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Meet Our Team

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

A. “Pete” Peters, M.S.

“Pete” Peters graduated from Texas A&M University and then went on to earn a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Frostburg State University. He has been with Cornerstone Community Services since 1994 originally serving in the Clinical Services Unit and then in the Partial Hospitalization Program. From there he went on to serve as the Program Director for Blended Case Management. In 2019, he returned to the Clinical Services Unit and has served as an Outpatient Clinical Director since that time.

In addition to supervising psychiatric case managers and therapists, over the years, “Pete” has utilized therapeutic skills by providing in-home and office-based therapy.  He will be the first to tell you that counseling has always been his first love and that he does so enjoy working with individuals in order to help them to change their own personal stories for the better.  If you have questions about the Bedford Outpatient Program at Cornerstone Community Services, “Pete” is available to discuss options with you.

Rhonda Sarver, M.S.

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 up through the year 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.

Chelsee Smith, M.S.W.

Chelsee earned her B.S. in Child Development and Family Resources with a minor in Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In 2017, she earned her Master’s of Social Work from University of Pittsburgh.  Since that time, Chelsee has worked with wide ranged population of children and their families. She worked as a Therapeutic Staff Support (TSS) while obtaining her master’s degree. She has experience working with children and families in foster care. Chelsee also has experience working with medically complex children and their families. Along with her experience in working with children and their families, she also has experience working with the geriatric population as well.

Chelsee began working at Cornerstone Community Services in the Clinical Services Unit as an Outpatient Therapist in 2019. She works with children, adolescents, and adults and is currently the therapist/social worker in the Everett Area School District. Chelsee enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Laura Nale, M.S.

Laura earned her B.A. Degree in Sociology from St. Francis University in 2011. In 2015, Laura earned her Master’s Degree in Community Counseling at Mount Aloysius College.  Laura has had the opportunity to work with a variety of clients ranging from adolescents, adults, and the elderly.  Laura has experience as a drug and alcohol outpatient therapist where she worked with clients struggling with addiction and mental health concerns. More recently, Laura has worked as family therapist where she assisted at risk youth and their families in need.  Laura has clinical skills and experience working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol, grief and loss, ADHD, ODD, and other mental health concerns.  Additionally, Laura has had the opportunity to facilitate family and couples counseling treatment when needed.

Laura began working at Cornerstone Community Services in 2020 in the Clinical Services Unit as an outpatient therapist. Laura is excited to help clients achieve their mental health goals.  During her spare time, Laura enjoys running, reading, and spending time with her family.

Brianna Lynch, M.S.
Brianna Lynch has a bachelor’s degree from Elizabethtown College and a Master’s in Education with Elementary Certification. She completed 3 years of PA state mandated training as a Family Based Therapist and obtained a PA state certification. She also has a Master’s degree in Counseling from Grand Canyon University. Brianna has worked for more than 15 years in social services as a teacher and a counselor, with the majority of that time being spent as a family-based therapist. She began working in the Clinical Services Unit in February of 2022. Brianna has experience providing therapeutic support in home, community, and office settings and enjoys helping people learn new ways to manage life’s challenges and create change. Brianna works with children, adolescents, and adults. Brianna enjoys spending time with her family, friends and pets, gardening, and engaging in artistic projects.

Jamie Turingan

Jamie earned her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Rehabilitation from the University of Pittsburgh in 2022. Jamie became a National Certified Counselor (NCC) in June of 2022.  Jamie has an interest in working with people of all ages and a variety of mental health concerns. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and families experiencing a variety of issues due to complex trauma. She feels very passionate about providing trauma-informed care and utilizing a psychodynamic approach in treatment. Jamie counsels from an eclectic approach that encompasses a variety of different treatment interventions including CBT, DBT, ACT, and motivational interviewing.

Jamie has worked in a residential treatment facility in Pittsburgh that focuses on treating youth ages 5-18 who have severe emotional, behavioral, and/or intellectual difficulties due to traumatic experiences. Jamie has been able to support youth and families through difficult times in providing counseling that focuses on the person as a whole, taking into consideration any biological, social, psychological, environmental, and cultural factors that have impacted an individual’s well-being.

Jamie is excited to pursue continued learning and to keep up to date on evidenced-based treatments to better serve her clients.  In her spare time, Jamie enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her puppy. Jamie also likes reading, hiking, and practicing yoga.

Amanda Miller-Weist, MSW, BSL

Have the stressors of life gotten you down? Do you feel like you don’t know to find relief of the struggles and pressure? Come in and talk with Amanda. Amanda is a master’s level therapist and a licensed Behavioral Therapist. Amanda studied and earned her degree from The University of Pittsburgh. She has 15+ years of experience in the field of mental health in various capacities. Amanda has experience working with individuals, groups, and families in a variety of settings including outpatient mental health clinics, schools, residential placement and in the home.

Amanda has worked with individuals and families struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, anger management, communication, impulse control, and behavioral modification. Amanda practices psychoeducation, talk therapy, and uses the person-centered approach to therapy. She works with children and adults in the areas of individual therapy, marriage/couple’s counseling and family therapy.

Amanda has chosen to be a therapist due to her love of helping. She enjoys talking with people and assisting them with finding inner strength, learning new coping skills and gaining an overall new perspective and outlook on life. She believes that everyone deserves to find their joy and purpose and to enjoy being truly happy and at peace with themselves.

Mark Pappal

Mark Pappal graduated from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and was also commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in May 1995.

Mark served 23 years in the Army, retiring in December 2017.

Mark taught JROTC at Butler Area School District for 3 years before enrolling at Mount Aloysius College to complete a master’s degree in Community Counseling.

Mark’s military, school, and counseling experience has provided him opportunities to help people address their challenges, identify goals, seek healthy methods to cope with daily life issues, and build resilience.

Mark enjoys spending time with his family, three cats, and two dogs. Mark also enjoys kayaking and hammock camping.

Catherine Boyd

Catherine earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Lock Haven University in 2019.

She graduates with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Commonwealth University – Lock Haven in 2023.

She began working in the Clinical Services Unit in May 2023 as an Intern.

Catherine has experience working with children and adults with mental health concerns, adults with substance use disorders, and adolescents with legal involvement.


Cornerstone Community Services

Bedford County
1234 Shed Road
Bedford, PA 15522
Phone: 814.623.5166 Toll Free: 877.814.5166

Somerset County
245 West Race Street
Somerset, PA 15522
(814) 443-4891 Phone: 814.443.4891 Toll Free: 877.814.4891