Our Therapists

Mary Jo Schneller, PhD

( Partner )

I believe in helping people through a Faith based and practical counseling approach that responds to the needs of the whole person.  I have a strong commitment to the strengthening of individuals, marriages, and families by promoting excellence in counseling.

I specialize in the treatment of PTSD disorders, addictions, and sexual abuse, and is extensively trained in cognitive behavioral therapy as well as marriage and family therapy, along with weight loss nutritional coaching.  My experience includes nutrition and health, anxiety disorders, sexual dysfunction, grief and crisis, spiritual and pastoral issues. I have lead groups in weight loss and nutritional education, 12-step, and trauma resolution.

I am an active member of National Christian Counseling Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Michelle’s approach is to help others heal and grow spiritually, socially, relationally, mentally and intellectually.

She has twenty plus years working with families in education working within the public school system, providing strategies and resources for academic engagement.

Michelle is a counselor for the public schools and is in private practice that focuses on Children with special needs. She has had extensive training in play therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

Michelle Manuel MAC, MSE

( Associate )

Grace Tsoka, MA

( Associate )

I’m a Christian faith-based counselor whose passion is working on women’s and family issues, as well as with children and parents struggling with parenting issues. My agenda is to empower individuals who have emotional, relational and spiritual struggles. I help motivate them to resolve their problems, as well as navigate their crossroads in life.

For the past 16 years I worked in a Christian ministry as an unofficial counselor of sorts. I have personally worked through grief and depression issues faced by the elderly as well as individuals with physical issues. I am able to provide them with the right coping skills and mechanisms to motivate and inspire them by 1) listening to and understanding what people have to say, and 2) taking a holistic approach with each client and creating an accepting environment for them.

I have been in Early Childhood Education for a long time. I have experience as a pre-school director, and have worked with children and families on a daily basis. Additionally, I have worked in HR, and am especially proficient at helping employees discover their strengths and transition between jobs. I also have a cogent understanding of the stress related issues that plague the top level.

To sum up, my strengths lie in working with parents and families, children and the elderly, as well as in managing employees. I help people who are having stress conflicts with their careers, as well as organizations looking to solve conflicts. I also aid people who suffer from depression and anxiety. My ultimate goal is to educate people to work with children and families to begin a community that grows based on family-centric values.