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Dr. Donald L. Paine

(Incorporated 1995)

Donald L. Paine has served the community as a senior pastor for over twenty five years in two churches (Connecticut and New York).  For more than ten of those years he served concurrently as a part-time counselor.  In 1995, he resigned from church-based ministry and founded a counseling practice called Parakalein Counseling Services.

He continues to minister in churches as a guest preacher and at conferences as a speaker as well as at weddings, funerals, and other special occasions.  He has served as an adjunct professor at Nyack College and Sacred Heart University.  He has served on the Board of Trustees of Nyack College, on two District Executive Committees, as President of the local chapter of National Association of Evangelicals, and is on the Board of Atlantic Bridge (an international youth ministry).  He is an ordained minister by the Christian and Missionary Alliance.

Spiritual, relational and theological training at:

  • Nyack College, BA History, 1971
  • Gordon-Conwell Theology School, M. Div., 1974
  • Andover Newton Theological Institute, Doctor of Ministry in Psychology and Clinical Studies, 1983
  • Yeshiva University, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, MSW, 1997
  • Fellow in American Association of Pastoral Counselors
  • Independently licensed clinical social worker (LICSW/LCSW) and member of the National Association of Social Workers
  • Clinical member of American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (
  • Member of International Association for Play Therapy (
  • Trained in all three levels of Internal Family Systems Model of psychotherapy (for info go to and been a teacher/program assistant at Central Connecticut State University.

He combines over 35 years of pastoral experience in managing conflict and ministering to people in need with 30 years of training as an individual, family, child, couple, and play therapist and as an organizational consultant.

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