Rebekah (Bekah) Bowland, MSW, LSW
Bekah is passionate about creating a safe space for clients to explore their challenges, discover the strength inside of them and move toward healing while being surrounded by love and grace. Bekah and her husband, Jay, have been married for 15 years and have 3 young sons. She loves spending time with her family, being involved in her church and venturing to new destinations.
Bekah is a Licensed Social Worker who earned her Master’s in Social Work from Millersville University, before joining the COBYS counseling department. She has also worked as a therapist in the Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST) program and School Based Counseling. She is currently working toward becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Bekah serves children, adolescents, adults and families, while specializing in relationships, parenting, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant disorder, adjustment disorders and anxiety disorders.
Tracy Bosis, LCSW
Tracy’s faith in God and in Christ as her Savior guide her life and work as a therapist. She believes that it is important to see individuals in the context of their current and past relationships, their spiritual & personal beliefs and their strengths, in order to facilitate healing from emotional pain and growth in all areas of life. Tracy has a special interest in working with children in foster care and their families, and with families who have adopted children. She is married with 3 adult children and a cat, Zoe. She enjoys gardening, walking, and traveling to visit her family who live around the country.
Tracy has worked for COBYS Counseling Center in the Palmyra and Leola offices since 2011. She graduated from Nyack College with a degree in Psychology in 1985, and from Jane Adams College of Social Work in Chicago in 1988. Tracy obtained her License in Clinical Social Work in 1991. Since then, Tracy has worked as a therapist in various settings, with children 5 and over, adolescents, adults and couples. She is experienced in working with treatment of trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and relational conflict. Tracy is also certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and has had training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR for treatment of trauma, and Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples.
Sandy Coates, Outpatient Therapist
Sandy is humbled to walk alongside of others through their journey in life, giving them a safe, non-judgmental environment to work through any challenges in a grace filled and safe space. When she is not in the office you can find Sandy reading, walking, kayaking, refinishing furniture, and spending time with family and friends.
Sandy graduated with her Master’s Degree in Couples, Family, and Marriage Counseling and Biblical Studies. She is actively completing the requirements for her licensure in Pennsylvania. Sandy has experience providing counseling to adults, children, and adolescents in outpatient and inpatient settings. Sandy began her journey with COBYS back in 2017 as the administrative assistant for the counseling center then briefly moved away but returned as a clinician in 2022. Some of Sandy’s experience includes, but not limited to, working with others that have experienced sexual integrity struggles, post abortion, drug and alcohol in the inpatient and outpatient setting, trauma, grief and loss, relationship struggles and enmeshment.
Roseauna (Rosie) Good, LPC
Rosie loves seeing the work of God in counseling sessions as He helps her to transform people’s lives. She finds joy in God, family, music, nature, gardening, and board games. She and her family are active participants in their small Christian church.
Rosie is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and a Master of Science degree in clinical psychology. She has been a therapist since 2010 and a COBYS therapist since 2014. She specializes in the areas of trauma, behavioral modification, parent training, anxiety, depression, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Incredible Years Dina Small Group Therapy. Rosie is extensively trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Landon Miller, LPC
Landon joined COBYS in 2011 as a foster care caseworker and soon began leading Incredible Years child therapy groups in school and community settings. Landon joined the counseling department in 2015. He continues to lead therapeutic children’s groups and works with children and families in an outpatient capacity
Landon is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a graduate of the University of South Florida with a Master of Arts degree in Guidance and Counseling. Prior to working at COBYS Landon held a variety of positions including mobile therapist, homemaker, computer repair technician, and teacher of English as a foreign language during a three-year service assignment in Egypt. He enjoys spending time with his family, reading novels, and drinking coffee.
Lynette Nisly, LCSW
Lynette has a passion to work with children, adolescents and adults to bring emotional wholeness and healing to areas of brokenness and hurt, while recognizing that God is our ultimate healer. Lynette is active in her church with women’s ministry and welcoming guests. She is married and has three young adult children. She enjoys jogging, reading books with her husband, worship music, cooking for her family, spending time with friends, and any opportunity to travel.
Lynette is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She graduated from Messiah College with a degree in Family Studies (now known as Human Development and Family Sciences) and earned her Master of Social Work degree from Millersville University. Lynette has been working at COBYS since January 2019 and has been providing therapy since 2017. Prior to that, Lynette had over 25 years of experience as a case worker and supervisor in the field of foster care and adoption.
Lynette has expertise in abuse, trauma, attachment, foster care and adoption issues. She also has experience with co-dependency, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, parenting and relationship issues. She is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and uses play based therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, and family systems approach. She also leads DINA small group therapy for children and teaches the parent classes.
Sara Odicio, MSS, LSW
Sara strives to create a warm and safe space, recognizing the therapeutic relationship as a vital part of the healing process. She has a desire to support others in considering the ways that past experiences and hurts have impacted their view of themselves and their relationships with others. Sara aims to help people live life to the fullest in recognizing their unique gifts and strengths. Through Sara’s faith in God’s restorative grace, she is honored to serve Him through serving others. Sara enjoys all things music, finding hole-in-the-wall food places, and going on adventures with her husband and two fluffy cats.
Sara is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and studied Social Work at Cairn University (BSW), and later went on to receive her Masters in Social Services (MSS) from Bryn Mawr College. She has been serving children and families, specializing in supporting adoptive families, since 2018 in various capacities. Sara has experience as a School-Based Therapist before coming to COBYS in 2022 where she is working towards acquiring her clinical social work license (LCSW) in Pennsylvania. Sara is passionate in supporting adolescents and has experience in addressing struggles including, but not limited to, broken attachments, parent education, life transitions, identity, trauma, grief & loss, and anxiety.
Alyssa Roberts, MA, NCC
Alyssa believes that the counseling process is sacred and strives to foster healing and growth in a safe setting. When she is not in the office you’re likely to find her with her family, tapping into creative arts, or planning her next trip to Walt Disney World. Alyssa resides with her husband and two young daughters in Lancaster County. She is actively involved in her church and spends time dreaming about the creation of accessible and adaptive spaces for all people to attend churches, regardless of disabilities or challenges.
Alyssa is a nationally certified counselor and graduated with a Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Messiah College in 2016. She is actively completing the required supervision hours for (LPC) licensure in Pennsylvania. Alyssa has experience providing counseling to adults, children and adolescents in outpatient, church, and partial care settings. Alyssa began her journey with COBYS in the Family Life Department in 2019, and joined the counseling department in 2020. Alyssa empowers others to process and brave through a variety of concerns including, but not limited to, trauma, grief & loss, autism, and developmental disabilities.
Michelle Sheaffer, MS, NCC, LPC
Michelle’s Christian faith anchors her dedication to serve her clients. She has much passion for working with individuals who are invested in building meaningful and healthy relationships and lifestyles. Michelle enjoys the journey with clients as they discover the value within and the purpose of their life. Outside of the office, she delights in spending time with family and friends.
Michelle is a licensed professional counselor and holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Millersville University. She has been providing counseling services at COBYS for over 17 years. Michelle has experience in providing psychotherapy to clients, covering a broad range of ages, but she primarily counsels adults and couples. She treats mental health disorders including anxiety, depression, ADHD, adjustment disorders, co-dependence and trauma. Michelle also offers counsel and support to women who are partners of sexual addicts.
Amy Wittmaier, MEd., LPC, NBCC
Amy believes strongly in creating an accepting, warm environment in counseling, where the child and parent feel welcomed, heard, and appreciated for their unique talents and gifts. When not counseling, Amy and her husband enjoy time with their two young girls. She relishes any opportunities to be gardening or watching baseball.
Amy is a licensed professional counselor and holds a Master of Education in Counselor Education from Penn State University. Amy is also certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors and in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT). Amy joined the COBYS counseling staff after serving as an elementary school counselor for nearly 20 years. She has been providing counseling, primarily to children, for over 25 years. Amy predominately works with children ages 4-14 who are dealing with trauma, anxiety and behavioral issues as well as those coping with foster care and adoption.
Michele Romeo Martin, PsyD
As Clinical Supervisor Dr. Martin provides clinical oversight for COBYS therapists. Her past experience working in Chicago with foster and adoptive children fuels her desire to support her staff who are working closely with these children and families. She received her doctoral degree from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and her Master’s degree from Boston College. Dr. Martin is active in her church and lives near Lititz with her husband and three children. Finding time to garden, travel, and play are important life-giving experiences for her.
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Children are the light of the world. Our heart desire is to show them what God’s love looks like. – COBYS Resource Parents Jesse and Bethany