Humanist Resource List
by Joe Beck
The following article is from the Secular
Humanist Bulletin, Volume 18, Number 2.
time ago I wrote an article about the value of having humanist celebrants,
counselors, and other professionals available to meet the needs of fellow
humanists (SHB, Winter 1999/00). Whether itís
having someone officiate at a wedding, visit patients in the hospital, help one
deal with the various stresses of daily life, or provide services in other
areas, itís comforting for humanists to know that they are dealing with
someone who shares their life stance.
In response to my article, a variety of humanists have
either volunteered to be available to provide services to fellow humanists or
have inquired about the availability of humanist service providers in their
area. The providers are listed below.
Due to my primitive computer skills, I may have deleted the
names of some of the individuals who have offered their services. If that
describes you, or if you are interested in being listed as a humanist provider,
please send me information regarding: your geographic area, the services you
offer, your credentials, how people can contact you, fees, etc. I also will
welcome calls from anyone seeking a humanist provider of services.
Please be advised that listing someone as a provider of a
service does not entail or imply the Councilís endorsement of their services.
We do not certify anyone's competence and encourage those seeking services to
use their critical analytical skills in determining whom to contact, what
credentials to verify, and what to pay. We
are simply acting as an information clearinghouse where people who describe
themselves as humanist service providers can be contacted by humanists seeking
For a list of secular celebrants in eleven states who
provide nonreligious weddings, memorials, and other ceremonies go to http://www.secularhumanism.org/celebrants/index.htm,
or call me, Joe Beck, at (716) 636-7571 ext. 222.
With the formalities out of the way, it is my pleasure to
share with you the following list of humanist providers.
1563 Solano Ave., # 177
Berkeley, CA 94707
Secular Celebrant, Deputized as Deputy Commissioner for Civil Weddings
Services Provided: Officiates at weddings in Northern California.
Harriet S. Chamberlain, Ph.D.
1534 Scenic Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94708
Philosophical Counselor and Educational Consultant
Services Provided: Works with people who are seeking help with everyday problems
Reba Boyd Wooden
113 Severn Drive
Greenwood, Indiana 46142
Educational Counselor and Humanist Celebrant
Services Provided: Counseling and officiates at weddings, child-welcoming
ceremonies, and funerals.
Carl Joseph Schneider, M.Ed.
2516 Mass. Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140
Psychotherapist, Co-founder Collaborative Psychotherapy
Services Provided: Individual, couples, and group psychotherapy.
Marcia E. Weiss Ed.M.
2516 Mass. Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140
Services Provided: Psychotherapy
4389 Hodgson Rd.
Shoreview, MN 55126-1921
Certified Humanist Celebrant
Services Provided: Officiates at humanist weddings and other ceremonies;
provides materials to help fellow humanists create their own ceremonies.
Joe Beck c.s.w.
Director, Humanist Counseling and Celebrations
7781 Hywood Drive
Hamburg, NY 14075
Work (716) 636-7571 ext. 222
Home (716) 648-7075
Certified Social Worker and Humanist Celebrant
Services Provided: Stress management for adults and children; secular weddings,
child welcomings, funerals, hospital and hospice visits.
Gary Borek Esq.
373 Darwin Drive
Amherst, NY 14226
Services Provided: Taxes and litigation.
Susan B. Collins Esq.
735 Union Road
West Seneca, NY 14224
Services Provided: Matrimonial and family law.
David R. Koepsell J.D./Ph.D.
Attorney and APPA Certified Philosophical Counselor
Services Provided: Business consultant, professional ethics and critical
John D. Gaeddert
6446 Webster Road
Orchard Park NY 14127-1844
Services Provided: Draws cartoons for magazines and private requests.