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Christine Harenski, LCSW
Christine attended the University of Pittsburgh for her Bachelor in Science Degree in Psychology and a Master's in Social Work, specializing in mental health. In addition to her work in private practice, she carries clinical experience working in an inpatient hospital setting for mental illness and chemical dependency. Christine specializes in grief counseling, post-traumatic stress disorder, marital counseling, depression, sexual and child abuse issues, esteem issues, obsessive and anxiety disorder, as well as gay and lesbian issues. Christine also provides EAP services. Christine welcomes adult, adolescents and children. Christine also is sensitive to the spiritual background of her clients.

Melissa Oliver, LPC, NCC, EMDR-T, CST
Melissa is a Licensed Professional  Counselor and Certified Sex Therapist who has worked with individuals, families and couples in various outpatient settings. Melissa works with individuals going through difficult life transitions such as break-up, divorce, separation, affairs, career changes, grief/loss, substance abuse and addiction, anxiety disorders and medical illness. Melissa has worked with couples to strengthen and improve communication, increase intimacy, resolve conflict and healing after an affair.

Melissa has specialized training and certifications in human sexuality, sexual addiction and compulsions, teenage pregnancy, infertility issues, sexual identity, transitioning and sexual trauma. Melissa also works with women who are the wives of men in recovery for sexual addiction. Melissa is a trained EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapist and uses this therapy for the treatment of trauma.

Melissa provides a person-centered approach in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Her goal is for clients to increase happiness and develop a better quality of life.
 


Kalina Walker LPC
Kalina is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received her Bachelor of Science from Lock Haven University and Master of Science in Clinical Counseling from Waynesburg University. Kalina utilizes an integrative approach drawing from systemic and cognitive-behavioral theory, while also providing culturally aware and trauma-informed therapy. Kalina’s clinical specialties involve providing individual and family therapy to address a range of relational and mental health needs, including but not limited to: parent/adolescent conflict, grief and loss, emotional distress, communication, anger management, parental distress, and adolescent and child-specific concerns.  Kalina believes in an empowering and empathic therapeutic relationship, in which growth and change can occur.

Elaine Frost-Narciso LPC
Elaine Frost received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duquesne University both in Psychology and English.She continued her education at Duquesne University and received her Masters of Science in Counseling Education. She is a state and nationally-certified licensed counselor. Elaine has experience working with children diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum and their families. She has also worked as a high school Guidance Counselor. Her interests include counseling children, adolescents, and adults of all ages.

Patti L. Young, LPC, CAC
Patti is a licensed professional counselor as well as a certified addictions counselor. She has worked in the chemical dependency treatment field for eighteen years and has several years of experience in treating the mental health and chemical dependency issues of adolescents as well as adults. Additionally, her areas of expertise and interest include providing treatment to individuals with anxiety and mood disorders, co-dependency and trauma issues. She has many years of experience in working with adolescents and their families. Patti has several treatment approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, rational emotive therapy and motivational interviewing. She also provides trauma-focused treatment. Patti’s belief is that the most important aspect of counseling is to establish a therapeutic rapport with her clients to initiate the process of inner change.

Sage is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. She received her Masters of Science in Counselor Education from Duquesne University. Sage specializes in Eating Disorders, Self-Esteem issues, School Issues, Self-Injurious behaviors, Depression and Anxiety. Sage welcomes children, adolescents and adults for both individual and family therapy.