The clinical staff is a team of experienced professionals with distinct areas of specialization and varied personal and educational backgrounds, with a passion for providing excellent care. This unique blend of sensitivity and professional expertise enriches the atmosphere at WWC and facilitates matching clients with the therapist most suited to their needs.
Rebeccah Slade, LCSW
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Becky earned her master’s of social work degree from the University of New England. Becky believes that the therapeutic relationship is at the core of any clinical work. Her work initiates from a client-centered stance and infuses principles and techniques from evidence based practices when working with individuals. Becky works collaboratively with clients and provides a place of unconditional acceptance where individuals can feel safe enough to give voice to their pain and find freedom to move forward to a different future. Areas of focus include depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, and mood disorders. Areas of specialized training include Internal Family Systems (IFS), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and brainspotting. Becky also holds administrative management responsibilities at Wellness Works Counseling in an effort to continuously improve client care and community outreach.
Rick Jackson, LPC
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Rick is a graduate of Duquesne University and a licensed professional counselor. He has years of advanced training in Psychodynamic, Gestalt and Cognitive/Dialectical therapies. As a certified clinical trauma professional (CCTP-II) with the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP), Rick specializes in work with early-life abuse and neglect. Decades of trauma intervention experience include field response to traumatic events with Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) teams for police and emergency responders involved in on-duty deaths and lethal encounters.
In addition to trauma work, Rick’s secondary graduate training at both Duquesne and Pitt universities focused on marriage and family. Over 30 years of work with domestic violence/abuse include training of police response to domestic violence, as well as therapy for victims. Rick also counsels couples with problems with communication, chemical and behavioral addictions, anger, infidelity, intimacy, and “lifestyle” conflicts.
Therapeutic interventions are tailored specifically to the needs and preferences of each client from a wide variety of the most effective modern and traditional approaches, including hypnotherapy. Depression, anxiety, panic, PTSD and personality disorders often respond well to a combination of psychodynamic, cognitive/dialectical and body/brain interventions.
William Forsythe, LPC
William Forsythe earned his bachelor’s of science degree in Psychology from Penn State University and his master’s of education in Counseling Psychology at Columbia University. He is certified as a clinical trauma professional with over ten years of experience in the field.
William Forsythe is a highly passionate, mental health professional believing in the importance of finding balance in all aspects of life. William supports children, teenagers, and adults as individuals, families, and couples with finding their own therapeutic inner strength. William is well-versed in many mental health concerns, and he focuses on sexuality, relationships, LGBTQI+, spirituality, and mood issues. William incorporates evidence-based techniques such as mindfulness, progressive muscle relaxation, meditation, Tai Chi, and music for clients to empower themselves. Assisting individuals with autism and ADHD spectrum related disorders has influenced William’s understanding of the great capacity every person has to become stronger. William centers therapy on building internal awareness and self-acceptance through exploring thoughts, behaviors, and relationships. Clients gain a deeper understanding of who they are and where they would like their life to grow.
Ken Evanoski, LCSW
Ken is a licensed clinical social worker and graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. He specializes in working with clients of all ages and backgrounds, with extensive experience working with children, teens, adults, couples, families, and geriatrics. Ken is known for using a calm and empathic approach to help clients sort out difficult thoughts and feelings. He also helps problem-solve, so people can gain control of their lives. Ken uses a strengths-perspective and solutions-focused strategy to help clients reach their goals.
Ken is certified in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and is listed as a community provider for older adults and geriatrics. Ken is passionate about helping clients with depression, anxiety, and self-esteem issues. He enjoys helping people work through their problems, find ways to cope, and work towards living a healthier and happier life.