Heather Sites, MSEd, LPCC – Heather received her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Dayton. She takes a holistic approach and enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults with varying life issues. She has experience working with ADHD, anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, as well as many others. She is also trained in EMDR. Heather is a warm, personable individual who has a passion for helping individuals reclaim all parts of themselves. She utilizes techniques that are tailored to each client and uses a strength-based and person-centered approach to help clients attain personal growth.
Located at 5548 Hilliard Rome Office Park, Hilliard, OH 43026.

Please note: Heather is currently only accepting new clients for ADHD assessments.

Education: University of Dayton: MSed, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Licensure: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Ohio


Cora Mayfield, MS, LPCC-S – Counseling should be an individualized process unique as each person and their life experiences. I’ll work with you in a partnership in which we journey through your life challenges and build on your strengths. I look forward to working with clients of many different races, ages, genders, and cultures. I specialize in Trauma and the treatment of PTSD and have been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), the number one treatment of trauma. I also have experience in working with clients suffering from anxiety and depression as well as many other issues. I have a laid-back approach and enjoy getting to know my clients as individuals. I like to hear my client’s story and find creative ways to engage each person. I look forward to meeting you and creating the therapeutic relationship you have been looking for.
Located at 5528 Hilliard Rome Office Park,  Hilliard, OH 43026.

Please note: Cora is currently not accepting new clients.

Education: Waldon University: MS, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Licensure: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (Supervisory Designation), State of Ohio


 

Beth Bell, MA, LPCC-S– I am looking forward to meeting with you, whether you are a child of eight, struggling with bullying, a 40-year old, professional woman, struggling with a lifetime of depression and self-doubt, or a couple on the edge, uncertain if your relationship can survive. I am available to work with children, adolescents and adults (any gender) from 8 to eighty plus. I would like to help you or your child explore new strategies for healthy living if you are struggling with behavior and impulse issues, depression, anxiety, self-harming, suicidal thoughts, relationship and infidelity issues, abuse and trauma, and life change concerns. I have many years of experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other counseling strategies, to help you discover where your thoughts and actions can change to help you heal emotionally, mentally and relationally. I also have extensive training in play therapy, utilizing the power of play to bring about positive life choices for children of all ages. I am looking forward to meeting with you, discovering your greatest strengths and pursuing your dreams for a positive, healthy life. There is healing for what you are going through. You don’t have to be alone in what can seem like a frightening, overwhelming, impossible journey. Let’s walk this road together to find your answers for peace and hope.
Located at 5572 Hilliard Rome Office Park,  Hilliard, OH 43026.

Please Note: Beth is currently not accepting new clients.

Education: Ashland Theological Seminary- Master’s Degree in Clinical Pastoral Counseling

Licensure: LPCC-S- State of Ohio

Certifications: Parenting with Love and Limits, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor


Megan Cook, MA, LPCC

Megan Coblentz, MA, LPCC- Life can be hard, but you don’t have to face it alone. I want to come alongside you or your child as you face difficult circumstances. I strive to create an environment where everyone feels heard and accepted. I have worked with clients of all ages, and I am most experienced working with children ages 4-18. My hope for each client is the same regardless of age. I want them to find healing, peace, and hope throughout their time in therapy. We will work together to create goals and help you reach them. This looks different for each individual as I tailor my approach to your needs. I often use play, sand tray, and other expressive forms of therapy to help clients work through issues that are difficult to put into words. I also use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help clients make changes. I would be honored to walk alongside you on your journey and provide the support and encouragement that you need.
Located at 5572 Hilliard Rome Office Park, Hilliard, OH 43026.

Education: Grace College- Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Licensure: LPCC- State of Ohio


Bethany McElheny, MS, LPC- I understand the strength that it takes to reach out for support. Life and relationships can be painfully complicated and messy. I am here to work through your concerns along with you and to provide support while you navigate challenges and life transitions. My approach is gentle, relational, collaborative, and strength based. I enjoy using creativity and awareness of the mind-body connection in my work. I honor each person’s innate value, inherent worth, unique cultural identity, family dynamics, and individual perspectives. All are welcome and safe in my practice. My clinical interests include perinatal mental health, caregiving stress, parenting concerns, couples counseling, trauma, grief, self-esteem and adjustment issues for children, adolescents, and adults.
Located at 5580 Hilliard Rome Office Park, Hilliard, OH 43026.

Education: Miami University: Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology; Wright State University: MS, Clinical Mental Health Counseling       

Licensure: Licensed Professional Counselor, Ohio

Bethany works under the supervision of Cora Mayfield, LPCC-S.                                                                                                         


Veronica Dotson, MS, IMFT, MEd- Everyone experiences stress in a differentVeronica Dotson way. I believe most people want a better understanding of what they are feeling or experiencing at any given time. There are many frustrations that we face on a day-to-day basis and helping you through that is what I want to do. I specialize in working with children ages 3-10 but also work with adults and couples. I would like the opportunity to help you or your child explore new ways of thinking if you are struggling with behavior and impulse issues, depression, anxiety, relationship concerns or life changes that are causing extra stress. I use a collaborative approach when working with my clients and want them to be an integral part of the therapeutic process. It can be difficult to think about sharing life events and stressors with a stranger, especially for young children. Providing a safe space to process whatever you might be struggling with is an important part of my practice. Life can at times become overwhelming. Whether that is due to relationship issues, parenting concerns or just trying to work through whatever might be causing you distress. You do not have to do it alone; I would be glad to help you through your journey to better understanding and healing.
Located at 5580 Hilliard Rome Office Park, Hilliard, OH 43026.

Education: Capella University- Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Phoenix- Master’s Degree in Education Leadership

Licensure: IMFT- State of Ohio


Kennidy Souza, LPC (she/her)– Life’s challenges can lead us feeling confused, hurt, angry, or even dejected. Whatever unique experiences led you to seek therapy, know that you don’t have to struggle alone. My hope is to provide a safe and respectful environment that helps you feel supported and empowered as we navigate the complexity of life’s issues. I offer a calm, empathetic, and soft-spoken approach, so that you can feel heard, accepted, and valued. I work with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of mental health concerns, including issues of self-worth, depression, anxiety, interpersonal issues, grief, and trauma.

I often employ principles from the perspectives of cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, and other theoretical orientations. I believe in the importance of artistic self-expression as an important aspect of one’s growth and healing, as well. Together, we will develop a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs to enact positive life changes.  I am completing my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Marshall University. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and their families in community, in-home, and school-based settings. I am trained in applied behavior analysis (ABA) and have experience working with children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. I look forward to meeting you.
Located at 5580 Hilliard Rome Office Park, Hilliard, OH 43026.

Education: MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling – Marshall University; Fairmont State University: Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology

Licensure: Licensed Professional Counselor, Ohio

Kennidy works under the supervision of Cora Mayfield, LPCC-S.


Virna Byington, MA, LPC– Regardless of how you are feeling right now, or where you are in life, I’m here to listen, provide support, and teach you skills to help manage life’s challenges. I am outgoing and really easy to talk to. I have been married for 29 years and have two teenage boys. I am a retired veteran and fluent in Spanish. I have years of experience in community mental health as a Life Coach, working with children, adolescents, teens, and adults, in home-based and school settings. I realize that Counseling is not a “one size fits all,” and I take into account an individual’s childhood and personal experiences, cultural factors, personality, and spiritual beliefs. I use an Eclectic Theoretical Approach to Counseling that incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Psychoanalytic Therapy, Multicultural Counseling Therapy, Play Therapy, Solution-Focused and Client-Centered Therapy techniques. I also provide Christian Counseling upon request. I have clinical experience working with children, adolescents, teens, and adults in the areas of: anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, ADHD, at risk, cultural diversity, life transitions, self-esteem, infant and child loss, marriage/divorce, military veterans, Christian/spiritual counseling.

Virna currently provides services only via TeleHealth

Education: Ohio State University- Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Ashland Theological Seminary- Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Licensure: LPC- State of Ohio

Virna works under the supervision of Beth Bell, LPCC-S.


Jonathan McCormick, LPC-  From young kids to aging adults, we will partner together to find the best course of treatment. Together we will build trust and write a personalized treatment plan that follows your own timeline. I believe in a “wholistic” approach (whole person – environmental, psychological, vocational, physiological, social, emotional, and spiritual) using innovative ways to promote personal wellness. I appreciate the diversity and individuality of all people, recognizing the rights of all human beings to be treated with respect and dignity.

Counselors look at human development focusing on prevention, wellness, and empowerment to promote client mental health, education, and career goals. I help clients through their crisis and implement strategies to increase their wellness, resilience, and prevent crisis events in the future.
Located at 5548 Hilliard Rome Office Park on Sundays and 5580 Hilliard Rome Office Park on Tuesdays.

Licensure: Licensed Professional Counselor, Ohio

Education: MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University

Jon works under the supervision of Cora Mayfield, LPCC-S.


 

Hanna Sherwood, MSEd, LPC (they/them) – What I have found is that working with holistic and evidence-based practices that also connect the mind and body lead to a broader road to healing and a better foundation for moving forward with one’s best self. No one person is the same and my approach to meeting each person I see will be as unique as you are. My approach is to meet people as they are, no matter what life experiences have brought them to where and who they are now. I provide a safe space for people to be their true selves and invite them to share their story to better get to know them. I have worked in both outpatient and crisis settings. I work with adults and adolescents with diverse backgrounds, cultures, races, through a variety of mental health concerns. I also have specific experience working with the LGBTQ+ community. I have seen people with, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, personality disorders, and I have a background in working with people who have experienced trauma. I use DBT, narrative therapy, strength-based solution-focused therapy, CBT, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing as some of my treatment approaches, but I do not limit myself to these if it does not fit your needs. I look forward to working alongside you throughout your journey.
Located at 5548 Hilliard Rome Office Park, Hilliard, OH 43026.

Education: MSEd. in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling, University of Dayton; BA in Psychology and Criminology, Minor in Sexuality Studies, The Ohio State University

Licensure: Licensed Professional Counselor, Ohio

Hanna works under the supervision of Cora Mayfield, LPCC-S.


: Susan-Joy: Barger., MSW, LSW – Serving Central Ohioans for thirty years, I Am a heart-centered, interdisciplinary Social Worker//Teacher//Therapist//Artist//Reiki Master. My work focuses on enhancing and improving the holistic well-being and strengths of people suffering from symptoms of adjustment disorders, mood disorders, sensory processing disorder, stress disorders, and trauma disorders. I also like to help people in career transition, cross-cultural and international people (Je parle le français/ESL Teacher), people who have had near death experiences (NDEs), people with disabilities, and spiritual seekers. I am comfortable co-creating healing and growth with children and families, adolescents, adults of all ages, and groups.Grounded in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Life Skills Groups, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Mutual Aid Groups, Relational Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Transpersonal Psychotherapy, I take a social work eco-systems and strengths-based approach in combination with knowledge of complementary natural remedies such as art therapy, essential oils therapy, flower essences, homeopathy, meditation, music therapy, occupational therapy, and reiki therapy.

Located at 5548 Hilliard Rome Office Park, Hilliard, OH 43026.

Education: The Ohio State University, Master of Social Work.

Additional Education: The Ohio State University, Master of Arts, Education. The Ohio State University, Bachelor’s of Arts, Communication & French Studies: L’Université de Bourgogne, L’Université Laval, L’Institut Lyonnais, and L’Université de Montréal 

Licensure: License of Social Work, Ohio.

Trainings: Certified IPS-SE Supervisor, Dartmouth College / Certified Reiki Master.

Susan works under the supervision of Cora Mayfield, LPCC-S.   


 

Sherri Behr, MSW/LSW- Whatever you’re feeling- overwhelmed, sad, or just need someone to listen- it’s good to get a new perspective. I have extensive experience in working with  young adults and couples. I have also worked with groups of adults and adolescents in community settings. At Darby Creek, I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, and couples with issues ranging from anxiety and trauma to parenting and relationship difficulties.

Using a variety of empirically based modalities, including but not limited to CBT and Person-Centered Therapy , I take a holistic, collaborative, individualized, approach to help you meet your goals. I am also Level One trained on the Gottman Method. I believe that providing a safe, non-judgmental environment, and balancing between nurturing and therapeutically challenging is vital in empowering you to be the best possible version of yourself.
Located at 5580 Hilliard Rome Office Park, Hilliard, OH 43026.

Education: Ohio State University- Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Master’s Degree in Social Work with Focus on Youth and Adolescents

Licensure: Licensed Social Worker, Ohio


Sherri works under the supervision of Cora Mayfield, LPCC-S.

Sammi Veres, MSW/LSW– Hi, I’m Sammi. I have experience working with teens and young adults primarily, but also anyone from ages 10-50. I’ve worked with awesome people from all walks of life, and with that experience, the areas of need I can help with most are ADHD, anxiety and depression, eating disorders, family issues, gender, sexuality, and identity issues, being part of a marginalized community, and trauma of all kinds.

For my clients, I like to create an environment that allows them to feel validated and safe as their wonderful selves, free from stigma and judgment. To me, you are not defined by a diagnosis; you are a unique individual, with worlds of potential, in need of skills, tools, and an unbiased listening ear, as we all are at times. I take a person-centered approach, meeting you wherever you’re at now, and being there to help guide you and challenge you to get the places you want to reach on your path of personal wellness. I do this with the use of therapy methods such as a biopsychosocial (body-mind-environment) approach, CBT, motivational interviewing, trauma-informed care, artistic expression, open-minded and radical listening and acceptance, and others. I hope to be a place of relaxation, understanding, and progress for you and I can’t wait to meet you!
Located at 5580 Hilliard Rome Office Park, Hilliard, OH 43026.

Education: The Ohio State University- Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Master’s Degree in Social Work specializing in Youth and Families

Licensure: Licensed Social Worker, Ohio

Sammi works under the supervision of Heather Sites, LPCC.


Anna Mahoney, CT – Life can be wonderful, but it can also be messy, overwhelming, and deeply painful at times no matter a person’s age. Though we all do the best we can to work through life’s challenges, sometimes we get stuck in one way or another. I enjoy working through these challenges with all children and adults of varying cultures, races, abilities, beliefs, sexualities, backgrounds, and identities. Every person is beautifully unique in their experiences, and I honor that in my counseling approach by meeting your individual needs. The collaborative relationship between counselor and client is essential, so I do my best to create an accepting and non-judgmental space where you can openly process your emotions and experiences. It is my hope that this environment can be a comfortable place for you to be your authentic self and feel respected, valued, and cared for.

Together we’ll address roadblocks to your healing and work on accessing your inner strengths that may be dormant or working less effectively as they could be. Some of the work we do will include using practical strategies for immediate situations, altering negative thought patterns, coping with life’s stressors, and allowing space for joy and greater life satisfaction to grow. I look forward to listening to you, being with you, and supporting you on your path of healing.
Located at 5548 Hilliard Rome Office Park, Hilliard, OH 43026.

Education: Western Washington University- Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Human Services, Master’s Degree in School Counseling, Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (in progress)

Anna works under the supervision of Beth Bell, LPCC-S.

 


Erin O’Riley, MSW/LSW – I have spent the last 14 years learning about and working with the mental health field in some capacity or another. Throughout my experience, each person I have met presented with unique backgrounds, cultures, and belief systems. I like to work collaboratively with each individual in order to meet them where they are and support them in being able to live the kind of life they envision for themselves. My approach utilizes researched based modalities such as cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and solution focused therapy techniques. However, I also incorporate mindfulness, creativity, and strengths based perspectives in order to treat the individual. I work with children, adolescents, and adults who suffer from issues such as adjustment disorders, mood disorders, trauma disorders, and neurodiverse issues.
Located at 5548 Hilliard Rome Office Park, Hilliard, OH 43026

Education: The Ohio State University Master’s of Social Work

Licensure: Licensed Social Worker, Ohio

Erin works under the supervision of Cora Mayfield, LPCC-S. 


 

Andrea Beavers, CT- I have experience in multiple different mental health settings, including inpatient units, in-home community based treatment, and emergency departments. My clientele includes, but is not limited to, people who struggle with mood, personality, trauma-related, and autism-spectrum disorders. I work with all ages, cultural backgrounds, mental health concerns, and basic living needs. I also work with homelessness, gang violence, human trafficking, mental health crises, and suicidal and homicidal ideation.

I am working towards a master’s degree and licensure in clinical mental health counseling and a certificate in trauma-informed care. Learning about and coping with mental health is a lifelong journey that takes collaborative and creative effort to achieve. My goal is to create a safe, empathetic environment that allows for learning, growth, and healing.
Located at 5548 Hilliard Rome Office Park, Hilliard, OH 43026.

Education: Ohio Wesleyan University-Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, Wright State University-Master’s of Science Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (in progress)

Andrea works under the supervision of Beth Bell, LPCC-S.


 

Kendall D. Lawrence, CT- I am completing the Licensed Professional Counseling Program at the University of Dayton. As a school counselor, I have experience working with students and families. This work has contributed to my growth in the counseling profession. I have experience working with children and adolescents in school-based settings as a teacher. As a former coach, I have experienced working alongside individuals achieving their goals.

I will take this approach in counseling, working with you where you are, and helping you work towards your goals. I would like to offer an authentic, empathetic, and empowering space for clients. I look forward to meeting you!
Located at 5548 Hilliard Rome Office Park, Hilliard, OH 43026.

Education:  The Ohio State University-Bachelor’s Degree in English ; Master’s Degree in Education, The Ohio State University; Master’s Degree in School Counseling, University of Dayton

Kendall works under the supervision of Cora Mayfield, LPCC-S.


Buddy Watts, CT- I believe that asking for help is a sign of strength and not weakness. The fact that you are exploring the idea of seeking help tells me that you are stronger than you think you are. If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, having trouble adjusting to a new season of life, or don’t feel like yourself, I would like to help you. If you are a couple looking to get married and in need of premarital counseling, I would like to help you. If you are a married couple needing to address some issues or simply tune-up your relationship, I would like to help you. If you are a Christian in need pastoral counseling, I would like to help.

I also have a heart to help Christian pastors, and couples, who serve the local church. I am a pastor myself. With 20 years of church ministry experience, I understand the minefield that is ministry and the toll that it can take on the pastor, their spouse, and their families. Finding someone you can talk to that is safe, confidential, and non-judgmental is difficult as a pastor. I want to be that safe, confidential, and non-judgmental person for you, your spouse, and your family. I want to provide a space where you can feel comfortable working through the issues of life.

I use a cognitive behavioral therapy approach with my clients. I like CBT because it was what helped me walk out of my own struggle with depression. I use CBT to help you discover how your thoughts and actions can change to help you heal emotionally, mentally, and relationally. I am currently finishing my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health at Ashland Theological Seminary.
Located at 5580 Hilliard Rome Office Park, Hilliard, OH 43026.

Education: Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health at Ashland Theological Seminary (in progress)

Buddy works under the supervision of Cora Mayfield, LPCC-S.


Alexandra Allen (Allie), MSEd, CT (She/Her)  I believe life should be enjoyed and valued. I understand  life can sometimes feel like a storm, cloudy day, or natural disaster. I offer a safe and friendly environment in which one can feel free to be open, to discuss and explore any areas of their life. I offer a creative approach to working with clients of all ages. I have experience working with clients who have experienced trauma and struggled with anxiety and depression. I recognize that everyone has their own individual needs and believe in the importance of meeting clients where they are.

I have worked as a school counselor for the last 3 years, and am currently in school studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am married and have a cat and a bernedoodle puppy. In my spare time I love painting, baking, traveling, and running outside.
Located at 5580 and 5548 Hilliard Rome Office Park, Hilliard, OH 43026.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, University of Dayton; Master’s of Science in School Counseling, University of Dayton; Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (in progress), University of Dayton.

Allie works under the supervision of Beth Bell, LPCC-S.


Kelsey Brass, CT- I would be honored to work with you through this portion of life’s journey. The ebb and flow of life can be hard to handle on your own. Starting something new and being vulnerable during those times are difficult, so I applaud you on taking the first steps to a better well-being. Empathy, warmth, acceptance, and understanding are not often displayed in our daily lives. Therefore, I strive to be that type of listener for you and to provide a safe space for whatever you should wish to discuss. I also believe that laughter can be an appropriate part of healing. Life does not always have to be so serious. I have an understanding that you are the expert on your life, and I am willing to collaborate with you on ways that I can assist you in finding a place of well-being. I strive to empower you in expanding healthy awareness, rather than to give you advice. Most importantly, my role is to assist you in reaching whatever goals you may have for yourself by providing non-judgemental support and helping facilitate your journey, in whatever form that may take.

I have worked with clients of all different backgrounds, ages, sexualities, socioeconomic status, and gender identities. I value a person-centered approach with all clients and tend to incorporate theoretical bases: narrative, solution-focused, and cognitive-behavioral. I use techniques and counseling procedures from these and other theoretical orientations to meet the specific, individualized needs of my clients. We will work together to identify counseling goals that are reexamined periodically.

Located at 5580 Hilliard Rome Office Park, Hilliard, OH 4306.

Education: Wake Forest University-Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (in progress)

Kelsey works under the supervision of Beth Bell, LPCC-S.


Rylie Wahl, CT- My mission as a counselor is honoring intuition, cultivating self trust and self agency, expanding love of self and others, and befriending body, mind, and spirit. My approach is focused on being nonjudgmentally curious about what’s going on inside and outside of ourselves. I take a collaborative approach to therapy, emphasizing building a relationship with each other. You are always in the driver’s seat, and I stay in the passenger seat, accompanying and guiding you on your journey. I strive to help clients feel empowered to face life’s challenges, no matter what they may have experienced. I believe that with the right space and support, there is nothing we can’t heal from. 

In addition to English, I speak both Mandarin Chinese and Korean, and I have experience living and traveling abroad. My background of cross-cultural experiences has helped me develop the skills and humility necessary for effective and fruitful communication with individuals of all kinds. I welcome clients of all races, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, and religious/spiritual backgrounds. 

My approach to counseling is Person-Centered and Strengths-Based, drawing from several modalities, primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and inspired by Internal Family Systems Therapy and Somatic Experiencing, along with a variety of other techniques and interventions to best meet each individual client’s needs.
Located at 5580 Hilliard Rome Office Park, Hilliard, OH.

Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Asian Studies, with a Minor in Graphic Design and a Certificate in Leadership Studies from Marietta College. Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Marietta College (in progress)

Rylie works under the supervision of Cora Mayfield, LPCC-S.