Michael Linn, M.Ed., NCC, LPC
Michael is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania and a Nationally Certified Counselor. He is also an active member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University in 2003 and his Master’s Degree in Counseling from West Chester University in 2006.
He is also monthly contributor and writer for Faith Magazine, which serves the Cumberland Valley.
Using an eclectic blend of therapeutic modalities, Michael endeavors to serve others by using proven clinical techniques, biblical counseling techniques, and Christ like compassion. Michael enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. He relies on attachment theory, cognitive-behavioral techniques, client-centered therapy, rational emotive therapy, and other techniques appropriate for each person. His goal is to help people with their individual and/or family issues, but to help people realize that true transformational change comes through the everlasting grace of God.
Michael has experience and success in working with sexual addictions, depression, anxiety, couple’s conflicts, and ADHD.
He believes that the role of the Christian therapist should be as described in James 3:17, “But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure, then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.”
But, as with many other Christian counselors, Michael only uses scripture reading and prayer when the individual is ready and comfortable with it and ultimately wants to meet each person where they are emotionally and spiritually.
As one of the Directors of Safe Harbor Christian Counseling, Michael is helping to serve the people in Chambersburg, Carlisle, Gettysburg, Fairfield, Altoona, and the surrounding areas. Michael lives in Chambersburg with his wife and their son.