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Humanist Resource List

by Joe Beck


The following article is from the Secular Humanist Bulletin, Volume 18, Number 2.


Some 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 that service.

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.

 

California

Roseanne Allen
1563 Solano Ave., # 177
Berkeley, CA 94707
(510) 412-3386
E-mail: roseanneallen@secularweddings.com 
www.secularweddings.com 
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
(510) 548-9284
E-mail: think@flash.net
Philosophical Counselor and Educational Consultant
Services Provided: Works with people who are seeking help with everyday problems of living.

Indiana

Reba Boyd Wooden
113 Severn Drive
Greenwood, Indiana 46142
(317) 885-1612
Educational Counselor and Humanist Celebrant
Services Provided: Counseling and officiates at weddings, child-welcoming ceremonies, and funerals.

Massachusetts

Carl Joseph Schneider, M.Ed.
2516 Mass. Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 868-0600
www.collaborativepsychotherapy.com
Psychotherapist, Co-founder Collaborative Psychotherapy
Services Provided: Individual, couples, and group psychotherapy.

Marcia E. Weiss Ed.M.
2516 Mass. Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 868-0600
www.collaborativepsychotherapy.com
Collaborative Psychotherapy
Services Provided: Psychotherapy

Minnesota

Paul Heffron
4389 Hodgson Rd.
Shoreview, MN 55126-1921
(651) 483-9222
E-mail: pheffro@attglobal.net
Certified Humanist Celebrant
Services Provided: Officiates at humanist weddings and other ceremonies; provides materials to help fellow humanists create their own ceremonies.

New York

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
www.HumanismServices.com
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
(716) 839-4321
Attorney
Services Provided: Taxes and litigation.

Susan B. Collins Esq.
735 Union Road
West Seneca, NY 14224
(716) 675-6813
Attorney
Services Provided: Matrimonial and family law.

David R. Koepsell J.D./Ph.D.
(716) 913-2422
E-mail David@DrKoepsell.com
http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~koepsell/ 
Attorney and APPA Certified Philosophical Counselor
Services Provided: Business consultant, professional ethics and critical thinking.

John D. Gaeddert
6446 Webster Road
Orchard Park NY 14127-1844
(716) 662-7851
E-mail: rogue_cartoonist@yahoo.com
Cartoonist
Services Provided: Draws cartoons for magazines and private requests.


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