STAFF

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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 and the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation. 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 and 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.

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ANNA HRAFNSDOTTIR, M.Sc, MSW, LICSW, CTT

Anna is a licensed graduate social worker, art therapist and certified ITR trauma therapist. Her therapeutic approach with clients is strength-based and person-centered. Anna has considerable experience providing individual and group therapy to children, adolescents and adults in various settings such as within hospitals, residential clinics, in private group practice, and in the community. Anna strives to create an environment to help the client find deeper awareness and compassion towards their inner self with the aim of empowering her clients to improve their outlook on life and the future.