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Esther Ervin, MA, LPC, NCC, ALPS
When the challenges of life become overwhelming, you are not alone. I strive to build a strong, trusting and accepting relationship with every person that I see. I love helping people work through difficult issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, co-dependence, substance abuse, and gaining overall life satisfaction. I have a sincere desire to help you make the changes that you have been wanting to make in your life.
 
I use Reality Therapy, to help you to take back control of your life and learn to make the best choices for you at the time…I believe you are the expert on your life, I am here to help support and guide you using your own inherent strengths. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) to uncover and change negative thinking patterns. I specialize in treatment of traumatic experiences, receiving training in Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Processing Therapy. I also use an Attachment based approach, to help people understand and improve their relationship patterns and improve overall satisfaction.
 
I have specific interest and training in treating veterans and first responders, providing a non-judgmental, warm and accepting environment in which you can heal from painful life experiences. I enjoy integrating spirituality into counseling as desired, to allow each client access to comprehensive, holistic care and helping to overcome traumas that may have been spiritual in nature.
 
I graduated from Waynesburg University with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2013, earning WV licensure in 2015. I am also an Approved Licensed Professional Supervisor (ALPS), providing Clinical Supervision for Provisionally Licensed Counselors in WV.
 
Available: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday


Ashleigh MIlls, MA, LPC, NCC
Ashleigh Mills, MA, LPC, NCC
 

Coping with life’s challenges can feel overwhelming. I am someone who can help listen and guide you to achieve balance in life’s struggles. Whatever you are struggling with, you are not alone. As your therapist, I can help you to make positive changes in your daily life and bring hope to the future. It is my goal to bring the most supportive, nonjudgmental, and ethical practice in my work. I enjoy working with adults with a variety of issues.

I utilize REBT, Reality Therapy, CBT, and DBT skills to create an individualized approach to meet the needs of my clients. I have specialized training in Cognitive Processing Therapy to treat traumatic experience. Whether it is anger, anxiety, depression, PTSD, or grief, my goal is to create specialized treatment to meet your needs.
 
It is my goal to provide you with the best care possible so that you can create the life you deserve!
 
Available: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
 
 
 


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Leesa Jackson, MA, LPC, NCC

Life these days comes with enough challenges. Having someone to listen without judgement shouldn’t be one of those. That is where I come in as your therapist.

Together, we will work on strategies that allow you to address and overcome past and present obstacles in your life. I am committed to helping people overcome addictions and learn ways to manage their depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, trauma, anger and other stressors that may affect your daily life.

I graduated from Waynesburg University with a Master’s of Arts Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Fairmont State University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology. I have spent over 10 years working with children, adolescents, and adults in various inpatient and outpatient settings working through a variety of mental health and substance use disorders. My background has provided me with a variety of techniques and therapeutic approaches from Reality Therapy to Dialectical Behavior Therapy to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and everything else in between. My theory is that when people have hope and can learn to challenge and replace irrational thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes, people are free to experience change. My goal is to provide individualized treatment to help you gain insight, self-awareness, and self-control in your life.

Available: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

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Amy Dale, MA, NCC,
Provisionally Licensed Counselor

There are times in life when we all need help. When things get hard, you are not alone. I am here to listen, and provide a non-judgmental, compassionate and accepting environment. I will work to meet you exactly where you are in your journey, to help you find strength and hope. We will work together to meet your personal goals, tackling the changes you have been wanting to make. I am experienced in treating anxiety, Depression, Substance Use Disorder, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, parenting, coping with major life changes, traumatic stress and stress management.

I use a combination of Cognitive Behavioral techniques, Reality therapy, and Person Centered techniques, to assist in improving coping skills, change ways of thinking that have been keeping you stuck, and developing behaviors to meet your needs.

I am currently accepting college age and adults, for individual and couples counseling.

I am a graduate of Waynesburg University, obtaining a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling in 2015. I am currently being supervised by Esther Ervin, MA, LPC, ALPS

Available: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays

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Sarah Small, MS, CRC, LPC

Throughout life there are moments of uncertainty. There are challenges that become overwhelming and feel impossible to navigate. It is my hope as a counselor to provide a safe environment where you feel comfortable and can openly share without fear of judgement. Based on a foundation of trust, acceptance, and understanding we will work together to uncover difficulties, gain insight, and pursue personal growth. 

My integrated approach is rooted in the humanistic perspective; using methods from Person Centered and Reality therapy. I also utilize CBT and DBT to incorporate mindfulness strategies to assist with grounding techniques and coping skills.

I believe there is power in taking small steps toward a long direction by setting practical goals. Shifting the focus from past experiences and future worries to be present in the current moment can provide peace. 

Whether it be anxiety, depression, PTSD, substance use, relationship issues, grief, or general stress management, we will work together to cultivate positive change. I am passionate about helping adolescents and adults manage the various obstacles that may impact their quality of life.

I graduated from West Virginia University with a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling in 2015 and am a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). More recently I became a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of WV.

Available: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays

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Kaitlin Fetty, MA, LPC, NCC

Life brings about moments, both big and small, where processing our thoughts and feelings about these events is beneficial to our well-being and relationships with ourselves and others. Therapy can help individuals gain insight and skills to bring inner clarity, healthier communication, and personal healing.

One of the most important elements to therapy is the connection between therapist and client, so I strive to provide a safe, comfortable, and accepting environment to foster trust for people to be their authentic selves.

The theory I use most in therapy is the humanistic approach, but I also utilize cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), rational-emotive behavioral therapy (REBT), and reality therapy. I strongly believe that incorporating conversation, practical skills, and visuals in therapy helps clients both in and out of the session to achieve long-term goals and maintain their personal growth.

For as long as I can remember, I have been passionate about building healthy friendships and relationships, so I knew pursuing a career in therapy/counseling was the path for me. I graduated from West Virginia University with a B.A. in Psychology in 2010. I worked for a behavioral health inpatient psychiatric unit in a hospital setting for a couple of years before completing my Masters in Counseling at WVU in 2014. 

For the past eight years and now, I work as a local elementary school counselor helping children and families with improving mental and social-emotional health. As a school counselor and private practice therapist, I have learned that humans of all ages may need additional support with self-esteem, setting and respecting boundaries, healthy communication skills, past and present trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, and more. 

Currently, I am under supervision to obtain my certification in sex therapy. Sex therapy encompasses a wide range of topics, which include but are not limited to: sexual health and wellbeing, sexual psycho-education, healthier communication skills, strengthening intimacy, sexual assault and trauma, kinks, consent, and more.

I work with children, adults, and couples from all backgrounds, sexual and gender identities, ages, faiths, ethnicity and race. I provide in-person sessions, as well as virtual sessions to persons physically in the state of West Virginia.

Available: Monday evenings

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Steven Drago, Jr. MS, LPC

“My passion in life is to help those achieve their goals by providing emotional support 

and guidance. Are you struggling with an addiction, loss, trauma, conflict, or any other  family/relationship issues? I am here to help. Just as the problems we face are unique, 

so are each of us as people. Ultimately, we all want the same thing, to live a better life.” 

Steve graduated from SUNY Brockport with his Bachelors degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice in 2012. After spending some time working for a private security firm, he decided to return to school in pursuit of his true passion and completed his Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Steve has experience working with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of settings including schools, outpatient clinics, and residential treatment facilities. He enjoys working with youth and adults using a person-centered approach combined with a diverse set of evidence-based techniques such as CBT/DBT. Over the past 10+ years, Steve has developed an expertise in treating substance abuse, mood disorders, and trauma-related issues. In his spare time, Steve likes to lift weights, play video games, and travel.

“Please, do not wait any longer in making the important decision to seek help. We all possess value and worth to the world.”

Available: Monday-Friday and offering in-person/virtual appointments. 

Licensed in WV & NC

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Patrick Whaley, MA, MPA, LPC

Everyone is deserving of help. The question isn’t “What’s wrong with you?” but “What’s happened to you?” I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in PA and WV who will help you heal from your painful past and the current struggles you have been experiencing. I will guide you in discovering insight into limiting belief systems so that you may live a healthier and more positive lifestyle. My goal is to assist you in regaining a sense of safety in the present and hopefulness toward your future. I am a compassionate and experienced clinical therapist, with 20 plus years of experience.


I have a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and extra professional counseling courses from Marshall University. I can treat children and adults. I have specialization in trauma, ADHD, Autism, treatment of sex offenses, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Thought Disorders, Personality Disorders, and Addiction. I mainly use a Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy approach to my sessions. Albert Ellis founder of REBT stated, “You have considerable power to construct self-helping thoughts, feelings and actions as well as to construct self-defeating behaviors. You have the ability, if you use it, to choose healthy instead of unhealthy thinking, feeling and acting.”


I have additional experience in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Gestalt Based Therapy. I even have some experience with behavior management. My training, experience, and life lessons have taught me that if you have the ability to change your life then you will be amazed of how capable you are and what you can achieve. The process of therapy will help someone to create a new story in their life which can be positive, focused, calm, loving, compassionate and happy.

Available: Monday-Friday and offering in-person/virtual appointments. 

Licensed in WV & PA