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Take a Step Toward Better Mental Health

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Take a Step Toward Better Mental Health

Growing up in today's world is challenging.  Children, teens, and families are exposed to a variety of difficult situations that they encounter in all aspects of their lives, from family issues to school, cultural, and community challenges, or unexpected trauma. Sometimes, families need professional intervention to  navigate the challenges in their world.  Here at Haven Professional Counseling, our goal is to listen to the needs of your family, meet you where you are, and enable you to get to a better place through both individual and family counseling approaches.  Our team feels called to help children, teens, and families make sense of and resolve the issues that surround them.

About Our Counselors


Jennifer Thumm, M.A., L.P.C. 

Jennifer Thumm is a Licensed Professional Counselor who launched Haven Professional Counseling, LLC in  2017.  She earned her master's degree from Geneva College with a concentration in Marriage and Family Counseling, and a certificate in Special Education in 2010.    Jennifer received her undergraduate degree in 1999 from Edinboro University in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. She is passionate about working with children, teens, and families, doing so in various settings over the past 20 years. Jennifer’s counseling approach utilizes  CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), a Family systems approach, as well as TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). Jennifer believes in an approach that works toward health and restoration in the families that she serves using a bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach. She resides in Mercer County, PA with her husband and three sons. She is an active member of Grove City Alliance Church. 

About Our Counselor

Jodi Abbey-Hines, M.Ed., L.P.C

Jodi is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience with children, adolescents, and families who are dealing with mental health, behavioral, and life situation issues.  Throughout her years of experience, Jodi has worked in a variety of settings including residential treatment, outpatient community mental health, in-home treatment, school based interventions, and crisis / emergency services.  Jodi specializes in working with trauma and attachment issues utilizing CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) approaches. 

Jodi graduated from Youngstown State University where she earned her Master’s degree in Counseling Education. She resides in Grove City with her husband and two sons. 

Michele Mapes, MS

Michele obtained her MS in Infant Mental Health from Chatham University and her BA in Psychology from Allegheny College. She has extensive training and experience in child development with an emphasis on pregnancy through age 6. Her 20 years of work experience include serving young children and their families in childcare, preschool, and home visitor settings. She currently manages an Early Intervention Service Coordination unit and provides consultation and training to programs with staff that serve families and young children.  She chairs a local inter-agency committee with the mission of supporting healthy development of young children with behavior support needs across all environments (home, childcare, and community settings).  She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Association of Infant Mental Health and is passionate about supporting the social-emotional growth and wellness of all young children and their families.  She is currently working toward her IMH Endorsement as an Infant Family Specialist.  Michele lives in Mercer County with her husband and two teenage children.  Her role at Haven is Community and School Supports Consultant. 

Becky Samsa, MA

Becky Samsa has a MA in Counseling Services from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1988, and a BS in Psychology with a minor in Religion from Marywood University in 1984.  She also has additional training in Foster / Respite Care.    She has experience counseling teens and families as well as within a variety of ministries over the years.  In addition to being a counselor at Haven Professional Counseling, Becky has experience as a camp counselor, counselor within a partial hospitalization program, and as a counselor at a residential treatment facility for delinquent and dependent youth. 

Becky is passionate about art, music, and humor and looks for opportunities to incorporate these practices into her daily life and therapy practice. She will be accepting clients childhood (10+) through adulthood who are struggling with grief and loss, depression, and anxiety. Becky feels her calling is to facilitate restored hope in lives and help her clients connect with the source of Hope and Truth, Jesus Christ. 

Justin Lewis, BS 

Justin Lewis has a BS in Counseling Psychology from Toccoa Falls College. He has experience working with children, teens, and adults. Justin completed his internship in the school systems as a guidance counselor, worked at a boarding school for troubled teens during college, and has worked with older adults in a nursing home. He is currently a case manager at Family Psychological Services while working towards his masters to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. He has a passion to help others and to serve the Lord. He specializes in helping children and teenage boys. Justin grew up in Florida but is now local with his wife and son.

Anna Stillwaggon, BA

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Kate McEwan, MS

Kate McEwan has a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University and a BS in Psychology from St. Joseph’s University. She is certified in the Prepare/Enrich marriage curriculum and is also certified as a Child Welfare Counselor. Over the past seven years, Kate has worked in a variety of settings including, residential treatment, school based behavioral therapy, emergency shelters, and outpatient programs. She is passionate about working with individuals who struggle with addiction and believes in a holistic approach to treatment (mental, physical, emotional and spiritual). Her main focus is working with clients on relapse prevention, support systems and family dynamics as well as addictive thought patterns. In addition, Kate has extensive experience in Child Welfare and is trained in trauma informed care, specifically trust based relational intervention (TBRI). Kate resides in Mercer County with her husband and two daughters. 

Brian Murray, BA

Brian has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is currently working on a Master’s Degree in Addiction Counseling and Professional Counseling from the University of the Cumberlands, looking to become a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He has experience working with juveniles in a variety of settings, to include clinical, outdoor and adventure based counseling. He has held positions as a counselor, therapeutic intervention specialist, and has also facilitated group sessions. As a Christian, Brian is devoted to his faith and has a passion for helping people, especially those who suffer from addictions and substance abuse.

Brian resides in Mercer county, PA with his wife, and enjoys spending time with his family and outdoors.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide our clients with a haven for healing and restoration and equip them with the skills and resources needed to navigate the challenges they face in their daily lives.

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