About Me

Peter Agnew is a Pastoral Counselor specializing in individual and couples counseling and is a Certified Elite Life Coach.  He maintains a private practice in Long Beach, California.  The father of two amazing adult children, he currently enjoys the challenge of keeping a balance between work and his children.

With over 20 years experience as a Pastoral Counselor, and as a graduate of Talbot Seminary specializing in Pastoral Care and Counseling, he is currently working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among his areas of expertise are Relationships (Premarriage, Marriage, Pre-remarriage, Blended Family, Family issues) and Individual Growth (Counseling; Life/Business/Career coach).

In addition to being a prominent relationship counselor, Peter has presented at the Association of Marriage and Family Ministries conferences and has developed and presented entertaining and informational seminars to general audiences speaking on the topics of Preparing for marriage and Marriage.  Finally, he has been a faculty member at Teen Challenge Ministry Institute in South Gate, Ca where he yearly presented the seminar he developed called Living Life Strategically (now that your sober!) .

Peter is an interactive, solution-focused counselor. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges.  He integrates a Biblical perspective with Christian Psychological Counseling (where appropriate) to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, he works with each individual or couple to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal relationship and growth they are committed to accomplishing.



University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Bachlor of Arts
Talbot Seminary, La Mirada, CA, Master of Arts in Ministry and Leadership - Emphasis - Pastoral Care and Counseling, Cum Laude Graduate

License, Certifications & Awards

Licensed Pastor through Los Altos Grace Brethren Church - Long Beach, CA
Certified Elite Life Coach
Gottman Level 1 -Training
Attachment Theory Counselor Training with Milan and Kay Yerkovich

Additional Training

Healthy Sexuality

Professional Activities and Memberships

Association of Marriage and Family Ministry  (AMFM)
American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)