All of the therapists who participate in the CCC are vetted for their professional qualifications and their profession of faith as Christians who have an active relationship with Christ. They understand the application of faith in counseling as an important part of growing and healing. All CCC therapists are professionally trained, representing a variety of specialties, credentials, licenses, areas of focus, and pastoral qualifications.  The majority of our therapists are licensed in Pennsylvania as Licensed Professional Counselors or Licensed Social Workers, or are under supervision while pursuing licensure.

Our therapists’ insurance credentialings represent a variety of payment options for clients, including: Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CCBHO, Cigna, Gateway, Health America, Highmark, Tricare, United Behavioral Health, United Health Care, UPMC, and UPMC for You, Value Options, and direct pay.  How you pay for counseling is determined when you call for counseling and talk with our Intake Coordinator, Carol Landfried.  We attempt to meet your ability to pay as best as possible, using whatever options we have available.  Our goal is to help you get counseling regardless of your ability to pay.  We welcome any questions you may have about our counselors and about the services we offer.

Meet Our Therapists:

Picture Ozy Alvarado
Areas of Focus:
Grief,
Conflict,
Spirituality,
more…
Credentials:
Ordained Minister

Clinical Pastoral Education I

DISC Profile
Education:
Ed.D,
Education —
Southeastern University
(2022)
MA,
Counseling —
Ohio Christian University
(2016)
Associations:
Christian and Missionary Alliance



Kristin Barnes-Brown photo
Areas of Focus:
Premarital Counseling,
Marriage,
Children,
more…
Education:
MA,
Marriage & Family Therapy —
Reformed Theological Seminary
(2009)
BA,
Psychology —
Honors College of Florida International University
(2007)
Associations:
American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy



Areas of Focus:
Depression/Anxiety,
Couples,
Grief,
more…
Credentials:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Education:
MA,
Social Work —
University of Pittsburgh
(2014)
BA,
Sociology —
Wheaton College
(2007)
Associations:
Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute



image Kate Lee
Areas of Focus:
Trauma,
EMDR,
Women's Issues,
more…
Credentials:
Licensed Professional Counselor
Education:
MA,
Counseling Psychology —
Waynesburg University
(2008)
BA,
Medical Technology —
Eastern Mennonite University
(1988)
Associations:
Gestalt Pastoral Care Affiliate

International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation


Kristin Chace photo
Areas of Focus:
Anxiety/Depression,
Trauma,
Grief and Loss,
more…
Credentials:
Licensed Professional Counselor

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator
Education:
MS,
Christian Counseling —
Cairn University
(2002)
BS,
Business Administration —
University of Richmond
(1981)



Jennifer Collins Picture
Areas of Focus:
Youth Behavioral/Developmental Issues,
Family Relationships,
Anxiety/Depression,
more…
Credentials:
Licensed Professional Counselor

National Certified Counselor

PA Certified School Counselor
Education:
MEd,
School Counseling —
Slippery Rock University
(2012)
BS,
Professional Writing —
Slippery Rock University
(2000)



Areas of Focus:
Faith-Based Counseling,
Depression/Anxiety,
Substance Abuse,
more…
Credentials:
Licensed Professional Counselor

National Certified Counselor

Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor
Education:
MA,
Marriage & Family Counseling —
Geneva College
(2011)
BA,
Religious Studies —
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
(1999)



Michael Dunbar photo
Areas of Focus:
Marriage and Relational Issues,
Depression/Anxiety,
Spiritual Issues,
more…
Credentials:
Licensed Professional Counselor
Education:
MA,
Counseling —
Geneva College

BA,
Human Resources —
Geneva College




nick edinger picture
Areas of Focus:
Addiction,
Anxiety,
Faith-Based Counseling,
more…
Credentials:
Licensed Professional Counselor

National Certified Counselor
Education:
MA,
Mental Health Counseling —
Geneva College
(2018)
BA,
Psychology —
Geneva College
(2013)
Associations:
American Counseling Association



Areas of Focus:
Depression/Anxiety,
Relationships,
Women's Issues,
more…
Credentials:
Licensed Professional Counselor
Education:
MA,
Counseling Psychology —
Trinity International University
(2010)
BA,
Psychology, Christian Ministries —
Trinity International University
(2004)



Veta Farmer picture
Vocation:
Therapist, Social Worker
Term of Service:
2017-2020
Areas of Focus:
Trauma,
Family Relationships,
Grief,
more…
Credentials:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Academy of Certified Social Workers
Education:
Certificate,
Family Therapy —
Western Pennsylvania Family Center
(1990)
MA,
Clinical Social Work —
University of Maryland
(1975)
Associations:
National Association of Social Workers

University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work


Areas of Focus:
Anxiety,
Faith Issues,
Codependency,
more…
Credentials:
Licensed Professional Counselor

National Certified Counselor

Certified Integrated Mental Health Practitioner
Education:
MA,
Counseling —
Geneva College




Carol Frey Pix
Areas of Focus:
Depression,
Anxiety,
more…
Credentials:
Licensed Professional Counselor
Education:
MA,
Counseling —
Slippery Rock University
(2014)
BA,
Psychology —
Write Stage University
(1990)



Steve Friebe picture
Areas of Focus:
Depression/Anxiety,
Identity Exploration,
Questions of Sexuality,
more…
Education:
MA,
Counseling Psychology —
Bethel Univerisity
(2016)
BA,
Psychology —
Bethel Univerisity
(2010)



Julie Gigliotti photo
Areas of Focus:
Relationship Issues,
Sexual Addiction,
Bereavement,
more…
Credentials:
Licensed Professional Counselor
Education:
MA,
Community Counseling —
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
(2010)
Certificate,
Faith-Based Sex Therapy —
Institute for Sexual Wholeness
(2012)



Areas of Focus:
Sexual Addiction,
Porn Addiction,
Drug & Alcohol Addiction,
more…
Credentials:
Licensed Professional Counselor

Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor
Education:
MEd,
Counselor Education —
University of Pittsburgh
(1983)
BA,
Bible & Theology —
Toccoa Falls College
(1979)



Mandy Jabbour picture
Areas of Focus:
Depression/Anxiety,
Trauma Informed Therapy,
Family Relationships,
more…
Credentials:
Licensed Social Worker
Education:
MSW,
Mental Health —
University of Pittsburgh
(2007)
BS,
Psychology —
Wheaton College
(2002)



Debra Kahler picture
Areas of Focus:
Mindfulness,
Anxiety,
Life Recovery,
more…
Credentials:
Registered Art Therapist-Board Certified
Education:
MA,
Art Therapy —
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods
(2014)
BA,
Psychology and Art/Art Therapy Prep —
Carlow University
(1995)



Tom Laird picture
Areas of Focus:
Marriage,
Faith-Based Counseling,
more…
Credentials:
Masters of Art in Biblical Counseling

Ordained Minister

PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator
Education:
MA,
Counseling —
Colorado Christian University
(1990)
BA,
Psychology —
University of Pittsburgh
(1983)
Associations:
American Association of Christian Counselors

Prepare/Enrich Premarital Counseling

Evangelical Church Alliance

Carol Landfried Picture
Areas of Focus:
Codependency,
Depression/Anxiety,
Spiritual Issues,
more…
Credentials:
Ordained Minister
Education:
MA,
Professional Counseling —
Liberty University
(2009)
BA,
Journalism —
Pennsylvania State University
(1974)
Associations:
Evangelical Church Alliance



Paget McCarthy picture
Areas of Focus:
Trauma,
PTSD,
Anxiety,
more…
Credentials:
Licensed Psychologist

EMDR Certified Therapist

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Education:
PsyD,
Clinical Psychology —
Union Institute and University
(2017)
MA,
Clinical Psychology —
Union Institute and University
(2014)



picture doug mccracken
Areas of Focus:
Faith-Based Counseling,
Anxiety/Depression,
Couples,
more…
Credentials:
Ordained Minister

PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator
Education:
DMin,
Ministry —
Alliance Theological Seminary
(2017)
MDiv,
Asbury Theological Seminary
(1997)
Associations:
American Association of Christian Counselors



Dan McHugh picture
Areas of Focus:
Couples,
Depression/Anxiety,
Spiritual Issues,
more…
Credentials:
Licensed Professional Counselor

National Certified Counselor

PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator
Education:
MA,
Marriage and Family Counseling —
Geneva College
(2015)
BS,
Psychology —
Liberty University
(2005)



Sarah Mitchell Picture
Areas of Focus:
EMDR,
Trauma,
Anxiety/Depression,
more…
Credentials:
EMDR Trained

Supervised Pre-Licensed Counselor
Education:
MA,
Counseling —
Covenant Theological Seminary
(2020)
BA,
English —
Covenant College
(2017)



Areas of Focus:
Depression/Anxiety,
Relationships,
Trauma,
more…
Credentials:
National Certified Counselor

PA Certified School Counselor
Education:
MA,
Counseling —
Geneva College
(2012)
BA,
Psychology —
Pennsylvania State University
(1991)
Associations:
National Board of Certified Counselors

Chi Sigma Iota (National Honor Society Counseling)


Areas of Focus:
Children,
Adolescents,
Depression/Anxiety,
more…
Education:
MS,
Counseling Psychology —
Chatham University
(2015)
BS,
Psychology —
Pennsylvania State University
(2010)



Tom Nowak pix
Areas of Focus:
Depression/Anxiety,
Trauma,
Addiction,
more…
Credentials:
Licensed Professional Counselor

National Certified Counselor

Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor
Education:
MA,
Counseling —
Regent University
(1994)
BA,
Social Work —
University of Pittsburgh
(1989)
Associations:
Association of Contextual Behavioral Science

Western PA Gestalt Pastoral Care Community of Practice


Priscilla Ortlip picture
Vocation:
Therapist, Founder and past Executive Director of the CCC
Term of Service:
2018-2021 (Founder & Exec Director 2006-2018)
Areas of Focus:
Trauma,
Relationship Issues,
Depression/Anxiety,
more…
Credentials:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Education:
MSW,
Social Work —
University of Pittsburgh
(1986)
BA,
English —
Houghton College
(1975)
Associations:
Geneva College Counseling Program Supervisory Board



Areas of Focus:
Traumatic Stress,
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder,
Family Conflict,
more…
Credentials:
Licensed Professional Counselor
Education:
MA,
Counseling Psychology —
Waynesburg University
(2009)
BA,
Psychology/Religious Studies —
Southeastern University
(2007)
Associations:
International Association of Trauma Professionals



Carol Peters photo
Areas of Focus:
Premarital and Couples Assessment,
Saving Your Second Marriage Before It Starts,
Grief,
more…
Credentials:
Certified Cognitive Behavior (Thought Processes)

Certified in Temperament Analysis

Certified in SYMBIS - saving your marriage before it starts.
Education:
PhD,
Clinical Pastoral Counseling —
Colorado Theological Seminary
(2019)
MA,
Education —
Slippery Rock University
(2008)



Elo Pranno picture
Areas of Focus:
Anxiety/Depression,
Low Self Esteem,
Grief and Loss,
more…
Credentials:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Education:
MSW,
Social Work —
University of Pittsburgh
(2009)
BS,
Psychology —
Slippery Rock University
(2007)



Areas of Focus:
Substance Abuse,
Marriage,
Families,
more…
Credentials:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Education:
MA,
Social Work —
University of Pittsburgh
(2005)
BA,
Elementary & Special Education —
Duquesne University
(2003)
Associations:
First Presbyterian Church of Beaver



katie sanko picture
Areas of Focus:
Depression,
Anxiety,
more…
Credentials:
Licensed Professional Counselor

National Certified Counselor
Education:
MA,
Counseling —
Geneva College
(2017)
BA,
Sociology —
Covenant College
(2001)



Bob Titus picture
Areas of Focus:
Marriage & Family Relationships,
Depression/Anxiety,
Career Counseling,
more…
Credentials:
Licensed Professional Counselor

Marriage and Family Therapist

Ordained Minister
Education:
DMin,
Marriage & Family Counseling —
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
(2009)
MDiv,
Divinity —
Union Theological Seminary
(1996)
Associations:
American Association of Christian Counselors

American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy

Lebanon Evangelical Presbyterian Church

Doreen Upshaw pix
Areas of Focus:
Women's Issues,
Family Therapy,
more…
Education:
MS,
Professional Counseling —
Carlow University
(2016)
BA,
Community Ministry —
Geneva College

Associations:
Allegheny Center Alliance Church



Dorren Weiss photo
Areas of Focus:
Victims of Domestic Violence,
Addiction and Recovery,
Trauma,
more…
Credentials:
Licensed Professional Counselor

Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
Education:
MA,
Counseling —
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

BA,
Community Ministries —
Geneva College




Fay Williams picture
Areas of Focus:
Marriage & Family Relationships,
Women's Issues,
Trauma,
more…
Credentials:
PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator

Strengths Deployment Inventory Facilitator
Education:
MA,
Marriage and Family Counseling —
Liberty University
(2016)
MS,
Professional Leadership —
Carlow University
(2003)
Associations:
American Counseling Association

American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy


Cassy Wimmer picture
Areas of Focus:
Depression/Anxiety,
Relationship Issues,
Trauma Informed Therapy,
more…
Credentials:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Education:
MSW,
Social Work —
University of Pittsburgh
(2015)
BA,
Psychology —
Duquesne University
(2012)



Areas of Focus:
Anxiety/Depression,
Addiction/Codependency,
Families,
more…
Credentials:
Licensed Professional Counselor

National Certified Counselor
Education:
MA,
Counseling, Focus on Addiction —
Waynesburg University
(2014)
BS,
Social Work —
Carlow University
(2009)
Associations:
American Association of Christian Counselors