Jodie Hnatkovich. LPC. CRC
Forward Wellness has grown from the solo practice of Jodie Hnatkovich (Jodie Hnatkovich Counseling Services). Jodie has been in practice for nine years. During that time, she has been able to provide treatment to many individuals and families in need. Recognizing the need in our community for quality mental health care, Jodie is continuing to grow the practice.
Erin Blache, LPC, BCBA
Erin works with children and families, teens, women, and new mothers. Erin has provided parenting support and interventions for families tackling toileting, non-compliance, sibling rivalry, separation, aggression, ADHD, school avoidance/difficulty, transition to adolescence, and other mental or behavioral health difficulties. She has worked with families of children with autism on increasing functional day-to-day skills, such as language and independence tasks, while decreasing difficult to manage behaviors that interfere with a child's and family's success. Erin also provides individual treatment for teens and women struggling with anxiety, depression, and trauma, including mothers' birth trauma and infertility. In addition to private practice, Erin works with new mothers through a local pediatric practice. Erin utilizes evidence-based treatment approaches including Applied Behavior Analysis, Parent Management Training, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies. She has been in practice since 2008 in various mental and behavioral health settings including outreach, a women's correctional facility, and a school-based partial hospital program.
Emily Weisser, LPC, NCC
Emily Weisser is a licensed professional counselor with a focus on helping children, adolescents, adults, and families. She specializes in helping people manage trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD, and issues unique to women and families. Emily uses a strength-based approach rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy as well as family systems theory. Prior to becoming a counselor, Emily worked in the legal field and enjoys helping young professionals in Pittsburgh as well as individuals looking to make a career change. She is originally from Pittsburgh, and obtained an undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology degree from Chatham University. Emily has been practicing since 2013 in a variety of settings, including a partial hospitalization program for adolescents, family based therapy programs, and a children's hospital.