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Dr. Shawn

Hi, I'm Dr. Shawn

Founder of Reduce Stress and Thrive


This is my Story


My name is Shawn Geraty. I was born and raised in Syracuse, New York. I am a follower of Jesus and God had a profound impact on my life at a young age. In my adolescence, I was very involved in youth ministry and leadership. I grew up in the Anglican tradition and enjoyed many friendships throughout Central New York.  

My wife and I have been married for 31 years and have four amazing children. Family and relationships are very important to me and they are what I value most. I have one brother and am fortunate to have him as a best friend. South Central Pennsylvania is our home. In my spare time, you can find me enjoying family activities around water. It's a theme... And in this neck of the woods, I enjoy fly fishing on mountain creeks. 

I am passionate about authentic transformation and freedom. Throughout my life, I’ve been drawn to what brings an authentic change in people’s lives. 

After serving in roles as a counselor in private practice for 29 years and a counseling pastor for 15 years, I have a desire to take the truths and principles that bring a tremendous amount of transformation into people’s lives beyond my practice. These principles and strategies can benefit everyone…

My educational journey has centered around helping others on their journey toward freedom, growth and fulfillment. This culminated in doctoral work that focused on the impact of knowing God’s love in the midst of life’s struggles and internalizing one’s sense of worth or identity. This has a direct positive impact on the stress, overwhelm, worry and anxiety many of us experience today.

In 1995, I earned a Master of Arts in Counseling from Regent University as well as a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Pastoral Counseling from Columbia International University in 1994. In 2015, I earned a Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary.

These educational and vocational experiences have positioned me to address spiritual, emotional and psychological issues that can hinder one’s life journey.

We need a different type of process and journey that leads to authentic change.

After being dissatisfied with traditional approaches, a quest to discover how people’s hearts and minds are truly transformed from a faith-based perspective began. Then, I discovered what leads to lasting change is often very different from the typical traditional approaches, which focus more on symptoms and changing behavior without transformation within.

It is my desire to see you experience freedom… peace… fulfillment… meaning and purpose… you long for. Don’t go it alone. We all need someone to help us in our transformational journey. Guiding us… Encouraging and supporting us…

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