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Lever Counseling
Spiritual Leader & Counselor  Author & Teacher

Lever Counseling

Making the Impossible Possible

            The Reverend James R. Squire has spent 38 years teaching Ethics as the Head Chaplain at the Episcopal Academy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He specializes as well in bioethics, faith development, positive psychology, diversity work, and the development of student leaders. He was Chair of the Religion Department. After the 9/11 attacks, he created a national conference on “Understanding Islam.”

            Squire has served as chief pastor to thousands of people who make up the school community. He was a founding board member and counselor at the Marianist Counseling Center in Chester, Pennsylvania. He has served on the board of the Middleton Counseling Center in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

            He holds degrees from West Chester University, Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University, and Duke University where he was the Jarvis Traveling Fellow to Duke from Berkeley. He was among the first in his family to attend college and believes his work as a laborer in a steel mill to pay for his college education was one of the most valuable learning experiences of his life.

            His first book, published in the spring of 2017, is Watch Your Time: An Interfaith Spiritual and Psychological Journey. His second book is The Times Of My Life, a memoir, published in the fall of 2019.

            He is a consultant at Social Impact Commons based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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