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.  

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Stacy Martinez LCSW

Are you tired of suffering from negative emotions and stress, and tired of trying to find ways to cope on your own? Are you a teen that is having difficulty dealing with your feelings and having no one to talk to? Are you a family or couple that is having difficulty handling your daily challenges?  Do you want to work on strengthening your marriage and reach your personal goals within your relationship? My purpose is to empower you to feel capable of managing your own emotions and stress, and to improve your overall quality of life. I strongly believe in whole body wellness, and believe that physical health has a big influence on your overall well-being. I will empower you to discover your positive thoughts, recognize your strengths, and set achievable goals, taking one step at a time. I believe that your feelings are never wrong, sometimes you just need help expressing and coping with them appropriately and effectively. Every step you take towards improving your overall mental health makes you stronger. I provide a safe, comfortable, interactive, laid-back, caring, motivating, and supportive environment to reach your goals.

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.