Amy is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor through the Pennsylvania Certification Board. She earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology and Business Administration from Grove City College. Amy went on to earn her masters degree in Counseling from Geneva College. She is also a certified Prepare & Enrich Facilitator through Life Innovations, Inc. - a Christian focused premarital counseling program. Amy is a certified Question-Persuade-Refer (QPR) suicide prevention trainer and a nationally certified Mental Health First Aid trainer. She is also a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, and a member of the American Counseling Association.
Amy has worked from 1994 to 2010 for ARC Manor (Addiction Recovery Center), a drug and alcohol treatment center located in Kittanning, Armstrong County. She has held various positions at this agency, including their Clinical Director. Her last position was as their Senior Treatment Specialist, whose duties included conducting assessments, crisis intervention, group counseling, and individual counseling in the Residential, Partial and Intensive Outpatient programs.
Amy has also worked as a contracted therapist for Northway Counseling Services through Northway Christian Community Church in Wexford, PA from 2004 to 2009. She provided professional Christian counseling services for individuals, groups, families and couples. She specialized in the area of drug/alcohol addiction, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, self injury and borderline personality disorders. She also provided training and education to local churches and community groups. She is a gifted trainer, having conducted seminars at her place of employment and various training conferences.
"The spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach the good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn." Isaiah 61:1-2
Jalise is working in the Counseling Center while earning her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling. Jalise earned her undergraduate degree in Strategic Communication from The Ohio State University
In the past few years, Jalise has been serving in the position of Church Administrator where she has the privilege to not only work for, but to serve the body of Christ and those in the community. While serving in this capacity she has developed a broader understanding on how to minister to those in need and has also learned the importance of being available and willing to answer to the call.
"You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you." John 15:16 NIV
Morgan is working in the Counseling Center in the role of practicum student while earning his Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Messiah College. During his undergraduate internship, he spent six months working with at-risk youth who had experienced trauma through individual and group sessions.
Morgan earned his undergraduate degree from Seton Hill University in music therapy and is a board certified music therapist. He also holds a Master’s in music from the University of Limerick in Ireland.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27
Alicia is working in the Counseling Center while earning her Master’s degree in Couples, Marriage and Family Counseling at Geneva.
Alicia earned her bachelor’s degree in Education from Universidad Católica Andres Bello, in Venezuela. She taught Spanish for twenty years in several private schools in NY, CT and PA. She recently trained and volunteered for Crisis Text Line and participated in a Family Constellations workshop with Mark Wolynn. She completed her practicum at Pyramid Healthcare working with adolescents in an inpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation center where she conducted group, individual and family sessions.
“Love your neighbor as yourself” Mark 12:13
Hannah is working in the Counseling Center while earning her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling at Geneva.
Hannah earned her undergraduate degree from Messiah College in Communication with a minor in Psychology. Post-graduation she spent time working with high school and college aged students providing mentorship at Christian summer camps. She has most recently worked in the marketing field where after five years of strenuous travel, deadlines and budgets, she realized her favorite part of the field was mentoring her employees. She is seeking to complete her degree and use her naturally calming spirit and learned skills to assist students as they navigate through life.
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.John 16:33