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OUR TEAM

Shannon, Office Manager

SHANNON

OFFICE MANAGER

Shannon is the person that is in the hub of our office.  She is kind, enthusiastic, and always eager to help our clients. Shannon was born and raised in the Slate Belt Region. Shannon still resides there today. Shannon began her career in the medical field billing insurance companies. Shannon got her first job in an Outpatient Mental Health Facility in 2004. Since then she learned to verify insurance benefits and learned the ins and the outs of running a successful office. Most of Shannon’s success has been done by being self-taught.  Shannon has been with A Pathway to Healing Counseling Services, LLC for 3 years. Shannon’s passion is for all aspects of her job. Her enthusiasm is contagious to both co-workers and our clients. Outside of the office Shannon enjoys spending time with her family, daughter Kayla and their beloved dog, Sadie Lynn.

Bernadette Gaumer, Owner, LCSW

BERNADETTE GAUMER

OWNER, LCSW

My name is Bernadette Gaumer. I am a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, friend, and PA therapist. I have had many trials in my life, but, they aided me in who I have become and have developed me into someone who is empathetic and sparked a desire in me to help others to free themselves from being held hostage from negativity, fear, and shame. I have learned over the course of my career, I have compassion for all human beings.

It is my passion in life to help others achieve the life they always wanted to have, even in the face of adversity. Integrating my education, life experience, and my desire to use my life in a way that brings comfort to others when they need clarification with life issues, is what I strive to do. 

 

I am committed to helping my clients to achieve THEIR goals. 

In addition to being a relationship therapist, I have presented at an Eastern Regional Conference regarding the topic of Teamwork.  I have been the featured speaker to teach several life skills topics such as Effective Communication, Team Building, and The Power of Positive Thinking and Sensitivity Training.  

I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support with compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
To the core of my being, I know change is possible when the person is ready. I would be honored to work with you or your family members to achieve the life you want.

 

Education:
Cedar Crest, BA
Marywood University, MSW

 

Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP).

Licensed Clinical Social Worker by the State of PA Board of Social Workers

Additional Training:
Trauma-Informed Care
Ethics Training
EFT Certification
Effective Communication
Domestic Violence (PCADV)
Sexual Assault (PCAR) 

Proud Member of the following organizations:
National Association for Social Workers (NASW)

Beth Ann Boris, LSW

BETH ANN BORIS

LSW

Beth Ann Boris is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania.  Beth earned her Bachelor of Social Work from Cedar Crest College in Allentown, and a master’s degree from Marywood university’s School of Social Work in Northeast Pennsylvania. Beth has 18 years of experience working with many diverse populations. She has been working as an independent contractor for six years.

Her education and career have allowed for additional experiences in school-based settings, human service agencies, serving individuals in the criminal justice system including offenders and their families, Child welfare, and crisis work. She has worked with individuals with chronic and persistent mental health disorders in psychiatric settings. Beth has advocated for social change and development, and human rights at local and state levels. Additionally, she has extensive experience working in Family Systems Therapy.

 

Areas of expertise include:

Anxiety and depression

Relationship challenges couples and families

Phase of life changes

Behavioral Health

 

As a Social worker, Beth is committed to her clients, creative, realistic, and has a down-to-earth personality.

Haley Moskella, LCSW, RPT, CAAPT
Amora, Therapy Dog

HALEY MOSKELLA

LCSW, RPT, CAAPT

Haley Moskella, LCSW, CPP-AAPT, has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Bloomsburg University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Marywood University. She became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in December 2016. She has worked in the human services field since 2012, with experience in case management in a hospital setting, and has worked with victims of abuse in a domestic violence agency. Haley has been an outpatient mental health therapist in private practice since 2014 providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families. Haley is currently working toward a Registered Play Therapist credential to specialize her focus on working with children and families. In 2015, Haley began her journey studying Animal Assisted Play Therapy® (AAPT) through the International Institute for Animal Assisted Play Therapy® (IIAAPT). The training program is a rigorous one, focused not only on the theories, research, and practice of AAPT but has an important component of learning how to read and respond to canine body language and communication. This is important in making sure that the work being done is not only enjoyable for the client and approved animal, but safe for all. Haley became a Certified Professional Practitioner of Animal Assisted Play Therapy® in July 2017, along with her approved canine, Amora.

 

Amora, Haley’s canine therapy partner is an American Pitbull Terrier mix. Amora has completed a Puppy Kindergarten Class, Advanced Puppy K, earned her Canine Good Citizen recognition, and is an approved canine in Animal Assisted Play Therapy®. Her enthusiasm lights up the office on the days she is present. Amora is very eager to meet and greet new people; she is very curious and very loving. Amora has many traits that make her an appropriate fit for the work she does. While engaging with clients, Amora enjoys playing games of hide-n-seek, working through obstacle courses, practicing learned tricks as well as learning new ones, and playing games created by Haley focused on meeting treatment goals for each client. On those lazy dog days, Amora enjoys resting on her bed while clients gently pet her or read her a book.

Many of the interventions Amora engages in with clients focuses on addressing issues related to ADHD symptoms, building self-esteem, feeling expression, problem-solving, coping skill development, boundary-setting/acceptance, and anxiety. Amora also has helped clients work through issues related to bullying, as this is something that the dogs lumped under the “Pit Bull” umbrella get, even though a “Pit Bull” isn’t a specific breed itself, more so many different breeds that have been crossbred over the years. The activities that are used allow the client to actively work toward treatment goals, through the process of play therapy and processing the interventions.

When Amora isn't working, she enjoys catching up on sleep, playing fetch outside, playing monkey-in-the-middle with her favorite ball, going on walks and hikes, solving dog puzzles that are mentally stimulating, and playing with her doggie friends. She also enjoys spending time with her human friends!

*For your consideration: Haley uses an assessment process to decide which of her clients would be appropriate to work with Amora given specific criteria. Amora is not part of every client session, as Amora is not at the office every day of the week. Amora solely works with her owner/handler, Haley.

Kathleen Oriti, MA, LPC

KATHLEEN ORITI

MA, LPC

Kathleen is licensed in NJ and PA (Licensed Professional Counselor).  She has enjoyed working at A Pathway to Healing Counseling Services, LLC since October 2019.   She is a wife, a mother, and a grandmother.

 

Kathleen has a long history of working to help others.  This includes 20 years in the medical field, assisting in surgical and dental procedures, helping patients with limb loss, and volunteering with the disabled who participated in a Rowing Association in Pittsburgh, PA.

     

Kathleen has experience working as a Certified Crisis Screener for 5 years in the Crisis Unit in Cumberland County, NJ.  She also has worked for a large NJ non-profit agency counseling victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.  She published a Master’s Degree thesis on Sexual Assault at one of the universities she attended.

 

She enjoyed owning and operating her own Mental Health practice for 8 years before moving to beautiful Pennsylvania.