STAFF

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JOANN DAVIS FREY, BSN, MS, LPC, NCC

JoAnn is the owner of Natural Resilience, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Registered Nurse. She is devoted to meeting each client where they are, striving to consistently provide a setting of understanding, encouragement, and hope. As a practitioner of integrative mental health, her counseling philosophy is one that addresses mind, body and spirit. Her education and clinical experiences have allowed her the opportunity to work with a variety of populations, within a number of practice settings. JoAnn views each person as the true expert in their life. She focuses on the inherent strengths and abilities of the individual as a means to help them identify solutions and achieve desired outcomes. Her collaborative approach works toward a greater understanding of self, overall wellness and progression toward a more satisfying life.

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GILLIAN S. KRAFFT, MS, LICSW, IAEPD member

 

Gillian is a licensed independent clinical social worker and member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals and the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation. She believes that her work as a therapist is to guide people through their healing process. As everyone’s process looks different, Gillian imparts an eclectic technique, combining traditional talk therapy, psychoeducation, dialectical behavioral therapy, as well as others, to provide the best care possible.  Gillian specializes in treatment of eating disorders, but also works with clients suffering from anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, as well as other life problems. Gillian is well-versed on aspects of nutrition and the effects of food on our body and mind, and offers education on this topic to our practice as well.

 

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ANNA HRAFNSDOTTIR,  M.Sc, MSW, LICSW, CTT

 

Anna is a licensed clinical social worker, art therapist and certified ITR trauma therapist. Her therapeutic approach with clients is strength-based and person-centered. Anna’s education and experience with different populations has allowed her to provide individual and group therapy to children, adolescents and adults in various settings such as within schools, hospitals, residential treatment center, in private group practice, and in the community. Her primary clinical focus and passion has been with post-traumatic stress disorder and dissociative disorders. Anna strives to create a safe environment to help the client find deeper awareness and compassion towards their inner self with the aim of empowering her clients to improve their outlook on life and the future.

 

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BRENDA EVERETT, MA, LPC, NCC, CTT

 

Brenda is a licensed professional counselor, nationally certified counselor, and certified trauma therapist. Her military service and background paired with education and clinical skills have promoted her experience in working with various populations. She comes with numerous years of experience working with Veterans and their family members. She specializes in a variety of issues that include depression, anxiety, trauma, adjusting to change, stress management, grief and loss, relationship conflicts, codependency, and obsessions and compulsions. She enjoys the diversity of working with people from all walks of life by helping them attain better well-being, growth, and transition. She believes that by being proactive, purposeful, and working through the myriad of life’s ups and downs you have the chance to over-come, grow, and move forward in your life.

 

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TAMARA MILLER, M.Ed, LCSW
 

Tamara is a Licensed Professional Counselor in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Tamara earned her Master’s Degree from Ohio University in 2004. Since graduating, her practice has focused on counseling Adults, Adolescents, Children and Families.

Tamara has had a breadth of experience with helping people overcome various hurdles in their lives and to reach their goals for a more fulfilling life. Tamara specializes in the treatment of Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Grief, Relationship Concerns, and has extensive experience treating Trauma. She believes each person who comes to therapy is the expert on their own lives. Tamara takes the role of advocate to help clients gain insight into the areas they desire to see change or healing. Partnering with clients through the use of traditional, integrative and creative techniques, Tamara assists people in finding tools to utilize in the change process. She has a warm and caring personality and strives to create an environment of safety in which people can be vulnerable in order exhibit the courage to find healing and lasting change.

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SHARON LEWIS, LCSW

 

Sharon is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social worker. She graduated from West Virginia University with her Masters in Social Work in 2006. Sharon works with her clients to meet them where they are and support them on their own unique path of self exploration and discovery. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to work with each individual. Sharon has had the opportunity to work with individuals struggling with anxiety, PTSD, depression, relationships and grief. Her clients can expect to be heard and encouraged with genuine empathy and faith in improving life experiences. 

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KYLYNN WILLIAMS, MA, NCC, LPC

 

Kylynn is a nationally certified counselor and a licensed professional counselor in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Kylynn graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2014 with her Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree and has had numerous experiences working with children, adolescents, and adults in various mental health and drug and alcohol treatment settings. Kylynn has also completed training in trauma-focused CBT for children and adolescents. Kylynn uses an integrative approach to support, educate, and motivate clients on their journey of personal growth and development to meet each individual’s goals in a non-judgmental way.  Kylynn believes that every person has the abilities and strengths to improve their lives and increase their overall well-being.  Kylynn strives to support clients in their development and integration of these skills and qualities into their daily lives and achieve their best self.

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GLORIA MAHIN, LPC, ALPS, REAT, AADC, NCC

 

Gloria is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is passionate about the stories that give meaning to our lives. Her approach to counseling integrates Narrative Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and she is trained in the Matrix Model of addiction intervention. She has worked in inpatient, outpatient, and community mental health settings in multiple locations throughout the United States since 2004. Her clients include children, adults, and families struggling with depression, anxiety, relationships, attention deficit, oppositional defiance, addiction, and issues with cultural and gender identity. Gloria offers tools, insights, and creative inspiration to empower her clients to meet the challenges on the journey of life. She sees her role as a dedicated ally, an authentic witness, and an unfailing believer in each individual’s capacity for healing and growth. 

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THOMAS DRVAR, MSW, LICSW, AADC

 

Thomas is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social worker 10+ years of experience of providing individual, group, and couples therapy. He feels honored to be given the opportunity to help clients confront the issues that they are struggling to overcome. Thomas combines his natural optimism with Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused Brief Therapy techniques to work with each person. Throughout his career he has treated a variety of diagnoses that include PTSD, depression, anxiety in clients of all ages from adolescence throughout end of life. He has also been dedicated to treating those suffering from substance use disorders and recently obtained advanced certification in addiction treatment.

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KRISTEN BOYCE, MSW, LICSW

 

Kristen is a Licensed clinical social worker. She graduated from West Virginia University with her Masters in social work in 2014. Her work experience includes family, individual and group services in the outpatient setting.  Her work has focused on helping children, adolescents, and their families overcome life challenges.  She is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral therapy. She also specializes in treatment of anxiety and mood disorders. Kristen believes a strong therapeutic alliance and providing a safe environment allows clients to find strength and empowerment to enhance healthy coping techniques and create lasting change.

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CHRISTOPHER LOPEZ, MSW, LICSW, C-DBT

Christopher Lopez is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who believes in honoring and validating the inherent wisdom each individual carries along with them as they embark on a journey toward healing. 

Chris’ experience spans a wide range of practice settings, while providing psychotherapy to individuals, families and groups. Areas of focus surround, but are not limited to, depression, anxiety, life/relationship transitions, trauma recovery, personality disorders, addictions, and LGBTQIA2s+ issues. 

Chris pulls from a variety of evidence based treatment modalities such as Mindfulness, Brief Psychodynamic, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Hypnotherapy to help guide assessment and treatment. There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to treatment, so Chris will collaborate and meet you where you are at to determine what the “best fit”, and course of action is to assist you on accomplishing your goals.

 

They are a certified Dialectical Behavior Therapist, and are currently undergoing certification in Heart Centered Hypnotherapy. Chris offers both in person and tele-therapy sessions.

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BETH CICHOSKI, MSW, LICSW, CHT

 

Choosing the right therapist can be daunting! Beth will be the right fit for you if you are looking for an authentic, compassionate, culturally aware and life-affirming therapist.

Beth Witter Cichoski is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience in the behavioral health field. She completed a Master’s of Social Work degree from Columbia University in 2000 and since then has had the privilege of working with children, adolescents, and adults in residential, hospital, private practice and community mental health settings. She is experienced in individual, group, family and couples psychotherapy with a wide range of focus areas including depression/anxiety, trauma, life transitions, relationship struggles and addiction. She has provided field instruction to BSW and MSW students; clinical supervision to newly licensed therapists; professional education, training and consultations in both educational and clinical settings.

Beth uses evidence-based treatment such as hypnotherapy, brief psychodynamic therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills training. Beth is a Certified Heart-Centered Hypnotherapist. No single approach is right for every individual; Beth will collaborate with you to find the most appropriate path to help you achieve your goals. Beth offers both in-person and tele-health sessions.

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ELIZABETH TOMASIK, MA, PROVISIONALLY LICENSED COUNSELOR, NCC

 

Elizabeth (Liz) is a Provisionally Licensed Counselor in the state of West Virginia, and is a nationally certified counselor. Liz earned her Master’s Degree in clinical mental health counseling from West Virginia University in May 2020. Since graduating, her practice has focused on counseling children, adolescents, families, along with young adults. She works with her clients to meet them where they are, as she facilitates the enrichment of self-exploration and discovery by tapping into one’s own strengths. Liz has completed trainings in Trauma-Focused CBT for children and adolescents, as well as Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for children ages 3-7. She has had the opportunity to work with diverse individuals struggling with anxiety, trauma, disruptive/impulse-control and conduct difficulties, grief, and depression. Her clients can expect to truly feel seen and heard with her, as a dedicated ally believing in each individual’s capacity for growth and healing.

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CAITLIN HANNA, MA, LPC, ALPS, C-DBT

Caitlin is a licensed professional counselor in the state of WV. Caitlin earned her Master’s degree in mental health counseling in 2012 from Waynesburg University. Caitlin has worked in the mental health field for the past 12 years in multiple settings. She enjoys working with adults through all stages of life. She believes through the power of the therapeutic relationship clients can begin to develop mindful solutions to change their life. Caitlin is certified in dialectical behavior therapy and utilizes the skills to help clients regulate their emotions and develop healthy, long-lasting relationships. With the use of mindfulness practice, clients can begin to heal from their past and take a present centered approach to life.

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BONNIE STRAYER, MSW, LGSW, EMDR

Bonnie is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker who received her Master’s Degree at West Virginia University. She is basic trained in EMDR, an evidence based psychotherapy model. Bonnie utilizes a trauma informed integrative approach and specializes in working with adults living with PTSD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, grief and loss, women’s issues, intimate partner violence, and those facing difficult life transitions. Bonnie combines her life experience with her education and training when providing a warm, client centered therapeutic atmosphere. She is sensitive to the reality that therapy is a commitment of time, energy, and money (and more!) and aims to help clients meet their treatment goals in a timeframe that works for them.

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SUSAN MCCOURT, OFFICE MANAGER

 

Susan is your first point of contact. As office manager she demonstrates the oversight of all aspects of patient care and smooth running of the office. Her responsibilities include but not limited to scheduling, patient communication, checking insurance benefits and taking care of insurance problems, accounts receivable and working with patients to understand their insurance benefits and financial obligation. She is very understanding of patients needs and tries to match them with the best suited therapist.