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Our Mission

GuideSpring is working to guide those disconnected from themselves, from others, and from God toward renewal.

About The GuideSpring Experience

Our Vision

We believe there is a spring of living water waiting for those traveling the desert of broken promises, missed opportunities, and memories of abuse. We stand with them in their story to listen and respond with hope.

 

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The first thing we want people to know about GuideSpring is that you are welcome here. Our clients agree that we have a wonderful atmosphere, created to make everyone who walks through the door feel welcome. Partly because the word “Welcome” is written boldly on the wall and is the first thing you see when you walk in.

The GuideSpring office is located in an old horse stable that has been lovingly and thoughtfully converted into beautiful offices, group rooms, large all-purpose room and a kitchen. You can tell that every part of the renovation was done intentionally to help make those who come for services feel as comfortable and welcome as possible.

 

Counseling sessions at GuideSpring are as unique. You might find yourself being asked to describe your feelings while tossing a ball back and forth with others, or asked to identify where you are on diagram drawn on flip chart and you may happen to find yourself in unique situations like hunched over a pottery wheel. One thing you can be sure of is that we are here to listen to and help you feel heard. You will find someone here at GuideSpring to walk with you through your healing journey.

 

 

Our Team

Mike Yoder

 

Mike Yoder is the Director of GuideSpring which he helped to start in 2010 because he had a heart to bring emotional and spiritual healing and transformation to his community, in a unique way that fits his gifts and training. Mike is trained in STAR(Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience) and has also received training in Restorative Justice and Community Peacebuilding through the Center for Justice and Peace at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, VA.

 

Mike utilizes Emotionally Focused Therapy, as well as Circle Processes and Victim Offender Conferencing, as a part of his work.  Mike grew up in a Conservative Mennonite Family and highly values culture, along with the strengths and challenges it can bring.  He enjoys working with people individually, but then branching out relationally to include healing within the families, churches and/or communities, of which they are a part.

Esther Lapp

 

Because of Journey Groups such as GuideSpring, Esther has been able to move from victim to survivor to victory. Esther remains thankful that she has a support community to face "the junk" in her life. Being a survivor of abuse is a hard path to walk through and someday she believes she will understand "why." Today I choose to walk as God's chosen daughter.

Meg Phelps

 

Meg Phelps joined the GuideSpring team in January 2018 to develop GuideSpring’s Post Adoption Support Services.  She previously worked for more than 10 years at an area children and youth agency starting as a foster care caseworker and the as a  foster parent coordinator, where she recruited, approved, trained, and provided support to the agency’s numerous foster families.

 

During the time she worked with numerous families who adopted children through the foster care system and who often found themselves with little or no support after their adoption was finalized. GuideSpring offers focused support groups, specialized training, and playgroups for kids and information about available supports for adoptive families.  Meg and her husband have been foster parents for medically fragile children and adopted twins from foster care.  They also have 5 adult children and 5 grandchildren.

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