Our counselors draw upon their professional training, formal education and experiences to address the unique mental, emotional, spiritual and relational needs of each person. In addition to the specialities highlighted in their profiles, our counselors are well-equipped to serve people with an array of presenting issues.
While we are committed to a Christian perspective in approaching mental health issues, we are also sensitive to perspectives of other belief systems. In fact, we regularly counsel people of other faiths, and those who do not belong to any faith tradition at all.
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Scott Abbott, LMHC - Counselor
Scott Abbott is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of New York. He holds a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.
Prior to counseling at Redeemer, Scott ministered as a missionary, musician, youth pastor and substance abuse counselor. He loves empowering individuals and couples in addiction recovery, healthy boundaries, anger management, anxiety relief, identity formation, compassionate communication and relational maturity.
A big proponent of covenantal marriage, Scott appreciates his own very much. Together, he and Jennifer enjoy their Brooklyn garden, local food, live shows, traveling and their beloved son.
Christina Abrahams, MA – Counselor
Christina Abrahams holds a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Alliance Graduate School of Counseling, Nyack as well as a Bachelors degree in Theology with Pastoral Counseling from London School of Theology. She is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.
Christina counsels couples, individuals and families on many issues including depression, anxiety, communication, relational conflict, and cross-cultural issues. She has a special interest in helping couples in their pursuit of sexual wholeness.
Christina was born in Singapore, and has lived in the UK, Japan and the US. She speaks Teochew, a Chinese dialect. Christina has been married to Richard for over 26 years and they have two adult children. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking and finding delicious restaurants. She loves movies, theater, traveling, scuba diving, and dancing.
Susannah Atkins, LCSW – Counselor
Susannah holds a Masters in Social Work from New York University. She is currently receiving additional training in cognitive behavioral therapy from the Beck Institute in Philadelphia, and is working towards certification in CBT through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Her approach to counseling is interactive and collaborative and is informed by her years of experience in lay counseling, as well as her experience as an inpatient psychiatric social worker at Kings County Hospital.
Susannah works with individuals in identifying and exploring beliefs and emotions that interfere with personal, occupational, and spiritual growth including, but not limited to, depression, mood and emotional disorders, addictions, anxiety, OCD, and relationship issues. She has led groups on the “Boundaries” series as well as a support group for women with a history of sexual abuse.
Susannah and her husband, Fred, are active members of Trinity Baptist Church where he is an elder and she is a deacon in women’s ministry. Susannah is committed to overseas missions and currently is involved in pastoral support and leadership development in Rwanda and Haiti. She is also a compulsive knitter!
Lauren Ballard, MAMFT, MA - Counselor
Lauren holds a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Richmont Graduate University and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Her counseling is shaped by her experiences working in church ministry, community counseling, and the psychiatric setting.
Lauren works with individuals, couples, families, children and adolescents. She enjoys helping clients grow in areas including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, substance abuse, relational cohesion, self-image, and spiritual formation.
Together with her husband Andy, she enjoys visiting her family in the south and exploring New York.
Rebecca Beidel, MA – Counselor
Rebecca holds a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Alliance Graduate School of Counseling at Alliance Theological Seminary. Married to a pastor and church planter for over 20 years, she has a long history of counseling and teaching in the church context.
Rebecca counsels premarital and married couples, individuals, and families on many issues including depression, grief, anxiety, communication, and relational conflict. She is also interested in working with ministry and missionary families on issues of boundaries, compassion fatigue and burnout. She is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.
Rebecca enjoys camping and canoeing with her husband and four children, seeing great films, visiting museums and cooking all kinds of ethnic foods.
Rosalin Brueck, MA - Counselor
Rosalin holds her undergraduate degree from Fordham University and a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Nyack Alliance Graduate School of Counseling.
Rosalin works with individuals and couples addressing a variety of issues including anxiety, relationship issues, mood and psychiatric disorders. She has also worked at Midtown Pregnancy Support Center and Christ Hospital Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health. She is a member of the American Counseling Association.
Rosalin and her husband Paul are members of Redeemer Presbyterian Church. They have led community and beta groups. She enjoys volunteering with Sunday Service Ministries, traveling, snowboarding, surfing, reading and eating good food.
Ashley Buechele, MA - Counselor
Ashley completed her undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University and she holds a Masters in Biblical Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary. She received additional training in counseling through an internship at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation in suburban Philadelphia. Prior to becoming a counselor, Ashley worked on Wall Street, specifically in private equity and real estate finance.
Ashley works with individuals, couples, children and adolescents. She counsels in areas including abuse, depression, boundaries, self-image, relationships and addictions. Ashley has led support groups focused on addictions and boundaries and has taught the class "How People Change."
Ashley is married to Greg, and they have one child. Ashley enjoys photo-documentary work and she has a small photography business. She also enjoys good food, travel and exploring new neighborhoods of New York City.
Deahna Calgaro, MA, LPC - Counselor
Deahna holds a Master of Arts in Counseling from Geneva College. Her graduate training specialized in marriage and family counseling. Deahna is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania and a Nationally Certified Counselor. Before moving to New York, Deahna worked in private practice for four years in Pittsburgh where she also participated with the Christian Counselors Collaborative serving clients and helping in the training of graduate interns.
Deahna counsels individuals, couples, and families. Her areas of interest include sexual abuse, eating disorders, personality disorders, codependency, depression and anxiety, and relationship issues surrounding communication, boundaries, and intimacy.
Deahna has been married to Scott for over 14 years and enjoys reading, good food, and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Judy Cha, LMFT - Director
Judy holds a Master of Arts & Religion in Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary and has received additional training in marriage and family therapy at the Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center. She is an adjunct professor at the Alliance Graduate School of Counseling for their Marriage and Family Program. She is also a bilingual counselor (Korean) who is licensed in marriage and family therapy by NY State.
Judy specializes in the areas of relationships, self-image and multi-cultural issues. She has led seminars and workshops related to marriage, parenting, and self-image.
Judy has been at Redeemer since 1998 and is married to Peter Cha. She enjoys playing cello and piano, and spending time with her two daughters.
Peter Cha, LMFT - Clinical Director / Counselor
Peter holds a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and has received additional training in marriage and family therapy at the Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center. He is licensed in marriage and family therapy in the State of New York. Peter is also an adjunct professor at Alliance Graduate School of Counseling in Nyack, NY.
Peter’s areas of specialty include marital and pre-marital counseling, sexual addictions, multi-cultural issues, anger issues, identity issues, anxiety, depression and spiritual formation. He is also a certified administrator of the Myers-Briggs Type indicator and the seminar director and trainer for the Prepare/Enrich inventory.
Peter is a member of Redeemer and has attended since 1998. He has been married to Judy for over 20 years and they have two daughters. He enjoys fishing, kayaking, woodworking, cycling and spending time with family and friends.
Tina Choi, LMSW - Counselor
Tina Choi holds a Masters degree in social work from Columbia University. She also studied English literature at the University of Virginia. She has many years of experience supporting individuals affected by abuse and trauma.
Tina is particularly interested in helping individuals experiencing relationship difficulties, family of origin issues, depression and anxiety. Tina is trained in crisis pregnancy and post-abortion counseling through the Called to Care model in the United Kingdom. She has also provided professional training in the areas of sexual assault and relationship violence.
Tina is a member of Redeemer and enjoys being part of a vibrant Christian community. Tina also enjoys running, traveling and spending time with her husband and daughter. She is a co-leader for a regular Bible Study and attends Bible Study Fellowship.
Raymond Corbo, MA - Counselor
Raymond holds a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliance Graduate School of Counseling in Nyack, NY where he was the recipient of the Clinical Skills Award. Raymond completed a BA in Pastoral Counseling from Valley Forge Christian College. His prior experience includes working with the Children’s Aid & Family Services and other counseling agencies in New Jersey particularly on issues of trauma with families and children.
Raymond counsels couples, families and individuals through relationship issues, struggles with anxiety, sexual addiction, and conflict resolution. He especially enjoys working with couples as well as teenagers and youth.
Raymond has been married to Heather for five years, and they enjoy being parents to their beautiful daughter. Both Raymond and Heather are active members of their church in Hackensack, NJ where he volunteers with the youth ministry.
Rachael Courtier, LMSW - Counselor
Rachael holds a Master’s degree in clinical social work from Hunter College in New York, and received her Bachelors degree at the University of California at Berkeley in Comparative Literature and Spanish. Prior to working as a therapist, she worked as a licensed educator in the state of California.
Rachael works with individuals, couples and families. She is particularly drawn to working with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, relational problems, difficulties in managing emotions (including emotional sensitivity and emotional dysregulation), substance abuse, as well as those seeking recovery from trauma and abuse.
Rachael has received intensive training through the Yale School of Medicine in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and has experience working within DBT, CBT, family systems and psychodynamic approaches. She has worked as a psychotherapist in outpatient mental health agencies in Manhattan for the past four years, and she is licensed in the state of New York.
Rachael attends the RiverNYC church in downtown Manhattan and lives in Brooklyn. She enjoys singing, music, traveling, writing, speaking Spanish, cooking, and exploring NYC neighborhoods.
Nick Darrell, MAR - Counselor
Nick completed a B.A. in English and Spanish at University of Massachusetts Amherst before obtaining a Master of Arts in Religion from Westminster Theological Seminary, where he studied counseling and Biblical studies. Prior to becoming a counselor, he worked in publishing as an editor in a non-fiction books division.
Nick counsels people through challenging relationships, suffering, and destructive patterns. He works with individuals, couples, and families as well as adolescents. He is particularly drawn to counseling people who struggle with relationship problems, anxiety, sexual issues and difficult family history.
While attending Redeemer, he met Sandi, his wife of over 10 years. They have one daughter. His hobbies include listening to live music, playing guitar, learning about technology, and discussing books, films, and current events.
Evelyn de Villiers, Ph.D. -- Counselor
Evelyn holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University in California. She came to Redeemer Counseling Services with over 10 years of experience as a counselor in private practice in California. In addition, she has taught classes on Boundaries, Divorce Recovery, Depression, Parenting and Adolescent Substance Abuse.
Evelyn specializes in working with couples, blended families, divorce prevention and divorce recovery. Her experience also includes working with clients (including military and law enforcement) who struggle with a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship problems, work stress, self image, trauma, and performance anxiety.
Since her move to the east coast, Evelyn and her husband attend Redeemer regularly. Evelyn and her husband are empty nesters to their blended family of seven children and two grandchildren. Evelyn loves exploring NYC' s fabulous restaurants, taking cooking classes, and venturing to the countryside. She and her husband also love traveling internationally to South Africa and Europe.
Sobeyda Valle Ellis, LCSW - Counselor
Sobeyda holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University. She specializes in EFT couples counseling, relationship issues, anxiety disorders, recovery from trauma and sexual abuse, performance anxiety, divorce recovery and identity issues. She teaches on marriage, relationship issues and counseling from a biblical perspective. She is also a Clinical Supervisor and delights in training and equipping her staff.
Sobeyda is fluent in Spanish and multicultural issues. She's been married to David for over 22 years and they have four children and one grandchild. She enjoys cycling, cooking and exploring the city. She loves the diversity of God's creation in NYC, learning about different cultures and tasting international foods.
Natalie Foote, LMSW - Counselor
Natalie received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Baylor University in Texas, and then a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Kansas. She is licensed in the State of New York.
Natalie has experience working with individuals, children, and families with a broad range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-image, and eating disorders. She also has experience with issues specific to children, adolescents and families such as anger issues, family transitions and trauma, communication, and parenting issues.
Natalie has been married for eight years and has two children. She enjoys writing, music, spending time with good friends, and exploring New York with her family. Natalie attends Trinity Grace Church.
Linda Foran, MA - Counselor
Linda Foran holds a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliance Graduate School of Counseling, Nyack, NY. Prior to becoming a counselor, Linda taught Bible Study Fellowship in New York City for 10 years. Linda counsels with couples, families and individuals struggling with issues of anxiety, conflict resolution, sexual addiction, step-family adjustments, grief and loss.
Married over 30 years, Linda and her husband Bob have two adult sons. They are members of Redeemer Presbyterian Church and co-lead a couples community group. Linda’s hobbies include cooking, gardening, tennis and golf.
Kim Han, MA - Counselor
Kim completed her undergraduate degree at Barnard College-Columbia University and holds a Masters of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary. Prior to moving to NY, she was a counselor at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation in PA for 6 years and the Director of their Distance Education counseling training program.
She has worked with individuals, couples, and families on issues including relationships, depression, anxiety, multicultural issues, parenting, marital and pre-marital counseling,
Kim is married to Martin and they have a daughter and a son. She attends North Shore Community Church (a Redeemer affiliate church) in Oyster Bay, Long Island where her husband is the assistant pastor. Kim enjoys traveling, cooking, exploring new things with her two young children, and gathering people to eat good food and have good conversation.
Chad Hardison, MA
Chad holds a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University and a BA in Youth Ministry from Central Bible College. He is a preclinical fellow with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
Chad counsels couples, families and individuals. He works with clients on issues including relationship and communication struggles, spiritual concerns, stress and anxiety, depression as well as sexual addictions. Chad comes to Redeemer Counseling Services with fourteen years of experience in ministry as a pastor of family life, community life, and as a youth pastor.
He is married with two children and one dog. In his free time he enjoys working in the yard, reading, listening to rock music, staying active in his local church, and spending time with his family.
Lois Kehlenbrink, LMFT - Counselor
Lois holds a Masters of Science in family counseling from Iona College and has had additional training in Biblical Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary. She is a trilingual (German and Spanish) and licensed by NY State as a marriage and family therapist. She has also been trained as a Christian conciliator with the Institute for Christian Conciliation.
Lois specializes in spiritual formation, identity, self-image, mediation, depression, anxiety as well as pre-marital and marital counseling.
She has led seminars and taught classes at Redeemer including the “How People Change" and "Helping Others Change", and "Responding to Conflict Biblically." Lois has been a guest speaker at women's conferences in Mexico and Germany and has worked with the Westchester Correctional Institute.
Lois is a long-time member of Redeemer and enjoys cooking, entertaining and being involved in her community as well as spending time with her two daughters.
Elena Kim, MA – Counselor
Elena is working towards her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Fordham University, and previously received a Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, and a Bachelors of Science in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interest lies in understanding the impact of spirituality on mental health.
Elena Kim has also been developing her clinical skills at Redeemer Counseling Services by integrating the Gospel into traditional psychodynamic techniques. She counsels with individuals one-on-one in areas including general anxiety, social anxiety, depression, compulsive behaviors, and relationships.
Prior to becoming a counselor, Elena worked as a management consultant and research analyst on Wall Street. She is married and both Elena and her husband are active members of Redeemer. She enjoys various sports and physical activities, learning how to cook new cuisines, and spending quality time with friends and family.
Kayle Koepke, MACP - Counselor
Kayle received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Afro-American Studies at Indiana University. She holds a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Kayle works with individuals and couples on a wide range of issues including, but not limited to depression, anxiety, boundaries, codependency, self-image and spiritual formation as well as pre-marital and marital counseling. Prior to becoming a counselor, Kayle spent 12 years with Here's Life Inner City, a division of Campus Crusade for Christ. She served and mentored diverse and underserved populations.
Kayle has been a member of Redeemer and at Redeemer Counseling Services since 2006. She and her husband Chris have been married since 1996, and they live in Harlem with their two children.
Dale Kuiken, MA - Counselor
Dale holds her undergraduate degree in Nursing from Columbia University. She holds a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary. Prior to becoming a counselor, Dale worked as a Registered Nurse for over 15 years. As a nurse, Dale worked extensively with children suffering with psychiatric disorders and behavioral issues.
Dale has experience working with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting, psychiatric disorders, divorce recovery, and spiritual formation. She has also taught the course, “How People Change” at her church.
Dale attends Emergence in Totowa, New Jersey: a culturally relevant, gospel-centered, missional church. She enjoys spending time with her friends, with her three adult children. She enjoys reading, and time spent in the great outdoors.
Ellen Lee, Ed.M, LPC - Counselor
Ellen holds a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University. She also has an advanced certificate in Biblical counseling from the Christian Counseling Educational Foundation. Ellen is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Connecticut.
She is bilingual (Korean) and bicultural. She works with individuals, couples and families with a broad range of issues including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, self-image, as well as pre-marital and marital counseling. She has many years of experience teaching "How People Change" and "Helping Others Change."
Ellen attends All Souls Community Church with her husband, Will. She enjoys traveling, reading, classical music, good food, and spending time with friends and family.
Sharon McLean, Ed.S., LMFT, Counselor
Sharon holds an Ed.S degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seton Hall University. She is licensed as a New York and a New Jersey Marriage and Family Therapist. Her work experience includes private practice, community mental health agencies, and education.
Sharon specializes in depression, anxiety, adolescent, couples and family therapy. She has served as president of the Association for the Advancement of Family Therapy in New Jersey. She is also a certified Imago relationship counselor and holds teaching and school counseling certifications in New Jersey and New York.
Sharon is married to her husband, Max. They have two married daughters and three grandchildren. She enjoys biking, theater, reading, entertaining, and meals with family and friends. Sharon lives in Manhattan and has attended Redeemer since 1999, where she serves as a deaconess and a home fellowship group leader.
Jeffrey Monk, M.Div. – Counselor
Jeffery Monk completed his Master of Divinity in Biblical Counseling at Westminster Theological Seminary, and he is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in New Testament Studies. At Westminster, Jeffrey has taught New Testament Biblical Theology to Masters-level counseling students and has served as a teaching assistant in Cultural Apologetics. Prior to counseling, he served as an assistant pastor at Calvary Chapel in London, England.
Jeffrey works with people struggling with relationship problems, depression, anxiety, career-related struggles, ADD/ADHD, and sexual addiction.
He is a member at Grace Community Church, Souderton, PA, where he serves as a Care Group leader. He enjoys traveling, cooking, music, reading, and discussing worldview, film and cultural trends.
Michelle S. Park, MA- Counselor
Michelle received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Liberty University in Virginia. She holds a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Alliance Graduate School of Counseling.
Michelle works with individuals, families, premarital and marital couples on a broad range of topics including but not limited to anxiety, depression, boundaries, conflict resolution, communication, sexual abuse, sexual addiction, life transitions, parenting, and post-abortive issues.
Michelle and her husband have planted a church in Queens with the Christian and Missionary Alliance where her husband Sam is lead pastor. Michelle and Sam have been married since 2003 and have been blessed with two beautiful girls. Michelle is passionate about God, family, life, relationships, music, food, laughing and mentoring young women.
Julie Reinhold, Psy.D. - Counselor
Julie holds a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical/School Psychology from Pace University and is a NY state licensed Psychologist.
Julie sees clients with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, impulsivity, emotional sensitivity, intense emotions, and personality disorders. She has expertise in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral approaches. Julie helps clients learn to regulate their mood, be more effective getting their needs met in relationships, and to increase their ability to direct their thoughts and actions.
Julie works with children and adults. In addition to individual counseling, she leads a weekly emotion regulation skills training group.
Julie is married to Rico and they have one daughter. She attends Resurrection Presbyterian Church, one of Redeemer's church plants in Brooklyn.
Lorraine Schaefers, MA - Counselor
Lorraine holds her undergraduate degree from Lesley College and a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nyack Alliance Graduate School of Counseling.
At Redeemer Counseling Services, Lorraine counsels with individuals, couples, and adolescents in a variety of areas including anxiety, depression, self-image, relationship struggles, and more. Prior to coming to RCS, Lorraine worked at a women’s resource center and at Wayne Counseling & Family Services. She worked with families, couples, and individuals. She has also led group therapy for individuals with alcohol addictions.
She has been married 28 years and has two grown sons. Lorraine loves to spend much of her time in the outdoors with her husband, either snow skiing, golfing, playing tennis, or cooking with food from her garden.
Natasha Steenkamp, MA – Counselor
Natasha holds a Master of Arts in Counseling from Biblical Theological Seminary. She also teaches part-time in the Psychology & Counseling program at Pillar College.
Natasha counsels individuals on many issues including grief, depression, anxiety and interpersonal struggles. She especially has a heart for working with victims of trauma and abuse, disadvantaged communities and is interested in global trauma recovery.
Natasha has been married for 12 years. She and her husband Henri are members of Grace Fellowship Chapel in Bedminster, NJ. Natasha enjoys traveling, cooking, photography, visiting art museums and learning about art history. Natasha is also an avid bird-watcher.
Missy Terrell - Career and Financial Counselor
Missy completed her undergraduate work in Business Administration at the University of Texas in Austin. Missy is a certified administrator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory. She offers individual career coaching as well as career assessment workshops. Missy is also a certifed financial counselor and provides both one-on-one sessions and budgeting workshops.
She is a transplanted southerner, having lived in Texas and Georgia before New York. Missy is married to Bruce and they have two children. She enjoys biking, reading and traveling.
Donna Toombs, MHC - Counselor
Donna completed her undergraduate degree at the Mid-American Christian University in Oklahoma City and holds a Master of Arts from Southern Nazarene University. She is a NY state licensed Mental Health Counselor and is a member of The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education as well as the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children.
Donna specializes in adults and children experiencing grief and loss due to divorce and death and children with emotional, relational, and behavioral problems.
Donna attends Calvary Baptist Church and enjoys traveling, entertaining and being with family. She and her husband Mike, a pastor, have raised two daughters. Their ministries are shaped by their experiences, including the loss of their eldest daughter through a car accident.
Olimpio Wen, M.Div., MA, D.Min. (cand.) - Counselor
Olimpio completed his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Los Angeles and holds an M.Div. from The Master's Seminary, a Th.M. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, an M.A. from Fordham University, and is currently working on a Doctor of Ministry at Gordon Conwell in marriage and family therapy.
Olimpio focuses on various issues associated with urban professional life and relationships. He helps direct RCS Renewal Groups and works with many areas of recovery, including sexual addiction and abuse recovery. He is also a career counselor and a certified administrator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory.
Olimpio is a member of Redeemer and currently lives on the Upper West Side.