About Us

About Us

 

At Centre Marriage and Relational Therapy, we understand the challenges that our clients face are complex and multifaceted, and so we attempt to gain a full understanding of the various systems that influence those challenges. Regardless of the model of treatment that our therapists utilize, we share a commitment to see our clients as more than a diagnosis; we are all on a unique journey searching for healing and wholeness.
As a group of providers, we share a common belief in our Christian faith, and while this is an important part of our identity, we recognize that it’s not shared by everyone. For those clients that desire faith to be a part of their work, we are happy to incorporate that, and those clients that do not will still receive the same professional quality of care and treatment.

For more information, visit our Prospective Clients page.


Our Therapists

Shane Landherr, LMFT – Call for scheduling 

shane4I received my BA in Christian Ministry from Messiah College and have over eight years of ministry experience working with adolescents and families in the local church. My formal therapy training is from Evangelical Theological Seminary where I received my MA of Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT). I am a member of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies(CAPS) as well as a clinical fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). I am currently licensed in the state of Pennsylvania as an LMFT.

I believe deeply in the importance of marriage and in its ability to unite and strengthen individuals into a sum that is greater than its parts. Using social research, and insight from the Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) field, I hope to expand the understanding and inherent value that marriage holds for us today.

I also work with individuals on a variety of different struggles such as depression, anxiety, sexual addictions, and relationship issues. I am able to bring a relational perspective into these personal issues that can help get to the deeper places that we get stuck and can create larger systemic changes within your life and relationships.

 

 

Kelly Chismar, NCC – Call for scheduling

IMG_6462Thank you for taking the time to read about us! I would like to share a little about myself. But first, as you consider choosing someone to help you or the person you care about, I would like to encourage you to remember that it takes courage to walk through difficult times and I believe it is an honor to come along side of you in the process. I care deeply about my faith, family, and friends and desire to help people, especially children, work through difficult times and hurts by walking along side of them during their journey.

I am a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Board Certified School Counselor with a master’s degree in Counselor Education from Penn State University. Since 2009, I have gained experience working in residential treatment, outpatient care, school counseling, and now in private practice. I am actively pursuing licensure as a professional counselor while adhering to strict Codes of Ethics and standards of practice. I am very passionate about working with children and helping each individual and their families through the healing process. I believe in using a holistic approach and place great value on the relationship between therapist and individual, as well as family members as a way for true healing to take place.

The use of play techniques is also an extremely valued asset for me in my role working with children and adolescents. The therapeutic powers of play have made, and continue to make a tremendous difference for every individual I’ve encountered! I would be happy to share more about this and answer any other questions you may have. I hope you found this helpful and I look forward to hearing from you!

 

Steve Gibboney, CounselorSchedule a new appointment 

I received my BA in Biblical Studies from Cairn University in 2006. I spent nine years working with adolescents and their families, five of which were spent in an international community working with Third Culture Kids/Global Nomads. I obtained my MA in Professional counseling from Liberty University, and am currently working toward licensure and National board certification. I am a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

My therapeutic approach is strengths based and collaborative. I believe that relating with honesty, courage, and compassion to others, the world around us, and perhaps most foundationally, to ourselves, lies at the heart of living a full and healthy life. I also believe that each person has the means within themselves to address the challenges that they are facing. My role is to help identify those internal resources, and offer guidance in utilizing them. I have experience working with couples, as well as individuals facing a number of challenges such as anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, and relational issues.

 

Laura Dionne, LSW – Schedule a new appointment 

In my work as a therapist I place a strong emphasis on creating a processional working relationship built on trust and feelings of safety. It is essential that you feel safe when working with me in order to heal. My goal is to help you learn more about your strengths, your values, and your dreams for your future. I want to help you feel more in control of your mental health so that your quality of life can be improved. You deserve to feel better and to live the life that you desire.

I received my Master’s in Social Work at Michigan State University and completed an Evidenced Based Trauma Treatment certificate program while obtaining this degree. I was trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and was able to administer TF-CBT to adolescents in the local school system. Through this experience I developed a strong passion in working with youth who have a history of trauma and painful life events. This also provided me with the insight that early intervention is key in preventing further mental health issues as well as trauma exposure.

After I graduated I gained experience working as a case manager at a local community mental health agency and then later I gained experience as an outpatient therapist where I worked with people of all ages and presenting issues. Through these experiences I found that trauma is a theme in the vast majority of individuals lives.

I am enhancing my professional skills by completing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) training which is a type of trauma-informed therapy that has years of evidenced-based research that proves it is one of the most effective therapies for those experiencing trauma-related symptoms. I would also like to note that I am especially interested in working with LGBTQ members and am open to working with those who are above the age of 10. Other areas of interest include working with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief/loss, self-esteem issues, and self-harm

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and I hope that you reach out to schedule a session with me to see if we are a good fit.