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, 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
Sarah is working as a graduate assistant in the Counseling Center while earning a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Counseling at Geneva College. Sarah graduated from La Roche College in May of 2014 with a double major in Psychology and Sociology.
At La Roche College, Sarah worked as both a peer Tutor and a Peer Counselor, assisting students with course work, study and time management skills, transitioning to college, and other concerns of a college student. Sarah also gained crisis counseling experience interning at the Women's Choice Network and countinues to server as an educational outreach speaker, presenting a nationally acclaimed curriculum know as WAIT Training, that focuses on sexual education and risk avoidance through skill building and behavioral changes in local school districts.
"We hope this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. Hebrews 6:19"