Counselors

J. Michael Blackston, M.A.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Orlando Christian Counseling

Michael has a passion to help others find wholeness in all aspects of life. Through his relational, yet practical approach, he specializes in trauma and abuse recovery, relationship issues, and gender and sexuality issues. Michael also works with men dealing with sexual integrity issues and travels the country with New Life Ministries where he leads men’s groups and has served as a facilitator for the Every Man’s Battle workshops. In addition, he has been trained in EMDR, which treats past disturbing events or hurts that continue to impact a person’s functioning. Michael is a Qualified Supervisor for those seeking licensure as mental health counselors in the state of Florida.

Michael graduated with his Master’s degree in Counseling at Reformed Theological Seminary.  He has also completed an Advanced Counseling Certificate under Dan Allender where he was trained on the utilization of trauma-focused narrative therapy with survivors of abuse. He and his wife Rachel feel honored to work alongside each other in helping others find freedom in their lives. He enjoys reading, spending time with his family and friends, and participating in half-marathons and marathons.

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Rachel Blackston, M.A., M. Ed.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Orlando Christian Counseling

Rachel is passionate about building meaningful relationships with her clients and believes counseling can be a life-changing experience where deep heart change occurs. She specializes in working with women dealing with relationship issues, depression, and anxiety, with a special interest in sexual abuse recovery, codependency, infertility, and gender identity. Rachel has developed an expertise in working with women who have been sexually betrayed by their husbands and serves as a therapist at the Women in the Battle weekend through New Life Ministries. In addition, she is trained in EMDR, an evidenced-based therapy that helps clients recover from past disturbing events which continue to impact their mind and body. Rachel is a Qualified Supervisor for those seeking licensure as mental health counselors in the state of Florida.

Beyond the counseling room, she serves as Adjunct Faculty at her alma mater, Reformed Theological Seminary and enjoys speaking in the community on topics such as femininity, personality type, career development, and other counseling related issues. When she’s not counseling, Rachel enjoys spending time with her husband and their three daughters, who are priceless gifts after several years of struggling with infertility. Also, she is a competitive board game player and loves to bargain shop.

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Dave Stelling, M.A.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Dave2Dave brings over 25 years of experience in campus ministry, human resources and counseling. He is passionate about pre-marital and marriage counseling and has developed a curriculum for working with couples in a group setting. In addition to his specialty in couples counseling, Dave enjoys working with individuals of all ages who are wrestling with relational problems, anxiety and depression. Dave integrates a client’s faith into his practice and has been trained by Larry Crabb at his School of Spiritual Direction.  He is also trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), which shares similarities with other eye-movement therapies and has shown to produce effective and safe results in treating anxiety, depression, phobias, grief and trauma.

After serving as Campus Director at University of Florida and on the Human Resources team at Cru, Dave decided to pursue a Master’s degree in Counseling at Reformed Theological Seminary. Dave and his wife Doreen met on Cru staff and have been married for 25 years. In his free time, Dave enjoys playing tennis, basketball, racquetball and spending time with his wife, teenage son, and two young adult daughters.

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Sarah Born, M.A.

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

SarahSarah is trained in a relational style of counseling and uses a variety of theoretical approaches tailored to the uniqueness of each client’s personality and circumstance. Sarah is passionate about providing a comfortable and safe environment that enables individuals to feel welcomed and accepted. She enjoys working with adolescents, adults, couples and families. Sarah works with a variety of issues including physical, sexual and emotional abuse, depression, anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders and relationship conflict.

Sarah graduated with her Master’s degree in Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary. She loves life and embraces the adventures of each new day. In her free time, she enjoys playing outside with her dog, cooking with her husband or enjoying a day at the beach with friends.

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Amy Shiver, M.A.

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

amyAmy is passionate about helping individuals find hope, healing and restoration. She brings over 13 years of experience working in youth and women’s ministry to her counseling practice. Amy has worked with children and young adults with ADHD and high functioning Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome as well as behavioral issues. Her focus is working with adolescents, women and men who struggle with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues, with a special interest in life transitions. Amy utilizes an integrative theoretical approach to counseling, depending on each individual’s circumstances and needs.

Amy earned her Master’s degree in Counseling from Webster University and received her Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of West Georgia. Her husband and best friend, Jason, is a pastor and they have enjoyed serving in ministry together for the last 17 years. They love partnering to raise their three adventurous, lively children! Amy is an avid reader, a sports fanatic and enjoys traveling and exploring new places.

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Gaye Butler, M.A.

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

gaye bw bio picGaye understands that we are all confronted with life transitions, relational struggles, and personal suffering at some time in our lives. She is deeply committed to helping people to address relationship problems, make sense of difficult moments and events, and gain a greater sense of peace and hope. Gaye enjoys working with individuals of all ages, couples, and families. She has experience with the issues of parenting, relational difficulty, sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, codependency, life transitions, grief, trauma, and internal conflict. Her desire is to provide a respectful, safe, and compassionate environment for her clients.

Gaye graduated with her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Reformed Theological having returned to school after many years dedicated to raising her five daughters and two sons with her husband of 35 years and participating in ministry in her local church. She enjoys speaking in the community on topics related to parenting, marriage, and personal development. Gaye loves any activity that includes friends, but is particularly fond of travel, shows about zombies, quilting, and a good glass of wine.

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