Elana Hunter, Clinical Director, MEd, LPCC-S

As a therapist, I feel honored to support children, adolescents, and adults as they discover their personal strengths and develop resiliency. I provide individual and couples counseling to treat anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. I help individuals accept themselves and build strong relationships. I use humor, art, writing, and mindful meditation to help clients gain insight and achieve their personal goals. My graduate degree is in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and I have advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and EMDR. I believe in an approach that combines intellectual understanding with hands on learning to empower you to create positive changes in your life. If you are interested, we can incorporate role plays to help you gain self-awareness and overcome social anxiety. Exercises are paired with relaxation, and conducted in a supportive environment.

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Stefan Dabkowski LPCC

The process of therapy is all about change and fulfilling one’s ultimate potential and purpose. My role as a counselor is to assist in the process of self-change and personal growth. I attended the University of Albany where I obtained my Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. I have worked in outpatient and managed care settings and have addressed mental health and substance use disorders. In my practice I utilize a wide-range of evidence based approaches such as DBT, CBT, and REBT. I am trained in Motivational Interviewing to further assist my patients with the process of change and ambivalence that may come with therapeutic process. I also utilize a philosophical approach with my application of existential theory within the counseling setting to assist my patients with development of further understanding of their sense of being and meaning in the world. I have an interest in working with all different presenting problems relating to mood disorders, PTSD and recovery from Substance use. I strive to create a warm and welcoming environment to assist in the development of trust with my patients to foster the process of change and recovery. 


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Lindi Herman, MEd, LPC

I believe people should seek counseling to learn, grow, and gain new perspective on their lives. I attended Kent State University and earned my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I worked at Bellefaire JCB in the after-school program with kids ages 5-13 with behavioral issues and various mental health disorders, and as a School-Based therapist with elementary students in grades K-5. I enjoy working with children and adults, and I specialize in parenting issues, and the treatment of anxiety and depression. Having two teenage sons of my own who struggle with anxiety, depression, and OCD, I have a greater understanding of what life can feel like when a person is suffering. It can be difficult and affect everyone around them. I have a warm, inviting, friendly approach which makes people feel comfortable. The relationship with your therapist should be positive and rewarding. 

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Natalie Jernigan LPCC-S, ATR

Natalie is a supervising licensed professional clinical counselor and registered art therapist who completed her graduate work at Ursuline College. She double majored in psychology and fine arts at Auburn University. Natalie has been passionate about empowering women and children since she began her career. She has a broad range of clinical experience working with children in the preschool age up through adulthood. Natalie enjoys working with people who are seeking help in managing depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, trauma, and personality disorders. She values holistic approaches to treat the whole person. She completed intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy through Behavior Tech and is passionate about providing DBT treatment. Additional intensive training includes Cognitive Behavior Therapy for psychosis with NEOMed. Other evidence based and best practice models include Solution Focused Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Conscious Discipline. Natalie strives to live mindfully and assist others in developing a life worth living.

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Logan Johnson, MA, LPC

Therapy, I believe, has the power to transform those parts of us that have held us back from enjoying an authentic life. I practice counseling primarily from a psychodynamic perspective, which pays special attention to our upbringing and how early relationships formed who we are today. I provide counseling to individuals around issues of depression, anxiety, adjustment to stress, and existential concerns that intersect with religion and spirituality. I am an LGBTQ affirming counselor. I have a background in interfaith chaplaincy and have worked in healthcare organizations for over seven years in inpatient and outpatient settings providing grief and crisis counseling. I have additionally studied Motivational Interviewing and have post-graduate training in chemical dependency counseling. I graduated from John Carroll University with a degree in Mental Health Counseling and have additional degrees in Divinity and History. I am passionate about working with clients to help them overcome their struggles and live a life of integrity and wholeness.

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Meagan Kittrick, MA, LPCC-S, NCC

I appreciate the courage it takes to seek assistance and I'm here to listen with compassion, explore fears and concerns, brainstorm ideas and collaboratively set goals. My role as your counselor is to help identify small steps to implement immediately, provide techniques and resources, and facilitate redirection when needed. I have specialized training in enhancing a connection between partners/spouses through various life transitions, communication barriers and affairs through the Gottman Institute (Level 2 Certified). Additionally, I am a Certified Career Counselor through the National Career Development Association. You've already taken a positive step in reviewing therapist profiles to assist you with your goals. I would welcome the opportunity to work with you!

Patricia O'Donnell, MEd, LPCC-S, LICDC

As a counselor, I believe my role is to help others tap into their own innate and powerful ability to heal.  I focus on building strengths in order to empower my clients to make lasting changes and work towards personal goals.  I am person centered and have been described by others as calm and non-judgmental.  I support my clients in cultivating awareness around the connection between their bodies and minds in order to deepen their understanding of how they relate to themselves and others.  I believe that deepening our connection with our bodies can strengthen our ability to cope with many of the stresses of living and support leading a fuller and more meaningful life.  I am passionate about learning and am currently taking part in a 3-year training program called Somatic Experiencing, which teaches a body-oriented approach to support our nervous systems to become “unstuck” in order to resolve and renegotiate traumatic experiences.  Somatic Experiencing promotes healing for a wide range of traumatic experiences and increases one’s self-capacity to manage stresses connected to everyday life. 

Carly Salpietro, MA, LPC, ATR

As a counselor and art therapist, I believe in the power of therapy and the process of art-making to restore, reconcile, and foster a greater understanding of ourselves. Whether you are pursuing personal growth, or processing a life transition, I offer a safe environment to promote well-being and to guide you on the path in life that you are seeking. I received my master's degree in counseling and art therapy from Ursuline College. I offer individual, group, and family counseling to address areas of grief, anxiety, communication, and adjustment to life’s adversities. In addition to talk therapy, I also offer art therapy for people of all ages. For children and teens who may not be able to articulate their emotions into words, art therapy is a non-threatening and effective way to process thoughts and emotions. I provide a compassionate, calming environment where we can work together to meet your personal and goals.

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Sean Stutt, MEd, LPCC

I believe that successful and meaningful counseling begins and ends with the amount of trust a client has in their therapist, and the significance a therapist places on the client being involved in the collaborative process of setting goals for treatment. Since earning my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Cleveland State University, I have worked for a mental health agency as a therapist and administrative supervisor.  I have received intensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and have experience utilizing components of existential and other humanistic therapies. Disorders and symptoms I have the most experience treating include but are not limited to depression, mania, anxiety, anger, trauma, and psychosis.  Some of my best work has been with adolescents and adults, making barriers to personal growth and adaptive functioning objects of awareness and using a range of techniques that will best suit my client’s needs and desired outcomes.

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Barbara Kappus Ward, MSW, LISW, E-RYT

Creating balance in mind, body and spirit is my personal and professional mission.  For the last 14 years, I have provided yoga, movement therapy, life coaching, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness based therapy, integrative therapy, and meditative modalities for my clients. Clients include children, teens, adults and seniors. My concentration is on releasing stress of mind and body which may create pain, depression and/or anxiety.  I feel that symptoms stemming from a physical, mental or emotional deficit can come from an imbalance in life and can be treated by applying techniques to bring balance back in one’s life. I have received my Master's in Social Work at Adelphi University and have been an LISW for 24 years. My interest in movement therapy developed after I became certified as an Integral Yoga Teacher (Therapist) at T.R.Y. (Therapy, Reiki, Yoga) For Life School based out of Ursuline College in 2004. As a wife, mother of two beautiful daughters, and having a professional career, I understand the importance of having a balanced life.

 

 

 

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