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Cindy Schallmo//Lead Counselor

Welcome

We at Summit Counseling Ministries believe that everyone at some point in their lives should seek life and emotional counseling.

A wise man has many counselors.

People today seek many forms of counseling such as legal, health and wellness, educational, and financial. However, people neglect seeking life and emotional counsel. With these areas in balance our lives become more successful.

At Summit we specialize in Marriage and Family Issues, Life Coaching, and Pre-Marital Counseling. Some of the areas we counsel in are: depression, anxiety, stress management, anger management, grief, teenage issues, marriage conflict and communication, Christian counseling, and budget and financial management.

All of our clients are welcomed in a nonthreatening atmosphere where they immediately feel at ease.

About Us

  • Established: 2005
  • Our office is located at
    21 Lincklaen St
    Cazenovia NY 13035
  • Languages Spoken: English

Associations & Accreditations

  • AACC
  • Christian Counselor
  • Years of experience
  • Certified Life Coach
  • Certified Executive Life Coach

Products & Services

  • Life Coaching
  • Christian Counseling
  • Pre Marital Counseling (PREPARE/ENRICH)
Counseling Areas
This is just one of our specialty areas. We, at Summit Counseling Ministries, believe that every couple should have a Counselor, Mentor, or Life Coach whom they can confide in and work with.

A study by Scott Stanley and Howard Markham published in 2006 stated that pre-marital education reduces the divorce rate of participants by 30%. These findings are significant because close to 50% of couples who marry, whether Christian or not, will divorce. One of the things Summit Counseling Ministries is about is preventative maintenance. We use the PREPARE/ENRICH Testing Profile as a tool for pre-marital and marriage enrichment counseling.

Some of the areas we deal with for pre-marital and marriage counseling are:

  • Communication
  • Finances
  • Sex
  • Adultery
  • Divorce
  • Relationship Problems
  • Abuse
  • Family Histories
Please call us and let us help you in the area of your need.

 

 

 

At Summit Counseling Ministries, we understand that there are many issues men face on a daily basis. Most men feel that they are supposed to be strong and fearless, but that does not mean that when they deal with the following issues, they are not and can never be strong. Everyone deals with fear. It is a matter of what we do with that fear that can set us apart. It is our belief that all men, at different points in their life, need a Counselor, Mentor, or Life Coach.

Issues that we commonly see and help men with include:

  • Marriage and Relationship Problems
  • Communication
  • Anxiety
  • Anger Issues
  • Affairs
  • Grief
  • Separation
  • Sex Issues
  • Porn Addiction
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Salvation
  • Sorrow
  • Fear of Man
Please call us and let us help you in the area of your need.

 

 

 

Is your teen dealing with depression, anxiety, or anger?
As parents, we hope that we know what our teens are facing. Other times, there is no way to know. At Summit Counseling Ministries, we want to help teens and parents find answers to the questions with which they are struggling most, in order to help them become the best people they can. We also want to help parents answer questions like:

  • How can I help my child?
  • What are they going through?
  • Is this my fault?

We concentrate on other questions that parents and teens have also. It is our belief that all teenagers and parents, at different points in their life, need a Counselor, Mentor, or Life Coach.

We can help you with the following:

  • Depression
  • Sex
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Fear
  • Salvation
  • ADHD
  • Spiritual Issues
  • Behavior Problems
  • Sorrow
  • School Problems
  • Fear of Man
  • Divorce Adjustment
  • Lack of Respect
  • Family Issues
  • Blended Families
  • Sibling Issues
  • Abuse
  • Cutting
  • Eating Disorders
  • General Parenting Issues
Teens
Please call us and let us help you in the area of your need.

 

 

 

At Summit Counseling Ministries, we focus on individualized attention for women’s concerns and life’s difficulties. We understand that there are many issues women must face on a daily basis. It is our belief that all women, at different points in their life, need a Counselor, Mentor, or Life Coach.

Some of the areas in which we counsel women are:

  • Marriage or Relationship Problems
  • Communication
  • Anxiety
  • Anger Issues
  • Affairs
  • Grief
  • Self-esteem
  • Parenting
  • Loneliness
  • Separation
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sex Issues
  • Trauma
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Salvation
  • Sorrow
  • Fear of Man
Please call us and let us help you in the area of your need.

 

 

 

Who Am I, What do I really want, and How do I get it?

These are all questions we ask ourselves at different times in our life.

We are here to leave a legacy and make an impact on the world. Making a difference must start with you.  I am here to help guide you in organizing your life and help to educate you in taking the appropriate next steps.

I have over 10 years of experience as a Life Coach, and many more as a Counselor.

Call me and let’s get started.

These are the various areas of life skills we can help you with.

  • Interpersonal relationship building skills
  • Financial stability development
  • Coping strategies
  • Motivating and prioritizing life goals with healthy follow-through
  • Learning to manage schedules without creating a panic state

Our success rate is very high with helping people in these areas.  Please call us and let us help you.

$100/hr.

Marriage and Family

This is just one of our specialty areas. We, at Summit Counseling Ministries, believe that every couple should have a Counselor, Mentor, or Life Coach whom they can confide in and work with.

Men

Most men feel that they are supposed to be strong and fearless, but that does not mean that when they deal with the following issues, they are not and can never be strong.

Teen and Parenting

Is your teen dealing with depression, anxiety, or anger? As parents, we hope that we know what our teens are facing. Other times, there is no way to know.

Women

At Summit Counseling Ministries, we focus on individualized attention for women’s concerns and life’s difficulties.
How to Choose a Christian Counselor
As is true of many fields, Christian counseling is a specialization. Pastor David Martin, guest columnist for CBN, states some general rules for finding the right Christian Counselor:

  • The Individual’s Needs – How severe is the problem? Is it life threatening? Is the individual motivated to get help?
  • The Community’s Resources – What resources are available in the community? Are there competent counselors and psychiatrists available? In addition are there community mental health services that are accessible to this person?

It is important to choose which type of counselor is best suited for your needs—a pastoral counselor, lay counselor, or licensed professional. Investigate what the Christian counselors you are considering believe and how that applies to the way they practice their counseling.

At Summit Counseling Ministries, we welcome your phone calls and questions and are here to help guide you. We encourage you to contact us at 315.491.8164 or use our contact form for fees and appointment schedules.

Summit Counseling Ministries

21 Lincklaen St. Cazenovia, NY 13035