MEET OUR TEAM

Danielle Vogan MA, LPC, NCC

Certified EMDR Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

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 Moon Township community, and for extending the fight against stigma around trauma 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, 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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Mallory Williams, MA, LPC, PMH-C, CAADC

Partially Trained EMDR Therapist

Licensed Professional Counselor

Mallory specializes in maternal mental Health and couples therapy.  Her main goals are to help her clients achieve a sense of control over self, life, their choices, and their relationships. Often, people come to therapy when they feel dissatisfied with some or all areas of their lives, struggling to figure out why or what to do about it. Mallory works with individuals and couples to rebuild their relationships after disconnect with self and/or others. 

 

Some of the topics Mallory specializes in are communication breakdowns, marital differences, feeling disconnected, life transitions, infertility, perinatal loss, and postpartum depression/anxiety.  Mallory works with parents and hopeful parents to build the skills necessary to thrive individually, as well as within the family unit.

Mallory is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of PA. She uses EMDR, motivational interviewing, Gottman and cognitive behavioral therapy to help her clients achieve the changes they seek.  Through empathic listening, warmth, humor, and genuine engagement, Mallory helps people gain insight into their unique ways of thinking and operating. Therapy is hard work, but worth the investment!

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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.

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). 

Karisa Mauthe, MA, LPC

Partially Trained EMDR Therapist

Licensed Professional 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 and an Advanced Alcohol and other Drugs Certified Counselor.

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.

Jodie McGovern, MA, LPC  RYT 200

Certified EMDR Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Licensed Professional Counselor  

Jodie is a Licensed Professional Counselor who holds a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology, is fully trained in EMDR therapy, and is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance.  Her therapeutic approach emphasizes empowerment, emotional regulation, and the brain/body connection.  She incorporates the use of mindfulness, grounding, yoga, breathwork, and meditation.  

Her experience includes working with diverse populations throughout the United States and abroad. She is highly skilled in working with trauma, including extensive experience in intimate partner violence, childhood trauma, intergenerational trauma, codependency, and sexual assault.   Jodie works with clients to build a safe enough therapeutic relationship in which the client feels empowered and is encouraged to explore strengths and move toward creating patterns of wellness and self-love. 

Jodie primarily practices EMDR, and is influenced by attachment theory, humanistic psychology, feminist therapy, Internal Family Systems (parts work), and Buddhist philosophies. 

Danielle Dawgiello, MS, MA, CRC, LPC

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.

Emily Belsito, MA, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor  

National Certified Counselor

Emily is a National Certified Counselor and holds a Master of Arts degree in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling. She believes in the power of the therapeutic relationship and the change that can occur by creating a meaningful connection in the first session with a client. Emily establishes an inviting, trusting, and comfortable environment from the first session, and ensures each client’s treatment is individualized every step of the way. She believes that the therapeutic relationship is a collaborative effort, and she takes clients’ concerns and input seriously, as the client is the only expert in their own life. 

 

Emily specializes in creating healthy boundaries among couples and individuals, effective communication skills, and identifying negative self-beliefs that may impact individuals’ abilities to effectively communicate and interact with others. Emily also specializes in maternal mental health addressing grief and loss, complicated and complex pregnancies, postpartum depression and anxiety, and transitioning into parenthood. Along with these specialties, Emily has extensive experience in working with individuals ages 7 through adulthood with depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. 

 

Emily employs an integrated approach to therapy that is individualized to each client’s specific needs. She approaches therapy with a person-centered foundation and a trauma-focused lens, and integrates cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and is certified as a Level 1 Gottman therapist for couples. Emily believes that everyone has the ability to live the life they want, and will individualize therapy to give each individual the chance to do just that.  Emily has evening and weekend appointments available.

Jessica Rumbaugh, MA, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor  

National Certified 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.

Mandy Geibel, MA, NCC

Pre-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 9 years of experience working in the mental health field, as well as 4 years of experience 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, 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.

Sydney Stephenson, MSPC

Offers Animal Assisted Play Therapy®

Drum Circle Facilitator

Pre-licensed Professional Counselor  

“When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower,” Alexander den Heijer. Many factors can bring people to seek therapy, so Sydney helps clients understand the different influences that have led to their concerns. This is important in order for therapy to be truly nonjudgmental. As the Sanctuary model says, asking, "What has happened to you?" not, "What is wrong with you?" is the first step toward healing, and Sydney believes it is the essence of counseling.


Sydney received her master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Carlow University in 2018. She has worked in the human services field for over ten years and spent the majority of her career serving children and families who experienced various types of trauma. From her roles as an AmeriCorps KEYS volunteer, a behavioral specialist for IBHS, an adoption caseworker for Children and Youth Services, and a youth counselor at a domestic violence center, Sydney has a wide range of experience she draws on to better serve her clients. She has also worked with children from birth to age five at an early learning center where she helped create trauma-informed classrooms and provide training to staff about positive support strategies. Although birth to five is her favorite age to work with, as a neurodivergent person herself, Sydney also has a passion for advocating about issues affecting autistic and ADHD women and girls. She specializes in empowering clients to embrace the unique ways their brains work so they can live up to their full potential, whatever that means for them - not what others may have told them they should or could be. Sydney further enjoys helping LGBTQIA+ and polyamorous/ethically non-monogamous individuals and couples explore their identity and work on communication, intimacy, and healthy boundaries.   


Sydney utilizes a variety of methods to provide a trauma-informed integrative approach that fits each client’s individual needs, such as animal assisted therapy, filial therapy, geek therapy, sandtray therapy, therapeutic drum circles, and expressive arts. In a typical session, you can expect to cry and laugh, and it’s always about process, never perfection. Change isn’t easy and doesn't happen overnight, but if any part of this speaks to you, then you are encouraged to reach out today to schedule an appointment. After all, “Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” – Brene Brown  

Jamie Parker, MA, LBS

Licensed Behavior Specialist

Pre-licensed Professional Counselor  

Jamie has over 15 years of experience working in community mental health, including working with families, individuals, and couples, as well as several years working in crisis services and support. Jamie is a Licensed Behavior Specialist and is also currently working on her professional counseling license. She has her Masters of Arts degree in Community Counseling from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and graduated from Penn State with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology.  

 

As a therapist, Jamie has experience working with families and children, using family therapy techniques to increase communication, build connection, and foster growth and development within family systems. Jamie uses play, bibliotherapy, music, and games to connect with children, adolescents, and families. Jamie also enjoys working with adults to help navigate the challenges and stressors in their daily lives, as well as with couples, to increase coping skills, increase communication, and build connection. Her background in crisis has helped her to remain a calm, caring, clinician, ready to face any challenge.

 

Jamie believes in the power of the therapeutic relationship and will help you see your strengths, offer support, and unconditional positive regard, while using techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered, and solution-focused treatment. Jamie will help you create your goals and will provide individualized services and treatment.

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.

Lisa Wilson, MS, LPC

Fully Trained EMDR Therapist

Licensed Professional Counselor  (Beaver Location)

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 15 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.