Mark Sensabaugh is now seeing clients at Journey Counseling, bringing with him a background as both a pastor and therapist. He has pastored at churches in Harrisonburg and Virginia Beach, and has worked locally at Family Life Resource Center.
He said the mission of Journey Counseling, which serves churches as well as families and individuals, goes hand-in-hand with how he wants to walk with clients through different seasons of their lives.
“I love the privilege of being able to come alongside my clients and partner to navigate their journey,” Mark explained. “I picture our lives as being a journey in which we face a variety of different seasons. As a therapist who believes that healthy attachment and close relational bonds are significant to each of us being and becoming all we are intended to be, partnering with a counselor may be a stepping stone to learning to relate in healthy ways.”
A native of the Shenandoah Valley, Mark attended both Bridgewater College and Eastern Mennonite University, earning his undergraduate degree in social work from EMU. His has a Masters in Counseling from Regent University in Virginia Beach, and began counseling as a Licensed Professional Counselor in 1995. He also became a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in 1997.
Journey Counseling opened its doors in 2008 as a non-profit aiming to serve and minister to Harrisonburg’s local churches as well as individuals and families in the greater community. Their therapists are both biblically based and clinically trained, counseling through the lens of Scripture and in conjunction with current psychology.
Journey is located in the newly renovated Hess Furniture building in downtown Harrisonburg. The growing ministry has five therapists on staff and is overseen by a varied group of community volunteers serving on a board of directors.