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HI, I’M HOPE

Get to Know Me

  • Nationally Certified TFCBT Therapist
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy 
  • Mindfulness-Based
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Trained in Gottman Couples Method
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) Informed

Learn More About Me:

Hope has been working in the social services field since 2002.  Hope graduated from West Chester University with a degree in Psychology in 2002 and pursued international work in Ghana, Africa providing outreach services for vulnerable populations.  After living abroad for several months, Hope returned to the area with an interest in providing services in the community that she was raised in, and has been providing services ever since.  Upon returning to the area, Hope pursued work with Children and Youth Services, and had a variety of positions throughout the years, starting out as a caseworker, educational liaison, and then supervisor of child protective services.  While working for Children and Youth Services, Hope was selected for the Child Welfare Excellence in Leadership program and was awarded student of the year in 2009 by the National Association of Social Workers.  Hope graduated with her Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2009 from Edinboro University.  Hope’s career since getting her graduate degree has included work on an inpatient psychiatric unit, providing school based and family therapy, providing therapy in a medical setting, running therapy groups, and being the primary therapist for a specialized hoarding program within the community.  She has served as both an Assistant Director and Outpatient Director.  Hope has been trained in Parent-Child Interaction therapy and obtained national certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Eventually, Hope helped to start a Children’s Partial Hospitalization Program.  In 2016, Hope began to pursue Individual work with adults in an outpatient setting and has loved it ever since!  

 

While Hope loves providing therapy and it is her first passion, she has often served in leadership roles as she strives to work with others on improving their mental health while also advocating it within programs and on a community level.  Hope’s desire is to create a space for others to work through life’s challenges and help them to achieve the goals they set for themselves.  Hope believes that others know what is best for themselves and she strives to help them along their journey by using a relational, eclectic, and mind-body approach to therapy. 

 

In her free time, Hope enjoys an active lifestyle with her family, traveling, and spending time outdoors. 

You Asked, We Answered

We currently provide our services to residents in the state of Pennsylvania. We offer in-person counseling at our Edinboro, PA offices, and virtual counseling across all of Pennsylvania.

 

Yes! We offer in-person counseling at our Edinboro, PA offices. We also offer high quality video therapy sessions across all of Pennsylvania.

Yes, you currently do need to be physically located in Pennsylvania during your therapy session. However, if you reside in a state close to the Pennsylvania border, you may be able to attend your therapy session from a parked vehicle or other static location in Pennsylvania as long as you are in physically in Pennsylvania at the time of your session.

We accept several major health insurance carriers and bill them according to your plan. Please check with your insurance company for any out-of-pocket costs you may be responsible for, and for any other limitations related to your mental health benefits. We check your mental health benefits for you during the onboarding process, and provide as much information regarding your benefits as we can, but we highly recommend you check on your mental health insurance benefits yourself as well. Self-pay is also available if you do not have or do not want to use health insurance. Please contact us for self-pay pricing or any questions you may have related to your health insurance. We are happy to help!