- Phone: (202) 558-9745
- Mailing Address: 1616 7th St, NW, Washington DC, 20001
At the District Church, we believe in a holistic approach to caring for our souls. When we go through life transitions, experience something traumatic, or need to process things from our past, we need support; we were not created to do life alone. Counseling complements our worship gatherings, small groups, and prayer ministry to help an individual or couple dig a little deeper into their story. We want those in our community to experience healing and wholeness, and to live as Christ has called them to live.
We offer a range of services that help people have healthy relationships and experience spiritual wholeness, including:
Amy Graham is our Pastor of Spiritual Care. She is one of the founders of The District Church and oversees our counseling and care ministry. She has a Masters of Social Work from Boston University (2007) and a Master of Arts and Theological Studies from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (2001). Before working at The District Church, Amy served as a Foster Care Social Worker at Catholic Charities where she worked with at-risk children and families. She facilitates some of the premarital counseling and individual counseling in our church. Amy’s approach to pastoral counseling is focused on speaking the truth in love in a grace-centered way.
Stacey Schwenker is one of our counselors on staff. Stacey grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and has been an active part of The District Church community since 2011. She has a Master of Science in Couple and Family Therapy from the University of Maryland (2016) and a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary (2010). She previously worked at Sojourners as an Advertising Sales Associate, as a tutor at an after school program for at-risk elementary students in Pasadena, California, and as an intern at GE Aircraft Engines. Her background is diverse and she has been amazed to see how God has been weaving her story, especially vocationally.
Stacey has a collaborate approach to therapy, partnering with clients to help them explore, make connections, and take personal responsibility for aspects of their lives and interpersonal relationships in order to bring about changes and healing. Through examining past histories (families-of-origin) and the explicit and implicit messages we experienced in them, Stacey helps clients understand their current behavioral choices, improve emotion regulation, and examine thought patterns as they make desired changes. Stacey specializes in seeing clients who struggle with anxiety,
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