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Vanessa Meredith MA, LPC

Owner and Clinical Director

Vanessa Meredith earned a master’s degree from Boston College’s Counseling Psychology program and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from West Virginia University. With 27 years of experience conducting individual and couples/marriage counseling, Ms. Meredith specializes in working with people who struggle with clinical anxiety, depression and relationship issues. She uses a strength-based, eclectic approach tailored to the individuals. Ms. Meredith also provides relationship coaching to individuals rebuilding their lives after separation, divorce or death of a loved one.

 

Ms. Meredith has facilitated various groups/workshops including Coping with Depression, Surviving Separation and Divorce, Codependency Groups, Stress Management, and Helping Families Cope with Grief and Loss.

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Pauline Amaismeier MS, LPC, BSN, RN-BC, BC-TMH, CCTP

Therapist

Ms. Amaismeier has nearly 35 years of experience in the mental health field. She earned her Master of Science degree in Community Agency Counseling from California University and also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Duquesne University. She is also a Board Certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse and has a certification in Telemental Health.

 

Ms. Amaismeier’s passion and area of expertise lies in her work with trauma victims. Her experience includes working with individuals who have experienced trauma as a result of emotional, sexual or physical abuse, complicated grief issues, accidents, man-made or natural disasters or PTSD from serving in the military. She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and Critical Incident Stress Management, techniques which have yielded positive outcomes in working with first responders, and victims of tragedy and trauma. She also employs other modalities to treat mental health issues including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Art Therapy, and Narrative and Person Centered Therapies. 

 

Ms. Amaismeier has experience working with first responders and the military.  She is active on the National Disaster Medical Assistance Team and also serves on the American Red Cross’ disaster mental health team where she has volunteered the past 26 years to working with individuals experiencing sudden unexpected 
catastrophes. 

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Carolyn Baird DNP, MBA, RN-BC, CARN-AP, FIAAN

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Psychiatric and Addictions Nurse, Therapist

Dr. Baird has practiced as a mental health and addiction disorders therapist providing individual, family, marital and group counseling, EMDR, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, and EAP services since 1996. Her 30+ years experience in the healthcare field have been spent in providing treatment to individuals of all ages with addiction, mental health and co-occurring disorders in the full continuum of settings. She received both her doctorate in nursing practice and her master's in business administration - heath care emphasis from Waynesburg University.

Dr. Baird is an author, reviewer,  presenter, trainer and adjunct faculty member. She has earned numerous credentials in the fields of nursing, psychiatric nursing and addiction treatment and has received a myriad of awards, including the Carlow University Alumnae Service Award for Health Care in 2004.

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Linda Houston MA, LPC, NCC

Therapist

Ms. Houston is a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a National Certified Counselor who uses an integrative therapeutic approach – using a variety of counseling styles to suit the individual client. She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist and specializes in trauma and complicated grief issues. Ms. Houston also has an extensive background in treating anxiety and depression. 

 

Ms. Houston employs different treatment modalities based on her clients' needs including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as well as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy DBT), Gestalt therapy, mindfulness and EMDR.  


Her goal as a therapist is to have you never feel like you are in a "therapy session." You will experience a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere where you can feel safe and secure. 

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Maggie Manning MS, LPC

Therapist

Ms. Manning earned her master's degree in Professional Counseling with a specialization in school counseling from Carlow University and her bachelor's degree in Social Services from Chatham University. She has six years of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families in multiple settings. She helps individuals improve their social skills, discover healthier coping skills for anxiety and depression and also understand their feelings to improve their ability to regulate their emotions.

Ms. Manning's goal as your therapist is to utilize your strengths to support you in overcoming difficult challenges. She utilizes person-centered treatment modalities because she views every person as a unique individual. 

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Amanda Neace MA, LPC, NCC

Therapist

Ms. Neace earned her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University and her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Washington and Jefferson University. She completed clinical training with a psychodynamic focus, which enables her to understand the complex interplay between a person's past experience and present challenges. Amanda's specialty training in structural family therapy equips her to address issues within the context of family systems, promoting healthier communication and dynamics. Her forward facing trauma interventions empower individuals to confront and heal from past traumas, fostering resilience and growth. She understands that trauma can have a profound impact on the body and mind and acknowledges this connection in the healing process. Perinatal and post-partum mental health is another area in which Amanda excels, providing support and understanding during crucial stages of pregnancy and early parenthood. 

 

With over a decade of experience, Amanda has touched the lives of numerous individuals, families and couples, helping them navigate their mental health challenges and emerge stronger. Whether you are facing trauma, struggling with family dynamics, navigating perinatal and post-partum challenges, or just feeling stuck overcoming barriers to reaching authentic joy, Amanda is here to walk with you every step of the way. 
 

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Lora Rutherford, MS, LPC, NCC

Therapist

Ms. Rutherford earned her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a certification in addiction from the California University of Pennsylvania (now Penn West California) and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Thiel College. She currently attends Waynesburg University as a Doctoral Candidate in Counselor Education and Supervision. She is also an adjunct professor at Waynesburg University. She has a special interest in working with individuals struggling with substance use and mental health issues.

 

Ms. Rutherford’s goal as your therapist is to empower you through your struggles and aid you in developing healthy, practical, and effective coping skills. She utilizes a strengths-based, culturally sensitive approach to tailor sessions directly to client needs and expectations. At her core, she resonates with a person-centered approach but does utilize other treatment modalities, like cognitive behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy.

Join Our Team!

If you are a licensed mental health professional looking for a collaborative, supportive practice, please consider joining our team. Please submit the contact form below or email Vanessa Meredith at vm@meredithcc.com

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