Team Upaya


amanda

Founder/Director 

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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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blake


Therapist

Blake Russell, MA, LPC

Areas of Expertise: depression, anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder, life transitions, trauma, relationship issues, suicidal ideation, non-suicidal self-injury, men's issues, LGBTQ concerns

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kelly

Therapist 

Kelly Buckley, MA, LPC
EMDR Certified Therapist (EMDRIA)

Areas of Expertise: depression, anxiety, trauma & PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, grief, chronic illness, chronic mental health issues, life transitions, non-suicidal self-injury, suicidal ideation, women's Issues, self-compassion, emotional disturbances

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becky


Therapist

Becky Connor, MA, LPC, LCPC

Areas of Expertise: depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, mania, chronic mental health concerns, substance use, relationship issues, gender and sexuality exploration, LGBTQ+ concerns, clinical supervision

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Sara


Therapist

Sara Carpenter, PHD, LPC

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

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anna


Therapist 

Anna Varghese, MA, PLPC, NCC

Areas of Expertise: anxiety, depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, trauma, grief & loss, relationship & familial issues, emotional dysregulation, suicidal ideation, non-suicidal self-injury

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Claire


Therapist

Claire Pfeifer, MED, PLPC

Areas of Expertise: depression, anxiety, emotion dysregulation, relationship issues, Borderline Personality Disorder, chronic pain, trauma/PTSD, immigrants and refugees, suicidal ideation, non-suicidal self-harm, LGBTQ+

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Julie

Therapist

Julie Schenberg, MSW, LMSW

Areas of Expertise:  PTSD & trauma, depression, anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder, intimate partner violence, commercial sexual exploitation/trafficking, suicidal ideation, non-suicidal self-harm, emotion dysregulation

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kristen


Counseling Intern

Kristen Krischke, BA

Areas of Expertise: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, relationship issues, minority stress borderline personality disorder and emotion dysregulation, suicidal ideation, non-suicidal self-injury, 

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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