About Us

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 Approach where we will encourage you to talk about your thoughts, feelings and behaviors in a safe environment which you may explore in the present moment. Goals will be established that are co-created by you and your therapist, and therapy will focus on helping you find 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. We devote ourselves to continuing our education to better assist our clients. 

Our Team

 

Courtney Seyler

 

Courtney is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who has worked in various outpatient mental health and private practice settings for the past 18 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 marriage counseling and same-sex relationships.

“Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side”– Zig Ziglar. 

M.A., LMFT

Amanda Berkebile

Amanda is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who has worked in various outpatient mental health and family therapy settings for the past 18 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 2006 Amanda began to work in private practice on a part-time basis. Amanda shares Courtney’s theoretical approach of Solution Focused Brief therapy and, also having graduated from the same master’s degree program, believes in a systemic approach to therapy. In 2009 Amanda joined with Courtney as partners and they have worked to build a practice that is both calming and nurturing with the goal of meeting the emotional needs of their clients. Amanda continues to see clients at the practice on a part-time basis focusing on couples and individuals experiencing difficulties in relationships.

M.A., LMFT

Marilyn Nadik

Marilyn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Marilyn received her Masters of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve in 1999. Marilyn has been providing outpatient services to individuals, families and couples in a private practice setting since 2000. Prior to that she had worked in hospital settings and areas of family service focusing on helping individuals diagnosed with bipolar disorder, anxiety and depression.

 

Marilyn’s direct counseling experience includes repairing relationships, fostering positive mental health and recovering from past abuse. She has extensive experience working with couples, adolescents and adults. Marilyn incorporates both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Brief Solution Focused Therapy in her counseling style.  

 

Marilyn sees clients on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday , and Fridays.

LCSW

Kerry Reed

Kerry is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Kerry received his Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Waynesburg University. Kerry has over 12 years of experience working with adults, couples and families who have problems such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, 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.

LPC

Heather Scherf

Heather is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), with 11 years experience counseling children, adolescents, adults, and families in a variety of settings. Heather obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Chatham University in 2007, and stayed at Chatham University for her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology in 2009. Heather’s clinical experience has included working in a variety of settings such as foster care, partial hospitalization for children, behavioral health rehabilitative services, and outpatient community mental health services. In her previous work she held the titles of therapist, permanency specialist, behavior specialist consultant, and mobile therapist. In her most recent role prior to SBMFT she was a Clinical Supervisor of a community mental health center and BHRS program, where she gained experience mentoring and coaching other therapists in their counseling work with people of all ages and stages.

 

Through these roles Heather has experience working with a variety of diagnoses and life concerns including; couples and relationships, communication problems, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety, depression, Autism, ADHD, ODD, grief and loss issues, mood disorders, adjustment disorders, separation anxiety, self esteem issues, social skills, teen media issues, sexuality concerns, personality disorders, and stress management. Heather uses a variety of counseling modalities in her work including (but not limited to); Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic Theory, Holistic Counseling, Narrative therapy, and Behavior Therapy. Heather works with her clients by assisting them in identifying their short term and long term goals, and then by identifying appropriate tools and techniques to utilize based on the clients individual strengths.

 

“As a family therapist my belief is that everyone has the same mission (to love & feel loved, to be together, and to be happy), their methods of getting there can sometimes be different causing miscommunication and difficulties in patterns of interaction. My role is to assist the client/s in identifying those methods to encourage change within the family dynamics, so the mission can be put back to that common goal.”

 

Heather is available for appointments on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

LPC

Sarah Martino

Sarah is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 10 years experience in outpatient mental health and school based therapy. Sarah obtained her Bachelor degree in Psychology at The University of Pittsburgh Greensburg, and then completed her Master degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Seton Hill University in 2011. Sarah specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families with experience in couples therapy as well.

 

Sarah practices through the Structural framework of Systems Theory and incorporates CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) into her approach. Sarah believes that changing situations and increased stress in our lives often negatively impact our overall health, daily functioning, and relationships, and that clients need to take an active role in their lives and in treatment in order for change and growth to be possible. When working with children and adolescents, Sarah addresses issues within the entire family and works to strengthen and support the parental sub-system. When working with couples Sarah utilizes a Solution Focused approach, again incorporating CBT. 

 

Sarah sees clients on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

LPC

Rachael Ananian

Rachael Ananian is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). She is a Systems Theory trained clinician, obtaining her Bachelors in Clinical Psychology from East Stroudsburg University, followed by her Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy from Seton Hill University. With over 5 years of clinical experience, she has worked in several settings: providing in home family therapy with children, school-based counseling, partial hospitalization programs, and intensive outpatient services.  Rachael is most drawn to a strengths-based approach and Experiential theory, however, also utilizes various counseling modalities to best fit the clients need, including:  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Theory, Narrative Therapy, and Emotion Focused Therapy.

Rachael was a guest lecturer at Seton Hill University in 2018, discussing systemic-based clinical interventions in work with eating disorders.  She previously worked at a leading eating disorder PHP/IOP for women & teenage girls in the Pittsburgh area, facilitating individual, family, couple, and group therapy.   Rachael is an active member of the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT), IAEDP, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

She is currently providing couples, individual, and family therapy for adults and adolescents on Tuesday and Friday evenings.

LMFT

Eve Yelinek

Eve is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania. She holds a

Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Art

degree in Counseling with specialization in Clinical Mental Health from Waynesburg University.

She has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families.

 

Among her areas of training and experience are the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma

and stress-related disorders, women’s issues, pregnancy/postpartum, and life transitions.

Additionally, she has experience working with survivors of violence, including domestic violence

and sexual assault. Eve uses an integrative approach with treatment methods and techniques

to meet the specific needs of each client. She uses several treatment modalities such as

cognitive behavioral, mindfulness-based, and person-centered therapies. Eve uses Eye

Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. EMDR is a powerful

psychotherapy method to help individuals heal from trauma, PTSD, anxiety and other negative

life experiences. Additionally, she is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

(TF-CBT).

 

A key component to her work is providing a safe, nonjudgmental, and confidential environment.

She believes successful therapy begins with building a strong therapeutic alliance. Eve wants to

empower individuals by providing support, and help them achieve goals to unveil the person’s

fullest potential.

Eve is available for appointments on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

LPC

Janice Firestone

Janis is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with experience working with individuals, couples and families, and the elderly population. She graduated from Seton Hill University magna cum laude with a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2005.

 

Janis has years experience working with addictions, codependency issues, depression, and anxiety. She integrates structural, cognitive behavioral, and systems theories along with the Christian faith into the healing process to help promote change.  Janis has studied gerontology, and the effects of aging, incorporating this understanding into working with an older population.

 

She resides in Westmoreland County with her husband, and has three children.

 

Janis is available for Saturday appointments.

LPC

Leslie Savisky

Leslie is the Practice Manager at Seyler - Berkebile Marriage & Family Therapy. Leslie earned her AAS degree from Westmoreland County Community College in Criminal Justice in 2000 and her BA degree in Sociology from Seton Hill University in 2003. She has an extensive background working in the social services field and working with at-risk youth and children with special needs. Leslie is also a substitute teacher and paraprofessional for Penn Trafford School District.

 

Leslie resides in Westmoreland County with her husband, daughter, and their two dogs.

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