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Sexual Addiction Counseling

Scott Waters
Scott earned his MA in Counseling from Western Seminary. He has been a pastoral counselor with Pureheart since 2010, successfully counseling men struggling with sexual addiction, providing life-changing marriage counseling for couples, and serving as a spiritual mentor to those desiring a deeper walk with God. Scott also spent time counseling dislocated populations at Open House Ministries and working with college students at Warner Pacific College. Scott’s professional interests include identity formation, sexual addiction recovery, healthy communication, marriage, and relationship topics. Scott lives with his wife and two young children in Washington and says he enjoys being a father more than anything he has ever done.

 

 

 

Counseling for Wives

Jena Abaria
Jena obtained her MA in Counseling from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon in 2014. She grew up in Southern California and relocated to the Pacific Northwest as a young adult in search of rainy weather and green landscapes. Jena specializes in offering pastoral counsel and spiritual direction for women struggling with sexual addiction, sexual betrayal and abuse, anxiety, and identity problems. She firmly believes that God can redeem any life no matter the hurt and destruction and strives to bring this into the counseling relationship through her nurturing (though direct and assertive) style. Jena lives in Oregon with her husband and daughter, and enjoys escaping to the coast, hiking in the Gorge and eating good food with friends.
 

Porn Addict Ministry

Rick D’Ostroph
Rick (M.Div.) has been involved in pastoral counseling for over 25 years and brings extensive experience to process of breaking free from sexual sin. Married to Andrea, in 1977, they have 2 daughters, both married, all of whom are image bearers of the Grace of the Gospel in their families, church and communities. A member of his local Baptist church since 1977, he has served, and continues to serve as the Holy Spirit directs in this church, and in numerous other ministries and non-profits. He has considerable education and training in theology, biblical and secular counseling and psychology, pastoral counseling as well as the neurosciences of chemical addiction, behavioral change and learning theory. He brings an integrated approach to the process; addressing the biological, behavioral, emotional, cognitive, environmental, relational and spiritual aspects of pursuing purity in the area of sexuality. His fully integrated approach and reliance on the Holy Spirit has proven successful in understanding and extinguishing the desires and behaviors which are so problematic in our flesh and the spiritual domain.

 

Counseling for Pornography

Rob Schwab
Rob Schwab (M.A. in Counseling) is the Pureheart Counselor representing the beautiful state of Montana. He grew up in Portland, OR, graduated from Portland State University with a BM in Music Education, and then pursued a Masters in Counseling from Multnomah University. Rob worked as a worship pastor in Portland for five years before relocating to eastern Montana where his wife grew up. Rob has worked with counselees with sex addiction and impulse control disorders, and has helped clients in his internships and private practice with other challenges like grief and loss, panic disorders, anger management, marital issues, and teen delinquency. He is also a nationally certified Active Parenting instructor. Rob’s strengths lie in his ability to bond and establish trust with clients, while nudging them towards the next step in their healing journey. He loves spending time with his wife and 3 young children, as well as hunting, fishing, and recently, disc golf.

 

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Daniel Guiffreda
Daniel earned a M.Div. from Liberty Theological Seminary in 2012 with a specialization in chaplaincy. He worked for 7 years in pastoral ministry before joining the Pureheart staff in 2015. He currently works with Pureheart and is also involved in ministry as a Fire/EMS and Air Force reserve chaplain where he counsels those dealing with issues ranging from addiction and trauma to relational and marital struggles. Daniel lives in South Louisiana with his wife and 2 children. After being exposed to pornography at a young age, Daniel knows what it is like to struggle with this sin for many years but more importantly he knows what it is like to break free from this sin through the power of Jesus Christ and the truth of His Word. Daniel’s passion is to see men living in freedom from the devastating effects of pornography and growing in their relationship with Jesus Christ.

 
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Brandon McManus
Brandon earned his Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Liberty University in 2013, and has been working on his doctorate since then.  He began preaching at the age of fifteen, worked on staff in various churches as Associate Pastor/Youth Minister for 10 years until he felt lead to become a senior pastor in 2015.  People and preaching are his passion.  He loves to see lives changed by the power of God’s Word.  As a man who struggled with pornography and masturbation from the age eleven, and was held captive and defeated by it until his young adult years, he longs to use his experience and freedom in Christ to help others step out of the darkness and into the light.  His heart especially goes out to those in places of ministry who feel like they are alone and will never be free.  Brandon’s wife is a Registered Nurse and he has two sons.  His interests are reading, jogging, any competitive sport, and playing super heroes with his boys.