Our Mission At Seyler – Berkebile Marriage & Family Therapy we believe that through the context of a caring and supportive relationship, we can assist individuals, families and couples in the difficulties they are experiencing. This process can bring about change by empowering you to make responsible connections with yourself, others and the environment in order to safely and effectively fulfill your needs. We utilize the Solution Focused Brief Therapy where we will encourage you to talk about their thoughts, feelings and behaviors in a safe environment. Goals will be established that are co-created by you and your therapist, and therapy will focus on helping you discover solutions to reach those goals. Our success in the past has stemmed from our strong commitment and sense of professionalism. We keep high standards for our work and devote ourselves to continuing our education to better assist our clients.
Courtney Seyler Owner
Courtney is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who has worked in various outpatient mental health and private practice settings for the past 20 years, gaining experience working with couples and families in the home, school and community. Courtney completed her undergraduate education at the University of Pittsburgh in Greensburg where she majored in Psychology. She then completed the Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Seton Hill University. Her therapeutic approach is Solution Focused, focusing on solutions to create a stronger relationship. Courtney has conducted numerous workshops: Passionate Marriage, 5 Love Languages, Surviving Affairs, Difference between men and women, and the power of Forgiveness. Courtney’s strong knowledge and professional drive has helped couples with communication, increasing passion, handling conflict, surviving affairs, developing empathy and falling back in love.
In 2006 Courtney, wanting to utilize more of her preferred approach, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, she began a private practice. Both her degree and her training have led her to view people systemically and she has focused on how people experience relationships. While providing individual and family therapy at her practice she specializes in Couple Counseling.
NEW HIRES: Courtney offers on-boarding supervision where she helps new couple therapists to enhance their ability to provide skilled and comprehensive therapy to couples struggling as they join Seyler Berkebile Marriage & Family Therapy.
“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other”– Audrey Hepburn.
Amanda Berkebile Owner
Amanda is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who has worked in various outpatient mental health and family therapy settings for the past 22 years. Amanda completed her undergraduate education at the University of Pittsburgh in Johnstown where she majored in Psychology. She then completed the Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy at Seton Hill University. Throughout her career Amanda has provided individual, family and couples counseling. In 2009 Amanda and Courtney joined as partners and have worked together to build a practice that is both calming and nurturing with the goal of meeting the emotional needs of their clients.
Amanda specializes in Solution Focused Brief Therapy, which focuses on finding solutions to problems rather than dwelling on the past. She strongly believes that therapy is a valuable resource in our lives and can help individuals, couples, and families improve their relationships and find greater happiness and fulfillment. She works part-time in the practice and also has a family that keeps her busy outside of work. She believes in the power of a supportive and caring therapeutic relationship to facilitate personal growth and healing. She works with clients to identify and address their unique challenges and goals, using a variety of evidence-based approaches tailored to their needs.
Leslie is a highly skilled and experienced Practice Manager at Seyler - Berkebile Marriage & Family Therapy. She brings a unique set of skills to the practice, thanks to her extensive background working in the social services field and her experience working with at-risk youth and children with special needs.
Leslie earned her AAS degree in Criminal Justice from Westmoreland County Community College in 2000, followed by a BA degree in Sociology from Seton Hill University in 2003. She also works as a substitute teacher and paraprofessional for Penn Trafford School District.
In addition to her professional work, Leslie is also an accomplished author. Her self-published novel, Other People's Words, is a fictional adult thriller that delves into the topics of anxiety, depression, and PTSD. The story is deeply personal for Leslie, drawing on her own experiences with trauma and mental health challenges. Through her writing, she hopes to help others feel less alone and to spark important conversations about mental health and wellness.
Leslie lives in Westmoreland County with her husband, daughter, and their two dogs. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, reading, and volunteering in her community. She is deeply committed to helping others and to making a positive difference in the world.
Kerry Reed Senior Therapist
Kerry is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Kerry received his Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Waynesburg University. Kerry has over 15 years of experience working with adults, couples and families who have problems such as depression, anxiety, work-related stress, difficulties with interpersonal relationships and every day stress.
His approach is to provide clients with the support and compassion that clients need in a comfortable, confidential environment. “I believe people want to do their best but sometimes they need someone to help them get back on track. As a professional counselor, I want to help you through your problems as I have successfully helped many others and to help you succeed in your goals for your life.”
Kerry is available for therapy appointments Monday through Thursday.
Heather Scherf Senior Therapist
Heather is a compassionate and experienced therapist who is dedicated to helping individuals, couples, and families achieve their mission of love and connection. With a focus on identifying and addressing communication barriers, Heather works to support families in building healthy and positive relationships.
As a specialist in family therapy with adolescents and their parents, Heather has a keen understanding of the unique challenges that can arise between generations. She is passionate about helping families bridge those gaps and create an environment where each family member feels heard, seen, and understood.
Heather brings a blended approach to her work with children, recognizing that each child has their own unique needs and personality. Her focus is on helping parents develop practical and functional skills to support their children's development and well-being.
In addition to her work with families, Heather has experience caring for loved ones with mental and physical illness. She is empathetic and supportive to those struggling with grief, loss, and caregiving responsibilities.
Heather's approach to therapy is eclectic, incorporating a range of evidence-based therapies including CBT, DBT, ACT, compassion-based therapy, HeartMath, humanistic theories, and solution-focused therapies. Her goal is to create a safe and supportive space for her clients to explore their challenges and develop the skills they need to overcome them.
Overall, Heather is a dedicated and compassionate therapist who is committed to helping her clients build stronger, healthier, and more loving relationships with themselves and those around them.
Heather is available for therapy Monday through Thursday for appointments.
Rachael Ananian Senior Therapist
Rachael Ananian is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a background in clinical psychology. She has over 8 years of clinical experience working in various settings, including in-home family therapy, school-based counseling, partial hospitalization programs, and intensive outpatient services. Rachael has a strengths-based approach and is trained in Experiential theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Theory, Narrative Therapy, and Emotion Focused Therapy.
In 2018, Rachael was a guest lecturer at Seton Hill University where she discussed systemic-based clinical interventions for eating disorders. She has previously worked at a leading eating disorder PHP/IOP for women and teenage girls in the Pittsburgh area, where she facilitated individual, family, couple, and group therapy. Rachael is an active member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, IAEDP, and the American Psychological Association.
She is currently providing couples, individual, and family therapy for adults and adolescents on Monday-Thursday
Christina is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Therapist. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
With her diverse clinical experience, Christina has assisted individuals, couples, and children with a wide range of issues. Her areas of expertise include working with clients going through separation, divorce, reconciliation, co-parenting, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and trauma. She is passionate about helping clients who have a desire to make positive, healthy changes in their lives.
Christina is accepting clients in our office Mondays through Thursdays.
Janis is a skilled and compassionate Licensed Professional Counselor with many years of experience helping individuals, couples, and families to overcome a wide range of challenges. She is particularly well-versed in addiction, codependency, depression, and anxiety, and has developed a number of effective techniques for helping clients to manage these issues and move forward in their lives.
Janis graduated magna cum laude from Seton Hill University with a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2005. Since then, she has continued to build on her knowledge and experience, incorporating a variety of therapeutic techniques and theories into her practice.
One of Janis's key strengths is her ability to integrate structural, cognitive behavioral, and systems theories, along with the Christian faith, into the healing process. By drawing on these different approaches, she is able to create a personalized and holistic approach to therapy that is tailored to each client's unique needs and circumstances.
Janis has also studied gerontology and has a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with aging. This knowledge allows her to provide a particularly valuable service to older clients, helping them to navigate the many changes and transitions that come with getting older.
Janis lives in Westmoreland County with her husband and three children. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, reading, and volunteering in her community. She is deeply committed to helping her clients achieve their goals and live happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives.
Janis is available for Monday-Thursdays for appointments.
Angela received her Master's degree in Counseling from Syracuse University and has over 14 years of counseling experience. She specializes in helping individuals and couples manage obstacles, build confidence, strengthen relationships, and reach their full potential. Angela is a Master's Level, Nationally Certified Therapist and has assisted clients with various issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, coping, family dynamics, sexuality, relationships, confidence, identity, motivation, codependency, and transition issues. She implements practical, goal-oriented treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, and Psychoeducation to help clients recognize thoughts and behaviors that are no longer serving them as they incorporate new strategies for moving forward. Angela has also aided families and couples with communication and conflict resolution skill-building, advocacy and assertiveness, grief, co-parenting, and building positive relationships within the family.
Angela is working toward licensure and accepting clients Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Angela works under the direct supervision of Rachael Ananian, LMFT.
Jennifer earned her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014. She is certified in trauma therapy and has extensive experience working with individuals experiencing addiction and their family members, as well as providing family and individual counseling. Jennifer uses a variety of therapeutic techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strength-based techniques, and Motivational Interviewing, to support her clients.
Jennifer is an out-of-the-box thinker and enjoys working with her clients in an array of different techniques. She has experience working with adoption-related trauma, infertility, couples, the LGBTQ+ community, as well as multicultural and transracial families.
In addition to her therapeutic experience, Jennifer recently taught a community class at Westmoreland Community College for families struggling to accept their LGBT+ family member. She was able to work with several individuals as they began the journey of loving their family member or close friend, while also experiencing their own grief, sadness, and confusion.
Jennifer is working toward her clinical licensure and is accepting clients Monday through Wednesday. Jennifer works under the direct supervision of Courtney Seyler M.A. LMFT
Desiree has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services from Kaplan University and a Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University. She has experience working with couples and their families, and has successfully helped individuals dealing with trauma, relationship problems, anxiety, depression, grief, loss, and other mental health concerns.
Desiree has previously provided therapeutic services to families in a secure residential facility and their homes, helping them develop skills to manage their children's behavioral concerns and build stronger family connections.
Desiree uses Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and psychoeducation to help individuals develop coping skills, manage stress, address relationship concerns, and other challenges that can interfere with daily life.
Desiree is working toward licensure and is accepting clients Tuesdays through Fridays. Desiree works under the direct Supervision of Courtney Seyler LMFT
Dr. David Quel is a Marriage and Family Counselor who has a Doctoral degree from Liberty University (2021) and a Masters of Divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (2011). Over the course of his 25-year career in ministry, Dr. Quel has provided counseling services to a diverse range of individuals and families, including teenagers, couples, families with special needs children, and those coping with the loss of a loved one.
Dr. Quel is passionate about helping others and is committed to serving his community by providing counseling services. He currently resides in Westmoreland County with his wife, three Autistic boys, and three dogs. With his extensive experience and knowledge in the field of counseling, Dr. Quel is a compassionate and dedicated professional who is committed to helping his clients find healing and support.
Dr Quel is working towards his licensure and is accepting clients in our office on Tuesdays and virtual sessions on Thursdays. He is under the direct supervision of Kerry Reed, LPC.
Hadleigh Roy is a dedicated and compassionate counselor with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from Robert Morris University. Her primary focus is on working with individuals and families dealing with a wide range of issues, including eating disorders, anxiety, depression, grief, loss, sexuality, and trauma.
Hadleigh has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in various settings, including outpatient, family therapy, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient programs. She is particularly skilled in utilizing a family-based approach to treating children and adolescents with eating disorders. In addition, Hadleigh has worked in an early education setting, providing Child-Centered Play Therapy to children experiencing trauma, grief, and loss.
Hadleigh's treatment approach is tailored to meet the unique needs of each client. She draws on a variety of evidence-based treatments, including Client-Centered Therapy, Enhanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, The Maudsley Family-Based Method, Mindfulness, and Psychoeducation. Her goal is to create a safe and supportive environment where clients feel comfortable exploring their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors and working towards positive change.
Currently, Hadleigh is working towards licensure and is under the direct supervision of Courtney Seyler, LMFT. She is dedicated to continuing her education and training to provide the highest quality care to her clients.
Hadleigh is accepting clients virtually and in-person Tuesday through Friday.
Jen DiVecchio, M.Ed. is an experienced mental health practitioner who has been working with children, adults, and families for over 10 years. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and went on to obtain her master's degree in School Counseling from IUP. Jen is currently working towards obtaining her license as a professional counselor.
Jen believes in providing a supportive and empathetic environment for her clients, and is dedicated to helping them identify ways to improve themselves and their relationships. Jen's expertise and caring approach make her a valuable asset to the mental health community. Her dedication to her clients and ongoing pursuit of professional development demonstrate her commitment to providing the best possible care to those she serves.
Jen offers therapy for individuals, couples, and children, and is available for virtual sessions on Mondays, as well as in-office sessions on Wednesdays and Fridays. She works under the direct supervision of Courtney Seyler, LMFT.
Tiffany is a Nationally Certified Counselor with a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Waynesburg University. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Valley Forge. With a career spanning from 2010 to the present, Tiffany has held diverse roles including addiction counselor, caseworker, TSS, and group care counselor in an adolescent group home. Her expertise covers various mental health needs such as depression, anxiety, and grief, making her accessible to adults, teens, and children aged 8 and up. Tiffany is dedicated to helping clients achieve their treatment goals, guiding them through past and present challenges with empathy and evidence-based techniques. Her ultimate aim is to foster growth, resilience, and positive change in the lives of those she works with.
Tiffany is accepting clients in office Thursdays and Fridays. Tiffany is being supervised by Courtney Seyler LMFT
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