph appreciates holistic and integrative practices, as well as inviting faith-based approaches into therapeutic relationships. Steph believes in the wellness model of taking care of the mind, body, and soul.

For You: Steph comes from a distinctive background, having spent two decades as a cosmetologist specializing in holistic and chemical-free professional hair treatments. This experience fueled her enthusiasm for assisting others and cultivated her ability to connect with people individually.

Aki Jamal Durham


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Education: Master of Arts degree in Human Services Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University

Experience: Relationship coach and counselor with 15+ years of experience providing individuals, married couples, and those preparing for marriage with insights that focus on the couple’s strength assessments, communication, conflict resolution, finances, family of origin examinations, and intimacy

Tools: Relies heavily on Biblical truths to support the practical and clinical guidance he offers his clients

For You: Revealing God’s purpose for marriage and His desire for Godly men to head Christian households are Aki’s primary passions

Jonathan Held


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Education: Bachelor’s degree from The University of Pittsburgh, with majors in Psychology and Philosophy; Master’s degree in Social Work at California University of Pennsylvania

Experience: Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in Structural Family Therapy

Tools: Person-Centered Care; Structural Family Therapy

For You: Jonathan is active in his local church, serving on the worship team

Adam Morrison


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Education: Bachelor’s in Student Ministries with a minor in Psychology; Master’s in Family Counseling from Geneva College

Experience: Has worked with troubled youth in a residential setting, specializing in working with youth with sexually maladaptive behaviors along with their families for over 6 years

Tools: Trauma-Informed Care

For You: Adam integrates many of his counseling skills with faith based principles and serving as a resource for his clients and local churches

Rebecca Hudock


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Education: Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health from Waynesburg University

Experience: Director of a Men’s Recovery Home Ministry; works with court-ordered adults with substance use and mental health disorders. As well as working with those who struggle with anxiety, depression, marital problems, and adjustment disorders

Tools: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Biblical truth in her counseling sessions

For You: Becca partners with clients to help them find healing from past hurts and security in their identity in Christ; she meets clients wherever they are and supports them in moving forward with their current circumstances

Brianna Belliconish


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Education: Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Advanced Addictions

Experience: Works with a variety of clients but feels her calling to work specifically with children and families with struggles stemming from mental health or addictions

Tools: Reality Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Psycho-Education while empowering clients through Biblical truth

For You: Brianna’s passion for counseling comes from her belief that every person, young and old, should have a voice

Maryann Roberts


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Education: B.S. in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Development; M.A. in Guidance Counselor Education from the University of South Florida; Doctorate in Clinical Christian Counseling from Jacksonville Theological Seminary

Experience: Has been in private practice for 20 years and has counseled adults and older teens with issues ranging from marriage/relationship problems, anxiety, and depression to bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder

Tools: Uses a Person-Centered approach and customizes it according to the unique needs and goals of each client

For You: Maryann believes in the transformative work of Christ through the disciplines of faith; clients learn various skills, perspectives, and strategies to successfully overcome and work through difficult life situations and experiences

Jaclyn Edwards


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Education: Master’s in Marriage and Family Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Experience: Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years experience

Tools: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy, Mindfulness, Reality Therapy and Psycho-Education

For You: Jaclyn strives to help clients find forgiveness and grace from their past, solutions and peace in their present, and hope for their future

Quentin Hampton



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Education: Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from George Fox University

Experience: worked as an EMT for 5 years before becoming a therapist, gaining a unique perspective on mental health, PTSD, and first responder issues

Tools: Cognitive-Behavioral, Reality, and Solution-Focused Therapy

For You: Quentin believes in the healing power of grace, forgiveness, and seeking God’s best for our lives

Maria Clark


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Education: Bachelor’s in Psychology from Saint Vincent College and Master’s in Counselor Education from Penn State University

Experience: Has been working with children, adolescents, and families for 26 years

Tools: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Narrative Therapy, while incorporating strength-based, mindfulness, and expressive arts interventions from a trauma-informed approach

For You: Maria has a passion for emotional and mental health, believes everyone has a purpose, and is avid about supporting individuals to improve their lives through increased awareness and understanding of self

Michael Grabowski


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Education: Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Geneva College

Experience: Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 6 years of experience treating adolescents and adults

Tools: Person-centered with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy

For You: Michael’s goal is to create a warm, inviting and non-judgmental experience

Gregg Newmaster


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Education: Duquesne University with a Bachelor’s Degree in theology and Master’s Degree in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and another Master’s Degree in counseling, specializing in Marriage, Family, and Couple counseling from Geneva College

Experience: Worked in various Catholic and Protestant churches, Gregg felt called to work as a psychotherapist

Tools: Trauma- and Family- and Person-Centered approach along with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Bowenian Therapy

For You: Gregg likes to use humor and have fun (when appropriate) while building a rapport with his clients

Counselor David Balbach

David Balbach


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Education: Dave received both his Master’s in Arts in Counseling and his Master’s in Arts in Pastoral Counseling from Cincinnati Christian University.

Experience: Dave has experience in both private practice and community mental health settings. This diverse background has equipped him with an understanding of clients from diverse backgrounds. Dave has experience with attachment issues and has worked with foster and adoptive families and children.

Tools: Dave utilizes a Faith-Based approach integrated with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and psychoeducation. 

For You: Dave’s diverse background and techniques allow him to work with a broad range of issues and clients. His passion and expertise is in working with addiction, dual diagnosis, depression, anxiety, trauma, anger management, marriage and family work, grief and loss, attachment and bonding and premarital counseling.

Kristen Ashton


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Education: Bachelor’s in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State University and Master’s in Counseling from Messiah University, with a specialization in marriage, couple, and family counseling

Experience: Worked in college campus ministry, in long-term care for older adults, and at a college campus counseling center

Tools: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Family Systems Theory

For You: Kristen makes sure each person feels seen, heard, and empowered in the midst of their struggles.

Counselor Alexis Rosendo

Alexis Rosendo


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Education: Alexis has a Master’s of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Master’s of Arts in Pastoral Counseling, both from Regent University. She also has a Master’s of Science in Non-profit Administration from Louisiana State University.

Experience: Alexis has experience working in both clinical and church-based settings with children, tens, college students, adults, and retirees.

Tools: With her background in both ministry and clinical settings it comes naturally for Alexis to integrate evidence-based clinical techniques with a strong faith-based focus.

For You: Alexis has a passion for examining how mental and emotional conditions both reflect and influence one’s life journey and is continuing to seek new ways to combine her love for mental health counseling with her passion for ministry, leadership, and community-based efforts.

Grace’s Counseling Blueprint

Integrating Biblical & Clinical Care

Take off the Mask

Grace counselors act as a mirror reflecting back to you how God actually sees you. Imagine embracing how God sees you rather than putting on a mask.

Heal the Wounds

Our Christian counselors help you unpack your pain. Once you’ve located the root issues, you’ll work together to create healing for your wound.

Remove the Toxins

While it’s tempting to create another mask, our integrated Christian counseling helps you remove the toxic beliefs that are rotting you.

Replace with Truth

All truth is God’s and is critical for your transformation. To be all that you can be, it’s vital you understand who you were created to be.

Your Healing Journey Begins Here!

Find the Freedom God Desires for You!



Other Services

Explore a few ways Grace Christian Counselors can help

Online Christian Counseling

Grace Christian Counseling offers compassionate online Christian counseling, designed to meet you wherever you are on your journey towards healing. Our experienced counselors blend Biblical wisdom with evidence-based practices to create personalized plans for overcoming life’s challenges. Whether you’re dealing with loss, trauma, or mental health issues, our team is dedicated to guiding you toward the life God intends for you. Contact us to embark on a path of transformation and discover the freedom and fulfillment waiting for you with Grace Christian Counseling.

Grief Counseling

Losing someone you love hurts really bad. How do you keep going when your heart has been ripped from your chest? At first, you’ll likely find support all around. But after a few weeks, the calls, visits, and food stop, and now, you’re alone. You don’t have to journey through grief alone. Grace’s Christian counselors are trained to guide you through this difficult season.

Trauma Counseling

Just over half of us will experience at least one traumatic event in our lives. Trauma can occur through any event that causes you psychological or emotional harm. Some common events are chronic abuse, sexual violence, being bullied, or abandonment. Our Christian counselors use clinically-informed therapies to help you confront your trauma with coping skills you need to break free.

Sexual Addiction Counseling

Do you feel trapped by always thinking about sex? Does your preoccupation with sex interfere with your daily life? Are you putting yourself or others in danger to fulfill your sexual urges? Grace Christian counselors use evidence-based therapies centered around Christ to help you regain your life from the guilt, shame, and disconnection in sexual addiction.

Spiritual Abuse/Church Hurt Counseling

How do you regain clarity about who God is, your identity, and trust for the people of God after being spiritually abused? Churches are supposed to be communities built around deep love for and trust in one another, especially the leadership. Our counselors are ready to help you navigate through your spiritual pain so that you can be free in God and the church.

Spiritual Warfare Counseling

As Christian counselors we understand that there is more going on than just what meets the eye. Since we apply the best and most current clinically-informed therapies from a biblical worldview, we do not neglect the spiritual component of your identity. We are all involved in a spiritual war, and Grace Christian counselors are ready to equip you with the spiritual weapons you need to succeed.

Anxiety & Depression Counseling

Anxiety and depression distort how we feel, think, and handle mundane activities such as sleep, nutrition, and work for extended periods of time. Both are among the most effectively treated mental disorders with routine therapy being one of the most effective treatment options.

Art Therapy

At Grace Christian Counseling, we offer a unique path to healing through art therapy using creative expression to aid recovery. Our sessions blend psychology, art, and faith, providing a comforting space to explore and express your emotions. Our approach is tailored to individuals of all ages, focusing on personal growth and healing. By integrating Biblical wisdom, we help clients find strength and hope in their journey. Connect with us for a nurturing experience that embraces art’s power to heal the soul.


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A Lamp for your feet and

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