Alesia has a BS degree in Elementary Education from Georgetown College and a Master’s Degree in School Counseling as well as licensure in Clinical Mental Health Counseling both through the University of Dayton. In addition to mental health counseling, her background includes experience as a teacher and school counselor in a public school setting.
Her counseling interests include: Christian counseling; trauma and abuse; PTSD; women’s issues including pregnancy, miscarriage or infant loss; grief counseling; family issues; parenting issues; anxiety; depression; and other mental health concerns. She sees herself as a partner in the journey towards healing and believes that healing begins as one is being heard.
Alesia counsels teens, college age and adults in individual couples or family sessions.
Alesia has lived in the Springboro area for over 20 years and is a busy sports mom who enjoys road trips to watch her kids.
Samantha earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Miami University (Oxford) and her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Walden University. By applying a holistic approach with emphasis on person-centered and solution-focused perspectives, she works closely with clients in order to assist them in reaching their goals and their highest potential through self-growth. She believes that a strong client-counselor relationship is crucial to the success of counseling.
Samantha enjoys working with a diverse clientele of adults, teens, and children struggling with issues including, but not limited to: anxiety, grief, LGBTQ+ issues, self-esteem issues, social skills, sexuality issues, and preteen/teen social and life skills. She is open to individual, couple, and family sessions.
When she is not perusing her passion of helping others, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son. She also practices self-care by staying active and skating for the Gem City roller derby team.
“You are not broken, you are breaking through” -Alex Myles
Jacqueline is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor. Jacqueline achieved her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Dayton. Professionally she has worked in a variety of settings; residential treatment programs, outpatient treatment, a University/College setting. Jacqueline began her counseling and social services field journey working with survivors of domestic violence, who were also dealing with mental health and substance use disorders. Her strong interest in breaking the stigma of addiction has led to working primarily with individuals dealing with substance use disorders, college age and beyond. While her career path has been centered on addiction treatment, she also has experience in anxiety and depressive disorders, trauma, women’s issues, relationships, and has a specific passion for the Military and veteran population.
She works with children, adolescents and adults, on an individual level, as well as offering family and/or couples’ therapy.
Outside of being a therapist, Jacqueline enjoys spending quality time with her husband, twin daughters, Goldendoodle, family and friends. She enjoys all things “Seinfeld, coffee, pizza and outdoors related.”
“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, ‘Soften the orange a bit on the right-hand corner.’ I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.” -Carl R. Rogers
Debi received her Master’s Degree from Mid-America Christian University. By utilizing multiple therapeutic models and developing strong client relations, Debi works with clients to assist them in reaching their goals and their highest potential through self-growth.
Debi enjoys working with a diverse clientele with issues including, but not limited to anxiety, grief, depression, PTSD, trauma, LBGTQ+ issues, self-esteem issues, social skills, Bipolar Disorder, Personality Disorders, chemical dependency, schizo-affective disorders, and suicidal thoughts/ideations. She is open to working with clients of all faiths in addition to Christian based counseling. Debi works with school-aged children, teens and adults in individual, couples or family sessions.
Debi has lived in the Dayton area for over twenty years, and enjoys spending time with her husband, two high-school children, and family and friends. She is currently also employed by SouthBrook Christian Church as the SouthBrook Kids Volunteer Director.
Abby earned her bachelor's degree in Art Education at The Ohio State University and her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wright State University. Abby's professional background includes teaching art at a Christian school to students of all ages and working in community mental health where she gained experience with a diverse client population with a variety of needs.
Abby enjoys working with adolescent and adult clients with a variety of mental health needs, anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, ADHD, personality disorders, and other life stressors. She uses a variety of techniques to work collaboratively with clients to meet their goals and improve functioning and quality of life. Abby believes in building strong client-counselor relationships and incorporating all areas of the client's life, social, professional, spiritual, etc., into counseling to promote lasting change.
When not working with clients, Abby enjoys spending time with her husband and sons. She practices self care by pursuing creative endeavors including quilting and interior design
Michelle is a Independently Licensed Clinical Social Worker with Supervisory designation. Michelle attained her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Cincinnati in 2012 with a specialization in mental health. She has worked in various therapeutic settings. Michelle began her career working with SES children and adolescents and has since worked with all populations providing integrated services in clinical and hospital settings. Michelle believes in the power of vulnerability and the beauty of resilience. She begins each day with the Serenity Prayer asking the Lord my Savior to not only provide me with the courage, strength, knowledge, wisdom and patience but to also be with each and every client she encounters to assist in overcoming their hardships. She utilizes a multi-dimensional approach focusing on the individual needs of each person. Therapy is a self-discovering journey, let’s embark on this adventure together.
When Michelle is not working, She loves anything outdoors. She has a zest for adventure traveling the world with my husband and son.
Melanie has earned a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Healthcare Studies from Ohio University, along with a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental health Counseling from Wright State University. Professionally, Melanie has worked in a wide variety of settings and levels of care, including inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and private-practice work. Her strong interests include working with children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, self-harm behaviors, hyperactivity or inattentive behaviors (ADHD), grief, trauma, and mood disorders.
Clients can expect to be treated with an eclectic, person-centered approach, with cognitive behavioral (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) models. This means that Melanie will work with your strengths, skills, and personal attributes to create a treatment plan that works best for you, while also introducing skills that you can engage in to improve your level of functioning and quality of life.
When not working with clients, Melanie enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs. She practices self-care by playing and writing music, creating watercolor art, and exercising.
Madison earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University. She has a background in community mental health treating adults and children with intensive therapy. She enjoys collaborating with clients using an approach to therapy that is person-centered, integrative, and utilizes a wide variety of techniques catered to the client’s needs. She is passionate about supporting clients on their journey to healing from past trauma and achieving their personal goals.
Madison is open to working with individuals, couples, and children seeking help for trauma and abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, PTSD, personality disorders, and more. She is also offering Christian counseling upon client request.
When she isn’t working, Madison enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and their two small children.
Megan graduated from Cedarville University in 2019 with a degree in Christian Education and Youth Ministry and received her masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Liberty University . Megan is a licensed professional counselor (LPC).
Megan enjoys and is open to working with diverse populations as she starts her counseling career.
When she is not here or working on her schooling, Megan loves spending time with her husband and her golden retriever. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family, and doing various creative activities in her free time including crocheting.
Josh received his Master’s degree in clinical mental health counselling from Wright State University. Josh has a special interest both in working with couples suffering from negative relationship patterns as well as with adolescents with various mental health concerns. Josh’s experience includes counseling both adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, anger management, suicidal ideation, grief, trauma, history of abuse, marital issues, and children of divorce.
Believing in the strength and resiliency of every client, Josh takes a person-centered approach to therapy, supplemented when necessary by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Josh is a Christian who is open to incorporating faith issues, whether Christian or non-Christian, into counseling upon client request.
In his free time, Josh attempts to practice the wellness he counsels. He cares for his mental and physical health through quiet reading, social board games, educational podcasts, casual running, and the occasional mountain hiking trip.
Paul earned his bachelor’s degree from Heidelberg University and his masters degree from the University of Dayton in clinical mental health counseling. Paul is a counselor who is focused on the relationship with a client as the key therapeutic agent in change. He believes that each client is an individual and that each session is uniquely theirs. He doesn’t believe in a “cookie cutter” approach to therapy. Paul’s counseling strengths are in working with clients who experience anxiety, depression, trauma, marriage issues and Christian counseling.
Kory Johnson, MS, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and received his Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Wright State University. His previous experience includes private practice at Kline and Associates in Kettering, OH, interning at W.S.U.’s Counseling and Wellness Services, and working as a case manager for a transitional home and the chronically homeless in upstate New York.
Kory works with adults and adolescents and has interest in working with a variety of client populations and specialties. He has past experience and interest in working with depression, anxiety, interpersonal concerns, trauma, personality disorders, and clients with disabilities. Kory takes an integrative approach towards treatment but is interested in working collaboratively with clients to find specific approaches that work for them.
Cydney earned her BS in Psychology: Counseling and Human development through Liberty University. After graduating, she went on to obtain her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Cincinnati and then her Licensure.
She has experience working with and treating a variety of diagnoses and conditions including anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, trauma, grief, Bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, and so on. She has spent the past few years working with children and families at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital as a Behavioral Health Specialist. Cydney loves working with children of all ages, adults, couples, and families to help improve their daily lives.
When away from work, she loves spending time with her husband and children and being involved in her church by helping lead the youth group and serving the community. In her spare time, she enjoys playing board and card games, doing puzzles, watching TV, and taking her children on walks.
Adrianne earned her doctorate in Counselor Education from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville in 2007.
She has experience treating a variety of conditions and diagnoses in diverse practice settings, and approaches counseling as a collaborative strengths-based therapeutic partnership based on empowerment, awareness, and growth.
She provides individual sessions to adults experiencing a variety of emotional and behavioral issues.
Each client has a unique journey. As a licensed psychotherapist Marcy’s core objective is to guide clients toward making positive changes to better deal with life’s challenges. Her approach is to listen, understand and assist in the exploration of options to empower her clients, so they can take action steps at their pace and move forward. Marcy has worked with clients for over twenty years in numerous clinical settings including: school based, community mental health, hospital-based, residential treatment, and private practice. These diverse environments have provided her a solid base of therapeutic knowledge and skills, along with an opportunity to develop a compassionate and a nonjudgmental approach. Marcy philosophy is to partner and collaborate with clients to best utilize their strengths during treatment that will allow them the greatest opportunity to succeed in reaching their goals.
Marcy background in becoming a therapist started with earning a Bachelor’s degree from Miami University and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the College of Notre Dame. Although, she has the skills to work with a broad range of client mental health challenges, her focus is on working with mood, anxiety, trauma, school, social and behavioral issues. In addition, during client sessions, Marcy utilizes multiple modalities of therapy including CBT, DBT, Mindfulness-Based, Family Systems, Interpersonal and Solution Focused Brief Therapy among others, that are best suited to working with an individual client and their presenting problem. She works with clients of all ages but enjoys working with children and adolescents.
Marcy looks forward to working with her clients on their path toward healing, growth and overall improvement in their quality of life
Teresa earned her doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from Liberty University in 2020. She received her master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling from Ohio University in 2004. She served for ten years as a school counselor before transitioning into private practice. Teresa’s background also includes teaching, residential treatment, and social services.
Teresa enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families of all ages and backgrounds. She has experience treating a variety of conditions and diagnoses. Teresa integrates a variety of treatment approaches into her counseling practice with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Adlerian Therapy, Polyvagal Therapy, and Spiritual/Religious Integration approaches.
Teresa utilizes a strength-based, holistic approach to counseling to meet her client’s individual needs. She accomplishes this by working closely with clients to identify their goals and create treatment plans that promote growth through increased awareness and empowerment.
Jennifer is one of the first faces you will see when coming into our office. She is not only friendly and knowledgeable, but her passion to serve and help others does not go unnoticed.
She enjoys spending time with her large family. In her spare time she enjoys reading, gardening and tending to her many animals.
Kelli is our evening receptionist, what she enjoys most about her position is interacting with clients, building relationships with them and making our office a welcoming place for them to visit.
Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband, two adult daughters and three fur babies.
Our office and billing manager, Ryan, attended the University of Dayton and has a bachelor's degree in healthcare administration. He has over 10 years of healthcare billing and management experience. As manager, his goal is to make your experience with the office as easy as possible. Outside of the office, Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, family and friends.
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