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Dr. Jonathan Hartiens is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy.  He has over 30 years experience and developed expertise in the treatment of addictions. In addition to being a prominent therapist, he is frequently invited to speak at national conferences and general audiences on addiction treatment.  Besides helping those who suffer with chemical addictions, he is also a well known for treating sexual addictions.  He was on the medical staff at the VAMC Medical Center, Martinsburg, from 2001 to 2011 where he worked at the Center for Addiction Treatment as both a psychologist and the Program Director. He's authored and been awarded several grants to expand the range of addiction treatment into rural areas. Most recently, Dr. Hartiens received a $3 million grant to build a residential substacnce abuse treatment facility in Berkeley County, WV.  The Mountaineer Recovery Center will be the first residential facility in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and is scheduled to open in July 2019.

Dr. Hartiens' history also include his service as an active duty Navy Psychologist from 1994 to 2001.  He completed his doctoral internship at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.  He also served at Naval Hospital Groton, CT and Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily.

Dr. Hartiens is an interactive therapist who helps clients identify the specifics of the problem and the barriers to their solutions.  His therapeutic approach is to provide compassion, understanding, and observations on destructive or unhealthy patterns of behavior.  He integrates cognitive-behavioral techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client.

Dr. Hartiens is married to his wife of 29 years and has three children.  He is a member of Independent Bible Church in Martinsburg, WV.

B.A. University of the South, Sewanee TN
M.S. Northwestern State University of La, Natchitoches, LA
M.A. Theology, Fuller Seminary, Graduate School of Theology, Pasadena, CA
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Fuller Seminary, Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, CA

Licensed Psychologist, West Virginia
Licensed Psychologist, Virginia

Dr. Hartiens, [email protected] 


Michelle Smith, LGSW is a therapist for Mountaineer Behavioral Health.  Michelle enjoys working with couples, children, and families.  She has over ten years of experience in Social Work and earned her Masters of Social Work degree from West Virginia University in 2013.  Michelle has experience working in the disciplines of addiction, attachment/adoption, foster parents, crisis intervention, trauma, and parent education with couples, families, children, adolescents, and adults. 

As a Professional Social Worker, she utilizes the following approaches: Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused, and Nurtured Heart. Paired with dedication, patience, and positive encouragement, she guides her clients to overcome barriers and improve attitudes and well-being.  She is a Nurtured Heart Certified Trainer and offers workshops for parents, caregivers, teachers, and professionals working with children in the community. 

She has a passion for working with parents who are struggling to understand their child’s challenging behavior.  She uses the Nurtured Heart Approach to strengthen the parent-child relationship for healing. 

Michelle resides in Martinsburg, WV with her husband David and their 3 children.  She is a member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Inwood. 

Michelle Smith, [email protected] 


Eryn Mills, M.A. is the Substance Abuse Counselor for Mountaineer Behavioral Health. She has 10 years of experience in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse field and earned her Master's of Art in Counseling in 2016 from Summit University in Clarks Summit, PA.  Eryn is a lifelong resident of Berkeley County and resides in Martinsburg with her husband and two children. She is a member of Independent Bible Church in Martinsburg, WV.

Eryn Mills, [email protected]



Laura Phillips, LGSW is a Therapist for Mountaineer Behavioral Health. She has 10 years of experience with behavioral therapy, addictions, case management, and treating adults struggling with chronic and severe mental illness.  Laura earned her Bachelors in Clinical Psychology in 2008 from Towson University and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Southern California in 2013. She also earned a post graduate certificate in Psychiatric Vocational Rehabilitation from University of Maryland, College Park in 2009.

Her therapeutic approach involves cognitive behavioral techniques, solution focused therapy, as well as rational emotive behavioral techniques.

 Laura is a native of Baltimore, Maryland, and has worked extensively in the area with home based case management through Key Point Health Services, and at the Child and Adolescent Behavioral Disorders unit at Sheppard Enoch Pratt Hospital. While living in Ohio, Laura worked with Psychological & Behavioral Consultants, assisting with intakes, assessments, and brief therapy.  Most recently she worked at New Life Clinic in Martinsburg, providing counseling services to those struggling with addictions. Laura currently resides in Bunker Hill, WV with her daughter and husband. She is of the Catholic Faith and currently is a member of St. Leo’s Church in Inwood.  During her free time Laura enjoys reading, and spending time outdoors.

Laura Phillips, [email protected]


Candace Wilson, CPC is the Office Manager for Mountaineer Behavioral Health. She has over 10 years of experience in office management, billing and coding.  Candace has previous experience in Internal and Family Medicine, OBGYN, ENT, and Endocrinology.  She is also a Medical Assistant and Certified Professional Coder.  Candace is a lifelong resident of Jefferson County, WV.  She currently resides in Kearneysville with her husband, Matt, and their 3 children.  Candace is also a cheer coach for Harpers Ferry Middle School and Jefferson County Youth Football League. She is a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Martinsburg where she is active in the Children's Ministry. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family.

 Candace Wilson, [email protected]


Nicole Carey, MS is a Program Manager at Mountaineer Behavioral Health. She specializes in program evaluation and development. Nicole has 25 years of experience working within residential and community mental health organizations and special education schools. She has a host of experiences building efficient teams for quality service delivery, developing staff and parent training programs, treatment foster care and adoptive family certification programming, regulation compliance, outcome evaluation and risk assessments. Her work philosophy involves encouraging self-development through education and encouraging individuals to set strength-based personal development goals to reach their full potential. Prior to becoming a manager, Nicole completed child psycho-diagnostic and educational assessments, individual, group and family therapy, and facilitated life skills development groups with children and adolescents.

Nicole has a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland; and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at Geneseo.

Nicole grew up in Westchester County, New York. After graduating with her Bachelor’s Degree, Nicole relocated to Baltimore County, Maryland where she lived for 16 years. She has been a resident of Berkeley County, WV since 2008.

Nicole is married and has two children. She enjoys music, sports, community activities that involve children and families, and has coached youth soccer for several years. She currently coaches the Fall and Spring seasons in Berkeley County. She is a member at Gateway Church in Williamsport, Md.

Nicole Carey, [email protected]



Emily Soffel, M.A. is an Addictions Therapist for Mountaineer Behavioral Health. She has 3 years of experience in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse field, specifically related to residential care, behavioral therapy, psycho-education, skill training, and coordination of care with children, adolescents, and adults. Emily earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Counseling in 2015 from Northland International University and a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling in 2018 from Liberty University. Emily grew up in Staunton, VA and currently resides in Martinsburg, WV. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, playing guitar, drinking coffee, and spending time with family and friends. She is an attendee of Independent Bible Church in Martinsburg, WV.

Emily Soffel, [email protected]


Janessa Lowans, MA is an Addiction Therapist for Mountaineer Behavioral Health. She has six years of experience in the mental health field, including crisis intervention, behavioral therapy, psycho education, residential care, mentoring, and substance abuse with children, adolescents, and adults. She received her Master’s of Arts in Crisis Intervention and Trauma First Response from Liberty University in 2017. Janessa is a lifelong resident of Berkeley County, WV except for her time in Nashville, TN as part of internship with an adolescent and young adult crisis hotline. She currently resides in Martinsburg, WV with her adorable cat named Aries. Some of her hobbies include formal event and special effect make-up, anything comic book related, as well as cooking. Janessa also enjoys spending time with her friends and family and is also a diehard WWE fan. She believes that to truly help others it requires meeting them where they are in their journey of life. She has a passion for Crisis Intervention and helping others overcome their past traumas. 

Janessa Lowans, [email protected]


Nick Vindivich III, BA, is an intern at Mountaineer Behavioral Health for his Master of Arts in Professional Counseling through Liberty University. His expected graduation date is August 2019. He has worked with individuals going through crisis and detox from substance use. He has a background with music therapy and expressive groups. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Religion: Christian Counseling from Liberty University. He resides in Falling Waters, WV with his wife and his little sister. In his spare time, Nick enjoys music and spending time with his family and friends. He and his wife have recently completed PRIDE and trauma training in order to become licensed adoptive parents. He attends Airborne Church in Martinsburg, WV, where he passionately serves on the worship team with his wife.

Nick Vindivich,  [email protected]


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