Homer City Church of the Nazarene, HCN, Three Crosses

Homer City
Church of the Nazarene

Lael Counseling Center

Mission statement:

To provide emotional support through professional counseling, from a biblical perspective in order to enhance the spiritual and emotional health of each person..


To provide a safe listening environment and support system to those who may be experiencing difficult life challenges.

About the Director:

Dr. Anna-Marie Lockard holds BA and MA degrees in guidance and counseling, a master of theology degree, and a Ph.D. in counseling. She is a licensed professional counselor and a licensed minister in the Church of the Nazarene.

Dr. Lockard has counseled professionally for more than ten years. From 1998-2001, she worked as a psychotherapist and Behavioral Specialist Consultant for Indiana County Guidance Center. From 2001-2003 she was employed in Raleigh, North Carolina as a counselor for an international adoption agency. From 2003-2008 she was the academic dean and professor at Nazarene Theological College in Johannesburg, South Africa where she wrote counseling curriculum and lectured undergraduate counseling classes.

Counseling support for the following:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety/panic attacks
  • ADHD/child therapy
  • Marriage and family
  • Eating disorders
  • Grief and bereavement counseling
  • PTSD
  • Sexual abuse

"The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul. The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart. The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes."   Psalm 19:7-8.