Brittany Edge, M.A., LMFT
Brittany Edge, M.A. is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Brittany is the owner and director of Family Matters Center for Relational Therapy. She is dedicated to relational work, believing that strong relationships are essential for health and happiness. For over fifteen years, Brittany has been actively involved in the mental health field. She has a special interest in helping families navigate the transitional times in their lives (divorce, loss, new job, new home, adolescence, blended families, etc.) and works with couples, families and individuals to address these concerns.
Brittany is a clinical fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) (www.aamft.org) and is on the Pennsylvania Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (PAMFT) Board of Directors (www.pamft.com). She currently serves as the PAMFT Regional Director for Western Pennsylvania. She is committed to the continuation of the marriage and family therapy profession, she supervises marriage and family therapists as an AAMFT approved supervisor and teaches within the marriage and family therapy masters program at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA. Following her own struggle with postpartum depression, Brittany developed a specialty in helping women and their families during pregnancy and the postpartum period. She facilitates a support group called Out of the Blue that offers support to new mothers. She also served as a Western Pennsylvania Area Coordinator for Postpartum Support International (PSI) (www.postpartum.net) for close to a decade.
Stephanie Christner, M.A., LMFT
Stephanie Christner, M.A. is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT). Stephanie is the Principal Associate with Family Matters Center for Relational Therapy. Stephanie provides individual, couples, and family therapy with a focus on the impact of relationships on wellness and functioning. Stephanie has special interest, experience, and training in working with those struggling with issues related to self-worth, healthy relationships, grief/loss, and trauma. Stephanie has had great success in helping individuals recognize, establish, and maintain healthy relationships with others. Stephanie also has extensive experience working with teens and young adults to address concerns/issues specific to this unique developmental life stage, including resolving parent/child conflict, establishing personal identity and increased autonomy, developing personal values, and understanding/creating healthy relationships. Stephanie is invested in the field of Marriage & Family Therapy and has taken pleasure in providing support to MFT students and graduates via internship supervision, supervision toward licensure, and personal therapy. Stephanie is an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) approved supervisor candidate. In addition to her work as a Marriage & Family Therapist, Stephanie is employed full-time at Auberle as Director of Behavioral Health Services. Auberle is a non-profit organization located in McKeesport, PA, which provides a wide array of important services to benefit youth and families. In this context, Stephanie supervises a Clinical and Medical department comprised of Master’s level and licensed mental health and substance abuse therapists, psychologist, psychiatrist, nurses, and administrative assistants, and clinical interns.