Journey to a Trauma Informed Life
At Journey you will find over a dozen therapists trained in trauma-focused treatments like EMDR, CPT, Internal Family Systems, and Trauma Focused CBT. Our team of Black therapists, LGBTQ+ therapists, Immigrant therapists and Substance Abuse counselors proudly serve the LGBTQ+, Black and New American communities. Journey to a Trauma Informed Life is a safe place to heal from your past, live in the present, and empower you to move into a brighter future. All are welcome here regardless of who you are, who you love, or where you’re from.

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Our Mission

We strive to enter into an inclusive, holistic, healing journey through mental health counseling, consulting, training and speaking engagements.

Our Vision

We envision a community of trauma-informed, empowered, and engaged journeyers.

Your Mental Health Journey Starts Here

Journey to a Trauma Informed Life, LLC began in July 2019 and quickly grew from 3 founding clinicians to over 12 mental health clinicians in 3 locations. We understand the mental health concerns of Black, Brown and People of Color. And we at Journey celebrate the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community. Our staff support those who are exploring their gender identity and sexual orientation. Here Refugees and Immigrants can find safety and trauma-focused treatments for their long journey. Because we embrace those on the road to recovery we help you reduce the harm of substance addiction. Our staff know the pain of loss and trauma, and can guide you through to a new place of hope. Because we see you as unique, we travel along with those who are neuro-divergent and differently abled at your pace.


Diverse Mental Health Staff and Trauma-Focused Treatments

Journey to a Trauma Informed Life is a diverse family of trained professionals, each bringing their own experiences to create a culturally competent environment. For instance, here you can connect with a Black therapist, an LGBTQ+ therapist, a New American therapist and a therapist aligned with your lived experience. In addition, you can work with a guide who is trained in EMDR, CPT, TF-CBT, IFS , Mindfulness, Reiki or other evidence-based practices. Above all, we want you to know we are here to help you heal from PTSD, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties and other symptoms of traumatic stress.


3 Locations + Telehealth Therapy

We have 3 locations* in Erie, PA – 201 West 11th Street, 1001 State Street and 3104 State Street. Our 3104 State Street location is housed in the Central Outreach Wellness Center, a health clinic dedicated to the needs of the BIPOC, LGBTQ+, HIV+ communities. Or, your clinician can also meet with you through a secure, HIPAA compliant telehealth platform.


LGBTQ+ Youth Programs

Greater Erie Alliance for Equality sponsors monthly in-person* and virtual events for LGBTQ+ youth. Journey staff – Angelica Spraggins, Eric Reiche, and Tatyana Abreu host monthly art wellness studios,  future-finding sessions, and other educational and social events. We are also here to support parents and caregivers, educators and schools, and mental health professionals and agencies working with youth. We offer a caregiver support group, consulting and training. Contact Interim Director, Will Koehler ( for more information.

LGBTQ+ Mental Health Support Group

Together with Central Outreach Wellness Center, Journey hosts a monthly supportive space for queer folks to share, learn, heal, and grow along their mental health journey. This meeting happens in person* following up to date COVID-19 guidelines. No pre-registration necessary, just show up as you are! Contact Angelica Spraggins ( for more info.

*COVID-19 practices: Because Journey seeks to ensure the wellness of all who join us we follow CDC guidelines. Click Here to read our COVID-19 policies.
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Meet Our Staff

Our enthusiastic team of clinicians and support staff can help you to the
next stage of your unique mental health journey toward growth and healing in a trauma informed, culturally competent manner.