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Meet Our Therapists and Coaches

Our therapists are licensed and experienced in treating many mental health issues. We are trained in EMDR, CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Polyvagal Theory, and much more!

 

Some of our specialties include: ​​
 

  • ADHD (including assessments)

  • OCD

  • ANXIETY

  • DEPRESSION

  • PERSONALITY DISORDERS

  • PTSD

  • OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE PERSONALITY DISORDER

  • BIPOLAR

  • CHRONIC PAIN

  • STRESS

  • EATING DISORDERS

  • RELATIONSHIPS

  • SELF-ESTEEM

  • ANGER

  • LIFE COACHING

  • CAREER 

  • REIKI

  • GUIDED MEDITATION

  • WORKING WITH CHILDREN

  • SENIOR CARE

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Clinical Director and   Supervisor,

Therapist

Liz W.

Elizabeth W, LMHC, NCC
Elizabeth received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and her
master’s degree in community counseling from Washington State
University.  She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.  

 

Liz also has a
bachelor’s degree in biology from Central Washington University.  She
has training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and
Reprocessing), Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior
Therapy for depression, anxiety, behaviors and trauma, Acceptance
Commitment Therapy, HeartMath, clinical supervision, and the polyvagal theory.

 

She has worked with all age ranges and has experience in groups,
with individual therapists, and with behavioral health consultants.  Liz puts a focus on
whole-body care and addresses the mind-body experience as she
believes they work together.

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Clinical Supervisor + Therapist

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                   Therapist

Specialist: Children and Family

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Niki T., MSSA, LISW-S Therapist

Hello, my name is Niki and I am a licensed independent social worker with more than 25 years of experience. I work with people of all ages who find themselves struggling with issues, feelings, and
situations that keep them from feeling their best emotional selves. We all experience difficult times or situations in our lives. Helping you work through those situations in a manner that is healing and
productive is my goal in working with you.


Together we will explore the paths that will work best for you to be able to cope with your current challenges and emotional struggles. We will start where you are at during each step and stage of our
time together. I am experienced in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Behavioral Therapy.

 

I utilize evidence-based techniques to help you achieve your goals.
I am skilled in working with those facing the many issues related to infertility, preterm/neonatal loss, and post-partum struggles. I have assisted those living with chronic illness and medical limitations to lead full lives.

 

Additionally, I have worked with people who are experiencing vicarious trauma in the work arena and career burnout.
If you think you would like to talk about how I can work with you to help you overcome your challenges please contact me.

Tyla D.

Tyla D., MSW, LSW- Therapist
I’ve dedicated 13 years of my career to serving children and families who are going through an acute crisis. I have a thriving interest in continuing to help others navigate through those unexpected challenges.

Helping an individual find the tools to assist in their healing has always been a passion of mine.

For the past 12 years I’ve worked with pediatric patients in a healthcare system who have been inflicted with trauma; including sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, and being involved in a traumatic accident causing injury to their bodies. As well as, providing crisis counseling to those faced with the death of their child.
For the past 7 years, I’ve worked with birth mothers and prospective adoptive parents going through the adoption process.

 

Providing support, comfort, and counseling for the stressors that go along with the adoption process. I’ve also devoted 7 years of work to children of divorced parents.
Behavioral and mental health needs are challenges that everyone faces in some aspect of their life. Providing the necessary tools, empowering, and finding strengths along the way to help aid with hope and healing is my goal. My therapeutic approach is trauma-informed care, mindfulness, and client-centered.

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       Therapist and Life Coach

 Personality Disorder Specialist, Certified DBT Therapist, Certified Personality Disorder Treatment Therapist, and Rural Mental Health Community Specialist.

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           Therapist

Specialties: Working with Children.

CBT, Mindfulness, and Psychoanalytic.

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                      Therapist

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, and Relationships.

Latoya, LPCC,  LMHC

Tracy D., LISW, LSWAIC, LCSW

Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (C-DBT), Certified Personality Disorder Treatment Provider (C-PD).

I consider myself a humanistic, person-centered therapist who is passionate and empathetic. I utilize my knowledge in psychology, social work, and biomedical/nutrient therapy to help my clients overcome and manage mental health concerns. This allows them to achieve good health, a sense of well-being, and live life to the fullest.

 

I am also passionate about helping children and adults repair self-esteem deficits.

 

My extensive research on the effects of adverse childhood experiences has been a catalyst in my motivation to help children overcome mental and behavioral health issues, as well as those adult survivors of adverse childhood experiences. 

 

Specialties:

  • ADHD (assessments)

  • Personality Disorders

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • OCD

  • Depersonalization -Derealization

  • Chronic Pain

  • Autoimmune disorders

  • Hyperemesis Gravidarum(Pre, During, and Post Pregnancy)

  • Marital & Couples Counseling/Communication Building

  • PTSD

  • Caregiver burnout

My professional background, and education, in mental health, psychology, and social work, along with using a holistic approach, make my perspective unique and effective.

 

I utilize several different therapeutic approaches to suit my client’s needs, including:

  • Strength-based cognitive-behavioral approach (CBT)

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (Certified)

  •  Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

  • Mindfulness

 Currently offering:

  • One-on-one therapy  

  • Couples Therapy

  • Therapeutic groups such as:

  1. Dance and movement

  2. Photography

  3. Self-esteem building

  4. Resiliency+ coping

  5.  DBT Skills training.

  6. Social Skills

Patricia, LPCC,LMHC

Hello, my name is Patricia and I have been a mental health counselor since 2013. I have had the privilege of working in several different agencies including traditional outpatient and telehealth settings and with a range of individuals and families. My journey started at Baldwin Wallace University where I received a bachelor’s of science in psychology and then my master’s in mental health counseling at Kent State University. 

 

I have provided therapy to college students at a university counseling center, adults and seniors at The Free Clinic in Cleveland (now Circle Health), primarily children at Beechbrook, and most recently I worked at The Centers for Families and Children with clients ranging from age 5 to adults and seniors. 

 

I have worked with clients with problems from situational life stress and changes, to mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, PTSD, Personality disorders, and relationship issues. My therapy approach is eclectic as I pull from narrative therapy, Gestalt, CBT, psychoanalytic, person-centered, and mindfulness. 

I believe that each of us have been created to live life on purpose, with purpose, and with meaning. Wellness means giving attention to ourselves physically, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. During the most difficult times in our lives, we can find deficits in our wellness – in any of the above areas. When we are impaired, our functioning is also impaired. As a counselor, my mission is to work with adults, couples, families, and children during the most difficult times in their lives. I am dedicated to empowering you and your loved ones to find “wholeness.”

My goal is for my clients to live the life they want to live, and I want to empower you to create lasting, positive change within your life. My therapeutic process helps clients understand how to use your own agency to move toward whole-hearted living. Together, we will create strategies for coping and relating to others so you can thrive.

I understand the therapeutic process can seem overwhelming, so I am committed to meeting my clients where they are and building a foundation of genuine trust and respect. Wherever you are in your journey, I want to partner with you to take you to the next level.

 

Specialties

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Relationship Issues

 

Modality

  • Individuals

  • Couples

  • Family

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 Therapist 

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Clinical Supervisor 

Heidi M., MSW, LISW-S, LCDC III

Diane M. MSSA, LSW, Therapist

 

My name is Diane and I’m a Licensed Social Worker with a Master’s Degree from Case Western Reserve. I have 23 years of experience working with populations across the board, from children to adults, families to seniors. I have worked with people of all walks of life and different cultures, as well as a variety of social backgrounds and abilities.

My expertise lies in helping people with anxiety, depression, and chronic life stressors, as well as grief and bereavement. I have a skill set based on client-centered Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and establishing coping strategies for mental, physical and emotional health.

 

Beyond the resume, I am a full-time working wife and mother of two very active and involved kids — and a goofy English Bulldog. I understand the pushes and pulls of being everything to everyone, then realizing we are not making ourselves a priority. I believe in self-care to fill our cups and setting the hustle and bustle aside to give ourselves some grace to be our best selves, even when it feels there is not enough time and energy in the day…or week…or month.

 

My favorite part of therapy is motivational interviewing and rapport building, getting to know someone through their own eyes, rather than how the world, their employer, or even their family may see them. Sometimes speaking to a therapist is the first time a person is able to see or express themselves in an individual way and dedicate some well-deserved time to their own well being. My intention is to make any and every person comfortable in a trusting professional environment where they can put the work in to improve themselves in mind and soul. Providing tools for others to help themselves has been a fulfilling career for me and it feeds my soul. My goal is to help others find and achieve THEIR goals. To walk a path with them that may be daunting but doesn’t have to be navigated alone. I strive to help people find empowerment within themselves and live their fullest life, whatever that may look like for them

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Therapist

▪Licensed Independent Social Worker - Supervisor
▪Licensed through the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
▪Licensed Clinical Dependency Counselor III
▪Licensed through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board
▪Graduate of Capital University with a Bachelor of Social Work degree
▪Graduate of Ohio State University with a Master of Social Work degree
▪Current Adjunct professor at Zane State College, Zanesville, OH for the past 8 years teaching
for the social work department.
▪Current Adjunct professor at Muskingum University, New Concord, OH for the past 5 years
teaching bachelor and master level psychology classes.
▪Current school-based clinical therapist.

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Victoria, Therapist, MSW,LSW,LICDC

 

Greetings! My name is Victoria, and I am a Masters level Licensed Social Worker and Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor. I have a passion to help those that may be struggling with adjusting to a new lifestyle, grief and loss, anxiety, depression and substance use to name a few. I also have experience in the geriatric and medical social work fields, and feel that my vast experience shapes my character as a therapist. I became a social worker to help others become their best selves, and find ways to empower themselves for a better future. A quote that I find remarkable is written by Jane Addams, "Nothing can be worse that the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world."

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Reiki Therapist and Guided Meditation Specialist   (Online and in person)

Click here to read more about Reiki and Hope!

           Therapist and Life Coach

Joyce B., LMHCA, Therapist

 

Ms. Baker holds a bachelor’s degree in Education and is fluent in English and Portuguese. She earned her Master in Counseling Psychology degree at Northwest university. She has worked with people from 4 to 70 years old. She strongly believes that her mission in this world is to help people heal their lives and she does it with excellence.

Ms. Baker has extensive experience working with clients from different backgrounds with a history of trauma, mood disorder such as depression and bipolar, anxiety disorders, and problems with adjusting to work, school, parenting, and life in general.

 

She also utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, compassion-focused therapy, mindfulness, and hypnotherapy. Besides working directly in the mental health field, she has been doing emotional intelligence online and presential training all over the world, and helping people have a better quality of life.

Hope R., Reiki Therapist and Guided Meditation Specialist.

As a Reiki Master/Teacher-Practitioner in both Usui & Practical Reiki and a meditation guide, I learned how to create a safe haven, an oasis in my own inner landscape.

My journey into the world of holistic medicine of Reiki & meditation started after the tragic loss of my partner of twenty-three years. I wanted relief and was desperate to find a way to want to “stay” here. I needed additional tools in my toolbox. I started in a yoga studio learning the relaxation technique referred to as Yoga Nidra, then took classes to learn how to actually meditate because, like most of us, I could not sit still for more than 5 minutes without crawling out of my skin. I had always had an interest in life force energy work and studied all about Reiki.

I then spent the next 6 + years until the present learning many avenues of relaxation and somatic reset techniques to allow me to shut off the world including my own incessant dialogue so my entire body could begin to heal from the inside out. The benefits were life-altering. I went from surviving to thriving and my journey continues in my own daily practice to this very day.

 

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Jennifer D., LMFTA, MHP. SUPT Therapist

Hello and Welcome! My name is Jennifer 

I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology. I went on to earn my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy In California. I continued my education when I moved to Washington and completed studies in addiction.

 

 I feel I am a very caring and knowledgeable mental health professional trained in evaluating individuals for specific diagnoses and risks such as suicide and self-harm. I am able to connect with patients and clients to build trust and fully explore issues. Experienced with both private and group counseling services.  

 

 I have helped individuals explore sensitive topics, triggering events and emotional burdens negatively impacting mental health, wellness, and day-to-day functioning. Administered therapeutic interventions such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy(CBT). Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for Anxiety issues and Post Traumatic Stress and  Narrative Therapy for depression.  I use a combination of therapeutic interventions to provide individual treatment for you.

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Brian M, Therapist

Brian M., LSW, LCDC III, LSWAIC

Brian is a Licensed Social Worker and Chemical Dependency Counselor.  Brian obtained his bachelor’s degree in Substance Abuse Counseling at the University of Cincinnati with a certificate in Substance Abuse Prevention.  Brian earned his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Cincinnati while completing a highly-selective fellowship aimed at providing substance use treatment and prevention interventions to at-risk youth.

 

Brian specializes in working with individuals and families struggling with both substance and behavioral addictions, leaning on education and advocacy to empower clients to pursue recovery in the face of stigma.  Brian is experienced in working with clients who seek therapy for grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, dual diagnosis, smoking cessation, and life transitions. Brian helps individuals work through family and personal challenges compounded by the stress of everyday life. Brian provides therapy for individuals, families, and couples as clients.

 

Brian’s therapeutic approach finds its foundations in empathy and patience, understanding that healing takes time at a pace set by the individual while providing a safe space for clients to feel empowered to explore pathways to change and recovery.  He is skilled in various modalities that assist clients in facilitating self-healing and developing tools to foster successful maintenance outside of the therapy session.

           

Brian is passionate about building therapeutic relationships built on trust and respect while valuing the individual as the expert on their own lives and aspirations. He prides himself on learning something new about the world through the eyes of each client he meets.

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Eryka B., Therapist

Greetings! My name is Eryka, and I am a dedicated and compassionate counselor with extensive experience in the field of mental health. I am committed to helping individuals and couples, and those that support them heal, grow, and thrive in their lives. 

 

I received my bachelor's degree in psychology from California State University, San Bernardino. Building upon my passion for understanding human behavior and relationships, I pursued my master's in counseling and guidance from the same university. I have additional training in working with the LGBTQIA+ community, adolescent mental health, depression, anxiety, and managing difficult behaviors as a parent which has equipped me to address a wide range of challenges that individuals may face. 

   

I am passionate about working with people from age 14 until the last stages of life to reduce the impact of depression, anxiety, and other life stressors in their lives. My approach emphasizes building a trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship to fully explore the issues at hand. I have successfully helped clients navigate traumatic events, transitions in life both expected and unexpected, and emotional burdens that hinder their mental health. I am invested in tailoring treatment plans for each individual I provide counseling for. I often utilize several different approaches including Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Solution Focused Therapy to help guide clients to their desired life. I am dedicated to helping people heal and overcome their life's challenges. I am committed to offering services with excellence, empathy, and understanding, ensuring that my clients feel safe and supported throughout their therapeutic journey. 

Eryka B., LMHCA

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Ray L., Therapist

 

My name is Ray and I know seeking help may be intimidating, but I am focused on creating an accepting, compassionate environment where safety and wellbeing allow for development and healing. I believe everyone has great strength and resiliency and it is my goal to help everyone recognize their potential. I am a Licensed Social Worker, and I earned my Master of Social Work degree from Simmons University with a certificate in trauma practice.

 

I specialize in working with individuals and families experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, and relational difficulties. I can help with anger management, coping skills, building self-esteem, and learning ways to manage and reduce stress. I work with those who have issues around body image, relationships and self-harm or suicide. I provide therapy for individuals and families.

 

My therapeutic approach is grounded in positivity, empathy, and compassion. I know building a space where we can be safe and free from judgement is crucial to the healing journey. I use many modalities in our therapy sessions as I believe no one path leads everywhere. This approach allows the client to choose their path to healing. I am honored whenever a client allows me to be part of their journey, and I know I am only a link in a long chain of helpers and events that help us to become our best selves. I want all my clients to have and use tools outside of the therapy session to live their best life.

You are the expert of your story and have the power to heal, grow. I am here to help find the best path and explore the harder parts of the healing journey in a safe and caring environment. I will be with you each step along the path. I believe a strong therapeutic relationship is based in trust and respect and is crucial to effective healing.

Ray L., LSWAIC, MSW

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