Katie Hamrick, MA, LPCC- I have a passion for helping those who are hurting and restoring hope to those who feel hopeless. I enjoy working with people age 12 and up, but especially teenagers and adults. I counsel with a person-centered approach while also incorporating a mix of cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy to help my clients make positive changes and meet their goals. I have experience working with survivors of domestic violence, trauma, anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, as well as a variety of other mental health concerns. I believe that anyone can thrive if they are given the right tools and a supportive and accepting environment to grow. I love my job because I am afforded the privilege to watch my clients heal and become a healthier version of themselves.
Education: Indiana University- Bachelor’s Degree in Nonprofit Management, Grace College- Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Licensure: LPCC- State of Ohio
Katie is based out of our London office and is currently providing in person and telehealth services.
Stephie Hughes, MA, LPC- Life can sometimes feel overwhelming, like a roller coaster that never stops to allow you to get your bearings and catch your breath. The good news is that with that sometimes-overwhelming stress, comes opportunities to heal, grow, become more self-aware, and resilient! You have taken the first step in getting off that roller coaster to gain some much-needed perspective and self-care through choosing to get counseling! My job as a counselor is to actively listen to you, provide you with a safe environment to talk through the issues that are troubling you, to get that perspective. I am looking forward to working with you, on building upon your current strengths, and teaching you some new coping skills to add to your repertoire. I enjoy traveling and meeting people from other cultures. My family opened their home to foreign exchange students when I was growing up and I also studied abroad for a quarter during my undergraduate training. I have personal experience with Autism and ABA therapy. I also have personal experience with being married to a spouse in the military. Stephie has a lot of experience working in community mental health with adult individuals who were homeless and had a mental health issue. She has worked in home-based services with families of developmentally disabled children and with adults who had Dementia or other serious health conditions. Stephie is comfortable working with kids and adults and has worked with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, trauma, PTSD, and developmental issues.
Education: Ohio University- Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Capella University- Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Licensure: LPC- State of Ohio, LSW- State of Ohio
Stephie is based out of our London office and is currently providing in person and telehealth services.
Karen Lehman, MS, LPCC- As a licensed professional clinical counselor and a registered nurse, Karen offers an awareness of the mind-body connection. She believes better health can be achieved through a balance of mind, body, and spirit and seeks to help her clients attain that balance. Karen works with individuals, couples, families, and adolescents in the treatment of emotional and mental disorders. She focuses on many issues including life transition, wellness, women’s issues, personal growth, relationship issues, as well as grief, depression, and anxiety. A dynamic and active therapist, Karen works to help her clients recognize their own strengths that will lead to problem solving. Karen is a graduate of University of Dayton with more than 25 years in the profession of counseling. She has taught Human Development at Southern State Community College and Counseling Techniques at the University of Dayton.
Education: Nova Southeastern University- Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, University of Dayton- Master’s Degree in Counseling
Licensure: LPCC- State of Ohio, RN- State of Ohio
Karen is based out of our London office and is currently providing in person and telephone services.
Josh Hamrick, MA, LPCC- Josh enjoys meeting with individuals from all walks of life. With a background of working with children, adolescents, and adults, Josh has a passion for hearing their story and helping them feel heard. Josh has experience working with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, OCD, spirituality, cultural issues, and adjustment. Josh’s approach centers around being non-judgmental and genuine while incorporating evidenced based solutions for his clients. Josh desires everyone to reach their potential and to realize they have a story worth sharing.
Education: Grace College- Bachelor’s Degree in Youth Ministry; Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Licensure: LPCC- State of Ohio
Josh is based out of our London office and is currently providing in person and telehealth services.
Nicole Tiberi, MS, LPC- I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I provide a holistic approach by considering all aspects of the person. I enjoy getting to know people for who they are and have a true passion for helping others gain insight to the path in becoming their best self. By providing ongoing support and guidance, I strive to help each individual build on their strengths toward achieving their mental health goals. I practice Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy and participate in ADHD assessments.
Education: Ashland University- Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Barry University- Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling and Therapy
Licensure: LPC- State of Ohio
Nicole is based out of our London and Hilliard offices and is currently providing in person and telehealth services as well as ADHD assessments.
Kylie McCarthy, MA, LPC– We all experience seasons of pain and suffering in our lives; it’s part of the messy journey of being human. I believe that reaching out for help when you are in the mess is one of the bravest things you can do. I am passionate about joining you with empathy and understanding on your journey towards growth and healing. It is an honor and privilege to come alongside you as you share your story. I think that anyone can begin to thrive when they have an empathetic and supportive environment along with the right tools in their toolbox. I have experience working with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief, addiction and substance use. I received my master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary and can incorporate faith based counseling upon request.
Education: Ashland Theological Seminary- Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Licensure: LPC- State of Ohio
Kylie is based out of our London office and is currently providing in person and telehealth services.
Amanda Miller, MS, MFT– Being human is a beautifully imperfect experience. Life is full of moments of joy, love, excitement, sadness, anger, and fear. Sometimes you can feel like you have it all together, and other times it can be so painful – perhaps even too much to bear. Maybe it is out of your control and you have faced the challenges from adversities. Your inner world, your family, your community, and society can all seem so heavy. The pain you hold can feel overwhelming and isolating, wreaking havoc on your relationship with yourself and others. The many roles you take on as a partner, a family member, and a friend suffer from the pain. Reaching out to someone to talk to is not easy. And it is scary – especially where it hurts the most and in places you have not felt safe in. Having a safe, accepting, and nonjudgmental space for you to be seen and heard may help. When you can be your authentic self, your identity, culture, and uniqueness will shine. Meeting you exactly where you are and walking alongside you on your journey is an honor. All cultures, beliefs, races, ethnicities, genders, sexualities, ages, and abilities are deeply valued and respected. I have clinical experience in working with teens, adults, and couples on relational issues, attachment issues, trauma, complex PTSD, women issues, identity issues, transitional phases of life, ADHD, anxiety, and depression. Each person is uniquely beautiful, so there is not a “one size fits all” style to counseling. I invite you to show up as you are. I will create an authentic, warm, and compassionate space for you to heal and restore hope. You are so valued and respected as you are with the wisdom you already have within. I am here to listen, guide, and empower you to share your story and find your way.
Education: University of California, Santa Cruz- Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Capella University- Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling and Therapy
Licensure: Marriage and Family Therapist
Amanda is based out of our London office and is currently providing telehealth services.
Debra Schifer, MSW/ LSW, LICDC-CS: Debra has twenty years of experience in the mental health and addictions field. She works with addictions, chemical dependency, and woman’s issues.
Education: Bowling Green State University- Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Ohio State University- Master’s Degree in Social Work
Licensure– LSW- State of Ohio, Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor with Supervision Credential
Debra is based out of our London office and is currently providing telephone services.
Sara Cicchinelli, LPCC– Sara has worked in numerous settings including: community mental health agencies both in the schools and in outpatient settings, two different private practice locations, and now Darby Creek. Sara’s passion for working with children stems from children’s inability to control their environment or things which happen to them and providing them with support which is needed to help them meet their needs and express their feelings in a safe environment. Sara wants kids to have someone they can talk to about what is upsetting them in a place that is safe and free from judgements or expectations. Together, Sara enjoys working with the child and family to develop ideas or strategies which could decrease negative/upsetting emotions and reduce frequency of challenging behaviors which are present. Sara helps to educate both clients and families on how they are able to increase coping and communication skills in different environments building relationships, along with positive interactions. Sara enjoys working with children as young as 15 months through the age of 12; using and engaging in therapeutic play, games, books, art, music/movement, and sensory related activities throughout appointments to help clients explore, process, and create skills which are needed to improve their behavioral, social, and emotional interactions throughout their daily lives. By using these and other treatment modalities Sara is able to help kids work through and overcome mental, emotional, and behavioral health issues including: Trauma/PTSD, ADHD, attachment, anxiety, depression, school/family/life stressors and adjustments, family counseling, parenting support/education, and self-esteem related issues. Sara is currently pursuing a play therapy certification and is interested in learning more about how our different sensory systems affect daily interactions.