NICOLE O'BARTO-TRAINER, PH.D, MS, LPC
Nicole received her doctorate in counseling psychology from West Virginia University. She was trained in the Department of Psychiatry at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Trainer has been studying integrative mental health since 2009. She founded Natural Resilience with the intention to shift the conversation in mental health care away from deficits and subjective lists of symptoms treated largely with pharmaceuticals to one focused on innate health and the integration of evidence-based complementary and alternative therapies. Further, Dr. Trainer believes that a more dynamic and holistic approach to mental health treatment would better prepare an individual for the lifelong process of understanding their emotional self and taking care of their mental health.
Nicole’s initial research and practice focused on the integration of evidence-based complementary and alternative therapies like mindfulness meditation, biofeedback, and nutritional awareness into the treatment of mild to moderate depression and anxiety. Nicole later began integrating mindfulness-based relapse prevention into her work with clients struggling to heal from disruptions in mental health caused by addictions to alcohol and other drugs. Nicole routinely teaches her clients about the roles that nutrition and physical activity play in one's emotional well-being and has specialized training from Allegheny General Hospital in mind-body therapies.
TAMARA MILLER, M.Ed, LPC
Tamara has over 20 years experience working with children and adolescents initially as a music educator and for the last 10 years as a licensed professional counselor. Tamara has specialized training in EMDR and TF-CBT. Tamara has extensive experience providing play therapy for children ages 3-12. Tamara believes collaboration is essential to successful treatment outcomes and feels strongly that parents play a vital role in the therapeutic process. Tamara works with each child and their family to identify individual goals for the therapy experience.
GILLIAN S. KRAFFT, MS, LICSW, IAEDP member
Gillian is a licensed independent clinical social worker and member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. She believes that her work as a therapist is to guide people through their healing process. As everyone’s process looks different, Gillian imparts an eclectic technique, combining traditional talk therapy, psychoeducation, dialectical behavioral therapy, as well as others, to provide the best care possible. Gillian specializes in treatment of eating disorders, but also works with clients suffering from anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, as well as other life problems. Gillian is well-versed on aspects of nutrition and the effects of food on our body and mind, and offers education on this topic to our practice as well.
ANNA SIMMONS, MA, NCC, LPC
Anna is a Certified School Counselor for the states of West Virginia and Pennsylvania, a Nationally Certified Counselor, and will soon be a Licensed Professional Counselor. She graduated from West Virginia University in 2014 with a Master’s Degree in School Counseling. Anna’s practice is based on the belief that all behavior is purposeful and she strives to help clients first understand the purpose of their behaviors and then alter any behaviors that are no longer serving them well. She works collaboratively with clients and families to support the process of change and she provides a warm and supportive counseling atmosphere in which growth is possible.
CHARLENE VINCENT MA, LPC, NCC
Charlene has over 20 years of experience working as a counselor in WV. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Fairmont State and Master of Arts degree in Counseling from WVU. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. Her experience has been in working with children, adolescents, and adults in rural community mental health and working with abused and neglected children in the WV foster care system. She has extensive training and experience in using play therapy with children and families and is an active member of the WV Association for Play Therapy. She currently serves as the Treasurer for their board. Charlene enjoys working with young children and believes you can learn a lot about a child through their play. Charlene likes to take a fun and creative approach in her sessions. She is willing to shift focus when needed and believes it is very important to work with the child’s family to assist the child in their counseling journey.
BRENDA EVERETT, MA, LPC, NCC, CTT
Brenda is a licensed professional counselor, nationally certified counselor, and certified trauma therapist. Her military service and background paired with education and clinical skills have promoted her experience in working with various populations. She comes with numerous years of experience working with Veterans and their family members. She specializes in a variety of issues that include depression, anxiety, trauma, adjusting to change, stress management, grief and loss, relationship conflicts, codependency, and obsessions and compulsions. She enjoys the diversity of working with people from all walks of life by helping them attain better well-being, growth, and transition. She believes that by being proactive, purposeful, and working through the myriad of life’s ups and downs you have the chance to over-come, grow, and move forward in your life.
KAYLA SIEFERT, MA, LMFT
Kayla is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in both Pennsylvania and West Virginia. She received her Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Syracuse University. She utilizes an integrative theoretical, evidence based approach; including working to meet the client where they are at. She believes that the therapeutic relationship is integral to assuring the client feels valued, safe, and supported. She utilizes humor in her approach and works to maintain awareness of
use of self in the room. Those factors, along with client motivation, help facilitate change throughout the therapeutic process. Kayla has experience working with families from Structural and Emotionally Focused perspective. She also works with couples through the interventions used by John Gottman, Ph. D. She has specific expertise in dealing with the LGBTQIA community, working with the transgender population through gender therapy and making necessary medical nd surgical referrals. Kayla's has performed research on this population and gained knowledge around their experiences of loss. Kayla encourages all individuals to believe int heir inherent worth and ability to belong and connect to one another and the world around them.