Hi, I'm Bethany
About Bethany Greenleaf
MA Mental Health Counseling
Registered Mental Health Clinical Intern
My therapeutic framework is centered around psychodynamic and experiential modalities, and I favor a holistic approach to achieve healing and wellness. My Christian faith is integral to every part of my life and I enjoy incorporating faith-based counseling into our sessions if that is what you're seeking.
I am a NH native but moved to the Sunshine State in 2020 with my family, and we've really enjoyed our time here. I opened Compass Christian Counseling in March 2021 to offer quality faith-based therapy and counseling services at an affordable rate. I enjoy helping teens, adults, couples and families navigate healing and improve relationships.
I hold two Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of New Hampshire: English and Spanish. I worked as a high school teacher for several years.
I earned a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling summa cum laude from Concordia University-Irvine, with a focus on counseling psychology within a Christian framework. I've had the privilege of facilitating groups, creating curriculum, teaching classes, and working in both a community health agency and in private practice.
What to Expect: Setting Up a Consultation Call
Taking the first step can be scary, but it shouldn't be! When you contact me via email, phone or text, or fill out one of the Contact Forms on this site, you can expect a response from me within two business days.
I am here to answer any questions you may have and to help you feel comfortable. If you decide that we are a good fit, then we can schedule an appointment for either in-person in my office downtown or virtually.
What to Expect: The First Appointment
At our first meeting, we will go over some basic practice policies, procedures, and talk about what has prompted you to seek counseling. I make every effort to give you a safe and supportive space to talk freely and openly, and I can assure you that you will be treated with respect, dignity, and compassion.
Parents Seeking Counseling for Their Teen (14+)
You will be present with your child for a portion of the first session so that we can discuss expectations, limitations, and any other concerns you may have. It is very important that all of us are on the same page from Day One so you can best support your child and the therapeutic process. I do like to check in with parents at least once per month, and this can be a quick phone call.
Please contact me to talk more about this if you have concerns about your child and whether he or she would benefit from therapy, and I'd be glad to speak with you further.
"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing."
1 Thessalonians 5:11