I have been a therapist over twenty years. Sandwiched between that span I pastored churches for fifteen. Beginning in Boston I served the Governor's Round Table on Domestic Violence and received a Help for Abused Women and Children award. Here in KY advocating for victim's rights, I served on the Survivor's Counsel (2016-20018) for the Office of the Attorney General.
Hearing stories of trauma in clinical settings and in the church called me early on to integrate psychology with faith. I began to host discussions with pastors and psychotherapists. Then working with a team after the Catholic Crisis (2002), we taught boundaries to clergy in New England. Experiencing how healthy boundaries strengthened identity and fostered self-care, I saw the need to teach these skills to others for the sake of healthy relationships toward preventing abusive climates that cultivated trauma.
Moving to Louisville in 2008 to complete my doctorate (DMin) at Louisville Seminary, I returned to private practice. Deepening my education with training from Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk's Boston Justice Resource Institute and Centerquest School of Spiritual Direction convinces me that evidence based psychology woven together with spiritual practices are powerful for personal transformation.
Located in Louisville I speak in churches and occasionally teach courses at Louisville Seminary and Fuller Seminary. A trauma informed therapist I specialize with anxiety, grief, divorce, estrangement of adult children and the lingering effects of abuse in adult survivors.
DMin (2011): Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, KY.
MDiv (2000): Andover Newton Theological Seminary, MA.
MEd (1976): Salem State University, MA.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC): 1991-present, #3692 MA.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC): 2008-present, #1060 KY.
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC): 1993-present, #32936.
National Certified Counselor (NCC): 1993-present, #32936.
United Church of Christ: 2001-present. Standing in Central Assn. MA Conference.
Presbyterian Church USA; 2012-2014.
Spiritual Director (2019): Centerquest, CA.
Stewards of Children (2017): Facilitator. Darkness 2 Light, GA.
Conflict Mediation (2010): Lombard Mennonite Peace Center, IL.
Intentional Interim Minister (2005): Interim Ministry Network, MD.
ABC News (2019): bills enabling a statewide clergy abuse investigation, Pete Madden; Sept 5.
Help for Abused Women & Children (2002). Community service award.
Koinonia Preaching Recognition (2000). 2 Andover Newton Seminary.
Weinhold, B. (2004). Consider it, take counsel and speak up! Journal of Religion and Abuse, (6)1, 31-35.
Weinhold, B., & others. (2006). Participant’s manual: Boundary training for clergy. UCC, MA Conference, Central Association.
Weinhold, B. (2011, Oct). "Spotlight on domestic violence." CJ, p. A10.
Weinhold, B. (2011, Dec). "Systemic silences [Letter to the editor]." CJ, p. A10.
Dr. Beverly Weinhold, DMin, MEd, CCMHC, LPCC