Membership: American Association of Christian Counselors
Judi has worked at Bethany Wesleyan Church for ten years. Prior to working at Bethany she has many years of experience counseling with both adults and children. She has previously worked as a counselor at the Allentown School District and at the Northwestern Lehigh School District. Her experience includes individual and family counseling, running small groups, and she has served as an adjunct professor at Lehigh University teaching a Fundamentals of Counseling course. She is a co-author of published research in techniques to raise up the self-esteem of children. Judi has been trained and has worked as a hospice volunteer and has served as a consultant for Family Life Services at the Lutheran Home in Topton.
Judi considers her counseling to be a calling and feels privileged to have the opportunity to encourage and support individuals who struggle with issues in their life’s journey. She provides a cognitive approach to counseling which she believes can promote a renewal and transformation of the mind.
Currently, Judi is looking to work with individual adults dealing in the areas of loss and grief. Whenever a part of life is lost or taken away there can be grief. Judi’s passion is to help to support and aid clients in mobilizing their inner resources to cope with the losses. She also looks to work with clients in the areas of anxiety and depression that frequently occur with those losses.
Since he can remember, Matthew has been adept at listening and developing relationships. In college he felt there was little choice in following a career in Psychology, hoping one day to provide counsel. In 2013 Matthew began his Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy and since, his passion for God and helping people has grown through a unique understanding of people, our problems and how everything can change. In addition to the wealth of experience gained through his training, Matthew has excelled in multiple positions since graduating in 2015. These include Mobile Therapist, Behavioral Specialist Consultant, and Outpatient Therapist. No matter the position, he believes his job is always to put himself out of a job by helping all forms of people know their own value and experience the personal freedom they’re looking for. Currently, he is seeing clients in a service called Systemic Counseling, utilizing insights gained from his training as a therapist, as well as his current PhD Program in Marriage and Family Therapy. Matthew believes God has brought him to BWC for a reason, and intends to put everything on the line to see that reason fulfilled.
Joan is a Marriage and Family Counselor with more than 19 years working with individuals, couples, and families. She earned her Master's degree in Marriage and Family Counseling and Therapy from Capella University and her BA in Psychology from East Stroudsburg University. She strives to facilitate relational, behavioral, and spiritual well-being by helping individuals discover the tools and resources they need to build strong and long-lasting relationships. Her specialties include marital enhancement, pre-marital preparation, and co-parenting, concentrating on issues such as adoption, behavioral issues, family conflict, life transitions, and separation. It is her belief that marriage and family therapy allows us to be mindful and intentional in our effort to identify, explore and work through situations that would otherwise leave us unable to enjoy the life and love that God desires for us.
From a young age Christine had the desire to help people in need. Listening, caring for and working through the hard questions were areas she thrived in. In 2000 she started her Masters of Educations at Lehigh University with a focus on psychology. Christine has been blessed to have worked with other Christians in the field since that time. Out of college God led her to Dr. Kelly who is the founder of Keystone counseling, where her journey began. Growing connections in other areas, she hes been counseling at BWC since 2006 as well as working as a behavioral therapist specializing in Autism at the CLIU#21 since 2009. She feels that her life has been extremely blessed not only in her career but also with her husband Jamie and two teen boys Connor and Jack. Christine and her family desire to help others live a life that is fulfilled, productive and filled with God's love. Christine is grateful to be a part of the BWC family and looks forward to help people in any season of life they are in.