Meet Our Team

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Susan Roop, LPC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (she/her) with over 40 years experience in a variety of mental health settings. Working with people who have anxiety, depression and who experience dysphoria, is the foundation of my current practice. Some people engage in co-dependent dynamics, some are looking for gender affirming care, some have experienced trauma and find that symptoms of anxiety and depression are affecting their lives in a negative way. I am certified in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in conjunction with the Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents and I am a member of many professional organizations.

Working with adults from all walks of life, I also offer gender affirming care for individuals who identify with the LGBTQIA+ communities. I am certified by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health in Standards of Care, Version 8 and provide support for gender affirming medical and surgical procedures.

Regardless of your orientation, my goal is to work with you to discover the foundation issues that are contributing to distress in daily functioning and to develop strategies to live a more enriched and authentic life.

Amy Swigart, MS

Amy Swigart, recognized internationally for her knowledge and experience addressing Reactive Attachment Disorder, has spent the past twenty-five years working with over 800 Reactive Attachment cases and has been an expert witness in Reactive Attachment court cases. Amy is a Behavioral Specialist Consultant and mental health therapist who consults for several placement facilities, juvenile courts, and programs, including the Inspiring Change counseling center in Butler. She was a probation officer with Butler County Juvenile Court Services and is an instructor for the Juvenile Court Judges Commission for Pennsylvania. Her 35 years of experience have resulted in international recognition for providing therapy, education, and consultation for Reactive Attachment Disorder, severe regressive behaviors, and diagnoses on the autism spectrum. Amy has also been a foster parent supporting teenage girls with severe emotional problems. 

Michael Watterson, PsyD

I believe that therapy can be a space for a corrective emotional experience in the therapeutic relationship. By identifying the internal working model of the world, we can gain awareness of how our family systems and past experiences impact these worldviews. Therapy can also explore essential values and how they show up in our lives. I utilize trauma-informed approaches with a lens of attachment and interpersonal theories. I offer therapy for depression, anxiety, trauma, and relational difficulties, focusing on the LGBTQIA+ communities. I conduct evaluations for BHRS, bariatric, psychological, and gender-affirming treatments. My pronouns are he/him.

I completed a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Carlow University and have worked in community agencies that provide mental health and substance use treatment. I have been a therapist, program supervisor, clinical director, and executive director. I have also worked at the federal government, assisting in a national program integrating primary care and behavioral health care. I have provided consultations to agencies, training, licensure supervision, and accreditation assistance. I also hold wellness retreats to help people practice relaxation and mindfulness.  

I obtained the Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT) offered through PSYPACT. The APIT permits telehealth therapy in states that participate in PSYPACT. You can review the participating states here: PSYPACT Map. You can also verify my approval status here: Verify PSYPACT.  

Mindyanne Berman, PhD

Mindyanne Berman, Ph.D. joined Inspiring Change in 2019 and brings well over thirty-five years of experience working as a certified school psychologist and mental health therapist in schools, drug and alcohol settings and other outpatient mental health arenas.  Trained and experienced in a wide array of therapeutic counseling techniques, assessment and evaluation, her skills in relationship building have nurtured the personal growth of children, teens, adults, and families.  Well regarded in the academic, mental health and recovery communities, Mindyanne’s decision to practice exclusively with our team will benefit those who desire to live better and fuller lives.  Want to learn more about working with Mindyanne?

Christina Lucas, LCSW

I've been in the mental health field for almost 30 years. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Pennsylvania for 25 years. I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University in 1994 and my Master's of Social Work from The University of Pittsburgh in 1999. I've worked in many settings, including Inpatient, Intensive Outpatient/Partial Program, Outpatient, and Private Practice. I use a person-centered approach, meaning starting where the client is, and I specialize in working with people who have trauma-related issues such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, grief, attachment issues, and co-dependency. Often, people with a history of trauma will also struggle with assertiveness/healthy boundaries, being an adult child of an alcoholic/immature parent, life changes/adjustments, and self-esteem/identity. I utilize an eclectic blend of therapeutic approaches in my work, including psycho-dynamic, CBT, DBT, IFS/Parts Work, Somatic, and Trauma-Informed Care. I also have some training in EMDR, but I am not currently certified.  

Amanda Morgan Beal, PA-C

Amanda is a 2007 graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology/Penn State in Physician Assistant Studies, where she was a member of the National Scholars Honors Society. She has experience in Primary Care, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Women’s Health, and Mental Health/ADHD. Amanda loves working with her patients, and takes a holistic approach to their care. She has also studied nutrition and natural approaches to healthcare. When she is not working, you will find her spending time with her family on their little homestead, homeschooling her kids, baking sourdough bread, or traveling.    

Deb Gibson, LBS

Born and raised in Butler, PA, I have a heartfelt interest in the success and effectiveness of individuals in our community. I have had the honor and privilege to serve our great nation proudly as a United States Marine. This experience has solidified my values and provided a wide range of experiences. This experience allows me to work towards giving back to our community. For decades, I have been fortunate to provide mental health services and support to infants, children, adolescents, adults, and families. Many people I have worked with have experienced a significant breakdown in relationships, partnerships, and family units. The negative effect of these family changes on children leads me to my current emphasis on helping people negotiate and assert co-parenting. Being in charge of our court/co-parenting model has allowed me to work with court-ordered individuals and others to teach and encourage skill development to manage anxiety and depression, relationship difficulties, problem-solving, effective communication, conflict resolution, reconciliation, budget/finance, transitions, and grief/loss as well as other symptoms and diagnosis. I completed specific training in treatment modalities for individuals who have attention deficit disorder and those who have a diagnosis on the autism spectrum. My top priority is to focus on positive behavior change for the present and the future from a comprehensive approach in a collaborative, non-judgmental manner. “The whole is more than the sum of its parts.”