We all undergo transitions in life or experience unexpected circumstances that often force us to rethink how we live and interact in the world. Counseling can help navigate you through these difficulties and we can help you with that process.
We want to be the first place you come to when you are personally going through a challenging time, or when your company is poised to grow through change.  We strongly believe that everyone has the ability and the skills to accomplish their goals, but we also recognize that sometimes it is hard to know where to start.

Hope is what gets us through -

  • Hope that things will get better,
  • Hope that things will work out,
  • Hope that you will become who you want to be.

Hope helps us to create a vision and  drive our goals.  We want to be there with you along the way. This is our mission- Hope Through Change.

Spero offers a free phone consultation.  During this initial phone call, we can determine if we are the right fit for you.  We accept a variety of insurances as well as self-pay. If you are using insurance, check out this information.

We are excited to announce that we now offer Freespira.

Freespira, is a non-medication, digital therapeutic treatment for clients with panic. Multi-centered, clinical results have consistently shown that 85% of patients were free of panic attacks post treatment and 81% were free of panic one year later.  Freespira addresses the underlying physiological component of panic which includes chronic hyperventilation and dysfunctional respiratory patterns.





Angie works with adults, older adolescents and couples in navigating changes and learning to manage depression, anxiety and other uncertainties that often accompanies a shift in the way we live. Working from a solutions focused perspective, she believes that  we all have the skills and insight to navigate through life but we may just need some help discovering and utilizing them.
After serving in the United States Army, she graduated from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania with a BA in English and from the University of Pittsburgh with a Master's Degree in Social Work. She has worked in mental health in a variety of positions, both clinical and administrative. Angie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania and welcomes clients from all backgrounds, orientations, and traditions.
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Licensed Professional Counselor

Kara received a degree in Rehabilitation and Human Services with a concentration in substance abuse from Clarion University of Pennsylvania before obtaining a graduate degree in school counseling from Indiana University of Pennsylvania; these areas of study form a strong foundation for her work as a Licensed Professional Counselor.  Her background in agencies and private practice with both individual and groups in an outpatient setting has influenced her therapeutic style. Kara is trained in both trauma and dialectical behavioral therapy. She has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families as well as with the developmentally delayed, those with dual diagnoses, depression, anger management, trauma, and relationship issues providing a broad spectrum of care to her community.



EAP Outreach & Coordinator

Amy has worked in a wide range of settings in her career. For sixteen years, she worked as a physical therapist assist in skilled care, transitional care, acute settings, and outpatient therapy which taught her that people have a variety of needs within the healing process that exist on a physical and mental level. This experience has given her a heightened level of understanding about what it takes to manage a balance between caring for others and managing one’s well being. These experiences also led her to seek and obtain a graduate degree in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University. Amy completed an internship at the Clarion Psychiatric Center and currently works in a mobile therapy setting. She has conducted group therapy sessions and has worked with children, adolescents, and families with varying therapeutic approaches.


Lisa Standfest

Licensed Professional Counselor

Lisa works primarily with children, adolescents, and young adults to decrease unwanted symptoms around issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, and trauma.  Her background working with students in both school and outpatient settings has provided a strong foundation in using a strength based perspective to assist young people navigate many developmental challenges associated with transitional age.   Lisa earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Penn State University. Her early work with adolescents resulted in returning to obtain a Master's Degree in Counseling, with a specialization in School Counseling, from Edinboro University of PA.   Lisa is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She believes strongly in the unique and innate potential of every person.