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SUSQUEHANNA FAMILY COUNSELING MINISTRY
AN ECUMENICAL MINISTRY of the SUSQUEHANNA ASSOCIATION NEW YORK CONFERENCE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

Providing professional, spiritually sensitive counseling and therapy to individuals, couples, families, and groups since 1975.
WHAT IS PASTORAL COUNSELING?

Pastoral counseling is a unique form of counseling which uses spiritual resources as well as psychological understanding
for healing and growth.  

It is provided by individuals who are not only mental health professionals (with master's degrees and certification by a
national counseling organization, and increasingly state licensed Mental Health Counselors) but persons who also have had
in-depth religious and/or theological training.  

Most pastoral counselors are ordained clergy or persons otherwise endorsed by a religious faith group.  Local church
Pastors provide supportive listening, and in some cases limited supportive counseling.  Pastoral Counselors are specially
trained to address  life problems and challenges that are  traumatic, acute, and chronic.

FEES are based on family income and family size.

"What is Family Counseling Ministry?"   CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO
WAYNE E. GUSTAFSON, D.Min.* is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and a certified Fellow in the American Association of
Pastoral Counselors.  He has been a parish pastor, prison chaplain and pastoral counselor, integrating psychological and spiritual perspectives in all
his pastoral work.  He is also an accomplished workshop, seminar and retreat leader.  He sees clients in the Watkins Glen & Ithaca areas, and can
be reached at (607) 857-0003. Wayne also serves as
Senior Clinician for the FCM staff.
NYS Lic. #MHC002006
CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO OF WAYNE
JOANNE FERGUSON, M.S., C.A.S. earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Marriage and Family Therapy
at the State University College at Oneonta.  She is a Member of AAMFT.  Joanne brings extensive experience counseling children and families. She
sees clients in Binghamton, Greene, & Norwich. You may call her at (607) 244-0896.
CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO OF JOANNE
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ROBERTA (BOBBIE) VALENTINE is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a R number who has over 15 years experience in the Mental Health
Field. She has provided counseling services to individuals of all ages as well as families. She currently serves as Lay Servant at Ledyard United
Methodist Church. She is a member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association. She can be reached at 315 406 9562
NYS License # R074314-1