Fred Antonelli |
Robb Horner | Roland Jennings | Heather Kellam | Bob Rausch
Anthony Trader | Wendy Wharton

Fred Antonelli, PH.D., LPC

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Dr. Fred Antonelli is a Certified Marriage and Family Temperament Therapist specializing in Crisis Marriage and Pastoral Counseling. He has been very successful as well as sought out for his crisis marriage and pastoral (Clergy) IOP (Intensive Outpatient) therapy. This type of intense therapeutic counseling, has proven extremely beneficial for those in need of immediate emotional and spiritual stability.

Dr. Antonelli has served as a former senior pastor for twenty-three years. He also was host for nine years of the popular nationally syndicated Christian teen and young adult radio show, Rock Alive, heard over both the CBN Radio Network and the Salem Radio Network. Using his skills in marriage communication and pastoral experience, Dr. Fred Antonelli will enthusiastically share his perspective on how you can maintain God's very best in having a satisfied and joyous marriage through his proven "Marriage Alive" and "Genuine Manhood" seminars! He also is widely known and sought out for his popular seminar, "Your True Identity (Messages & Signals from your past)". Additionally, Fred is a trans-denominational consultant to churches through leadership training, conflict resolution, mediation and church restructuring.

Fred is ordained through the Elim Fellowship out of Lima, NY, a Clinically Licensed Pastoral Counselor with the National Christian Counselors Association as well as holding membership with the American Association of Christian Counselors and membership in the American Counseling Association and the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. Dr. Antonelli is also a Board Certified Clinical Sexual Addiction Specialist-Supervisor through the Board of Christian Professional and Pastoral Counselors. Fred holds a BA in Theology from International Seminary, an M.A. in Clinical Christian Counseling from Cornerstone University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Cornerstone University. Fred also holds a Mental Health License (LPCMH) with the State of Delaware.

Fred has written articles for leading national Christian magazines such as; RELEVANT, Neue, Christian Post, ChurchLeader.com and Charisma. Fred has also written for a number of independent publications. He is the author of the popular book on personal identity, FREE TO BE YOU, published by TATE Publishing Company. He is also a national speaker for conferences, seminars, workshops and pulpit ministry.

Dr. Antonelli is founder and president of Life Counseling Center Inc., with offices throughout the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. He is also founder of Life Counseling Center's men's sexual addiction clinical program. He is a contributor with The Underground men's sexual addiction three (3) day intensive weekend workshops sponsored by Life Counseling Center. Fred has been married for 44 years to his high school sweetheart Debbie, and they have three children and seven grandchildren. The Antonelli's live in Easton, Maryland.

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Robb Horner, Ph.D.

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Robb’s dramatic conversion to Christ in 1998 led to a renewed educational pursuit and a passion for full time service in ministry. He previously served 5 years as lay minister for Emmaus Prison Ministry that observed healing prayer and the restoration of souls. Along with Ant Trader, Robb directs the Underground Ministry (www.theugm.org). He is dedicated to seeing men and their spouses healed and restored from the brokenness of sexual sin. He is also serving as an Elder at Oasis Covenant Fellowship in Easton, MD. Robb enjoys serving as a guest speaker for church services and ministry events.

Robb has been ordained as a Minister of the Gospel licensed through Elim Fellowship of Lima, NY. He has achieved a B.A. in Christian Counseling from Southwest Bible College & Seminary, an M.A. in Human Services Counseling from Regent University and a Ph.D. in Clinical Christian Psychology from Cornerstone University. Robb has received Board Certification in Temperament Therapy and is recognized as a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor by the National Christian Counseling Association. Robb is also recognized as a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor and a Board Certified Sexual Addiction Counselor by the Board of Christian Professional and Pastoral Counselors.

Dr. Robb’s approach to counseling centers on the grace of God and the ministry of His Word through the power of the Holy Spirit. As a Pastoral counselor in a clinical setting, Robb explores biblical truths that operate through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems Therapy and Creation Therapy. Robb’s passion as well as expertise is in Marriage therapy. His skills are also strong in counseling individuals and families in a private or group setting. His deepest desire is to see the miraculous restoration ministry of Jesus Christ made real in the lives of spiritually & emotionally wounded people.

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Roland Jennings, MSW, LCSW

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Roland Jennings is passionate about helping people. His professional counseling approach from, a clinical/Christian perspective, has proven very successful in helping his clients. Roland is a Certified Clinical Social Worker holding licenses in both Maryland (LCSW-C) and in Delaware (LCSW). Roland has been in the behavioral health field since 2010 after having graduated from Salisbury University with his BA in Psychology. He began his career at the Worcester County Health Department as a drug and alcohol counselor (AOD-Provisional) specializing in providing brief assessment and case management services with teens and their families. This often developed into counseling parents and walking them through marital issues affecting their children. Roland was eventually promoted to Coordinator of Special Programs and began working with the Sandcastles Runaway and Homeless Youth program.

While working full time at the Worcester County Health Department, Roland continued his education and obtained his Master's of Social Work (MSW) from Salisbury University in 2012. As an MSW student, he was required to fulfill two separate internships. One was providing case management services to individuals with severe mental illness and the other was providing school-based therapy to children and their families, as well as individual counseling with adults and married couples. After becoming a licensed clinician, he was offered a full time position as a mental health therapist and began working with various populations in the capacity of individual, family, group and marital counseling.

It wasn't until 2013 that Roland found his niche. He attended a six month Core Clinical Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and instantly felt compelled to help others with this updated treatment model. Roland began to see his clients get better sooner than with earlier treatments. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based model of treatment focused on teaching skills such as mindfulness, being able to tolerate distress, regulating your emotions, and interpersonal success. DBT was created primarily for highly suicidal, self-injurious individuals who wanted to improve their lives, though, DBT has also been shown to be effective with treating focus/concentration, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, PTSD, substance abuse, etc. DBT is also useful in assisting marital couples navigate through challenging issues. Ultimately, DBT focuses on helping individuals refocus their lives to create a life worth living, while simultaneously balancing acceptance and change.

In addition to Roland's clinical experience, he is also an intense Jesus lover. He attends St. John's United Methodist Church in Fruitland, MD. He is active in his church, primarily working alongside their youth pastor to assist with the spiritual growth and fulfillment of their youth group. Roland is also a firm believer that if there were a "manual for life," without a doubt, it is the Bible. This is why he is dedicated to the integration of both clinical and biblical understanding to help individuals along their journey.

Roland and his wife, Chelsea live in Salisbury, MD.

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Heather Kellam, MSW, LCSW-C

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Heather graduated summa cum-laude from Salisbury University with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work in 2002. She then earned Advanced Placement standing into the University of Maryland, Baltimore and received a Masters in Social Work in 2003. Currently a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical (LCSW-C), she has been in practice for 13 years. Heather relies on the guidance and direction of the Holy Spirit in the counseling process. She believes in the power of God that is available through prayer and the Holy Scriptures to heal, restore and transform lives. She feels especially called to work with families and has a great desire to see others develop an exciting, intimate, fulfilling relationship with Jesus Christ.

During her career, Heather has worked with children, adolescents, adults and families with a strengths-based approach that focuses on the client's unique needs, while building upon their God-given gifts, talents and abilities. She utilizes an eclectic mix of interventions such as Family Systems Therapy, Behavior Modification, Trauma-Focused CBT and Dialectical Behavior Therapy techniques. The intervention that Heather is most strong in and uses often, is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Traditional Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions are based on the idea that faulty thinking leads to faulty beliefs, and then to maladaptive behavior patterns. By changing the way we think, we can change our beliefs, and ultimately our behaviors. With a Christian-based perspective, her aim is to help the client replace faulty thinking ("take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." 2 Corinthians 10:5) with Biblical truths. "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." John 8:32. When working with children, Heather employs additional creative interventions into the counseling process such as play, art, role play and other activities.

While at Eastern Shore Psychological Services, Heather did some school-based mental health counseling with children and teens in Somerset County public schools and also ran an anger management group for children as well as assisted with Intensive Outpatient Groups at Hope Creek School. Heather worked with the Worcester County Health Department Health on the Boards Program, conducting mental health and alcohol/drug screenings for out of state juveniles that became involved in the legal system. In this position, she worked in collaboration with the Department of Juvenile Justice and made referrals for education/counseling programs throughout the country. She has also worked with a variety of community and state agencies in an effort to coordinate care and help children and families to receive the resources that they need.

Mental health issues that Heather has worked with extensively are ADHD and Reactive Attachment Disorder. To make a diagnosis of ADHD, she uses the Vanderbilt ADHD Diagnostic Rating Scale as part of the assessment process. Once diagnosed, she educates the family on the disorder and works with them, giving the parents helpful parenting strategies and tips for navigating the educational system to obtain additional supports when needed. She also works with the school and makes suggestions that can help the child to be more successful in the classroom. When working with children diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder, Heather provides assessment, support, education and therapy to the child and family in an effort to help the child process and heal from trauma, and form healthy, secure attachments with new caregivers. Other mental health diagnosis that Heather works with include Depression and Bi-polar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, PTSD, and developmental disabilities, including autism.

Heather is a member of Allen Memorial Baptist Church in Salisbury, Maryland and is involved with her church through the Prayer Ministry, Life Group Leadership and Missions Outreach to India. She has been married to her husband Scott for 21 years. They reside in Salisbury, Maryland with their two daughters.

Heather is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and is a state approved social work supervisor.

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Bob Rausch, Ph.D.

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Dr. Bob Rausch is internationally known as The Energy Doctor - Fuel for Life and Faith; helping professionals, executives, and leadership teams increase performance, productivity, and sales; while reducing stress and fuel the development and growth of their business. With over 28 years of experience Dr. Bob is an expert in the field of executive coaching and business leadership both in the Christian and Secular arena. His unique approach helps professionals at every level restore the initial enthusiasm and energy in the work.

Dr. Bob has coached hundreds of leaders in the United States, Canada and Europe helping them to effectively use the gifts and talents God has given them to accomplish their goals in life. He is a clinically licensed psychologist as well as a certified Executive Coach and a registered corporate coach. Dr. Bob received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Psychology from Louisiana Tech University and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Fielding Institute in Santa Barbara, Ca. He founded The Family Therapy Center in Shreveport, La. and was privileged to log more than 35,000 hours serving as a counselor while managing his team of seven therapists. In 1992 he began his coaching/consulting career and since then has worked with secular and Christian leaders around the globe.

In 1976 Dr. Bob was ordained as a Southern Baptist Minister and served as the Assistant Pastor of Summer Grover Baptist Church in Shreveport, La. from 1975 until 1979. He also taught Pastoral Counseling for The New Orleans Baptist Seminary at The Broadmoor Baptist Church campus in Shreveport, La. His Christian Faith and his experiences in the ministry have influenced his coaching and consulting practice around the world.

He was awarded The Readers Favorite Award in 2003 and 2004 from the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International. He was also was twice nominated for Author of the Year by GAYA (Georgia Author of the Year Award) which is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the nation, and the oldest in the Southeastern United States. His most recent book, The Overwhelmed Servant - Avoiding the Three Traps of Spiritual Burnout deals with stress and burnout experienced by Christians in corporations and traditional ministries.

As an international known speaker, Dr. Bob also spoke to over 25,000 people throughout North America and Europe, including The University of Toronto and York University in Toronto, Canada and Employee Assistance Programme of Bermuda and Louisiana Tech University. He has also presented workshops for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Merck Pharmaceuticals, and Kimberly-Clark and New York Life Insurance Company.

Dr. Bob is not all about business. He is a Master Scuba Diver as well as an avid weightlifter and has participated in numerous triathlons' and 100-mile bike races in West Texas. He and his wife Jinger have five sons and two grandsons and reside in Dallas, Texas.

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Anthony Trader, MSW, “LGSW”

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Anthony comes to us with a Masters Degree in Social Work from Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland. He is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, The Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling and has received Board Certification in Temperament Therapy with the National Christian Counselors Association. Anthony is also a Board Certified Clinical Sexual Addiction Therapist with the Board of Christian Professional and Pastoral Counselors. Anthony is a positive and highly motivated Christian with a passion for sharing the person of Jesus Christ with others. He has previously worked at Eastern Correctional Institute & Eastern Shore Psychological Services running day groups and working in the Intensive Outpatient Unit. He also has worked with at risk middle and high school students for many years doing summer camps in the local area. Anthony has had over 8 years experience running a family owned business in Pocomoke, MD. Presently, Anthony serves as Director of Life Counseling Center, Inc. at our Salisbury, MD & Milton, DE office.

Ant, as we like to call him, served in the Unites States Air Force (USAF) for over seven (7) years having served a tour in Saudi Arabia. While in the Armed Forces he also received a degree in Business Management. Since Anthony has become a Christian, he has had a drive to share the life and power of Jesus Christ with others. Over ten (16) years ago Anthony felt lead of the Lord to start a ministry called "Christians On A Mission." This ministry focuses on high school and college students who need to know the love and life changing power of Jesus Christ in their lives!

His passion in counseling ranges in several different areas from marriage counseling to addiction. On a weekly basis Anthony has the privilege, both individually as well as in a group setting, of counseling men who struggle with the bondage of sexual addiction. Anthony is co-founder of The Underground, a three-day men's intensive sexual addiction workshop sponsored by Life Counseling Center. The Underground is a national ministry that helps men walk from the pit of sexual addiction and bondage to a place of purity and hope. He is also Life Counseling Center's "go to guy" with counseling teens who face various pressures and struggles in their lives. Anthony has unique views and unconventional ways to connect with teens to bring both change and growth within a clinical/Christian setting. Finally, Anthony, by the grace of God, has a unique talent in helping both marital couples as well as individuals find lasting help and healing for their lives. As a certified clinical Temperament Therapist, Anthony uses this great resource tool to help each individual and couple he counsels both understand and become inspired in their rich identity in Christ.

Anthony, his wife Ashley, daughter Londyn & son Lincoln reside in Pocomoke City.

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Wendy Wharton, MA, LPCMH

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Wendy Wharton has been working as a mental health and physical advisor on Delmarva for over two decades. Wendy holds a Master's Degree in Community Counseling from Wilmington College. She has a Mental Health License from the State of Delaware (LPCMH).

Through her training and experience, Wendy has gained a deep understanding of the complex issues surrounding marriage and family. Her passion is helping couples and families improve their relationship. She has the desire & skills to treat relational issues, marriage & family discord, stress, anxiety and depression. She works to discern the role of couples and to restore authority to parents of challenging children and teens. She meets clients where they are, in a non-judgmental fashion and helps them identify their strengths by assisting them in creating strategies to meet their counseling goals. Her down-to-earth and calming style allows clients to feel at ease. Wendy believes that compassionate, Christian counseling allows clients to gain growth and understanding of the issues they face and find solutions for balance and peace. Wendy also worked at the Crisis Pregnancy Center for many years providing both post and pre abortion counseling for woman and men.

Wendy is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, American Counselors Association, Delaware School Counselors Association, Delaware Counseling Association, American Christian Schools International and American Fitness Professionals Association.

Wendy is also a middle school track & field coach. She views life as she does the track: life has hurdles but by keeping your eyes on the goal, none are insurmountable. She has a committed relationship with her husband, and her greatest joy is her family. She and her family attend Messiah's Vineyard Church in Laurel, Delaware, where they currently reside.

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