COUNSELING AT EBENEZER
Each of us has personal and interpersonal struggles. Jesus Christ knows those struggles, cares about strugglers, and enters in. We see Him bring about significant change in people’s lives, and we desire healing and wholeness for all those seeking it. Therefore, we offer counseling services by professional counselors who recognize the rich wisdom of Scripture and help us apply it to the complexities of human life. They understand that God has not left us without hope but has provided “everything we need for life and godliness” (2 Peter 1:3). They are equipped to walk alongside others with love and wisdom.
COUNSELING SERVICES AVAILABLE
Ebenezer’s Counseling Ministry seeks to help people know, love, and depend on Jesus as God continues His work of restoration in their lives. Toward that goal, we typically offer counseling that covers, but is not limited to, the following concerns:
- LIFE DIRECTION/FAITH JOURNEY
- MAJOR LOSS/GRIEF
- MARITAL COUNSELING
- FAMILY COUNSELING
- INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING (CHILDREN/TEEN/ADULTS)
- ANXIETY/PANIC ATTACKS
- ANGER ISSUES
- ADDICTIONS: ALCOHOL, DRUGS, GAMBLING, PORNOGRAPHY, ETC
Jane Boyd: Jane has provided individual and family counseling to children, adolescents, and adults since 2002. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Olivet Nazarene University, a Master of Science degree from Georgia State University, and a Christian Counseling Diploma from Psychological Studies Institute. “I feel honored by the opportunity to serve here at Ebenezer and support those facing various challenges, such as depression, anxiety, grief/loss, relationship difficulties, parenting concerns, and those in need of spiritual and/or emotional healing.” Jane is available for weekly or bi-weekly counseling sessions at Ebenezer.
Eric Johnson: Eric Johnson is the executive director of Adult Life Ministry which he and his wife founded in 2013 with the vision of engaging all adults with God’s grace. They previously served on Young Life staff for 25 years in the Lehigh Valley. Eric has been a Ruling Elder at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church since its founding. Eric has his Masters of Divinity and currently is working on his D.Min. from Westminster Theological Seminary. He aligns with the counseling practice of Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation which he studied. He enjoys working with couples, singles, and families. Eric and Jenny Johnson have been married since 1985, they have 4 children and 5 grandchildren. Eric is available for weekly or bi-weekly counseling sessions at Ebenezer.
Clyde Bomgardner: Clyde is an ordained minister and has served in the Bible Fellowship Denomination since 1986. For more than 15 years he was privileged to serve as a pastor both in associate and senior-pastor positions. His undergraduate training was received at Wheaton College (BA, Psychology) and graduate studies were completed at Biblical Theological Seminary in Hatfield, PA. Additional training in conflict coaching and mediation was received from Peacemakers Ministries, Billings, MT. Clyde has been married to Lisa since 1988, and they have four children. Clyde is usually available for counseling upon request. He typically meets for counseling at Calvary BFC in Coopersburg, but may be able to travel to Ebenezer if needed.
Counseling is typically done in one-hour sessions onsite at Ebenezer Bible Fellowship Church. We warmly welcome anyone to request counseling, whether they attend our church or not. Financial assistance is available to counselees who are members or regular attendees* of Ebenezer. The number of sessions for which it is granted will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Those who don’t attend Ebenezer are welcome to use our counselors but must set up payment arrangements with each counselor individually. The cost of counseling sessions is $50/hr for Eric and Jane, and $90/hr for Clyde. Sorry, none of our counselors are able to accept insurance at this time.
* To be eligible to receive financial assistance for counseling, you must have attended Ebenezer’s Sunday Morning Worship Service at least 16 times in the last 6 months, and must maintain this level of attendance throughout the time you are being counseled.