Trae Yeckley, Ph.D., LMFT

Multicultural Counselor
Pronouns: They, Them, Theirs

Trae has been at Allegheny since the spring of 2017. Originally from California, Trae obtained a BA in Film and Media Studies from the University of California, Irvine, and went on to receive a Master of Education in Couple and Family Therapy from the University of Oregon. After several years working in community mental health, they moved to Iowa to pursue a Ph.D. In 2016, Trae graduated with a Ph.D. in Couples and Family Therapy from the University of Iowa. They have nearly a decade of experience working in a variety of counseling settings but discovered a passion for working with college students while spending time at the Cornell College Counseling Center in Mt. Vernon, Iowa.

When not in the office, Trae can generally be found outside enjoying playing sports, watching birds, or going on nature walks with the family. When forced inside due to weather, Dr. Yeckley spends time following San Diego sports teams, baking, or playing Legos.

Charity E. Patterson, MA, CCTP

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Born and raised in the Crawford County, Pennsylvania area, Charity obtained a BS in Psychology with a Mental Health and Research Focus from the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She went on to receive a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Edinboro University’s, School of Graduate Studies and Research. She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional who has worked in both college and community settings allowing her to pursue her true passion of helping individuals recognize their strengths and bolstering them emotionally.

Charity is an outdoor enthusiast. She and her family engage in a variety of outdoor activities, including mud runs, hiking, kayaking, and primitive camping. During the winter months, she creates sled riding tracks for her family to enjoy or curls up with a good book. She loves to cook, relax by a campfire, and spend time with those that matter most.

Danielle Pecar, MS

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Originally from Titusville, PA, Danielle went to Bowling Green State University in Ohio where she obtained her B.A. in Psychology. She continued to pursue her passion for helping others and went to Chatham University to receive her M.S. in Counseling Psychology. During and after graduation, Danielle experienced time as a career counselor at the University of Pittsburgh and then spent time in the community mental health setting providing counseling to families and individuals in need. Her passion for helping others to realize their potential and reach their goals propelled her back into higher education and onto Allegheny College’s campus.

When not at the office, Danielle teaches group fitness classes and helps individuals with their physical health and nutrition. She enjoys hiking in the mountains and spending time with her husband. Danielle is also an avid tea enthusiast, artist, and dog mom.



Jane Hill

Office Coordinator
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Jane has worked at Allegheny for 18+ years. She was born and raised in Meadville and has lived in this area all her life. Before coming to Allegheny, Jane and her husband worked for a new hotel chain called Homestead Village Extended Stay for about a year, spending about 3 weeks on each property installing furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E) all over the United States. In the summer, she and her husband ride their ATV as often as they can; sometimes riding all day with friends.