Faith-Based Counseling at South Bay Biblical Counseling

Loving help for hurting people.

South Bay Biblical Counseling provides faith-based counseling to those seeking God's answers to the questions and problems in their lives.

At the bottom of this page is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Meet our Certified Biblical Counselors below, and when you're ready, help is just a click away.

Please call to schedule your first meeting.

In-person and online (Zoom meetings) are available.

 

Forms for First Counseling Appointment:

Free Help and Resources with Specific Issues:

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B. Ellen Wilcenski,
Certified Biblical Counselor

Executive Director

B. Ellen Wilcenski has been a biblical counselor since 2020.

Ellen completed the course of study through Timberlake Biblical Counseling and Training Center in 2019. She believes the Bible is the Word of God and provides the instruction needed to live a joyful, victorious life that glorifies God.

Her favorite scripture is John 10: 27-28, "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me, and I give them eternal life and they will never perish and no one will snatch them from my hand."

In addition to general counsel in all areas, Ellen specializes in relationship issues including: Marriage Counseling, Parenting Issues, Conflict Resolution and concerns about Salvation. She believes there is hope in the word of God and a victorious future for those who are struggling.


 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord: plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans for hope and a future. ~Jeremiah 29:11

Office Phone: (631) 258-3172

 

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Stacey Sotomayer,
Certified Biblical Counselor

Stacey Sotomayer completed the course of study through Timberlake Biblical Counseling and Training Center in 2019 and was certified as a Biblical Counselor in August 2021. She believes the Bible is the Word of God and it is profitable for growing in godliness and providing instruction to live a life pleasing to the Lord. 

 

Stacey has worked as a Licensed Social Worker for over a decade in various settings. Seeing the tremendous need for true hope, forgiveness and true freedom are found in Jesus Christ, she started her journey through Biblical Counseling.

 

She is passionate about working with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, addiction and women’s issues including post abortive counseling. She firmly believes believes there is hope for anyone in any circumstance through God and His Word.

Stacey’s favorite verse is 1 John 4:19 “We love because he first loved us.”

Office Phone: (631) 909-8241

 

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Renuka Mazza,
Certified Biblical Counselor (Pending)

Renuka Mazza has been a biblical counselor since 2020.

Renuka completed the course of study through Timberlake Biblical Counseling and Training Center in 2019. She believes the Bible is the Word of God and provides the instruction needed to live a joyful, victorious life that glorifies God.

Her favorite scripture is Matthew 22:37-40, "Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."

Office Phone: (631) 909-8241

 

Counseling FAQs

In today's complex world, God’s practical counsel is desperately needed.  There is tremendous hope in the fact that God has provided His Word, the Bible, to give answers for your life’s problems and questions.  God says He has provided everything necessary for a person to know Him and to live in a way that pleases Him.  God promises to help and bless those who obey His instructions in the Bible.  Therefore, the one who seeks after and follows God’s answers for life can have great hope, contentment and direction to handle all the pressures of life.

South Bay Bible Church offers counseling for individuals and couples.  One does not need to be a member of South Bay Bible Church to receive counseling.

Counseling is made available to help with any problems you may be facing—marriage, parenting, addictions, disorders, fear, anger, grief, panic, depression, anxiety, etc.  Our faith-based counseling approach is based upon the truths of the Bible.  Since God has fully provided His answers to life and all of life’s problems in the Bible, it is superior to any other source of counsel.  It is our goal, therefore, to skillfully and practically bring God’s answers to bear upon the difficulties you are facing.

We are Certified Biblical Counselors with either (or both) the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC)  or the Fellowship of Biblical Counselors (FBC). Interns studying to become certified are also available for a reduced donation.

There is no cost for any service here at South Bay. If any materials are required for counseling, the counselee would be responsible for obtaining them.

Counseling is available by appointment.  Daytime and weekend appointments are available.

Counseling sessions normally last one hour each week for approximately 8 to 15 weeks.  The number of sessions may be shortened or lengthened depending upon one’s progress.  The first appointment is 90 minutes.

Your counselor will expect at least three things from you.  First, you must have a willingness to grow and change.  Second, you must attend each week’s session.  Third, you must complete homework assignments between counseling sessions to implement and ensure lasting change.

There are two forms necessary for your first appointment. Please click on the links below, print the forms out, and bring them with you to your first appointment.

  1. Personal Data Inventory
  2. Consent to Couseling

If you think you're ready to receive counseling from South Bay Biblical Counseling, please call to schedule your counseling session.