Community Access Center (CAC)

Our directory was designed to highlight local clinicians and mental health practices, providing easy access to their contact information. Black Therapists of Central PA administrators celebrate professional individuality we do not schedule on behalf of clinicians. Each provider's contact information is linked to their profile below.

To locate and vet clinicians, we utilize a three-point-contact system to connect with identified clinicians in our service area.

  1. Mail-chimp letter with provider information form sent to their email address. 
  2. Formal letter sent to clinicians' business address. 
  3. Phone calls to identified clinicians.

We continue to grow; this is by no means an exhaustive list, but it indicates available supportive providers. If a provider is not listed here, some reasons include they may choose to be a member of our private clinicians' group only, unaware, or finally prefer not to be listed or participate we respect their wishes and celebrate the work they do to contribute to our community.  

Black Therapists of Central PA vets clinicians presented on our website. Furthermore, Black Therapists of Central PA does not endorse clinicians we reserve the right to remove any clinician proven to engage in misconduct and accept no responsibility for their wrongdoing.

  • Amber Smith-Laventure, LCSW
    Licensed Clinician
    Founder & CEO

    Amber is the founder and CEO of Melanated Healing, LLC. As a compassionate and dedicated PA Licensed Clinical Social Worker from Philadelphia, PA, she brings a wealth of experience to her practice. Amber's journey began at the University of Pennsylvania, where she obtained her Master's in Social Work in 2019. Prior to that, she earned her Bachelor's in Psychology from Chestnut Hill College in 2015.

    Currently, Amber provides invaluable outpatient mental health services to children, adolescents, and families through the convenience of telehealth. Her versatility shines through the fact that she has worked across various settings, including residential facilities, schools, hospitals, and community mental health agencies. Through her empathetic and empowering approach, Amber helps individuals and families recognize and harness their strengths and vulnerabilities, supporting them as they navigate life's countless obstacles.

    When it comes to her personal time, Amber enjoys indulging in a binge-worthy series on Netflix and traveling in search of delectable dishes. It is evident that providing trauma-informed therapy, grounded in decolonized practices, is Amber's true calling. She places great emphasis on building a nurturing therapeutic relationship, employing an array of effective techniques such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), art therapy, music therapy, movement therapy, and more.

    Amber continuously expands her clinical skills. Her enthusiasm to accompany and guide individuals on their healing journeys is palpable, always tailoring her approach to align with their personal goals and desired pace. Your well-being is her priority, and she is ready to walk alongside you as you embark on the transformative path of healing.


  • Iris Bowen, LCSW
    Outpatient Psychotherapy

    Therapy can be such an overwhelming process to get started with, especially when you may also be struggling with ADHD, trauma symptoms, or anxiety that make everyday tasks feel monumental. For marginalized people in particular, feeling safe and truly seen by their therapist may be particularly challenging. As a Black, queer, neurodivergent therapist with 10 years experience, my approach is relational, strengths-based, person-centered, affirming, and anti-oppressive. Together we'll implement accessible, functional strategies to help you close the gap between the life you're living and the life you envision for yourself.

    Utilizing cognitive and somatic techniques from modalities such as EMDR, ACT, Brainspotting, and IFS, I can assist in breaking cycles of harm you may feel trapped in. If you find yourself stuck in fight-or-flight mode, have trouble identifying your needs, or if you're just tired of struggling with your anxiety: You are NOT alone, and change is possible.

    Shoutout to you for making moves to heal! Let's continue that work together by examining how to create a vibrant, meaningful, value-aligned life. A life where you harness the vitality to stand in your power, the stamina to maintain boundaries that support thriving rather than just surviving, and the courage to show up as your authentic self. You deserve it.

     Iris Bowen now for a free 15 minute consultation

    Connect with Iris Bowen https://www.welcomewellbeing.o...

  • Alisha Coffey, LPC
    Licensed Clinician
    Outpatient Psychotherapy

    HI! I am Alisha Coffey and I am passionate about helping others navigate their life path. I’ve had ten years of learning experiences with diverse demographics working to empower and advocate through mental health systems. My therapeutic approach is client-centered, specific to your life circumstance. I look forward to best meets your needs.

  • Claudette Guider, LPC
    Blue Reign Therapeutic Services, LLC
    Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

    Hello and Welcome! Are you struggling with showing yourself self-compassion? Are you ready to regain your spark and power? Are you a domestic violence survivor or struggling to get out of an unhealthy relationship? Are you ready to start your journey to Self-Love? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, than you are in the right place! For the past 15 years, as a Mental Health Therapist, I have been working with adolescents and adults that struggle with symptoms of trauma such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, loss of sense 'Who I am', low self-worth, and mistrust by helping them find their purpose and their 'WHY'.

  • Yvette D. Bailey, LCSW, MSW
    Empowered Visionaries
    Psychotherapist, Life Coach, Motivational Speaker, Empowerment Specialist

    Are you new or returning back to therapy? I'm Yvette, and I want to help you with your therapeutic journey. I work with BIPOC adults who now decided to make their mental health and personal goals a priority. I consider myself your personal Navigator during your mental health journey by providing clinical feedback, trust, active listening, personal accountability, and homework to help you reach your therapeutic goals. Life Coaching is also available for those who want to work on short term goals, accountability, and their personal development.

    With over 15 years of experience, I offer a variety of therapeutic interventions to assist you with your goals that range from strength based, motivational interviewing, solution focused, and client centered therapy. All of these interventions are designed to help you feel supported and empowered during your sessions.

    I offer a brief consultation before our initial session to answer any questions you may have, and to assure I am the right therapist for you. I understand finding a therapist can be a frustrating task so allow me to assist you with this process today. I look forward to hearing from you. https://www.empoweredvisionari...

  • Duronn Stern, LCSW
    Collaborative Mental Wellness
    Licensed Clinical Social Worker

    Dealing with life can be difficult. Creating a pathway towards change to improve your life sometimes requires help without the fear of being judged. Allow me to build with you a trustworthy, confidential, and therapeutic alliance. Together we can navigate issues and/or concerns that prevent you from fully thriving. Whether it be an obstacle you are currently facing, or past trauma, together we can do the work to help reposition you to reach your full potential. I know how important it is to be heard, understood, and accepted.

    I work with adolescents, adults, and families. I am passionate about helping others overcome roadblocks to attain the skills necessary to be successful at life. I use evidenced-based client specific interventions to explore, empower, and educate specific to your needs.
    Take a chance on yourself! Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have. I accept several major insurance companies and offer self-pay options for those individuals without sufficient insurance coverage. Evening and weekend appointments are available. I look forward to hearing from you. http://www.collaborativemental...

  • Taylor Waters, LCSW
    Collaborative Mental Wellness
    Licensed Clinical Social Worker

    My name is Taylor Waters and I am a compassionate and dedicated youth and adolescent therapist committed to guiding young minds through their unique journey. With a background of working with at-risk-youth and a specialization in working with individuals aged 8 to 18, I bring a unique blend of expertise and empathy. My warm and non-judgmental approach creates a safe space where youth and adolescents can explore their thoughts and feelings, fostering trust and open communication.

    I tailor my therapeutic interventions to meet the specific needs of each individual, recognizing the diverse challenges that arise during youth and adolescent years. Drawing from evidence-based modalities, I help my clients navigate issues like emotional intelligence, identity development, peer relationships, academic stress, and family dynamics.

    With a genuine passion for understanding the unique struggles faced by today's youth, I stay abreast of the latest research, technology, and trends. I invite parents and guardians to take the first step towards supporting their child's mental well-being by scheduling a free, 15-minute video consultation. An appointment can be scheduled from our website http://www.collaborativemental...

  • Kiana Wilbern, LSW, MSW
    Collaborative Mental Wellness
    Outpatient Psychotherapy

    When you help someone, you help everyone. Can I help you? If you are struggling with managing your thoughts, feelings, and/or emotions in your day to day, I can assist you. It’s my goal as your therapist to help YOU be your best version of YOU. Let’s discuss how!

    I have over 15 years of experience working with children & adults in their most vulnerable times. I have experience with formerly incarcerated individuals working to successfully integrate back into the community. Whether your struggles are from recent changes or past trauma, I am here to help you learn how to positively cope as you journey through life!

    If you’re looking for someone to provide a safe and non-judgemental space to help you set attainable goals, track your progress on goals, keep you motivated to accomplish those goals, and cheer you on at the finish line, let’s chat. Feel free to contact me to schedule a free, 15-minute video consultation so that we can discuss your concerns.http://www.collaborativemental...

  • Alaysha M Cheeks, LCSW
    Collaborative Mental Wellness
    Licensed Clinical Social Worker

    Alaysha M. Rector, MSW, LCSW, is joining Collaborative Mental Wellness as our new Clinical Director. With a background in forensic social work, family systems, and education, Alaysha is passionate about supporting clients and practitioners in their journey towards skill building and optimal wellness. 

    Alaysha is skilled in utilizing various therapeutic modalities which incorporate the principles of person-centered therapy which views the client as the expert in their own lives, as Alaysha believes each individual should be the driver throughout their personal journey. http://www.collaborativemental...

  • Grace Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
    Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

    Accepting new patients for medication management and psychiatric evaluations for Pennsylvania residents! Free consultations prior to appointments. Have you been feeling stressed, anxious, sad, or overwhelmed? Are some days extremely harder than others and you lack motivation? Do you sleep by tossing and turning all night? At Bright Mind Wellness, we provide psychiatric evaluations and medication management. Our focus is the Mind, Body, and Spirit collectively.

    At Bright Mind Wellness, we provide integrative holistic care to individuals battling with Mental and Behavioral Health issues. We understand when dealing with issues such as Bipolar, Insomnia, Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD it can be a struggle daily. We are here to walk with you on your journey towards healing. We know that each individual deals with these.

    You're not in this alone. Brightmind Wellness along with other organizations are here to help you.

  • Tremayne Jones, LPC, CCTP, CDBT
    Licensed Professional Counselor

    Overthinking. Thoughts of doom and gloom. Past Trauma that is hovering over you like a dark cloud. Too scared or anxious to make that next move. That’s what lead you here. Well looking at this profile is the first step to living a life worth living. But first, 2 things that you should know: you are not alone, and there is help available.

    Marcus Buckingham says: “The best way to find out whether you’re on the right path? Stop looking at the path.” It’s easy to lose focus on the most important things by extreme worry. But the goal of therapy is to help navigate those paths with a clear mind. Don’t be paralyzed by fear. You’ve already made it this far. Let me help you help yourself.
    Who am I? And how can I help you? I’m glad you asked! I’ve worked with hundreds of families and children during my 18 yr career. I’m a certified trauma professional, and also certified in DBT. My approach is client-centered and we will develop an individualized treatment plan to reach your goals. Click on the website button to schedule 15 min. consult https://betterviewcounseling.c...

  • Nakeesha Kenney-Futrell, LCSW
    Elevated Mental Health Services LLC
    Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW

    We are dedicated to thoughtfully serving your unmet mental health needs. We help disrupt any fears or stigmas in seeking care. Ignoring ones MH needs can lead to many unfortunate and unnecessary issues related to employment, relationships, and general uncertainty about your future. Whether you’re a parent dealing with stress from a child's behavior, someone struggling with anxiety or depression, or you’ve recently suffered a loss, we are prepared to support you. We welcome clients who have the desire to be 'Elevated'. That means you want to move forward eliminate problems/negative behaviors, and be Free from the weight of stress.

    I have worked in the field of social work for over 13 years and had the pleasure of serving very unique populations. My experience has created a uniqueness in my ability to support my clients with diverse needs. I specialize in grief/loss, childhood issues including problem behaviors and ASD, managing anxiety/depression, and trauma to name a few.
    Please if you are in need of support don't hesitate to contact me directly. I'm happy to offer free consultation sessions if requested. I believe the therapeutic relationship is essential for Elevation.

  • Dr. Latinia Shell, E.dD, LPC, NCC, CCMHC, ACS
    Therapist/Owner - Diversity Works, LLC

    My name is Dr. Latinia Shell and I earned both my Bachelors in Psychology and Masters Degree in Counselor Education from Millersville University, Millersville, PA. I earned my Doctoral Degree in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University, Sarasota, FL. I am licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor by the State Board of PA; Nationally Certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors as a National Certified Counselor, and Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor; Nationally Certified by the Center for Credentialing & Education as an Approved Clinical Supervisor.

    I provide individual therapy for adolescents, teens, adults. In addition, I provide couples, family, and group therapy. Through a highly personalized approach tailored to each client's individual needs, I assist clients in identifying limiting beliefs and outmoded coping mechanisms that may be standing in the way. I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues. Services provided span from therapy for depression and anxiety to grief counseling, relationship issues, work and career issues, anger management and beyond. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I hope to help clients attain the personal growth they're striving for.

    My research and professional counseling specialty emphasizes cultural and diversity related therapy topics including race related stress, racial cultural identity development, gender identity, religion, socioeconomic status, physical ability, sexual identity, ageism, etc. All of these topics can be explored as they pertain to one's self and others.

    In addition to counseling services, I also provide consultations, training and presentations pertaining to Mental Health, Wellness, and Multicultural Counseling, as well as celebrating Diversity in the workplace and/or in the school setting. Additionally, I provide supervision to Masters/Doctoral level clinicians who are interested in obtaining their PA state license and/or National Certification

  • Todd Henley, MS, MA, BS
    Pre-Licensed Clinician - Diversityworks,LLC

    Todd is a counselor at DiversityWorks. He is certified in Generational Trauma, Sex Addiction Therapy, Prepare-Enrich Pre-Marital and Marital Counseling, and a Trauma Healing Facilitator. He is the North Atlantic Regional Representative for the 10 north eastern states, Europe, and Puerto Rico. Todd holds a bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Studies, Master’s in Leadership Development, and a Master’s in Counseling.

  • Tiara Gibson, BS
    Pre-Licensed Clinician - Diversityworks,LLC

    My name is Tiara Gibson, and I earned a Bachelors in Psychology and Clinical Counseling from Lincoln University. I am currently enrolled at Grand Canyon University for a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have experience in working with a diverse population including individuals with mental health, intellectual disabilities, homeless population, as well as domestic violence and human trafficking victims. I am passionate about helping individuals through all walks of life, especially those who have faced trauma. Initially I dreamed of becoming a Forensic Psychologist, but throughout the years my passion has led me into the field of mental health counseling. Through my experience, I noticed the need and desire for individuals to obtain counseling. In my opinion counseling is a way to express ourselves to assist in preventing or resolving issues. My goal is to allow my passion to serve as the passageway to freeing others from their difficulties. I look forward to having the opportunity to build professional relationships and advancing my knowledge in the field of counseling.

  • Ricky Tyson, BS
    Pre-Licensed Clinician - Diversityworks,LLC

    My name is Ricky Tyson, and I earned a bachelor's degree in human services from Post University with a concentration in substance use disorders. I am currently a graduate student at Post University in the process of completing a master's degree in counseling. I am presently interning at Diversity Works C.S.C.T. LLC under the supervision of Dr. Latinia Shell. I am available for substance use counseling, couples counseling, depression counseling, PTSD counseling, mental health counseling and counseling for veterans. 

  • Dr.
    Taunya Marie Tinsley, Ph.D., DMin., LPC, NCC
    Transitions Counseling Service LLC

    I provide individual and group counseling services as well as educational programs across the life span. I operate from an existential, humanistic, person-centered philosophy that emphasizes meaning in one's life, self-actualization, responsibility, and relationships. I view counseling from a tripartite approach where I assist my clients with self-awareness, gaining knowledge, and developing strategies to manage effectively and successfully the various transitions they are experiencing in their lives. I employ my diverse training and integrate a multiplicity of therapeutic interventions that yield optimum results for the individual.

    My specialty areas of practice include: include adolescent and adult development, sports counseling, spiritual and Christian interventions in counseling, multicultural issues in counseling, and multicultural training and development. I also now provide HIPAA Compliant Telehealth Counseling. I now have interns who also provide counseling services.
    I am committed to the psychosocial development of the whole person: Personal, social & emotional, intellectual/academic, career, and physical, including health and wellness. I am located in Paoli, PA (Chester County). DR. TINSLEY IS NOT TAKING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. My intern, Sean Lewis, has openings.

  • Vincent Rogers, LCSW, MSW, SAP
    Licensed Clinical Social Worker

    Are you experiencing life stressors? Are you feeling down and blue or having a hard time with work stress? If you are, then maybe I can help you get back on the right path to happiness. Is your marriage in trouble? Is your relationship facing problems and conflict? If so, my passion is to help couples reconnect to rediscover each other in a loving, caring manner. I can help you establish stronger communication patterns by providing couples with the tools to help them to have a healthy marriage/relationship.

    I specialize in individual therapy and marital counseling helping clients get back on the right path in life. I am a certified Employee Assistance Program therapist specializing in workplace related issues i.e. supervisor/manager conflict, co-worker conflict. I also specialize in anger management and grief counseling.
    Certified in administering SAP evaluations for DOT violators. To schedule an appointment contact Rogers Counseling Service at 717-253-9152.

  • Liz Buford, LCSW
    Licensed Clinical Social Worker

    Liz Buford, LCSW, has over ten years of experience in the mental health field. She began her career in Pennsylvania working as a mental health technician and live-in care provider for children with dual diagnoses. Upon her “big move” to Florida in 2010, Liz began working as a therapist in the juvenile justice system, where she remained for over nine years. She gained tremendous experience working with children with behavioral problems, sexual concerns, learning disabilities, severe trauma, and an array of other mental health issues. Promoted several times after her supervisors saw she also excelled at social work’s administrative and leadership side. This led to her earning the title of Clinical Director at a large residential facility in Orlando.

    In 2019, she believed it was time to find new ways to serve. She became the Director of Behavioral Health at a local federally qualified health center, where she helped develop the newly added department and provided therapy services to children and adults. With the arrival of Covid-19, Liz dedicated her time on the front lines to supporting clients through unprecedented mental stressors.

    In 2021, she and her husband decided it was time to branch out as entrepreneurs. She is now triple-licensed in Florida, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania, providing care via telehealth across all three states. 

    Liz is excited to continue serving her community and other clinicians through the innovative combination of services that We Matter offers!

  • Angela Gordon, LPC, MS, NCC
    Licensed Professional Counselor

    You are unique. You cannot be duplicated. You deserve to receive in abundance and to feel capable of giving the best version of yourself to the world. Let's work together to make sure that you always do!

    My focus areas include assisting clients with anxiety, depression, along with other mood and adjustment disorders. I provide general life coaching and career advising. My passion for working with adolescents stems from my background in K-12 education as a teacher and counselor. I also specialize in working with clients from BIPOC and other diverse groups.
    Please reach out should you desire to talk more about your wishes and goals, and discuss ways for you to reach them - together! I look forward to connecting with you soon! Welcome - Full Vida Counseling Llc

  • Corey Burton, LPC, MS
    Licensed Professional Counselor - Private Practice - Psychotherapist

    Inevitably, in life we all have challenges. These challenges can shape our reality. This results in us surviving without ever learning how to live. It is my goal to provide a safe, nonjudgmental space to find the peace on your journey.

    I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, providing individual mental health therapy for adults. With over 8 years of experience working with adults experiencing with challenges with emotional regulation, anxiety, depression, co-occurring, life changes/transitions, race, men's issues, and anger issues.https://www.beliefinmecounseli...

  • Tiffany Bufort-Odom, LPC, NCC, CCTP
    Licensed Professional Counselor

    Gabby Douglas said it best 'Hard days are the best because that's when champions are made.' Are you struggling with managing daily stressors? Have you gone through a traumatic event and are ready to take back your power? Are you noticing a disconnect between you and your child? Therapy provides a place for you to work on your healing process. It's a powerful and rewarding journey. Remember, your life is your canvas, and you are the masterpiece. If you are ready for this next step, I would be honored to be a part of your journey.

    Hi! My name is Tiffany and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Trauma Therapist. I specialize in the following: anxiety, trauma, mental health, relationships, grief & loss, and self-esteem. I also have extensive experience and offer counseling services to adolescents and young adults.
    I'm currently providing teletherapy to PA and DC residents. If interested, please book your free consult today! 2025199997.

  • Ramona Ndlovu, LMT, MAMFT, CST, TTT
    Therapist/Owner - Sage Heart Studio

    Are you living with the painful consequences of bad decisions and want more joy, ease, and fulfillment? Do you want to stop fighting and start cooperating, connecting, and communicating in your relationships? Maybe you feel frozen, on an emotional rollercoaster, or both depending on the day. Do you want to experience your emotions as supporting your richer more satisfying life? Are you feeling lonely and isolated, like no one gets you or even wants to? Would you like more mutually loving relationships where you are seen, heard, and treated with respect? Are you looking for an LGBTQ ally?

    I help women, men, couples, and families who want satisfying relationships, more clarity, and greater ease in life; but who struggle with fear, physical restrictions, loneliness, poor communication, and anger. I actively incorporate a whole-person perspective including body work and spirituality to address my clients' mental health concerns.
    Clients say I am a safe, caring person who listens deeply; offering non-judgmental exploratory space for them to increase deep love, connection, and respect in intimate relationships; compassionately meet their experiences; accomplish goals; and fully honors their body wisdom. Turn struggle into strength. Come work with me.

  • Kareem L. Smith, MS, CTP
    Pre-Licensed Professional

    We all want to be seen, heard, and have our feelings, thoughts, and life experiences validated. Treatment should be based on each individual needs and goals with a therapist-client relationship that is empathetic, genuine, respectful, and culturally sensitive. My goal is to implement a person-centered, strength-based, and cognitive-behavioral therapeutic approach that is tailored and empathic to your needs.

    My office is a safe space, with a non-judgmental and non-biased approach with a sprinkle of laughter, positivity, compassion, and empowering you to be your best self. I will confidentially partner with you to identify and work through personal, social and emotional barriers that may be hindering you to move into the phase of your life.
    Let me walk with you on the journey of healing, growth, autonomy, self-acceptance, and learning coping skills to deal with the adjustments of life changes.

  • Dr. Ashley Bryan, LCSW, LSW
    Private Practice Owner - Licensed Social Worker & Wellness Coach

    Ashley Bryan, Ed.D., LCSW, LSW, has spent over 15 years working in human services and healthcare organizations. A 2023 graduate of the University of Miami. Currently a Private Practice Owner - Grace Be Mental Health. As a licensed social worker, she vowed to uphold a code of ethics. She has experience as both a direct care worker and a member of high producing administrative teams. Ashley is prepared to deliver meaningful and interactive trainings, appropriate to your work or group culture.

  • Cliff Weldon, LPC, MA, CAADC
    Military Veteran-USAF
    Licensed Clinician

    All of life issues offer an opportunity for growth, I base my process of therapy on the therapeutic relationship. No special psychotherapy techniques, my goal for you, to have a better handle on your current challenge. We incorporate sand tray, an expressive therapy with children or adults to create scenes of miniature worlds that reflect a person's inner thoughs, struggles and issues..

    My wife & I, Co-therapist (Lil) have over 40 years of marital experience. Allow us to help you navigate through a variety of problems-relationship difficulties, anxiety and stress, depression, and spiritual struggles to name a few. I believe in collaborative therapy where we put our heads together to assess the issues and set goals.
    Life can be complicated. We all need someone in the trenches with us who can truly understand and assist. Does this sound like you? Call or email me and we can set up a time to get together. 'Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety. Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers, they succeed.'

  • Lealar (Lil) Weldon, LPC, LPCMH, MA, RPT-S, CCPT,
    WD Resource
    Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT-S, CCPT, LPCMH

    Is your child experiencing a decline in academics, increased anxiety or struggle with controlling their anger? With over 20 years of experience, I am equipped to handle these challenges and give you the tools to help your child be the best version of themselves. I incorporate sand tray, an expressive therapy with children or adults to create scenes of miniature worlds that reflect a person's inner thoughts, struggles and issues. I assist children & parents by teaching them coping skills, ways to improve their decision making and better navigate their lives. . We work with couples on early marital adjustment and conflict containment

    Life can be complicated. We all need someone in the trenches with us who can truly understand and assist. Does this sound like you? If so, call or email me and we can set up a time to get together. Let's get to work on giving you the tools you need to feel alive and present in all your relationships. I look forward to meeting you!
    Life can be complicated. We all need someone in the trenches with us who can truly understand and assist. Does this sound like you? If so, call or email me and we can set up a time to get together. Let's get to work on giving you the tools you need to feel alive and present in all your relationships. I look forward to meeting you!

  • Dr. Dawnielle Simmons, LPC
    Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD

    The human experience is complex and layered. It is often taken for granted and underestimated. In our profession, it is a privilege to have access to such complexities; a privilege to witness the moment when despair transforms into hope and futility no longer exists. Humans are vast and exploration is limitless. As a psychologist, I would be remiss by engaging my work without intentionality, humility, and culturally appropriate care. As someone with marginalized identities, I find value in reflecting in the moment with clients. I use a multicultural counseling model to address the unique needs of clients of color and LGBTQ+ folks.

    I have a particular focus in individuals who may struggle to trust a system that has historically oppressed marginalized individuals. This includes areas such as: race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity development; socio-political reformative justice; ADHD concerns, relationship issues; anxiety and depression.
    Please feel free to reach out if you are looking for someone who will hold your pain and honor your process. Seeking therapy is a reflection of your resilience and desire to evolve. Therapy is an opportunity to learn about self and the powerful ways that you exist as a human in a world that has challenged parts of who you are. Let’s do some work together.     

    Harrisburg, PA 17101        

    (717) 229-0124

  • Gabriella Chisholm, LPC, NCC
    Licensed Professional Counselor

    Hi, I’m Gabby! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor that has over 10 years of experience in the human services field. My work with a variety of populations across settings has helped me to build skills working with young children, adolescents and adults but I specialize in treating anxiety, depression and other common life issues in the adolescent and adult populations. I’ve worked in and provided individual and group counseling in schools, communities, community agencies, residential homes and treatment centers, a juvenile detention center and an outpatient substance abuse treatment facility.

    In my work as a therapist, I focus on helping others to improve the quality of their lives and overall functioning by using their natural skills and gifts as well as my own. I believe in meeting someone where they’re at and doing work in that space to promote healing and growth that will eventually lead to thriving.
    Most of all, I believe in relationship and I understand that a healthy, safe and balanced client-counselor relationship is at the heart of everything. I invite you to contact me to further discuss if I might be a good fit for you clinically, and vice versa. I look forward to potentially treating you and/or your loved ones!


  • Vivian Speaks, LMSW, MSW, CADC, CCHW
    Clinical Social Work/Therapist

    Life's changes can be crucial and consistent, especially within the last two years. Trying to deal with stressful situations can lead to depression and/or negative decision making. Any situation can be addressed and managed with positive results. Let's talk! With an open mind, a listening ear, and the appropriate tools, you can make changes in any obstacle in your life with confidence and a solution based outlook! The life changes that were once a struggle in your life may become the learning experience to make those goals successful!

    I am a License Social Worker with over 25 years of experience in all entities of Human Services. As a Drug and Alcohol Counselor for over 15 years, my knowledge and compassion for helping others with addiction & life changes has allowed the opportunity to meet all people in all walks of life and help them through their obstacles with positive solutions .

  • Mrs. Kyla Harvey, MSW
    Pre-licensed Mental Health Clinician

    Mrs. Kyla D. Harvey, MSW. 

    Mrs. Harvey obtained her Master’s degree in Social Work from Temple University .Areas of Emphasis: Utilizing a dynamic therapeutic style, that draws from multiple theories, Kyla encourages clients to reconnect and balance emotionally, physically, spiritually, and socially. Mrs. Harvey welcomes the opportunity to work with clients/families struggling with issues such as substance abuse, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, anger management, emotional disturbances, and other life stressors. To schedule, please contact our office at (717) 510-6402

  • Patience Buckwalter, LSW
    Therapist/Owner - Grape Leaf Cafe, LLC

    Currently struggling with Depression and Anxiety? Difficulty managing emotions? Feeling unsatisfied with where your life is right now? Dealing with our mental health can be a challenging experience for many of us. It is sometimes helpful to have someone available to offer support and guidance to help create a plan that works for you, to get your wonderful self back! The goal is to have you be able to have control of your life again and feel happy, motivated and at peace!

    I strive to provide a welcoming and peaceful atmosphere. I meet my clients where they are at. We will work collaboratively to achieve your desired goals. My areas of expertise include: Depression, Anxiety, Life Transitions, Self-Esteem, Adoption & Newcomers. I work with individuals of different culture backgrounds. Lancaster, PA 17603 (717) 229-9641. 

  • Shacora Holt, LPC, MS, CCGS, NCC
    Therapist/Owner - Sacred Heart Counseling, LLC

    If you are struggling with anxiety, substance abuse, grief, and loss, or challenges to adjusting to the world around you, you are familiar with feelings of melancholy, inadequacy, and failure. Therapy is a collaborative relationship that is a courageous step in your journey towards a better tomorrow. I have experience working with adolescences, adults, couples, and families utilizing a variety of techniques that are adapted to individual needs. Together we can discover patterns of current behaviors, feelings, and ideas that are keeping you from reaching your goals.

    I use research-proven techniques such as CBT, and MI to help clients to identify and change areas in their life. Together we will get you to your goals. As a certified grief counseling specialist, I am an empathetic and compassionate person who uses light-heartedness to make difficult moments better. Are you tired of feeling stuck in life? Let me help you. Why suffer alone? If you have any questions about how this process works, you are not alone. That is why I offer a free initial 15-minute phone consultation to discuss any questions or concerns. I look forward to talking with you. Together we can see the new horizon

  • Sasha Winters, MS, NCC, CTP
    Pre-Licensed Clinician

    I have extensive experience in the human service field working with all individuals with disabilities including IDD, and Autism. Over the last year and a half I have gained experience in the counseling field working with individuals with including but not limited to; anxiety, depression, PTSD, and Substance Use Disorders. I have a current certification as a Certified Trauma Professional.

    My professional goal is to empower and encourage others to realize their full potential. To help individuals and families through some of the toughest experiences. By providing them a safe space to express themselves and to grow. If you are looking for a safe and healthy space to heal and grow; I look forward to hearing from you soon. Currently, I am a pre-licensed clinician practicing at Neurofeedback & Counseling Center of Pennsylvania under the supervision of Amanda Levison, LMHC, LPC, CCBT.https://www.neuroandcounseling...

  • Poncie J. Smith, Psy. M.
    Pre-Licensed Clinician

    Congratulations on reaching out for help! You just took a major step towards achieving your goals. Hello, my name is Poncie J. Smith.  I have been working with teens, adults, and couples since 2007.  Specializing in life transitions and personal development, I focus on stress management, self-care, and work-life balance.  Within my treatment process, I approach each individual personally because I believe every soul I work with is the master of their own personal journey and experiences.  Throughout our partnership, I will help you to recognize, discover, and develop resources around you that will help you along your life path.  I do that through individual one-on-one, group, and Coaching sessions.  We will work in a guilt-free, safe, non-judgmental environment, where I will meet you where you are today and work with you towards your future goals! Currently, I am a pre-licensed clinician practicing at Neurofeedback & Counseling Center of Pennsylvania under the supervision of Amanda Levison, LMHC, LPC, CCBT.  At this time, I am available for both in-person and virtual appointments accepting insured and out-of-pocket clients. Ready to start your healing journey?  https://www.neuroandcounseling...

  • Jerome Pressley, LSW
    Licensed Clinician

    I have worked at MHS since 1999 and have held multiple positions on campus in student health services. From the Assistant Coordinator of Behavior services to Psychotherapist in Elementary and senior divisions.  I have had the opportunity to work with Children and adolescents from as young as 5 years old to as old as 19 years old in my career that spans close to 30 years. I earned my Bachelors degree in social work from Shippensburg University and my Masters degree from Widener University. I also have my LSW.  When I am not on campus, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, working out and riding my motorcycle seeing new places.

  • Sha-Ron Allen, LPC, MS, NCC
    Licensed Professional Counselor
    Therapist/Owner at Sha-Ron Allen, LPC

    There are times when you may feel the push and pull of everyday life. These issues may be personal and professional, and you are unable to fully show up to deal with these challenges. People choose therapy for a variety of reasons. Whether its anxiety, anger, or relationship issues, it’s overwhelming at best and have created barriers to living your best life. Therapy can help you uncover things that keep you stuck and help you gain insight into yourself.

    Let me help you navigate through such issues and guide you toward meeting your goals. Start to heal, set boundaries, improve relationships, or get started on a project that has you stuck. I use cognitive behavioral and solution focused approaches, mindfulness as well as other techniques.
    Starting is simple. Feel free to check out my website, contact me and let’s get started. I offer flexible hours during the day, in the evenings and Saturday appointments are available

  • Shadena L. Natty
    Licensed Professional Counselor - Sun Point Wellness

    Life today creates many challenges and obstacles, but also opportunities to grow. Counseling can be a vital part to gaining and maintaining a healthy and well-balanced life. I view therapy as a way to heal through telling your story in a non-judgmental and safe setting. Therapy will give you the tools which will allow you to live your best life. I am available to do drug and alcohol and DUI evaluations. Are you ready to start your counseling journey?

    I work with individuals and couples who present with substance abuse issues, addiction, mood disorders, anxiety/depression, trauma, codependency, and sexuality/identity issues. I truly believe in treating the whole person and using techniques and styles that work best for you and your specific goals.
    I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Advanced Drug and Alcohol Counselor, EMDR fully trained. I also hold two Masters degrees in Clinical Mental Health and Human Services. I take pride in providing a safe, healthy space. If these services speak to you and your situation, please do not hesitate to contact me to begin your counseling journey!https://www.sunpointwellness.c...

  • Dr. Amy Walker
    Psychologist, PhD

    Welcome to Counseling & Consulting with me, Dr. Amy S. Walker! My integrative, versatile approach to therapy allows us to work together to create an open, useful environment where hope is restored/sustained and goals are identified and met. My clientele includes adolescents and adults who are faced with issues related to general psychological concerns, career/academic related difficulties, and relationship challenges. As a consultant, I work with schools, universities, and government agencies to help identify challenges in the workplace and provide solutions to such issues through a psychological approach.

    The integration of mental and physical health is a critical element of my practice. As a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer, I believe in the true power of physical activity as a coping mechanism, particularly for depression as exercise has been empirically demonstrated to be as effective as psychotrophic medication.
    Meeting clients where they are - while this is a fundamental therapeutic concept, it is critical to your healing journey. Not sure what type of help you or your child needs and could benefit from a free consultation? Please call or email to schedule

    Your mental health depends on YOU!

  • Amanda Davis-Buie, LPC, LBS, MS, NCC
    Strength, Love, & Motivation
    Licensed Professional Counselor

    I would love to share with you a little about my passion for empowering others. One of the most important things I do when I meet people is listen. I listen to the needs and concerns of others. I encourage, motivate, and equip individuals, couples, and families to effectively deal with and overcome personal and familial obstacles. My goal is to share evidenced-based interventions tools, techniques, and interventions that can be used effectively and independently. When you have reached your goals, you will be prepared to deal with whatever comes your way and you will feel self-sufficient and confident in your actions.

    I have worked as a therapist and a behavioral specialist consultant for 15 years, and I work with individuals with various diagnoses. My modalities vary pending the needs of the individual I am serving. I practice various specialty areas including social cognitive theory, person-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and lo go therapy.
    I want to help you focus on a way of life designed for optimum health and well-being. The body, mind, and spirit work cohesively with the purpose of living life more completely. My passion is helping others discover and honor their self-worth and understand the importance of wellness through Positive Psychology/Wellness Counseling. https://www.strengthloveandmot...

  • Darryl McClish, M.S., B.S.
    Licensed Professional Counselor

    I am here to help you to believe in your abilities! My name is Darryl McClish, and I graduated from Lebanon Valley College in 2017 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology, and I am now a pre-licensed clinician with a Master’s in Professional Counseling.

    Throughout my life I have been interested in listening to others as they discuss their struggles and hardships. Helping others in this manner has always come naturally to me, and it is rewarding to be able to serve others in this capacity.  I made the determination that I would pursue a career in counseling during my senior year of high school.  Since I made that decision, I have done everything in my power to prepare myself to serve others utilizing several tools such as reflective listening, various modalities, and cultural competence.  

    In both New Jersey, where I grew up, and Pennsylvania, where I have lived for most of my adult life, I have learned from my experiences working with children and families. Through different employment opportunities, I have had the opportunity to interact with many adolescents and work with them to understand their stories. They spoke about their lives and explained what decisions led them to where they are now. While working at a juvenile detention center and rehabilitation center as a residential aide, I felt limited in my position as I was unable to provide the type of treatment the adolescents needed.  This experience fueled my desire to continue my education and training to prepare myself to help other individuals like them, increasing my motivation to become a counselor. Through my job in the court system, I worked with many young adults who just needed someone to talk to and a resource to help them process through difficult decisions. I strive to go beyond what the job requires of me as I have found what I am passionate about and that is helping young adults enhance their futures, because I know that there are no limits to what they can achieve.

    I am deeply motivated to help others recognize their potential and become the person they want to be. I seek to help young adults and adolescents in need. I will be the listening ear and the voice of reason needed, and I aim to listen to and support others as they navigate the turbulent waters of life. https://www.strengthloveandmot...

  • Rachel Fatherly, MS, BS
    Pre-licensed Clinician

    Rachel Fatherly

    Taking small steps consistently in the right direction will eventually yield big results. -George Mumford.

    Hello! My name is Rachel Fatherly, and I completed my undergraduate degree at The Pennsylvania State University. I majored in Human Development and Family Studies and received a Bachelor of Science degree; my Masters Degree is in Professional Counseling.  I am a pre-licensed clinician accumulating hours for licensure.  

    At Penn State I was a member of the Women’s Track and Field Team. This experience helped mold me into a great listener and helped me become a person who advocates for self- confidence, autonomy, individuality and to become the best person you can. Being a member of Division I athletic organization has helped me learn the importance of dedication, self -motivation and hard work. These tendencies will be the foundation of a strong therapeutic relationship.  I am passionate about helping others explore and identify stressors within their lives.

    My goal is to create a warm safe environment for you to grow. The focus within the professional relationship is to create an environment for individuals to share their trauma, stressors, or everyday events. I believe my role is to help the client identify strategies in order to help the individual improve their confidence, autonomy and gain strength to promote positive changes in their lives.

    In the past I have worked in areas of identifying ways within the human development process for individuals to grow. I am passionate about working within individuals and will work with the client in order to help them achieve their goals. The most important part is taking one step forward. I look forward to assisting you! https://www.strengthloveandmot...

  • Andrea Love-Sanders, MS
    Licensed Professional Counselor

    I believe healing is a lifelong journey and the hardest part is starting - Tarana Burke

    Hello! My name is Andrea Love-Sanders, and I am a pre-licensed clinical intern working to obtain a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Liberty University. I received an Associate’s Degree in Human Services from Elizabethtown College in 2013, followed by a Bachelor’s degree in 2015.

    Born and raised in Harrisburg PA, I am no stranger to local community resources and have worked over the last several years with local nonprofits in this city. The common goal was to serve those in the community who are most in need and vulnerable. Personally, I feel that my passion to help others is what drives me and the key factor to personally commit to a professional career in helping individuals achieve self-empowerment and obtaining the necessary skills and goals towards healing and growth from a therapeutic perspective.

    My goal at Strength, Love, and Motivation is to add to an already open, safe, and friendly environment for any client that receives therapeutic services at our agency. Life can hit hard, leaving individuals with uncertainties, trauma and not fully understanding how to process, cope or function on a daily basis. For some, it may be dealing with difficult life transitions, troubled relationships, self-confidence, grief, etc.

    My goal as a therapist is to work with individuals to decrease symptoms, restructure thoughts and behaviors, explore emotions, develop goals and practice coping skills. Some therapeutic interventions I use in my sessions with clients include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT, Mindfulness CBT, and Motivational Interviewing, just to name a few! I look forward to working with you and thank you in advance for allowing me to walk along your journey towards healing and wholeness. https://www.strengthloveandmot...

  • Kayla Evelyn-Cunningham
    Master's Degree Forensic Psychology - Doctoral Candidate
    Pre-licensed clinician

    We may not always be able to change a situation, but we can help transform your perspective of your circumstances.  Hello! My name is Kayla Evelyn-Cunningham, and my master’s in forensic psychology.  I am currently pursuing my doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology.  I am a pre-licensed clinician accumulating hours for licensure.  

    I attended the illustrious Morgan State University for my bachelor’s in psychology. At Morgan State, I was involved in many organizations, but one in particular, focused on confidence. This organization allowed me to travel to numerous schools, mental health facilities, and other settings to speak to individuals about self-confidence, self-motivation, and self-compassion. Since then, I began shaping my practices around the importance of an individual’s sense of self. I have found it lays the foundation for every aspect and element within their lives.

     My passion in the field of mental health grew immensely in 2015, when I began working in various correctional facilities and detention centers to help those within the incarcerated population. Since then, I have also gained much experience working with individuals who have experience with substance abuse, juveniles within the school systems, and many other individuals of all ages in various therapeutic settings. I interned for a year working with highly experienced clinicians who helped guide and shape my skill set to properly assist those who experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, bipolar, and borderline personality disorder.

    My focus when facilitating groups or individual sessions is self-empowerment and challenging negative perspectives with more positive outlooks. Life can sometimes feel overpowering, and obligations that need to be met can also seem unbearable at times. Still, I believe there will always be some good in what may all seem bad at the moment. I have found my theoretical orientation - cognitive behavioral therapy has helped many of my previous clients reduce stress levels, cope with untimely life changes such as relationships and other losses, and ultimately feel more grounded within their circumstances. We may not always be able to change a situation, but we can help transform your perspective of your circumstances. I look forward to assisting you! https://www.strengthloveandmot...

  • Dr. Bridgette N. Montgomery, DSW, LCSW, NSCPM, CSOTS
    Licensed Clinician

    Whatever your reason is for seeking counseling services, we are here and we are committed to helping you resolve your interpersonal issues. I often share that no one is exempt from experiencing life's problems. At some point in life, we all will face some challenges. What I have learned is that not everyone have proper coping skills to deal with those problems. In speaking with a therapist, you are on the right track into identifying ways to deal with those problems. Change is hard. But with persistence, commitment and hard work any positive change is possible.
    We specialize in treating social, emotional, and behavioral disorders related to early childhood trauma. We treat various mental disorders such as: Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorders and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
    We specialize in treating survivors of sexual abuse and juvenile/adult sex offenders. We work with individuals struggling with self-esteem issues and lack of impulse control. We work with Couples - counseling them in communication, parenting, finances, intimacy, and other related issues.

  • Mia M. Jackson, LSW

    Has a passion for helping people reach their health and healing goals. She uses evidence-based practices to encourage clients to improve their lifestyle, thoughts, behaviors, and relationships. Mia centers therapy around the use of self-care to develop a positive relationship with yourself. Mia believes there is no one approach that is right for everyone. She utilizes a range of therapeutic methods, including Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure Therapy, Psychodynamics, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Gestalt Therapy with Mindfulness practices.Mia’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication, focusing on diversity and women’s health from Penn State University. She also has a Master of Arts degree in Social Work with a Play Therapy certification from Temple University. She is currently working towards a License in Clinical Social Work. Mia has accumulated a variety of experiences over the last two decades. Her experience includes working in clinics, schools, private agencies, and not-for-profit agencies. Mia specializes in treating clients (adults, elderly, children, and teens) who struggle with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and Adjustment Disorders. Her focus is client-centered and goal-oriented in a culturally aware safe space. Mia is competent in working with diverse groups regardless of gender, race, religion, or stage in treatment, including the LGBTQ community. Mia M. Jackson LSW practice under the direct guidance and supervision of

    Bridgette N. Montgomery MSW LCSW MSNPM CSOTS

  • Steven Johnson, LSW, MSW, MS

    Is your child's behavior out of control? Are you getting notes home from school? Does your child struggle at homework time? Have you tried just about everything and nothing seems to work? If you answered yes to any of these questions I am grateful for this opportunity to assist you and your child. I have been supporting our youth for over 20 years. I would love to assist your family in overcoming these challenges. If your kid is struggling with ADHD, IED, ODD behavioral or other mental health issues? I will be honored to help you resolve these concerns.

    I have served as a mobile therapist, for over three years supporting youth in schools. I have been a counselor for at risk juveniles, in inpatient residential centers, child welfare programs, and outpatient facilities. I have also provided support to youth who have been adjudicated through the court system.
    I believe therapy should be client specific & result in the change you want. I will work endlessly to get to the root of the concern and resolve the problem. I am passionate about working with children, teens, and their families to help them reach their full potential and gain control of the issues affecting their lives.

  • Dionne C. Freeman, LSW

    I am a compassionate therapist who uses life experience, education, creativity, and a sense of humor to approach healing through counseling.  I believe the healing journey is an inside-out job.  It begins when people become aware that their typical patterns of thinking, feeling, or behaving no longer serve them, and they desire to change.  The next step is to find an open, safe and non-judgmental space to discuss challenges, vulnerabilities, and desires.   As the saying goes, “when the student is ready, the teacher will appear.”  As a therapist, I create a secure environment by actively listening and collaborating with clients to understand what needs to change.  My goal is to help clients harness their inner strength and make choices to improve their health and overall functioning.  I draw from various methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Trauma-Informed Care to create individualized plans to meet the needs of every individual or situation. My education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Millersville University and a Master of Social Work degree from Temple University.  Over the past two decades, I have worked in various nonprofit and government settings serving children, youth, and adults by providing counseling, consultation, and crisis management services.  My background enables me to be an effective therapist who is comfortable counseling diverse groups of people regardless of race, religion, age, or gender, including the LGBTQIA+ community.  If you are experiencing challenges with managing obstacles, stress, anxiety, or depression, please call today! Dionne C. Freeman LSW practices under the direct guidance and supervision ofBridgette N. Montgomery MSW LCSW MSNPM CSOTS.

  • Christopher Brown, LPC, MS
    Licensed Professional Counselor

    Christopher is a professional who cares deeply about the families and the populations that he works with. He has experience overseeing school-based mental health programs, outpatient programs and a mobile crisis program. Throughout that time, Christopher developed an expertise in Trauma, Substance Use, Mood Dysregulation, Crises, and Anxiety, among other areas. He has became a Certified Skilled Cognitive Therapist while working as a school-based mental health therapist, and used those skills to engage children & families of color with career oriented decision making skills, grief counseling, professional development, substance use counseling, school behavioral plans, family therapy, and more. He is proficient in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has led several trainings and supervision groups on it. He also is a certified facilitator of the Childhood Core Curriculum of Trauma and has used his passion for education to ensure families, professionals, programs & organizations were well versed on the impact of trauma on the community AND on staff. Christopher continues that passion in the classroom as an adjunct professor teaching grad & undergrad courses at Temple University & Thomas Jefferson University, and has consulted & trained agencies & entities on supporting their workforce, creating healthier environments & DEI. The holistic, culturally responsive approach used at Full Being Services was developed through time in the field, time with professionals, time in training, and time in reflection. Christopher fully has been active in social justice causes and fully believes that systemic change is necessary. Full Being Services aims to be a force for dynamic growth for the community and larger world.


  • Chou Hallegra, MA, CCFP, CFTP, CGCS, CCAP
    Pre-licensed Mental Health Clinician

    The life you are living might not feel like the life you want. Do you feel controlled by your emotions instead of being in control of them? Do you feel like a prisoner of your circumstances? Are you overwhelmed and frustrated but can't find a way out? As soon as you deal with one thing, something else would happen and just bring you down. All this would leave you feeling emotionally, mentally, and spiritually depleted. Sounds familiar?

    It doesn't have to be this way. There is a way out, there is help! For a decade now, I have been helping people achieve mental and emotional wellness, reach their full potential, and live fulfilling lives. I help people develop emotional endurance and regain a sense of control over their lives. I also walk with them as they create the life they desire.
    If you are tired of struggling emotionally, mentally, and spiritually, and are hungry for personal growth and true transformation, then it's time to reinvent yourself from the inside out. The best part is that you don't have to do this alone. If you want more out of life, I'm your ally. I will walk beside you as you refocus, refuel, and renew yourself. [email protected]

  • Candace Johnson, LPC, MS, NCC
    Therapist/Owner - Purposely Soaring Services, LLC

    My name is Candace Johnson and I am the owner of Purposefully Soaring Counseling Services LLC. We are interested in helping you learn how to 'Soar with Purpose' ,through the challenges you may be facing. Whether you need a confidential ear to vent or support; our mission is to help you learn practical skill to improve your life. We provide a compassionate non-judgmental, culturally sensitive environment that allows you to express yourself, uncover your barriers, and identify things standing in the way of your happiness.

    We practice therapy from a humanistic approach, which focuses on supporting you with understanding and developing a stronger, sense of self, while building awareness of how you react to life's stressors. Our goal as your therapist is to help you use what you have to find a healthy and balance in your life.
    As a therapist, we bring the ability to be open and build a rapport with a wide variety of populations while engage in the learning process with them. We believe you don't have to continue living with your struggles, with support you can learn how to 'Soar with purpose'!

  • Rosanne G. Johnson, M.Ed, LPC, CCTP, NCC, RYT
    Black Therapists of Central PA Co-Founder
    Psychotherapist/Owner - Imago Life Counseling, LLC

    Rosanne G. Johnson is an integrative psychotherapist, health coach and life counselor with over 25 years experience teaching effective strategies, techniques and tools that will free you to live a happier, healthier, more balanced and less stressful life.  Our mental health and wellness is regulated by the integration of emotional, psychological, social, spiritual, neurochemical and physical factors that affect how we think, feel and act. It also majorly impacts  how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices. 

  • Ericka Pinckney, Ph.D, LPC, NCC
    Black Therapists of Central PA Co-Founder
    Psychotherapist/Owner - Pinckney Professional Counseling (PPC) & Consulting Services.

    Part-Time Private Practice - Limited availability, currently seeing former and current clients only. New clients are accepted at clinician discretion based on ethical best practices. 

    Dr. Pinckney has 20 years’ experience serving individuals, at-risk and/or adjudicated youth, families, communities, churches, and organizations across Central Pennsylvania. Dr. Pinckney specializes in supporting individuals struggling with various mental health conditions to include depression, anxiety, conflict, loneliness, anxiety, adjustment, grief and loss, fear, stress, and various DSM-5 diagnosis. Ericka facilitates psychoeducational workshops and trainings. For more information about Dr. Pinckney please visit LinkedIn