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Listed below are selected counselors and personal life coaches who are knowledgeable about and supportive of the philosophy and approach of People Can Change. Some have served as volunteer facilitators of People Can Change programs (Journey Into Manhood, A Wife's Healing Journey, etc.). Most provide services remotely over the phone or Internet as well as in person. This list is provided for information only and does not imply an endorsement or guarantee.

NOTE:The following list includes a mix both of licensed therapists and counselors and unlicensed counselors and professional life coaches.

 


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Rich Wyler, Certified Life Coach

Coaches clients by phone internationally.
Founder, Higher Path Life Coaching
Founder and Executive Director, People Can Change
Co-Creator of Journey Into Manhood and A Wife's Healing Journey
Higher Path Coaching
1-434-985-8551
rich@higherpathcoaching.com
www.higherpathcoaching.com

Rich is a certified life coach with extensive real-world experience in helping men overcome same-sex attraction and pornography addictions, starting with his own healing journey in the 1990s. In 2000, he founded People Can Change and in 2002 co-created its powerful Journey Into Manhood experiential healing weekend - a life-changing program that has helped hundreds of men decrease unwanted homosexual attractions and behaviors. Building on his skills and experience in facilitating dramatic personal breakthroughs - and after years of mentoring men in their individual journeys out of SSA and sexual addictions - Rich established Higher Path Life Coaching and began coaching professionally in 2005. He primarily coaches men dealing with unwanted SSA and/or sexual addictions, as well as wives and parents affected by these issues through a loved one. His audio CD, Journey Out of Homosexuality, summarizes many of the core principles taught by People Can Change. Rich has years of experience in 12-Step recovery work and with the ManKind Project. He has received life coaching certification both through the Coach Training Alliance and the International Healing Foundation. Rich holds a bachelor's degree in communications from Brigham Young University. He is the father of a young-adult daughter and a teenage son. Widowed in 2006, he remarried in 2010. He lives with his wife and family in Virginia, USA.

David Matheson, M.S., LPC

Private practice in Salt Lake City, Utah
Member of Board of Directors, People Can Change
Co-Creator of Journey Into Manhood and Journey Beyond
Co-Founder, Center for Gender Wholeness
Center for Gender Wholeness
1-801-272-3200
dmatheson@genderwholeness.com
www.genderwholeness.com

David, a Licensed Professional Counselor, received his Masters of Science degree in Counseling and Guidance from Brigham Young University in 1996 and practiced for eight years under the supervision of Joseph Nicolosi, Ph.D in Los Angeles. He is co-founder of the Center for Gender Wholeness, where his primary focus is on clients seeking to diminish unwanted homosexual feelings and develop a stronger masculine, heterosexual identity and desires. One of his important works is the 350-page Evergreen Workbook for Men, a practical guide to the change process. He also co-authored "Pathways Into Male Homosexuality," a lengthy review and discussion of research and theory regarding the development of same-sex orientation.

Kevin Barwick, LCPC

Private practice in Greater Washington DC Anew Place Counseling Service
1-301-552-6688
KevinBarwick@AnewPlace.info
www.anew-place.com

Kevin, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, has been in private practice for nearly 15 years. Previously, he worked for the State of Maryland in the Youth and Family Division for over 10 years providing foster care placement services. Kevin specializes in issues related to relationship skill-building and communication, personal trauma, masculine sexuality/self-image, addictions, depression and anxiety. He honors the faith-traditions that people have, and welcomes them into the therapy process.

Alan Downing, Life Coaching LLC

Private practice in Central NJ
Jonah Institute for Gender Affirmation, NYC Metro
Senior Facilitator, Journey Into Manhood
Co-Creator of Journey Beyond
1-732-766-4211
alan.downinglc@yahoo.com

Alan Downing has been prominent in People Can Change since doing the first Journey into Manhood weekend in 2002. He collaborated with David Matheson in creating the Journey Beyond weekend and the Gender Wholeness model that is taught at Journey into Manhood. He has also participated in and staffed numerous other trainings with the ManKind Project, International Healing Foundation, JONAH, and Celebration of Being. Alan has had extensive counseling, facilitation and psychodrama training and experience, and is currently pursuing his Master's degree in counseling. Working as a Professional Life Coach since 2007, Alan has helped hundreds of men overcome obstacles that prevent them from living fulfilling lives. He currently sees clients in person in Central New Jersey and the New York City metro area, or over the phone or Skype with clients around the world.

Floyd Godfrey, LPC

Private practice in Phoenix, Arizona
Founder and Director, Family Strategies & Coaching
Founder, Adventure in Manhood
Past Board Member, People Can Change
Family Strategies & Coaching
1-480-668-8301
www.healinghomosexuality.com
www.familystrategies.org

Floyd, a Licensed Professional Counselor, supervises other therapists who work in the field of sexual addictions, reparative therapy and other mental health issues. He received his education from Arizona State University and Ottawa University and has worked for 13 years with youth, adults and families in a variety of mental health settings. Floyd has special training helping those who struggle with unwanted sexual feelings and behavior. He is the author of the book Homosexuality: Symptoms and Free Agency and the audiotape program Healing Homosexuality: Testimonies of Change. Floyd is the founder of Adventure in Manhood, an experiential weekend for men and youth.

Bruce R. Gold

Senior Facilitator, Journey Into Manhood
Director and Counselor, Collegeville Healing Center
Private practice in Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Collegeville Healing Center
1-610-489-0496
b.gold@verizon.net

Bruce has trained in modalities including Gestalt Therapy, Shadow Work, Imago Therapy, Co-Dependency, Touch Therapy and Voice Dialogue. He offers reparative therapy on an individual basis for men dealing with unwanted SSA issues. Bruce is a Certified Co-Leader in the New Warrior Training Adventure, an intense, transformative men's initiation that invites men to forge a deep conscious connection between head and heart, and that supports men in developing lives of integrity, accountability, and connection to feeling. He has 20 years experience in 12-step recovery work.

Arthur Goldberg, JD

Co-Founder and Co-Director, JONAH and Jonah Institute of Gender Affirmation
Private practice in Jersey City, NJ
JONAH
1-201-433-3444
jonahhelp@aol.com
info@jonahweb.org

Arthur is immensely passionate about helping those struggling with SSA or other forms of sexual confusion. He has been involved in the field for over a decade. He co-founded both JONAH and the Jonah Institute of Gender Affirmation. He is the author of a ground-breaking book entitled Light in the Closet: Torah, Homosexuality, and the Power to Change that uniquely and compassionately synthesizes Old Testament biblical concepts with transformational healing processes. He lectures widely throughout the world on underlying risk factors and healing strategies for numerous sexual issues including same-sex attraction, sexual addiction, sexual abuse, pedophilia, childhood trauma, family dynamics, and pornography. Arthur has been staffing Journey Into Manhood weekends since "JiM 1" in 2002.

Ken Graham, LPC, CCSAS

Founder and Director, Center for Relational Healing
Leader, Masculine Integrity Quest
Private practice in Nashville, Tennessee
Center for Relational Healing
1-615-377-8866
ken.graham@relationalhealing.com
www.relationalhealing.com

Ken, a licensed professional counselor and certified clinical sex addiction, specializes in the treatment of sexual disorders/addiction, trauma resolution, and unwanted same-sex attraction. Ken also conducts Masculine Integrity Quest - a Christian-based, three-day workshop for men struggling with same-sex attraction.

Dan Gray, LCSW

Co-Founder and Clinical Director, LifeSTAR Network, LLC
Founder and Director, Wasatch Sports and Activities
Private practice in Salt Lake City, UT
LifeSTAR Network, LLC
1-801-262-4599
info@lifestarnetwork.org
www.lifestarnetwork.org

Dan, a licensed clinical social worker specializing in addictions counseling, has been in practice for more than 20 years. He has a master's degree in social work and is a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist. He is also certified as an addictions counselor. He maintains a busy private practice, and is the clinical director of the LifeSTAR Network program, which provides individual, group, and family therapy to people struggling with pornography and sexual addictions. He recently co-authored the book Discussing Pornography Problems with a Spouse: Confronting and Disclosing Secret Behaviors. Dan is the founder and director of Wasatch Sports and Activities, which provides therapeutic experiential opportunities such as wilderness retreats and team sports training. Dan provides consultation and training services to local social service agencies as well as civic, church and professional organizations on the assessment and treatment of sexual addictions and related issues.

Janelle Hallman, MA, LPC

Clinical Director, Janelle Hallman & Associates, Inc.
Executive Director, Desert Hope Ministries
Adjunct Professor, Denver Seminary
Janelle Hallman & Associates, Inc.
1-303-429-2100
info@janellehallman.com
www.janellehallman.com

Janelle, a licensed professional counselor, has become an internationally recognized expert in the area of female homosexuality and emotional dependency and also works with a variety of other men and women seeking greater wholeness in their lives. Janelle's clinic provides individual, family, couples and group therapy for adolescents and adults. She provides professional consulting to other counselors and clergy on homosexuality and is an educator, writer and dynamic speaker on issues related to the human condition, redemption, healing and wholeness in general. Her passion is to share realities about God, life and the human experience in a way that speaks to some of the deepest needs of broken and hurting people. Janelle recieved her M.A. in counseling with honors, she is a published author, and professional speaker.

Thaddeus Heffner, MMFT

Private Practice in Nashville, TN Center for Relational Healing
1-615-544-1024
thaddeus@thaddeusheffner.com
www.thaddeusheffner.com

Thaddeus Heffner holds a Master in Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca University. While Thaddeus facilitates sessions for individuals, couples, and groups, his increasing focus is working with those who wish to reduce their unwanted same-sex attraction and feel whole as men. Thaddeus specializes in reparative therapy, affect focused therapy, family systems, masculine self-image and relational skills.

Britta Johnson

Co-Founder, Celebration of Being Celebration of Being
1-415-233-4674
info@celebrationofbeing.com
www.celebrationofbeing.com

Britta has been working internationally with people in the field of transformation for over 20 years. She has a background in social work, family and couple's therapy, dance and movement, vocal expression, emotional release and life coaching. Starting in Germany as a social worker in women's shelters, her path took her through many extensive inner and outer travels towards developing her own meditation, dance, and movement workshops in Canada in the late 80s. In 1997 she co-founded Celebration of Being in the US with Rajyo. She brings a laser-direct honesty combined with gentle compassion, wrapped in non-judgmental wisdom, whilst seeing the wounds of others clearly, and tenderly walking them through them. Her greatest joy is to assist people in finding and living their purpose, potential and aliveness.

Elan Karten, PHD

Private practice in Jerusalem, Israel elanyk@gmail.com

Elan, a licensed psychologist in both the U.S. and Israel, received his PhD in clinical psychology from Fordham University. For his dissertation, he investigated the psychological variables and therapeutic interventions and techniques most related to change in sexual orientation. He serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of NARTH, and is the Israeli representative of their International Federation. He currently lives in Jerusalem with his wife and family and is seeing private clients under the supervision of Dr. Nicolosi.

Troy L. Love, MSW, LCSW, PHR

Private practice in Yuma, Arizona Courageous Journeys Counseling and Consulting Services, PC
1-928-276-9535
Tlove@courageous-journeys.com
www.courageous-journeys.com

Troy, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, graduated with his Masters in Social Work in 1999. Troy serves as the President and Clinical Director of Courageous Journeys Counseling and Consulting Services. He has over 15 years of experience in the mental health field. Troy has experience working with individuals overcoming addictions, couples struggling in their relationships, and individuals who have experience trauma in their lives. Troy has special training to help those who struggle with unwanted sexual feelings and gender attachment issues. Troy's clinical focus is to help individuals make the changes in their lives that they want to make while helping them remove the barriers, traumatic emotional responses, and belief systems that keep them stuck. Troy has also been trained in Emotionally Focused Couples therapy (EFT), the only research verified couples counseling model in existence.

Rajyo Markman

Co-Founder, Celebration of Being Celebration of Being
1-415-233-4674
info@celebrationofbeing.com
www.celebrationofbeing.com

Rajyo Markman is a spiritual teacher, mystic and a gifted healer, who has been working with people in the field of transformation for over 20 years. Rajyo is a Somatic Experiencing* practitioner, a certified Massage Therapist, Aquatic bodywork practitioner, qualified Yoga Teacher, and certified Master Results coach. She has been initiated into giving Oneness Blessing to others. In her private sessions, workshops, trainings and retreats she combines trauma healing, self inquiry, mindfulness practice, compassionate counseling, and breath and body awareness to bring an awareness of the perfection of our essential wholeness.

Peggy Matheson

Senior Staff, A Wife's Healing Journey Matheson_5@q.com

Peggy Matheson has been on her own healing journey for many years as she worked diligently to sustain her 25 year marriage to a man who in the beginning had SSA. She found that the ability to forgive and let go was the most transforming gift for herself and her marriage. Even if he changed, if she couldn't forgive and see their relationship in a different way, the marriage wouldn't last. Peggy is now a Journey Practitioner who helps others, individually or in group settings, find the same joy she has found through the transforming steps of The Journey.

Matt Miller, M.Ed., LPC-S

Private practice in Houston, Texas
Renewing Hope Counseling
1-713-365-0700
matt@renewinghope.net
www.renewinghope.net

Matt Miller is a Licensed Professional Counselor and clinical supervisor. He has been practicing since 1995 in various professional areas such as Public School Counselor, Public Mental Health Clinics, Psychiatric Hospitals, and Private Practice. Matt's practice is generalized but he does give special attention to men with unwanted same-sex attraction, male victims of sexual abuse, and sexual addiction. Research indicates that the relationship between clinician and client is the most significant factor in treatment outcomes rather than technique, theoretical orientation, or mental health discipline. For this reason, Matt puts a great emphasis on the relationship and draws the diversity of his experiences in each individual case.

Bobby Morgan, LCSW

Private practice in Houston, Texas
Senior Facilitator, Journey Into Manhood
Co-Creator, A Wife's Healing Journey
1-713-444-1598
bobbymorgan9@gmail.com

Bobby, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, specializes in gender-affirmative therapy with men who seek both freedom from unwanted same-sex attraction and connection to their true heterosexual identity. Mentored by Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, PhD, he is passionate about leading men to healing in the following areas: growing sense of masculine identity; authentic connection to emotions; getting core needs met in healthy, non-sexual ways; releasing shame; working through pornography and other addictions; and using their spirituality to surrender to the life to which they feel called. Bobby is a member of NARTH. Face to face therapy, as well as meaningful therapy through SKYPE or over the phone, is available.

Mary Jane Morgan

Co-Creator, A Wife's Healing Journey
Co-Leader, Especially For Wives
Facilitator, Woman Within and Shadow Work
1-713-480-3948
maryjanem49@gmail.com

Mary Jane, life coach has a passion to serve women who have someone in their life who struggles with unwanted same-sex attraction. She is a facilitator for Woman Within® and Shadow Work®. From her own work and her experience in her marriage, she has learned to set boundaries, communicate clearly with intention, and work to get her own needs met. She offers compassionate life coaching with a focus on increasing how a woman can maintain her wholeness. Mary Jane is a co-creator (along with her husband Bobby Morgan and with PCC founder Rich Wyler) of PCC's "A Wife's Healing Journey" weekend. She and Rich co-lead "Especially for Wives," a coaching support group for wives offered weekly by phone.

Joseph Nicolosi, Ph.D.

Founder and Former President, NARTH
Founder and Clinical Director, Thomas Aquinas Psychological Clinic
Private practice in Encino (Los Angeles) County, California
Thomas Aquinas Psychological Clinic
1-818-789-6944
www.josephnicolosi.com

Dr. Nicolosi, a licensed psychologist, has 25 years experience counseling men with unwanted same sex-attractions. He has authored four books and numerous articles on the subject, and therapists often use his book Reparative Therapy of Male Homosexuality as a treatment model. He and his staff of six psychotherapists conduct over 150 sessions per week with SSA men. He is an outspoken supporter of People Can Change and its Journey Into Manhood experiential weekend program. Dr. Nicolosi's credentials include an M.A. from The New School for Social Research in New York, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The California School of Professional Psychology. He was licensed as a psychologist in California in 1980 (License #6556) and is a member of the American Psychological Association and the APA Division for Psychoanalytic Psychology.

Baxter Peffer, MS

Private practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Facilitator and Co-Leader, Journey Into Manhood
1-412-491-5989
baxterpeffer@gmail.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

David H. Pickup, MA, LMFT

Private practice with offices in Dallas, TX and Los Angeles, CA
NARTH Board Member
1-818-481-2745
davidpickuplmft@gmail.com
www.davidpickuplmft.com

David holds a masters degree in psychology and is completing doctoral studies in psychology at CalSouthern University. He is licensed in California and Texas as a Marriage and Family Therapist. David underwent an extensive internship and training with the creator of Reparative Therapy, Dr. Joseph Nicolosi at Thomas Aquinas Psychological Clinic. He now operates his own private practices in Encino, CA and Dallas, TX. His practices consist almost entirely of SSA men who seek orientation change. David is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the American Psychological Association, and he holds training courses in Reparative Therapy for licensed counselors and ministers. He often speaks about Reparative Therapy on news shows and for churches and men's groups. David holds to the belief that authentic manhood and the fulfillment of same-sex emotional needs is a marvelous and healing experience.

Scott Sutherland, LPC

Private practice in Colorado Springs, Colorado Agape Psychological Clinic: Center for Men
1-888-487-5393
1-800-892-6004
scott@agapecounseling.info
www.agapecounseling.info

Scott is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology. He trained under Dr. Joseph Nicolosi at the Thomas Aquinas Psychological Clinic in Encino California. Scott is an Exodus referral counselor.

Robert L. Vazzo, MMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 1-818-482-6083
healingtherapy@embarqmail.com
www.networktherapy.com/vazzo
www.christiantherapist.com/CA/encino_prof.htm

Robert Vazzo received his master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California and completed his clinical internship at the Thomas Aquinas Psychological Clinic in Encino, California, where he worked with leading sexual reorientation therapist Dr. Joseph Nicolosi. Robert has completed the New Warrior Training Adventure and is a member of the Mankind Project. He is also an active member of NARTH. His professional interests include working with men who suffer from unwanted same-sex attraction, transvestic fetishism, pornography, and pedophilia. Mr. Vazzo has lived and worked in France, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey and maintains an active interest in multicultural counseling.