The Sanctuary of Hope is more than a Counseling Center. Through the "hope services", we will provide the community with tools to help them navigate life's challenges through practical interventions.
As a Pillar, whose mission is to support and promote healthy lifestyles and behaviors, we hold to the foundation and integration of biblical principles to support the community.
By integrating psychological and theological framework, Pastoral Counseling incorporates spiritual exploration and wholeness, healing and growth to those seeking help.
Beyond providing psychotherapy, pastoral counselors utilize resources such as prayer, scripture study and participation in the congregation community to help guide people on their journey towards transcendence, transformation and a greater connection to others and Christ.
** This service has a limited number of sessions and then an assessment for alternative services**.
By offering Biblical studies, individuals delve deep into the Holy Scriptures and complete surveys on the old and new testaments. The "hope" in biblical studies is to understand the hermeneutics and exegesis of the bible and learn to defend the word of God as one grows in the knowledge of who he is and what he has done.
Our "Healing" Study groups provide "Hope" through six- eight week study groups on topics such as, "Forgiving what you can't forget", "Woman Evolve", "Emotonally, Healthy Spirituality" and more. These groups promote healthy insight and growth on an emotional and spiritual level.
Our Grief and GriefShare Groups offer "Hope" through providing a safe space to mourn the loss of a loved one by understanding that you are not alone. That God is with you, and he orchestrates people in your life to walk along side of you. Grief Groups varies from one day groups to 13-week programs.
We seek to provide "Hope" with offering parenting workshops to equip parents with evidence-based techniques to help their children and teens develop coping skills, improve self-esteem. Also, providing psychoeducation to parents such as effective communication, effective directives and setting clear expectations in the home promoting children to achieve greater success in school and other areas of life.
By partnering with other community organizations, we seek to instill "hope" through participation in mentoring programs as well as initiating mentorship programs within the community.
Instilling "hope" through psychoeducation around healthy and unhealthy stress, creation of self awareness/safety plans and identification of effective coping mechanisms.
Through diversity workshops, we seek to instill "hope" by bringing about awareness of the variety of cultures people encounter daily and how to be ethnically aware of how we communicate with each other while fostering healthy relationships and grow as a community.
Mental Health Counseling is provided by a Pre-licensed Clinicians. These Clinicians are Instilling "hope" by using therapuetic modalities based on the needs of indiviauls, couples and families at a nominal fee for service rate. *
Biblical financial counseling is a form of guidance that helps people manage their money according to God’s principles. Biblical financial counselors use the Scriptures as the ultimate source of wisdom and authority for financial matters. They also provide practical tools and resources to help people budget, save, invest, give, and get out of debt. Biblical financial counseling aims to help people experience financial freedom and peace, as well as to honor God with their finances.
As "THE HUB", Licensed, Private Practice, Therapist are located inside of the Sanctuary Hope Counseling Center Facility.
Jennifer Bruno graduated with her master's degree in social work from Marywood University in 2012. She obtained her professional license in 2017. She is an alumnus of Northampton Community College and attended Cedar Crest College for her bachelor's degree. Since 2012, she has worked as a social worker/therapist for the following agencies: Northampton County Children and Youth Services, Valley Youth House, Heartland Hospice, AMA Counseling, and Neighborhood Health Centers of the Lehigh Valley. Throughout her time in the field, Jennifer has obtained a wide range of knowledge and skills. Jennifer has over ten years of experience working in the community serving individuals, couples, groups, and families.
Jennifer's experiences consist of working with individuals who struggle with mental health, substance abuse/dependency, immigration, loss/grief, co-parenting, marriage issues and assisting those who struggle with adjusting/adapting to a multitude of life changing events.
By utilizing various types of treatment modalities, Jennifer has been successful in assisting clients of all ages and backgrounds in achieving their personal goals. In addition, Jennifer applies evidenced based practices that have repeatedly resulted in decreasing mental health symptoms, change in impulsive/undesired behaviors and improved quality of life for those who have chosen to be treated by her. This therapist has been able to teach clients how to implement effective coping skills, learn better ways to manage identified stressors and connect clients to community resources as needed.
Lastly, Jennifer is bilingual and able to serve a diverse population. Through her private practice, Fruitful Seeds Counseling, LLC, she is now able to serve those seeking spirit lead care.
Please visit her website for additional information about her services.
Jennifer offers virtual and in-person counseling sessions and accepts most insurance.
Kimberly is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Counseling and her Master of Arts in Counseling with Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy, both with honors, from Pillar College.
Kimberly also holds certificates from Evangelical Bible Institute in Christian Evangelism and General Bible and a certificate from The Trauma Healing Institute. Kimberly has a Christ-centered worldview with an eclectic therapeutic approach to counseling. She employs a variety of counseling theories, such as Person-Centered Therapy, Family Systems Approach, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Kimberly counsels’ individuals, families, couples and youth who have experienced trauma, loss, addiction, co-occurring disorders, depression and anxiety.
Kimberly grew up in the inner city and has a broad range of experience developed from a diverse community environment, enriched with culture, ideas, fortitude, resilience and collective resources. She serves as a licensed and ordained minister at her local church. Kimberly loves spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren, family, and friends. In her spare time, she enjoys Zumba and traveling.
Please visit Kimberly's website for more information about her services.
Kimberly offers virtual and in-person counseling sessions and accepts most insurance.
Heloise Ridley (Lois) is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania. Heloise earned a
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Lincoln University, Master of Business Administration
from Pennsylvania State University, Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty
University, a certificate from the Global Trauma Recovery Institute through Missio Seminary.
She is a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership at Wilkes University and a Master
Facilitator for the Trauma Healing Institute, where she co-leads the Greater Lehigh Valley
Community of Practice.
She has experience working with clients in family-based, mobile, outpatient, therapeutic
alternative school and university settings. Lois is also the founder of NEW HOPE Counseling &
Wellness, LLC., where she supports families and individuals in their journey toward wholeness.
With a warm, engaging, and empathetic presence, Lois supports adults struggling to connect
with others, establish healthy boundaries, or communicate within their current relationships due
to early childhood trauma. She utilizes a trauma-informed, culturally responsive lens to support
her clients with unconditional regard and occasional humor. Based on a client’s needs and
preferences, her clinical orientation includes a blend of Family Systems, Accelerated
Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, trauma healing, Neuropsychology, and Narrative Therapy.
With compassion and understanding, Lois strives to support those who struggle with life
transitions, grief, anxiety, depression, shame, anger, recovery from abuse, chronic stress,
faith-injury, and racialized generational trauma in an emotionally safe, “No judgment zone” that
fosters hope, growth, and wholeness. NEW HOPE Counseling & Wellness also supports
caregiving organizations that desire to grow in their capacity to provide trauma-healing care for
their staff and congregation.
Please visit Heloise (Lois) website for additional information about her services.