Bruce D. Bowen, MA, MDiv, LPC, CAADC
Bruce holds a Master's of Divinity and Master's in Pastoral Counseling
from Moravian Theological Seminary, where he received the Faculty Academic Prize and the Barbara Martin Stout Pastoral Counseling
Prize. In March, 2013 Bruce was awared the Bishop Kortz award for Pastoral Counseling, one of the two highest honors bestowed
on Moravian Seminary Alumni. He brings more than 25 years of youth ministry experience into the counseling room, including
nine years as Youth Ministry Partner at First Presbyterian Church in Bethlehem, PA.
A Certified Addictions Counselor Diplomate and Licensed Professional Counselor, Bruce also holds
a Certificate of Competency in Problem Gambling. He has created and facilitated several group therapy programs for adolescents
and adults, and specializes in working with teens and medical professionals. He also has done extensive work with individuals
involved in the criminal justice system.
Bruce is a trainer for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for Clinical
Supervision, Confidentiality, Motivational Inverviewing, Spirituality, PA Client Placement Criteria (PCPC), and Practical
Applications courses. He has given numerous presentations about addictions, counseling and spirituality to school, church
and professional groups, and he and Greg Krausz were co-presenters of a workshop "Where is God in All of This?"-a
look at addiction and spirituality, given at the 2008 PA Certification Board State Convention, and two other locations. Together,
Bruce and Greg also have led trainings on humor and healing.
In his "spare time," Bruce is an avid
fan of Philadelphia Sports teams and Penn State Football along with Bucknell Basketball, and he has been an active member
for many yeast at First Presbyterian Church in Bethlehem. He served for many years in the youth ministry and is now actively
involved in the church's Emotional Wellness Team.
Beth Peters-Petrow, M.Ed.
Beth brings extensive experience in working with children,
teens, adults, and families. Her passion lies in working with the adolescent population during what some believe are the most
confusing and difficult years of a person's life. She works as a guidance counselor at the Lehigh Valley Charter High School
for the Arts where she is also a member of the Student Assistance Program. Beth has also worked with individuals who have
experienced grief due to death, divorce, and other types of trauma and crisis.
Beth specializes in working with depression, anxiety, sexual abuse
and spirituality. Currently,
Beth is a 2nd year doctoral candidate in Pastoral Community Counseling.
In addition to counseling, Beth is active
in the performing arts as a dance and drama teacher at the PA Youth Theatre and is also the spring musical choreographer at
Liberty High School. She also dedicates her time to volunteering with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Lehigh Valley Chapter as an executive board member as well as a Survivor of Suicide community speaker and advocate.
In her "spare" time she is an active member of the Emotional Wellness team at First Presbyterian Church Youth Bethlehem.
Gregory A. Krausz, MA, CACD, LPC
Greg brings extensive experience in counseling into his sessions.
A graduate of Moravian College and Seminary, Greg was awarded the Pastoral Counseling Prize. He has worked with adolescents
and adults in groups and individual sessions in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
A Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Addictions Counselor Diplomate, Greg specializes
in working with couples and with troubled teens. He is an active member of First Baptist Church in Bethlehem, PA. Greg also
serves as adjunct faculty at Moravian Theological Seminary, where he teaches a variety of courses on Counseling, Addictions
and Pastoral Ministry.
Greg is an official trainer for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for training counselors
to treat problem gambling. He also was co-presenter with Bruce on "Where is God in All of This?-a look at addiction and
spirituality, presented at the PA Certification Board's State Convention in April, 2008 and in Philadelphia and Harrisburg
in the fall of 2008, as well as a seminar "Humor and Healing" in the spring of 2009.
Greg has also been involved in the start-up of several outpatient counseling offices throughout eastern
Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and has a deep working knowledge of state regulations for counselors.