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 children...click for more.
Sarah Della Vella, MSSA, LISW - Sarah earned her bachelors degree at Baldwin-Wallace College in Sociology and Masters degree in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University. She is licensed in the state of Ohio as a Licensed Independent Social Worker with the supervisory accreditation and she has experience working with children as young as 5 years old throughout adulthood. She has been an inpatient and outpatient therapist and director of a child and adolescent... click for more.
Philip Stryczny, MA, PC - Phil Stryczny is a native Cleveland West-sider who finished his career as a suburban firefighter/paramedic in 2011. His interest in the counseling profession was piqued through professional encounters in emergency response as well as through involvement with a variety of Christian churches. Sensing an inward call to respond to more intrinsic human needs, Phil devoted his last decade of service...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 groups...click 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 Ohio...click for more.
Laura Vajdich, PCC, ATR, CTS - 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 therapeutic...click 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 ....click for more.
Cristina Gianfagna MSSA, LISW - Cristina earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Cleveland State University and her Master’s Degree in Social Work at Case Western Reserve University. She is licensed in the State of Ohio as an Independent Social Worker. Cristina has experience working with children, adults and families since 2008 providing diagnostic assessments, in-home family counseling, group counseling and individual counseling. She has worked in community mental health....click for more.
Todd Esterburg, MSW, LISW-S - Todd earned his Bachelor’s degree in Finance at John Carroll University and his Master’s degree in Social Work from Cleveland State University. He is licensed in the State of Ohio as a Licensed Independent Social Worker with the supervision designation. He has been working directly with families, adults and children for 14 years and has been a Licensed Social Worker for almost a decade. ....click for more.
Jacquelyn Bell, M. Ed., LPCC - Jacki earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Bowling Green State University and her Masters in Community Counseling at Kent State. She is currently licensed as a Professional Clinical Counselor in the State of Ohio. Jacki has been practicing for five years working with children, adolescents, and adults. She has extensive experience with clients experiencing depression and anxiety....click 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 treatment....click for more.