Therapists & Staff

Sheila Thum, Counseling Administrative Assistant

Sheila became interested in mental health years ago after helping relatives and friends who were facing mental health challenges. She strives to treat each client with compassion and respect.

In her free time, she and her husband enjoy choral singing, gardening, the beach, and taking walks with their dog Mozart.

She handles administrative tasks for all of our therapists, which includes new client scheduling, intake forms, insurance, and billing.

 


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
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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.

 


Michele Fry, LPC

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Michele’s passion is to provide a safe space for clients to explore how their relationships and life experiences, both past and present, are influencing who they are and how they want to live, while helping them learn to live with meaning and purpose. Her belief is that personal growth and emotional healing occur in the context of relationship; therefore, she desires to collaborate with clients to achieve their goals of becoming who they want to be. She enjoys cooking, hiking, kayaking, riding bike, photography and traveling with her family. She lives with her two daughters, husband and cockapoo Lucy.

Michele is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned her Master’s in counseling from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, and graduated from The University of Arkansas with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education before she joined COBYS. She specializes in grief and loss counseling and is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT). She has experience working with older adolescents, young adults, and adults who are struggling with issues related to anxiety, stress, depression, and trauma surrounding emotional, physical & sexual abuse, relationship issues, family of origin issues, adjustment to life transitions, grief & loss and spiritual issues.

 


Roseauna (Rosie) Good, LPC
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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
lmillerLandon 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.

 


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
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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.


Michelle Wegman, LPC

Michelle provides a calm, steady and warm presence while creating a safe and non-judgmental space for people as they engage with their pain and embark on their journey of healing.  It is Michelle’s passion, and quite an honor and privilege, to join with people wherever they are in life in order to help empower them to understand themselves in a deeper way, and provide tools for them to initiate change and become the person or family they desire to be. Outside of the office you will find Michelle spending her time leading her church’s Women’s Ministry, visiting local coffee shops with friends, and spending time being active with her husband and loving, energetic dog, Honey.

Michelle is a Licensed Professional Counselor who completed her undergraduate work at Cairn University (formerly Philadelphia Biblical University), earning a Bachelor’s degree in Bible and a Master’s degree in Counseling. Michelle has previously worked as a Therapist with undergraduate students in the higher education setting. She has offered therapy to adolescents, adults and families since 2008 and has been a member of the COBYS counseling department since 2016.  Michelle works with anxiety, depression, grief & loss, life transitions, sexuality, trauma, past sexual abuse, identity, spiritual issues, and relational conflicts. Michelle has advanced training in multiple areas including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. She also utilizes Cognitive Behavioral and Psychodynamic techniques in her work while taking a special interest in spiritual formation by bringing together psychotherapy and spiritual growth for clients who want to deepen their faith perspective. Michelle relies on her faith to be her guiding foundation in all the work that she does while respecting the faith position of each of her clients.

 


Amy Wittmaier, MEd., LPC, NBCC
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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 23 years.  Amy predominately works with children ages 4-16 who are dealing with trauma, anxiety, behavioral issues and coping with divorce.

 


Michele Romeo Martin, PsyD
romeo_martinAs 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.

 

 


To schedule an appointment at either of our counseling centers, please complete the Counseling Inquiry Form or contact us at 717-661-3548.

[The most rewarding experience was] falling in love with a stranger and experiencing moments where he is my true son, saying “I love you” by joyful accident instead of out of practiced habit. – COBYS Resource Parent