About Psychological Associates of PA PC | York, PA
Psychological Associates of Pennsylvania PC - York, PA

Real solutions for life's toughest issues


Get to know the owners of Psychological Associates of Pennsylvania PC

Psychological Associates of Pennsylvania PC has been serving York County since 1987. When you visit us, you'll get to know a team of caring and experienced clinicians who will listen to your concerns and develop an individualized plan to meet those concerns. You can learn more about practice owners Joan, James, and John by reading the bios below, or click over to the Our Clinicians page to learn about the other members of our team. Give us a call to learn more about our therapy offerings or if you'd like to schedule an appointment.

Licensed Psychologist, Millersville University


Professional Philosophy: "Putting education, knowledge, and experience to work for you." The most important job of a psychologist is to empower people and provide them with skills to achieve their innermost wants, wishes, and desires.


Passions: My past and continuing education - combined with years of clinical experience and devotion to personal self-growth - have afforded me the opportunity to assist countless individuals take charge of their lives and to thrive. I am here to guide you in your creation of a positive path for your life.

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Licensed Psychologist, Millersville University


Professional Philosophy: I see myself as a motivator and educator. I encourage you to embrace the ideas of personal wellness, truth, and self care, and then teach you how to apply these ideas to your life. Therapy is a combination of healing old hurts, moving past them, and learning skills to make changes in your thinking and behavior that will improve your outlook and relationships.


Therapy of choice: I teach cognitive techniques to adults, children and teens to help them conquer anxiety and depression. These skills become a “bag of tricks” they will have at their disposal throughout their lifetimes. I am especially happy when a person who has been suffering tells me how much the techniques have helped him or her. I look at the whole person - diet, activity level, health/physical wellness, relationships, past experiences and future goals - when I evaluate an individual's needs and plan for treatment. I believe it is the combination of a number of therapies and lifestyle changes that makes the most positive impact on my clients’ personal successes and happiness.

Masters from Millersville University


Professional Philosophy: “You have come here to find what you already have.” - Buddhist Aphorism


Life presents challenges for each of us. We may find ourselves struggling with issues and difficulties that hinder us from enjoying a fulfilling life. My goal as a therapist is to promote your emotional well being by guiding you through these challenges, by using your strengths and untapped potential to take the necessary steps toward making healthy life changes.

Joan L. Bitzer, M.S.

James D. Spangler, M.S.

John R. Stevens, M.S.