welcome to new beginnings!

Why are we called True Relationships? Two Big Reasons.

1.  We aim for TRUE. That refers to  Original Design,  a focus on what works, and rejecting what is false. There are many false intimacies in this crazy world .  Initially they SEEM to work and ultimately they wreak havoc on our lives, our marriages, and our families.  Significant personal struggles often result from them not knowing the truth about what really works. Self esteem, parenting, conflict resolution, communication, and co-dependency are good examples  of areas we can get it dead wrong.

2. Everything Rises and Falls on Relationships. Even counseling concerns that are very focused on the individual usually have  one or more relational connections. Think about it . Anger is typically directed at  someone. Anxiety is often triggered by relational stress. Divorce is obviously the result of two people missing what is true. You can go down the list and connect nearly every malady to some relational deficit -  Infidelity,  Depression, Stress,  Trauma and PTSD, and Abuse.


meet the staff

  • Sue Buttrey


    Sue Buttrey spent her first 11 years as a Pastoral Counselor and in 2020 she became a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Ohio. Her work at True Relationships is both a personal mission and a ministry career. Sue says, “As someone who has experienced personal brokenness and healing, God has called me to be His hand extended to the brokenhearted as He brings beauty from ashes.” Sue is proof that healing can happen, and she guides clients to find hope in their own journeys.

  • Sheri Schmitt


    Sheri Schmitt (LISW-S) has served as an Individual and Marriage Therapist at True Relationships since December 2013, but her counseling career started in 1993. She has balanced work in counseling, ministry, and motherhood. Her diverse experience helps her understand her client’s unique perspectives and challenges in the different stages of life. Sheri says, “It’s my honor to walk with people who are hurting and give hope. It brings me joy to join God's work.” 

  • Rev. Tim Buttrey

    President, Co-Founder, Director of Counseling

    Tim Buttrey has served in full-time ministry since 1984. As President/Co-Founder of True Relationships, Tim stays passionate about his work because he loves watching the miracle of broken relationships be renewed. Tim says, “Jesus came to make all things new. For me, there is nothing more satisfying than watching a hopeless, broken couple begin to believe again, love again and, ultimately, move past the events and emotions that nearly destroyed them.” Tim believes in the God of the Bible who said, “See, I am doing a new thing! Don’t you see it?” Tim specializes in Relationship Intensives for couples in crisis.

  • Linda Buttrey

    Executive Director, Co-Founder

    Linda Buttrey founded True Relationships with Tim, her husband, in 2001. They have worked together since then to build the company’s mission and expand True Relationships’ reach into the community and beyond. She serves as the Executive Director.

  • Laurie LaCross

    Pastoral Counselor

    Laurie LaCross served children and families as a teacher and children’s pastor for 21 years.

    Through pastoral care, she has served adults of all ages as well, with compassion and hope in

    God’s healing love. Upon retiring from full-time church ministry, she pursued a

    degree with an emphasis on pastoral counseling. “The privilege to serve others with

    compassion, guidance, and prayer is a joy and honor,” Laurie says.

True Relationships Counseling

...equipping you for personal and relational wholeness. 

Call us at: 937.510.5595

Our licensed therapists can counsel anyone in the state of Ohio. Video-based therapy is effective and opens up beneficial options. In-Person sessions are available at our Centerville and Beavercreek offices. 

Our pastoral counselors specialize in relationship issues and do not have territorial restrictions on their counseling. Using video counseling, pastoral counselors can help English-speaking individuals and couples anywhere in the world.

In our complicated world, it is easy to feel alone, disappointed or lost. 

Our team of Christian counselors and therapists are here to help you

find a way forward.

If you are a current client and would like to set an appointment click here to access your Client Portal

We Provide Hope

Our team has the hands-on experience to face your most difficult issues. You are not alone in your battles. We will walk with you, and help you work towards a brighter future. 

There is a way forward. We don’t just focus on symptoms. We get to the heart of the matter and facilitate real change. 

You Can Expect

  • EmpathyOur team is made of kind, compassionate counselors with years of experience helping clients face and conquer challenges in their lives.
  • Faith-based therapy Our proven approaches and perspectives will guide you, offer insight, and understand your struggles.
  • Privacy and respectWe honor your shared information and struggles.
  • ProgressOur goal is to help you move forward and seek lasting results.

You choose the counseling option that fits your goals, and we will match you with a counselor or therapist trained to understand your situation. 

We are Partners in Your Transformation

At True Relationships, we honor everyone as unique and every situation as an opportunity for growth. We provide a non-judgmental, unique setting where our counselors…


  •       Provide a safe place for you to open your heart
  •       Walk through your needs
  •       Explore the root cause of your challenge
  •       Focus on realistic and lasting healing

We offer multiple approaches to fit your counseling and relationship needs

  • Individual Counseling & Therapy Sessions

    Private, one-on-one sessions that focus on your psychological needs and well being through therapy and Godly counsel. 

  • Couples Counseling & Therapy Sessions

    Counseling for partners in need of renewed, restored, or transformed relationships.      

  • Marriage Intensives

    Intensive Counseling: Four-day Intensives for marriages that are in crisis. Whether from the devastating blow of an affair or long-term relational disconnect, Intensive Counseling expedites recovery versus spending months in weekly counseling. One, Two, and Three Day Intensives are also available. Click here for more information on Counseling Intensives.

  • Preparation 4 Marriage

    Give this gift to your fiancé to communicate how committed you are to a marriage that lasts a lifetime. If you are a parent reading this, giving this as a wedding gift would be the most significant one they receive. True Relationships takes this investment very seriously. We have cut our per session cost for couples to begin their journey at a price point lower than any other item in their wedding budget. We are proud to include the SYMBIS pre-marriage assessment tool in our package. Give our office a call to get your upcoming marriage off on the right foot! Call 937-510-5595 for more information.


...equipping you for personal and relational wholeness. 

Call us at: 937.510.5595

Access your client portal here