If you are going through a tough time, please let us offer you guidance and encouragement. We offer support groups as well as individual counseling services.
Shepherd Counseling Center
The Mt. Bethel Shepherd Counseling Center recognizes that people both inside and outside the church sometimes need the assistance of a mental health professional. We believe that the mission of the church goes beyond worship and teaching.
The Shepherd Center provides a Christian setting to meet the psychological needs of the greater community. Our therapists are in general practice, offering the customary range of psychological services, including individual adult psychotherapy, individual child psychotherapy, assessment and evaluation, marital therapy, family therapy, group psychotherapy, and structured psycho-educational groups.
For more information, please call the Shepherd Counseling Center at 678.571.5119.
Support Groups (join anytime)
Wednesdays | 6:30pm | B112 | Facilitators: Rev. Glenn Ray, Kevin Nicholas, and Licensed Professional Counselor, Judith Reichenbach | Find out more »
Are you dealing with lawyers, family, custody, infidelity, blended families, or do you just need someone to listen and talk to? Come to our friendly, confidential, Christ-centered Divorce Care where there are people who understand your pain and fears.
The group is led by Licensed Professional Counselor, Judith Reichenbach, Ed. S. and Rev. Glenn Ray. We utilize the national Divorce Care Program.
Our DivorceCare for Middle and High School Students Program is available for your middle and high school-aged students at the same time.
You may sign up by contacting Judith Reichenbach (770.597.9882) or Glenn Ray (770.971.2880). We look forward to seeing you and supporting you and your family through the pain of separation/divorce.
Grief Support Group
Wednesdays | 6:30pm | B116 | Find out more »
Facilitators: Dr. Susan Zonnebelt-Smeenge, a licensed clinical psychologist, and Dr. Robert DeVries, a pastor and seminary professor emeritus
If you have experienced a significant loss including that of a spouse, child, parent, sibling, or friend for which you are presently grieving, Mt. Bethel UMC offers GriefShare, a 13-week program based on a Christ-centered perspective.
For additional information about GriefShare, please call Susan at 616.780.1082, Bob at 616.780.5433, or Kibbie Parish, our Director of Care Ministry, at 678.560.7230. Give GriefShare a try, and take a big step to help yourself heal by joining us in this educational grief support group.
Ruth Young Women’s Cancer Support Group
First Tuesday of Month | 7pm | Mt. Bethel Community Center
Any woman experiencing cancer at Mt. Bethel or in the community is invited to participate in our faith-based women’s cancer support group. Our mission to support any woman who has a diagnosis of cancer by making her cancer journey as easy and comfortable as possible. The monthly meetings offer emotional support as well as resources regarding cancer treatment. Contact Sandy Weber if you have questions or would like additional information.
Men’s Cancer Support
If you are battling cancer, we want to help. We will assign a man who has gone through cancer and its treatment to be at the side of someone who is currently fighting that battle. Please contact Ben or Kibbie to get started.
Peer Financial Counseling
We have members who can provides, guidance, direction, and prayer for those suffering from financial problems resulting from the death of a spouse, a change in employment, or any other reason. Perhaps you just need someone to help you prepare a budget, or be a sounding board about your financial plans. Please contact Kibbie to get started.