The clinical staff is a team of experienced professionals with distinct areas of specialization and varied personal and educational backgrounds. Yet, they have in common a passion for providing excellent care. This unique blend of sensitivity, professional expertise and diverse leisure pastimes enriches the atmosphere at WWC and facilitates matching clients with the provider most suited to their needs.
Sharon Brown, LPC
Sharon is a licensed professional counselor and a certified rehabilitation counselor with over fifteen years of experience in chronic pain management, brain injury and vocational counseling. She graduated from the University of Steubenville with a bachelor degree and then earned her master degree from West Virginia University. Sharon works with adults of all ages and with couples. Her special interests are anxiety, geriatric concerns, panic disorder and grief counseling. Sharon joined the WWC staff in 2011. In her leisure time, she finds joy in gardening, listening to music and experimenting with recipes.
Rick Jackson, LPC, CADC
Rick is a licensed professional counselor, and he is certified in chemical addictions, domestic violence and anger management. A graduate of Duquesne University, Rick specializes in trauma-related treatments, and he is a continuing education instructor in topics related to post-traumatic stress disorder, early-life trauma and sexual abuse, relationship trauma, domestic violence, and addictions.
A special focus of experience is with victims of interpersonal violence, sexual assault, rape, and he has extensive experience working with police and emergency responders with duty-related trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Rick is experienced in working with couples regarding relationship and communication problems, as well as infidelity, abuse, substance abuse and addicted family members, and behavioral addictions
Amy L. Pomaybo, LCSW
Amy is a licensed clinical social worker who earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Juniata College before completing a master of social work degree at the University of Pittsburgh. Amy has also completed specialized training in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy.
In Amy’s 18 years of experience, she has worked extensively with children, individuals and families. Her areas of focus include: anxiety, depression, ADHD, Asperger’s Disorder, spiritual crisis, parenting concerns and the treatment of preschool children.
In her free time, Amy enjoys reading, crocheting, hiking and anything that takes her outdoors.
Randall Harris, PsyD
Dr. Harris is a licensed psychologist. He earned his Bachelor of Science (BS) in psychology at the University of Pittsburgh before obtaining his doctorate in clinical psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). He has been providing therapy and assessment to youth and adults for the past 15 years.
While comfortable working with most diagnoses, Dr. Harris’ areas of clinical focus include treatment of autism-spectrum disorders, sexual and gender identity disorders, and child/family behavioral issues. Dr. Harris is also trained in psychological assessment for both children and adults, including diagnosis of autism-spectrum disorders, learning disorders, and general diagnostic assessment. His therapy operates from a strengths-based approach which works to guide patients to solutions for identified difficulties.
Lauren Johnson, MS, LPC
Lauren is a licensed professional counselor who has earned her master of science in counseling psychology degree from Chatham University. She has experience working with children that have special needs, and she has a particular interest in autism spectrum disorders. Lauren also has experience working with adults of all ages with a wide range of diagnoses. She has a special interest in working with individuals experiencing anxiety disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
Lauren enjoys taking a holistic wellness approach in treating clients in order to take a look at how all aspects of an individual’s life contribute to their overall positive wellbeing. Some of the preferred counseling approaches Lauren uses are strength based, solution focused, cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure and response prevention therapy, existentialism, and mindfulness training.