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Blair Family Solutions
Outpatient Counseling and Therapy Services

Blair Family Solutions offers a variety of outpatient counseling and therapy services to the surrounding communities. Our services are provided by Licensed Therapists, Psychologists, Masters Level Clinicians, and a PhD Psychologist. Services provided include but are not limited to specialties in the following areas:
*Adults and Seniors
*Children and Adolescents
*Play Therapy
*Parenting
*Family and Marriage
*Trauma and Abuse
*Reactive Attachment Disorder
*Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
*EMDR
*Biofeedback
*Autism
*LGBT
*Bipolar Disorder
*Eating Disorders
*Grief, Depression, Anxiety, Anger management



Outpatient Therapists Partnered
with
Blair Family Solutions

Insurance coverage varies by therapist

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Julie Lambert, PhD

Schedule:
Tuesday,  Thursday,  Friday
9:30-6      8:30-5        8:30-5

Current Openings:  
Varies

Age Groups Served:
Ages 21 & up

Specialty Areas (In Addition to General Counseling)
Chronic acute illness, geriatrics, marital (couples) therapy,
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Dr. Lambert received her PhD from
Duquesne University in 1988, and
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Training in 1999.
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Mary Frontino, LCSW

Schedule: 
Mondays, Tuesdays, and  Wednesdays; days and times may vary

Current Openings: 
Varies

Age Groups Served: 
Children, Adolescents, and Adults

Treatment Specialties:  
Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Depression, Mood Disorders, Grief, Parenting, Eating Disorders, Trauma, Domestic Violence, Family Therapy, Life Transitions (Divorce, College, Work, etc.), Anxiety and Depression related to Medical Issues.

Professional Information:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker,
Master of Social Work, Marywood University
Master of Science, Indiana University of PA
Bachelor of Science, Penn State University
Work experience in all areas of mental health (outpatient, inpatient, partial programs, EAP, and crisis)

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Katherine Stewart, LPC

I received my Master of Community Counseling from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  I have been working in the field for ten years.  My Credentials are Licensed Professional Counselor.  My area of interest include working with Children of Alcoholics/Addicts and Adult Children of Alcoholics/Addicts and co-occurring disorders.  The insurances that I can take are CCBH, CBHNP/Perform Care, BCBS/Highmark, Aetna, ComPsych, MHNet, Humana, UBH/Optum, UPMC, VBH-PA.  
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Amanda Caruso, LPC

Hi I am Amanda Caruso I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I received my formal education at Penn State University in Counseling and Psychology. I am a certified guidance counselor and I currently specialize in individual and family counseling. The current therapy models that I use are play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems therapy, choice therapy and mindfulness. I live in the beautiful countryside with my husband and my animal children: 4 cats and 1 dog. I enjoy reading, traveling and cooking.  I primarily work within elementary schools. Have a wonderful peaceful day.
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Diane Kos, LPC

Schedule:      
Tuesday 11-6
Wednesday 9-4
Thursday 9-3     
 
Current Openings:
Varies
 
Age Groups Served:  
Individual and Couple Counseling for Adults
 
Specialty Areas (in addition to general counseling):
  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Relationship issues
  • Life transitions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Women’s issues

Certifications and Training
  • Yoga Instructor Certification
  • Biofeedback (HeartMath) Certification
  • Completed certification process in EMDR
  • Completed Level I Internal Family Systems (IFS) Training
  • Passionate Marriage Approach to couple counseling
  • Mindfulness and Meditation
 
Diane Kos is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has over 30 years of experience in the practice of psychotherapy. She is interested in working in collaboration with individuals and couples to realize and deepen the experience of personal happiness, flexibility, emotional balance and satisfying relationships. Thereby, evolving a sense of well-being and meaning in life.
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 Alison Seltzer, LPC

Schedule:
My normal hours are 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.  I realize many people want to schedule after work or after school.  Unfortunately there are only so many hours at those times.  I do my best to be fair and accommodate my clients.

Current Openings: 
Yes 

Age Groups Served:  
2 years old and up to and including the aged. 

Specialty Areas:  
  • Clinical and Counseling Psychology
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS or also known as Parts Therapy)
  • Life Transitions (moving, graduating, divorce/endings of relationships)
  • Adolescents
  • Grief Counseling
  • Play Therapy
  • Behavioral Therapy (BT), Cognitive Therapy (CT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Low Self-Esteem Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress Management
  • Mindfulness
  • Anger Management
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Parenting Issues
  • Children’s Therapy
  • Behavior Modification
  • Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Family Therapy

Most importantly, I bring listening skills and a great deal of empathy. Additionally, I utilize lifetime experiences. 

Insurances Accepted:  
CCBH (Medical Assistance), Highmark, Aetna, UBH, UPMC 

Certifications:  
Specializations in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, EMDR basic training,and IFS level one training and trauma.

I consider it a privilege to be an Outpatient Therapist in private practice at Blair Family Solutions. I work with an outstanding group of professionals!    I appreciate all of my clients and they are my best teachers. My vision is to teach my clients to be their own therapists and to re-parent their parts, so they are able to function in this world at their highest ability on their own. My vision is to listen to my clients. It has been scientifically proven that it is the therapeutic relationship that is the most powerful and healing. If I am not at work I am running around in my 1978 MGB (a lifetime project) in the summer time or possibly taking a leisurely ride on my bike as my own personal therapy. I love working with wood, art and the travel and cooking channels. Most of all, I do my very best to live in the moment and thoroughly and completely appreciate and am grateful for each and every moment. I have learned that happiness comes from within and not from things we gain from outside of ourselves.
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Jade Biesinger, LSW

Works as an outpatient therapist in the Tyrone School District
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Lori Stangl, LSW

Schedule:
Currently I contract with BFS to provide outpatient therapy in the school setting. I work with school-aged children, adolescences, and their families.

Specialty Areas:
I specialize, through experience, in depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, grief, PTSD, and adjustment disorders.

Experience:
I have 7 years experience providing Functional Family Therapy to high-risk clients (youth/adolescents) and their families/guardians from referral sources such as Juvenile Probation, Children Youth and Families, schools, mental health providers, crisis, inpatient and partial hospitalization programs, self referrals from the community, and other Blair County agencies. I was also the clinical site supervisor for Functional Family Therapy in Blair County providing supervision to the FFT team and facilitating the FFT program from referral to state audits.   I am a Master of Social Work Graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with concentration in Direct Practice theory and therapy modalities with Mental Health Certification.  In the MSW program, I completed coursework on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and therapeutic delivery of the CBT model.  I  am currently a Licensed Social Worker with the state of Pennsylvania and in pursuit of obtaining my LCSW licensure in the summer of 2016.​ I have an associate’s degree from PSU in Business Administration and a bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies Across the Life Span.

Certifications:
I received certification for personal training specializing in youth fitness from ISSA and was a personal trainer for several years.    I am a certified American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) National Curriculum & Training Institute (NCTI) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Facilitator and an APPA NCTI certified Real Colors' facilitator. These certifications allow me to provide several different cognitive behavioral groups to high risk identified youth.  I maintain annual ethics and diversity trainings. I am trained in psychological first aid, completed the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Introduction and Incident Command System trainings, and training for Disaster Crisis Outreach and Referral Team (DCORT), and I am currently a team leader for DCORT under the direction of Theresa Rudy MH/ID office.   I completed the UPMC Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic's training for Children's Case Management/Resource Coordination and Basic Case Management/Resource Coordination. 

Personal Life:
I have been married for 25 years, and I have four beautiful daughters.  I was born and raised in Altoona and have maintained residency here as an adult as well.  My hobbies are zumba, dance and outdoor activities. 
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*Sandra Knepp, MA

Schedule: 
Tuesday and Thursday, Daytime and Evening
Some Mondays

Current Openings:    
Varies

Age Group Served:   
Teens, Adults, and Families

Specialty Areas (in addition to general counseling):
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Executive Functioning or other Processing or Decision Making/Problem Solving Concerns
  • Training in Safe Zone to support LGBTQA Community
  • Use of Cognitive Behavioral and Mindfulness approach in a Dynamic Relationship Model.  

Experience:
Over 20 years experience working with people with ​Developmental Disabilities and/or Mood Disorders.

*Supervision provided by Robert S. Lambert, Licensed Psychologist.
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Kelly Dick, LPC

Schedule: 
Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00pm   
 
Current Openings
Varies
 
Age Groups Served:   
4 to 21
 
Specialty Areas (in addition to general counseling):
  • School Related Issues
  • Autism
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Grief Issues
 
My name is Kelly Dick.  I graduated from Shippensburg University with a  Master of  Community Counseling in 1998.  Upon Graduation I was employed as a Behavioral Specialist and Mobile Therapist.  In 2001, I became an Elementary School Counselor for the Southern Huntingdon School District. I received both my Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Certifications from Penn State University. To keep my counseling skills and gain some additional experience I received my license to be an LPC in 2013.  Since I have been licensed I have worked with clients in an outpatient setting. I live in Hollidaysburg with my husband and 4 children.  Most of my spare time I am attending sporting events and activities that my children are involved in, which of course keeps me very busy!
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*Kris John, MA, MFT

School
Seton Hill University

Degree: 
Marriage and Family Therapy, 2013

Insurances Accepted: 
CCBH

Specialties: 
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Trauma

Client Focus: 
Children and Adolescents (with their family) and Adults

*Supervision provided by Robert S. Lambert, Licensed Psychologist.

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*Brad Peters, MA, LPC

Current Openings
Varies

Age of Groups Served
Children, teens and adults.

Schedule:
Tuesdays after school into the evening

Insurances Accepted: 
CCBH

Specialty Areas
  • Anxiety and Depression Disorders
  • Panic disorders
  • ADHD
  • Grief
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Family System Issues 

Certifications
Specialization in Clinical Counseling and graduation from Family Systems training.

Current Models Utilized
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Choice Therapy, and Mindfulness. 

Background Information
I grew up in British Columbia, Canada where I received my undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of British Columbia.  Since arriving in the United States 14 years ago, I have acquired my masters degree in Clinical Counseling from Adams State University in Colorado.  I have 4 years of experience with high-risk adolescents at Cove Forge and Pyramid Healthcare.  Since 2005, I have been with Blair Family Solutions, working in wraparound and family-based services as a therapist.  Currently, I work as an outpatient therapist in Blair County's school district and have a few office cases. I currently live in Altoona with my wife and 3 children.  I love sports, reading, watching movies, am an avid photographer and play  guitar.

*Supervision provided by Robert S. Lambert, Licensed Psychologist.
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Anne-Marie Norris, MA LPC NCC

Current Openings:
Varies

Age Groups Served:
Children and Adults 

Schedule:  
Varies

Specialty Areas: 
  • Play Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Integrated Play Therapy
  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Relationship issues
  • Life transitions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Women’s issues

Certifications and Training: 
  • Licensed Instructional II Elementary Education School Teacher
  • National Certified Counselor
  • Trauma-Focused Integrated Play Therapy, trained with Dr. Eliana Gil
  • Play Therapy Training, trained with Dr. Gary Landreth
  • Grief and Loss Training, trained with David Kessler
  • Creativity and Creative Arts in Counseling, trained with Dr. Samuel Good
  • Reiki Level I 

Anne-Marie Norris is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 27 years of experience working with individuals, children and families in the school and clinical setting.  She uses a holistic approach to assist others in their journey to create or restore fulfilling relationships, build community, and create a sense of balance and well-being in their lives.  
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Adam Wilcox, MA, LPC

Current Openings: 
Open for new clients

Age Groups Served:
Young children through adults

Schedule: 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Insurances Accepted:
CCBH

Specialty Areas: 
  • Emotional and Behaviorally Challenging Youth
  • ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Challenges
  • Trauma
  • Grief/Loss
  • Marriage & Couples Counseling
  • Career Counseling
  • Addictions (Sexual, Gambling, Chemical and Substance, etc.)
  • Religious and Spiritual Challenges
  • Veterans Adjustment and Veterans Issues (PTSD)

Certifications and Training: 
  • Currently working towards Trauma Focused- CBT certification by Lee Ann Cook MA LPC
  • Art and Play Therapy Training with Dr. Sherry Todd
  • Family Therapy Training with Dr. James Sells
  • Advanced Counseling Techniques and Theory with Dr. Cyrus Williams
  • Advanced Diagnostic and Assessment Methods with Dr.’s Lee Underwood & Dy-Liacco

Current Models Used: 
Person-centered, Play and Art Therapy (youth), Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Family Systems

Background: 
Adam Wilcox currently lives in Central PA with his family.  He is a veteran of OIF with the Unites States Army.  He started Counseling Training in 2009, and has several years of experience working with families and children.  He has been with Blair Family Solutions since 2013 where he started as a Mobile Therapist and Behavioral Specialist Consultant helping families with children who express difficulty with issues such as Autism, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, and ADHD.  He currently holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling and is a licensed Professional Counselor.  He also is currently attending a Doctoral School to receive advanced special training in counseling. 
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Heather Savino, MA, NCC
Current Openings: 
Open for new clients

Age Groups Served:
Children, adolescents, and adults

Schedule: 
Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays with daytime and evening hours

Insurances Accepted:
CCBH

Education, Certifications and Training: 
  • Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Nationally Certified Counselor 
  • Trained in Trauma-Focused CBT

Specialty Areas: 
  • Trauma
  • Grief/Loss
  • Foster care and adoption
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Family/relational issues

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Laura Stoltzfus, M.Ed, LBS, NCC
Schedule:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
(Times Vary)

Current Openings: 
Varies

Age Groups Served:
Children, adolescents, and adults

Insurances Accepted:
CCBH

Specialty Areas:
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Family Challenges

Certifications and Training:
  • TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) Training
  • NCC (National Counseling Certification)

I am Laura Stoltzfus and I have just recently joined the team here at Blair Family Solutions. I am currently a licensed behavioral specialist and I am receiving supervision to obtain my professional counseling license. I received my Masters in School Counseling from Shippensburg University in 2013.  I have always had a passion for helping others and am so grateful to those who allow me to be guide on this journey called life. 

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Derik Comperatore, LSW

Schedule: 
8am to 5pm
*Also sees clients in Bedford

Current Openings: 
Yes

Age Groups Served:
Ages 12 and up

Insurances Accepted:
Highmark, Aetna, UBH, UHC, UPMC, CCBH (MA), and PerformCare (MA)

Specialty Areas:
  • Family Therapy
  • Couples Counseling
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
  • Life Transitions (Divorce, College, Work, etc.)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-Esteem and Self-Image Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management

Certifications and Training:
  • Several years of training in family systems therapy
  • Systems perspective for BSW
  • Trauma-informed curriculum for MSW

Hello! I moved to the area from Pittsburgh in 2009 to pursue my bachelor’s degree in social work from Saint Francis University.  I have worked since graduation with Blair Family Solutions in various capacities since 2013. The bulk of my experience has been working with families and the complex problems that often arise within them. I obtained my master’s degree in social work from Edinboro University in August of 2015, and am a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in the state of Pennsylvania. In my spare time I enjoy reading, making music, cooking, and spending time with my wife and family. 
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Brittany Beach, MS, NCC

Schedule: 
Mondays and Wednesdays
9:00am to 5:00pm

Current Openings: 
Yes

Age Groups Served:
4 years old and up

Insurances Accepted:
CCBH

Specialty Areas:
  • Co-occurring disorders
  • Depression disorders
  • Self-esteem disorders
  • Life transitions
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Narrative therapy

Education, Certifications, and Training:
  • Master's of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lock Haven University
  • NCC (National Certification Counselor)
  • Various training in an array of different modalities

I am Brittany Beach, I attended Lock Haven University and received a bachelor of science degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology in 2012 and then graduated with my masters of science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lock Haven in 2016. I have experience as a Therapeutic Staff Support, Parent Educator (working with families involved in reunification with children and youth), and as an outpatient therapist. I am receiving supervision to obtain my licensure as a practicing counselor. In my spare time I enjoy stock car racing, hunting, fishing, mud runs, poetry and being with friends and family. 

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Courtney Baker, LSW
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                                        *James Martin
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Supervision provided by Robert S. Lambert, Licensed Psychologist. 

Debbie Vladic, LCSW 
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Heather Attia, MA, LPC, NCC
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