Christy Beck, Ph.D., LPC






State College
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






State College
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






State College
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






State College
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, grief/loss, abuse, adjustment, stress, and anger issues; she also works with couples and families experiencing relationship issues. more...
Allyson Barbato, LCSW






State College
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 and is trained in EMDR. 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






State College
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






State College
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






State College
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.
Megan Gregor, LSW






State College
Megan is a Licensed Social Worker who earned her undergraduate degree from The University of Mary Washington and her graduate degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Megan provides evaluation and treatment for a broad range of emotional, behavioral and interpersonal difficulties, including: anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, adjustment challenges, family difficulties, ODD, grief/loss, eating disorders, and mood/behavior dysregulation. She works with children, adolescents, adults, and their families. more...
Corinne Creppage, LPC






State College
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...
Doğukan Ulupinar, LPC, NCC






State College
Doğukan (pronunciation: d-oeu -kan) is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and doctoral candidate in Counselor Education program at Penn State University. He spent 2 years in New York City working with young adults in a supportive housing program as a counselor before relocating back to central Pennsylvania. Most recently, he has specialized in working with college students as a Counselor and Health Educator at Penn State University. He provided psychoeducational groups and individual counseling to students with issues of alcohol/substance use, anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, and anger management. Doğukan also serves as a board member at Pennsylvania Mental Health Counselors Association and is actively involved in counseling research for the advancement of counseling profession.