Counseling

Welcome to the Counseling Ministry

“He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted. To proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners.” Isaiah 61:1

For counseling that is professional, confidential, ethical and distinctly Christian.  Areas of focus include:

Spiritual-emotional concerns
Depression
Stress, anxiety, & fear
Caregiver fatigue
Grief & loss
Children & teen therapy
Compulsive behaviors

Marital and premarital issues
Unwanted same-sex attraction
Sexual issues/addiction
Abuse/trauma
Transitions, career, & calling
Relationship issues.

Meet Our Counselors…

Mike Blount, M.A. has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Bethel University. Since 1997 he has worked extensively with sexual addiction and recovery, men’s issues, same-sex attractions, spiritual abuse, career management, life coaching, and relationship counseling. Mike also works at Messiah College as a counselor in the Engle Counseling Center. He leads men’s groups or programs for male character development and cross-cultural courses. Mike is married and has one daughter

Krista Cochran, M.A., NCC, LPC has a Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Messiah College. She is a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor. Krista utilizes a holistic approach to counseling and desires to create a safe space for each of her clients as they work together toward healing. Some of Krista’s clinical interests include anxiety, grief and loss, and trauma. She also has a passion for helping others with issues relating to fertility concerns and pregnancy loss. Krista and her husband, Sean, have one daughter.

Philip J. Lawlis, Ph.D., provides oversight of the Counseling Ministry at West Shore Free Church. Phil is a licensed psychologist with an M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Kansas. He served as the Director of Counseling and Health Services at Messiah College for many years and continues a private practice. Phil and his wife, Kathy, have two grown daughters. They have been active in worship and service atWest Shore Free Church since 1980.

Dan Lundblad, LSW obtained a Master’s degree in social work from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. Dan’s passion is to help couples develop healthy intimacy in marriage with effective communication skills. Other specialties include work with adolescent boys and men of all ages. Dan and his wife, Joan, have two adult children and three awesome grandsons.

Need Help Now? 

For life-threatening emergencies, please dial 911.

For more information about how to begin meeting with one of our counselors, please contact the church office at 717.697.0226 or email counseling@westshorefree.org.