Anchored in Hope Counseling Services, LLC
was established in 2018 with a commitment and mission to offer the highest quality mental health counseling services to assist clients in developing skills to live their best life. Our counselors use effective evidence-based clinical treatments along with a caring, compassionate and non-judgmental therapeutic alliance to address our clients' needs and concerns.


Julie Wojtaszek Smith is the owner and operator of Anchored in Hope Counseling Services. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been providing quality mental health services for over ten years. She has experience working in a variety of settings including inpatient hospitalization and outpatient communicty agency. In 2018, she entered private practice to fulfill a vision of clinical practice that focused on clients first. Julie received her Bachelor Degree in Human Developmental and Family Studies from Penn State University and her Master Degree in Community Counseling from Indiana Univeristy of Pennsylvania. Julie is a certified clinical trauma professional and is trained in mindfulness based and dialectical behavioral therapy as well as other evidence based treatments.

In her spare time, Julie enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering at her church, singing and playing the piano, reading, shopping, entertaining her busy young sons, and relaxing at home with her husband.

Jennifer Crytser has joined the Anchored in Hope family on a part-time basis to offer her love and expertise of helping others in the clinical realm. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been providing mental health treatment and social work services in various settings for over twenty years.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Elmira College and her Master of Social Work degree from Temple University.  Jen is a certified clinical trauma professional and has been trained in various evidence-based treatments including mindfulness, dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and sand tray therapy.

In her free time, Jen enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and pets, traveling, kayaking, shopping, and crafts.

LeeAnn Holt initially joined the practice as a master's level intern and is now a Licensed Social Worker providing clinical services to clients ages 14 and above. She graduated from Edinboro Univeristy with a Master's in Social Work degree. LeeAnn has much experience working in the mental health field, particularly in the crisis intervention area. She has been trained in various types of treatments including mindfulness, cognitive behavior therapy, and trauma informed care.

LeeAnn enjoys spending time with family and friends when she is not working. She also enjoys exercising, reading, and traveling.