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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:

  • Spiritually integrated counseling and psychotherapy

  • Training and education in spiritually integrated psychotherapy

  • 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), Brockton (First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brockton), Hanson (First Baptist Church), Braintree (Union Congregational Church of Weymouth and Braintree), and New Bedford (Pilgrim United Church of Christ). We also provide in-home services to clients with disabilities and home-bound elderly.


Clinical Director Emerita, Reverend Laura Delaplain, PhD; Kyriaki FitzGerald, PhD; and Jace Langone, PsyD, are licensed clinical psychologists. Our counseling staff includes licensed psychologists, licensed mental health counselors, licensed social workers, licensed drug and alcohol counselors, licensed marriage and family counselors, post-graduate fellows, and interns.


Pastoral Counseling Services provides counceling for anxiety, depression and other life concerns
PCSSS serves close to 300 clients on the South Shore

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

Mission Statement

We are an independent, non-profit counseling agency comprised of licensed and license-seeking clinicians, student interns, and staff. Our counseling centers are unique in that we have the capacity to include religious and spiritually integrated approaches, when desired, within a larger range of psychotherapy resources. We meet with clients at host churches throughout the South Shore of Massachusetts and also offer counseling services statewide via telehealth. We seek to journey together with our clients in their process of healing and wholeness in an atmosphere which honors each person’s voice and story. Our ultimate purpose is to be catalysts for restorative healing, change and growth in the lives of those we serve.

Antidiscrimination Clause

The Institute for Spiritual Life & Psychotherapy, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to providing professional assistance to our clients without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, ethnicity, national origin, ability-level, socioeconomic status, relationship and/or parental status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or military status in any of our activities and operations with the exception of making clinically relevant out-referrals in the service of supporting more specialized treatment as needed.

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