Counselors

Deann Blankenship Sanders MS, LPC, RPT-S

Deann Blankenship Sanders has over 26 years of experience in the mental health field and has spent the past 20 years working at Pathways. She received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Susquehanna University in 1992, a Masters of Science in clinical psychology from Millersville University in 1996. In addition, Deann became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2005 and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor in 2011. 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. Deann took over ownership of Pathways in 2006. When Deann is not at Pathways she enjoys playing with her own family which consists of her supportive husband, two very busy children (ages 17 and 11) and an old dog named Lady. Deann and her family love playing soccer, kayaking, riding bikes, traveling, and listening to music during free time.




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, LPC, NCC, MS

Deb joined Pathways in 2016. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is also nationally certified. She received her BS in Psychology from Wilson College and her MS in Mental Health Counseling from Shippensburg University. Deb works with substance abuse issues, co-occurring issues, depression, anxiety, women’s issues, grief and trauma. She has experience in outpatient drug and alcohol programs running groups and working with individuals one-on-one. She has worked with students in the public school and university settings as a drug and alcohol counselor and as a Learning Specialist. Deb's main focus and goal for people is to help them define and achieve goals that will allow them to create the lives that they envision for themselves.


Fazilet Ahmed, NCC, LPC

National Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, EMDR Trained, Certificate of Addictions with Therapeutic Practice

Fazilet works with clients 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 stress which leads to depression and anxiety disorders.

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.

Saturday appointments available.


John Morton, MA, LPC

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.


Ann Thompson

Ann is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is Board Certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State and her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Shippensburg University where she earned membership in the Professional Honor Society, Chi Sigma Iota. Ann also has an Associate Degree in Physical Therapy. She enjoys working with people to help them overcome any obstacles that inhibit their mental health. She is skilled in working with both children and adults and enjoys both equally. She sees counseling as a journey and individuals being on different areas of their path. She will work with them to get to the place where they wish to be. She sees each client as a very valuable individual with considerable worth and helps them to see themselves this way. She uses a holistic approach so that every aspect of the client is revealed and worked on as needed.

She uses a strength based approach to empower clients. She works with Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, OCD, Trauma, Eating Disorders, Gender Issues and individuals of family members with Personality Disorders. She is trained in TF-CBT and is working to be certified as a Trauma specialist with both adults and children.


Bethany Goshorn, MS

Bethany Goshorn graduated from Shippensburg University with her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in May of 2020. Prior to this, she received her Bachelor’s degree from Shippensburg University in 2009 in Psychology. She is currently working towards obtaining professional licensure in the state of Pennsylvania. Bethany has experience working with adolescents, in a college setting, and at a variety of locations working with adults. Her interests include working with individuals through issues of grief and loss, depression, anxiety, stress management, trauma, etc. Bethany’s theoretical approach is person-centered and strength based. Bethany enjoys bringing spirituality into work with clients if/when the client presents this as an area of importance. She looks forward to getting to know her clients and supporting them through the counseling process by utilizing interventions that will help them obtain their goals for therapy. In her time outside of the office, Bethany enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves being outside in nature especially while hiking or kayaking.


Heather Scarbrough

Heather is Board Certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Shippensburg University and her Master's degree in Marriage, Couples and Family Counseling from Messiah College, where she earned membership in the Professional Honor Society Chi Sigma Iota. She works with clients with a variety of mental health backgrounds.

Heather has a specific desire to help couples, families and individuals within the family system to learn to live their best lives and to have their best relationships. She brings both inpatient and outpatient experience as well as twenty-five years of homeschooling experience. As a SYMBIS Facilitator, she can provide an in-depth, evidence based premarital assessment to guide counseling so that couples can begin their marriage journey well prepared.

She has experience helping individuals and families navigate and understand addiction and recovery. She enjoys partnering with people to treat co-occurring disorders. Navigating guilt, shame, loss, trust issues, co-dependent relationships, family dysfunction and the unhealthy roles individuals take on are topics often explored in session.

Her approach to therapy recognizes that as humans, we sometimes we get stuck and need a little help getting "unstuck." As humans, we tend to do the same things over and over again, even when they are not working. Her strengths lie in identifying unhelpful patterns and helping to adjust those patterns. Preferred therapeutic approaches include Motivational Interviewing, Gottman Couples Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Structural Family Therapy.

When not working, Heather spends time with her family, a Great Pyrenees, and friends. She enjoys being outside, cooking, reading, listening to music, and engaging in volunteer work mentoring youth.


Liza De La O MS, LPC

Liza has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Northern Iowa in 2013. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is also Nationally Certified. She had worked within the inpatient and outpatient settings; treating individuals, couples and families affected by general and serious mental health conditions in different stages of life. Liza has worked within a wide range of populations; children on the autistic spectrum, secure treatment facility for juveniles in the court system, Veterans within a group home setting, drug and alcohol both inpatient and outpatient as well as children and families as a mobile therapist. Liza’s clinical interests include substance abuse, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, adjustment, stress management, borderline personality disorder, LGBT community/concerns, etc. Liza’s theoretical approach is Gestalt Therapy, but she draws from other theories depending on the needs of the clients she serves. Liza’s main focus and goal for people is to help them connect to a life that will allow them to thrive with purpose and meaning. Liza enjoys outdoor activities, reading, attending concerts and creative outlets like painting or drawing. Can schedule evening and weekend appointments.