Meet our counselors.  For appointments, please call the Life Counseling Center at 443-419-3884.


Eliza HuieEliza Huie, Assistant Director and counselor at Life Counseling Center

Director of Counseling

Eliza Huie is an experienced counselor serving both individuals and couples. She has advanced certificate training from the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF). She holds a Masters in Counseling from Biblical Seminary and holds a graduate license in counseling. She is also a counsel board member and a contributing writer for the Biblical Counseling Coalition.

Understanding and experiencing God’s redeeming grace for change is her motivation for counseling. Her years of experience in the counseling room have established her confidence that God is able to bring hope to even the darkest situations. Besides working with married couples, Eliza also works with individuals for one-on-one counseling.

Eliza is married to her husband, Ken, and they have three children in their late teens and early twenties.  She also enjoys reading, hiking, and being outdoors with her family.

Areas of special interest in the counseling realm are marriage and family, pre-marital counseling, depression/anxiety, relational difficulties, sexual brokenness, and spiritual struggles.

 

Email: eliza.huie@chapelgate.org
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Rich Starsoneck
CounselorRich Starsoneck, Director and counselor at Life Counseling Center

 

Rich served as the director of counseling for over 25 years, He successfully brought oversight to Rebuilders, a ministry to those who are separated, divorced, or parenting alone. His interests in the counseling realm include marriage and family counseling, grief, loss, and men’s issues. He enjoys understanding people and seeing their lives and hearts change. He sees the importance of entering into a person’s world and helping individuals or couples think biblically about their situation instead of having their thinking controlled by experience, emotion, and cultural norms.

Rich has studied at both Chesapeake and Westminster Seminary, has advanced counseling certificates from CCEF, and is a mediator with the MCRC with an emphasis in restorative dialogue.

Rich married his wife Kathy in 1985, has a grown daughter, Laura, and owns 2 whippets.  Playing and listening to music, reading, and road cycling are a few of his personal interests.

 

Email: rstarsoneck@chapelgate.org

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Jessica Shen

Counselor

 

Jessica holds her Bachelor’s degree in Neurobiology and Physiology from the University of Maryland, and her Master’s Degree in Social Work with a specialization in Children and Families from the University of Maryland Baltimore. Jessica is a licensed graduate social worker.

She has additional training through Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF). She has three years of experience working as a school based therapist in Baltimore County, in addition to participating in both outpatient and family preservation services.

Jessica loves her local church where she serves as a counselor, organizes a mentoring ministry, and leads women’s and children’s groups. She enjoys spending time with her friends and eating fried food outdoors.

Her interests/experience include working with children, teens, young adults, attention, anxiety, and loss.

Email: jshen@chapelgate.org
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View More: http://resphotography.pass.us/counseling-center-headshotsAlison Spiegel
Counselor
After twenty-five years as a wife, mother, and software engineer, Alison asked the Lord to give her a vision for life after homeschooling. He answered by introducing her to the world of biblical counseling. She pursued formal training in counseling from the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF) and has completed all three of their counseling certificates. Her passion is to help people know God more personally, engage with Him more intimately, and find help and hope in His living word.

Alison is very involved in her local church where she has led Bible studies, counseled and discipled women, and participated in jail ministry. She is married to Pete and they have four young-adult children. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, watching British crime dramas, and making jewelry.

Alison has experience walking with those who struggle with anxiety and depression, sexual brokenness, marital difficulties, grief and loss, and fractured relationships, in the context of both individual and marriage counseling.

Email: aspiegel@chapelgate.org
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Esther Smith
Counselor

Esther has an MA in Professional Counseling and a certificate in biblical counseling through CCEF. She is a licensed clinical professional counselor and accepts Medicaid insurance.

Esther has five years of experience in both biblical and clinical counseling settings. She has worked in several outpatient mental health clinics where she gained experience counseling adults with severe mental illness. Many of her counselees have chronic mental or medical conditions, and she is passionate about helping people learn how to live with long-term diagnoses and difficult life situations.

Esther lives near Baltimore with her husband, Ian. She enjoys reading, writing about counseling, cooking new recipes, and spending time with family and friends.

Areas of interest and experience include chronic pain and illness, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, addiction, and grief.

Email: esmith@chapelgate.org
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 Bruce Adams

Lay Counselor

(For more information about our informal lay counseling please contact: Email: lccadmin@chapelgate.org)

Bruce Adams is an elder at Chapelgate Presbyterian Church. He has completed the Foundations of Biblical Counseling Certificate at Christian Counseling and Education Foundation (CCEF).  He enjoys walking along side people in their struggles, helping them to find healing, renewal, and peace in Jesus. Bruce is an executive committee board member for United Marriage Encounter and also serves as a Men’s Step Group Leader at Celebrate Recovery. He is married to Janet and they have three married children and three grandchildren.

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