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Amanda Owner, LCSW, PMH-C, CCTP
Amanda Hunter, owner of Everlasting Wellness LLC, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Perinatal Mental Health Certified (PMH-C) Therapist. She is Nationally Certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). Amanda is the first and only PMH-C in Berks County. She is also the PSI Support Coordinator for Berks and Schuylkill Counties linking women and their families to resources in the community.
Amanda has intensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Therapy, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Grief and Loss, Infertility, Depression, and Anxiety. Amanda has worked with most populations and all ages. Amanda has therapeutic experience in schools, hospitals, doctor offices, outpatient settings, foster care, hospitalization programs (adult and children), in-home services and home health care agencies.
Amanda also offers a free support group supporting mothers with anxiety, depression, stress, etc.
Amanda Hunter’s main goal is to make it known that people who are struggling with mental health disorders or struggling to make it through each day, are not alone and can feel better, with help and support.
Amanda has personal and professional experience with Perinatal (Pregnancy and Postpartum) Mood and Anxiety Disorders a.k.a PMADs, struggling with Perinatal Anxiety and OCD during her pregnancy and postpartum journey. She now has a wonderful husband and two young boys who she loves dearly.
Carolyn LSW, CCTP
Hi! My name is Carolyn Kurtz. I am a Licensed Social Worker and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I am a single mother to a busy toddler! I received my master’s degree in Social Work and my license in the state of Pennsylvania the same year. Professionally, I have experience working with trauma survivors, domestic violence survivors, sexual assault survivors, individuals in recovery from addiction/alcoholism, and individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, bipolar and ADHD. I have experience working with families, children, and adolescents in an array of settings such as in home, acute partial hospitalization, outpatient, shelters, and schools. I have worked with people who have developmental, behavioral, and mental health disorder/issues. I recently worked in drug and alcohol counseling for the past two years and have knowledge on the 12 steps, CBT and DBT therapeutic interventions. I hope to have the opportunity to help individuals, families, and couples in achieving the best quality of life possible.
Georgia MSW Intern
Georgia is an intern at Everlasting Wellness in her final year of MSW program. In addition to this degree, she has a Master of Health Administration from Saint Joseph’s University in 2021.
Georgia has dedicated her career to providing therapeutic services and advocating for women, children, and families. In addition to Everlasting Wellness, Georgia works as a family-based therapist aiding high-need children who are stepping down from residential treatment facilities. Georgia has experience working in a variety of settings including a drug and alcohol facility where she ran the maternal dependency program working with pregnant women in recovery. Other settings include mental health and behavioral health home services to children in foster care.
To further Georgia’s commitment to this population, she is an active volunteer and advocate for women’s issues. Georgia is currently a domestic violence counselor providing overnight crisis assistance when referred by law enforcement through Laurel House. In 2021, she will be a sexual assault counselor to survivors of sexual violence and other crimes at Victim Services Center of Montgomery County. Georgia is a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in dependency court and a member of the Chester County Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition.
Georgia’s background of working with women, children, and families, in addition to being a mother herself, allows her to take a comprehensive approach and recognize issues that specifically affect women. She uses a warm, down to earth, strength-based approach to counseling. Georgia is passionate about empowering women to become their authentic self and acknowledge the strengths they often overlook in themselves.
Aalih is a Licensed Social Worker. Advocating for women’s rights and wellness has been a life-long passion and she is committed to creating spaces in which women’s voices can be heard.
She received her Bachelors in Social Work at East Stroudsburg University and her Masters in Social Work at Marywood University. Her professional experience includes working as an Oncology Social Worker and she has experience working with individuals living with anxiety, depression, guilt, anger, grief/loss and has worked with patients to explore self-compassion, self-care, journaling, and mindfulness as management techniques. Aalih practices social work from a holistic, strengths-based perspective and believes in considering the individual as a diverse, multi-dimensional being within their environment.
In addition to Everlasting Wellness, Aalih is a student in the Joint Doctoral Social Work Program at North Carolina Agricultural Technical & State University and University in North Carolina Greensboro. Her commitment to her education speaks to enthusiasm to learn and grow.
Aalih believes there is something to learn from every connection and interaction; this is essential to her practice of social work to honor the client’s self-determination, values, and journey.
Brianne Cardo, LCSW
Brianne Cardo is a licensed clinical social worker, wife and mother. She attended Widener University for her Masters in Social Work with a focus in clinical practice.
Brianne’s professional experience includes Children and Youth Services, healthcare settings, outpatient settings, complex care management, and community based family therapy. In her time as a family therapist, Brianne treated adolescents with anxiety, depression and oppositional behaviors, provided couples and family therapy, facilitated behavioral planning and coordinated with schools and juvenile justice systems.
Brianne believes that client progress starts with the therapeutic relationship. She recognizes that while her role is to guide and counsel ultimately, clients are the experts in their lives and therefore follows a client centered, strengths based approach. In her practice, Brianne utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, attachment and family systems theories.
Brianne is committed to the well being of her clients. While women’s issues are her passion, she also treats couples, individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, stress, and relationship difficulties. Brianne’s goal is to help clients feel understood and validatedthroughout the therapeutic process.