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Abbey Samide, MA, PCC-S - Abbey earned her Bachelors degree at Ohio University and Masters Degree in Community Counseling from John Carroll University. She is currently independently licensed in the State of Ohio as a Professional Clinical Counselor with the supervision accreditation. She has been practicing for over 18 years with severely emotionally and behaviorally disturbed for more.



Sarah Della Vella, MSSA, LISW - Sarah received her Master’s in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University and is an Independently licensed Social Worker in the state of Ohio. She is a founding partner of Fit Mind Cleveland, LLC, which opened its doors in 2010. Sarah began her career with a focus in child and adolescent issues, then transitioned into treating adults as they navigate concerns of adulthood. She specializes in the treatment of trauma and/or any resulting anxiety,.... click for more.



Jamie Walker-Syph, LISW - Jamie is an independently licensed social worker. She earned her bachelor’s degree in education from The University of Findlay and her master’s degree in social work from Case Western Reserve University. She has 10 years of clinical experience working in individual therapy and intensive residential treatment facilities. Additionally, she has experience working with LGBTQ individuals, specifically transgender.... click for more.




Beth Tibbetts Williams, M.Ed, PCC-S - Beth earned her Master's degree in Community Agency Counseling from Cleveland State University. She is independently licensed as a Professional Clinical Counselor with supervision accreditation. Beth has over 15 years of experience providing diagnostic assessment and counseling for adults, adolescents, and children. Beth enjoys working with individuals, couples, families, and for more.




Brian Dewrye, PCC-S - Brian earned his bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology from Bowling Green State University, after which he obtained his first exposure to the human services field as a Child Care Worker in an inpatient setting, followed by providing case management services for the elderly population. Brian then earned his Master's Degree in Agency and Community Counseling from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Brian is licensed by the State of for more.



Laura Vajdich, PCC, ATR, - Laura graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Art Therapy Counseling from Ursuline College, Ohio. Laura is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Ohio and a Registered Art Therapist, in addition to being a Certified Trauma Specialist with The National Institute of Trauma and Loss in Children. Laura began working in Education before making a transition to the counseling field due to her interest in the for more.



Marissa Pelsozy- MSW, LISW - Marissa earned her Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s degree in Social Work at Cleveland State University. She is currently licensed as an Independent Social Worker in the State of Ohio. Marissa has been practicing for ten years working with children, adolescents, adults and families. She has experience with the county and the Domestic Violence Shelters working with women and families who were victims of abuse and neglect. She has done therapeutic programming in schools developing groups for high school students for more.



Alexandra (Sasha) Goodman, LIMFT -Sasha received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Nevada, Reno. She is licensed in the State of Ohio as an Independent Marriage and Family Therapist. Sasha has 12 years of experience treating diverse populations, primarily children/adolescents, families.... click for more.


Samantha Hovanic - Samantha received her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Baldwin Wallace College and later received a Master's in Social Science Administration from Case Western Reserve University, focusing on children, youth and families. She is currently a Licensed IndependentSocial Worker with a Supervisory designation and has been working with children and families for over 15 for more.


Janet Asche, LISW-S - Janet Asche is a Licensed Independent Social Worker Supervisor. She received her Masters from The Ohio State University and attended Cleveland State University for her Bachelors. Janet has been providing therapy to individuals, families and groups over the past 28 years in community mental health, as well as private practice. She works with a variety of conditions, including anxiety, depression, work and life stress issues, trauma recovery, grief/loss, life adjustment issues, and crisis intervention. Janet has worked in clinical and administrative positions in both inpatient and for more.


Oscar Vajdich Meade, CTD (Certified Therapy Dog), Therapy Dog International - Oscar had a rough start in life: he was found homeless in the city, very underweight, injured, and needing medical treatment. Luckily, he was brought by police officers to a shelter where he was given food, medical care, and a warm bed. Unfortunately, he was heartworm positive, but some nice ladies who rescue Labrador Retrievers (Lake Erie Labrador Retriever Rescue) came and brought him to their smaller shelter so that he could rest in a quieter place and get for more.