When you donate, you change the world one person and family at a time!

We sought and received non-profit status because we believe all people deserve access to counseling. 

For that reason, we are willing to work with clients at a reduced rate. We are able to subsidize each session because of our generous partners, like you.

 

The rate for each session is between $70-100, but your gift of any amount is appreciated. 

 

Checks and Money Orders can made payable to God's Way Christian Counseling and sent by mail to our office:

God's Way Christian Counseling

3261 Old Washington Rd.

Suite 2020 

Waldorf, MD 20601

Ways your gifts can make an impact

God’s Way has helped people struggling with depression, anxiety, marital conflict, post-traumatic stress disorders, faith issues, grief and loss and many other issues which hinder a person from functioning at their best mentally and emotionally. 

Help the Uninsured and Underinsured

God’s Way ensures that the burden of the working poor and underinsured is not the sole responsibility of the pastoral counselor. Money is raised to assist individuals and families with limited resources get the help they need to be whole and healthy. 70% of the budget is used for program expenses, 20% for fundraising expenses and 10% for administrative expenses.

Benefits of Pastoral Counseling

Pastoral counseling can provide specialized treatment to those seeking such but also meet more general counseling needs, it can be considered a versatile mode of therapy. An important ingredient in pastoral counseling that is different from other forms of counseling and psychotherapy is the conviction that mental and emotional illness are best met by both the wisdom of religious teachings and the knowledge and skills of the human behavioral sciences. This form of counseling can offer support to those seeking family, relationship, premarital, or individual counseling. More specifically, it may be helpful to individuals working through or challenged by any of the following situations: Grief and loss; Issues related to chronic or terminal illness; Conflicts around spiritual beliefs; Reintegration into community life after institutionalization or incarceration; Adjusting to mental health support when wary of the system.

BOARD MEMBERS

Dedra Swimpson

Director

Dedra is a veteran of the U.S. Army.  She currently works as a contractor for the federal government. Her experience includes working as a Life Skills Counselor for a mental health rehabilitation services program providing practical and theoretical experiences in social skills, community living, and health and wellness promotion.  Dedra has supported her local community through volunteerism in local correctional facilities teaching faith-based life skills classes, biblical study sessions, and non-clinical counseling to women who are incarcerated.  

 

Dedra graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies and went on to earn a Master of Arts degree in Human Service Counseling with an emphasis in Crisis Response and Trauma.  She holds a certification in Women’s Issues and Diversity, specializing in seminars and coaching in areas of self-esteem, assertiveness skills, confidence, and self-empowerment.

 

In her spare time, Dedra enjoys reading Christian fiction books and spending time with family.  

Bernadette Dickerson

Secretary

Bernadette has been in the Customer Service realm all of her life!  She has been serving people from McDonalds, DayCare, IT Technician, Administrative/Secretary Field, Office Manager, Event Planner and Customer Service Representative. 

 

Simply put, Bernadette has a love for people and making sure their needs are met with excellence. Detail-oriented and with a keen sense of organization, Bernadette’s skills have been honed through experience as an Office Manager, Administrative Assistant, Events Coordinator and Quality Assurance Specialist. She has extensive IT experience and has worked as a Network Engineer. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Strayer University.

 

She is ready to serve.

Troy Johnson 

Director

Troy is a Program Coordinator/ Manager. He serves the population of citizens with differing abilities in the areas of Supported Employment, Employmen Readiness and Rehabilitation Services Administration, (RSA) which entails preparations for obtaining and maintaining employment via the Person Centered Approach, Job Training Support, Job Development /Coaching and Life Skills Training.

Troy holds Bachelor Of Science in Social Work degree, from Bowie State University. 
His experience includes working in the Social Work field with adults in Residential Programs. 

 

In Troy’s personal time, he enjoys Encouraging others and utilizing a Biblical view in everyday life’s situations. Finally, he enjoys attending church Services, singing, attending music events, cooking, and dining.

Mark Goffe 

Director

With over 20 years of IT experience, Mark has worked for several 500 Fortune companies in the United States, and abroad. He is highly skilled in learning business processes, teamwork, and determined to produce effective results. Mark has developed excellent oral and written communication skills over the years, as well as customer service excellence. He connects well with people from many different backgrounds, and offers a pleasant, friendly, and professional demeanor to whomever he meets.

As an ordained minister, Mark assists in empowering our youth to overcome personal obstacles to improve their family and social relationships from the inside out. He has served many years building relationships with people from all walks of life, from the youngest to the oldest, helping them be at peace with themselves and others. Mark has served as a mentor, Sunday School Director, Bible teacher, Men's ministry leader, Deacon, Elder, Trustee, Youth Pastor, and as a father to three young children. He is uniquely equipped to serve as he has  been served throughout his  life. 

WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING...

“What I love most about Rev. Goffe is her honesty, her ability to be able to catch things that aren’t being said, her attention to detail, and her friendliness and compassion. I recommend God’s Way Counseling for many reasons, but my top reason is that Rev. Goffe is really good at what she does.”​

 

3261 Old Washington Rd.

Suite 2020 

Waldorf, MD 20601

God's Way Christian Counseling

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