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At DeVine, LPC we assist fellow believers believers in Jesus Christ achieve behavior change and mental/emotional well being. We practice psychotherapy. Psychotherapy is not counseling, but a multitude of methods (typically talk therapy) used to treat mental/behavioral disorders. These methods are approved by the American Psychological Association (ACA, AACC, etc.) and by insurance companies because these methods of treatment have demonstrated through research to be effective at improving mental health. This means that treatment at DeVine, LPC is evidence-based.
The mission of this practice overlaps with the mission of your church. Your pastor and other leaders are interested in your mental and emotional health as well as your behavior. We are not here to usurp their role but to supplement it and desire to work in collaboration with your church leadership.
Gary J DeVine is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Gordon College in 2001 with a B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies, Magna cum Laude. He then attended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and earned a graduate degree in Mental Health Counseling. He has practiced in a detox, suboxone unit, dual-diagnosis unit, state prison, nursing home, partial-hospital and outpatient therapy practices.
He lives in Mt Airy with his wife, Anntoinette and their two children, Gabriel and Zephyra.
1 Behavioral health is a term commonly used by social service agencies, insurance companies and government policy makers. It was created to replace the term "mental health," so as to include substance abuse. Substance abuse providers and other mental health providers have traditionally been two different fields of study and practice. For the most part, they have been integrated since the turn of this Century.
Now policy makers are talking about "Integrated behavioral health" to refers to the integration of mental health with primary health care. I am using the term "behavioral health" very narrowly to refer to those psychological disorders that the general public views as behavioral problems, such as substance abuse. Other behavioral problems include conduct disorders in childhood, eating disorders, paraphilic disorders, violence against self or others and symptoms of personality disorders.
 Evidenced-based Practice in Psychology. (2006). Found at http://psycnet.apa.org/index.cfm?fa=buy.optionToBuy&id=2006-05893-001 on July 10, 15.
 AACC Y-2014 Code of Ethics. Found at http://aacc.net/files/AACC%20Code%20of%20Ethics%20-%20Master%20Document.pdf, on July 10, 15.
 Lloyd, Geoffrey, ed. (1983). Hippocratic Writings (2nd ed.). London: Penguin Books. p. 94. ISB 0140444513.
 Some of these people are or have been colleagues and others have evaluated Gary DeVine from other contexts, but the endorsements do not include clients for reasons of confidentiality.
I recommend Gary DeVine for the counseling needs of neighbors and congregants. His breadth of experience and education, aside from his solid masonry skills, make him an excellent fit for a region in need of Christian psychotherapy not only for the well-educated but also for the working class. His markedly growing commitment to his Lord Jesus Christ, his marriage, and his children has been a joy to observe. He's served in different capacities at Pilgrim for 5 years. And importantly, Gary and his wife have committed to Philadelphia. His dogged attention to detail will strengthen his care of each client.
Rev. Erik Larsen
Gary J DeVine has been endorsed by the following people for quality of psychotherapy services:
Gary J DeVine provides behavioral health treatment to alleviate or eliminate symptoms of mental disorders according to standard clinical practice from a distinctively Christian orientation. He is trained in psychotherapy and continues to educate himself about best practices and utilizes those treatments that are considered best practice by the mental health community. He is committed to obeying all federal and state statutes and the Code of Ethics of the American Association of Christian Counselors. He will respect and protect your confidentiality and privacy according to federal HIPPA laws and Law Code 49.72 of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He is competent to deliver mental health services to consumers, and when he encounters a client with a disorder for which he is not trained or otherwise qualified to treat, he will refer that consumer to a qualified specialist. Gary is committed to "[p]ractice two things in [his] dealings with disease: either help or do not harm the patient".