Centre Marriage & Relational Therapy brings a unique blend of ministry training and experience as well as marriage and family therapy training into the counseling room. For each person, couple, or family that we see, we focus on four areas of treatment; the individual, relational, intergenerational and the spiritual* (as desired by the client).
This approach is different from traditional psychology, which tends to focus predominantly on the individual, and from traditional Christian counseling, which tends to focus predominantly on the spiritual; we balance the importance of all four of these dimensions to bring forth the greatest potential for healing and wellness.
For more information, visit our Prospective Clients page.
Shane Landherr, LMFT
I received my BA in Christian Ministry from Messiah College and have over eight years of ministry experience working with adolescents and families in the local church. My formal therapy training is from Evangelical Theological Seminary where I received my MA of Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT). I am a member of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies(CAPS) as well as a clinical fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). I am currently licensed in the state of Pennsylvania as an LMFT.
I believe deeply in the importance of marriage and in its ability to unite and strengthen individuals into a sum that is greater than its parts. Using social research, and insight from the Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) field, I hope to expand the understanding and inherent value that marriage holds for us today.
I also work with individuals on a variety of different struggles such as depression, anxiety, sexual addictions, and relationship issues. I am able to bring a relational perspective into these personal issues that can help get to the deeper places that we get stuck and can create larger systemic changes within your life and relationships.
Kelly Chismar, NCC
Thank you for taking the time to read about us! I would like to share a little about myself. But first, as you consider choosing someone to help you or the person you care about, I would like to encourage you to remember that it takes courage to walk through difficult times and I believe it is an honor to come along side of you in the process. I care deeply about my faith, family, and friends and desire to help people, especially children, work through difficult times and hurts by walking along side of them during their journey.
I am a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Board Certified School Counselor with a master’s degree in Counselor Education from Penn State University. Since 2009, I have gained experience working in residential treatment, outpatient care, school counseling, and now in private practice. I am actively pursuing licensure as a professional counselor while adhering to strict Codes of Ethics and standards of practice. I am very passionate about working with children and helping each individual and their families through the healing process. I believe in using a holistic approach and place great value on the relationship between therapist and individual, as well as family members as a way for true healing to take place.
The use of play techniques is also an extremely valued asset for me in my role working with children and adolescents. The therapeutic powers of play have made, and continue to make a tremendous difference for every individual I’ve encountered! I would be happy to share more about this and answer any other questions you may have. I hope you found this helpful and I look forward to hearing from you!
Steve Gibboney, Counselor
I received my BA in Biblical Studies from Cairn University in 2006. I spent nine years working with adolescents and their families, five of which were spent in an international community working with Third Culture Kids/Global Nomads. I obtained my MA in Professional counseling from Liberty University, and am currently working toward licensure and National board certification. I am a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
My therapeutic approach is strengths based and collaborative. I believe that relating with honesty, courage, and compassion to others, the world around us, and perhaps most foundationally, to ourselves, lies at the heart of living a full and healthy life. I also believe that each person has the means within themselves to address the challenges that they are facing. My role is to help identify those internal resources, and offer guidance in utilizing them. I have experience working with couples, as well as individuals facing a number of challenges such as anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, and relational issues.