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Chance Kolhmeyer
Self Pay Rate: $99

Chance Kolhmeyer, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Chance Kolhmeyer is a Resident in Counseling who specializes in working with adults. A large portion of Chance’s experience has consisted of working with the college population where she has gained an extensive understanding of life experiences, transitions, and disorders within this stage of life. She has a history of working with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, relational issues, suicidal ideation, self-harm, self-esteem issues, adjustment disorders, day-to-day stress, and time management.

Chance completed her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Applied Psychology at Florida Institute of Technology and her Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Geneva College. She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Chance has had a passion for helping others since the seventh grade and has been looking forward to working in the field ever since. She believes it is important to identify all aspects of an individual’s life that impact their wellbeing including their physical health, support systems, work or school environment, and faith/spirituality in this process.

Chance creates a warm and welcoming environment. She utilizes a variety of techniques and skills drawn from recognized therapeutic modalities including narrative therapy, solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and mindfulness. She takes the time to explore and educate the client on which therapy might be the best fit for them, understanding that everyone is unique, so what may work for some may not work for others. Chance feels blessed to be able to help people through life’s trials and tribulations. Throughout your therapeutic experience, it is her hope to find something that works well for you. Chance thoroughly believes in self-care, and therapy is one of the best tools for it!

Education

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Geneva College

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
  • Life Transitions
  • Self Esteem
Christal Reynolds
Self Pay Rate: $99

Christal Reynolds, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Christal Reynolds is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Pennsylvania with nearly 20 years of experience as a field social worker providing assessments and therapeutic care to children, adults and seniors from culturally diverse families. Assisting those who have experienced traumatic situations, loss, grief, abandonment, depression/anxiety and host of life’s problems. She is a strong advocate for all by offering an individualized quality of care and service. She completed her Master of Social Work degree at the University of West Virginia, School of Social Work.

Christal applies empathy to a strength based approach of mindfulness and solution focused goals. Utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy with a safe space for empathetic listening and awareness of each individual’s needs and goals. 

Christal seeks to establish an openness and sharing with the warmth of a safe place to explore your emotions and discover your unique abilities to transform aspirations towards the meaningful life you desire. 

Education

Master of Social Work
University of West Virginia, School of Social Work

Specialties

  • Trauma
  • Grief/Loss
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
Cody McConnell
Self Pay Rate: $99

Cody McConnell, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Cody McConnell is a Licensed Practicing Mental Health Counselor who has worked with children and adolescents for over 10 years, most of his experience being with individuals who struggle with behavioral issues in the home and community. He has worked in multiple levels of care that include residential, family-based, school-based, mobile therapy, and outpatient services. Cody has developed skills for providing therapeutic care for individuals seeking help with ADHD, anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, and LGBTQ+ concerns.

Cody utilizes cognitive, strength-based, research-based interventions to provide unique support for each individual’s needs. He also utilizes creative approaches to foster a safe environment and promote positive engagement throughout treatment.

Working with children and adolescents for 10+ years, Cody understands various aspects of behavioral issues that individuals tend to deal with. He strives to create a safe and non-judgemental environment in order to develop a positive therapeutic relationship with you and assist you in obtaining your individual life goals.

Education

Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling
Capella University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Anger
  • Trauma and PTSD
Debra Blaacker
Self Pay Rate: $99

Debra Cooke, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Debra Blaacker is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who specializes in treating life transitions, anger, self-esteem, parenting issues, and stress in all ages. Debra has 5 years of experience in the mental health field. She has worked with a variety of people with different types of trauma, and all have had the same needs: Everyone needs support and drive when they want to make positive changes, and Debra wants to support and push her clients as needed to help them improve their quality of life.

Debra completed her Master of Arts (MA) in Sociology and her Master of Education (M.Ed) in School Counseling at California University of Pennsylvania and West Virginia University.

Debra likes to take a holistic approach and explore both internal and external factors that affect your overall health and wellbeing. She will create a personalized treatment plan that meets your specific needs, utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), applied behavioral analysis (ABA), and positive psychology. Debra knows what it's like to feel alone, and she knows how relieving it is to find someone who actually understands and gives time and space to learn, think and grow. Let her be there for you.

Education

West Virginia University
Master of Arts in Sociology
California University of Pennsylvania
Master of Education in School Counseling

Specialties

  • Anger
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
George Bagovich
Self Pay Rate: $99

George Bagovich, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Mr. Bagovich has worked for the past 20 years at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) attracts talented researchers and clinicians from across the country and the opportunity to learn and exchange ideas in that setting has been invaluable to him.

Before taking a clinical position, Mr. Bagovich worked for 10 years in clinical research with specialty training in neuropsychology and neurology. He has specialized skills in neuropsychological assessment with patients suffering from neurological disorders including TBI, stroke, ADHD, and chemical exposure. These skills have proven particularly useful in providing clinical care.
After completing his clinical internship in the Outpatient Mood Disorders Clinic at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC), he was subsequently hired as a full-time therapist and received training and direct supervision from some of the best in the business of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Most of his supervision comes from direct descendants of the founder of CBT, Aaron Beck. Additionally, the sheer volume and variety of patients who are seen at a university setting has given him a wealth of experience with a diverse population. He also has experience in group therapy. He was group leader of the “Mind Over Mood” group for the treatment of depression and ran groups for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorders in association with the Anxiety Disorders/OCD Intensive Outpatient Program. He also has experience in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and mindfulness and briefly worked at WPIC’s Outpatient Mood Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). The concept of mindfulness seems to be emerging as a front-line strategy in the treatment of anxiety and depression.

For the past four years, Mr. Bagovich has been working on grant studying the relationship between personality disorders and interpersonal functioning. In addition to conducting a detailed examination of Axis II features, the team also examined treatment outcomes and how personality influences outcome. Previous research from the group has suggested that up to 80% of patients who are seen in an outpatient setting have significant Axis II pathology. Mr. Bagovich sat on a panel of experts chosen from WPIC clinical practice which identified specific factors that contribute to treatment resistance.

Mr. Bagovich has a unique combination of academic training, clinical skills, and personality attributes that make him one of the premier cognitive behavioral therapists in the Pittsburgh area.

Education

Masters of Social Work
University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Personality Disorders
  • Interpersonal issues
  • Men’s Health
Karen Osborne
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Karen Osborne, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Karen Osborne is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, licensed by the state of Pennsylvania and Maryland to provide mental health care to individuals across the lifespan. She has thirty years of diverse clinical expertise in the profession of nursing.

Her scope of practice encompasses psychopharmacological assessment, diagnosis and treatment for children, adolescents, and adults. She utilizes a collaborative, patient-centered practice philosophy that is flexible, caring, and individualized to meet patients where they are in their journey for mental wellness. In addition to her board certification as a psychiatric nurse practitioner, she also has a Master of Science degree in Nursing Leadership.

Karen specializes in providing medication management and psychotherapy to individuals across the lifespan for many psychiatric disorders. Areas of expertise include mood disorders, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, PTSD, adjustment disorders, and behavioral disturbances in children and adolescents.

Education

Drexel University
Post Master’s Certification Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Wilmington University
Master of Science in Nursing Leadership

Specialties

  • Adjustment disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral disturbances in children and adolescents
  • Depression
  • Mood disorder
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • PTSD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Social anxiety
Kimberly Deutsch
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Kimberly Deutsch, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Kimberly Deutsch is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. She sees individuals of all ages and is willing to treat the majority of psychiatric conditions. Kimberly is also comfortable providing care during some of life’s most delicate times, including pregnancy. She desires to provide high-quality care to everyone she encounters.

Kimberly began her journey in nursing more than 15 years ago and since that time she has maintained a focus on increasing her knowledge and the level of care she is able to provide. Due to her nursing background, Kimberly stresses the importance of open communication and places an emphasis on working with the people she sees to develop a treatment plan together. She feels it is important to address an individual’s specific needs and not just prescribe a medication based on a label. She also takes side effects and difficulties with medications seriously and is willing to discuss changes or even specific medication requests to determine if a treatment is appropriate.

During the initial appointment, Kimberly will review psychiatric and medical history and complete a thorough evaluation, including previous medication trials that were or were not successful. After collecting the necessary information, she will review diagnoses, provide education as needed, and discuss treatment options. If you're looking for a provider who is down-to-earth, compassionate, easy to talk to, understanding, and supportive, you've found it in Kimberly.

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma & PTSD
Kristin Roelofson
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kristin Roelofson, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care 

Kristin Roelofson is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in the state of Pennsylvania. She  received her Bachelor of Arts in Secondary English Education and Psychology from the University of Michigan, her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Northeastern  University in Boston, and her Master of Social Work (MSW) with Integrated Healthcare  certification from the University of Pittsburgh. 

Kristin is seeking to help clients that are looking to receive guidance with anxiety,  depression, identity and relationship issues, obsessive thoughts, emotions, grief and  loss, psychoeducation, or self-efficacy. 

Central tenets of Kristin’s practice will include: 
Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) 
Strengths-based approaches 
Solution-focused methods 
Motivational interviewing 
Active and empathetic listening 
Collaborative (teamwork) approach 

Kristin aspires to provide a warm, understanding, insightful, and supportive  environment, through which clients can be assured that they do not need to endure  challenges and difficulties alone. Via honest discussion and building trust, she longs to  help clients attain their goals and develop coping skills sustainable for the short and  long term. 

Clients can expect the following from therapy sessions: 
Strategy and Skill Building: Helping clients to develop skills and activate prior  knowledge and experiences to cope with issues inside and outside of therapy sessions
Application: Going hand-in-hand with strategizing, clients will learn to utilize the skills  developed in therapy through real-life application. 
Meaningful: Sessions will be tailor-made for the individual client, and the client’s  specific goals and desired outcomes. 
Motivation: Clients will become motivated to use learned skills and build new  strategies for coping and problem solving. 
Empowerment: Clients will develop confidence and belief in their abilities to use skills  independently, to overcome challenges that they face currently and in the future. 

Kristin is committed to her ultimate goal of equipping clients with practical methods to create a fulfilling and meaningful life. She welcomes the opportunity to support you on  your journey!

Education

Master's in Public Health
Northeastern University

Master's in Social Work
University of Pittsburgh

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
Paul Dalton
Self Pay Rate: $99

Paul Dalton, Supervisee in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

Paul Dalton is a Supervisee in Social Work who has worked with a range of populations from teens into adulthood and in both inpatient and outpatient settings. For the past 8 years Paul has used a multi-traditional approach when caring for his clients who have experienced issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, internalized toxic shame, and metaphysical issues.

Paul completed his Master of Social Work (MSW) at California University of Pennsylvania. He has an extensive background in cognitive behavioral therapy  (CBT), motivational interviewing, somatic therapy, mindfulness, and  meditation. Paul prides himself on embarking alongside his clients through  their journey of healing; taking them from identifying their issues to  releasing the psychological and emotional energies related to the issue  which then allows for proper processing and healing.

Education

Master of Social Work
California University of Pennsylvania

Specialties 

  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • PTSD/Trauma 
  • Self Esteem 
  • Grief and loss 
  • Metaphysical issues 
  • Non-denominational Spiritual seeking 
  • Life Transitions 
  • Career planning and transitions 
  • Addiction
Russell Bohner
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Russell Bohner, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Russell Bohner is a Board Certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner that has worked with psychiatric patients for over 21 years. He started his career in psychiatry as a Licensed Practical Nurse and worked his way to a Masters Degree in Nursing before obtaining his Nurse Practitioner license. Through his education and previous practice experience, Russell has accumulated a wide range of experiences working with people from adolescence to the elderly.

Russell believes that healing, both physical and emotional, must involve a complete and holistic approach to assessing one's problems, finding solutions, and ultimately provide healing to the mind, body, and soul. This is accomplished through the development of a nurturing, trusting, and nonjudgmental relationship with his patients. Medication management and supportive counseling are the primary modalities utilized.

Russell seeks to establish a positive and productive therapeutic relationship with you to provide wholeness and psychiatric wellness that will ultimately allow you to work toward your life's goals with confidence, dignity and respect.

Education

Wilkes University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Relationships
  • ADHD
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Sharon Graaf
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $139: Follow-ups

Sharon Graaf, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Sharon M. Graaf has been a Registered Nurse (RN) for 35 years and a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) for 6 of those years. Sharon specializes in attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and sleep issues. For the past 6 years she has been seeing primarily children and adolescents and also adult clients in an outpatient setting for psychiatric evaluations, diagnosis, and medication management.

Sharon completed her master’s and post master’s degrees from Wilkes University. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She began her career working as a registered nurse at a long-term state psychiatric hospital and a state prison. Her career path seemed to align with seeing patients that required mental health intervention. She acquired much mental health experience at those jobs and that is the reason she pursued the psychiatric focus for her higher education.

During the psychiatric evaluation Sharon seeks a thorough understanding of your symptoms, past and present, in order to identify potential causes, including any medical or biological factors that could have caused the issues you are having. She will discuss past medications that you have tried and therapies that have worked and not worked for you. She will discuss potential side effects if medication is prescribed, and your feelings about taking medications. She will provide an appointment that is relaxed and low-key so you can remember all that you would like to discuss. She will listen attentively. Sometimes the tension of having a mental health appointment with a provider causes an enormous amount of stress. Sharon believes that building a trusting rapport with her clients is a very important part of success in treatment.

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Theresa Sobkiewicz-Palaski
Self Pay Rate: $99

Theresa Sobkiewicz-Palaski, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Theresa Sobkiewicz-Palaski is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30 years of clinical experience in academic, clinical and private practice settings. She is privileged to work with adolescents and adults with various challenges to assist them with arriving at solutions to gain optimal life functioning. With compassionate listening and offering of various treatment modalities as appropriate, Theresa's approach fosters empowerment and supporting one's ability to focus on awareness, solutions and change.

There is always time to take care of yourself. As a licensed clinical social worker with 30 years of experience, Theresa has been privileged to witness that awareness is the greatest agent for change.

Education

Masters of Social Work
University of Pittsburgh

Specialties

  • Eating disorders
  • Women's issues
  • Life transitions
  • Career coaching
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
Theresa Welsh
Self Pay Rate: $99

Theresa Welsh, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Theresa Welsh is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a passion for providing the utmost quality of services to individuals, couples, and families struggling with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, abuse, ADHD, stress, family conflict, life transitions, grief, and more.

Theresa received her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Geneva College, where she focused her studies on Marriage and Families. Her clinical vision is to ensure a virtual space that is a safe place for clients to experience their vulnerabilities while sharing their stories. Theresa implements both cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solutions-focused therapy (SFT), and motivational interviewing interventions in her practice.

Theresa’s strength-based approach, non-judgmental nature, and focus on strong therapeutic relationships all help her clients grow to accomplish their goals. Reach out to build on your strengths and attain the growth Theresa can help you stay committed to accomplishing.

Education

Geneva College
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Couples/Marriage Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Self-esteem
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Trauma
  • Mindfulness
Erica Johnson
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Erica Johnson, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Erica Johnson is a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner in the state of Pennsylvania. She completed her Bachelors of Nursing from Temple University in Philadelphia, P.A. She received her Masters of Nursing in Psychiatry from Walden University. She has over 11 years in the field of Nursing. 

Erica specializes in providing medication management and psychotherapy to individuals across the lifespan for many psychiatric disorders. This includes but not limited to depression, anxiety disorders, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorders, PTSD, Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder etc.

Education

Temple University
Walden University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Panic attacks
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)
  • PTSD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
Molly Alvord
Self Pay Rate: $99

Molly Alvord, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Molly Alvord is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Pennsylvania and Maryland with over 17 years of experience. Working in a variety of settings, Molly has had the pleasure of helping people of all ages and backgrounds by providing individual, couples, family, and group therapy. Her specialties include anxiety, stress, depression, and relationship issues.

Molly earned her Masters of Social Work at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Social Work. She takes a humanistic approach that involves unconditional positive regard with a blend of techniques including person-centered, motivational, solution-focused, cognitive, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and mindfulness to work with the client to find the methods that will fit their needs.

Molly starts where the client is and helps them explore their reasons for choosing therapy and identify their goals. Employing a variety of techniques to meet the client’s needs, she empowers her clients to use their strengths to make positive changes in their lives.

Education

University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Social Work
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Couples/Relationship Counseling
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Stress Counseling
  • Depression Counseling
Monique Searight
Self Pay Rate: $199:Intake $149:Follow-up

Monique Searight, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Monique Searight is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, with training and experience in treating adult patients with psychiatric disorders across practice settings, which includes: hospitals, long-term care facilities, and outpatient clinics. Some of her practice specialties include (but are not limited to) ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, and Schizophrenia. She has been a psychiatric nurse for over 10 years. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Gwynedd Mercy University, and a Master of Science in Nursing, (Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner specialization), from Drexel University.

Monique's style of practice can be traditional (prescribing up to date psychiatric medications) or alternative medicine (natural treatments including but not limited to vitamins, supplements, lifestyle modification- diet, exercise, etc.). She believes in the mind/body/spiritual connection, with emphasis on how we are made up as a whole person and not a series of parts.

Monique strongly believes that medications assist greatly during recovery but are not all inclusive. She strongly encourages counseling/ therapy in order to obtain a new perspective, to learn new coping skills and to assist with processing past life events.

Education

Drexel University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar
  • Schizophrenia
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