Get to Know Our Clinicians

Get to Know our Clinicians

Dave Clark, MA, PreLicensed Counselor

I consider it a tremendous privilege to walk with clients through their fears, hurts, and life transitions. My passion is seeing clients experience healing and a renewed sense of purpose and vitality in life. My counselling style is warm, compassionate, and engaged. I believe that when clients feel valued and understood, they can find the safety to explore their feelings, wounds, and longings. As well, I take a collaborative approach to therapy and enjoys partnering with clients to work together towards their goals. I have experience working with youth, university students, adults, couples, and families, with a focus in the areas of: couple and family Counselling, trauma and crisis, anxiety and depression, grief and loss, and existential and spiritual exploration.

 

I received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of British Columbia, a Master of Arts in Theology from Regent College, and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Trinity Western University. My approach to counselling is influenced by my training, which includes Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and Gottman Couples Therapy.

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Cecilia Peters, MA, LPC

                        (Telehealth Only)

I aim to engage with clients both empathically and holistically in my work within sessions. Being present with authentic listening and positive regard are two powerful aspects I use for building a healing relationship with each client. I believe therapy is a space for safety, honesty, and finding a connection with your deeper self. Together, we will create an environment for positive growth in your therapeutic process. Using a combination of evidence-based, therapeutic modalities, I will tailor treatment to fit your individual needs. Approaches I may use include Cognitive Behavioral, Strengths-Based, Play Therapy, and Person-Centered.

In conjunction with counseling work, I am entering a Doctoral program to become a Clinical Psychologist, Fall 2022. I graduated with a Master of Arts in Mental Health and Wellness from New York University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Penn State University. My experience in the mental health field has extended over the last five years. In that time, I have gained areas of specialty working with individuals facing challenges with ASD. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life, meeting various challenges or stressors. I work with those of all ages dealing with anxiety, lowered self-esteem, depression, anger, life transitions, grief, etc. Outside of professional work, you can find me spending time with my dog and loved ones, traveling, hiking, painting, or baking.

Jordan C. Rigel, MA, PreLicensed Counselor

I approach each patient by helping guide them through their personal therapy journey and identify which areas they can change for the better. I use a combination of positive pillars philosophy and neuro-linguistic style of counseling for a flexible interaction with clients.  My experience in helping clients from various walks of life, past traumas, and struggles has uniquely equipped me to help a lot of different individuals.  I enjoy helping those who face personal challenges find new ways to live life more satisfied and abundantly.  I currently work with adolescents (13+), adolescent families and adults.

 

I am a graduate of both Millersville University and Adler University with degrees in psychology, specializing in military trauma.  I have gained experience working in the field as both a family-based therapist and an inpatient therapist.  In both environments I have experience in providing trauma informed care.  I am also a military veteran of the Army, Medical Service Corps, currently serving as a Reservist Captain.

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Debra Belack, MA, LPC, NCC

I believe that maintaining and focusing on our mental health should be as normal as attending to our physical health, and just as important. Therapy is a way to work through the challenges of life, understand ourselves more fully, and work towards a place of wellness unique to each person. Therefore, I use multiple evidence-based modalities, coupled with a therapeutic style that is impartial, non-judgmental, and encouraging, specific to each person’s needs.

 

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a certification in the treatment of trauma.  I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Bloomsburg University, with a concentration in Family, Children, and Youth, and a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  As a therapist, I’ve supported individuals with addictions, life stressors/transitions, and multiple diagnoses such as depression and anxiety disorders in outpatient, inpatient, residential, school, and community settings.  More specifically, I specialize in working with women, children, and people who have experienced trauma. In the past 15 years I have worked with over 2,000 children (infancy through adolescents) and their caregivers, as well individuals who have experienced trauma (i.e. sexual abuse, domestic violence, car accident, etc).  I look forward to beginning a journey of healing with you!

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Sara E. Bupp, MA, LPC, NCC, CAADC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have been working in the Counseling Field for the past nine years.  I have trained as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor, having completed my Clinical Master's work at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, PA .  I have extensive knowledge and experience in working with most mental health diagnosis as well as addictions.  In 2014, I completed post-graduate training with the ScreamFree Institute in their ScreamFree approach to Marriage.  In 2016, I obtained my Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor credentialing. 

 

My work over the past several years has taken me to inpatient mental health settings, outpatient mental health settings, residential & outpatient drug & alcohol treatment programs as well as medicated assisted treatment programs.  Each of these environments has helped to educate me and inform my practice to make me a better counselor for you.

 

My preferred client is anywhere between 13 years old all the way up through older adults.  I enjoy working with people as they journey through the many transitions of life.

My undergraduate degree is in Christian Ministries which allows me to be able to integrate faith and spirituality issues into sessions if the client desires this.

Outside of the office, I enjoy reading & watching movies.  When the weather allows, you will most likely find me spending time in nature.