Child & Family Therapists
HOW TO TALK WITH CHILDREN ABOUT DIFFICULT THINGS
High Quality Training and Engaging Professional Speaking
Knowledgeable on a variety of topics surrounding Children and Families including: Attachment, Grief and Loss, Behavioral Interventions, Anxiety and Trauma.
Presentations can be tailored to fit the needs and size of the audience.
Supervision is an important part of the therapeutic process. Good quality supervision should never be out of reach.
Sprout Center for Emotional Growth and Development offers quality clinical and reflective supervision at an affordable rate. We have been through the process of reaching licensure and we understand the time and expense. Group and Individual Supervision offered
"Erin is an articulate and organized speaker. She brings passion, emotion and humor to her work and it makes it easy for the listener to remember her salient points of discussion."
"Erin is highly knowledgeable and is current on the latest research and clinical practice in her areas of expertise."
"Hands down, The go- to for clinical practice topics"
"She has done the work, so she understands the complexities of the work"
"I always walk away with something tangible that adds to my work"
LPC, NCC, CT, IMH-E IV®
Erin is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in early childhood social emotional needs, particularly attachment, grief & loss, trauma and anxiety. Erin earned her undergraduate degree in psychology and child development from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She attended Chatham University for her MS in counseling and earned her Infant Mental Health Certificate in Pennsylvania’s first Infant Mental Health cohort.
In 2013 after work on a seminal grant supporting postpartum depression, Erin felt there was a gap in supportive counseling and consultation for many young families. She opened her practice: Sprout Center for Emotional Growth and Development, LLC out of the love and passion for supporting children and their families. She has worked in the fields of Mental Health, Early Intervention and Behavioral Health service for over 15 years. Erin has presented on a variety of topics including mental health, grief and loss, social emotional and child development throughout the United States; but she calls Pittsburgh home. Erin is a registered Child- Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) clinician, Certified in Thanatology through the Association for Death Education and Counseling and an Endorsed Infant Mental Health Mentor.
Samantha is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a focus on children, adolescents, and young adults. She specializes in helping children manage and cope with anxiety, depression, and trauma (separation from a primary caregiver, death of a loved one, sexual abuse, foster care, other stressors) and has been practicing since 2013. Samantha is also adept at helping parents manage their children’s challenging behaviors. She is trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), and the Incredible Years.
Samantha obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of South Carolina and her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Chatham University. She enjoys utilizing a strengths–based blended approach culled from dyadic therapy, play therapy, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy in order to individualize therapy to best meet clients’ needs. She firmly believes in reducing the stigma associated with mental health care and enabling others to live their best lives.
Skylar has spent 3 years working in Intensive Behavioral Health Services with children, adolescents, and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other behavioral disorders. She has worked with children and their families in the home, community, and school settings. She has experience using Applied Behavioral Analysis and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Skylar believes in the creation of environments that nurture the growth, development, and strengths of each child.
Brittney D. Singletary is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who attended the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work Program and received an MSW in Mental Health and Integrated Health. Throughout her six years of experience Brittney has provided care to youth ranging from early childhood to late adolescents and their families in variety of settings.
Brittney’s areas of focus are early childhood trauma, acute/chronic/complex trauma, ADHD, anxiety, depression and family conflict resolution. She has worked with families in navigating school behavioral health, IEP meetings, behavior modification techniques and familial interpersonal communication. She specializes in helping children develop increased coping skills, social emotional development, and interpersonal skillsets.
Brittney has used her training in Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC), Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) Incredible Years (IY)- Small Group Dina and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) to help individuals overcome significant stressors that impede the life span and improve resiliency for the client.
As an LCSW, Brittney is multifaceted and utilizes a person-center fundamental framework. Her psychotherapy approaches consist of dyadic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, play therapy and attachment-based therapy. Her diverse and profound skillset has allowed her to provide optimal care and empowerment to all individuals in need of social and mental health services.
Gabriela Mance is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania. Gabriela received her B.A. in Psychology from Kent State University in 2013, and she continued her education at Kent State University earning her M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2015. Gabriela began her practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor, and continued her practice and training to become a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with training supervision designation in Ohio before she became licensed in Pennsylvania. Gabriela’s experience includes providing assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental and emotional disorders with a focus on but not limited to, anxiety, depression, adjustment concerns, trauma, ADHD, and disruptive behavior. Gabriela has experience providing individual, group, and family counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults. Gabriela continued her education and training in early childhood mental health, receiving a credential as an Ohio Early Childhood Mental Health Professional. In order to best support children and families, Gabriela is knowledgeable in the Incredible Years Program, Conscious Discipline, Devereux Early Childhood Assessments, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy techniques, Ethics, Diversity, and Zero Suicide. Gabriela enjoys providing services to children and families in order for them to grow and accomplish their own goals.
MS, LPC, NCC
Rachel is a graduate of Allegheny College with a BS in Psychology. She earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Gannon University and is a Nationally Certified Counselor as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania.
Rachel has had over 7 years of experience working with children and families. She has specialized in working with children on the Autism Spectrum and those diagnosed with behavioral disorders. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults using Applied Behavior Analysis and specializes in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in practice.
LPC, BSL, NCC
Stephanie is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in perinatal/postpartum mood disorders and early childhood social emotional needs including attachment and emotional regulation through a family focused perspective. She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh and MS degree in Counseling Psychology at Chatham University with a completion of an Infant Mental Health certificate program.
Upon graduation, Stephanie worked with children and families receiving wraparound services within Allegheny county while earning her professional counselor licensure. In 2015, Stephanie shifted focus to working with individuals dealing with perinatal/postpartum mood disorders including anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, traumatic birth, and infertility. While addressing maternal mental health concerns, Stephanie utilizes an infant mental health focus in order to strengthen the attachment formed between the child and caregivers. She believes there is a need to increase the education provided to expecting families regarding the postpartum period as well as services available.
4127 Brownsville Rd. Suite 205 Pittsburgh, PA 15227
(Across from Brentwood Town Center)