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 Fetzer  MEd, LPC, CCTP
Owner/Founder/Executive Director / State College 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.


Cassie Bierly
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. 

Olivia Barr
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.


Jena Gindlesperger
MA, LPC Program Director
/ 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.


Kaitlynn Timko
MS, NCC / Director of Outreach/ State College Facility

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. 


Corinne Motto
MA, LPC / Telehealth

Corinne earned her master’s degree from Seton Hill University in 2006 and obtained licensure in the state of Pennsylvania in 2012 as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She is a seasoned clinician having worked in the outpatient setting for 14 years.  Corinne has extensive experience in crisis counseling more specifically working with survivors of abuse. She utilizes individual and family modalities. Her areas of expertise include but are not limited to treating anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, family conflict, self esteem issues and stress management. She works with patients 20 to adult. Corinne believes that hope and self care provide the grounds for a balanced and peaceful life.

 


Samiyrah Weaver
MSEd, LPC / Telehealth 

Samiyrah is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania who supports people in overcoming a multitude of mental health challenges. Samiyrah has supported individuals faced with academic and behavioral challenges, homelessness, substance abuse issues, couples therapy, anxiety, depression and severe mental health issues. Samiyrah also supports those struggling with ADHD, grief, gender/ identity conflicts, anger management and marital distress issues. Samiyrah has facilitated groups in private practice, schools, shelters, residential programs, IOP and inpatient facilities. Samiyrah prides herself on providing a safe and nurturing environment, conducive for effective therapeutic recovery. Samiyrah attained an Associate degree at the Community College of Philadelphia, and later received her Bachelor of Science in Counseling from Drexel University. After graduation, Samiyrah took a year away from academia to focus on family. Samiyrah later attended the graduate program for School and Mental Health at University of Pennsylvania. Within those two years, Samiyrah worked diligently to stay atop of school, work and family demands and graduated with a Master of Science degree in Education for School and Mental Health Counseling. She a has a post-graduate certification in Ecotherapy from Pacifica Institute in California. Outside of the session, Samiyrah enjoys painting, learning Turkish, spending time in nature and quality time with friends and family. 


Traci Krider
MS, LPC / Telehealth

Traci earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lock Haven University with a focus on Military and Families. Traci has experience working with the child welfare system, the legal system, teens, families, and substance use disorders.  Traci whole heartedly believes that everyone has strengths and is committed to helping others to discover theirs. Traci takes a strengths-based and solution-focused approach when working with her clients and will both challenge you and cheer you as you arrive at your goals

Meg Lenherr
MA, LPC / Clinical Director / Telehealth

Meg is an enthusiastic, compassionate, and empathetic licensed professional counselor who moved to Pennsylvania to attend Slippery Rock University in 2014 where she later received a Master of Arts in Student Affairs with College Counseling in 2017. During her time at Slippery Rock she obtained an internship at Women’s Services, a domestic and sexual violence agency in Meadville, Pennsylvania, and developed a passion and specialty for trauma. Meg was hired from her internship and worked for five years for Women’s Services, receiving her license in professional counseling during that time in 2019, before venturing into the world of private practice in 2022. Meg’s philosophy is “Learn, Grow, Heal.” She believes that, through the therapeutic process, we gain deeper insight into ourselves and our needs in order to have an understanding of where we can grow so that we can overcome our challenges and heal.


Beverly C. Wells
MSW, LCSW / Telehealth

Beverly earned her bachelors of social work and her masters of social work from Temple University. In addition, Beverly completed post graduate studies at Chestnut Hill College with a focus on theories of counseling as well as psychotherapy/counseling techniques. Beverly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) bringing with her over 20 years of experience in the mental health industry. Beverly began her professional experience in residential/congregate care programs. The first was a residential facility for adjudicated males where she worked with families to lend professional support and planning to help parents regain an effective role in the lives of their children upon returning home. Beverly was the first Director for Temple University’s North-Central Victims Services, a program that gave support to residences in the named zip code that had been victimized and in need of support. She has experience in both the inpatient and outpatient settings and has worked in supervisory roles involving children’s advocacy, as well as foster care and adoption. Beverly is committed to bringing her experience and skills, coupled with her compassion and passionate style to serve those who come to a Journey to You who are looking to enhance their overall quality of life.


Darin Hudson
MS, LPC / Telehealth

Darin earned his Master’s Degree in Counseling from Capella University in 2013, with a focus on Mental Health. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor with an eclectic approach and a wealth of experience with different populations. Darin’s counseling expertise includes serving in outpatient programs, clinical case management environments, and schools. Historically, his clientele involves teens, young adults, adults, and couples. He specializes in a broad range of areas including: self-care, self-esteem, trauma, anxiety, family conflict, anger management, ADHD, depressive symptoms, substance use, and grief, just to name a few. Darin’s strength-focused, person-centered approach has endeared him to clients of all walks of life. He takes a collaborative, thoughtful approach so that his clients can feel valued, empowered, and hopeful in their pursuit of purpose and meaning. Darin is very relational and intentional about learning his clients’ needs, and working with them to develop the most appropriate approaches to addressing them. Whether the situation calls for energy, stillness, reflection, or humor, Darin goes above and beyond to pinpoint the ‘pieces’ and to connect them with the ‘big picture’ alongside his clients. He espouses the philosophy that “ Change is hard but DOABLE!”


Jenna Bicknese
MA, LPC / Telehealth

Jenna earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2013 from Cedar Crest College with a minor in Psychology. She received her Master’s Degree in Art Therapy from Cedar Crest College in 2015. Jennifer obtained her Board Certification in Art Therapy in 2017 (ATR-BC) and her License of Professional Counseling (LPC) in 2018. Jennifer specializes in working with varying populations including: relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, self-esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, adoption and foster care, blended family issues, caregiver issues and stress, guilt and shame, postpartum depression, pregnancy and childbirth, social anxiety and phobia, and LGBTQIA+ support. Jennifer works with children, adolescents, and adults. She is trained in TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and Art Therapy Assessments and Techniques. Jennifer has extensive experience working in the outpatient setting and enjoys the opportunity to provide support and guidance to those in need. 


Mackenzie Warden
MS / State College Facility

Kenzie earned her B.S. in Rehabilitation and Human Services from Penn State University and obtained her M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis in Children and Adolescent Counseling as well as Trauma Counseling from Lock Haven University. Kenzie completed her graduate level practicum and internship at A Journey to You and was hired on as a therapist shortly thereafter. Kenzie typically takes on a person centered, cognitive behavioral approach to treat her clients but will also work with a variety of therapeutic approaches, making the treatment tailored to the individual. While Kenzie has her specialization with children and adolescent counseling, she equally enjoys working with all populations and oftentimes utilizes humor to build a strong, therapeutic rapport with her clients. 


Shea Hubler 
M.Ed., CRC / Telehealth

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!


Melanie Veeder
MS / State College Facility 

Melanie earned her B.S. in Rehabilitation and Human Services from Penn State University and her M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis on Children and Adolescents from Lock Haven University. Melanie enjoys working with children and adolescents while using a strengths-based and person-centered approach, among others to fit individual needs. No matter what struggles life brings you, Melanie works with each individual to recognize their unique strengths and abilities. She believes in creating a warm and welcoming space where people feel open to exploring deeper parts of themselves.

Jake Schiffer
Massage therapist/personal trainer
State College Facility

Jake Schiffer, owner of JET Fitness, has been a certified personal trainer for over ten years with work experience in Alaska, Massachusetts, Texas, and Pennsylvania. He attained his associates degree in exercise science through the International Sports Science Association, and later achieved his B.A. in Kinesiology through CalU of Pennsylvania. He realized that although he was helping his clients through fitness, he wanted to help more. So he graduated from Integrative Bodyworks School of Massage Therapy, and became a PA State licensed massage therapist. Through his combined skill set, Jake has created JET fitness with the goal to bring healthy and balanced lifestyles to his community.


Baylee Breon
Office Manager

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.


In Loving Memory of Keona
Therapy Dog