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Welcome 2017-03-25T18:45:19+00:00

Our professionally trained counselors use the best models and interventions that match clients’ needs. We also use transformational approaches that position clients to meet God at their core wounds, with sensitivity to client preferences. We believe that God can touch and heal core wounds, making deep and lasting change.

WHO WE ARE

Grace Like a River offers transformational counseling from a Christian perspective.  Dr. Shawn Geraty (founder) and associates have the passion to bring about real, lasting change in people’s hearts, minds and relationships.

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WHAT WE DO

Our team’s specialty is joining trained counseling methods with transformational prayer and spiritual coaching.  This approach makes room for God to enter core problems, to heal, and to make real change in clients’ lives.

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WHERE WE WORK

Grace Like a River serves the South Central Pennsylvania region.  We have offices in Mechanicsburg, right off Route 15.  We also have two satellite offices: one in Boiling Springs, and one north of Harrisburg in Duncannon.

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ARE YOU SEEKING HELP?

We offer real Christian counseling and services for individuals, couples, families, and groups.  We help people find freedom, restoration, and growth in their lives and relationships—lasting change.

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ARE YOU A PASTOR?

Our team offers counseling, retreats, seminars, trainings, consultation and staff development for pastors and their churches. We have years of experience serving the local church and helping leaders develop.

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ARE YOU A COUNSELOR?

We offer networking opportunities, continuing education and supervision toward licensure. We also provide ongoing supervision in transformational counseling and prayer.

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“Our approach to counseling helps clients engage a journey toward

wholeness, and experience real freedom, transformation, and growth.”

DR. SHAWN GERATY • OWNER & CHRISTIAN COUNSELOR

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 open the door of clients’ lives to God’s life-transforming truth and love.  Our vision is to move people from the place of brokenness and struggle to new ground where they gain freedom, and begin their journey toward wholeness.  We want you to experience healthy, vibrant relationships with God and others, to discover your true identity, and to live life from this new place.
Grace Like a River believes in joining transformational methods to Christ-centered counseling and spiritual coaching.  We use these tools to lead our clients to deep healing, real change, and  true wholeness.
Each member of our team makes this promise: to help each client discover and remove the obstacles in their lives to intimacy and growth.  We promise to lead each client to begin a life-changing, transformational journey.
Grace Like a River offers compassionate and attentive Christian counseling.  This creates space for each person who comes to us to make real life change and to thrive.