We Believe

Learn How Our Core Beliefs Drive Our Mission.
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Healthy Behavior
We believe that a healthy brain and a healthy mind produce healthy behavior!
Behavior Change
We believe that behavior change starts first by changing the brain and then changing the mind!
Positive Change
We believe positive change is possible, even in the worse-case scenarios!
Worth It
We believe that the effort needed to overcome life’s largest challenges is worth it!
Right to Participate
We believe everyone has a right to participate!
We believe that everyone has an upward call (purpose) in life and a desire to pursue it!
We believe in the God-given dignity of every man, woman, and child!
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Affordable Change
We believe in wise stewardship of all resources.
Office hours
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday: By appointment only


Need to meet outside of office hours? Just ask!


    Event Scheduling

    Schedule your event at our new location at
    860 Main St, St. Petersburg, PA 16054Scheduling

    Church Staff Retreats
    Team Building
    Bridal & Baby Showers
    Book Clubs
    12 Step Recovery Meetings

    A small gymnasium for individual, family, and group workouts.

    A bookstore (lending library) with select titles related to the book clubs being offered at the center.

    A conference center for business meetings and celebration gatherings.

    An 80-person traditional sanctuary for Christian weddings, funerals, and holiday events.

    Emotional Health
    Regulate one’s emotions to experience a full range of human emotions.
    Physical Health
    Able to participate in life’s activities through physical means to the best of one’s ability given age and disposition.
    Mental Health
    Grounded in reality and able to focus, plan, solve problems, and negotiate new challenges.
    Relational (social) health
    Relating to others in an honest, non-violent way with dignity, respect and civility. Emotionally literate and developmentally mature for age.
    Spiritual Health
    Connected to God through belief, acceptance, and complete surrender to Jesus Christ and His finished work of the cross.

    Our News

    Recover in Color was released in February of 2022. It has already had an incredible impact on readers. Today, we are happy to announce the release of the Recover in Color audiobook.
    Listen Now

    Upward Call is pleased to announce the release of Dr. Yancosek’s latest book, Recover in Color. This project began as a 2020 quarantine project. It was born of love and compassion for those struggling with the chaos and confusion of life. May this interactive book equip you to sail through life with skills to navigate the storms and high tides of your journey. Available for purchase on Amazon.

    Dr. Yancosek’s recent publications also include Grace & Mercy: A Devotional Journey. This book is a unique look at the ins and outs and ups and downs of life. Now available for purchase on AmazonBarnes & Noble or Google Play Bookstore.

    MEET Kathleen E. Yancosek

    PhD, OTR/L, CHT

    I am Katie, creator and owner of Upward Call.

    My interests are neuroscience, spirituality, and people. These three topics keep me excited about life!

    Upward Call is my passionate pursuit of helping others effectively achieve lasting recovery from any number of difficulties, such as brain injury, emotional dysregulation following trauma, dementia, sensory processing disorders, complex grief, co-dependency, lack of emotional control, sleep difficulties, etc.

    Upward Call exists to help you find lasting solutions to long-standing behavioral problems. 

    I am fascinated with people’s stories and will work tirelessly to find the root of the problem and to customize a multi-modal solution. Very rarely have I seen a patient who has a single problem with a single cause that responds to a single therapy solution. Humans are just way more complex than that! 

    With over twenty years of clinical rehabilitation and research experience in the United States Army, I want to use every “trick of the trade” I learned along my journey to help you get better. Some therapists want you to feel better; I want you to BE BETTER! 

    There are often many solutions to our problems, and at the root of most, is an unaddressed neurological and/or spiritual issue and/or relational issue.

    I would love to talk with you and see how I can help you today!

    – Katie

    Originally, I am from the small town of Kane, Pennsylvania. Currently, I live in Saint Petersburg, Pennsylvania, with Barry, my husband of 27 years. We have two adult sons.

    • In 1997, was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, and in 2017, I retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.
    • In 1998, I graduated from Gannon University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in occupational therapy. I now work for Gannon as adjunct faculty in their Occupational Therapy Doctorate program.
    • In 2003, I earned a Master’s of Science in occupational therapy from Eastern Kentucky University.
    • In 2010, I earned my PhD in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Kentucky. The focus of my PhD was the remediation of adult neurological disorders. My clinical and research focus is the rehabilitation of complex trauma.
    • From 2005 – 2020, I maintained board certification as a Hand Therapist.

    I have authored (or co-authored) over thirty-nine research articles and three book chapters in pursuit of increased knowledge and understanding of the recovery process following traumatic injuries. I co-wrote the book “Handwriting For Heroes” to instruct clinicians and patients on the process of hand dominance transfer. My greatest joys come from providing direct clinical care, writing, and teaching.

    My military duty assignments include Assistant OT Clinic Chief at Evans Army Community Hospital, Fort Carson, Colorado from 1998-2001; Occupational Therapy Amputee Care Section Chief at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. from 2003-2007; Internship Director for the Army OT Program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center from 2005-2007; Research Scientist and Deputy of the Military Performance Lab at the United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) in Natick, Massachusetts from 2010-2012; Flight Commander for the Concussion Specialty Care Center at Craig Joint Theater Hospital from 2012-2013; Program Director of the US Army Baylor Doctor of Science in OT Program at Fort Sam Houston, Texas from 2013-2015; Director, Center for the Intrepid, Brooke Army Medical Center, from 2015-2017.

    My military and civilian awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Medal, the Amputee Coalition Professional of the Year Award, the Young Alumni Award from EKU, the Mary Lipscolm Hamrick Research Award for the Army Medical Specialist Corps, and the “A” Proficiency Designator Award.

    I am a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit.

    Get the #1 New Release in New Testament Meditations “Grace & Mercy” by authors Kate Yancosek and Chris Dillashaw on AmazonBarnes & Noble or Google Play Bookstore.

    Dr. Yancosek was recently featured by Houston News Today in an interview on Crisis and Rehab. Read More.