Hours vary by therapist. In general, sessions are available on weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Meet the Team
Behavioral Health Services strives to provide counseling services via well-qualified therapists. Our therapists and, at times, interns are available to provide you with therapy in Johnstown, Richland, Ebensburg and Somerset. Your insurance coverage, however, plays a role in which therapist you will work with as our providers are on different insurance panels (i.e., Highmark, VBH, BHBS).
Because we strive to provide our clients with the best possible care and believe that it is important for each individual to feel comfortable with his/her therapist, if you feel as though your current therapist is not a good match or you feel uncomfortable, we are happy to provide you with the opportunity to meet with a different provider. We want you to know that this is always an option, at any point. In order for therapy to be effective, it is important for you to feel as though you can trust and have a connection with your counselor. Please take the time to let us know if you would like to have the opportunity to meet with someone else.
In order to get to know each one of our therapists better, you may read about them below.
Brian McLeary, M.Ed., NCC, LPC
Mr. McLeary joined PCS in 2007 and provides child, adolescent, family, and group therapy. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, he has spent several years in private practice and has worked closely with local school districts to provide counseling services to area students and their families. He is a member of the American Counseling Association and the Pennsylvania Counseling Association.
Therapists in Johnstown, Ebensburg and Somerset
Ashley Goncher, LPC, NCC
Ms. Goncher received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University in Maryland in 2007. She became a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland in 2010 and in Pennsylvania in 2012. Ms. Goncher is also a National Certified Counselor. She has been working with children, adolescents, and their families since 2005 in group and individual therapy and has provided counseling in home, community, and college settings. Prior to joining PCS, she worked with young adults with learning and psychological disabilities, in a wraparound setting, a day treatment facility, and an intensive outpatient facility with adolescent drug abusers. Ms. Goncher is a member of the American Counseling Association and the National Board of Certified Counselors.
Tracy Tredennick, MSW, LCSW
Ms. Tredennick earned her Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a Clinical Social Worker and is licensed by the State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mood, anxiety, and psychotic disorders. She has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of child abuse and domestic violence. Tracy also has expertise in evaluating types of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. She is a Johnstown native and has many years of experience assisting child, adult, and geriatric populations.
Joshua Watt, Psy. D
Dr. Watt received his Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with specialized child and family training. He also received Baccalaureate and Master's degrees from IUP. Dr. Watt completed his internship at the Watson Institute in Sewickley, PA working with children and their families. He also received training at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh - Child Development Unit as a student at IUP. Dr. Watt has experience treating and assessing children with all mental illnesses and has specialized in working with children with autism spectrum disorders in the past. He is a member of the Association for Psychological Science, American Psychological Association, and the Pennsylvania Psychological Association.
Prudence Shaulis, LPC
Ms. Shaulis received her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology with a Child and Adolescent focus from Chatham College in 2006. She has been working with children and their families since 2005 and has extensive training in Strategic Family Therapy. Ms. Shaulis has provided intense therapy in the home, school, and community settings. Prior to joining Behavioral Health Services in 2011, Ms. Shaulis served as the director of two separate agencies focusing on intensive in-home therapy for at-risk children.
Ian Goncher, Psy. D
Dr. Goncher received his Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from Loyola University, Maryland with focused training in child and pediatric psychology. Dr. Goncher completed a pre-doctoral internship at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, a joint affiliate of the University of Maryland Medical System and Johns Hopkins Medicine, in Baltimore, Maryland. At Mt. Washington, Dr. Goncher received intensive training providing outpatient psychotherapy, psychological/neuropsychological assessment, and specialty pediatric psychology services in Mt. Washington’s Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Rehabilitation. He also completed specialized rotations in Mt. Washington’s Pediatric Feeding Disorders, Weigh Smart Pediatric Obesity, and Pediatric Endocrinology/Diabetes Programs. Dr. Goncher is an active member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and several APA divisions including the Division of Pediatric Psychology, Division of Psychotherapy, and Division of Psychologists in Independent Practice. Dr. Goncher has authored or co-authored several professional publications and has presented at the state and national level regarding professional ethics and psychotherapist self-care.
Erin Shutty, M.S.
Ms. Shutty received her Master's Degree in General Psychology from Mount Aloysius College in 2007 and received her Bachelor's Degree in Biobehavioral Health from the Pennsylvania State University in State College in 2003. She has been working individually with children and their families within wraparound services since 2004. Ms. Shutty has been actively involved in child and adolescent treatment providing intensive therapy in the home, school, and community settings in the form of behavioral management and mobile therapy. She has collaborated with local school districts in both Cambria and Blair counties to supervise and facilitate clients' progress. From 2008-2012 Ms. Shutty acted as Program Coordinator for NHS Human Services Stepping Stones Autism Program and has worked with numerous children diagnosed on the spectrum as well as their families to provide support and effective interventions. Ms. Shutty joined the PCS team in June 2012.
Kristen Bollinger, M.S.
Ms. Bollinger received her Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Carlow University in 2013, and her Bachelor's degree in Psychology in 2008 from the University of Pittsburgh. She became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2016, and joined PCS in the same year. She has been working in this and related fields for ten years, and has experience with couples/marriage, family, child, adult, and adolescent therapy in home, community, and outpatient settings.
Erin Bougher, MSW
Ms. Bougher received her Masters Degree in General Psychology from the University of the Rockies in 2013 and received her Bachelor's Degree in Social Science from Ashford University in 2010. She has been working individually with children of multiple disabilities since 2006. Ms. Bougher had been actively involved in child and adolescent treatment providing intensive therapy in the home, school, and community settings. In 2015, she worked with school districts in Cambria County as a School Based Therapist providing counseling to students.
Ms. Simms graduated from Walden University with a degree in Mental Health Counseling. Ms. Simms has 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with various psychiatric disorders. Ms. Simms has had training in working with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Danielle Hay, LSW
Ms. Hay received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in Johnstown in 2011. Ms. Hay is now licensed by the State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors. She has worked extensively with children and adolescents since 2011 in the school, home, and community settings through local wraparound agencies. Ms. Hay has worked closely with individuals and families in order to provide adequate support and guidance for those affected by mental illness.
Crystal Simms, M.A.
Lauren Erickson, M.A.
Ms. Erickson received her Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Texas Tech University in 2015. She has been working with children, adolescents, and their families since 2011. Ms. Erickson has been actively involved in child and adolescent treatment providing therapy in the community and home setting with a focus in behavioral management and truancy.