Get to Know Our Clinicians

Get to Know Our Clinicians

Get to Know our Clinicians

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Cecilia Peters, MA, PreLicensed Counselor

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.

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Melissa Brobst, BS, Master's Intern

Melissa is excited to partner with West Shore Wellness as she works towards completing her master’s degree for Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling.  Melissa was raised in South Central Pennsylvania and lived there until 2013 when she and her husband moved to Guatemala to serve as missionaries.  They returned in 2020 for Melissa to finish her internships in the U.S.  Melissa has a passion for helping pre-marital couples establish a strong base for their relationship.  She also has a passion for helping married couples who are struggling to heal wounds and find hope to have healthy marriages.  She is a certified Prepare Enrich facilitator and incorporates these assessments to help couples strengthen their marriage.  Melissa has a strong faith in the healing power of Jesus and loves to invite Him into the therapeutic space as the client feels is appropriate for their needs.

 

Outside of her professional life Melissa loves to spend time with her husband, love on her pets, read, and cross stitch.

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!

Nick Ortiz, BS, Master's Intern

Nick is our Master's Level Intern from Northwestern University's Counseling Program.  Nick was selected to work in a capacity where he provides counseling services, both group and individual sessions, in a joint program with West Shore Wellness and Camp Hill United Methodist Church. 

 

In this capacity, he is able to offer a Therapeutic Caregiver Connect Group for individuals who are providing caregiving services to loved ones.  In this 6 week group therapy, individuals spend time gaining a clearer understanding of all of the aspects of caregiving and how to utilize your supports to allow you to be the best caregiver for your loved one.

Nick also offers a Grief Therapy Group for members of the community who are struggling with all types of losses in life.  This is a 6 week group therapy where individuals will learn about the stages of grief and be supported as they journey through this together.

Individual sessions are available with Nick for adolescents, adults and older adults.  All Group Therapy Sessions with Nick are offered Free of Charge as a means of meeting the overwhelming needs in our community for counseling services at this time.  Nick is working under the supervision of Sara Bupp, MA, LPC in order to meet his requirements for graduation and licensure.  To learn more about a group or individual session with Nick, please call the office at 717-918-4900 and specify your interest in working with Nick.

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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 six 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.