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 young adults with varying life issues. She has experience working with anxiety, depression, and adjustment disorders, as well as many others. She also has training in applied behavioral analysis (ABA) and enjoys working with children on the autism spectrum. 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.

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

Licensure: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (State of Ohio)


Cora Mayfield, MS, LPCC- 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.

                                                                                                                                        Education: Waldon University: MS, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Licensure:Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (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 strengths-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.
                                                                                                                                              Education: Miami University: Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology; Wright State University: MS, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
                                                                                                                                               Licensure: Licensed Professional Counselor (State of Ohio)

Amarra Oriaku, MA, LPC (They/Them) My hope is to provide a safe and calming space where clients can connect to themselves with compassion and curiosity rather than judgement.

I recognize that dynamics of power and oppression are present throughout the world; thus, my approach is trauma-informed and takes place through a relational, sex-positive, and anti-oppressive lens which include LGBTQIA+ Affirming, Feminist, Intersectional, and Health at Every Size® frameworks. My clinical interests include Anxiety, Depression and Mood Disorders, Chronic Illness, Trauma, Self-compassion and Shame resilience, concerns of Neurodiverse clients (clients with ADHD, Autism, and/or OCD, etc.), and Sexual and/or Gender Identity and Expression.

I work collaboratively with clients and truly believe they are the experts of their own experiences. I, as your therapist, will show up as a member of your team and will approach our connection with curiosity, empathy, humility, a willingness to acknowledge my blindspots and repair my mistakes, and a heck of a lot of humor.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Education: Ashland Theological Seminary: MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Licensure: Licensed Professional Counselor (State of Ohio)
                                                                                                                                                         

Kennidy Souza, CT (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.

Education: Fairmont State University: Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology

Licensure: Counselor Trainee (State of Ohio)


Erin O’Riley- MSW/LSW
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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, Person-Centered Therapy, and Gottman-based techniques, I take a holistic, collaborative, individualized, approach to help you meet your goals. 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.
                                                                                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 (State of Ohio)

 


: 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. 

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 

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

Licensure: License of Social Work, Ohio.

Certified IPS-SE Supervisor, Dartmouth College. 

Certified Reiki Master.