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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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Guiding You On the Path of Self-Healing

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.

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. 

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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.







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.    

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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 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

Chief Executive Officer 

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

Director of Operations

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 18 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, marital/relationship issues, trauma and addiction.  I have specialized training in treatment of postpartum depression and perinatal loss and I am certified in Integrative Couples and Sex Therapy.  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. 

​​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.

Kristen Campbell, MSW, LSW

I am a Licensed Social Worker who views mental health as one of many facets of overall wellness. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and thereafter completed a Master in Social Work at Binghamton University. After more than 10 years focused on aging and dementia care, I transitioned into private practice therapy to help meet the growing mental health needs in our community. I have supported individuals across the lifespan on topics including aging issues, LGBTQ+ concerns, caregiving, grief and loss, family dynamics, as well as depression and anxiety-related disorders. My eclectic approach draws from solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapies, and mindfulness-based practices. I offer a welcoming, safe space where we will collaboratively identify treatment goals and reinforce your strengths. I will compassionately challenge you to shift unhelpful thought and behavior patterns into those which support the life you want. Aside from this meaningful work, I enjoy being outside, exercising, reading, and connecting with loved ones.

Amanda Bindics, MSW, LSW

I am Licensed Social Worker passionate about helping members of our community.  I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Education from Slippery Rock University in 2013.  In 2015, I earned my Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from California University.  I started my career as a preschool teacher but felt a strong pull toward advocacy, well-being, and doing what I can to help others.  For over eight years I have been working with diverse populations of all ages in child welfare.  I started out as a caseworker and moved into coordinating and facilitating family group conferences.  During the course of my child welfare career, I obtained my Master's Degree in social work to better serve my community and increase my skills.  With empathy and compassion, I am looking forward to helping people become the best version of themselves and overcome adversity and trauma in the outpatient setting.  I am also looking forward to working alongside Sunrise Collaborative's skilled team of providers.  In my spare time, I enjoy making memories and having adventures with my family.  

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Are you a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or a Licensed Psychologist looking to join a progressive private practice therapy company?  Contact us to find out more.

Currently seeking a Full-time PMHNP, CRNP, or MD for medication management services.    

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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.

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1048 Pennsylvania Ave W, Warren, PA 16365

Phone (814) 230-9111

Fax (814) 313-1075

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