Specialists

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
Owner/Founder/Executive Director:

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.

Jenna Mueller
MS, LPC, NCC

Clinical Director/Bellefonte Facility

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 Gindlesperger
MA, LPC

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.

Cassie French
Neurofeedback Technician, Mindfulness Practitioner 

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. 


Olivia Metz
MEd, LPC

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.


Hannah Hartswick
MS, LPC, CCTP

Director of Outreach and Client Relations

Hannah 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 and couples 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 provides individual, couples, family and group therapy.


Charla Magruder
M.S., LPC

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 Taylor
MA, LMFT

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 their clients in re-authoring their personal narratives from a strength-based perspective to build greater understanding and lessen symptoms of distress. In addition, they utilize psychoeducation to inform their 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. They find that their clients are the experts on themselves and they are 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.

Beth Hull
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.

Megan Brickley
Master’s Intern

(State College Location)

Megan is a graduate intern working towards her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling at Capella University. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the Pennsylvania State University in 2014 and since then has gained a great deal of experience in a variety of settings. Currently, she is a Psychiatric Case Manager in the Emergency Department at Mount Nittany Medical Center. Prior to that she worked as a mobile crisis counselor for Centre County providing services to individuals in their homes, schools, hospitals, and jails. Before doing that, the majority of her professional career was spent working as a Drug and Alcohol counselor. She has worked both inpatient and outpatient, has facilitated partial hospitalized groups, facilitated the drug and alcohol program at the Lycoming County Jail, and has worked with individuals involved with the criminal justice system and treatment court programs. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages and has specific interest in areas of trauma, eating disorders, and addictions.

Kaitlynn Timko
Master’s Intern

(Bellefonte Location)

Kate received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Lock Haven University in 2018, and is in the process of earning her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lock Haven University.  Her concentration is in Military/Veterans, and she will complete certificates in Foundations of Trauma-Informed Care and Trauma-Informed Counseling this summer.  Kate serves as the President of her program’s club and created and serves as Director for a Mentor Program for her degree.  Kate is an active member of the ACA and ACES as well as Phi Kappa Phi and Psi Chi.  She has interests in self-care, self-compassion, and cognitive-behavioral interventions.  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.  Some of these tools include psychoeducation to educate clients and empower them to take a leading role in their process.  With Kate, you will find an empathic environment with a gentle challenging approach to assist you along your journey.  

Beth Thomsett-Scott
Master’s Intern

(Bellefonte Location)

We are happy to have Beth on board interning with A Journey to You through December 2020. She is working on a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Liberty University and is expecting to graduate in December 2020. In her former career as a librarian, Beth developed an empathic spirit for helping people with any need. Utilizing a variety of therapeutic interventions and a personal touch for each individual, Beth will work intensively to support every client and help them heal. Her passion is to leave people better than she found them.

Jamer Greenleaf
Office Manager

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!

Keona
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.

Halia
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!