Rev. Laura Delaplain, PhD

Clinical Director of PCSSS, Licensed Psychologist

As an ordained minister and licensed psychologist, Dr. Delaplain brings to the Institute an interest in the spiritual health and development of individuals, families, and systems.  Before co-founding the Institute for Spiritual Life and Psychotherapy, Laura served for 25 years as the Executive Director of the Norma Kent Pastoral Counseling Center at the United Church of Christ in Abington, MA.  Laura has been a clergy member of the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church since 1985, providing interim pastoral leadership to churches in transition. Laura offers Spiritual Direction, Practices of Meditation, and Professional Development through ISLP.

Jace Langone, PsyD

Assistant Director of Education and Communication, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

As the Assistant Director of Education and Communication for The Institute for Spiritual Life & Psychotherapy, I am responsible for organizing and facilitating educational events and programming. As the Institute has grown, these events have included professional development opportunities as well as community outreach. Some areas for which I am responsible include managing the Institute’s website, providing public relations outreach, and coordinating triannual training seminars. Should you be interested in or have feedback regarding any of these areas, please email me at

Judith B. Mackenzie, LMHC, LMFT

Training Director of PCSSS, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Co-Director Judith Mackenzie brings to the Institute her passion and extensive experience in professional training and development of counselors.  Prior to co-founding ISLP, Judy worked for over 10 years as Training Director for the Norma Kent Pastoral Counseling Center at the United Church of Christ in Abington.  Judy has been responsible for developing and maintaining a graduate-level program which has trained many pastoral psychotherapy interns over the years. Judy's interests for the Institute are the development of professional supervision groups for working with trauma, retreat offerings, educational workshops and work with churches.

Anke Thorne, LMHC

Administrative Director of PCSSS, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Anke has worked at the Pastoral Counseling Services of the South Shore since its inception. In addition to her counseling role at PCSSS, she held a long-term position at Eastern Nazarene College which she left in 2016. At Eastern Nazarene College she worked with students providing mental health counseling and education, career programming, and taught a number of different courses in the Department of Psychology.  She enjoys utilizing her strong organizational and administrative skills in her role as Administrative Director overseeing all budgetary, financial, and business matters of the Institute.


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