Grace Like a River Counseling

Experience the freedom, growth and lasting change you've always wanted



We offer Christian counseling to individuals, couples and families. What makes us unique among Christian counselors is the way we join Christ-centered counseling with transformational prayer, and with spiritual formation: tools for shaping the soul. This unusual blend of approaches leads to deep change and healing that goes far beyond traditional counseling.

For pastors and their staff, we provide transformational counseling, consultation and staff development focusing on transformational prayer and spiritual formation. Join us on the journey toward deep change and wholeness.


Transformational Counseling

Authentic Transformation

As Christian Counselors, we use our training and knowledge, while clearly making God the Holy Spirit, the Son, and the Father integral to the counseling session and client experience. You will no longer have to settle with behavioral management, pain management and tolerable recovery.

Transformational Prayer

Presence-Driven Approach

Through the use of transformational prayer, we offer clients opportunities to meet with God in prayer at the point of their deepest pain and wounds. The counselor acts as a guide, but steps back to allow God to do what only God can do: touch client wounds with His healing presence and power to make deep, lasting change at the core of a person’s self.

Spiritual Formation

A Better Integrated Approach

As you engage your journey, you will grow in your intimacy with God. The truth is that our healing journey is part of a greater transformational journey. This journey centers around our personal relationship with God. There will be a kind of growth that is different than focusing on the externals of behavior.

"First, Shawn is a good man. His is not a traditional counseling technique. Because he truly believes in his work he will tweak his interaction with you but always with Jesus as the real facilitator. He enjoys a well-deserved growing local reputation as one who truly can help those who are in pain. I highly recommend that you try him, he has brought real change to my life."


"I'd recommend Grace Like a River without hesitation!"


"I am a pastor, a counselor, and a professor of counseling on the graduate level, and when someone in my family needed counseling, Shawn was the first person I contacted. I regularly refer people (children, adults, married couples) to Shawn because of his caring, warm personality, his heart of compassion for people, and his ability to understand the spiritual, emotional, relational, and physical needs of people where they are. I highly recommend Shawn to anyone who needs counseling."


"Shawn is a very insightful counselor, and we wouldn't hesitate to refer others to him!"


"A wonderful human being who brings you into your care program. It is truly a life-changing experience that works for all ages. Not just a dispassionate analysis but a caring healing experience."


"I highly recommend Grace Life a River. Shawn is a truly gifted counselor. I was new to the transformational prayer approach to counseling and I found it very helpful and effective. My short time working with Shawn was just what I needed for practical steps to move forward in God's leading in my life and begin healing surrounding some anxieties."


"I have referred a number of folks to Shawn, and have had very positive feedback from everyone without exception. Very effective, and a completely different approach to counseling than most. I trust Shawn completely."


"I highly recommend Shawn at Grace Like a River. He was instrumental in guiding me through a difficult and confusing time of my life. I have referred many of my friends to him when they are dealing with complex situations. They all have greatly benefited from their time under Shawn's counseling!"


"I highly reccomend Shawn at Grace like a River. He helped me through a rough period of post partum depression/anxiety. His gentle guidance through the healing process was just what I needed."


"Working with Shawn Geraty over the past year has helped me to grow in ways that I didn't know were possible. It truly has made a huge difference in my life. I highly recommend him to anybody that would like to learn how to heal and deal with their personal issues."


"I recommend Shawn Geraty at Grace Like a River Counseling. He is a very gifted counselor with an ability to bring people into God's healing presence. He has been very good at listening to me each session and quickly discerning where to focus and then inviting Jesus to bring healing and truth. I appreciate Shawn's combination of counseling with Presence-based healing."


"There are places in my soul where I've been stuck. I’ve wanted to thrive in life … but couldn't. I needed help. I’ve found that there are counselors who will let you sit and talk about your problems. There are others whose goal is to help you heal. Shawn knows that Holy Spirit longs to heal us. He skillfully leads me back to the broken places - the places where I became “stuck”, and we invite Holy Spirit to show us the truth about those times. As I encounter the truth of God’s presence during the toughest times of my life, the twisted knot in my soul unravels and I feel God's love and peace again. I'm thankful for Shawn's wisdom and his reminder to look for God’s presence and compassion."


"I have used a number of counselors over the years, and I can say that Shawn has without question been the most effective. He has been able to change the type of counseling we do based on my need, while still moving me forward in my journey for emotional healing. His love for broken people like us is evident and should you walk down this road with Shawn you will be treated like a person, not a paycheck. I recommend Shawn on a regular basis to people I run into and we have all had the same result. He is a good man and If you are seeking help, he is a great person to bring along on your journey."


Begin Your Journey Today!

Come see why clients love working with our compassionate and well-trained practitioners…



Anxiety & Stress

Anger & Rage

Substance Abuse

Sexual Addiction

Other Addictions



Blended Family


Child & Adolescent

Grief & Loss

Trauma & Abuse



Personal Growth

Spiritual Growth

Intimacy with God

Individual Counseling

Are you struggling with anxiety? Feeling sad or alone? No matter what you face, we can help you target the roots of what troubles you, help you begin a new journey of real change and healing. Our counselors possess a wide range of training, certifications and specialties to address your needs. Yet each of us blends the Christ-centered, transformational approaches with our training. You can make true change and move beyond those things that hold you back in life!


Couple Counseling

Have the winds of life blown the spark out in your relationship? Are you struggling to communicate or move forward as a couple? Do you want to create a strong, healthy foundation for your marriage before the wedding day? You may want to strengthen an already good relationship or work with a counselor to do a couple check-up. Come to Grace Like a River and join one of our well-trained counselors who will walk with you to focus on your goals. We will apply our unique blend of Christian transformational counseling to your needs. You can thrive and grow closer together in love and wholeness!



We were never met to journey alone. There are seasons in life where we can benefit from compassionate ears and another set of caring eyes to help us down our path.


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Dr. Shawn is the founder and owner of Your Transformational Journey and Grace Like a River Counseling. He has a strong commitment in helping others experience authentic life change, while creating a safe place for people to launch their journey toward healing and wholeness.
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Mechanicsburg Office:  

220 Gettysburg Pike

Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Boiling Springs Office:

204 3rd Street

Boiling Springs, PA 17007




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