Director of Counseling
Fritz Haas is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a graduate of Neumann's Pastoral Care and Counseling, having received his Master's of Science in Pastoral Counseling in 2009. Prior to coming to Neumann to work in the Wellness Center, Fritz worked as a counselor at Life Counseling, an outpatient mental health services provider with offices throughout the Delaware Valley.
Fritz also holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from St. Louis University and worked earlier in his career in various executive positions for companies focused primarily in the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare industries. During this time he had the opportunity to travel throughout the world, speaking and working with companies and individuals specializing in a wide variety of healthcare related areas.
Fritz is an enthusiastic advocate of balanced living and encourages his clients to seek deeper spiritual, mental and emotional health though a variety of wellness practices and activities. Among the areas in which he is specifically focused are men's issues, relationships and trauma.
Georgette Hall-Peterson is a nationally certified counselor and a graduate of Neumann’s Pastoral Counseling program, having received her Master’s of Science in Pastoral Counseling in 2007. Prior to coming to Neumann to work in the Wellness Center, Georgette worked as a counselor at Pennsylvania Institute of Technology on their Center City campus.
Georgette holds an undergraduate degree in social work from Albright College in Reading, PA. Georgette worked earlier in her career as a social worker for the state of PA and in ministry at a local church where her responsibilities included ministry to youth and young adults of the Chester community and surrounding areas. In the time that Georgette worked with youth and young adults through the church she provided relevant and relational programing for young people that connected them to God and to one another.
Georgette sees each person not as one dimensional but as multi-dimensional - mind, body and spirit - and understands that we must care for each dimension in order to achieve mental health and wellness. Georgette’s specific areas of focus are women’s issues, relationships and transitions.
Joanna Matty is a master’s level counselor currently working toward her licensure. She is a 2011 graduate of Holy Family University’s Master’s in Counseling Psychology Program. Her concentration of study was in Student Affairs in Higher Education. She chose this concentration because she was and still is passionate about working with the college student population. She believes that it is important to focus on the development of the student as a whole person. Joanna currently splits her time as a counselor working at both Neumann and Eastern Universities. Her areas of interest are eating disorders, healthy relationships, and grief and loss.
Joanna also holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. She began working in the field of psychology with children and adolescents with autism. She then moved on to work with older adolescents and adults at an inpatient psychiatric hospital in Montgomery County.
In her spare time, Joanna volunteers at a yoga studio once a week as she believes it is important for individuals to develop themselves fully in all areas of their life including mind, body and spirit.
Colleen Finzel is a student in the Pastoral Counseling Master of Science program at Neumann, and she is an adjunct instructor in the English Department at West Chester University. She has earned graduate and undergraduate degrees in English literature. In addition to teaching college writing and literature classes, Colleen taught Language Arts for four years at a high school for students with learning differences. Colleen has led workshops on a variety of topics, such as conflict resolution, journal writing, creativity and spirituality, and the emotional and social aspects of living with ADHD and/or learning differences. Colleen is passionate about working with young adults to explore and celebrate the gifts that are inherent in thinking and learning “differently.”
Colleen’s college and high school students inspired her to pursue a degree in counseling. These students have shared their insights about the complex issues they face in their daily lives, at home, in school, at work, in their communities, and in their spiritual lives. They have also taught Colleen about courage, creativity and resilience. Colleen focuses on personal growth through nurturing the whole self: physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual. Her areas of interest include relationships, grief and loss, and living with/thriving with ADHD and learning differences.