Trained professional counselors who integrate relevant models and interventions with the healing and transformation that only God can produce at the core of one’s problems.

WHO WE ARE

Grace Like a River offers both Christian counseling and spiritual direction.  It is a ministry of Dr. Shawn Geraty and associates whose passion is to see transformation occur in people’s hearts and minds in the presence of Christ and the Father’s love.

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WHAT WE DO

 The Grace Like a River team’s specialty is integrating healing and spiritual formation approaches with both professional Christian counseling and spiritual direction.   These approaches lead to authentic change and wholeness.

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WHERE WE WORK

Grace Like a River serves the South Central Pennsylvania region with offices conveniently located in Mechanicsburg along Route 15.  Additionally, we have two satellite offices located in scenic Boiling Springs and north of Harrisburg in Duncannon.

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ARE YOU SEEKING HELP?

Grace Like a River offers authentic Christian counseling and spiritual direction services for individuals, couples and families.  We help position people for freedom, healing, restoration and growth in their lives and relationships.

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ARE YOU A PASTOR?

The team at Grace Like a River offers spiritual direction, retreats, seminars, workshops, consultation and staff development for pastors and their churches.  The GLR team has enjoyed years of experience serving the local church and assisting in leadership development.

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ARE YOU A COUNSELOR?

Grace Like a River offers networking opportunities, continuing education and supervision for counselors in training for licensure, as well as ongoing supervision in areas of formational prayer and spiritual direction.

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“Our counseling and spiritual direction helps clients engage a journey
toward wholeness, and experience real freedom, healing and transformation”
DR. SHAWN GERATY • OWNER, CHRISTIAN COUNSELOR, SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR

I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me.

He freed me from all my fears.

Those who look to him for help

will be radiant with joy;

no shadow of shame will darken their faces.”

(Psalms 34:4–5, NLT)

I am a pastor, a counselor, and a professor of counseling on the graduate level, and when someone in my family needed counseling, Shawn was the first person I contacted. I regularly refer people (children, adults, married couples) to Shawn because of his caring, warm personality, his heart of compassion for people, and his ability to understand the spiritual, emotional, relational, and physical needs of people where they are. I highly recommend Shawn to anyone who needs counseling.
Pastor
I have used a number of counselors over the years, and I can say that Shawn has without question been the most effective. He has been able to change the type of counseling we do based on my need, while still moving me forward in my journey for emotional healing. He has proven himself to be not only an excellent counselor but also someone who I can say has become a good friend. His love for broken people like us is evident and should you walk down this road with Shawn you will be treated like a person , not a paycheck. He has been willing to work with me even in financial tuff times. I recommend Shawn on a regular basis to people I run into and we have all had the same result. He is a good man and If you are seeking help, he is a great person to bring along on your journey.
D.M.
I have referred a number of folks to Shawn, and have had very positive feedback from everyone without exception. Very effective, and a completely different approach to counseling than most. I trust Shawn completely.
Anonymous
Grace Like a River’s purpose is to position people for life-transforming encounters in the Father’s healing presence and love. Our vision is to see those who are broken and struggling obtain freedom, engage a journey toward wholeness, experience healthy, vibrant relationships with God and others, discover their true identity, and begin to live from that place.
Grace Like a River believes in integrating presence-driven and healing approaches with Christ-centered counseling and spiritual direction that lead to deep healing, transformation and wholeness.
The team at Grace Like a River promises to help individuals discover the obstacles to intimacy and growth in their lives while helping them engage a life-changing healing journey.
Grace Like a River offers compassionate and attentive Christian counseling and spiritual direction that positions individuals for life change.