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“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

Maya Angelou

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Behavioral health therapy helps a person identify and change troubling thoughts, emotions, and behaviors through the use of evidence based interventions.  This can improve quality of life and foster emotionally rich connections with others.

Psychiatric Evaluations and Medication Management at Sunrise provides people with specialized mental health care to identify proper diagnosis and discussion about how medication may be a benefit in treatment as well as monitoring medications. 

People seek out these services for many reasons including a recent stressor or trauma, a new job, a family member or friend passing away, relational or family difficulties or children struggling with behaviors or emotions. We all have times we find ourselves struggling with managing these life circumstances and Sunrise Collaborative services may be the right step for you to begin or continue making progress towards your goals.  

At Sunrise Collaborative, LLC., our goal is to provide a safe, relaxing, and comfortable environment fostering the therapeutic process.  The length of treatment depends on each person and the specific things going on in their life.  There are a variety of interventions that are utilized.  You and your licensed provider will work together to determine the best plan for you.  

The hardest step is asking for help and setting up the first appointment.  Remember, it is not what is wrong with you, it is what happened to you?

Click the Contact link below to call for more information or to schedule your first appointment.  



Personalized Care and Guidance

Sunrise Collaborative strives to be a trauma informed private practice company providing treatment to children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples.  Our providers are trained in a variety of evidence based interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Gottman Interventions and others.  Teletherapy is currently available as an alternative to face to face sessions.  

Psychiatric Evaluations and Medication Management services are now accepting new referrals for most commercial insurances as well as Medicare. Telehealth is an alternative for this service. 










Sunrise Collaborative's providers are participating with Aetna, Apostrophe, Cigna, Highmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Humana, Independent Health, Community Care Behavioral Health -Managed Medicaid, Medicare, Optum Behavioral Health, United Healthcare, and UPMC.

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Meeting behavioral health needs in Warren since 2014.

Sunrise Collaborative, LLC., is a private practice behavioral health company in Warren, PA, owned by Michael and Amy Philhower, Licensed Clinical Social Workers.  Sunrise Collaborative has 9 licensed providers who are here to guide you through life’s most complex and difficult matters. We truly care about the well-being of the people we work with. 


Michael R. Philhower, MSW, LCSW

I am the Co-Owner of Sunrise Collaborative and a Masters Level Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been providing behavioral health services since 2005 after graduating from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. In 2008 I completed graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh main campus with a Master's Degree in Social Work. My experience includes working at a partial hospitalization program for children and adolescents in Indiana, PA, a partial hospitalization program for adults with severe and persistent mental illness in Harrisburg, PA, an intensive outpatient drug and alcohol program and an inpatient psychiatric unit in McKeesport, PA, and an outpatient mental health therapy program in Jamestown, NY.  Additionally, I was the Clinical Supervisor and then promoted to  Executive Director at a local behavioral health company in Warren, PA for over 5 years.  I started private practice part time in 2014 and developed Sunrise Collaborative, LLC., in 2016.  I went full time in private practice in 2019. Areas of clinical focus are on anxiety disorders and trauma resolution therapy.  I have also provided a number of personalized trainings to employers and their employees in Warren County, PA over the years.  I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and have been using this clinical intervention to help people work through their traumatic experiences since 2014. I enjoy spending time with my wife and 3 children and our favorite destination is the beach.  I like to fill my spare time with carpentry projects and being outdoors.  

Amy Philhower, MSW, LCSW

I am the Co-Owner of Sunrise Collaborative and a Masters Level Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I started my career in York, Pa in 2007 where I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice at York College of Pennsylvania. I worked with youth during this time in a variety of settings including an intensive outpatient behavioral day program and an after school program. In 2011 I began my career in Warren County working with youth in residential, home, school and community settings. I transitioned into family work and then began outpatient therapy where I worked with clients ages 3-88! During this time I also obtained my Master’s Degree in Social Work at Edinboro University. I am certified in Trauma Focused CBT (TF-CBT) and trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and utilize both interventions with adults and children with trauma. Other evidence based interventions I often use include CBT, DBT and Family Systems Theories. My goal in therapy is to be a part of each person’s journey to better themselves and provide sustainable and long term resolutions. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband and 3 kids, being outdoors and enjoying a good movie night with popcorn and chocolate.

Karen Ashbaugh, MSW, LCSW

Karen Ashbaugh is a licensed clinical social worker and has been with Sunrise Collaborative since February of 2019.  Karen received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pittsburgh, Master’s Degree from the California State University, Fresno, and is a current member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). A lifelong learner, she enjoys attending professional trainings to broaden her knowledge and enrich the lives of her clients. Six years ago, she furthered her education by earning her certification as a Life Coach, which she feels has enhanced her ability to assist with goal setting, behavior modification and adjusting to life changes. She enjoys working with clients who experience varied issues including mood disorders, anxiety, chronic illness, grief, trauma, life changes and other stressors that impact all of us at some time in our lives. 

Initially drawn to social work because of its ability to work with and enable people to achieve their best possible levels of personal and social well-being, Karen strives to maintain these values in her daily practice. She implements various therapeutic modalities according to individual needs and works to create a comfortable and safe therapeutic relationship. Having previously worked with a wide range of ages in both medical and psychiatric treatment settings, Karen’s current focus is on older adolescents to adults.

Karen has lived in Warren since 2000 and enjoys family time with her husband and adult children.  She also enjoys hiking, biking, yoga, reading, and spending time with her three dogs and two cats.

Kim Kibbey, MSW, LCSW

I don’t have a magic wand, a crystal ball or all the answers but I do have ears to listen, time to give and ideas to share. I may not be to fix all your problems but I can promise you won’t have to face them alone. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and certified in Mental Health Integrative Medicine. I received my degree at the University of Pittsburgh, where I was trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  My experience includes working with individuals struggling with grief and loss, geriatric mental health, domestic violence, anxiety and depression. I have worked in many areas of social work throughout my career, including child welfare, working with individuals with intellectual disabilities, outpatient mental health provider and many years as a Medical Social Worker.

I am a mother and blessed to be a grandmother of seven wonderful grandchildren.  Through this life and work experience I have learned that healing has to include not just the mind but also the body and spirit. My interests include essential oils, herbs, gardening, and traveling.

Jennifer Moore, MSW, LCSW

My name is Jennifer Moore and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker here at Sunrise Collaborative! I received my Master’s of Social Work Degree from the University of Pittsburgh Bradford Campus. I began my career after graduating with my Bachelor's Degree in 2012. I started in residential treatment as a drug and alcohol counselor at Abraxas 1 working with teens. I then went to Warren General Hospital part time on the inpatient psychiatric unit. I developed my passion for helping individuals struggling with mental health and substance abuse disorders during this time. When I obtained my MSW I shifted gears and began working as a Medical Social Worker. Throughout my journey I have been blessed to work alongside my best friend, Jada Swart, LPC. Jada informed me of a wonderful place called Family Services of Warren County where a man named Michael Philhower, LCSW hired me and I began my journey in the outpatient world. I obtained my clinical license in Social Work in 2018. I am trained in several treatment modalities: EMDR, CPT, TF-CBT (all models used to treat trauma) and CBT. I work with many individuals with various diagnoses such Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, Depressive Disorders, and Personality Disorders. Outpatient therapy is my number one passion along with a few other things. I am a resident of Kane, PA and although I have never worked in Kane that will always be my home base. I like to bring my personality into the treatment setting as I am very upbeat, funny (some of my past clients and coworkers might say “cheesy” 🙂), and enjoy helping individuals get back to their purpose of a life worth living!  My approach to treatment is of a team, so I like to use a lot of sport references.  My favorite sports are basketball and football (Raiders!). As with a team, each member has their own style and strengths to bring to the team, so when working with my clients I like to think outside the box and incorporate their strengths and personality into sessions.  In my journey I have been blessed to have met and worked with so many wonderful people of all ages and I look forward to meeting more, possibly you! 

Jada K. Swart, MSEd, LPC

Hello I am Jada Swart, a Licensed Professional Counselor. I am native to the Warren County Region. I obtained a dual bachelors degree In Human Sciences with a psychology specialization as well as Sociology with a a psychology focus from the university of Pittsburgh at Bradford. After completing both bachelors programs I was given the opportunity to work as a drug and alcohol counselor at a secure residential treatment facility for youth with delinquencies for both male and females ranging from 12-21 years old. While employed I decided to take a few years off of my educational career to uncover my passions in the counseling field. It was then that I became employed at Warren General Hospital in the acute Inpatient Psychiatric Unit of which would eventually help me find my career aspirations but also turn into 8 indescribable years. In 2014 I pursued my graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Saint Bonaventure University. While in the graduate program I completed 2 clinical internships at Warren State Hospital. I then decided to enter the outpatient world at Family Services of Warren County under the leadership of Michael Philhower, LCSW. From 2016-2018 I provided outpatient counseling services to adults, children, adolescents and couples then in 2018 I became the Director of Clinical Operations for the next two years. It was during my outpatient experience as a therapist I really became involved and active in the trauma informed movement . It just spoke to me. I wanted to help people heal and what better way than to individualizing care and to start asking the questions that address the human being sitting right in front of me. With that being said, I specialize in several treatment modalities that are trauma sensitive and focused including but not limited to EMDR, Trauma Focused CBT, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Seeking Safety, and Internal Family Systems. I have extensive history treating individuals that suffer from comorbid symptoms such as depression, anxiety , trauma, and serious addictions, as well as chronic and persistent mental illness. I also provide treatment to couples which is a personal passion of mine. I thoroughly enjoy helping couples evolve or transform their relationship to a more connected and intimately satisfying relationship that cultivates their current needs and future aspirations. I certainly found my heart through counseling individuals, couples and families over the years. When asked what Is my self care, what do I enjoy doing well my list could be a mile long such as traveling, journaling, spending time with my two golden doodle fur-children, meditation, hiking, camping, and anything involving live music,  however oddly enough, my work as a therapist is also very much a piece of the foundation in my life that makes me feel joy. I love learning more about myself, others and the world we live in. At this point in my profession and in my personal ever-growing understanding of the world, I believe as humans we complicate things with details, judgements and our own critical nature.  My approach tends to be more holistic, I seek to strip life back to basics and help you uncover and connect with who you are or were before any social conditioning took place. My goal is to be a catalyst in your efforts towards establishing the best version of yourself, the version that you desire— whoever that may be. I truly feel very honored to get the opportunity to serve individuals of Warren County and beyond. Through my professional endeavors I really have met some of the most enlightening and simply incredible people and I only hope to continue to do so. With that being said if you are pondering if therapy could be beneficial for you — Questioning if it could even help ...if you are looking for a sign... Take this as yours. I hope that you will reach out, even just to have the conversation. I thoroughly enjoy coffee and would love to explore your thoughts. If you already know that you’re ready to take that step towards uncovering the most authentic and raw version of yourself - call today! I look forward to meeting you!  

Nicole K. Garland, MSEd, LPC

I attended college at Jamestown Community College, SUNY Fredonia and then finally earned my Masters in Science of Education with a concentration in Community Mental Health Counseling at St. Bonaventure University. I became a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania in 2015. Throughout my career I've developed a counseling focus in the areas of trauma and family therapy. When I'm not doing therapy, I also work at Jamestown Community College. I enjoy outdoor activities (gardening, running, kayaking and hiking) but I mostly spend my time chasing around my two young children. I am excited to be part of the excellent group serving quality treatment to the Warren area through Sunrise Collaborative, LLC. 

Jennifer Malone, MSW, LCSW

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of diverse experience in the fields of behavioral health, substance abuse and child welfare.  I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings providing individual, family and group therapy to individuals of all ages. I am trained in treating those who experience depression, anxiety, grief, family/relationship issues and addiction. I am also trained in trauma assessment and treatment. Having previously worked with a wide range of ages, my current focus is working with ages 16 and older. I believe that while the healing process and recovery looks different for each person, it is possible for everyone. ​

Psychiatric Prescribers:

Rachel King, PMHNP-BC

I believe everybody has a path. I believe we all are where we are right now, because that’s where we are supposed to be. I never imagined that I would end up where I am. When I decided to go to nursing school, I thought it was going to be a totally different experience. I went to Jamestown Community College to get my Associates Degree and immediately knew I wanted to work at the hospital. I landed in psychiatry on a whim, but shortly after, I realized it wasn’t by accident. I fell in love with helping people in this capacity. When they are at their worst, when they are most vulnerable, when they have nowhere else to turn, being the light in the darkness for those who have no hope. I knew this is where I belonged. I went to California University of Pennsylvania to get my Bachelors Degree and continue to grow my education, however my desire to continue didn’t stop there. I wanted to help people more. There was such a need in the community for more mental health services. There wasn’t enough providers. I decided to go to Eastern Kentucky University and get my Masters Degree as a specialized Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I continued to work on the behavioral health unit at the hospital and grow my experience, while continuing to work with the community. I couldn’t have imagined that my path would have brought me to Sunrise Collaborative but I’m certainly glad it did. With over 8 years of mental health experience, my desire to help people and work in this community that I love, is stronger than ever. I look forward to meeting you!

Shahnawaz Meer, M.D. 

I am happy to be partnering with Sunrise Collaborative and continuing to provide psychiatric services in the Warren County area to meet the needs of the community. 



Are you a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or a Licensed Psychologist looking to join a progressive private practice therapy company?  

Sunrise Collaborative, LLC., has been successfully expanding since 2016 and operates under a functional business model.  

We encourage you to contact us to learn more about the business and the opportunities available.   



1048 Pennsylvania Ave W, Warren, PA 16365

Phone (814) 230-9111

Fax (814) 313-1075

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