The Counseling Center at Missio

The counseling center at Missio exists to provide low-cost, short-term pastoral counseling to seminary students, staff, Faculty, Alumni, and their families. Our Counselors are master’s-level graduates of seminary and/or licensed, and all strive to provide biblically sound, Christ-centered, God-glorifying counsel.

Our goal is that you would leave with greater self-awareness of God’s activity in your life and with a greater capacity to meet present and/or future challenges in life and ministry.

How to schedule a session:

Email: Counseling Center at Missio.

Call: 215.368.5000 x125

Our Intake Coordinator will contact you to get you connected to a counselor. You may request one of the counselors listed below.

Before starting our counseling sessions:

Please review, download, and complete the following:

The cost per session is $50, Licensed Professional Counselor, payable directly to Missio Seminary (1st session is $65 for Intake and Evaluation).

The cost per session is $40, master’s-level Counselor, payable directly to Missio Seminary (1st session is $55 for Intake and Evaluation).

Supervisor, Intake Coordinator, and Staff Counselor

KATHE DE SANCTIS MOYER, BSN, MA, NCC, LPC, ACS

MA in Counseling, Missio; Licensed Professional Counselor

Kathe is a 2008 graduate of Missio (MA in Counseling), a Registered Nurse, Licensed Professional Counselor, and has her certification as an Approved Clinical Supervisor. She has served in the church as a Licensed Pastor to children and families and has worked with people from various developmental stages of life. For the past eight years Kathe has worked as a Counselor in alternative education, caring for teenagers and families struggling with relational discord, drugs and alcohol, eating disorders, mental health diagnoses, abuse, and trauma. Joining others along the journey of self-discovery, and seeing God’s potential and unique design for each person is Kathe’s hope for the counseling process.

Licensed Counselors

MICHELLE ALTRINGER, MA, LPC

MA in Counseling, Missio; Licensed Professional Counselor

Michelle is a 2000 graduate of Missio (MA in Counseling), adjunct professor, and a Licensed Professional Counselor. Michelle has taught Fieldwork courses as well as Introduction to Counseling Skills and Sex Therapy. She has a heart for those that suffer from sexual difficulties in marriage. She has been counseling for over 14 years, and her clients have presented with varying issues including depression, anxiety, and sexual abuse.

STEVE SMITH, MA, LPC

MA in Counseling, Missio

Steve is an LPC, and holds both an MA in Counseling and an MA in Christian Thought from Missio, and is a Prepare & Enrich facilitator. Steve is the Pastoral Counselor at his local church and a Ruling Elder. Steve is a Leadership Coach for Cru (Campus Crusade) and volunteers as a couples’ counselor at the North Care Women’s Clinic. Areas of emphasis include: career and vocation, ministry challenges, grief and loss, couples and relationships. Steve’s personal mission is: Helping people overcome obstacles that prevent them from reaching the full potential of God’s calling for their lives.

TAUNYA TINSLEY, DMin, PhD, NCC, LPC

Director of the Graduate School of Counseling; Licensed Professional Counselor

In addition to providing academic and administrative services, Dr. Tinsley is the Owner of Transitions Counseling Service LLC and Life Skills Program that includes a ministry division, Love and Basketball Ministries, where she provides individual, marriage, family and group counseling and consultative services. Additionally, Dr. Tinsley is the Clinical Director of the Mount Ararat Baptist Church Counseling Center in Pittsburgh, PA. For her full faculty bio, CLICK HERE.

Ready to start your journey?

Whether you are looking for more information regarding a program, scheduling a visit, starting the application process, or just wanting to talk to someone about your dreams, our admissions department is always available to assist you and answer any question that you might have.

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