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 Woodhouse MEd, LPC, CCTP
Clinical and Executive Director
Bethanne is no newcomer to the Happy Valley area, having lived in the State College area for 22 years. For over two decades she has worked in the field of human services, serving members of the geriatric population as well as individuals with disabilities. Bethanne acquired her BA from Rutger’s 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, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and the Centre County Reentry Coalition. In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors at Centre Helps in State College. 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. While she continues to build her vision at A Journey to You, Bethanne is also an adjunct professor at Penn State University where she teaches for the Rehabilitation and Human Services Department. 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 Neurofeedback therapy. Bethanne is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and is also certified in Telemental Health.
MS, LPC, NCC
Jenna comes to A Journey to You with extensive experience in the field of mental health and is one of A Journey to You’s very first employees, believing in and contributing to the passion and mission when it was simply a vision. Jenna received a BA in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State University, and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Chatham University. Jenna’s effectiveness and enthusiasm with children has been a great addition to our team, as well as for the community. She has worked as a mobile therapist/behavioral specialist providing services to children in their home as well as in the school setting. She has experience working with individuals with Autism as well as their families. Jenna also worked at the Meadows Psychiatric Center providing inpatient mental health treatment and case management services to individuals of all ages. Areas of special interest include anxiety, depression, and trauma. Jenna’s love for people and passion to help others to succeed becomes evident as her clients find her energy and workspace to be a calm and safe space in which to do their work.
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 Advocate
Cassie is happy to continue her fifth year at A Journey to You as 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 has a particular way of helping clients understand how connecting with the brain greatly influences overall wellness and is eager to help you connect with yours. Click the Neurofeedback tab at the top to learn more.
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 seeing clients as a therapist here at the State College facility as well as our Bellefonte location! 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
Hannah Hartswick, completed an undergraduate degree at Penn State University and received an M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lock Haven University in May, 2016. With extensive experience in family counseling, creative therapies and anxiety reduction techniques, Hannah especially enjoys assisting individuals in promoting change through self growth and discovery. She has extensive experience working with trauma and families in crisis and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). Hannah served as a graduate intern who completed her practicum as well as her internship over the past year. We are proud to have her as a part of the AJ2U team as a therapist at both our State College and Bellefonte locations!
Charla earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma with a minor in Leadership. She graduated with her M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from Oklahoma State University in 2016. Charla is an active member of the American Counseling Association. She began working with clients therapeutically in 2014, and joined A Journey to You after becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in 2019. Charla is passionate about helping people in the community create and work towards co-created goals. Charla takes an existential and strength-based approach to counseling and works with adolescents, adults, families, and couples with intentions to work through anxiety, depression, histories of trauma, and life transitions. Most of her training has focused on trauma and multicultural sensitivity, and she enjoys working with a variety of clients from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.
Amanda is master’s educated in Marriage and Family Therapy, and has extensive and diverse experiences. These experiences include but are not limited to trans persons seeking hormone therapy and gender-affirming surgery, couples of all configurations, children as young as 5, autism, trauma, substance abuse, personality disorders, depression, and anxiety. Amanda’s treatment approach incorporates a person-centered and narrative approach, assisting her clients in re-authoring their personal narratives from a strength-based perspective to build greater understanding and lessen symptoms of distress. In addition, she utilizes psychoeducation to inform her clients of the scientific theories that can help make sense of what you are experiencing and then impart skill-building to directly address these symptoms and build resilience throughout the process.With Amanda, you will find a compassionate style mixed with a gentle challenging approach to both meet you where you are and get you to where you want to go. She finds that her clients are the experts on themselves and she is here to provide education and a deeper level of understanding as to what may be going on. Amanda’s goal is for you to always feel empowered to direct your therapeutic experience where you want to go and away from where you don’t want it to go.
MEd, MS, LPC
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.
Jay, warm-hearted, good-natured, and always willing to go above and beyond to make sure everyone, both client and coworker, has the opportunity to focus on what is most important. Jay will be ensuring that every client is greeted with a warm welcome and gets what they need regarding scheduling, billing etc. Jay has an extensive and loyal background in the customer service industry and is happy to be given the opportunity to join our team where he can continue to help efficiently serve our clients! You will likely see Jay at both the State College and Bellefonte locations!
Rebecca Collins, MSW
Office Assistant (Bellefonte facility)
Rebecca (“Becky”) is happy to join our team as the Office Assistant at our Bellefonte location. Becky has been a resident of Centre County for over 14 years, having spent those years employed as a social worker, working closely with families and children and is, therefore, no stranger to the mental health field. She received her Master’s in Social Work from Marywood University in 2012. Becky has excellent customer services skills and will happily assist your needs at our Bellefonte office!
Julia, our administrative assistant at our State College location, is a senior at Penn State graduating with her B.S. in Psychology with multiple minors in May 2020! She has an extensive background in customer service and is happy to assist any client in any way possible. Julia will treat each client in a kind and professional manner. She is also excited to be assisting in Human Resources within A Journey to You, while still holding her position in the office.
BS / Master’s Level Intern
Leanne earned her B.S. in Psychology from Walden University in 2012. Currently, she is working at A Journey to You as a graduate ntern in our Bellefonte location. She anticipates receiving her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in August of 2020. Leanne uses a person-centered approach and believes in building on a client’s strengths.
Jackie works as an office assistant/intern at our State College office! She is currently a senior at Penn State University and plans to receive her B.A. in Psychology in May 2020. She also has a minor in Rehabilitation Human Services. Jackie is innately sensitive, perceptive, and intuitive to the needs of others and has experience effectively communicating with individuals of all ages. She looks forward to greeting clients at the check in desk as well as assisting them in anyway possible. She also has a desire to expand her knowledge base in the field of counseling.
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!