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.
Dominic Gould MA, NCC, LPC
Change is one of the most difficult things we are asked to do by ourselves, others, and even our environment. My goal is to help my clients build the skills to confidently identify, implement, and maintain positive change in their lives. I want to instill hope and strength in the place of guilt, shame, or hurt through the use of education, practical intervention, and a strong therapeutic relationship. Providing a safe place to share your struggles and goals without judgment is a priority in my work with clients. I view my clients as the experts on themselves and myself as the guide that will help you change your current normal to the one you desire.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and received my Master of Arts in Counseling with a focus in family and marriage at Geneva College. I am also a Nationally Certified Counselor. I have 5 years of clinical experience across a variety of settings, including community based and partial programs. I specialize in working with couples, families, or individuals who struggle with unresolved relational issues.
Although I was born in Virginia, my sisters and I were raised in the York, PA area by my mother. I played football at both the high school and collegiate levels. I am also a proud husband and father.
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.
Rebecca A. Singer, MS, CAADC, CCPG
Are you struggling with substance use or drinking too much which may have lead to legal involvement? Has gambling becoming problematic for you? Are you struggling with grief and loss, relationship problems, or standing up for yourself? I would be happy to help you address these questions and concerns. My purpose is to assist you with gaining and using positive coping skills consistently and enhancing your assertiveness. I focus on strengths, empowerment, and promoting good self care. I provide safe, respectful, comforting, accepting, and encouraging therapeutic sessions utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Techniques. I know you are capable of achieving your goals and I will encourage and support you as you make positive life changes. I will celebrate your accomplishments with you.
I have worked in human services field since 1997 and have been doing substance abuse and mental health outpatient counseling since 2007. I have extensive experience assisting people who struggle with addictions, self esteem, codependency, relationship stressors, and grief and loss. I earned my Bachelors Degree in Social Work at Shippensburg University and continued my education to earn my Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Shippensburg University. I also earned certification in Addictions Counseling and Gambling Counseling.
In my free time, I enjoy volunteering with Castaway Critters. I strongly believe in the therapeutic aspects of caring for animals for research shows that physical health and mental health improve with receiving the unconditional love and companionship of pets.
Amanda Ruiz MS, LPC
My purpose is to guide my clients on their personal journey of self-discovery, and 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 from Millersville University, and am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I have more than 9 years experience in outpatient therapy, with extensive knowledge of supervisory and administrative aspects of private practice. I also have run 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.