About Journey Counseling
Journey Counseling Ministries opened its doors in 2008 with the purpose of serving and ministering to Harrisonburg’s local churches as well as the individuals and families in the greater community. The clinic’s founder, John F. Kuebler, envisioned Journey to bear specific qualities.
The clinic’s foundation is based upon Christ and Biblical principles and standards. All of us, therapists and clinicians, are formally trained from accredited seminaries, colleges, and universities. Journey is a not-for-profit (501(c)3) organization and is overseen by a Board of Directors. Lastly, our clinic offers financial support on a case-by-case basis through Journey’s Client Assistance Funds as funds are available.
As a partner with the local church, Journey exists to impact lives by providing biblical counseling through compassionate and competent counselors who facilitate transformation through the power of the Gospel of Christ.
What We Believe
At Journey, our counselors and therapists are Biblically-based and clinically-trained. We provide counseling through the lens of Scripture and in conjunction with current psychological standards and research. We believe the Holy Bible is the foundation that guides, counsels, and instructs us as we serve and support you, people of all ages, ethnicities, and through different stages of life.
We maintain membership with the American Association of Christian Counseling. We use the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders to diagnosis and classify the many areas of mental health. All of us receive weekly supervision. Our therapists fulfill requirements for continuing education to maintain licensure. Each of us regularly attends professional development training in our fields of interest and especially in counseling ethical standards.
Professional Counseling We Offer
Journey clinicians offer the following types of counseling services.
- individual or group counseling (includes anger management)
- children and youth counseling services
- pre-engagement and pre-marital counseling
- marriage counseling
- family counseling
- workshops and seminars to the community
We collaborate with Employee Assistance Programs.
John Kuebler – After 15 years in law enforcement, John was truly amazed at the path his life took. While on road patrol, John sensed God’s calling to change the direction of his vocation. Following seminary in Jackson, MS, John wanted to return to South Florida as a Police Chaplain, having a strong desire to aid in the re-building of broken marriages and help men establish better relationships. It was in seminary that John, along with a few other classmates, started a Christian counseling center. After 5 years in Mississippi, John came to Charlottesville, VA where he was called as the Pastor of Counseling at Trinity Presbyterian Church, and was able to start up another counseling practice; First Stone. When John moved to the Shenandoah Valley in 2002, he served in the same capacity at Covenant Presbyterian Church. In 2008, he and a few other Christian counselors were able to establish Journey Counseling Ministries. After many vocational adventures and over 50 years of marriage, John left this earth and went to be with the Lord for eternity in 2023. He will be greatly missed by so many, but Journey’s mission remains the same.
Our Philosophy Summarized in Scripture
1 Corinthians 12: 4-9, 14-20
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts ofhealing by the one Spirit…
For the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell? But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. If all were a single member, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts,[e] yet one body.”