Recently voted Best Counseling Center in Somerset County, CCS Registration Department will assist you in choosing a Therapist that will best fit your needs.
Heather Foor, MS, CTRS (Clinical Director for Somerset & Windber OP)
Heather began her career with Cornerstone Community Services in the 2019. She graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation. She then began working as Therapeutic Staff Support (TSS) in the schools, which led to her taking a position as a residential youth care worker. Heather worked as a Mental Health Worker, and during this time, she earned her master’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Indiana University, IN. After obtaining her master’s degree, she became a Partial Hospitalization Program director for a number of years. She then decided to try out a different career path and became the Director of Activities in a local nursing home for a few years. While this was a very rewarding experience for Heather, the opportunity to return to the mental health field presented itself and Heather accepted her current position as Clinical Director of Outpatient Services. While her job titles have varied, Heather has provided a wide variety of services, in both individual and group settings, to people of all ages.
In her free time, Heather enjoys spending time with her family, coaching and playing sports, hiking and travelling.
Judd Hultman, M.A., N.C.C., L.P.C. (Windber Office)
Judd has been an outpatient therapist in Cornerstone Community Services’ Windber Outpatient Clinic since 2009. He has over 20 years of experience in the field of mental health in various programs and levels of care, including outpatient counseling programs, partial hospitalization programs, school-based counseling and BHRS.
Judd currently provides therapy services to individuals of all ages in the outpatient clinic setting but also offers school-based counseling services to students in local school districts as part of Cornerstone Community Services’ School-Based Counseling Program. He enjoys working with individuals to identify individualized treatment goals that emphasize each person’s individual strengths. He has experience addressing a wide range of individual concerns, including anxiety, depressive symptoms, anger and difficulty coping with various life stressors, often using a cognitive behavioral approach to treatment.
Judd completed both his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religious Studies and Master’s Degree in Community Counseling at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania. He also completed a Graduate Certificate of Advanced Study in Sports Counseling from California University of Pennsylvania, focused upon addressing concerns and unique stressors of athletes at all levels.
In his personal life, he enjoys spending time with his family, sports, the outdoors and playing guitar.
Tara Miller, M.A., N.C.C., L.P.C. (Somerset Office)
Tara is a therapist who provides clinical mental health services, group classes and consultation through the Somerset outpatient office, school districts within the county and the local criminal justice system. She is nationally certified as a competent practitioner through the National Board for Certified Counselors. Tara is also a Licensed Professional Counselor with Pennsylvania.
Tara obtained her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree in Sociology from Vanderbilt University. She has experience working with adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as young adults and families of all ages through work in summer therapeutic camps, behavioral health and mobile crisis services. She believes in meeting people where they are at in life and assisting them in developing a richer and more fulfilling quality of life. She embraces an eclectic approach with an emphasis on wellness, self-care and solution focused, brief therapy.
Elizabeth Brendlinger, MSed, LPC (Somerset Office)
Elizabeth has been with Cornerstone Community Services for 12 years, working in the Outpatient Counseling Clinic. She works with all age ranges and diagnoses as well as provides onsite counseling through the School Consultation Program. She is licensed to practice counseling in Pennsylvania and her education background consists of a master’s degree in Counseling from Duquesne University and a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development. Additionally, she is certified in school counseling for grades K-12 and elementary education for grades K-6.
Previous job experience includes Behavioral Specialist, Mobile Therapist, Drug and Alcohol counselor, and Elementary Teacher. Elizabeth is Student Assistance Program (SAP) trained and has assisted on school SAP teams. She has also assisted with group counseling in what once was the partial hospitalization program, a program geared to those in need of more intense and structured therapy. Due to her background and clinical experience, she has a vast knowledge of the DSM diagnoses and is confident working with most issues. She employs a variety of therapies and techniques such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, to name a few. Elizabeth believes herself to be an LBGTQ+ affirming therapist and has worked with a large number of people from this community, including those transitioning.
All of her consumers have a direct hand in their care and the approach she takes with them, catering therapy to their unique needs. She looks forward to welcoming those that are in need of support, change or a new perspective and to assist them in working towards mental health wellness.
Jill Slope, M.Ed., L.P.C., (Somerset Office)
Jill received her Bachelor of Science degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling in 1998 from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Education degree in Counseling from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2009. She later completed licensure (LPC) with a focus on grief counseling and counseling issues of girls and women. She obtained certification in The Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 42, Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders which is helpful in providing therapy services for individuals experiencing both mental health and substance abuse problems. Jill received certification from the National Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists in Reality Living Therapy in 2018. Jill additionally received training in Trauma Recovery for Autistic, Intellectually Disabled, and Neurodivergent (TRAIN) with focus on addressing trauma in those with neurodiversity such as : Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Personality Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, OCD, sensory processing disorders, etc. Jill continues to work in supervision toward her trauma certification in this specialty.
Jill provides therapy services addressing various client needs, including anxiety, depressive symptoms, grief and family/interpersonal relational difficulties. She has experience and training in working with individuals on the autism spectrum as well as survivors of physical and sexual abuse. She applies various approaches based on the needs of the individual including Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy interventions, DBT strategies and play therapy methods. Jill believes in a comprehensive approach to treatment that includes close partnership with other providers to best serve the individual with whom she works.
Evet Wilson, M.Ed. (Somerset Office)
Nelson Mandela once said, “As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” Eve graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Family Relations at Indiana University or Pennsylvania (IUP). Upon graduation, she remained at IUP and completed her Master of Education in Counseling. Eve is a certified school counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. Throughout her educational journey she worked in an early childhood educational center, working with infants through pre-school aged children. Additionally, Eve has worked with children that struggle with communication, social emotional, and physical delays, as well as autism spectrum disorder.
During Eve’s master’s training, she worked as an Academic Assistance Counselor for the College of Health and Human Services at IUP. Upon graduation she became a therapist at an outpatient provider in Washington, PA. Eve returned to Somerset County, and obtained employment at an inpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, providing inpatient counseling. Eve has been part of the Outpatient team at Cornerstone for a few years now.
Eve practices from a variety of psychoeducational theories including Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and a Person-Centered/integrated approach. Eve has a heart for individuals that struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as working with children and adolescents. However, she looks forward to working in both the outpatient clinic and the school-based setting; helping people reach their fullest-potential.
Kelly Michlena, M.S., BSL (Somerset and Windber Office)
Kelly received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2004 from the Pennsylvania State University and began working in the mental health field with children. She has worked as a TSS (Therapeutic Staff Support) and Mental Health Worker for a Partial Hospitalization Program. After obtaining her master’s degree in Counseling Studies and a Professional Counseling Certificate in 2011 from Capella University, she worked as a Behavioral Specialist Consultant/Mobile Therapist (BSC/MT), a Behavioral Specialist within one school district and a Mental Health Professional in a Partial Hospitalization Program. She also obtained the Behavior Specialist Licensure in Pennsylvania in 2016.
Kelly focuses on being an integrative therapist using a combination of different therapeutic tools and techniques to fit the needs of the individual client. Her goal is to help each client become successful by being supportive, helpful and encouraging them to make positive changes in their lives and build confidence in themselves.
Paul Bonus, M.S. (Somerset Office)
Paul was born and raised in Somerset County. He continues to live here with his family.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in Applied Behavioral Analysis from Kaplan University and began working as a substance use disorder counselor in 2017. He provided individual and group counseling and worked in both inpatient and outpatient environments. Paul then obtained his Master of Science degree in Psychology from Purdue University Global. He was hired by Cornerstone Community Services as an Outpatient therapist in 2021.
Paul practices with a variety of theories that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and others that may fit the consumer best.
Terressa Walker, MS, LPC
Terressa Walker is a Master’s Level Licensed Professional Counselor with over 30 years of experience working with individuals of all ages, groups, and families in a variety of settings including inpatient mental health facilities, in-home services, outpatient mental health agencies, and private practice organizations. She is a National Board-Certified Counselor with extensive training in systemic family therapy, DBT, CBT skills training, and EMDR. Terressa has training in trauma services and is an active member of the Cornerstone Community Services Emergency Behavioral Health Team which she provides debriefing services to first responders, counseling support for community members who have experienced traumatic events. She has worked with children, families, adults, individuals, who struggle with addiction, eating disorders, and the chronically mentally ill.
Terressa is an involved mother of two adult children and large extended family. She enjoys healthy living, traveling and spending time with her partner.
Natalie Wismer, MSW
Natalie is a graduate of Gettysburg College, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and of University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, where she received her Master of Social Work. Prior to joining the team at Cornerstone Community Services, she worked at shelters for individuals who are homeless, with teenagers in recovery from substance abuse, and with teenagers diagnosed with an intellectual disability. In addition, Natalie has experience working with survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual assault. . She has also served as a facilitator of a leadership program for collegiate women and participated in panels about the LGBTQ community.
Natalie is passionate about collaborating with the individual to help them recognize their strengths and how to utilize them so they can reach their their goals. Her goal is to create a safe space for all individuals where they can openly express their feelings and build skills to manage symptoms as well as address stressors in their lives. Natalie utilizes a variety of techniques and therapeutic tools that are tailored to each individual and their unique needs.
Renea Ross, MSW
Renea is currently an Outpatient therapist providing both individual and group therapy.
Renea has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Minors in English Literature and Creative Writing. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown with a master’s degree in social work. She has worked in the mental health field for about 10 years.
Renea uses Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy skills to help her individuals reduce symptoms and live a life with purpose and meaning. She enjoys researching and exploring new ways in which to help individuals understand/overcome problems or issues.
Renea is an award-winning poet and enjoys writing. In addition to writing poetry, she loves gardening, karaoke, and horseback riding.
Rebekah Kozlowski, MA, NCC
Real life hits us hard sometimes. At some point in life, we will experience sadness, disappointment, discouragement, panic, fear, or feel overwhelmed. These emotions, along with a host of others, are all part of the human experience. Using a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, and a good old fashioned listening ear, Rebekah wants to help you discover why you feel the way you do so you can make a plan to live your best life.
Rebekah Kozlowski is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) through The National Board for Certified Counselors. She has experience working with individuals, groups, and families in a variety of settings including an outpatient mental health clinic, a partial hospitalization program, schools, faith communities, and private organizations. Rebekah completed her Master’s Degree in Counseling at Messiah University and enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults experiencing various concerns, including anxiety, depressive symptoms, anger, and difficulty coping with life stressors. In her free time, Rebekah enjoys spending time with her family and friends in nature. She also enjoys a great cup of coffee.