Ashley Shoup, MSW is a Mental Health Professional who began working as an Outpatient Therapist with Community Services Group in 2021. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Pennsylvania State University and her Master’s degree in Social Work at Boston University. Ashley has also received training in cognitive based and family systems therapy for trauma with both children and adults. Ashley’s previous professional experience includes working in prison mental health units, inpatient mental health units, and psychiatric rehabilitation where she provided psychoeducation and assisted individuals in developing practical skills for success. Ashley has also provided substance use counseling to both adults and adolescents.
Dana Lockridge, M.Ed. is a Mental Health Professional who began her career with CSG in August 2020. Dana earned her BA in Psychology from Lock Haven University, and then her M.Ed. in Rehabilitation Counseling from Penn State University in the mid 1990’s. Dana is currently in the process of obtaining her License for Professional Counseling. Dana’s background includes working in community mental health settings and working in state run institutions for adolescents and adults in the capacity of a Psychological Services Specialist. During that time, Dana had been a trainer for the state in the Sanctuary Model (Trauma Informed Care) and Suicide Prevention, including training teenagers to manage situations involving suicidal ideations or behaviors they may encounter with peers. The past 15 years have been spent primarily providing individual and group therapy to individuals who have suffered complex trauma and loss, in addition to training program staff to provide Trauma Informed Care and treatment. Dana is a Certified Individual Trauma Clinician and a Certified Child/Adolescent Trauma Clinician. Treating individuals who have experienced trauma is a specialty area, but Dana’s interests are diverse in the counseling field and she works with individuals with a wide variety of mental health disorders.
Amanda Adkinson, MSW, LSW, is a Licensed Social Worker who began working as a Mental Health Professional for Community Services Group in 2021. She received her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Lock Haven University in 2014 and her Master of Social Work from Edinboro University in 2020 and is currently working on obtaining her Clinical License for Social Work. In addition to working as an outpatient therapist, Amanda has 7 years of experience working as an in-home family counselor providing services to the families of children and adolescents who were at risk of out-of-home placements. She worked with individuals of all ages, couples, and families providing parenting support, behavioral and mental health interventions, and trauma informed care in the home, school, and community settings. Amanda is a Certified Trauma & Resiliency Practitioner and is working on obtaining her Clinical License for Social Work.
Ben Northrup, MS, is a Mental Health Professional who began working as an Outpatient Therapist with Community Services Group in 2021. He received his Bachelors of Science in Psychology at Lock Haven University and his Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lock Haven University. He is currently working on receiving his license for professional counseling. Ben has experience with many empirically-based counseling techniques and works with ages 5 and over. Ben’s previous professional experience includes work at a domestic violence shelter where he provided options counseling and case management for survivors of domestic abuse; work as a Behavioral Health Advisor with CSG where he worked on treatment plans, treatment team communications, and goal attainment for individuals living in Community Based Rehabilitation facilities; and work as a group therapist with CSG’s Partial Hospitalization Program.
Stephanie Thomas, MSW, LSW is a Licensed Social Worker. She holds a Master’s of Social Work degree from Millersville University. Previous experience includes working in residential programs that provided care for adults with a mental health diagnosis and intellectual developmental disabilities, supervising a Transition to Community Program that supported adults with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders who were transitioning out of incarceration into the community. Stephanie utilizes a person-centered approach, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and trauma informed practices in her work with individuals. She provides outpatient services to adolescents and adults. Stephanie has an interest in working with those in the LGBTQIA community, individuals with a Forensic history, and those that have experienced trauma.