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Team Ontario

Some members of the Ontario team were the original cast of psychiatric service providers dating back to 2014. In 2020 Dr. Wilson took ownership of this practice and has grown it to what it is today. Hope419 specializes in treatment resistant depression by providing the newest and most effective FDA approved, evidence based treatments. The new Ontario Location is the site of our TMS Treatment Center. In May of 2022 it will begin as our third Spravato Treatment Center. We provide medication management, counseling, ADHD testing, at this location in addition to the treatments listed above. 

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Rachael Zimmerman, PA-C

Rachael is a certified physician assistant. She is able to make diagnoses, prescribe medications, and provide general psychotherapy under the supervision of Dr. Wilson. Before attending The University of Findlay where she earned a Master’s degree as a Physician Assistant, Rachael attended Miami University where she earned her Bachelor’s in Zoology. She successfully completed her phlebotomy certification. She also worked as a nursing assistant in a skilled nursing facility and worked as a medical scribe in the emergency department, where she found her passion for helping people. While taking care of residents and patients, it became evident to her how improving mental health is a vital component of a person’s overall well-being. Rachael is dedicated to ensuring all patients have the best possible treatment for the best quality of life. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her cat, Evelyn. She also enjoys baking, exercising, watching Netflix, and playing the piano. 


Rachael is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio. Her license can be verified on this website:

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Dr. Elim Fitzgerald, MD


Dr. Elim Fitzgerald is a board certified physician in family medicine.  She graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University in 2011 where she was nominated into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society for academic excellence and servant leadership. She served as Chief Resident in her family medicine residency at Summa Health Systems in Akron, Ohio.  During residency, she developed a passion for Women’s Health, and upon completion of residency, Dr. Fitzgerald pursued a two year Women’s Health Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. At the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Fitzgerald’s training focused on office based gynecology, chronic pelvic pain, and menopausal hormone therapy. Dr. Fitzgerald can appreciate how stage of life and hormonal changes affects women in clinically significant ways.  Due to Dr. Fitzgerald’s holistic approach, her primary care practice evolved to include a strong emphasis on the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders.  She began working with Dr. Wilson at Hope 419 in May 2022 to continue to deliver evidence-based, holistic, compassionate and high quality mental health care. 


Dr. Fitzgerald grew in Kent, Ohio and enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exercising and lifting, traveling, and trying new restaurants

Dr. Fitzgerald is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio. Her license can be verified on this website:


Laura Blanton, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Before attending graduate school where she earned a Master of Science in Nursing with specialization in psychiatric mental health from Walden University, Laura obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ohio University in 2018. She started her nursing career in 2012 as an LPN and obtained her RN in 2016 from North Central State College. Laura worked as a nurse on the behavioral health unit at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital for nine years and taught mental health clinical as an adjunct instructor for North Central State College registered nurse students for almost four years. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her wife and three children. She also enjoys reading, gardening, camping, and spending time maintaining their small farm.

Laura is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio. Her license can be verified on this website:



Vivian Winters, LISW-S, LICDC



Vivian is a native of the Mansfield area and graduated from Madison Comprehensive High School and The Ohio State University. She remains invested in her home town and is excited to walk beside other Buckeyes in their quest to find balance in their lives. Vivian holds a licensure in the state of Ohio as a Licensed Independent Social Worker Supervisor and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor.


With her education and training she provides diagnosis and treatment to a wide range of disorders using individual, couples, family and group interventions. Vivian’s experience includes working at The Center for Individual and Family Services, New Beginnings Recovery Services, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Providers for Healthy Living and the 179th Air National Guard.

Vivian’s focus on her community has also led her to share her knowledge with students as an instructor in the Social Work Department at The Ohio State University and NC State College.


Working together to find solutions is the foundation of Vivian’s clinical strengths. She focuses on working with others to address emotional and behavioral issues while using different strategies and therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Gestalt Therapy and Exposure Therapy. Vivian believes that therapy can be the catalyst for finding balance in one’s life. Vivian has spent many years working with individuals and families who are struggling with addictions, and providing a safe place for them to begin their recovery.  In addition, she has a special interest in working with veterans and their families.

Vivian’s passion to love people can also be found in her non profit agency called, People Helping People of North Central Ohio, INC. This program provides a daily meal to those in need in our community 365 days a year. Vivian also can be found spending her free time on the lake with her family as she loves sunsets and fishing.  


Vivian is licensed by the Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Her license can be verified on this website:

Emily Talbott, LISW-S

Emily has been providing therapy for over 11 years, and is a licensed independent social worker supervisor with the training to diagnose and treat a wide range of disorders using individual, family, and group interventions. She received her master's degree in social work from The Ohio State University. She has provided individual, group, and family counseling in community mental health centers, and at The Ohio State University Harding Hospital, and Providers For Healthy Living. 


Emily's clinical strengths include working with children, teens and adults with emotional and behavioral imbalances (particularly, anxiety and depression) as well as working closely with parents to develop strategies to address the challenges of raising children with emotional and behavioral issues. She has a special interest in treating Obsessive-compulsive Disorder in adults, children and teens. She uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) strategies to treat anxiety disorders and mood disorders. She regularly facilitates a DBT skills group.  Emily is certified by and a diplomat of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. She has many years of experience working with the LGBTQIA+ community. Emily believes in providing a safe place for clients to be their authentic selves, and to learn how to live their best lives regardless of the challenges they face. 


In her free time, Emily serves on the board of Love On A Mission, a local non-profit that provides support to LGBTQIA+ youth. She also enjoys exercising, yoga, and spending time with her family hiking and kayaking.


Emily is licensed by the Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Her license can be verified on this website:



Sarah Lewis, LSW

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Sarah is a licensed social worker, who has been in the field for two years. She completed her bachelor’s degree at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. And is currently enrolled at Indiana Wesleyan University in the master’s program. Her approach to therapy is client centered, strength based, and trauma informed. Sarah uses several tools learned through the practices of CBT, Psycho-education, mindfulness etc. for her work with children and adults. Through her practices with children and adults, Sarah has experience in several concerns that clients may face, such as, addiction, life transitions, mood disorders among others. 


 In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and attending Hockey games.


Sarah is licensed by the counselor, social work, marriage and family therapist board. Her license can be verified on https//



Traci Willis, LSW

Traci is a licensed social worker who has been working in the mental health field since 2016. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the University of Findlay, followed by her Master’s in Social Work from The Ohio State University. Traci is a native of the Mansfield area and, prior to working directly with clients, she promoted counseling services on a local basis and advocated for the importance of mental health awareness and trauma-informed care. 


Traci is known for being direct, personable, goal-oriented, and genuine. She has a variety of experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Her areas of specialty include working with mood disorders, dual diagnosis with substance use, suicidality and self harm, survivors of trauma, women’s issues, LGBTQ+ populations, and family system concerns. Traci utilizes a holistic, person-centered approach while focusing on the individual strengths and goals of clients. As an advocate for the development of Mansfield, Traci has been a board member to various developing nonprofits, an active participant of the Richland Young Professionals, and the executive planner of Richland County’s annual International Overdose Awareness Day event. 


In her free time, Traci can be found next to her closest friends, family, and dog, Moe. 


Traci is licensed by the Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Her license can be verified on this website:



Ashley Phillips, LPCC


Ashley has been in the mental health field since 2008, with 5 years experience of licensed professional counseling. Ashley’s bachelor’s degree is in social work and Master’s in Counseling. Ashley is originally from Upstate New York and has been in Mansfield for 5 years, she has fallen in love with small town life! Her self-care includes quality time with family, cooking tasty recipes, and doing anything outside. Ashley enjoys tending to her houseplants and uses creativity through crafts, art, and writing.


Some of Ashley’s favorite therapy styles include: Narrative therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Gestalt therapy. Ashley’s approach to therapy is client-centered, believing each client is the expert on their life! Her role is to listen and help piece together thoughts, feelings, and experiences clients share; Ashley uses an empathetic, active listening approach in session. Ashley’s favorite part of counseling is empowering people to envision goals for themselves and she draws attention to their progress over their time in therapy. Ashley believes it is important to often revisit the question, "is this working?" and make adjustments as needed. 


Ashley specializes in self-esteem and identity development, grief counseling, relationship stress, and life transitions. Ashley is licensed by the Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Her license can be verified on this website:


Katie Kissel, LISW-S

Katie is a licensed independent social worker, who has worked in the mental health field since 2009 and she completed her Master's degree at Case Westerrn Reserve University.  Her approach to therapy is client-centered, strengths-based, and trauma-informed.  Katie uses a variety of evidence-based approaches in her therapy such as CBT, MI, mindfulness, psychoeducation, etc and works primarily with adults.  She works with individuals and couples facing a myriad of concerns including addiction, mood disorders, relationship strain, sexuality, self-insight/awareness, gender identity, women's issues, and life transitions to name a few.  Katie has a particular interest in working with people of the LGBTQIA+, sex work, and kink communities and is working towards becoming certified as a sex therapist.


In her free-time, Katie enjoys creative outlets such as painting, spending time with her family including pets, and participating in a number of different hobbies.


Katie is licensed by the Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Her license can be verified on this website:



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Shea Daniels, LPCC-S

Shea is an independently licensed clinical mental health therapist supervisor who has been in the field since 2015. She completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at Ohio University. Shea considers the focus of her work currently to be the treatment of complex trauma, borderline personality disorder, and mood dysregulation. 


Shea’s counseling approach is client centered and evidence based, utilizing her training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and EMDR Therapy. As she is a telehealth provider, she primarily provides therapy for adolescents and adults. 


Outside of work Shea is an avid gardener and voracious reader. 


Shea is licensed by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Her license can be verified at



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