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

Kailey Wood, MA 
Kailey graduated with her BA in Psychology from Shippensburg University in 2015 and her MA in Psychology from Marywood University in 2018.

While obtaining her master’s degree, Kailey worked part time as a Therapeutic Staff Support (TSS) to gain experience working one-on-one with children. Kailey also has had the opportunity to work as a counselor at Straight Through Counseling Services. Kailey has experience working with children, adolescents, and adult populations. She particularly enjoys working with children, implementing strategies used in play therapy.

Kailey began working at Bedford-Somerset DBHS in 2018 in the Counseling Services Unit as an outpatient therapist.

Kailey enjoys listening to people and being an aide in helping them to improve their mental health. In her spare time, Kailey enjoys spending time with family, cooking and baking, and serving in her local church.

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.

Dody Gochnour, MS
Dody earned her BA in Psychology from Clarion University in 2000 and a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University in 2016. She currently sees adults, adolescents, and children, but especially enjoys working with older adults and individuals with intellectual disabilities.

She began working at Bedford-Somerset DBHS in 2001, and has worked in several departments since that time.

Dody worked as a case manager in several capacities to help individuals who were experiencing mental health issues. Additionally, she worked in Early Intervention services and provided case management services to individuals with intellectual disabilities for seven years. She completed her internship and worked part-time at ACRP providing outpatient counseling to children, adolescents, and adults

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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