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Beverly T. Puzia, Ph.D.


Beverly T Puzia, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor serving as Director for Compass Christian Counseling at North Point Church, Winthrop Harbor, IL.   Dr. Bev has over 20 years of experience as a church staff member.  She has been in private practice as a counselor since 1991 to 2006 with Zion Clinic Counseling Services and with North Point Church since 1993.  Compass Christian Counseling was birthed when Zion Clinic closed its practice due to the relocation of Lisa H. Kim, M.D., in 2006.

Dr. Bev’s training includes:  Moody Bible Institute; B.Th. from International Seminary; M.S.  (1991) and Ph.D. (1993) both in Philosophy/Clinical Pastoral Counseling from Evangelical Theological Seminary. In addition she holds Advanced Certification as Board Certified in Christian Temperament Therapies, Christian Addiction Therapy; Christian Group Therapy; Christian Substance Abuse Therapy; Christian Sexual Therapy; Crisis and Abuse Therapies; and Clinical Supervision.  She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors; Christian Coaching Alliance; Marriage & Family Network; Society for Christian Psychology and Biblical Counseling & Spiritual Formation Network.  She is al certified in premarital counseling tools with FOCCUS and she and her husband Ed are certified Prepare Enrich facilitators.

Widowed in March of 2007, Dr Bev was married to Dave Mayhak since August of 1961.  Dave was a retired teacher and coach from Zion-Benton Township High School.  Dr Bev is the mother of two adult children Pam and Scott (Kari Archibald) and grandmother to Jonathan (Melissa Behr), Justin and Jami Mayhak.  Dr Bev and her family are members of First Baptist Church of Lexington, SC where is assists in the counseling ministry of the church.

Dr Bev continues to see clients at Compass Christian Counseling with 2 other Christian Counselors; with Rockford Rescue Mission as counselor on staff, as well as an outreach ministry to the community including counseling, workshops and speaking engagements.

December of 2009, Dr. Bev married a long time friend of the family, a bachelor,  Edwin H. Puzia, Jr of Milwaukee, WI.  Ed owns and operates AAA Pipe & Fitting, a specialty pipe manufacturing company.  In September 2010 Ed and Bev began building a new home on lovely Lake Murray in Gilbert, SC .  Having moved in to the new home January 7, 2012, they divide their time between South Carolina and Milwaukee, WI.

In addition to years of training and experience with adults, teens, family counseling and facilitating small groups, Dr Bev is a speaker and workshop leader on various subjects pertaining to counseling issues from a Biblical perspective.  Ed and Bev are both ordained ministers, have received training as marriage counselors with Prepare/Enrich and are completing training in Christian Life Coaching.