About Us

Journey to a Trauma Informed Life has 12 trauma-informed therapists in Erie's Downtown. We celebrate diversity in our staff and our clients!

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Journey to a Trauma Informed Life

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.

Our Journey: Empowering Your Healing

Journey to a Trauma-Informed Life, LLC was born out of a vision to provide compassionate, client-centered mental health services tailored to the unique needs of our community. Founded in July 2019 by three passionate therapists in Erie, we recognized the profound need for trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, and LGBTQ+ affirming care. Since then, our journey has been one of growth, transformation, and unwavering commitment to supporting you on your healing path.

In August 2020, Dr. Will Koehler, LCSW, PhD, assumed ownership of Journey, driven by a deep-seated belief that the Erie community deserved a comprehensive mental health agency. Under Dr. Koehler's leadership, we expanded our team to include diverse therapists, mental health support staff, interns, and specialists, all united in our mission to empower your well-being.

Recognizing the importance of accessibility and community, in March 2022, Dr. Koehler purchased a former business office building in the heart of Erie. With the expertise of Capone Interiors, we transformed the space into a vibrant oasis of wellness—a sanctuary where healing begins the moment you step through the door.

In January 2023, Angelica Spraggins, LPC, joined Dr. Koehler as co-owner, bringing her passion for holistic healing and commitment to inclusivity. Together, they have steered Journey with dedication and purpose, guided by the belief that everyone deserves access to compassionate, affirming care.

As we celebrate Journey's 5th anniversary in July 2024, we are humbled by the opportunity to walk alongside you on your journey to healing. Together with our dedicated staff, we remain steadfast in our commitment to fostering inclusive, holistic healing through counseling, consulting, training, and speaking engagements. At Journey, we strive to create a safe and empowering space where individuals from all walks of life can find support, validation, and hope.


Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At Journey, we embrace diversity in all its forms. We understand the unique mental health concerns faced by Black, Brown, and People of Color, and we celebrate the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community. Our staff is dedicated to providing affirming and culturally competent care to all individuals, including those exploring their gender identity and sexual orientation, refugees and immigrants seeking safety and trauma-focused treatments, and those coping with loss and trauma. We honor the unique experiences and perspectives of each individual we serve, and we are committed to meeting you where you are on your journey to healing.

Diverse Mental Health Staff and Trauma-Informed Care

Our team at Journey is a diverse family of trained professionals, each bringing their own unique experiences and expertise to create a culturally competent environment. Whether you're seeking support from a therapist who shares your background or looking to explore evidence-based practices such as EMDR, CPT, TF-CBT, IFS, mindfulness, or Reiki, we are here to help you heal from PTSD, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, and other symptoms of traumatic stress.

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Discover Journey Healing Together

Journey: Healing Together is a non-profit offering healing spaces to New Majority communities. Providing opportunities for diverse groups to gather, heal, restore, discover, and rebuild. Find out how to get involved and #JoinTheJourney!