Dr. Fred Antonelli is a Board Certified Marriage and Family Temperament Therapist specializing in Crisis Marriage and Pastoral Counseling. He has been 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.
Dr. Antonelli is widely known for his seminaries on how to have a passionate, spiritual and joyous marriage as well as his seminar on personal identity and temperament called, “Why We Act the Way We Do.” Additionally, Dr. Fred is a consultant to churches through leadership training, conflict resolution and mediation.
Dr. Antonelli is ordained through the Elim Fellowship in 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 board certified as a Clinical Sexual Addiction Specialist Supervisor through the Board of Christian Professional and Pastoral Counselors. Also he is on the Board of Directors of Elim Bible Institute and College in Lima, NY. Dr. Fred holds a BA in Theology from International Seminary, an M.A. in Clinical Christian Counseling from Cornerstone University and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Cornerstone University. Dr. Fred also holds a Mental Health License (LPCMH) with the State of Delaware.
Dr. Antonelli has written articles for leading national Christian magazines such as, RELEVANT, ChurchLeaders.com, Christian Post and others. He is also the author of the book on personal identity called, “FREE TO BE YOU” as well as his new nationally released book, “Struggling Well” published by CrossLink Publishing.
Dr. Fred is 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 as well as Executive Director of Agape Counseling Associates in Rochester, NY. He has been married for 46 years to his high school sweetheart Debbie, and they have three children and six grandchildren. Dr. Fred and Debbie live in Easton, Maryland.