Team Upaya


amanda

Founder/Director 

badge Amanda Bittner, PHD, LPC (MO), LCPC (IL), CCMHC, ACS DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified DBT Clinician

Areas of Expertise: Borderline Personality Disorder, PTSD/trauma, depression, anxiety, emotion dysregulation, non-suicidal self-injury, chronic suicidal ideation, relationship issues, couples counseling, codependency, clinical supervision, clinical training

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becky

Therapist
Becky Connor, MA, LPC (MO), LCPC (IL)

Areas of Expertise: depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, mania, chronic mental health concerns, substance use, relationship issues, non-suicidal self-injury, suicidal ideation, gender and sexuality exploration, LGBTQ+ concerns, clinical supervision

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Deb

Therapist/Administrative Assistant
Deborah Hargrove, MSW, LCSW


Areas of Expertise
: children/adolescents & families, young adults, anxiety, depression, shame, emotion regulation, parenting issues, behavior modification, non-suicidal self injury, suicide ideation, relationship & family issues, client intake and administrative support

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Sara

Therapist
Sara Carpenter, PHD, LPC, RPT

Areas of Expertise: children and adolescents, anxiety, depression, loss, self esteem, social skills, anger management, suicidal ideation, relationship issues, identity issues, divorce, clinical supervision

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Kevia

Therapist
Kevia Ricketts, MED, CIT

Areas of Expertise:  self-esteem, depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, grief & loss, relationship issues, women’s issues, Intuitive Eating, body image, disordered eating, addictions

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Amy

Counseling Intern 
Amy Donovan, BA

Areas of Expertise: family/relationship issues, divorce, behavioral concerns, depression, anxiety, relational aggression/bullying, self-esteem, body image, women's issues, grief & loss

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Ashleigh

Counseling Intern
Ashleigh Cole, MS

Areas of Expertise: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, identity issues, trauma/PTSD, Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Domestic Violence (DV), emotional dysregulation, non-suicidal self-injury, eating disorders, women’s issues

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Contact Us!

Location

Office Hours

Upaya Counseling

Monday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Sunday:

8:00 AM-4:00 PM