All of the therapists who participate in the CCC are vetted for their professional qualifications, and for 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:

Stefanie Allen picture
Specialties:
Multisystemic Therapy,
Depression/Anxiety,
Family Relationships,
more…
Credentials:
Licensed Minister
Education:
MA,
Counseling —
Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
(2014)
BA,
Biblical Studies; Urban Ministries minor —
Northpoint Bible College
(2011)



Meredith Armbrust pix
Specialties:
Couples,
Families,
Children,
more…
Credentials:
Clinical Psychologist
Education:
PsyD,
Clinical Psychology —
William James College
(2006)
MA,
Counseling —
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
(2001)
Associations:
American Psychological Association

Greater Pittsburgh Psychological Association


Specialties:
Applying Faith to Everyday Life Challenges,
Depression/Anxiety,
Premarital Counseling,
more…
Education:
MSEd,
Clinical Mental Health, School Counseling —
Youngstown State University
(2019)
MDiv,
Divinity —
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School of Chicago
(1996)
Associations:
Chi Sigma Iota (National Honor Society Counseling)



Specialties:
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



Specialties:
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
Specialties:
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


Specialties:
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)



Starshema Duncan picture
Specialties:
Depression/Anxiety,
Grief and Loss,
Family Conflict,
more…
Credentials:
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Education:
MS,
Professional Counseling with Concentration in Community Mental Healt —
Carlow University
(2010)
BA,
Psychology —
Carlow University
(2004)



nick edinger picture
Specialties:
Addiction,
more…
Credentials:
National Certified Counselor
Education:
MA,
Mental Health Counseling —
Geneva College
(2018)
BA,
Psychology —
Geneva College
(2013)
Associations:
American Counseling Association



Specialties:
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
Specialties:
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


Rebekah Fisher picture
Specialties:
Marriage And Family Counseling,
Trauma,
Anxiety,
more…
Education:
MA,
Clinical Mental Health Counseling —
Liberty University
(2017)
BS,
Business Management and Marketing —
Pennsylvania State University
(2013)
Associations:
Allegheny Center Alliance Church



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



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



Specialties:
Depression/Anxiety,
Couples,
Parents of LGBTQ Youth,
more…
Credentials:
Licensed Professional Counselor

National Certified Counselor
Education:
MA,
Counseling —
Geneva College
(2011)
BA,
Psychology —
Geneva College
(2009)
Associations:
Chi Sigma Iota (National Honor Society Counseling)



Meg Gay picture
Specialties:
Anxiety,
Burnout,
Faith Issues,
more…
Credentials:
Pastoral Counseling
Education:
MA,
Pastoral Counseling —
Liberty University
(2018)
BA,
Linguistics —
Purdue University
(2011)
Associations:
American Association of Christian Counselors



Julie picture
Specialties:
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)



Dawn Halle picture
Specialties:
Mental Health,
Women's Issues,
Substance Abuse,
more…
Credentials:
Licensed Professional Counselor

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Education:
MS,
Rehabilitation Science and Technology; Concetration in Rehabilitation Counseling; Certificate in Assistive Technology —
University of Pittsburgh
(2013)
BA,
Psychology: Crime Law and Justice —
Pennsylvania State University
(2011)



Specialties:
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)



Tom Laird picture
Specialties:
Marriage,
Faith-Based Counseling,
more…
Credentials:
Professional Counselor

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

Specialties:
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



Donna McHugh picture
Specialties:
Depression/Anxiety,
Relationships,
Grief,
more…
Credentials:
PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator
Education:
MA,
Counseling —
Liberty University
(2000)
BA,
Psychology —
Point Park University
(1994)
Associations:
Prepare/Enrich Premarital Counseling



Dan McHugh picture
Specialties:
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)
Associations:
American Association of Christian Counselors

Chi Sigma Iota (National Honor Society Counseling)


Specialties:
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)


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



Tom Nowak pix
Specialties:
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
Specialties:
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



Specialties:
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



Specialties:
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



Specialties:
Anxiety,
Faith Issues,
Codependency,
more…
Credentials:
Licensed Professional Counselor

National Certified Counselor

Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor
Education:
MA,
Counseling —
Geneva College




katie sanko picture
Specialties:
Depression,
Anxiety,
more…
Credentials:
National Certified Counselor
Education:
MA,
Counseling —
Geneva College
(2017)
BA,
Sociology —
Covenant College
(2001)



Specialties:
Victim Advocacy,
Minorities & Underserved groups,
Trauma,
more…
Credentials:
Licensed Psychologist

Licensed Chaplain

Professor of Psychology and Social Services At Geneva College
Education:
PhD,
Clinical Psychology —
Pennsylvania State University
(1996)
MS,
Clinical Psychology —
Pennsylvania State University
(1992)
Associations:
Christian & Missionary Alliance Chaplain

Grace Mission

American Psychological Association

Specialties:
Marriage & Family Relationships,
Depression/Anxiety,
Career Counseling,
more…
Credentials:
Professional Counselor

Marriage and Family Therapist

Ordained Minister
Education:
PhD,
Marriage & Family Therapy —
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
Specialties:
Women's Issues,
Family Therapy,
more…
Education:
MS,
Professional Counseling —
Carlow University
(2016)
BA,
Community Ministry —
Geneva College

Associations:
Allegheny Center Alliance Church



Amy Volstad pix
Specialties:
Life Transitions,
Trauma,
Sozo Inner Healing,
more…
Credentials:
National Certified Counselor
Education:
MA,
Clinical Counseling —
Waynesburg University
(2013)
BA,
Elementary Education —
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
(2001)



Dorren Weiss photo
Specialties:
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
Specialties:
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
Specialties:
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)