Meet Your Guiding Light

WPA counselors are here to guide you on your mental health journey.

Steve Luther, MSEd, MEd, LPC

With 25 years of experience, Steve works with individuals of all ages, couples, and families.  He specializes in working with adoption trauma in families as well as other relational issues using Attachment-Based Therapy.  He believes that people are hurt in relationships and also heal in relationships.  He enjoys helping people heal relational wounds so they can be healthy, body, soul, and spirit.  Outside of work he enjoys his large family with 13 kids and 8 grandchildren.

Jason Batten: MA, MBA, LPC

Jason brings to his role over ten years of deep expertise and success as a clinical mental health counselor. Leveraging his proficiency in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, he approaches mental health with a committed perspective towards holistic wellness.

Jason is proud to hold a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling alongside an MBA in Health Care Management, both achieved at Liberty University. Jason’s writings have been included in several national publications, including those affiliated with the National Organization for Human Services. Jason is licensing in numerous states—namely Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Oklahoma, and California—allowing him to reach and assist a wider demographic.

Based in the Irwin and Uniontown offices, Jason extends his services through both online and in-person counseling, always with an open heart and an expertise grounded in experience and empathy. It is this very approach that makes Jason not just a counselor but a dependable pillar in the journey towards mental well-being.

Greg Newmaster: MA, MAT, NCC

I was trained as a Marriage, Family, and Couple therapist working out of Bowenian Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Attachment Theory, Gottman Couples Theory, and Trauma-informed therapy. Currently, I am comfortable working with any adult population. I like working with depression and anxiety populations. I also greatly enjoy Christian/Spiritual counseling and trauma. My passion is to help, understand, and learn from people.

Lydia Lanigan: MA, MEd

If you are a teen or young adult who is struggling (or an advocate for one), know that I have spent my career working with young people, and -for real-, I get it. Being a teen (or adult, honestly) is hard! My goal is to be compassionate and authentic (zero judgment zone), meet you where you are, and help you to sort out your experiences, make meaning of them, and build your best life. I especially enjoy connecting with those who are neurodiverse or who have experienced hard stuff. I’m a pretty big nerd/geek, and I am fluent in “gamer,” & I am comfortable with modifying to create an environment that works for you.

I am person-centered and utilize skills from DBT, CBT, and solution-focused therapy. I can help you to sort through intense emotions and build systems and “a life worth living.” I am comfortable with those who are exploring identity and spirituality, and l am happy to incorporate it into sessions if and only if that is something you desire.

I validate all on the gender/sexuality spectrum. I am passionate about equity and anti-racism and am constantly doing my own work so I can understand my own privilege and cultural lenses. I am passionate about social justice and love to learn about cultures and lives that look and feel different than my own. Reach out to me if you have questions!

Maria Clark: MEd

Maria has worked with children, adolescents, and families for 26 years. Maria is trained in Structural Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Narrative Therapy and incorporates strength-based, mindfulness, and expressive arts interventions from a trauma-informed approach to help individuals overcome their personal struggles. Maria has a passion for emotional and mental health, believes everyone has a purpose, and is avid about supporting individuals to improve their lives through increased awareness and understanding of self.

Quentin Hampton: MA, NCC

I worked for nearly five years as an EMT, and I serve those dealing with men’s issues, couple’s conflict, sexual addiction, first responder issues, and anxiety/depression. I primarily use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in order to understand a client’s past and how it affects current functioning, as well as Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy to reduce anxiety and promote calmness in daily activities. Lastly, I will use Solution-Focused and Reality therapies to clarify goals, discover possibilities for moving forward, and find reasonable solutions for life’s issues.

Louise Meleshenko: MSW, LCSW, Clinical Director

Louise is the clinical director at WPA Counseling and has over 20 years of experience providing therapy to adults and late adolescents using evidence-based treatments.  She works with clients with general mental health disorders, addictions, abuse, and relationship issues.  She is trained in EMDR and sex addiction counseling.  She and her husband are empty nesters with two daughters and two granddaughters.

Steph McCarthy MS

Steph holds a Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Geneva College.  Steph has a unique background with a previous career in cosmetology with a focus on holistic and non-toxic professional hair services.  This career gave her a passion for helping people which she now continues in her counseling career.  She has a passion for helping women with stress management issues.  Steph utilizes a holistic and integrative approach to counseling. 

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Our professional counselors are equipped to navigate you through every stage of your mental health journey.

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