About Us

The Institute for Spiritual Life and Psychotherapy is a non-profit agency committed to the integration of spirituality and psychology through a broad spectrum of human growth and development activities. The services of the Institute are designed to optimize the emotional and spiritual health of persons across socioeconomic, ethnic, and religious spectrums. Activities of the Institute include:

  • Pastoral counseling and psychotherapy

  • Training and education in pastoral counseling

  • Clinical supervision

  • Spiritual direction and consultation

  • Research and writing in spiritual life and psychotherapy

  • Retreats

  • Preventative mental health workshops

  • Recovery groups

  • Meditation classes

The Institute of Spirutal Life is a non profit

Pastoral Counseling Services of the South Shore (PCSSS)

Pastoral Counseling Services of the South Shore (PCSSS) provides high standard professional counseling for a variety of life concerns.  We provide individual, couples, family, and group therapy for issues including:

  • anxiety

  • depression

  • bereavement

  • relational problems

  • marriage and family

  • parenting

  • child and adolescent concerns

  • elderly concerns

  • eating disorders

  • trauma


PCSSS serves close to 300 clients across the South Shore with an interdisciplinary staff of counselors, post-graduate training fellows, counseling interns and administrative staff.  PCSSS maintains offices through partner churches in Hanover (St. Andrew's Episcopal Church), Norwell (Church Hill United Methodist Church), Brockton (First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brockton), Hanson (First Baptist Church), Plymouth (Christ Church Parish of Plymouth), and Braintree (Union Congregational Church of Weymouth and Braintree).  We also provide in-home services to clients with disabilities and home-bound elderly.

Pastoral Counseling Services provides counceling for anxiety, depression and other life concerns


Clinical Director, Reverend Laura Delaplain, PhD, and Education and Communication Director, Jace Langone, PsyD, are Licensed Clinical Psychologists. Training Director, Judith Mackenzie, holds two licenses -- as a Mental Health Counselor and as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Our counseling staff includes licensed psychologists, licensed mental health counselors, licensed social workers, post-graduate fellows, and interns.


PCSSS accepts most insurances.  We offer a sliding fee scale for those without insurance coverage.

PCSSS serves close to 300 clients on the South Shore