Wellspring of Life, LLC

Compassionate Counseling

“To live is to have changed, and to have lived well is to have changed often.” -- John Henry Newman

Currently, during COVID-19, we are utilizing, Telehealth,  phone or online video counseling sessions for your protection and the protection of your families. All insurance companies are  presently covering Telehealth. Please give us a call today to schedule your appointment. 


Presently, we are once again seeing clients in the office, face to face sessions. Please give us a call today to schedule your appointments.


If you find yourself struggling with adjustment issues, anxiety, depression, grief, stress, trauma, marital problems, substance abuse, or gambling issues in Erie PA or the surrounding counties, the experienced and caring team at Wellspring of Life, LLC can help. We are here to assist you. Please give us a call today.

Counseling Services can be the answer to provide you with a new and happier lifestyle. We help you to achieve your goals by creating an empathetic, safe and caring therapeutic environment that fosters change and growth.

Our counseling services focus on eliciting change and addressing current beliefs and behaviors that lead to the negative outcomes in life. By motivating and empowering the individual with skills and strategies, we seek to overcome their issues to accomplish happiness, self-confidence and a resolution of the problem.

Christian Counseling is available for those seeking to incorporate faith into the mental health process. It is the grace and strength of God that heals and empowers us to live a healthy and spirit-filled life with our loving and saving God.

About Patrick J. Damond, MDiv, MA, LPC, NCC, Julie Brieger, PhD, LPC, NCC, Kelly Coates , LPC, Mark DiPlacido, LPC, Melissa Peck, LPC and Jessica Rice, LPC

Patrick, owner of Wellspring of Life, LLC, has been a Licensed Professional Counselor working in the mental health field for over 19 years and over 15 years in addiction. Areas of interest are addiction, anxiety and depressive disorders, gambling problems, marital and family issues, mood disorders, substance abuse, trauma and Christian Counseling.

Dr. Julie, of Wellspring of Life, LLC, has been a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 15 years experience with a focus on grief and bereavement, trauma, women's issues and working with cancer patients and their family members.

Kelly, of Wellspring of Life, LLC, has over 15 years of experience working with mental and behavioral health concerns, and nearly 3 years of experience as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Kelly primarily works with issues related to depression, stress and anxiety, trauma, women’s issues, gender and sexual diversity, and addiction/recovery.

Mark, as a private practitioner I have concentrated on the areas in which I have the most training and experience. Children and adolescents who are having difficulties whether they be at home, at school, or within the community are a group that I find challenging and have enjoyed success. Throughout my years in private practice, I have expanded to working with individual adults dealing with any number of life issues. Finally, I have worked with couples or at least one partner when their issues have placed a strain upon their families and their entire marriage. I am a strong believer in cognitive behavioral therapy and have found most success with relatively hands-on and short-term interventions.

Missy, of Wellspring of Life LLC, has over 15 years experience working in the mental and behavioral health field. She has been a licensed therapist for the last 11 years. Missy works with issues related to depression, anxiety, stress, anger, grief and trauma. Missy is supportive, kind and a good listener with a sense of humor. She will focus on ways to help you achieve happiness and balance in your life, and is eager help you make a commitment to being a better you!

Jess, of Wellspring of Life, LLC, has been a therapist for 6 years. She enjoys working with individuals who struggle with emotional and relationship issues, addiction, PTSD, and parenting and post-partum concerns. She has also worked with people involved with the criminal justice system and OCY. Jess is a laid-back and compassionate therapist who enjoys incorporating humor into sessions. She believes that therapy is about building a trusting relationship, identifying strengths, challenging thoughts and behaviors, and striving for happiness and fulfillment.

We offer a free initial phone consultation.

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