Wednesday 10 am -1 pm
Sunday 11:30 am to 1 pm
Here NO ONE goes hungry… ever! Everyone goes through challenging phases in life hunger should not be one of them. Hunger compromises our decisions and robs us of energy needed to progress in life. Our food pantry allows us to give as needed.
NO one need go hungry and we are committed to this vision.
Addictions are very real. Pastor Remo speaks at AA meetings and we host a SNL “Serenity Night Live” Open meeting every Saturday night. This joy based meeting is one of the most open and inviting meetings on Long Island.
Annually our Pastor offers “The Twelve Steps of Spiritual Journey” for those exploring the possibility of being addicted as well as for those who know they are addicted. This disease can be beat and together with Good Shepherd where your Higher Power Jesus Christ is proclaimed, you will find victory.
The first peoples of our country were historically pushed further and further West to eventually be relegated to Reservations. Every October we partner with the Navaho Indians in selling the pumpkins grown on their land. Since 2005 we have sent over $225,000 directly to the Navaho Indians to help provide medical care and schooling on their reservations. Our Pumpkin Patch is not only a great way to give back but to also see what a great community we have around us as every one joins us in our fall festivities.
It is horrible to be cold in the winter… We knit and donate mittens, scarves, and hats to keep the cold away. Over 200 items are generally gathered yearly to help keep warm those who would otherwise be cold.
We gather these items on our almost famous Mitten Tree located every winter in our lobby.
Celebrating Christmas without the means to celebrate is depressing. We identify families who are in need and make a huge difference in their Christmas season; generally a dozen families are impacted.
Gifts for each family member are donated by church members as we “Adopt” a family or part of a family for Christmas. It also can be difficult to purchase a tree when funds are low…. NO ONE leaves out tree lot not being able to afford a tree. Christmas Eve …
Ryan has been a member of the Good Shepherd community since 2013. As of January 2019, he is excited to offer mental health counseling services to other congregation members, their extended family members and other people who are in some way associated with Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Please keep in mind that this should not be considered pastoral counseling. Although his services are not free, they are available at a greatly reduced price. (Ryan also offers counseling services to non-church affiliated community members - rates vary.) All his contact information is listed at the bottom of this profile.
Ryan has a diverse counseling experience. He has worked as a NYC probation officer, a counselor for Nassau County PINS Diversion and a counselor in the EAP program at the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD). He has experience counseling anyone ages 10+. He also has experience with a wide range of counseling topics ranging from stress, depression, anxiety, substance use, relationship/marital issues, etc. Ryan would be happy to discuss your counseling needs at any time.
Ryan has a master’s degree in Education with a specialization in School Counseling from Hofstra University and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Mental Health Counseling also from Hofstra.
Ryan's counseling approach is largely eclectic but based on CBT and solution focused counseling theories.
Ryan's contact info:
LMHC license # 009231
Life is full of situations that can make us uncomfortable, relationships that can cause us anxiety and hardships that can make us question “Why”. Effectively working through the circumstances that life throws our way is crucial, and can contribute to feeling fulfilled, accomplished, and content. I view counseling as a large luxury at a small price that everyone can benefit from. Engaging in counseling services with me can provide you with a safe space to unload some of life’s biggest stresses. In addition, I will work with you to identify healthy ways to work through these situations, as well as develop skills for managing difficult situations in the future.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and I have experience working with individuals affected by various Mental Health Diagnoses as well as individuals who have struggled with Substance Abuse. If you think that you would benefit from engaging in counseling services, please contact me to set up an appointment. If I do not think I can meet your needs, I can assist with finding the appropriate person or agency who can.
Susanne Klink, LMHC