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Meet Our Team

CCS Registration Department will assist you in choosing a Therapist that will best fit your needs.

Andrea Hay, M.A., L.M.F.T.
Andrea is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. Andrea earned a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2009 and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Family and Consumer Sciences – Child Care Administration in 2007 from Seton Hill University.

Andrea works with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families experiencing a variety of difficulties and diagnoses. She dedicates her life to helping individuals and families facilitate positive changes in their lives. Her area of interest and growing expertise includes grief and loss.

Andrea began her career with families as a teacher at a daycare and early learning center and then as a Therapeutic Staff Support (TSS). Andrea also worked at a Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) as a Behavioral Specialist. She served as a Family Specialist and Program Director for Family Based Mental Health Services (FBMHS) and taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Seton Hill University.

Currently, Andrea is a Clinical Director for Cornerstone Community Services and provides supervision for therapists seeking their licensure. Andrea enjoys continued learning and teaching.

Andrea is a Clinical Fellow member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (PAMFT).

In her spare time, Andrea enjoys reading, playing musical instruments, and spending time with her family and cat, Daniel.

Cheryl Ward
Cheryl Ward is a Pennsylvania  Licensed Professional Counselor.  Cheryl earned her MAEd degree in Community Counseling  and her MACM degree in Pastoral Counseling from Malone University in Canton Ohio.    In addition, Cheryl has earned a Master’s Degree in Theology from Asbury Theological Seminary and a BA degree from Grove City College.

Cheryl sees all types of clients, including children, teens and adults.   Cheryl is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), which is a therapy program that can be of help to children who have experienced a severe traumatic event in their lives.

Cheryl worked at the Stark County Crisis Center in Canton Ohio with the Inpatient Unit and also the Free Space Program, which provided counseling for women in domestic violence situations. Cheryl   also worked in the field of Therapeutic Foster Care, providing counseling for children and teens and parents involved in the foster care system.

Cheryl presented papers at the 2007 CANS Conference in Boston and in 2015 at a Conference for the myStrengths program.  Cheryl has also presented programs for local churches and ministers groups about various aspects of mental health.

Linda Benza
Linda earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in 1990 and her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh in 2007.

Linda works with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families who are experiencing a variety of difficulties.  She dedicates her time and efforts to helping individuals make positive changes within their lives.  Over the years she has attended many hours of training to enhance her skills in working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression and other mental health/substance abuse concerns.  Her area of interest and growing expertise includes grief and loss and other trauma, especially among children and adolescents.  Linda also works part-time in crisis intervention services.

Linda began her career as an elementary school teacher substitute and then as a director/teacher at a daycare/preschool.  Linda then worked as a Therapeutic Staff Support (TSS) in order to work on a more one on one level with children and adolescents.  She also worked as an Intensive Case Manager as well as the Student Assistance Program Liaison for the Bedford County School Districts.

Linda enjoys continued learning in an effort to improve ways to help individuals make positive changes within their lives.  In her spare time, Linda enjoys reading, gardening and crafting.  She is very family oriented and loves spending time with her beloved miniature dachshund, Frodo.

Ayla Bowser, M.S.W., L.S.W.
Ayla is a Licensed Social Worker at Cornerstone Community Services. She is a 2015 graduate of the Master’s of Social Work program at the University of Pittsburgh where she obtained her MSW with a concentration on individuals, families, and groups and earned a certificate in Mental Health Treatment. Ayla obtained her undergraduate degrees at the University of Pittsburgh; she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and Sociology and also obtained a certificate in the Helping Professions.

Ayla began her career with Cornerstone Community Services working as a Blended Case Manager while pursuing her MSW. Upon graduation, Ayla obtained a position as an Outpatient Counselor at Cornerstone Community Services. During her educational career, Ayla gained experience at an internship placement with Family Based Mental Health Services and also as an Outpatient Therapist at the James E Van Zandt VA Medical Center, working with veterans with mental health needs. Ayla is currently obtaining supervision in order to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

In her free time, Ayla enjoys reading for pleasure and also to increase her knowledge in various areas. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and their two dogs, Ziva and Oliver.

Rhonda Sarver, M.S.P.S.A.I.I.
Rhonda graduated with her B.S. in Psychology from Frostburg State University in 1990.  She received her M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Frostburg State University in 1993.

Rhonda began her mental health career as a Crisis Counselor at Western Maryland Health System in 1990.  She worked with many mental health, substance abuse, and interpersonal crises.  Rhonda also delivered Individual and Group treatment on the Mental Health Unit of the hospital.

Rhonda began working for Bedford-Somerset DBHS in 1996.  She was the lead therapist in the Family Based Mental Health Services program for 16 years until its closure in early 2012.  Rhonda worked with families experiencing many different issues and needs.

Rhonda also taught undergraduate classes at Frostburg State University for 10 years.

Rhonda presently works in the Clinical Services Unit.  She enjoys working with many diverse people to help them open doors to healthy change in their lives.

Rhonda enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family and dog, Jasper.

Rose Ann Wilk
Rose Ann received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology, with a minor in Psychology from Indiana University of PA in 1978.  After working in various aspects of social services as a case manager for twenty years, Rose Ann returned to school to continue her education.  She earned a Master of Science degree at California University of PA in 2000.  Over the years, she has attended many hours of training to enhance her skills in working with adults and children.  These include working with adolescents who self harm, adult survivors of trauma and treatment of individual with Co-occurring disorders.

Rose Ann has many years of experience working with children and adults.  After obtaining her undergraduate degree, she worked as  Director for Residential Services for individuals with Cerebral Palsy and other developmental delays.  In her next position, Rose Ann worked with the aging population, as a case manager for Area Agency on Aging in Somerset County.  She assessed the needs of clients and helped families determine the best care options for their loved ones.  After eight years in this position, she accepted a new and challenging job in the area of behavioral  health services.  As a case manager and Program Director for Waiver Services, Rose Ann worked with intellectually challenged adults and their families, connecting them with community resources and enhancing their supports.  She established an Advisory Board for a family driven services program and increased family member participation, in the delivery of services. Shortly after completion of her Master’s Degree, Rose Ann was hired as a clinical therapist with Bedford-Somerset DBHS (currently Cornerstone Community Services), where she remains today.  Rose Ann recognizes the importance of allowing her clients to tell their story, the value of their personal experiences and cultural perspective.

Rose Ann enjoys spending time with her family, especially trips to the beach with her grandson.  Pastimes include reading, playing Scrabble and cooking.

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