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Meet Our Team



Danielle Vogan MA, LPC, NCC
Certified EMDR Therapist

Owner/Clinical Director

Licensed Professional Counselor

National Certified Counselor

Danielle Vogan is the owner and founder of Favored Wellness Counseling and Consulting, LLC.  She carries a Master of Arts in Community Counseling, specializing in Addictions. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, a Certified EMDR Therapist, and an EMDRIA Consultant-in-Training. Danielle has a passion for bringing trauma-informed, trauma-focused care to the Southwestern PA and for extending the fight against stigma around trauma, addictions and mental health.


Along with experience in treating more generalized mental health issues, she specializes in working with those navigating the impacts of trauma and all angles of addiction.  Working with individuals in recovery, along with their families and loved ones, is at the heart of her work.  In Latin, trauma means “wound,” and because of this, the human condition includes various levels of “wounding.”  


Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.

~John Paul Satre


Therapeutic change starts with building a relationship.  Danielle works to provide an inviting, relaxed environment where privacy and security are built upon to develop a foundation of trust and safety, paced to fit your needs.  She encourages and challenges her clients to discover their inner strengths, resources, and resilience. She works with clients to apply their strengths to create unique processes and develop steps toward achieving long-term change and increased adaptability. 


Danielle employs a trauma-informed, trauma-focused integrative approach including: CBT, EMDR, solution-focused therapy, Internal Family Systems, Gestalt Theory, and motivational interviewing.  Based on your individual set of strengths and circumstances, Danielle will work with you to move toward the changes you seek to apply to your life.

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Lisa Wilson, MS, LPC

Fully Trained EMDR Therapist

Licensed Professional Counselor  

Lisa Wilson is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who specializes in the treatment of trauma, women's issues, depression, anxiety, personality, and grief/loss. She has over 20 years of experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, and adults in a wide variety of settings. Her treatment approach is trauma-focused and incorporates evidence-based practices including EMDR, mindfulness, CBT, interpersonal therapy and trauma-focused CBT.

Lisa provides a gentle and supportive environment for clients to explore their feelings and work toward making positive changes. She believes that all clients have the ability to heal and grow. Within her practice, she focuses on creating an environment in which everyone feels safe, accepted, and empowered to explore and express what they want to express, in ways they feel comfortable expressing it (e.g., verbally and/or nonverbally - through play, writing, drawing, art, etc.).

 She is a graduate of Elizabethtown College with a bachelor's degree in Social Work. She completed her master's degree in Psychology from Penn State University. She has been an adjunct professor at CCAC.


Erin LaRue, MA, LPC

Fully Trained EMDR Therapist

Licensed Professional Counselor  

Erin is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling, specializing in youth. She believes that the therapeutic relationship is powerful and has the ability to create change, growth, and healing. Erin creates a calm space for clients to express themselves, learn new skills, find solutions, and receive support.

As a therapist, Erin has experience in working with children with severe behavioral disorders, and is passionate about helping children and their families develop healthier communication and coping methods. She also has worked extensively with children and adolescents with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, trauma, and grief. Using play, books, music, art, movement, and games, Erin can connect with children of all ages and individualize treatment accordingly. She also enjoys working with adults struggling with trauma, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and parenting stressors.

Erin believes that treatment is most successful when it is unique to the client. Therefore, she incorporates the most appropriate techniques for you, drawing from eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR), cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, play therapy, and person-centered therapy. Erin is ready to walk alongside you as you begin this valuable process.

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Brittani Williamson, MA, LPC
Partially Trained EMDR Therapist

Licensed Professional Counselor  

Britt is a Licensed Professional Counselor who holds a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Addictions. She recognizes the importance of establishing a strong and effective therapeutic relationship based on trust in order to provide a safe place for healing to occur. 

Britt has experience working with individuals with substance use disorders, dual diagnosis, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, women’s issues, and relationship issues. She has worked in a variety of different settings as a therapist, clinical manager, and clinical director. She is continually reminded of her motivation and passion for helping people to live life to its fullest, explore personal values, build self-esteem and self-love, and form healthy human connections.

Britt utilizes various modalities including motivational interviewing, EMDR, solution-focused, rational emotive behavior therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy, and overall, takes a strengths-based approach to therapy. She recognizes the importance of individualizing treatment for everyone she works with. Britt walks with clients on their journeys to wellness, remembering that “we’re all just walking each other home” (Ram Dass). 

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Karisa Mauthe Sévère, MA, LPC, NCC, CAADC
Fully Trained EMDR Therapist

Licensed Professional Counselor

Advanced Alcohol & Other Drugs Certified Counselor

National Certified Counselor

Karisa is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Addictions. She is a National Certified Counselor, an Advanced Alcohol and other Drugs Certified Counselor and is Fully Trained EMDR Therapist.

Karisa is passionate about being present in the moment while providing support for the client within the therapeutic process. She believes the authenticity of the therapeutic relationship is a source of strength for change, and she works to create an open and safe place for clients to express and connect with themselves.

Karisa sees the client as the expert of their life and offers different modalities to accompany clients on their life journeys.  Utilizing aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, dialectical behavior therapy, solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness with a trauma-informed, person-centered lens, she has helped those experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, difficulties in relationships, life transitions, substance use disorders, and dual diagnosis disorders.


Danielle Dawgiello, MS, MA, CRC, LPC
Partially Trained EMDR Therapist

Licensed Professional Counselor 

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor 

“Nothing is impossible; the word itself says ‘I’m possible.’”  -Audrey Hepburn

Danielle is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has master’s degrees in both Vocational Rehabilitation and Professional Counseling.  She believes that one’s full potential is based on a foundation of trust, support, creativity, and awareness of what brings out their best.  Danielle employs a trauma-informed approach to cognitive behavioral therapy, reality therapy, and person-centered therapy throughout the therapeutic alliance. 


Danielle has experience working with individuals with anxiety, ADHD, mood disorders, autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, trauma, and those struggling with self-esteem. She has also worked with children and their families as a mobile therapist and behavioral specialist for 4 years. Danielle has worked in the vocational rehabilitation field for 7 years and enjoys working with adults in finding the right career fit.  She is also trained in Applied Behavioral Analysis and is certified to complete functional behavioral assessments.

Danielle holds evening and weekend appointments for children, parents, families, and adults, ages 7+.  She is accepting telehealth and in-person clients and takes Highmark, UPMC,  self-pay clients only and offers a sliding scale fee structure to help accommodate each individual set of financial circumstances. Her main goal is getting services to those in need.

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Jessica Rumbaugh, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor  

Jessica is a board-certified Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in youth counseling.


Jessica takes joy in helping clients build lives worth living by breaking down large goals and barriers in life to make change more achievable. She values the effort a client makes in coming to treatment, and works to provide a therapeutic environment where clients can genuinely be themselves. Jessica recognizes the vulnerability one may experience in the therapeutic process, and works to provide treatment to her clients with a focus on dignity and respect.


Jessica uses an eclectic approach to offer different modalities to best aid clients with the challenges they are facing in that moment. This includes elements of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), solution-focused therapy, interpersonal social rhythms therapy (IPSRT), and mindfulness. Jessica emphasizes a strengths-based approach, utilizing a trauma-informed, person-centered lens. She has experience working with those facing challenges such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, interpersonal conflict, life transitions, grief, and dual diagnosis disorders.

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Mandy Geibel, MA, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

National Certified Counselor 

Mandy completed her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Slippery Rock University with a focus on addictions, and graduated from Penn State with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. Mandy has over a decade of experience working in the mental health field, including working with all aspects of substance use disorders.


Mandy has a variety of experiences working with trauma, domestic violence, self-harm, and sexual assault, and has worked in settings such as residential treatment, halfway houses, and outpatient treatment centers. As a therapist, Mandy strives to be a positive, consistent support who will meet you where you are, unconditionally. She is a warm, caring, compassionate, and understanding clinician.  She employs a strength-based, trauma-informed perspective, utilizing an integrative approach that is individualized for each client. 


Mandy mostly works with adults 18+, but also enjoys working with teens 15+.  Mandy is accepting telehealth clients only, takes Aetna, Cigna, Highmark, self-pay and offers a sliding scale fee structure to help accommodate each individual set of financial circumstances. 


Ariana Wood, MS

Partially Trained EMDR Therapist

Pre-licensed Professional Counselor  

Ariana specializes in adolescent and adult counseling for those coping with trauma, anxiety, parenting stress, cancer treatment or survivorship, and adult insecure attachment.  She has over 5 years of experience working in human services and received her Master of Science in Professional Counseling from Carlow University.  


Ariana believes everyone is shaped by their past, but the past can sometimes come to haunt you. Arriving at a place of peace often involves reprocessing those past painful memories and facing the negative messages that those experiences told you about yourself.  This is what Ariana facilitates in her work with her clients.


Ariana’s mission as a counselor is to meet you where you are, help you build up a toolbox of coping skills, and then venture into the journey of healing with you. She believes that every person possesses the ability to heal themselves with their own power, and that it is crucial that she, as a therapist, foster hope in healing.  Ariana utilizes cognitive therapy and EMDR therapy to help clients articulate their thoughts and core beliefs, but also employs attachment theory, cognitive processing therapy, and trauma-focused care to help her clients seek the changes they want in their lives.


Nicole Vozza, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor  

Nicole earned a Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Waynesburg University and a Bachelor degree at University of Pittsburgh in Psychology.


 Nicole’s therapeutic passions lie with Dual Diagnosis, and Trauma, working extensively with legal and illegal substances, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD and personality disorders. Additionally, their diverse background includes Severe mental health, Sex offender treatment, and Forensic/ Court ordered therapy.


With an approach that is trauma-informed with unconditional acceptance, Nicole cultivates a welcoming, trusting, and safe environment. This environment allows collaborative efforts, focusing on your needs, enhancing existing and gaining new coping skills to improve life's purpose and reduce stress.  


As no two individuals are the same, therefore, Nicole utilizes an eclectic therapeutic style, adapting to meet an individual’s life approach and needs. Included in their therapeutic catalog are Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Strength based approach,Solution-focused therapy, Reality Therapy, DBT, and CBT.

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Brittany Sanson, MS, LPC, NCC
Fully Trained EMDR Therapist

Licensed Professional Counselor  

National Certified Counselor

Brittany is a Licensed Professional Counselor who holds a Master of Science degree in Professional with a specialization in Addictions. To foster a therapeutic relationship, she will strive to create a relaxed space to explore your thoughts, emotions, relationships, and experiences. The core of my relational style is authentic and warm, and I will adapt to your personality and pace, so you feel supported rather than pushed. 

Brittany has experience working with individuals, couples and families dealing with; anxiety, depression, trauma, behavioral concerns, substance abuse, legal concerns, life transitions, relationship issues and women’s matters. 

Brittany has worked in a variety of different settings as; a case manager within the Allegheny County jail assisting inmates with counseling resources/referrals, a mental health therapist for methadone maintenance, therapist in a residential agency for children and adolescents between 7-18 years of age, clinical director for a residential agency for those with severe mental illness transitioning from state hospitals, a contracted assessor for the state working with individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities and a therapist in community mental health outpatient. 


Brittany strongly feels that helping people find their true self-actualization is her purpose in life and is constantly finding new opportunities to grow within the field to effectively impact her clients. Brittany works from a direct yet strength-based approach, focusing on the positive attributes and characteristics for each of her clients to establish realistic goals, develop healthy skills/behaviors and to promote self-acceptance and love. Her playful nature, sense of humor, and humility help clients of all ages feel comfortable and make the therapy experience as pleasurable as possible.

Brittany operates from a trauma and strength-based approach. She utilizes various modalities including CBT, DBT, Person-Centered Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, REBT, EMDR, and Behavioral Modifications. 


Bryanna Kort MS, LPC, NCC
Fully Trained EMDR Therapist

Licensed Professional Counselor

National Certified Counselor 

Bryanna obtained her Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Gannon University. Bryanna has 7 years of experience in the mental health field and has a strong interest in working with individuals, couples, and families.


Bryanna has a variety of experiences with adults and children with mental and behavioral issues. She also has experiences working with trauma and attachment, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders, relationships issues, family conflict, grief and loss, growing families, pregnancy and postpartum, marital and premarital issues, and parenting. Bryanna believes that healing comes from improving the relationships that exist in our lives and emphasizes the importance of having healthy relationships. 


Bryanna works with mostly adults 18+, couples, and families. She also enjoys working with children 8+, but is open to accepting younger children.


Jaclyn Wasco, M.Ed., MA, NCC
Partially Trained EMDR Therapist

Pre-licensed Professional Counselor

National Certified Counselor 

Over the past 8 years, Jaclyn has worked with children and young adults in a variety of settings.  She received her Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary English in 2014 from the University of Pittsburgh.  After teaching in Virginia and Pennsylvania, Jaclyn was drawn to working with students on their mental health and how it can affect other areas of life.  This led her earning her Master’s in School Counseling (K-12) in 2019 from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  She has had the opportunity to work with children and teens in both school and outpatient settings addressing anger management, social skills, coping skills, stress/anxiety, depression, ADHD and focus, and identity.  

Jaclyn predominantly uses person-centered, play and art therapy techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT).  Both of these methods serve to connect with the client in a safe and empathetic environment.  The goal of these therapeutic methods is to aid clients in recognizing their strengths and how thought patterns can impact behaviors, as well as identifying and practicing coping skills.

Jaclyn works with children 4+, teens, adults, and families.  Jaclyn is currently accepting new patients and accepts Highmark, Aetna and Cigna insurances, as well as a sliding self-pay scale.  She is available for both in-person and virtual therapy sessions.


Allison Kent, M.Ed, LCSW
Partially Trained EMDR Therapist

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Allison Kent is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing counseling and therapy for individuals, couples and families. Allison uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR and solution focused approaches in working with clients. Allison believes that people are more motivated to change when they understand themselves and others better. Developing a deeper understanding of ourselves makes it easier to set boundaries, negotiate shared needs, and create healthy, balanced lives. 


Allison’s area of focus includes parenting, sexuality, intimacy, healing trust and navigating challenging life changes. Allison has worked with people who are non monogamous/poly, blended families, co-parents, LGBTQIA, single parents by choice, people who have experienced foster care and adoption, as well as those struggling with substance use, or experiencing challenges due to childhood trauma. 


Allison has been working in private practice since 2019, prior to which she has worked in the nonprofit sector, Child Protective Services, and in college & university settings. Allison completed her Master’s in Social Welfare from University of California, Los Angeles; Master of Education from University of Pittsburgh and her undergraduate degree in Sociology from California State University, Northridge. Allison is originally from Los Angeles, California but has lived in Pittsburgh with her family (and three cats) for over a decade.


Katelyn Jakubovic, MA, NCC, LPC, C-DBT, TF-CBT
Certified EMDR Therapist

National Certified Counselor

Licensed Professional Counselor

DBT Certified Therapist

TF-CBT Certified Therapist

Katelyn is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling. She is a National Certified Counselor, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Certified Therapist, DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) Certified Therapist, and TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) Certified Therapist. Katelyn is also trained in Parts Work and Brainspotting.


Katelyn has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults, particularly concerning trauma, anxiety, grief/loss, depression, dissociative disorders, personality disorders, and mood disorders, through inpatient psychiatric, residential, partial-hospitalization, community-based, corrections, and outpatient settings. She believes that much of our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors stem from parental figures and relationships, childhood experiences, significant life events, as well as responses to the here and now. She offers you the opportunity to explore relationship dynamics, behavioral patterns, and life circumstances which may have left you feeling as though you have an unhealed wound. Her top priority is to provide a safe environment to establish trust and to process that which does not feel safe otherwise.


Her treatment approach largely focuses on a well-crafted combination of attachment-focused, mindfulness, ego state, somatic, psychodynamic, and skill-based strategies, while offering a strength-based, empathic, and collaborative environment. Katelyn is primarily telehealth, offering evening and weekend appointments for clients ages 12+ and accepting Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Optum, United, UPMC, Medicaid, self-pay, and sliding scale.

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Starlene Delp, MA, LPC
Partially Trained EMDR Therapist

Licensed Professional Counselor  

Starlene holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University and a Bachelor's of Science in Human Services from Geneva College.. Starlene’s experience includes two decades of working in the human service field with clients from diverse backgrounds in multiple capacities.


As a mental health clinician she has assisted clients in stabilization and community integration. Starlene employs a person centered approach using Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) with clients to guide her therapeutic approach to counseling. 


Starlene primarily works with adults 18+ but also see adolescents on a case by case basis.  She currently has in person options and telehealth options available and accepts Aetna, Highmark, and Cigna insurance, along with self-pay and some sliding-scale options.


David Spence, M.S. Ed.

Pre-licensed Professional Counselor  

Dave seeks to walk alongside clients in their journey as they endeavor to overcome the obstacles and challenges that they are facing. He works to help clients to more clearly view the choices in front of them as they grow in their awareness regarding which choice best fits their goals. Beginning a two-year training program through the Gestalt Institute of Pittsburgh in September of 2021, he is passionate about continuing to integrate a more Gestalt approach into the foundation of his work as he learns. Dave also has eight years of training and practice with Eco-Systemic Structural Family Therapy which he draws from regularly in his work, and includes significant use of Person-Centered Therapy techniques as well. He can incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, while the lens these things are viewed from has changed for him due to the current training program he is in. He believes the world would be a better place if everyone were to read Man’s Search for Meaning, written by his hero in the field, Viktor Frankl.


Dave has experience working with individuals, families, and couples. When working with individuals, he typically finds that his style connects best with adults, while it can often work just as well with teenagers 14 and up. So far in his career, Dave has the most experience and comfort working with people facing concerns that include trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, grief, significant life transitions, spirituality, self-esteem, identity, parenting, and relationship conflicts. He is very enthusiastic about the things he enjoys in life so clients meeting with him may benefit from preparing themselves to hear about concepts and references related to psychology, philosophy, gaming, comics, music, and tv shows from time to time. 


David currently has in person options and telehealth options available and accepts Aetna, Highmark, and Cigna insurance, along with self-pay and some sliding-scale options.

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Paige Malnofsky, MS, LPC NCC
Partially Trained EMDR Therapist

Licensed Professional Counselor

National Certified Counselor 

Paige obtained a Master of Science degree in clinical mental health counseling from Duquesne University and has experience in the mental health field across various settings including residential treatment facilities, inpatient hospitalization programs, methadone clinics, and private practice. Paige has a strong interest and desire to work with individual adolescents, children, and young to middle aged adults, along with couples.


Paige has experience working with children/adolescents with severe/mild trauma as well as attachment issues, various behavioral concerns, and those that are on the spectrum. She also has experience working with depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, and self esteem.


Paige often uses cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused, and a strength based approach to individualize each client’s treatment and works with children  


Chelsey Naum Purpura, MS, LPC
Fully Trained EMDR Therapist

Licensed Professional Counselor

Chelsey Naum Purpura received her Bachelor’s in Psychology at West Virginia University and her Masters in Counseling Psychology at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA.. She is licensed as a Professional Counselor and has worked with children, adolescents, and adults. Throughout her work as a counselor, she has gained experience in working with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, domestic violence, and grief and loss.  


It was due to working with clients who have experienced domestic violence and abuse that she found a passion for helping individuals heal from trauma. With this passion, she became trained in EMDR therapy. She believes that everyone has the capacity to heal, grow and gravitate towards the changes that they want for themselves and she is determined to help them do so. 


She meets every client where they are with her person-centered/client focused approach and also focuses on teaching clients the tools they can use to not only empower themselves but also to enhance quality of life and overall mental wellness.


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Jessica Navarro, MS

Pre-licensed Professional Counselor  

Jessica earned a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Duquesne University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Carlow University. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and their families within a social work setting, addressing anger management, parenting approaches, anxiety, stress management, and life transitions. 


Jessica uses an eclectic approach drawing from different methods to best meet each client’s needs. Some of these methods include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. Jessica takes on a strength based and trauma informed perspective in helping clients work through challenges towards their goals.  Jessica believes that while she provides an empathic and supportive environment, the client holds all the answers to creating their desired life and therefore is the driving force behind their successes in treatment. 


Jessica works with adolescents 14 years or older and adults, offering telehealth and in person sessions. She is currently accepting new clients and accepts Aetna, Cigna, and Highmark insurances as well as a sliding self-pay scale.  

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Megan Berringer, LSW

Licensed Social Worker

Megan (she/her) is a licensed social worker (LSW) who will complete her LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) in March 2023. 


Megan enjoys work with clients who have perinatal/postpartum mood disorders, personality disorders, and is especially passionate about those who identify as queer and gender diverse. Her therapeutic style is eclectic as she strives to be anti-racist, gender-affirming and fat-positive.  Megan comes from a case management background in forensic, medical and psychiatric settings.


Megan’s approach to counseling is informed by humanistic, existential and social justice perspectives. She understands therapy as a relationship with its own imperfections. She is committed to radical empathy and does not believe it is possible to be “nonjudgmental,” rather that we each have unique stories and experiences that inform our perceptions. Megan recognizes that reality holds multiple truths that require multiple ways of understanding and coping. 


Megan sees clients ages 14+ and is available for evening and weekend appointments, accepting Aetna, Highmark, Cigna, Self-pay & Sliding-scale clients. 


Dee Strickland, MS
Partially Trained EMDR Therapist

Pre-licensed Professional Counselor  

Dee has worked in the mental health field for over 30 years. She received her master’s degree in community agency counseling from California University of Pennsylvania, her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Mercyhurst College, and served in the U.S. Army as a medical service commander for 12 years. She is currently enrolled in the Doctorate of Criminal Justice program through Liberty University. She is certified in Choice Theory/Reality Therapy.  Dee works best with families, couples, and individuals ages 4+. 


Dee has experience working in a multitude of therapeutic environments, including: residential treatment, foster care, community outpatient clinic, partial school, wraparound, the city welfare department, and the Allegheny County Jail. 


Dee specializes in working with individuals that have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, intellectual disabilities, PTSD, and multiple mood and anxiety disorders. She focuses on utilizing CBT, DBT, EMDR, and ACT techniques to improve the emotional and mental welfare of her clients. She also employs solution-focused therapy, internal family systems therapy, behavior management, and play therapy for kids. 

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Samantha Bohr, LPC, CAADC, CCTP
Partially Trained EMDR Therapist

Licensed Professional Counselor  

Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

Samantha is a board-certified Licensed Professional Counselor who earned a double Master of Arts degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Clinical Addictions Counseling.


Samantha is motivated to help adults, adolescents, families and couples identify and progress towards personal change to provide a more fulfilling and positive life experience.  She understands the apprehension that some may have of beginning therapy and places the utmost priority in providing a safe, validating and comfortable environment where together, you will attain your highest personal potential.  


Samantha is very eclectic in her approach by providing different modalities to best support our individuals with their challenges in life. These modalities include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), eye movement desensitization & reprocessing (EMDR), solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, and utilizes a client centered approach. Samantha practices trauma informed, evidence based care and focuses on strength based counseling. She has experience working with adults and adolescents facing many different challenges, not limited too, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, interpersonal conflict, dual diagnosis, and many substance use disorders.  

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James Barum, LSW
Partially Trained EMDR Therapist

Licensed Social Worker

James is a Pennsylvania state-licensed social worker who earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pittsburgh  in 2015. He has spent over 7 years in the human services field where he has learned the value of addressing difficult issues head on and gained the conviction that there is nothing wrong with us that cannot be cured by what is right with us. 

James has experience working in hospital, outpatient, and correctional settings and believes in "holding space" for adults 18+ from any walk of life. He specializes in working with mood disorders, trauma, drug & alcohol use, grief/loss, co-dependency, low self-esteem, life transitions (going to college, changing jobs, etc.), spiritual/religious concerns, and the general sense that "something ain't right" with one's life. 

James is eclectic in his approach to treatment and utilizes approaches from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Twelve-Step Facilitation (TSF), and an overall "harm reduction" approach to dealing with challenges. 


Shannon Dering, LPC
Partially Trained EMDR Therapist

Licensed Professional Counselor

Shannon is a Pennsylvania Licensed Professional Counselor who earned a Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree from Geneva College in 2016. She has spent 8 years in the field working with children, adolescents, families and adults in a variety of settings, including inpatient acute hospitalization and outpatient mental health. Through her work as a counselor, she has gained

experience in working with individuals with anxiety, depression, those on the spectrum, ADHD, anger management, bipolar, self-esteem concerns, grief and loss, and PTSD.


She recognizes that everyone is an individual and uses an eclectic, client led approach to therapy. Treatment modalities that Shannon often utilizes include but are not limited to: Person-Centered, CBT, DBT, EMDR, Strength Based and Motivational Interviewing. Shannon will also be completing her EMDR training this year.


She believes that the relationship between client and therapist is sacred and pulls from the teachings of Dr. Irvin Yalom, noting “I prefer to think of my patients and myself as fellow travelers, a term that abolishes distinctions between “them” (the afflicted) and “us” (the healers). ... We are all in this together, and there is no therapist and no person immune to the inherent tragedies of existence” Shannon will walk with each client on their journey, providing unconditional support, encouragement and empathy. She strives to create an environment where clients feel safe, heard, and empowered to live to their full potential.


Lisa Hoffman LSW, CAADC, CRS, CTP

Licensed Social Worker

Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor

Certified Recovery Specialist

Certified Trauma Professional

Lisa is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) who will complete her LCSW in 2024; she earned her Master’s in Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh, where she also became certified in Mental Health.  Lisa also carries Pennsylvania Certification Board credentials as a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Certified Recovery Specialist.  Lisa is also a Certified Trauma Professional.  Lisa has worked in the field of human services for over 10 years, with an eclectic background in practice, including individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder, PTSD, co-occurring or dual disorders, among others.


Lisa most enjoys working with individuals with substance use disorders, as well as adolescents, adults, and couples with various concerns, aiming to improve overall quality of life across all systems.  Lisa specializes in trauma, relationships, fertility issues, attachment wounds, and codependency, and utilizes a conversational approach to therapy.  Some of Lisa’s favorite treatment modalities include Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), the Gottman method, Twelve Step Facilitation (TSF), Mindfulness, person-centered therapies, and Motivational Interviewing.  Lisa is also supportive of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Lisa deeply believes in building therapeutic relationships on safety, trust, and unconditional positive regard.  She focuses on meeting the client where they are, at their own pace, while providing encouragement and supportive challenges in a secure environment.  She also believes that the client is the expert on self, and maintains curiosity about each person’s individual experiences and reality.  Lisa will work with you to recognize and develop your own goals, and will assist you in aligning with your best self.


Mikayla Bogaski, MS
Partially Trained EMDR Therapist

Pre-licensed Professional Counselor  

Mikayla has a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Duquesne University and has experience working with children and their families addressing emotion regulation, parenting approaches, anxiety, stress management, life transitions, executive functioning problems, and attachment issues. She uses an eclectic approach to counseling, drawing from different theories to best meet each individual client’s needs. The main approaches she draws from are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution Focused Therapy, and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. 

Mikayla has a special interest in working with adolescents and young to middle aged adults.  She believes in meeting clients where they are at and drawing from their strengths to help them create meaningful connections between their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. She believes that growth and positive change comes from the exploration and incorporation of all parts of the self. 

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Courtney Milstead, MA
Partially Trained EMDR Therapist

Pre-licensed Professional Counselor  


Courtney has a Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health experience working with adults of all backgrounds in both an individual and group setting.  She has experience working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief, and issues surrounding identity and acceptance. 


Based in a psychodynamic & EMDR approaches, Courtney works with clients who are interested in exploring how their childhood and past experiences have shaped their current engagement with the world around them. She adjusts her client-centered, trauma-informed approa