SUNRISE COLLABORATIVE, LLC.
Your Well-Being Is in Good Hands
“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."
ABOUT THERAPY AND PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES
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.
SERVICES WE OFFER
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), Flash, Progressive Counting (PC), 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.
In December of 2021 Sunrise Collaborative is now offering Nutrition Counseling.
CLINICAL LICENSURE SUPERVISION AND PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATION
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP) CONTRACTS
PERSONALIZED PROFESSIONAL TRAININGS
SUNRISE COLLABORATIVE HAS PARTNERED WITH JAMESTOWN PSYCHIATRIC, PC., AND IS NOW PROVIDING PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATIONS AND MEDICATION MANAGEMENT. RACHEL KING, PMHNP-BC AND LAURIE FENTON, PMHNP-BC ARE ACCEPTING NEW REFERRALS FOR THESE SERVICES AND IS CREDENTIALED WITH MOST COMMERCIAL INSURANCES INCLUDING MEDICARE.
NUTRITION AND DIETETICS
HAYLEY KINGEN, RDN, LDN IS A REGISTERED DIETITIAN-NUTRITIONIST AND IS NOW PROVIDING NUTRITION COUNSELING AT SUNRISE COLLABORATIVE, LLC.
Sunrise Collaborative's providers are participating with Aetna, Centivo, Cigna, Highmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Humana, Independent Health, Community Care Behavioral Health -Managed Medicaid, Medicare, MultiPlan, Optum Behavioral Health, The Health Plan, United Healthcare, and UPMC.
If you do not have insurance or are underinsured Sunrise Collaborative, LLC., offers a Sliding Fee Discount Program using the Federal Poverty Guidelines, Household Income, and Family Size to determine your cost.
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 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.
MEET OUR PROVIDERS
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 and certified 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.
Jennifer Malone, MSW, LCSW
Director of Clinical Operations
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.
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.
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.
Deborah Meabon, MSW, LCSW
I have a mission to help others find a sense of hope. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in trauma-focused therapy. My typical treatment approach includes sharing skills to manage anxiety and depression symptoms. I also include education about how past trauma experiences impact our ability to focus, think clearly, and access certain memory functions. I recognize that the idea of working on past trauma can be anxiety-producing. Because trauma impacts each person differently, I provide gentle guidance through a healing process tailored for each individual. I may draw from one or more of these methods: EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), Progressive Counting, TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and Internal Family Systems. I also use CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Mindfulness, and Art Therapy. My experience includes working with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and various other forms of trauma. I also have experience as a Hospice counselor, and several years experience as an intensive service coordinator for people with disabilities. I frequently work with people who have experienced the following symptoms and conditions: anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, dissociation, difficulty managing anger or other emotions, poor self-esteem, attachment wounds, addiction. In 2002, I married the man of my dreams. We enjoy traveling, biking and we have a joint passion of raising dogs who need homes with lots of love and patience. I have a deeply fulfilling faith, and enjoy creative expression in various forms, including crocheting, scrapbooking, and music.
Kellie Spilka, MSW, LCSW
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology at Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 2014, and my Master’s Degree in Social Work at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2016. I began my career in behavioral health in 2016. I have worked with children and families with a variety of behavioral health needs (ADHD, anxiety, anger) as well as general parenting stressors through individual, family and group therapy in many settings (home, school, community and partial hospitalization). I’m excited to join Sunrise Collaborative and continue to serve the Warren community through outpatient therapy! I enjoy teaching coping skills in session and utilizing CBT to challenge and change your thoughts and actions. I enjoy spending my free time with my husband, daughter, and pets. My favorite activities include running and kayaking with friends in the summertime!
Hayley Kingen, MS, RDN, LDN
I am a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Dietetics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2014 and my master’s degree in Dietetics at D’Youville College in 2020. I have been working in the nutrition and dietetics field since 2015. I have worked with people of all ages from birth to geriatrics. I began my career working for the WIC program to provide nutrition education to pregnant and post-partum women, infants, and children. I am currently working part-time for Davita Dialysis providing nutrition education and counseling to adults with End-Stage Renal Disease. My mission is to provide nutrition counseling using a non-diet approach to facilitate lifestyle changes. In my free time, I like to hike with my husband and two dogs, Asher and Sutton. I also enjoy reading, running, kayaking, going to concerts, and spending time with friends and family. I am so thrilled to be joining Sunrise Collaborative to provide nutrition education and counseling to the Warren area!
Jenna Dunning, MSW, LSW
I am a Licensed Social Worker. I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Gannon University, and then my Masters in Social Work from Edinboro University. My experience within the field has been diverse and fruitful. During my undergraduate career I advocated for mental health awareness in hopes to reduce stigma surrounding mental illness. I then worked within the inpatient psychiatric and medical detox setting, outpatient drug and alcohol counseling, as well as inpatient hospital social work. I am passionate about helping others to understand what their aspirations are and explore how they can reach them. This may look like a multitude of things; learning about healthy coping skills, challenging negative thoughts, processing trauma, and more -each step further empowering you to be your best self. I am absolutely thrilled to be back in the outpatient setting, and excited to be a part of such a high caliber team of therapists. My personal life looks like a lot of time outdoors. In the winter my family and I spend a lot of time skiing and snowboarding; in the warmer months we are out camping, seeing live music, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Kodi Papalia, MSW, LSW
I am a Licensed Social Worker. I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Social Work at Briar Cliff University. I then went on to receive my Master’s degree in Social Work from Edinboro University. I started my career at Beacon Light working with adolescents in both the school and community setting. I then moved on to work at the Area Agency on Aging for just over 11 years. In this position I worked as an assessor, case manager, as well as an older adult protective services worker. I am currently a medical social worker working with all different populations within the hospital setting. I am excited to begin providing outpatient therapy to the Warren community alongside the great therapists at Sunrise Collaborative. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter.
Christopher Messina, MSW, LSW
Hello, my name is Christopher Messina and I’m a licensed social worker with over 10 years of experience in the behavioral health field. I received my Bachelor of Arts in anthropology and Master of Social Work degrees from Arizona State University. Throughout my career, I have worked with a diverse range of clients, including children, adolescents, adults, and families in many settings and across different regions of the country. I have experience treating clients with a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, and substance use. I approach each client with empathy, compassion, and am dedicated to helping them succeed. I believe in a client-centered approach and am deeply committed to empowering clients to help themselves and achieve their full potential. When I’m not at work I enjoy mountain biking, paddling, reading, and spending time with my wife, family, and our three dogs. I am excited to be working at Sunrise Collaborative and serving members of our community.
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!
Laurie Fenton, PMHNP-BC
I have been a nurse my entire adult life. My father gave me the best advice when I told him I wanted to go into social work. He said, "be a nurse, you will always have a job". He was right! I started my career as an LPN and when my kids became older, I obtained my RN at Jamestown Community College and continued my education receiving my BSN from Daemen University, then graduated with my Master's from Stony Brook University with high honors. With being a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner I am able to mix my social worker part with my nursing part. I enjoy helping individuals to have a productive, joyful life. I am a huge advocate for those with addiction issues. I have experience in all areas, however treating addiction and children with developmental disabilities has been a focus area. I enjoy all people and always want to inspire hope!
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.
Sunrise Collaborative, LLC will not discriminate in the provision of behavioral health services to an individual:
1. Because the individual is unable to pay for the behavioral health services.
2. Because payment for those services would be made under Medicare, Medicaid, or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
3. Based upon the individual's race, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, religion, gender identity or sexual orientation.