Westchester County – Bronxville

Village Lutheran Church

172 White Plains Road, Bronxville

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Counselors at this site:

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David Elseroad, DMin, MDiv, LMFT, is pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawthorne, NY.  Dr. Elseroad is fluent in French and Spanish. His professional background includes work in multicultural ministries and experiences as pastor, hospital chaplain, missionary and   teacher.  He has a Doctorate of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling from Hebrew Union College—Jewish Institute of Religion and the Post-graduate Center for Mental Health, Manhattan.  His Master of Divinity degree is from Concordia Seminary and he has completed graduate studies in International Relations. He is also a New York state licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He counsels teens, individuals, couples, and families.

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Elizabeth Geiling, MSED, LMHC, received her undergraduate degree from Concordia College in Bronxville, NY. and her Master’s degree and Professional Diploma in Counseling from Fordham University, NY. Mrs. Geiling holds a NY state license as a Mental Health Counselor as well as being a Certified School Psychologist and Guidance Counselor. She is Associate Professor and Chair of the Psychology Dept. at Concordia College and is currently a PhD candidate in Mental Health Counseling at Pace University. Her work experience includes college, community and school counseling for individuals and groups.

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The Rev. Thomas S. Taylor, STM, LCSW-R, PhD, is counselor-in-residence at Advent Lutheran Church in New York, NY, and at LCC’s Bronxville site, helping individuals, couples and families with a variety of mental health issues. He is a Certified Psychoanalyst, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an ‘R’ status and a Prepare/Enrich certified trainer. An ordained pastor of the ELCA, Dr. Taylor has a PhD from the Silver School of Social Work at NYU and a Master’s of Social Work degree from Yeshiva University in NY. His Master’s of Sacred Theology degree is from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pa, and his Master of Divinity concentrating in Psychiatry and Religion is from Union Theological Seminary in NY.

Dr Taylor is a Senior Member, faculty member and a dean of the Training Institute of The National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (NPAP), and Chair of the Book Review Editors for The Psychoanalytic Review.

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Mary Beth Werdel, PhD, LMHC, received her doctorate in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University, Maryland and completed a doctoral internship at the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing in Washington, D.C.  She is also an Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Fordham University and currently teaches both clinical and research classes for graduate level Pastoral Care and Counseling students. Dr. Werdel’s research focuses on the intersection of spirituality and well-being during times of loss, stress, and trauma. Her most recent research studies focused on spiritual coping resources for parents of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Werdel has written two books, A Primer of Posttraumatic Growth (2012) and As Faith Matures: Beyond the Sunday God (2012).

Her clinical experience, including her work as a bi-lingual Spanish speaking family therapist, focuses on working predominately with individuals, children and families who have experienced significant loss, stress or trauma. She has extensive training in Relationship Enhancement Therapy, Child-Centered Play Therapy and Filial Therapy.

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All sessions are by appointment
To schedule an appointment
and/or for further information
Call 800-317-1173

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