MASTER’S LEVEL COUNSELING INTERNS

 

Chris Burd

Master’s Level Mental Health Counseling Intern
(she/her/hers)

Specialties: Individuals, Career Transitions, Anxiety, Depression, LGBTQIA+

As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has or ever will have, something inside that is unique to all time. It’s our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression.

 

– Fred Rogers

 

Once upon a time, there was a young woman struggling to find her place in the world—always feeling out of place, never quite feeling like she measured up, and often battling between what she thought she should do and what she wanted to do.  She was often depressed, almost always anxious, and completely stuck in negative patterns.  One day, this young woman met a counselor who started with a simple question: How can I help?  That question changed her life.

That young woman was me, now a slightly less young woman.  I still sometimes feel out of place, I sometimes feel like I don’t measure up, and I sometimes battle between what I think I should do and what I want to do.  But I know how to recenter myself, how to stop the “shoulds” from interfering with my wants, and how to remind myself of my worth and value.  

From that time, I have been passionate about mental health and wellness – removing the stigma from mental health issues and mental illness and encouraging anyone to seek mental health counseling when they need some extra support.  And now, after 20+ years working in a corporate environment in business management and information technology, it is time to take a leap and follow that passion.

I primarily utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which is based in the belief that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are all connected—distortions in our thoughts (even those automatic thoughts that we often don’t notice in our internal dialogue) can lead to unhealthy emotions or maladaptive behaviors.   I have also trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy, centered in the belief that all of us are wired to seek attachment and belonging in our lives, whether that is through romantic partners, friendships, or family relationships.

I specialize in working with adults, particularly those who may be dealing with anxiety, depression, or career and life transitions.  Clients dealing with trauma, identity issues, body image challenges, or career uncertainty will also find a safe space with me to explore, heal, and grow.

I approach every counseling relationship as a unique opportunity to guide, discover, nurture, and learn with you, the client.  Your experience is uniquely yours – and together we can uncover a pathway to a more fulfilling life.  

Education:

  • B.S. in Business Administration (Finance / Eastern European Studies) – University of Pittsburgh
  • Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Anticipated May 2022

Additional Training:

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Externship, International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)

 

 

 

Heather Putney

Heather Putney

PhD, LMFT, CSAT, EFT, EMDR-CIT

Executive Director, Founder
Clinical Therapist for Individuals, Couples, & Groups
(she/her/hers)

Specialties: Couples, Addictions, & Trauma Specialist

Amanda Anderson

Amanda Anderson

LPC, CSAT Candidate

Clinical Therapist for Individuals, Couples, & Groups
(she/her/hers)

Specialties: Couples, Addictions & Trauma

Amanda Chamberlain

Amanda Chamberlain

MSCP, LPC, EMDR-CIT, CPTT Candidate

Clinical Therapist for Individuals, & Groups
(she/her/hers)

Specialties: Partners, Addictions, & Trauma

Gabriella Locke

Gabriella Locke

PhD, LPC, CATP, CDHWP, CSAT Candidate

Clinical Therapist for Individuals, & Groups
(she/her/hers)

Specialties: Child/Adolescent, Addictions, & Trauma

Amy Lassen

Amy Lassen

MNO, CHC

Certified Health Coach, Non-Profit Consultant
(she/her/hers)

Specialties: Nutrition & Wellness, Self Esteem, Body Image, Food & Mood, Nutrition & Neurodiversity, Parenting, Meal Planning, Special Dietary Concerns

Monica Kaule

Monica Kaule

PhD Candidate, LPC, EMDR

Internship Program Supervisor
Clinical Telehealth Therapist for Individuals, Couples, & Group (she/her/hers)

Specialties: Couples, Addictions, & Trauma

 

Amy R. Stoddard

Amy R. Stoddard

MS, LPC, NCC, CCTP

Clinical Telehealth Therapist for Individuals, & Groups
(she/her/hers)

Specialties: Partners, Addictions, & Trauma

Brandon Long

Brandon Long

Master’s Level Counseling Intern
(he/him/his)

Specialties: Mindfulness, Couples, Adolescents, Addictions, & Trauma