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NATIVE

Meet the Team

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Nicole O'Barto Trainer

FOUNDER, PH.D, MS, LPC

Nicole received her doctorate in counseling psychology from West Virginia University. She was clinically trained in the Department of Psychiatry at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. She also has specialized training in the integration of mind body therapies in the treatment of chronic gastrointestinal disorders and somatic disorders from the Allegheny Center for Digestive Health. Dr. Trainer has been studying integrative mental health since 2009 and has advanced training in mindfulness-based interventions, HeartMath biofeedback, and functional approaches to depression and anxiety, including nutrition, micronutrient therapy, and amino acid therapy. 

Dr. Trainer has been working in private practice since 2011. She founded Native with the intention to shift the conversation in mental health care away from deficits and subjective lists of symptoms treated largely with pharmaceuticals to one focused on innate health and the integration of evidence-based complementary and alternative therapies. Further, Dr. Trainer believes that a more dynamic and holistic approach to mental health treatment would better prepare an individual for the lifelong process of understanding their emotional self and taking care of their mental health.

Dr. Trainer is also passionate about raising mental health awareness and reducing the stigma surrounding seeking help for mental health problems. She encourages a conceptualization of mental health that is more fluid and allows for occasional disruptions in emotional wellbeing to be embraced as a natural part of the human experience and not pathologized.

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Courtney Kubovick

LSW

Courtney joined Native in January 2023. Courtney is a licensed social worker and behavioral health therapist specializing in trauma-informed care. As a practitioner, Courtney uses embodiment techniques and integrative approaches to treatment. Courtney has been serving vulnerable populations for over a decade and understands the cycles of trauma. She spent the first 5 years of her career serving children and adults with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities. After completing her MSW program, she began working as a social worker on a medical unit at a local community hospital where she witnessed first-hand the strong connection between the mind and the body. After serving on an adult inpatient psychiatric unit, Courtney transitioned into full-time private practice in an effort to better support her community during a time of heightened mental health needs.

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Kayla Siefert

MA, LMFT

Kayla is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in both Pennsylvania and West Virginia and has been with Native since 2021. She received her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Syracuse University. She utilizes an integrative theoretical, evidence-based practice; including working to meet the client where they are at. She treats the therapeutic relationship as a crucible where safety, support and value are cultivated to produce change. Kayla utilizes humor in her approach and consistently works to maintain awareness of self in the room. Kayla’s primary therapeutic work focuses on couples treatment through The Sound Relationship House and additive interventions used by John Gottman, Ph.D. Kayla also specializes in family dynamic and relational work from Structural, Emotionally Focused and Bowenian perspectives. She has worked extensively with the LGBTQIA+ community, primarily the transgender population through gender therapy and making necessary medical and surgical referrals. Kayla encourages all individuals to believe in their inherent worth and ability to belong and connect to one another and the world around them.

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Melissa Hollobaugh

MS, LPC

Melissa received her Master’s Degree in Infant Mental Health Counseling from Chatham University and joined Native in March 2023.. She is a licensed professional counselor. She primarily works with children and adolescents. Melissa uses child-led therapy practices to build rapport and trust in sessions. Melissa has experience with engaging clients in play therapy and attachment based therapy. She has worked with children experiencing issues with depression, anxiety, ADHD, anger, and other behavioral/emotions concerns. She enjoys working with children and families to improve the overall wellbeing of the child.

Sina King-Smith

MS, NCC, RDN, LD

Sina King-Smith holds a master’s in Nutritional and Food Science, as well as a master’s in clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from West Virginia University. Sina is a registered dietitian, nationally certified counselor, yoga instructor, and certified intuitive eating counselor. Sina specializes in eating disorders, disordered eating, body image and addiction specific concerns. Sina is also an adjunct instructor at WVU in the Davis College, as well as an adjunct instructor at Fairmont State University. Sina strives to support clients in creating a life free of dieting, body dissatisfaction, and intrusive (noisy) thoughts while striving for safety and embodiment. She is also passionate about supporting clients experiencing addiction and preoccupation with substances, behaviors, and foods while utilizing approaches founded in NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM), Health At Every Size (HAES), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Sina enjoys addressing myths within the nutrition and wellness spaces, along with anti-fat bias and weight discrimination with her years of experience and specialization as a nutrition expert. 

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Shelby DelSordo

FRONT OFFICE COORDINATOR

Shelby brings her experience in customer service and quality assurance to Native in her role as our front office coordinator. Shelby will help guide you through the initial scheduling and intake process and she is here to answer any questions you may have about making an appointment with a therapist at Native.