Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute

National List of Orthodox Licensed Mental Health Professionals

Below is a pdf of Orthodox Mental Health Professionals who are in practice across the country. This list was compiled and is maintained by the National Sisterhood of Presvyteras. 

Below is a list of Orthodox therapists in areas of the U.S. outside of Chicago.  These names are simply offered as a courtesy because we know finding an Orthodox therapist can be challenging.  Inclusion on this page does not in any way constitute an endorsement of the provider's skills or credentials, and OCCI is not liable for the actions of any of the providers listed.

1.  Fr. James Honeycutt, DMin, LCSW
 101 West Long Lake Rd 
Bloomfield Hills, MI  48304

Father James is licensed as a clinical social worker with experience in the field of mental health since 2004. He maintains a private therapy practice while concurrently serving as a priest in the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Detroit, and he has a particular interest in how the ancient spiritual understanding of the psyche overlaps with modern theories of mental health. His understanding of the human condition has been shaped with several advanced degrees, including a Master of Divinity from Holy Cross seminary, Master of Social Work (clinical practice) from the University of Tennessee, and Doctor of Ministry (marriage and family therapy) from Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University.  He specializes in the overlap of psychology and theology with a treatment focus on addiction and anxiety.

2.  Anastasia Leondis, MA, LMHC, NCC

399 W. Palmetto Park Rd., Suite 106

Boca Raton, Florida 33432


Cell: 561-961-9077


Anastasia Leondis is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida and in New York.  She has worked with children, adolescents, adults, families and couples since 1996, and currently, has a private practice in Boca Raton, Florida.  Anastasia accepts a limited number of new clients, which allows her to offer attentive and individually tailored treatment to each of her clients.  She also offers “distance counseling” to individuals, via phone, email, Skype, etc. under certain circumstances.  
Anastasia is available for consultations and referrals, as needed.  

3.  Rev. Dn. Stephen Muse,   PhD, LMFT, CCMHC, BCETS

Director of Education and Counselor Training and Clergy and Kairos Program

Pastoral Institute, Inc.

2022 15th Ave.

Columbus, Georgia 31901


800-649-6446 ext 1230

Rev. Dn Stephen Muse is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  His specialties include clergy care, trauma, combat stress, marriage/intimacy, Christian spirituality, grief, physician and helping professionals issues.  He is an AAMFT approved supervisor, EMDR Level II certified and a Board Certified life and clergy coach.

4.  Pres. Kerry Pappas, LMFT  (referrals only)

Stamford, Connecticut

Email Address: kpappas@goarch.org

Phone Number: 914-874-6146

5.  Fr. Timothy Pavlatos, M.Div., M.S., LMFT

Northwest Psychological Center

6902 SE Lake Rd. Suite 202

Milwaukie, Oregon 97267




Fr. Timothy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Oregon and a Nationally Certified Counselor. He is a Greek Orthodox priest ordained since 1995 and has served parishes since that time in addition to his counseling. Fr. Timothy is a graduate of Wright State University (B.A. Psychology), Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (M.Div. Theology), Loyola University -Maryland (M.S. Pastoral Counseling) and has completed a certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from George Fox University. He provides counseling to individual, couples and families addressing concerns such as relationship dynamics, parenting, anxiety, depression, grief, loss, communication skills, as well as life & work transition issues. In addition, he offers pre-marital counseling utilizing the Prepare/Enrich program. Fr. Timothy specializes in providing treatment from a Family Systems perspective where he works collaboratively with people to explore one's family of origin and how their early developmental years of interpersonal relationships, attachment histories and life experiences have shaped them and their perspective of self and others.

6.  Tanya Rishwain, LCSW, CGP, BCD

4536 Rinetti Lane

La Canada, CA  91011




Tanya Rishwain is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is also a Certified Group Psychotherapist and a Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work.  Her practice combines psychodynamic psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy when indicated.  She treats mood disorders (bipolar disorder and depressive disorders) along with a number of anxiety disorders including OCD, panic, phobias and generalized anxiety disorder.  While her practice focuses on adults, she has treated children and adolescents for anxiety disorders in the past.

7.  Fr. Tom Tsagalakis, M.Div., M.S., LMFT

402 NE 72nd St. #1  

Seattle, Washington 98115

Phone: 206-380-1865


Fr. Tom is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He completed his Masters of Divinity from Holy Cross School of Theology in 1986.  He also completed his Masters of Science in Marriage and Family from Seattle Pacific University in 1990.  Fr. Tom has been an Approved Supervisor for AAMFT and has been adjunct faculty at Seattle Pacific University. 


Ordained a deacon in 1999 and into the priesthood in 2003, Fr. Tom is currently the priest at Holy Apostles in Shoreline, Washington.  Fr. Tom also continues his small private practice and has enjoyed traveling to various parts of the country offering seminars and retreats.  He also has had the privilege of being part of starting the Give Back Group at Holy Apostles in July of 2009, which is a support group for family members of addicts and recovering addicts who are struggling with any form of addiction.