“Thank you so much for the ministry of Life Counseling Center. God has been working in our lives and our marriage is certainly improving. We have made great progress in communication and understanding one another’s personality.”

“Thank you is not enough to even begin to share what a difference you have made in my life. May God truly bless you and the ministry of Life Counseling Center as you teach the lost how to find their way to God.”

“We wanted to say thank you so much for being there and praying for us during a very difficult time in our lives.”

“You and the ministry of Life Counseling Center has been a real asset in a time of great need.”

“Your ministry and your knowledge imparted from God has helped me from the pits of despair. I will never forget it.”

“As I was counting my blessings and giving thanks to the Lord today, I included you and the ministry of LCC as I often do…please know that your counseling Christian spirit has a real positive affect in this community.”

“Thank you for sharing Jesus with me. Also for helping me to make it through this last year safely.”

“My husband and I were one step away from divorce when we came to Life Counseling Center. Without the wisdom, prayer and loving support of Dr. Fred Antonelli and his wife Debbie, we would not be married today. We have now celebrated our seventh anniversary and the birth of our third child. Our family will always be grateful to LCC and the Antonelli's.”


"I will never forgot when, where and how God met me near the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Truly, my time with Dr. Fred Antonelli, of Life Counseling Center, was a Bethel encounter; an altar building experience in my life. Many times as we walk through difficult places embracing hard and heavy issues, building altars with the significant stones in our lives, God will change us and set us free of the past so we can embrace the future. That's what happened to me during an IOP with Dr. Fred, the place became the "house of God" and the "gate of heaven" because "Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it." (Gen. 28:16-17). The Lord significantly used the ministry and counsel of Dr. Fred Antonelli to help me through a very difficult and uncertain season of my life, a Bethel by the Bay that I highly recommend."

I've been a Pastor for many years, ministering to others the Hope that we have in Christ Jesus. But, somewhere, somehow, I lost my way of knowing who I was in Christ. Even though I was ministering the message of "Christ in you, the Hope of Glory", I was still unable to truly define who I was! Through time, circumstances and difficult personal issues, I found myself experiencing an unexplainable emptiness and loneness that was beginning to take root in my soul and was trying to define who I was. Through friends, I met Dr. Fred Antonelli. This became a critical and divine intervention, as the IOP I entered into became a liberating experience that has set a course of healing and a rediscovering of the truth of who I am in Christ in a safe, healthy, clear, and progressive way! I cannot express enough the quality and professional care I received from Life Counseling Center's Pastoral IOP. It has without question helped revive who I really am in Christ!

After falling into a grievous and humiliating indiscretion, Dr. Fred Antonelli, through an IOP, was able to help me pick up the pieces and rediscover the power of Grace in my life. God used him as a launching pad for my marriage to be restored as well as my sanity! Dr. Antonelli didn't merely address me as a patient, but rather a brother in Christ. Through a clinical/Christian approach I was brought to a place of wonderful healing & restoration! I thank God for Life Counseling Center and their professional, yet biblical approach to emotional healing. My depression was lifted, my life was changed and my marriage restored through your IOP! Thank you Dr. Antonelli and Life Counseling Center for being there!

Approximately ten years ago, I first found myself in the offices of LCC at a time in my life where I was at my lowest. I was dealing with a life-threatening illness, the dissolution of a marriage, and issues with children and employment. Through the supportive and caring counseling services of this faith-based ministry, I have learned to recognize the significant impact that our past has upon our present. Although painful at times, I have worked through issues of abandonment and rejection, and continue to be in the process of moving towards wholeness in Christ. LCC provided me with a much needed lifeline and has been invaluable to my survival and growth.

Thank you Life Counseling Center!! My husband and I have a blended family. We began seeing Anthony Trader just a year ago during a very difficult time. Anthony is wonderful! With Anthony and the help of our Lord and Savior, our family is healing and learning forgiveness. We have tried other counselors in the past but Anthony has a way of making us feel safe and comfortable even with the most difficult of issues. Anthony and Life Counseling Center has truly been a blessing to our family!

We wanted to take a moment and say a massive Thank You to Dr. Fred Antonelli and Life Counseling Center. To put it simply Dr. Fred saved my life and most Importantly my marriage. A little over 2 years ago I started seeing Dr. Fred. I was at the end of my rope. I had fallen into a very dark place. The abuses of my past became a place where I dwelled, allowing myself to believe all the negative thoughts that bounded me. I looked for anything that would make me feel better. I went as far as having an affair. In reality I was falling further away from where I needed to be. After having fallen that far I even contemplated that everyone would be better off without me. It was at that point I made a call to LCC. It became obvious that was the best decision I had made in a very long time. Dr. Fred helped me deal with the hurt from my past, so I could move forward. That took some time. He then helped me to see that I had to deal with the pain I caused to others as well as the pain that was imposed on me from childhood. It wasn't till then that I could actually forgive myself. That is when I began to draw close to God again. Soon after my wife and I started going to sessions together. It wasn't easy but with Dr. Fred's help and guidance our marriage has been restored. God is good and he uses people who are willing to be obedient to their calling. Dr Fred we love you! To all the staff, you have blessed our lives. For that we are eternally grateful. Blessings to you all!

Several years ago we lost our way as a married, Christian couple. Living life, raising children, working jobs, volunteering in church ministry, all became places we used to distract and channel our frustrations. Although neither of us wanted to divorce things had come to the point of separation. A good friend suggested that we seek counseling and recommended Dr. Fred Antonelli and Life Counseling Center. From the very first meeting we had with our counselor, we felt like there was real hope and we both began to grow in the knowledge of how we had been created as individuals to compliment, not compete with one another. We identified the unhealthy ways we had been communicating, and some of the underlying reasons for falling into those traps. Along the way our counselor helped us get in touch with our God-given (temperament) personality traits and quirks. We looked forward to each additional session as we grew closer together in our mutual understanding of God's design for husband and wife. As our need for counseling became less, we renewed our wedding vows in a beautiful ceremony with family and friends. We are forever grateful for God's mercy on our marraige and for the wisdom of Life Counseling Center's gifted therapists.