When you seek someone to walk with you on your journey to peace, you want to know that they are there for you and that they have the experience that it takes to help you along your way. All of the staff in the Journey to Peace program are qualified marriage and family therapists or mental health counselors. The Bronx counselor that you work with is either a resident or intern within Seeking Shalom and your case will regularly be reviewed with our clinical director.
The Rev. Christopher L. Smith, LCAC, LMHC, LMFT
People have been coming to Christopher to have him walk with them as they find wholeness and peace for decades. Christopher is experienced in helping work with those who will be the guides for other people on their journeys. In addition to being a veteran professional (with licenses in marriage and family therapy, mental health counseling and clinical addictions with practices in two states) he is also an ordained minister experienced working in interfaith settings. He specializes in the incorporation of spirituality into the therapeutic practice. Christopher lived in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx for thirteen years and believes strongly in the need for accessible quality mental health services in these communities. You may read more about Christopher on the Seeking Shalom site.
Angela Vassel, MA
Resident in Marriage and Family Therapy
Angela has worked with individuals, couples and families like yours. She is a graduate of the Alliance Graduate School of Counseling. She is eager to walk with you about a variety of situations from the blessings and rewards of the multi-faceted relationship known as stepfamilies to refinding the peace in the midst of managing anger. She applies different approaches based on the particular individual, couple, family or group that she is working with. Angela is strongly connected to the Bronx community because of her leadership role in a prominent church in the Williamsbridge community. You may read more about Angela on the Seeking Shalom site. You can reach Angela at (646)568-7730.
Wayne Powell, MA
Resident in Marriage and Family Therapy
Wayne’s graduate training allows him to specialize in working with couples who are experiencing challenges in their relationship and need someone to help them restore the love and happiness they once shared. When you work with him, you will be encouraged to reopen the lines of communication enabling a harmonious relationship. Wayne has experience working with people during their periods of rough seas in ways that they can learn to navigate. Wayne has also completed advanced training around sexuality and its importance in relationships. Wayne continues to offer advice through a paper in Jamaica but has chosen to make the Bronx his home. You can read more about Wayne on the Seeking Shalom site. You can reach Wayne at (646)568-5368.
Psyche Young, MA
Intern in Marriage and Family Therapy
Psyche’s experience includes years of working with individuals, couples and families like yours from Queens, Brooklyn and Bronx communities. Psyche enjoys providing guidance and support to couples and families as they navigate through the challenges of everyday life. She understands the pressures many families may face and will share appropriate supportive tools and techniques to help you and your loved ones find peace and harmony. Psyche uses a multi-faceted approach to therapy, as she is is careful to tailor how she works with you based on who you are as a particular individual, couple, family or group. Prior to her current doctoral work in marriage and family therapy, Psyche completed training in mental health counseling. You can read more about Psyche on the Seeking Shalom site. You can reach Psyche at (646)655-0712.
Reaching a Bronx Counselor
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