About

  • Since 1970, Personal and Family Counseling Services (PFCS) has been helping individuals and families by providing counseling, support, advocacy and education, with a focus on prevention as well as treatment. Our services are available to all residents of Tuscarawas and Carroll counties. We believe that the family is a system that is affected by each of its members, the economic environment, the community and other influences. When one member of the family is stressed, the entire system is affected. Stability is reached by assisting the entire family.

    OhioGuidestone complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, or other protected category.

    PFCS is an affiliate organization of OhioGuidestone, a community solutions organization focused on providing direction and inspiration to children, families and communities to help them become stronger. We invite you to learn more about the network of organizations that are part of OhioGuidestone. Financial support for PFCS comes from the Alcohol Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board of Tuscarawas and Carroll counties, The United Way, various foundations, donations, grants, insurance, contracts and client fees.

  • PFCS began our mission of repairing relationships and building strong families in Tuscarawas and Carroll counties in 1970, thanks to the visionary efforts of several community leaders. In the late 1960s, local physicians, lawyers, judges and clergy had become aware that many traditional social support resources were unable to address all of the needs of a family struggling in an increasingly complex society. Often, a troubled individual would also be entangled in a frayed web of deteriorating interpersonal relationships at home, school and/or on the job. Helping such a person turn his or her life around increasingly required an agency that provided multidisciplinary services. It was under this premise that PFCS was formed.

    Over the years, PFCS has helped thousands of children, adults and their families overcome or prevent serious social and emotional problems and forge stronger, more positive human relationships. In 2006, Harbor House, Inc, a domestic violence shelter and substance abuse halfway house merged with PFCS to enhance the quality of services provided to the community by both organizations. In January 2013, PFCS became an affiliate organization of OhioGuidestone. OhioGuidestone is built on a solid foundation of experience and expertise, rooted in faith and a legacy of serving children and families. Our range of flexible, customized programs build upon one another so they address every aspect of a person's needs. Together, we are a solutions-focused organization with passionate people committed to providing direction and inspiration to children, families and communities to help them become stronger.

Our Leadership

Pamela Trimmer
Executive Director
Monica Mlinac
Director of Program Development
Tim Wicks
Intern Supervisor and Therapist
Brandi Ankrom
Community Counseling Supervisor

Board of Directors

  • Melanie Beohm
  • Philip W. Bond
  • Jennifer Clark
  • Zack R. Feller
  • Paul M. "Mitch" Kendall
  • Carol Murphy
  • Damon Stevenson
  • Michael B. Welsh
  • James M. Wherley, Jr.