Counselors

Becky Allen-Mitchell, MS, LPC

Becky Allen-Mitchell Becky Allen-Mitchell is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She holds a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling and Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Shippensburg University. Becky's clinical interests include working with children, teenagers, and adults. She specializes in perinatal mood disorders, which occur during and after pregnancy. In addition, Becky enjoys working with veterans, PTSD, anxiety, grief, sexual abuse, and a multitude of other disorders and issues. Becky has previous experiences at community agencies, group homes, psychiatric hospitals, school settings, and with the Department of Veterans Affairs. In her spare time she enjoys spending with with her husband, son, and other family members.



Deann Blankenship Sanders MS, LPC

Deann Blankenship Sanders has over 17 years of experience in the mental health field and has spent the past 11 years working at Pathways. She received a BS in psychology from Susquehanna University in 1992 and a MS in clinical psychology from Millersville University in 1996. Her clinical interests include working with adults and children with an emphasis on children's issues and problems. Recently, Deann has started doing co-parenting training as an adjunct piece to her work with children of complicated divorce. Deann has training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Modification, Child-Centered Play Therapy, Filial Therapy, and Family Play Therapy. Within the last few years, Deann took over ownership of Pathways and gave birth to her second child. Consequently, her practice is limited to two days per week so that she can focus on carrying out the responsibilities of being a business owner and raising a family. When Deann is not at Pathways she enjoys playing with her own family which consists of her supportive husband, two very busy children (ages 7 and 1) and an old dog named Bleu. Deann and her family love playing soccer, riding bikes, traveling, and listening to music during their free time.



Cynthia K. Hodge, LCSW

Cynthia Hodge Cynthia K Hodge graduated from Florida State University with a Masters Degree in Clinical Social work and has worked in the mental health field since 1990. Her broad experience includes working as a case manager for the chronically mentally ill, as a Program director for a group home for the chronically mentally ill and Program Director on a free standing crisis facility fir adult and children, intake counselor at a detox and inpatient drug treatment facility, Hospice Social Worker, Oncology Social Worker, Social Worker for a nursing home, as a hypnotherapist for habit control and other issues and as a Clinical Social Worker. She is a Cognitive Behavioral therapist and utilizes EFT- the Emotional Freedom Technique extensively for faster more permanent results. The clinical issues she works with most are those suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD, Bipolar disorder, abuse, LGBT, habit control and weight loss, women’s issues, end of life issues and grief work. She works with young adults, adults and geriatrics.



Keri Goshorn, MS, LPC

Keri Goshorn

Keri Goshorn started working at Pathways in 2009. She received a BS in Psychology from Kutztown University in 2004 and a MS in Community Counseling from Shippensburg University in 2007. Keri is a national board certified counselor and she is licensed as a professional counselor. Keri has a variety of experiences working with a wide range of populations. She has worked with individuals in an inpatient drug and alcohol facility, a secure treatment facility for juvenile sex offenders and habitual violent offenders, a group home setting for the severely mentally ill, the truancy division through Children and Youth Services, Wraparound/BHRS services, and several outpatient community mental health facilities. Keri's clinical interests include depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, adjustment, stress management, etc. Keri's theoretical approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, but she draws from other theories depending on the needs of the clients she serves. Keri has training in doing EMDR therapy. She also works with transgender adults going through transitioning. Keri's personal interests include: running, swimming, watching football, and spending time with family and friends.



Corey L. Alleman, LMFT

Corey Alleman

Corey Alleman is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who joined Pathways Counseling Services in May 2010. He provides psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families. Corey specializes in helping clients work through troubled relationships, family problems, anxiety, depression, and other difficult struggles. He believes that all people grow and change. In psychotherapy with Corey, clients come to better understand their stories helping them strengthen and construct their identities. Realizing how their past has helped shape them empowers clients to become who they want to be. Corey earned his Master of Divinity Degree at Palmer Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He served as an intern for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in crisis and interfaith chaplaincy work. Corey completed a Post-Masters Certificate in Couples and Family Therapy at the Council for Relationships in Philadelphia.



Leah Akers, AA

Leah Akers

Leah Akers received an Associates of Arts from Hagerstown Community College where her studies included Biology and Psychology. Leah takes pleasure in fulfilling the duties of Office Manager for Pathways Counseling Services. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and two children as well as running, gardening, camping, reading, and listening to music.















Amy L. Whorley, MS, LPC

Amy Whorley Amy Whorley received her Master’s Degree from Shippensburg University in Mental Health Counseling in 2006 and her Bachelor’s Degree from Liberty University in Psychology in 2003. She is credentialed as a Licensed Professional Counselor and is also a National Certified Counselor. Her clinical interests include women’s issues, couples work, and grief & loss. Amy also enjoys working with depression, anxiety, stress management, adolescent concerns, as well as other disorders and issues. She has experience working as an outpatient counselor as well as in community and school settings doing therapy and behavior modification with children, teenagers, and families. Amy enjoys working with various populations including: adolescents, adults, geriatrics, and couples. She has training in play therapy, Anxiety Disorders, recovery for Depression and Low Self-Esteem, PTSD, Positive Psychology, Co-Occurring Disorders, Trauma and Traumatic Stress in Anticipatory and Post-Death Mourning, and counseling for couples. Amy’s main theoretical approach is Person-Centered Therapy, but she also uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as other perspectives. She is excited to have joined the Pathways group in 2011.



Scott Keller, LCSW

Scott Keller

Scott Keller graduated from Millersville University in 2000 with his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, and from West Chester University in 2004 with his Master’s Degree in Social Work. Scott has been licensed as a Clinical Social Worker since 2009. His specialties include working with children, adolescents, teenagers, and families. Scott has also provided couples counseling and therapy to young adults. Scott has experience providing therapy in residential, school, home, and church settings. He has helped children in foster care, adoptive youth, and juvenile offenders. Many of the families Scott has provided services to include parents struggling with behavioral problems that need assistance developing parenting skills. Scott has helped many family types including two parent, single parent, adoptive, blended, and divorced families. Scott has provided therapy for clients diagnosed with Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, and Substance Abuse Disorders. He has received professional training in Cognitive Behavioral Treatment, Motivational Interviewing, Suicide Assessment, Grief and Loss, Substance Abuse, Child Abuse Prevention, and faith based counseling. During Scott’s career he has been promoted to positions of leadership, managing individuals and teams of therapists and facilitated therapy in individual, group, and family settings. 



Ariana Cramer Langham, MSc

Ariana Cramer Langham joined Pathways in 2014. She received her MSc in Counseling Studies from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. After earning her Diploma in Counseling and Post Qualifying Certificate Counseling Children and Young People she returned to work toward licensure in the U.S. and to live close to family and friends. She has a powerful belief in people and their potential and has an open, non-judgmental and compassionate counseling style. Ariana’s training is from an integrative model of Person Centered, Psychodynamic, and Cognitive Behavioral theories and techniques and she delivers professional services and therapies to adults, adolescents and children, as individuals or within the family dynamic. She has counseled both in private practice and as a BSC/MT in Wraparound/BHRS services working with autistic and at risk children. Ariana has been a Christian counselor for over 20 years focusing on relationship issues (individual, parenting, step families) and abuse issues (both emotional and psychological). She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Central Florida. Ariana has an unconditional regard for everyone’s right to try to be whole and firmly believes that we all need help now and again to change, grow and heal.


Sherry Goertz, PhD, PMHCNS, BC

Dr. Goertz specializes in helping people navigate through mental health challenges and psychiatric disorders using a broad range of therapeutic services that promote physical, emotional, and spiritual health. With over 20 years in the mental health field, she has experience treating individuals, couples and families affected by general and serious psychiatric conditions in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. Her unique set of credentials include a Master of Science and PhD in Nursing from the University of Maryland in Baltimore, and a Board Certification as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatric Mental Health (PMHCNS, BC) from the American Nurses' Credentialing Center (ANCC). Equipped to offer comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and treatment across the lifespan, Sherry provides mental health care for individuals, couples and families helping them explore options, find solutions, and learn skills that lead to recovery.

The focus of therapy is individualized to maximize recovery and begins with a diagnostic psychiatric exam. Recommendations for treatment are developed and evidenced based therapies tailored to specific needs. Counseling sessions may include strategies based on family systems, interpersonal, cognitive behavioral, dialectical and solution based therapies to empower clients with the knowledge and tools they need for optimal brain/mind/body balance. Modalities may include psych education, talk therapy, mindfulness meditations, visualization exercises, positive affirmation and intention, development of communication skills, finding greater life purpose, dissolving limiting beliefs and thinking, deepening self-awareness, uncovering greater self-acceptance, 12 Step program work, setting healthy boundaries, healing of emotional wounds, strengthening spirituality, and a variety of others. Regardless of the current situation, Dr. Goertz believes that every journey on the way to recovery begins with one step toward improving personal well-being with goals of achieving greater joy, happiness, abundance, and peace.


Deb Schooley, MS, NCC

Deb Schooley is a Nationally Certified Counselor and is in the process of becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her BS in Psychology from Wilson College and received her MS in Mental Health Counseling from Shippensburg University. Deb's clinical interests include working with people who are dealing with addiction issues, co-occurring issues, depression, anxiety, grief and trauma. She has worked with students in the public school system as well as college students and adults. She has experience working with individuals who are mandated to receive counseling and has done work in the addiction field for the past five years. Deb's main focus and goal for people is to help them define and achieve goals that will allow them to live the lives that they envision for themselves.


Fazilet Ahmed, NCC, LPC

National Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

Fazilet works with lay people and professionals who work in the care giving environment and as a result experience emotional and physical burnout. Counseling is based on the use of techniques such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, integrates Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy along with complementary holistic approaches to overcome symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Her clients have transformed from their past into resilient and thriving survivors today. Fazilet takes pride in helping clients with a multi-cultural background, respects all genders, religious and spiritual beliefs.

Fazilet has a M.A. in Counseling Psychology, holds certificates in Addictions with Therapeutic Studies as well as Clinical Trauma. Saturday appointments available.


John Morton, MA

John Morton John Morton has a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and is in the process of becoming licensed. He is a trained facilitator of PREPARE/ENRICH, which he enjoys using to assist couples with overcoming difficulties and increasing satisfaction in their relationships. He also has a special interest in Christian-based counseling, play therapy, and helping individuals to overcome financial stressors.

John works with clients of all ages and has experience with many different cultures and backgrounds. He loves seeing people heal from depression and anxiety, reach their potential, and enjoy healthy relationships.

John and his wife have 3 children, and they enjoy a variety of outdoor activities as a family.