Deann Gossard, MA, PCC, LICDC, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, EMDR Certified

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"The beauty of the human spirit is it's ability to face adversity and rise up to become more than it ever was before."

Deann gossard is an EMDR certified licensed professional clinical counselor who specializes in trauma and addiction. She graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelors in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Counseling Education. She sees both adults and teens. Deann is also a Certified chief instructor of Choi Kwang Do, and has spent 27 years working with the community promoting awareness, self empowerment, mental and physical health. She believes that by taking a compassionate and holistic approach, we can reconnect with ourselves and others to heal and grow. Deann is passionate about this work, and feels so frequently humbled by her clients' strength and resiliency and is honored to be part of their journey.

Matthew Black, M.A., PC, CDCA, Licensed Professional Counselor

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“Will you come with me to the mountains? It will hurt at first, until your feet are hardened. Reality is harsh to the feet of shadows. But will you come?” – C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce

Matthew Black believes that healing is a journey. A journey frequently initiated by pain or exile but sustained by longing found deep within us. This longing is our inner compass and serves us well when we learn to yield to its wisdom.

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I serve as a guide for the courageous ones on this journey. I journey alongside them, just as others have done so with me. The quote above hints that there is discomfort involved. Absolutely there is. However, it is a discomfort that lets you know you are coming more alive! Becoming more who you want to be.

My role is to help foster the conditions for transformation and growth. Like a gardener. I’ve invested in specialized trainings like Somatic Experiencing to integrate the body back into treatment. This often results in more effective and insightful treatment while also making work with traumatic symptoms gentler and safer.

Feel free to contact me with any questions. I’d be happy to discuss any of the counseling process in further detail. My work cell is 724-826-0082 and my work email is matthewblack@karunahousellc.com. You can also go to my website at https://matthewblackllc.com or to schedule online go to https://calendly.com/matthewblackllc 

Amy Wozny, M.A., Licensed Professional Counselor

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“I believe sometimes we get to a place where we feel stuck, frustrated, or hopeless and need someone to support and assist us without judgment.  My purpose is to provide a safe, compassionate space in which you can safely explore and fully understand your current struggles, gain insight and self-awareness, and help build a strong foundation in order to move toward a more balanced, healthy, and peaceful life.  There are many parts that make up the whole you, which I believe we can begin to explore and develop together.” – Amy Wozny

Amy Wozny believes in a strength-based, collaborative counseling approach.  She aims to understand every client’s unique history, personality, obstacles, and circumstances.  Together, Amy works with the client to identify values and explore ways to overcome and heal past and present struggles.  She favors empowering clients and assisting them to build their personal repertoire of healing and coping strategies. 

Surviving and thriving in her first career as a stay-at-home mom, Amy deeply resonates with the importance of speaking to someone who has compassion and understanding, and a genuine ability to actively listen.  She earned her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling so she could dedicate her life to providing this service to others.

Amy has counseled university students on a variety of needs, and she excels at guiding adults through the process of self-realization to find a clearer sense of meaning in life, reduce anxiety and depression, and strengthen interpersonal relationships.  She believes that the client is the expert in his or her own life, and that her role is to guide the process of setting and reaching healing goals.  The belief that past experiences impact individuals in their current situations inspired Amy to pursue training in EMDR.

Jill Proudfoot, M.A., LPC, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Trained

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“Therapy is first about discovering. It’s about who you are and about what your deepest emotional attitudes are. It’s not just about who you think you are. It’s not opinion. It’s not something you can know with the intellect. It’s about who you are in the very heart of yourself. That’s the flavor of psychotherapy, discovering yourself, discovering your real attitudes toward the most important pieces of your life.” —Ron Kurtz, Hakomi Founder.

Jill is passionate about helping individuals overcome personal obstacles to improve their life and find their utmost potential.  She obtained her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Bowling Green State University and is a trained psychotherapist.  During her studies she became aware of a strong desire to expand her learning in trauma, attachment, neurobiology, and psychoanalysis. Throughout her life she has been motivated to help individuals through traumatic experiences and is deeply inspired by individuals’ capacity for growth and healing when dealing with life’s difficulties.  This led Jill to become a level 1 certified sensorimotor practitioner along side obtaining her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. She believes that the wisdom of the body holds the key to healing psychological problems. Through her training she has recognized the link between the physical patterns of the body and psychological issues.  Sensorimotor psychotherapy incorporates somatic therapies, neuroscience, attachment theory, and cognitive approaches, with a foundation of the Hakomi Method principles of Mindfulness, Nonviolence, Unity, Organicity and Mind-Body Integration. Jill is in the process of being trained and certified in EMDR therapy which is one of the leading comprehensive therapies for treating trauma.  Through individual and group therapy Jill serves people with a vast array of needs and strives to maximize wholeness and healing to individuals, marriages, and families.