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, MS, 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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Deborah Hine, MSSA, LSW

There often comes a time when one must reach outside their immediate network of support and identify a helping professional who is skilled in supporting individuals, and helping them to move toward healing. I aim to support children, adolescents, and adults in regaining their equilibrium by applying psychotherapy via evidenced based interventions. Through treatment my clients gain greater self-acceptance, empathy for themselves and others, and unearth inner strength to tackle life's difficulties successfully. I hold a Master of Science in Social Administration from the Mandel School at Case Western. The evidenced based practices that I am most skilled in applying are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and components of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I also utilize sand tray therapy as well as artful interventions.

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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) Prost, 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. 

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Zina Petrov, MS, LPC, MFT

As a therapist, I help my clients envision a fresh perspective and develop coping strategies to create positive changes in their lives. I am dual licensed as both a Professional Counselor and as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I integrate individual approaches to therapy with systemic views to help my clients overcome personal challenges and create harmonious relationships with those around them. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families. I have experience successfully treating depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, and trauma. The treatment modalities that inform my clinical work include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness-Based therapy. In my work with couples and families I draw from Structural Family Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy. My approach to building a therapeutic relationship is collaborative, warm, and strength-based. I take into account multicultural perspectives that view individuals as embedded in their environment.

Carly Salpietro, MA, LPCC, 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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Belinda Williams, MSSA-LCSW

Navigating through this life can become difficult and because we are human, we are vulnerable and face challenges. As a licensed therapist, I have successfully aided clients in managing difficulties utilizing evidenced-based practices, implementing a holistic approach, while analyzing the big picture. My experience working in various levels of care and with different populations has afforded me a wealth of training in areas such as depression, anxiety, severe mental illness, trauma, substance abuse, social adaptability, dual diagnosis, gambling, and a variety of other life altering deficiencies. I care a great deal about my clients, and this is where my work ethic means the most. People care about how deeply you care, and conveying this means the world to me and my clients. By utilizing my knowledge and resources within the industry, I have assisted my clients in realizing their full-potential, identifying their strengths and resilience, and learning problem-solving strategies, which generally lead to positive outcomes.

 

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