Al Yokubonis, MABC, BCPC
Board Certified Pastoral Counselor
Hi, my name is Al and I am a Master's-Level Board Certified Pastoral Counselor. I help those struggling with emotional and relational issues. I am certified (BCPC#0869) by the Board of Christian Professional and Pastoral Counselors. I received my Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling (MABC) from Luther Rice Seminary and my Bachelor of Arts from Winona State University.
I am a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. I also specialize in helping those struggling with addiction, aiding them in addressing the negative impact those issues have on marriage, family, work, and life.
My personal journey began as a teenager growing up in a dysfunctional home. I battled with addiction that continued through my early business career, marriage, and starting a new family. It wasn’t until I received the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ that I found the courage to face my problem and allow God to do what only God can do. As I discovered my freedom from addiction in Christ, my passion was to share this good news with others struggling with similar life controlling issues.
I have been married to my beautiful and faithful wife Suzanne for 39 years. We have four children: two biological and two adopted from Haiti, as well as three grandchildren. I have held numerous positions in church leadership and director-level staff positions for Christ-centered rescue missions and outreach ministries.
In addition to my education and training, my personal life and experience has enabled me to help others discover God’s healing from inner pain, hurts, wounds, and trauma from the past. I can help you find your true identity in Christ and the steps to freedom found only in Him. My counseling experience involves those from all walks of life, denominations and faiths, from the homeless addict under a bridge or at a rescue mission, to the neighbor across the street.
I have seen and heard it all. There is nothing in your life that will shock me and you will never feel judged or condemned. The steps to freedom are found in Christ. I can help guide and counsel you to the inner transformation you desire.