Hello and welcome. I am an Ordained Minister (Rev), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) in Pennsylvania. My background is in pastoral ministry (since January 2001). My wife and I have been married since June of 2000 and we have five children ranging in ages from 10 to 16. Over the past 22 years I have spent a lot of time in counseling with individuals, couples, and families helping them to overcome their struggles (Parenting, premarital and marital issues, ADHD, depression, anxiety, gambling and substance abuse and addiction, legal issues, religious issues, trauma and PTSD, grief and loss, and many others). I desired to be better equipped to help, so I went back to get my MA in Marriage and Family Therapy which I completed in December of 2017. I was glad to be able to bring my real world experience to the classroom and I found that I was already putting into practice a lot of what I was studying.
Over the years I have worked with clients from all walks of life (children, teens, adults, parents, grandparents, and people in Hospice and their families).
No matter what you are going through, who you are or what you have done, you can find grace, peace, forgiveness, and strength in the Lord Jesus Christ. To paraphrase Romans 8:28, I know that God works all things for the good of His people. King Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, reminds us to "commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed" (Proverbs 16:3 NLT). He also said to "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight" (Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV). God is in control. He will never leave you nor forsake. He invites you to cast all you cares on Him.
I will be your supporter, your cheerleader, your encourager, and your teammate. I believe that real change can start in the therapy session, but the work happens outside of session and in the real world. With the Lord's help, you can do it, you can achieve your goals. I'm looking forward to helping you do so.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , ADHD , Blended Family Issues , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Solution-Focused Therapy
PA LPC PC012631
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Rev. Michael Abell. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Faithful Counseling might be different.
Very easy to talk to, often sends encouraging messages throughout the week.
Rev. Abell is a very good listener and communicator as well. His response time and follow up was excellent. I found him to go the extra mile.
Rev. Abel is someone I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone.