Beth Stevenson, Intern Therapist

Beth Stevenson, Intern Therapist

Beth is a student at Evangelical Theological Seminary in Myerstown where she is enrolled in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program. She is providing therapy at River of Hope as part of her Master's Degree Program and is under the supervision of a licensed therapist. Beth has a heart to minister to people from all walks of life, but carries a special place in her heart for pastors and their families. Beth works our of our Lebanon office.
Bethany Kyper, MSW, LCSW

Bethany Kyper, MSW, LCSW

Bethany earned her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Juniata College, and her Master's degree in Social Work from Temple University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience treating individuals and families. Her work with school-based services and a program for abused women has created a special place in her heart for women who struggle with co-dependency and for children and teenagers.

Bethany works out of our Ephrata and Lebanon offices.

Bev Swiadas, MA, LPC

Bev Swiadas, MA, LPC

Bev received her Master’s degree from Villanova University in Counseling and Human Relations and her undergraduate degree from Lebanon Valley College in Psychology. She has over 20 years of counseling experience with individuals of all ages in industrial/organizational, career/vocational development, mental health and addictions settings. In the clinical setting, her approach is a direct cognitive behavioral style. Bev also provides supervision for clinicians working toward state licensure and has supervised interns and graduates from California State University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Pittsburgh, Shippensburg University, as well as other reputable universities. She has worked with the University of California, Motivational Training Team and has held senior assessment positions involving the development of government programs that enhance employment, behavioral health, and juvenile probation systems. Bev works out of our Lebanon office.
David Musser, LMFT

David Musser, LMFT

Dave received his undergraduate degree from Lancaster Bible College in Pastoral Studies and his Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Evangelical Theological Seminary. In 2007, he became licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist and then obtained credentials to supervise therapists seeking to become licensed in Pennsylvania. Dave has experience in pastoral ministry, youth ministry, prison chaplaincy, was an adjunct professor, and consults with churches. Dave specializes in multi-generational, systemic therapy and focuses the majority of his time working with the Plain and Amish communities.

Dave works out of our Lebanon office.

James Black, MA, LPC, DCC, Executive Director

James Black, MA, LPC, DCC, Executive Director

James received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Wheaton College and his Master's Degree in Counseling with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from Geneva College. As a therapist, James has a wide range of therapeutic experience with specialization working with pastors, missionaries and their families, families educating their children at home and families who have a member with disabilities.

James works out of our Lebanon office.

 
Jennifer Hecker, LMFT

Jennifer Hecker, LMFT

Jennifer received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Lycoming College and her Master’s Degree from Evangelical Theological Seminary in Marriage ad Family Therapy.  As a marriage and family therapist, she values each therapeutic relationship by using a person centered approach customizing her response to best meet each person’s needs and goals for therapy.  Jennifer offers support, feedback, and tools for strengthening a person by providing an open, confidential, empathetic, and encouraging environment. Jennifer works out of our Palmyra office.
Joanna Schlottman, M Ed

Joanna Schlottman, M Ed

Joanna received her undergraduate degree from Lebanon Valley College in Psychology and her Masters of Education with a dual certification in School Counseling from Millersville University. As an Elementary School counselor, she brings understanding and feedback to clients who are navigating different educational processes. In the counseling room, Joanna uses Solution Focused Counseling techniques and believes in providing tools and strategies to help clients make changes while feeling supported and empowered. Joanna works out of our Lebanon office.
Meredith Engebretson, MA, LPC, Clinical Supervisor

Meredith Engebretson, MA, LPC, Clinical Supervisor

Meredith received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from West Chester University and her Master's Degree in Community Counseling with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Northern Colorado. Meredith is a licensed professional counselor with broad experience treating clients of all ages though se especially enjoys working with women and teenagers. She serves a dual role at River of Hope and is a therapist and our Clinical Supervisor Meredith works out of our Lebanon office.
Shelly Hitz, Director of Operations

Shelly Hitz, Director of Operations

Shelly earned her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a focus in Management from Millersville University. She has extensive experience working with nonprofits and behavioral health providers and is the glue that keeps River of Hope together.

Shelly works out of our Lebanon office.

 
Sheri Miller, MAMFT

Sheri Miller, MAMFT

Sheri received her undergraduate degree in Special Education from West Chester University and her Masters Degree from Evangelical Theological Seminary in Marriage and Family Therapy. Sheri brings over 12 years of experience working with families affected by special needs and additional experience working in the educational system with an emphasis on emotional support. As a marriage and family therapist, Sheri uses her experience to illuminate her work with couples in crisis, families in transition and conflict, and individuals who are struggling to find healing and meaning in the challenges of life. Sheri works out of our Lebanon office.