Staff

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Esther Ervin, MA, LPC, NCC, ALPS
When the challenges and struggles of life become to much to handle, you are not alone. Having someone listen and accept you exactly as you are, while helping you change is what I love to do. I strive to build a strong, trusting and accepting relationship with every person that I see. I love helping adolescents and adults work through difficult issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, and 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 utilize Reality Therapy, to allow individuals to take control of their life and learn to make the best choices for them at the time. I use CBT and REBT to uncover and change negative thinking patterns. I specialize in treatment of traumatic experiences, receiving specific training in Prolonged Exposure.
 
In addition to Mental Health Counseling, I am able to provide a spiritually based approach to counseling, upon request, to allow each client access to comprehensive mental and spiritual care. I also enjoy providing couples counseling, as many individuals can benefit from learning improved communication skills and conflict resolution in their relationship with their partner.
 
Available: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays


 
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
 
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, skills, and visuals in therapy help clients both in the session and long-term to achieve their goals and maintain their 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 behavioral health 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 currently, I work as a local elementary school counselor helping students and families in a wide range of areas, which I also will do in private practice. These areas include self-esteem, setting and respecting boundaries, healthy communication skills, past and present trauma, grief, anxiety/depression, and more.

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.