Welcome to the Eastern Region
of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors
Organized in 1963 to ensure standards for the practice of pastoral counseling, the American Association of Pastoral Counselors is an international, interfaith organization of professional pastoral counselors, parish clergy and other mental health professionals. We seek to advance understanding of the mind-spirit connection. AAPC members are at the forefront of practicing the interface between spirituality and emotional well-being. For more information about the mission and goals, Bylaws, publications and articles or referral to a counselor in the AAPC, please go to: AAPC.org
Members of the region practice in New York, New Jersey, and the Canadian Province of Ontario.
What is Pastoral Counseling?
Pastoral counseling is a unique form of counseling that uses spiritual resources as well as psychological understanding for healing and growth. It is provided by individuals who are not only mental health professionals but persons who have had in-depth religious and/or theological training. Most pastoral counselors are ordained clergy or persons otherwise endorsed by a religious faith group.
Please note the new mailing address for Association business.
American Association of Pastoral Counselors
C/o RMK Productions
200 Little Falls St., Ste. 205
Falls Church, VA 22046
For questions, contact the Eastern Region Administrator, AAPCEast@gmail.com
Eastern Region Leadership
Eastern Region Administrator: Arlene Muzyka, email@example.com
● Chair: Wayne Gustafson, firstname.lastname@example.org
● Vice Chair: Joann Heaney-Hunter, email@example.com
● Treasurer: Chris Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org
● Secretary: Pamela Pater-Ennis, email@example.com
● Membership Chair: Douglas Ronsheim, firstname.lastname@example.org
● Education and Training Chair: Charles Mayer, email@example.com
● Leadership Development Chair: Open