Get to Know Our Clinicians
Nathan Hempel, MA, LPC, NCC
Everyone has a story. I believe our stories are incredibly valuable. The stories we tell ourselves, the stories that we connect our stories to, and the way we make sense of those help to define who we are. Sometimes those help us rise above, sometimes they can bring us down. I believe that you are the expert of your own story. As a counselor, it is my privilege and honor to be able to enter into your story and walk alongside you in your journey to help reshape and redefine some of those difficult stories to help overcome problems you may face.
I also believe that those we journey with have a large impact on our stories. Highlighting and using important relationships in the counseling process is an important part of the journey. Problems do not exist in isolation, but our environment and relationships also can contribute to the difficulties we experience within our story. Bringing those relationships to bear on the counseling process can help bring growth and healing as well.
I am a professional licensed counselor who has been practicing for 4 years. I have experience working with individuals and families around many different issues related to anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and relational issues. I enjoy working with many different age groups from children starting at age 6 through adults.
Jocelyn Gale, MA, LPC, NCC
It is with gratitude that I have been asked to join the growing practice at West Shore Wellness. The environment is peaceful, safe and inviting; the perfect place to process life’s challenges and learn skills (or rediscover a skill set you forgot you possess) to cope with them more effectively.
I obtained my Undergraduate degree in Human Services from Virginia Wesleyan College. I earned my Master’s degree in Family and Marital Counseling from Messiah College and have been licensed in the state of Pennsylvania as a Licensed Professional Counselor.
Over the course of my professional life, I have been attracted to and apply different modalities of therapy in sessions; from Solution Focused, Strength Based, Emotion Focused, Cognitive Behavioral to most recently Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. The overarching therapeutic umbrella in my work whether with individuals or couples is Client-Centered. This means we work together utilizing your life experience, harnessing your strengths, wisdom and self-knowledge to help you move closer to your goals.
Throughout the years I have learned that trying to do everything independently is lonely and unnecessary. Support and encouragement can come from unexpected places but we have to be vulnerable and reach out. If you aren’t where you want to be - mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually and or relationally, I hope you will decide that the time is now to create a positive change for yourself. It would be my privilege to work with you to discover a more fulfilling life experience, whatever this means to YOU.
Cindy Devine, MA, LPC
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who is passionate about helping people understand themselves better so they can feel more confident and effective in managing whatever obstacles they face. I have over 10 years of experience with adults in treating a variety of issues related to depression, anxiety, anger, grief, mood swings, and relationship problems.
The primary way I enjoy working with clients is through a treatment modality called Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). DBT teaches clients the skills they need in order to be able to manage the difficult situations life throws at us. I love leading small groups to be able to teach these skills so that clients can not just survive, but THRIVE!
If you feel you could benefit from counseling, please feel free to contact me today. I look forward to the opportunity to journey with you.
Sara E. Bupp, MA, LPC, NCC, CAADC
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have been working in the Counseling Field for the past four 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 four 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, I enjoying spending time in nature, whether gardening, camping, hiking, kayaking or sitting on my deck.