History & Mission

Peace Counselors Network is a group of Christian Counselors that seek to gather at least annually for fellowship, networking and education. The Network began in the Fall of 2004. 


We realized that there was a significant need to build a referral base so that we could make recommendations to other Christian clinicians who were qualified to serve the emotional needs of God's people. This goal is being realized by getting to know more about each other through the offering of an annual Training Workshop. 


There are numerous, exceptional workshops and conferences available to therapists in New England, but few that understand the specific needs of Christian therapists, and people seeking therapy from a Christian, faith-based perspective.  The purpose of our annual workshop include providing:  quality training from a Christian perspective, an opportunity for Christian therapists to fellowship with other Christian therapists, and an opportunity for Christian therapists to get to know other Christian therapists on a more personal level so they would feel comfortable referring clients, who are seeking a Christian faith-based therapist. 

 

Our presenters are also Christian, who integrate their faith into their presentation. In order to reach these workshop goals, registration is, for the most part, but not exclusively, by invitation from Christian therapists who have previously attended.  It is not necessary for an attender to specifically advertise as a Christian therapist, but our expectation is that they personally identify as a Christian who would benefit from these workshop goals.


2021 will mark our 17th year of Training Workshops that usually provides 6 CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS available for Massachusetts Licensed LMFT, LMHC and LICSW.  Last year and this year because of covid restrictions we have moved our workshop to online and will be offering 3 CEU's. We hope to be able to return to our regular full format in-person with 6 CEU's in 2022!


Founders of P.E.A.C.E. include:

Brian Henderson, Dori Rhodes, & Ruth Wilson


Present & past members of the Leadership Team include:

Dale Atlas, Shiri Messina, Jim Petipas, Matt Warren, & previously Sherly Winkler


We look forward to hopefully seeing you at our next Networking & Training Workshop!