peace of mind. peaceful life.
Observer, Story lover, Shame challenger
Areas of expertise.
Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Body Image Issues, Women’s Issues
Eclectic, Cognitive Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Trauma-Informed Approaches.
I believe that fostering a safe and authentic therapeutic relationship can be the catalyst for lasting and expansive growth. I aim to tailor my approach to you and your goals so that you feel truly welcome and accepted, rather than the experience feeling cold, clinical, and impersonal. I recognize that the act of seeking counseling leaves many feeling vulnerable and exposed, and as such, I put special emphasis on ensuring that you feel empowered and in control of what happens over the course of our therapeutic relationship. You are the expert on you, and only you can call the shots regarding what ultimately works or does not work for you. Although my role does often involve challenging my clients when appropriate, I prefer to take a gentle and collaborative approach – we work as a team. One of the greatest honors of being a therapist is being granted the privilege to walk alongside my clients while they confront the pain that has prevented them from actively participating in their lives.
I choose to integrate several counseling theories to inform my counseling approach, specifically elements of cognitive therapy, behavior therapy, and emotion-focused therapy. I believe that everyone is unique and that both known and unknown factors may contribute to what is occurring for you in the present moment. I utilize evidence-based practices (such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and trauma-informed interventions) to assist my clients in identifying past and present patterns that may be influencing their lives. I am open to catering my approach to each individual provided that the appropriate interventions are within my scope of practice.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection
Appalachian Life Enrichment Counseling Center
Lifelong learner, Wife, Nature freak, True-crime podcast fan, Self-proclaimed cat lady, Daydreamer
I was never really one of those people who just knew I would be a therapist one day – I was set on becoming a librarian, botanist, or an epidemiologist. The stars aligned along the way, however, and I discovered that pursuing counseling as a career allowed me to incorporate some of what I loved about those previously mention jobs. I’ve gotten the chance to bear witness to peoples’ stories, have admired the inherent beauty of the world around me, and have maintained my status as a lifelong learner. When I am not working, you may find me reading, dancing, creating art, or searching for new treats to bake (lavender tea bread is my absolute favorite so far!). I’ve also been known to dabble in yoga, musical theater, and long-distance running. I reside in Southwestern Pennsylvania with my husband, dog, and two feisty black cats.
Haley is a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. She completed her M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from California University of Pennsylvania in 2019 and her B.A. in sociology from the same institution. She has completed trainings in treating trauma and disordered eating and has also received supervision from clinicians specializing in both areas as an intern and while accruing hours for licensure. Prior to beginning at Appalachian Counseling Center, Haley worked as an outpatient therapist at a community mental health clinic in Pennsylvania where she gained valuable experience working with a wide range of diagnoses. She also worked as a graduate assistant in the Women’s Studies program while completing her master’s degree – this experience helped her solidify her interest in addressing women’s issues and advocating for other marginalized groups.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor-
West Virginia (applicant)
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)