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This is one of the best things I have ever done for myself.

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From Sky Kershner  --

I want to welcome you to the Pastoral Counseling website. I'm glad you found us, and I'm assuming you are here for an important reason.

Most everyone feels lost at some point in their life. Maybe you are here looking for a trustworthy guide to help you find your way, or hoping to find someone who can help you look at the options and offer guidance based on professional experience, or seeking an emotionally supportive professional companion to walk with you through a difficult time.

We are here to help. We will provide you with support, acceptance, challenge, and new options.

Our offices are located throughout the greater Kanawha region, and offer free and convenient parking. We accept most insurance companies, and are often able to offer fee subsidies based on need. Our clients find us positive, open, and accepting, and most important of all: helpful.

So please continue to look around. If you decide to call us, we will do everything we can to try to help with find a resolution to your situation!

Sky Kershner, Executive Director, KPCC

Kanawha Pastoral Counseling Center

"Pastoral" means peaceful, accepting, simple, ministry   
"Counseling" mean support, guidance, healing, help
"Center" means a starting point, a gathering place

Our Services

Help for depression, anxiety, addictions, grief,
Help for individuals, couples, children, families, teens
Teaching the skills of better communication leading to better relationships
Compassionate Communication and Peaceful Parenting
and Consultation

Helping individuals and organizations achieve their goals
by reconnecting to a passion for one's mission and vocation in life
Crisis and
Trauma Recovery

Helping individuals and organizations deal with traumatic events
and recover from post traumatic stress

Our Locations in West Virginia

Our locations are easy to get to, open and accessible, and offer free parking
We offer toll free counseling by phone for clients in hard to reach areas

Charleston, WV
First Presbyterian Church, 16 Leon Sullivan Way (at Virginia St)
Christ Church UM, 1221 Quarrier St, (at Morris St)
Trinity Lutheran Church, Elizabeth St (at Kanawha Blvd)

Ravenswood, WV
River Valley Health and Wellness Center

Chapmanville, WV
St. Barbara's RC Church

Cabin Creek, WV
Cabin Creek Health Center



Our Clients

Our clients are ordinary people in extra-ordinary circumstances.
We help people move from pain to peace, from hurting to healing.


Our Counselors

Our counselors are positive, available, accepting, and helpful. We listen to our clients.
Our clients give us the highest satisfaction ratings. To see what they say, click here.
For more information on our counselors,
click here




Counselor Counseling HopeIf you are in a difficult transition,
If you want better relationships,
If you would like to enhance your personal growth,
We can help.

We help ordinary people in extra-ordinary circumstances.
We help people move from pain to peace, from hurting to healing.
We help people have better relationships with themselves and with others.

a place of healing and hope 

. . .  for everyone.

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Frequently Asked Questions


What is Pastoral Counseling?
Most counseling deals with the emotional and physical aspects of a person's life;
Pastoral Counseling also include a the ability to include a person's spiritual life.

Do we help only people who are religious?
No, including your faith and beliefs is just an option. Many find this helpful, but not everyone.
A third of our counseling clients come to us because we offer fee subsidies,

a third come because we have a great reputation for doing high quality counseling,
and a third of our clients come because we are able to offer faith-sensitive counseling.

We are a place of healing and hope
... for everyone.

Kindness, Peace, Caring and Connection


Accreditations, Awards, Credentials


Samaritan Counseling Counselor

KPCC is an Accredited Center of
the Samaritan Network of Pastoral Counseling Centers


Marriage Couples Counseling Counselor

Executive Director, Rev. Sky Kershner
is a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor (inactive) of
the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists


Pastoral Counseling Counselor

Sister Rose Ann Hefner is a Fellow, and
Rev. Sky Kershner is a Diplomate, in
the American Association of Pastoral Counselors


Christian Counseling CounselorChristian Counseling CounselorRev. Ric Hardison, is a member of
the American Association of Christian Counselors, and
the International Board of Christian Counselors


Spiritual Direction Counseling Counselor

Sister Rose Ann Hefner is a certified member of
Spiritual Directors International


Christian Counseling Counselor

Diana Masso, is a member of Contemplative Outreach


verified by Psychology TodaySky Kershner, credentials verified
by Psychology Today.



PTSD Critical Incident Trauma Counseling CounselorMost of our counselors are certified in
Critical Incident Stress Management.


NVC Compassionate Communication Counseling CounselorMost of our counselors are trained in the use of
Nonviolent Communication.


SSJ helps Counseling Counselor

KPCC receives generous funding from
the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph


KFV help for Counseling Counselor

KPCC frequently receives funding from private sources, including
the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation



KPCC Therapists

Rev. Sky Kershner