Christy Beck, LPC
Christy strives to create a warm, safe environment for her clients so they have the opportunity to express themselves without judgment. Therapeutic goals include empowering clients to take control of their lives to improve decision-making skills and overall quality of life. She believes in exploring past history (e.g. childhood issues), as it relates to current problems or blocks. Treatment goals are always created with client input, and tailored to the unique needs of each client. more...
Tessa Bills, LSW
Tessa is a Licensed Social Worker who received her Master’s Degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She has experience in working with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, children with behavioral diagnoses and families. She is thrilled to be pursuing her passion of working with individuals and guiding them to improving their overall well being.
Elaine Loughlin, LCSW
Elaine has worked as a clinician, supervisor, program head, trainer and university instructor. As a general practitioner, Elaine works with individuals, couples and families presenting with a broad spectrum of symptoms and concerns. Client populations include children, teens, adults, older adults and lesbian individuals, couples and families. Areas of specialty include treatment of acute trauma, developmental and attachment trauma and its many effects, couples and family treatment, and infant, toddler and preschooler mental health. Elaine’s treatment approach is collaborative, empathic and respectful. Client goals, style of working and input are integral to the work. more...
Kate Hardy, LSW
Kate is a Licensed Social Worker who received her undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University and her graduate degree from Widener University. She gained extensive and invaluable experience through her field work at James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Clinic in State College, providing therapy to veterans and their families. During her time at the VA, Kate was trained and certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), a cognitive-behavioral treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In addition to trauma, Kate works with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, eating disorder, grief/loss, adjustment, stress, and anger issues; she also works with couples and families experiencing relationship issues. Her style of therapy is firmly rooted in establishing a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment, and her passion is to empower clients with the tools necessary to experience transformation and growth, meaningful and lasting change, and a life of self-understanding and self-acceptance.
Allyson Barbato, LCSW
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Allyson has had the opportunity to work with many different people, treatment settings and reasons for treatment. She has been post masters for 15+ years and has practiced in a wide array of treatment settings. Experienced working with children and adolescents in sub-acute residential settings, therapeutic foster care and juvenile detention. She has worked with adults, families and youth in both rural and urban community mental health outpatient clinics. Allyson has practiced primarily in a private psychotherapy practice where most of her work was with individuals in late adolescence through adulthood addressing varying mood disorders, adjustment disorders, and substance abuse issues that affect interpersonal relationships, work or employment, and goal setting. more...
Jennifer Pepperman, LCSW
Jennifer has more than 20 years of experience working in the mental health field. Jennifer spent 15 years working with youth and their family who were involved in the foster and adoptive care systems. After serving as the Director of Clinical Services at a therapeutic foster and adoptive care agency, Jennifer moved on in order to provide school based mental health services to students ranging in age from 11-19 years old. Although Jennifer has spent the majority of her career in the outpatient care sector, she started her work in human service at an inpatient acute care facility, where she was involved in the intake and admissions process. more...
Valerie Noel, LPC
Valerie Noel, MS, NCC, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been providing Mental Health Services for the past 12 years. She has worked with all ages across the continuum of care which include Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services, Family Based, Partial Hospitalization Program, and Outpatient. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University in 2002 and her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from the University of West Alabama in 2006. In August 2014, she completed her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. more...
Michelle Barnard, LPC
Michelle is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been working in the mental health field with various populations for over ten years-- in residential settings, treatment hospitals, in-home settings, and outpatient clinics. Michelle has experience working with individuals struggling with trauma, substance abuse,depression and anxiety; she has worked extensively with individuals across the life span--from 3 years of age to adults in their late sixties. Most recently Michelle has specialized in working with individuals on the Autism spectrum and has worked as a supervisor in this capacity. Michelle utilizes an eclectic approach that is client centered and borrows heavily from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
John McIntosh Ed.D., CAADC, LPC
John B. McIntosh Ed.D., CAADC, LPC (Dr. Mac) earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1980. He continued his education in graduate school at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania earning his Master of Arts degree in Counseling Services in 1984 and his Doctor of Education degree in Counseling Services in 1990. He has been working in the field of counseling since 1980 providing individual, group, couple, and family counseling. He is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He does not provide counseling for children under the age of thirteen. Dr. Mac currently specializes in stress reduction, meditation, and mind/body health using both counseling techniques and body energy balancing.
Corinne Creppage, LPC
Corinne is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been working in the mental health field for 15 years, in various settings and capacities including: Residential treatment for children and adults, therapeutic support staff, case management, outpatient, school-based, and family-based mental health. She graduated with an undergraduate degree from Edinboro University of PA in Criminal Justice in 2001 and a Master's in Counseling also from Edinboro University of PA in 2007. more...
Sarah Holland LPC, NCC, CCDP-D, CCTP
Sarah is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been providing mental health services for the past 10 years. Sarah has worked in a variety of mental health settings that include University Counseling and Psychological Services, Adult Partial Hospitalization, Outpatient, and Adult Psychiatric Inpatient. Sarah has primarily worked with individuals ranging in ages 18 and older. Sarah received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in 2007 and her Masters of Arts in Adult Community Counseling from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2010. Sarah utilizes an eclectic approach that is client centered and borrows heavily from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She has experience working with individuals experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar, adjustment disorders, ADHD, anger management and substance use. Sarah is also a Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
Kelly Mandel, LCSW
Kelly comes to State College after spending the majority of her life in the Detroit, Michigan area. Growing up on the far-west side of the city of Detroit, she is a proud first-generation college student, earning her B.A. in Psychology with honors from the University of Michigan, and her Master of Social Work degree from Wayne State University, an urban university in downtown Detroit. She spent time overseas after college serving in the country of Moldova – nothing short of a life-altering experience. This combination of experiences have afforded a grateful opportunity to feel comfortable connecting with, working with, and assisting individuals from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences. more...