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Our Staff

 
 

Demond E. Bledsoe, Ph.D., LPC

Dr. Demond Bledsoe is a licensed professional counselor with over 15 years experience working with individuals and families managing challenging life situations. Dr. Bledsoe uses a client-centered and recovery-oriented approach to counseling which integrates knowledge from his training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. His approach to therapy focuses on the client as the expert. Dr. Bledsoe develops goals in collaboration with each individual, couple, or family and works as a partner to achieve the desired outcomes. Working primarily with adolescents and adults, Dr. Bledsoe’s extensive experience includes addictions and co-occurring disorders, trauma counseling, family and couples therapy.

Dr. Bledsoe has experience working in diverse clinical settings. He has held several positions in residential treatment facilities, community agencies, outpatient mental health and substance abuse clinics and inpatient psychiatric hospitals. Dr. Bledsoe has received advanced training to work with a variety of concerns including trauma, grief, mood disorders, substance use and addictions, and anxiety. Dr. Bledsoe has extensive knowledge and experience working with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Recognizing the importance of remaining knowledgeable about current topics, trends, and treatments, Dr. Bledsoe remains involved as an active member of the American Counseling Association. He has delivered several presentations at national conferences, as well as numerous state and local conferences. His authorship and research has focused on psychological trauma, clinical supervision, and multicultural issues in counseling and counselor education. Most recently, Dr. Bledsoe’s publications have included chapters in texts related to trauma and multicultural issues in school counseling.

Dr. Bledsoe completed his undergraduate studies in Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. He received a Master’s Degree in Community and Agency Counseling from California University of Pennsylvania and a Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from Duquesne University. Currently, Dr. Bledsoe is an adjunct faculty member at California University of Pennsylvania. He has also served as adjunct faculty at Waynesburg University, where he continues his service to the counselor education community as a member of the Graduate Counseling Advisory Board. Dr. Bledsoe has served on the Multicultural Advisory Committee for Pennsylvania’s Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and chaired several committees focused on ensuring the appropriate delivery of culturally competent and relevant services.

 

Education

Duquesne University
Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, 2014

California University of Pennsylvania
M.S., Community & Agency Counseling, 2006

University of Pittsburgh
B.S., Psychology, 2001

Activities & Affiliations

• American Counseling Association, Member
• Waynesburg University Graduate Counseling Advisory Committee, Member
• Every Child, Inc., Board Member

Follow Dr. Bledsoe on Twitter @DrDemondBledsoe and on Instagram @dr.demond.b

 
 

 
 
 
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Larissa Johnston, M.S., LPC, NCC

Larissa Johnston is a Licensed Professional Counselor with extensive experience providing therapy to clients with mental health problems, substance use disorders and also co-occurring disorders. Ms. Johnston’s varied experiences have taken place in a variety of diverse treatment settings including Shawnee Academy Residential Treatment Facility, Southwood Hospital, Southwestern Pennsylvania Human Services and Wesley Spectrum Services. Ms. Johnston is adept at delivering quality services across the lifespan and is currently working with children and adults in individual, family, and couples counseling. She has addressed various issues in counseling such as bullying, anxiety, depression, and personality disorders. Ms. Johnston has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master’s degree in Secondary School Counseling from Marywood University.

Ms. Johnston uses an integrative approach to counseling based on the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma Focused Behavioral Therapy treatment models. Central to her treatment approach is the concept of positive change in which she believes in the capacity for all clients to improve their life circumstances. She encourages empowerment through using strength-based and solution-focused strategies in sessions that can be transferred to the clients’ everyday lives. 

 

Education

Marywood University
M.S., Secondary School Counseling, 2010

University of Pittsburgh
B.S., Psychology, 2003

Activities and Affiliations

  • National Board for Certified Counselors

 
 

 
 
 
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Samantha Gimigliano, M.S., LPC

Samantha Gimigliano is a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a Masters in Community and Agency Counseling. Ms. Gimigliano has extensive experience working in private practice settings and has done so since obtaining her professional license in 2008. In addition to her experience in private practice, Samantha has worked in a variety of clinical settings including The Bradley Center, Try-Again Homes, Gateway Rehabilitation Center and School-Based Mental Health Services through Wesley Spectrum.  Currently Samantha and her therapy dog, Truman, are contracted through Beaver Area School District to provide mental health support services, consultation and training services for the district in grades k-12. Additionally, Samantha holds a senior CPI (Crisis Prevention Institute) instructor certificate.

Ms. Gimigliano specializes in working with teenagers and young adults living with various mental health and co-occurring disorders and symptoms. Her therapeutic approach is informed by her belief in working with clients to develop the skills for self-advocacy. She utilizes a holistic approach towards treatment to help clients transfer skills and identify strengths learned in sessions to their every day lives. Ms. Gimigliano integrates her training in Brainspotting, a brain-based treatment used to guide clients of all ages in overcoming the trauma in their lives, into her therapeutic approach. 

For more information on brainspotting please go to brainspotting.pro.

 

Education

California University of Pennsylvania
M.S., Community and Agency Counseling, 2006

B.S., Social Work, 2002

Activities & Affiliations

• Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI); Trainer
• Healthy Relationships Curriculum; Trainer

 

 
 

 
 
 
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Carrie L. Vogelsang, M.S.C.P., LPC

Carrie L. Vogelsang is a Licensed Professional Counselor that has worked as a counselor for over 12 years. In these years she has offered help in various settings. Her focus has primarily been with children, adolescents and teenagers. Carrie has worked within a partial hospital setting, a private school setting and within a Pediatricians office seeing clients with a diverse range of disorders. Her expertise is treating Anxiety, Depression, Adjustment disorders and helping parents with parenting techniques. In treating younger children, she has been trained and has used PCIT (Parent-Child Interaction therapy) to help parents of younger children with behavioral concerns. She also has expertise in treating Postpartum and Perinatal issues during pregnancy or following childbirth. 

Carrie Vogelsang graduated with a Bachelors of Psychology in 2004 from California University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Counseling Psychology from Chatham University in 2008. She truly believes that learning is a lifelong commitment in counseling and continues to learn from her experience with clients and by constantly pursuing new trends/needs in counseling. 

In treatment she focuses on building a trusting relationship with the individual and uses a collaborative approach with the client to developing the course of treatment to renew balance in their life. She believes that treatment can take a short period of time or longer depending on the client.  As a therapist and parent, Carrie uses an Integrative Approach for children to shed light on where children are in their development and the function of their behavior. In addition, she uses play therapy to help engage the children in the process and as a teaching method.  In treating older clients, she uses a comprehensive range of techniques like, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Acceptance techniques. 

 

Activities and Affiliations

  • Healthy Relationships Curriculum; Trainer

Education

Chatham University
M.S., Counseling Psychology, 2008

California University of Pennsylvania
B.S., Psychology, 2004