We are proud to offer you the following seasoned therapists with the experience and knowledge that you are looking for. It is important for us to stress that A Journey to You is committed to employing and offering you to choose from only quality clinicians that will provide you with everything you are looking for. Please take time to peruse our staff, their styles and experience in order to make an informed decision as to who may be the right fit for you. If after meeting with your therapist, you decide that he/she is not a good fit, please understand that this happens and it is normal at times because not all people connect with all people. It is important that you let us know so we can find the best fit that will allow for the level of comfort necessary for you to successfully do your work!
Bethanne Fetzer MEd, LPC, CCTP
Owner/Founder/Executive Director / State College and Bellefonte Facility
Bethanne is no newcomer to the Happy Valley area, having lived in the State College area since 1996. For over two decades Bethanne has worked in the field of human services, serving members of the geriatric population as well as individuals of all ages with disabilities. Bethanne acquired her BA from Rutgers University and her MEd from the Pennsylvania State University with an emphasis in Rehabilitation Services. Bethanne is an active member of the American Counseling Association and the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Bethanne also serves as a Mental Health Service Professional on the Mental Health Disaster Team for the American Red Cross. Bethanne’s previous work includes Psychological Services Specialist at the State Correctional Institution of Rockview where she was the Specialized Program Director for the inmate population. She was also a Lead Clinician at the Meadows Psychiatric Center where she managed adult and adolescent clinical services in the inpatient setting. She worked as a mobile therapist providing therapeutic services for families in the home setting, while also working as an adjunct professor at Penn State University where she taught for the Rehabilitation and Human Services Department and authored a class on Teaching and Counseling at Risk Youth. Bethanne has spoken on numerous panels for universities that offer graduate work in the field of counseling and was the Keynote Speaker for Penn State’s inductees of Chi Sigma Iota (The International Honor Society for counseling students, counselor educators, and professional counselors). Bethanne is passionate about helping others succeed in the counseling profession and offers clinical supervision for those pursuing licensure as well as internships for undergraduate and graduate students. Areas of special interest include trauma, sex and gender issues, mood disorders and couples and family counseling using a strength-based and empowerment focused approach. She is trained in and teaches Suicide Prevention with other areas of special training that include Critical Incident Stress Management and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). Bethanne is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and is also certified in Telemental Health.
MA, LPC Director of Outreach / State College Facility
Jena earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Slippery Rock University in 2013 and obtained licensure in the state of Pennsylvania as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in 2015. She has extensive experience working with troubled youth and their families as a multisystem therapist (MST) as well as a behavioral specialist/mobile therapist where she worked in the schools, home, and community settings. Jena brings forth experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum as well as individuals with trauma and was trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She is skilled as an outpatient therapist working with youth, adults and families helping to foster healthier growth and development within the family system. Jena has experience working with individuals with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, anger, family concerns, martial problems, and life challenges. She uses a strength focused approach working to empower and to educate and believes that all individuals are capable of making positive change in their lives as they aspire to become the best version of themselves.
Neurofeedback Technician, Mindfulness Practitioner / State College Facility
Cassie began her career with A Journey to You in 2014. She brings a warm and friendly demeanor with an unarmed, genuine desire to help others. Cassie’s inquisitiveness about the brain has led her to study at the Institute of Applied Neuroscience in Asheville, NC where she received her official training in Neurofeedback in 2014. She went on to continue with more advanced levels of training and has regular consultations/supervision with Dr. Ed Hamlin, the President of the Institute of Applied Neuroscience, as well as his team of experts. Cassie was happy to work with the Neurofeedback Team at Penn State University in 2015, where she was called upon to share her knowledge and assist post doc students and faculty with their latest research efforts involving brain training. Cassie’s education involving the brain has led her to more training involving mindfulness and holistic approaches, that she incorporates in her style of treatment. Cassie works with a wide population of kids, adults and seniors! Click the Neurofeedback link above under the “Services” tab to learn more about brain training and mindfulness sessions with Cassie.
Clinical Director / State College Facility
Olivia earned her B.S. in Rehabilitation and Human Services from Penn State University with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. She graduated with her MEd in Counselor Education with an emphasis in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from Penn State in May, 2016. Olivia has worked as an undergraduate and graduate student intern at A Journey to You. While completing her Master’s degree, Olivia continued to be employed at A Journey to You as a part-time office assistant and is now on our team as a full time licensed therapist. Olivia takes a person centered and strength-based approach to counseling and works with adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, histories of trauma and substance abuse, and life transitions.
MS, LPC, CCTP
Program Director / Bellefonte Facility
Hannah obtained her undergraduate degree at Penn State University and
received an MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lock Haven
University in May, 2016. Prior to joining A Journey to You as a
Master’s level intern in 2015, she worked with families experiencing
discord and separation, helping to resolve trauma and reunite with
healthy relationship patterns. Hannah provides individual, couples,
family and group therapy with extensive experience in attachment work
and specializing in trauma resolution. She received certification as a
Clinical Trauma Professional in 2019 and now provides EMDR (Eye
Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) as an EMDRIA trained
Thomas Smith, Psy.D
Tom received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from Widener University’s
Institute of Graduate Clinical Psychology in 2018. He specializes in child, adolescent,
and family therapy and is a Certified School Psychologist in Pennsylvania. Before
shifting to outpatient therapy, Tom worked for two years in Upper Merion Area
High School providing group and individual therapy to students at risk of being
outplaced for academic and/or mental health issues.
Tom works with patients ranging in age from 12 to adults and utilizes individual and
family modalities. His area of expertise includes treating anxiety disorders,
depressive disorders, adolescent issues, family conflict, attention-
deficit/hyperactivity disorder, self-esteem issues, LGBTQIA+, behavioral issues, and
stress management. Tom’s approach to therapy revolves around collaborating with
patients to identify the work they are ready to do by finding a balance between
gently challenging your comfort zone while firmly respecting boundaries.
MEd, MS, LPC / State College Facility
Beth Hull, completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology at Penn State University in 2001, received an M.Ed from AIU in 2004, and an M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University in 2015. She completed her clinical supervision for licensure at A Journey to You. Beth has extensive experience working with children, teens, and adults in wide range of settings. She got her start working with troubled youth as a Residential Counselor and Group Coordinator at a Residential Treatment Facility. Later, Beth worked with adults in an inpatient setting on dual recovery units focusing on substance abuse treatment. Beth worked for 8 years with foster/adoptive children and their families, preparing them for reintegration with their birth families or child preparatory services for adoption through the State Wide Adoption Network. She worked on an inpatient hospitalization adolescent unit as a social service therapist conducting individual and family sessions, and running psychotherapy groups. For a time, Beth worked in the home, community, and schools as a mobile therapist and behavioral specialist consultant for children and families. Currently, Beth is Psychological Services Specialist at SCI Rockview and is a part time clinician at A Journey to You. While at the prison, she has worked with the severely mentally ill on the residential treatment unit but more recently providing therapy services for inmates with substance abuse concerns while they are completing treatment in the Therapeutic Community Program. Beth uses a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach that aims to improve mental health. CBT focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems that a client is struggling with. Beth uses this approach to empower and to educate the client and believes that all individuals are capable of making positive change in their lives as they aspire to become the best version of themselves.
Tammi joins A Journey To You after spending the last 5 years practicing social work in Chicago, IL. Tammi received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration, and has worked as a school social worker, restorative justice specialist, and therapist. Tammi has extensive experience working with adolescents, young adults, and adults and is most excited about helping young people navigate the many life transitions they experience throughout life, including trauma, anxiety, depression, identity development, family issues, and social justice. She believes that therapy and social justice go hand in hand, since we have to be willing to have challenging conversations about ourselves and the world we live in. Sometimes that means confronting harmful biases, and other times that means learning how to create boundaries to protect our peace or discover how we advocate for ourselves or groups who have experienced marginalization. She is an advocate for all individuals, especially those who have experienced violence, trauma, or live with disabilities. Tammi approaches her work from a trauma-informed, systems oriented perspective, where the individuals she works with are the writers and experts of their own narratives, and utilizes strategies from a variety of treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and has received ongoing training in CBT, Somatic Embodiment and Regulation Strategies, Anti-Racist Mental Health Practices, Grief & Loss, and Trauma-Informed Practices.
MS, NCC / Bellefonte Location
Kate graduated with her Bachelors in Psychology from Lock Haven University in 2018. Kate recently earned her Masters of Science with a concentration in Military/Veterans in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2021 also from Lock Haven University. She completed certificates in Foundations of Trauma-Informed Care and Trauma-Informed Counseling. Kate is an active member of the ACA and ACES, and enjoys presenting at regional and national conferences. She has interests in self-care, mindfulness, and self-compassion. Kate believes in a person-centered and strength-based approach. Her approach is centered around treating you as the expert in your own life and providing the tools necessary to promote therapeutic change. One of those tools is psychoeducation to educate and empower you to take a leading role in your process. With Kate, you will find an empathic environment with a gentle challenging approach to assist you along your journey.
M.Ed., CRC / State College and Bellefonte Facility
Shea received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University in 2018 and her Counselor Education Master’s Degree with an emphasis in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from Pennsylvania State University, as well as her Certification in Rehabilitation Counseling in 2021. She has experience working with and advocating for individuals with disabilities, children, adolescents, and adults, and is ASIST certified. She is an active member of the ACA, ARCA, Chi Sigma Iota, WWP, and NPSC. She continues her work in the Brain and Behavior lab at PSU studying Traumatic Brain Injury and Neuroplasticity, and in the Neurofeedback lab as well. She will be receiving training in trauma focused behavioral therapy, and other trauma-based modalities. Shea believes in an existential, person-centered, strength-based approach. Her approach is centered around exploring what is meaningful and most helpful for you to live your best life. With Shea, you will find an empathetic environment, while empowering you to take the lead in making positive changes in your life. ~~Your potential to succeed is infinite!
Beth Thomsett-Scott, MA / State College Facility
Counseling is a heart-call for Beth. Although it took a circuitous journey to bring Beth to earn her master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University, Beth has always been passionate about leaving people better than she found them. She has earlier degrees in Agriculture and Library Science. Beth is currently working on becoming a mental health first responder and certified in shame-informed treatment. Beth employs a variety of therapies and techniques based on the individual needs of the client(s). Solution-focused therapy, internal family systems, strategies from acceptance and commitment therapy and trauma-informed therapy, are used in session, as well as the more well-known cognitive-behavioral strategies. Beth approaches all issues from a client’s strength-based approach. She is willing to include spirituality in sessions and comes from a strong Christian background while remaining fully open to other religions and spiritual leanings.
Master’s Intern (Bellefonte facility)
Catherine received her Bachelor’s degree of English from Lock Haven University in 2019, and is in the process of earning her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lock Haven University. She has a concentration in working with Military/Veterans, and is an active member of the ACA. Catherine believes in a cognitive-behavioral approach, giving the client the lead as they work towards bettering themselves and their lives. With Catherine, you will find an empathetic and gently challenging environment to assist you in your therapeutic journey!
Ashleigh M. Johnson,
Master’s Intern (State College location)
Ashleigh received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Ohio University in May of 2020. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Counselor Education with an emphasis in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling at The Pennsylvania State University. Ashleigh’s theoretical lens for treatment is Object Relations Theory. She has an interest in understanding how traumatic events throughout life impact people’s relationships with others and the way they view life. Ashleigh is co-president of Chi Sigma Iota’s Rho Alpha Mu chapter of the professional counseling honor society for the 2021-2022 academic year. Ashleigh is excited to work with adults at any stage in their life. She likes to empower clients and help them recognize that they are the experts of who they are. Ashleigh’s therapeutic approach is centered on seeing her clients as a product of a combination of biopsychosocial factors. When working with Ashleigh you will experience a collaborative therapeutic relationship fueled by her empathy and intuitive insight.
Master’s Intern (Telehealth)
Nikki received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from DeSales University in 2018 and is in the process of earning her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lock Haven University. This summer, she will complete a certificate in TeleMental Health to better assist those that are seeking virtual mental health treatment options. Additionally, Nikki has strong interests in Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and will be completing a Yoga Teacher Certification in the winter to help bridge the gap between the mind and body and allow clients to incorporate yoga and mindfulness into their treatment. Nikki’s previous work experience includes working with children and adolescents throughout her role as a Behavioral Health Technician (BHT) and assisting young adults in her position as a Peer Advisor and Counselor at DeSales University. Nikki is also an active member of Psi Chi and ACA and her approach is centered around cognitive behavioral and solution-focused modalities. Overall, Nikki’s goal is to help empower and educate clients on ways they can tap into their own innate resiliencies in order to reach their highest potential.
Master’s Intern (State College location)
Chantelle received her bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation and Human Services from The Pennsylvania State University. She is currently pursuing her Counselor Education Master’s Degree with an emphasis in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling also at The Pennsylvania State University. Her theoretical orientation is psychodynamic, thoughtful about the impact early life experiences have on understanding one’s self. She has experience working with adolescents to older adults, providing one-on-one support to enhance their existing strengths while learning new skills to adapt to life challenges. She uses person-centered techniques so that individuals can be their own leaders of the therapeutic journey and achieve goals of wellness and personal growth.
We are happy to have Baylee join the administrative team at A Journey to You. She brings her prior medical practice administrative experiences to deliver quality customer service, along with strong organizational skills to ensure that our client’s receive the best care. Her warm demeanor will help ease any anxieties that might take place on the back end so that you can focus solely on your journey to healing. Baylee’s mission is to consistently create a welcoming atmosphere and positive experience during your time with us.
Brittany joins the Administrative team at A Journey to You with over 15 years of customer service experience. Her primary experience has been in health care with a background in secretarial and Administrative operations. She holds customer service to very high standards and is always adapting to make your experience better, to make you feel at ease, and provide you with the best care. She is always striving to accurately complete the Administrative goals behind the scene, to make sure you have nothing but a positive experience during your time with us.
Therapy Dog (State College)
Our trained therapy dog, can be found daily at A Journey to You where she can accompany you during your therapy session upon request, providing additional comfort with her gentle and loving demeanor.
Therapy Dog (Bellefonte)
Halia is our two year old newest member of the AJ2U team and can be found at the Bellefonte location! She is so happy to begin her new journey! She missed her sister Keona when she was at work in State College, but she needed to get a little bigger at home first before venturing out and doing what doodles do best! Loving on people! Halia, Bellefonte welcomes you!