What's New at Sanctuary

It’s been another season of change for us, and we’re excited to share some of them with you.

Our partner Andrea just received her Pennsyvania licence as a licensed professional counselor. This takes years of work and dedication, and we are extremely proud of her! Congratulations, Andrea Geesaman, LPC!!!

We are also delighted to welcome our newest associate, Chris Givler, MA-MFT, to Sanctuary Christian Counseling. Chris comes out of the same marriage and family background as Ellen, and loves working with couples even more than she does! He has a background in teaching, theology and, of course, excellent therapy. In addition to couples, he loves working with individuals with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and is wonderful with teens and young adults.

We are introducing our newest therapy modality, Disconnect Recovery (TM), which is specifically aimed at helping couples and families deal with the impact of screens on their lives. DR therapy helps couples, families and individuals decide how to interact with today's technology in a way that enables them to enjoy its benefits while affirming relationships, health and connections.

Our third announcement is our new offering of online therapy. Beginning next week, Sanctuary Online will be a HIPAA-compliant platform that will allow our licensed therapists access to anyone in Pennsylvania, no matter how far away from our base in Shippensburg. With special paperwork, rules and interfaces, online therapy is a safe and easy alternative to face-to-face work that can benefit new clients living in remoter areas as well as current clients who relocate or spend time away from home. More information is coming soon!


As always, we believe insurance for mental health issues isn’t a good idea, and because we don’t take insurance, we can be over-the-top confidential. We’re still promising no one will have access to our records – they will all stay in our offices. All the time, unless you wish us to share them. Never in the Cloud. Never on the ‘Net.  Safely locked behind three locks. That’s one more than the industry standard.


You’re safe here.


We’ve also added information about our new speaking engagements. In reality, we’ve already begun speaking on these issues, as recently as last week. However, we haven’t really talked about them here. Now we do. Check out Sanctuary speaks! We would love to come and share our expertise with your organization or group.


We also have revised our group therapy plans. We have continued our group for self-esteem for teen girls, Building Beautiful, which will begin again in the fall of 2020. But we have also added a new, similar group, for adult women, Developing Beautiful. We are hoping to help many women see themselves through God’s eyes as the lovely people they are, a difficult task in today’s selfie-saturated social media culture.


We have continued to offer the same great quality therapy as always in our Shippensburg offices, which have been updated again. We’ve added a refrigerator filled with great drinks (Starbucks frappes, sparkling water, gourmet teas) to our waiting room. We’re aiming to be tasteful and welcoming in our physical office space, as well as continuing to provide skilled counselors and therapists to help you live your best life. We intend to be the compassionate, creative Christian therapists in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.


Most of all, although we’ve made changes, we haven’t really changed. We are still dedicated to helping grieving individuals, distressed teens and couples in conflict find peace, solutions and connection.

Contact us in Shippensburg PA at 717-200-3158 or

info@sanctuarychristiancounseling.com, or

andrea@sanctuarychristian counseling.com or


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