Psychological, Spiritual Counseling and Coaching

Spiritual and psychological counseling is sometimes a necessary part of our spiritual development. All of our counselors are trained professionals. Some of them charge a counseling fee while others accept a love offering. Spiritual and psychological counseling works like so many spiritual laws…what you put into the experience, is what you get back from it.

Click on the names below to learn more about our team.

Counselors

Deborah J Berje’e

Are you seeking answers for life’s challenges? I have a Master of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology and am a Certified Clinical & Transpersonal Hypnotherapist with  over 20 yrs. experience helping people of all ages, backgrounds, sexual preferences, and cultures in changing any or all unwanted behaviors. Essentially think of me, as your personal mind coach, to motivate you in any direction you should choose. It’s easier than you think!

With the latest and most innovated techniques, change is rapid. When we are confronted with a lifetime of trauma & crisis, we must change our mind to fully address that situation. We must begin to think, act & feel in new ways in order to produce a new & more powerful reality.

I specialize in freedom from unhappiness, no matter the cause. Whether it be from childhood traumas, body image, addictive habits, anxiousness, stress, fears, phobias, sexuality, unhealthy relationships, issues with pain, insomnia, confidence, self-esteem, grief and loss, or personal & spiritual growth, great strides can be made.

My uniqueness as a practitioner in the art of healing mind, body & spirit is my intense love & appreciation for my fellow humans. Our problems are human, as are the solutions to them. My goal is simply to help you reach yours.   Thank you for your trust.

To make an appointment or to get more information, call Deborah at 727-403-5957 or email her.

Linda Carney

Linda-CarneyLicensed Unity Teacher, as well as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). She has attended First Unity Church since the age of 12, and became a Licensed Unity Teacher at age 23. She has taught classes and done spiritual counseling at First Unity since 1975, and been a frequent guest speaker at Unity churches in the area.

Linda graduated with a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology in 1990, and has been a therapist in the fields of mental health, addictions, and hospice services for 17 years. She works with individual and relationship issues of all kinds, and specializes in finding a spiritual approach to every problem, as well as resolving blocks from the past that interfere with the present. She is in private practice in St. Petersburg. Her website is LindaCarney.net and her profile may be found on psychologytoday.com, under “Find a Therapist.”

For questions, or to schedule an appointment with Linda, call (727) 424-2636 or email her.

Len Leeb

LenLeebLen Leeb is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (License #MH4541) and has practiced in Pinellas County for 28 years. Len works with couples, individuals and families and is a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist and is an Advance Clinician in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing); which she uses with clients who experience Post Traumatic Stress and anxiety. Len has worked extensively with addictions and codependency.

Len graduated with a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling and has facilitated Women’s groups, Men’s groups, groups for Co-Eds and Adolescents in addition to working with couples and individual clients. Len has presented workshops at Pinellas County churches and area professional organizations. She is active in The Suncoast Mental Health Counselors Association and The Tampa Bay Association of Marriage and Family Counselors.

For questions or to schedule an appointment in either Len’s Gulfport or Clearwater offices, please call (727) 251-5003 or email her.

David E. Swindall

DavidSwindallDavid is a M.Div. L.M.F.T.Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has been counseling individuals, couples and families for thirty five years. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Columbia Theological Seminary and brings an understanding of the integration of the psychological and the spiritual aspects of our lives. David is a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and takes a solution-focused brief therapy approach to counseling.

David served two terms as President of the Pinellas Association of Marriage and Family therapist. David was the Clinical Director of a drug treatment program where he learned the effects of addictions in people’s lives and their families and how to address this. David is a Clinical Member and serves on the Board of Directors of the Florida Society of Clinical Hypnosis and uses hypnosis for a variety of issues including smoking and weight control, pain management, panic attack, and depression. Since 1988 David has been certified as a Batterers Intervention Provider and deals with anger and abuse in families. Recently David has incorporated Energy Psychology into his practice.

David’s practice is based on his belief that we are all connected to one another and to the Divine Source.

For questions, or to schedule an appointment with David, please call (727) 544-9305.

Practitioners

Kate MacDonald

Kate-MacDonaldKate started her meta physical journey in the 1990s at the Center for Conscious living, Church of Religious Science, now known as Centers for Spiriual Living. From the very first service, Kate knew she had found the God of her understanding. She began taking classes and became a practitioner with the Church of Religious Science and later with the Emerson Institute.

At the Center for Conscious Living, Kate held many volunteer positions including leading the leading services, meditations, and affirmative prayers. She worked on many committees and served on the board of directors. Kate’s greatest joy is helping others, especially children and the homeless. She is currently volunteering in the 1st Unity Nursery on Sundays.

Kate retired from the Clearwater Police Department after 23 years of service. Her spiritual journey helped her to deal with the stressful situations that she faced as a Police Information Technician.

For questions or to schedule an appointment with Kate, call (727) 460-6786 or email her.

Marya Flurnoy

maryaMarya’s life changing journey started in 1989 when she started applying the teachings of Unity, New thought and Christian Science to every aspect of her personal and business world. As an Interior Designer, she worked with clients on a world wide basis using intuitive insight while co-creating residential and business spaces. Her success has spear headed IAMJOY – a Business Development Consulting Firm. She developed empowerment techniques to assist clients in achieving individual infinite potential within home and heart.

She directs L.o.l.l.i.p.o.p.– (Lessons on living life in pursuit of purpose) which is a fun, imaginative play-shop that assists in boasting a persons self worth, amplifies confidence and allows one to step into their best self. Trained in Theta Healing, EFT, Processing and Energy Healing, along with being a Science of Mind Practitioner, Marya is available to assist in Spiritual growth and Empowerment.

Her passion is in realizing the beauty, love, joy and genius in each and every one of us and to inspire others through art, books and workshops.

For questions or to schedule an appointment with Marya, call (727) 510-8699 or email her.

Yvonne McDonald

Yvonne-McDonaldYvonne holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. She is a former Food and Nutrition instructor and continues to conduct individual coaching sessions. Yvonne also holds a Master of Arts degree in Administration of Justice from Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas. While there, her studies focused on Crime Prevention through Environmental Design. She has worked with several nonprofit organizations in various capacities full-time and as a contract consultant. Recently, Yvonne took the concept from her master’s studies and applied it to Illness and Disease Prevention through Lifestyle Design.

Yvonne began studying New Thought 20 years ago during her postgraduate coursework at Florida State University in Tallahassee. She was a member of Unity of Tallahassee where – in addition to the Fillmores – she also studied H. Emilie Cady, Eric Butterworth and Hypatia Hasbrouck. In 2002, Yvonne relocated to Tampa and continued her New Thought studies to include: Thomas Toward, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Emma Curtis Hopkins. She also studies Ernest Holmes and is a practitioner of Spiritual Mind Treatment.

A cancer survivor, Yvonne’s mission is to inspire individuals to be their happiest and healthiest – in mind, body and spirit. Utilizing the strong influence of Ernest Holmes, she invites people to examine their thoughts around the areas of their life, empowering them to create the life they desire.

In June 2015, Divine Guidance led Yvonne to First Unity, where she became a member in October.

For questions or to schedule an appointment with Yvonne, please call (813)215-5431 or email her.

Life Coaching

Barry Foster

Barry Foster, CRC, RCC™, CPBA
Your Personal Success Guide www.everyoneneedsacoach.com

I believe that each of us has the opportunity every day to create our best day ever. And that’s what I help my clients do. I know how to help you get what you want because I do it in my own life (and I do it for my clients): Like all of us, I’ve been up and I’ve been down. I regularly take stock of where I am and where I want to be. Then I figure out how to fill that gap, and I take action. Bold action.

Specialties include:

  • Executive and entrepreneurial coaching
  • Leadership and management development
  • Effective communication and time management skills
  • Career development and transition
  • Team building and team leader development

For questions, or to schedule an appointment with Barry, please call (727) 688-2613 or email him.