Coronavirus Update: Susquehanna Valley Community Mental Health Services is committed to the health and safety of our community. In an effort to ensure ongoing services, we are temporarily moving to telehealth services. Very limited onsite appointments will be available at the clinician's discretion. Please call the office at
717-739-6576 if you need assistance.
We opened our doors in March of 2015 with the intention of making mental health services available to all who are in need. Our offices were located in the center of town, so that people could access our services from all surrounding areas with ease.
As we began providing care, we discovered that many people in York and Adams Counties were struggling with trauma; indeed it seemed everyone who came to us was struggling with a trauma history. As our staff already had experience serving those with trauma, it was easy to see that our primary purpose in the community was to fill the void in trauma care.
Our staff has specialized training in evidence-based treatments for trauma and addictions, and we are constantly striving to make ourselves better clinicians. We do not discriminate based on race or ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion, or sexual preference. ALL ARE WELCOME HERE!
Shari Kim, Ph.D., C.A.A.D.C.
Chief Executive Officer
Shari Kim is a licensed psychologist and certified addictions counselor. She specializes in treatment of addictions and PTSD. She is also certified to provide Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), which is an evidence-based treatment for PTSD. She is the Chair of the Behavioral Health Workgroup for the York County Human Trafficking Task Force and the Chair of the Human Trafficking Subcommittee for the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. She also serves as the Disaster Response Network Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Psychological Association and the Regional Co-Lead for Disaster Mental Health with the American Red Cross.
Sharron Hill, M.S., L.P.C., C.A.A.D.C.
Sharron is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counseling. She earned both her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Master of Science in Community Counseling from McDaniel College. She has extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Sharron is experienced in treating addictions and co-occurring conditions, trauma, PTSD, grief and loss issues and mood disorders. She is also trained in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Restructuring (EMDR).
Sarah McLaren, M.S.W., L.S.W.
Sarah is a Licensed Social Worker. She earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. Sarah has considerable experience working with hospice and grieving families. Sarah work with victims of domestic violence, trauma, addiction and mood disorders. Soon, Sarah will receive training in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). When she is not working, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family.
Amelia Warntz, B.S.W.
Amelia graduated from Penn State in 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology. Currently, she is attending Millersville University where she is earning her Master’s of Social Work. Amelia will graduate in the spring of 2021. Amelia enjoys working with adults, adolescents, and children. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and is able to provide that treatment to clients of all ages. When she is not working with her clients she enjoys spending time hiking with her dog, Truman.
Amanda Covalt, M.S.W. Intern
Amanda received her Bachelor's in Psychology from Penn State University and is currently pursuing her Master's of Social Work at Widener University. She has worked in mental health since 2011 in group homes and then as a group activities therapist at a partial hospitalization program. She has an interest in working with those who have a history of trauma, PTSD, DID, anxiety and depression. When not working or doing school work, she enjoys spending time with her family or just relaxing at home.
$140 per hour
At Susquehanna Valley Community Mental Health Services, our team of caring professionals wants you to feel safe and comfortable. You are never just a number here.
$75 per hour
Our group therapy offerings change depending on the needs of our clients. We currently offer a group for survivors of religious abuse in our Hanover office. If you think that group might suit your needs, then give us a call.