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             Creative. Competent. Compassionate.

ABOUT US

Blake W. Ringenberg
Co-Owner
LPC 

Blake is a Licensed Professional Counselor  (LPC) known for providing unique, engaging therapy for individuals, couples, and families. He specializes in narrative, experiential, and person-centered therapy techniques. Blake earned his masters in clinical counseling from Columbia International University in 2012 and has worked extensively with adolescents,  and young adults. Blake has a rich background in religion as well as philosophy. Blake is a board certified therapist and licensed to practice as a professional counselor in the State of Michigan as well as Pennsylvania.

Blake accepts PerformCare (medical assistance), Highmark, UPMC, Preferred Health Care, United Behavioral Health, Aetna, Quest, and Optum insurance plans. Please call your insurance provider to verify that your 90837 behavioral health sessions will be covered and to see what your session cost or copay will be.

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ABOUT

CURRENTLY HIRING AMAZING THERAPISTS WITH
LPC, LMFT, OR LCSW

Gretchen Ringenberg
Co-Owner
LMFT, LPC

Gretchen graduated from a masters program designed specifically for marriage, couples, and family counseling. Her greatest passion is working with couples and especially enjoys helping couples to work through conflict and affairs. Gretchen also loves to work with individuals and specializes in working with teenagers and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship challenges. The theories she utilizes the most with her clients are Internal Family Systems, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, the Gottman Method, and Solutions-Focused Therapy. Gretchen loves to incorporate sand tray therapy and nutrition into her sessions (when requested) and enjoys watching her clients grow in liking themselves and becoming the hero of their own story.

Gretchen currently accepts Optum, Quest, Aetna, Medicaid (PerformCare, Amerihealth Caritas, UPMC for You, Highmark Wholecare), Highmark, and United insurance plans. Her session rate is $110 per session.

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Madeline Lucas, Intern

Madeline earned her B.A. in Psychology from West Chester University and is currently working towards her M.S. in Clinical Psychology at Millersville University. As a counseling intern at Gethsemane Counseling, Madeline will be applying the knowledge and skills that she has acquired throughout her academic journey. Madeline is interested in utilizing cognitive behavioral techniques in order to help her clients make connections and alterations between their core beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Additionally, she is excited to observe and learn from the perspectives of other experienced therapists in order integrate a variety of therapeutic techniques into her practice. She is eager is grow as a mental health counselor and is dedicated to making a positive impact on her clients’ lives. In the future, she plans on pursuing licensure as a professional counselor. Madeline is currently accepting clients on a sliding scale fee.

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             Kimberly McGhee

                  MA, ATR-BC, LPC

Kimberly is a Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) and a  Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Kimberly takes a strength-based, holistic approach, that is client-centered. As a board=certified art therapist, Kimberly supports a century-old belief that art making and creative expression are essential to improving physical, mental, and emotional health and wellbeing. By focusing on the PROCESS not the PRODUCT, Kimberly helps clients of all ages draw, paint, collage, and sculpt in a non-threatening way, to explore feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, reduce stress/anxiety, increase self-esteem, reduce depression, build strength and resiliency, and even process traumatic events from the past. As a trauma therapist clinically-trained in EMDR, Kimberly is known for providing strength-based trauma therapy to clients of all ages, who have experienced adverse life experiences. Kimberly  also practices Mindful-Based Art Therapy (MBAT) Narrative Sand Tray Therapy, Bilateral Stimulation, Forward-Facing Trauma Therapy, Bilateral Drawing, and the Graphic Narrative, and incorporates DBT and CBT principles, as well as mindfulness and grounding techniques. Kimberly earned her master’s degree in art therapy from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana.

Kimberly is currently accepting clients with Medicaid, UPMC, Highmark or Optum insurance. Please call your insurance provider to verify that your 90837 behavioral health sessions will be covered and to see what your session cost or copay will be. Kimberly is currently not accepting new clients.

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             Alyssa Andre

          MA, LAC- Individuals, Couples, and Families

Alyssa earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC). After years as an educator and adolescent life coach, Alyssa pursued an education in therapeutic disciplines where she witnessed the vast needs of young people, families, and couples alike who were navigating relationships, trauma, mental health challenges, behavioral concerns, loss and change. Alyssa takes a holistic approach with her clients, specializing in adult and adolescent therapy, couples and families, and uses a client-centered approach informed by Internal Family Systems, Solutions-Focused methods, and Adlerian Theory. Alyssa cultivates a space for clients to be themselves, and without judgment, supports the journey to wholeness, wellness, and self-efficacy. Alyssa encourages her clients to ask questions about the treatment process, be curious about their growth and potential, and to trust and know that they are exactly where they’re supposed to be. 

Alyssa is accepting new clients and is not currently in network with insurances- her rate is $75-125 per session.

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Katey Ragsdale, Intern

Katey developed a love for hearing others' stories and supporting their journeys after living in Indonesia before pursuing her career. Upon returning to the United States, Katey earned her B.A. in Sociology with minors in Psychology, Photography and Peace and Conflict studies from Bluffton University in Ohio. Currently, she is a Graduate Student at Lancaster Bible College, on track to earn a Masters Degree in Social Work in less than a year. As a counseling intern at Gethsemane Counseling and Coaching, Katey will apply evidence-based techniques and skills that she has acquired throughout her academic journey such as DBT and Internal Family Systems theories. Katey’s framework to therapy involves anti-oppressive (power-sharing) and strengths-based approaches. Katey has training in trauma-informed practice and will receive an EMDR certification in August, 2024. Katey’s strengths include seeing people holistically and expressing cultural humility. After obtaining her LSW, Katey will pursue her clinical license (LCSW). Katey is accepting clients on a sliding scale fee.

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CONTACT

CONTACT US

Text # 717 342 8400
to schedule an appointment or email gretchen@gethsemanecounselingandcoaching.com

 

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