The Counseling Collective offers mental health counseling for (pre) adolescents and adults near Lancaster, PA.  We believe in you and your ability to work to overcome the challenges in life.  We support and encourage you, guiding you towards making life changes.  




Stacy Martinez LCSW

The purpose of my work is to define your stressors, set goals, overcome obstacles, and teach you how to cope with a variety of life’s challenges. Together, we will explore your problems and sources of stress, as well as your strengths. I believe in a strengths-based perspective, and that all clients possess strengths to help them succeed in life. I strive to help you reach whole body wellness, and strongly believe that a person’s physical state, as well as mental, emotional and psychological state affect their mental health. I value a safe, comfortable, supportive, motivating, and caring environment. 

I earned my MSW from Millersville University and I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker in the state of Pennsylvania. I have been in the mental health field for 6 years. 

I was born and raised in Lancaster, PA. I am a stepmother and a mother, as well as a coach, personal trainer and certified health coach. 

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Amanda Ruiz M.S. LPC

My mission and purpose of my practice is to guide my clients on their personal journey of self-discovery, to offer a supportive and therapeutic environment that encourages clients to take responsibility for their life choices and make positive changes.  I value integrity, confidentiality, positivity, trust, support, and respect in the therapeutic environment.  

I earned my M.S. in Clinical Psychology, and am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania.  I have more than 9 years experience in the mental health field, with extensive knowledge of supervisory and administrative aspects of private practice.  I also have ran a successful sales company, and have been involved in various other businesses.   

I am rooted in Lancaster County, PA, as I was born and raised here, and received my master’s level training here.  I am the parent of young children, and have been an adjunct professor at HACC for over 6 years. I also provide supervision for those seeking PA state licensure.