About Pastor Shawn McBride, MA

- Pastoral Counselor 


Pastor Shawn M. McBride is an ordained pastoral counselor and highly sought after marriage & family therapist in the DMV who has been serving families for over 20 years. He specializes in premarital counseling, married couples counseling and male issues counseling. Over the years he has officiated the weddings of a plethora of couples and worked with hundreds of couples through marital/relational issues and the premarital counseling process.

Born in Washington DC and raised in the suburbs of Prince George’s County Maryland he has served in various capacities as a church lead pastor, school chaplain, college & seminary professor and youth minister. For several years he worked as a global staff counselor for Zion Church as well as a staff counselor for Safe Harbor Christian Counseling Center. 

Pastor McBride has earned a Bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies and holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling. He is a certified facilitator for Prepare and Enrich which provides couples with the core knowledge and skills to foster resilient relationships and marriage.


Pastor McBride believes that every couple no matter what issues they are currently facing has HOPE and that every relationship has the potential of improving over time when there is a commitment from both persons to put in the necessary work.

Pastor McBride has been married for over 25 years to his best friend Dana Michelle and is the proud father of five young adult and teen children. He enjoys spending quality time with his family, reading, writing, boating, motorcycling and various business pursuits as an entrepreneur. Currently his family make their home in the suburbs of Washington, DC.

 What is Pastoral Counseling?  


Pastoral counseling is a unique form of psychotherapy that uses spiritual resources and/or Biblical resources as well as psychological understanding for healing and growth. Pastoral counseling is provided by trained professionals who have in-depth religious and/or theological training.

Offering the following services:

Consultation by phone

Consultation by Skype

 About Couples Counseling Center  


The vision of the Couples Counseling Center is to be a safe and confidential place that offers professional, genuine, practical and wisdom-filled assistance to couples. We desire to help equip and prepare engaged couples for a lifelong marriage as well as help all couples identify patterns of behavior that may act as barriers to intimacy. We are committed to helping couples who may be in conflict, find productive ways to move past the hurts, and heal the wounds that will strengthen their relational bond.  

Private Office 

Convenient Scheduling

Individual Sessions