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Meet our Therapy Team

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Vivian Winters, LISW-S

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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:   https://elicense.ohio.gov.

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Emily Talbott, LISW-S

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Emily has been providing therapy for more than 13 years, and is a licensed independent social worker supervisor with the training to diagnose and treat a wide range of mental health issues 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, 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, depression, and binge eating). She has a special interest in treating Obsessive-compulsive Disorder. 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 also facilitates an Attuned Eating Group that focuses on helping clients develop a healthy relationship with food and their bodies. 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. 

 

Emily serves on the board of directors of Love On A Mission, a local non-profit that provides support to LGBTQIA+ youth. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, staying active, 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:  https://elicense.ohio.gov.

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Sarah Rivers, 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//elicense.oh.gov.

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Traci Willis-Wagner, LISW

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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 an advocate for the revitalization of her hometown. Prior to working in the clinical realm, Traci was an advocate for mental health care and recovery support within her community and local school systems. For years, Traci was an active board member of the Richland Young Professionals and the Starfish Project of Richland County. In addition, she was the executive planner of Richland County's annual International Overdose Awareness Day fundraiser for substance use treatment. 

Traci is known for being direct, personable, goal-oriented, and genuine. She has a variety of experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Traci's go-to therapeutic strategies are based in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, the Gottman method, motivational interviewing, person-centered therapy, and utilizing a strengths-based approach. Traci specializes in working with mood disorders, neurodivergent symptoms, trauma counseling, self esteem and identity development, recovery support, and mindfulness strategies. Traci utilizes a holistic, person-centered, and trauma-informed approach to assist clients in recognizing personal strengths and reaching their defined goals. 

In her free time, Traci can be found next to her closest friends and family or beside her two black labs, Moses and Maverick.

 

Traci is licensed by the Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist Board.

Her license can be verified on this website:  https://elicense.ohio.gov.

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Katie Kissel, LISW-S

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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:   https://elicense.ohio.gov.

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Kim Howard, LISW-S

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Kim is a licensed independent social worker supervisor, who has been in the field for over 10 years. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at Bluffton University and her Master’s at the The Ohio State University. Her approach is client-centered and trauma-informed with an emphasis on the whole person to foster each person’s strengths and resiliency. Kim has extensive training in a variety of theoretical perspectives with special interest in TF-CBT, EMDR, MI, Sand Tray Therapy, CBT, DBT, and Structured-sensory Interventions. Kim has also received training in Early Childhood Mental Health and Executive Functioning. 


Kim enjoys working with a variety of clients from children, adolescents, and adults. She believes in providing a safe, inclusive, and judgment-free environment for all individuals. Throughout her career, Kim has worked in different communities and settings providing treatment to address concerns such as trauma, depression, anxiety, executive dysfunction, interpersonal conflicts, self-worth, and identity. It is her privilege to walk alongside individuals in their healing journey. In her free time, Kim enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, art, and being active.
 

Kim is licensed by the Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist Board.

Her license can be verified on this website: https://elicense.ohio.gov.

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Mandy Fraley, LSW

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Mandy is a licensed social worker, who has been working in the field for over 10 years. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at Malone College and her Master’s degree at The Ohio State University. Her approach to therapy is client-centered, strengths-based, and trauma-informed. She works to provide a safe space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and life experiences. Mandy utilizes multiple interventions learned through models including TF-CBT, CBT, SFT, and mindfulness. She has also received training in Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation.


Mandy has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. She particularly enjoys working with young children and believes in promoting resiliency at all developmental stages of life. Through her work with diverse populations, Mandy has provided services to address concerns such as anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, and self-worth. She looks forward to
helping others increase self-awareness and facilitate hope, growth, and healing. In her free time, Mandy enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being creative, and being active outdoors.


Mandy is licensed by the Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist Board.

Her license can be verified on this website: https://elicense.ohio.gov.

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Dave Krenrick, LISW-S

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In 1979 Dave began his career as a mental health therapist after completing his Master of Social Work education at The Ohio State University. His undergraduate studies were previously completed at Purdue University  and The Ohio State University. Having witnessed the social impact of the Vietnam Conflict alongside a rising awareness for the need for Civil Rights, and the other social political movements of the ‘60’s and 70’s, he developed an understanding of the societal and cultural determinants of mental health issues and so focused his work on populations marginalized by our culture. Today Dave maintains a focus on social justice in his practice encouraging those with whom he works to not only add value to their own individual lives but to add value to the world around them as a part of the healing process. 

 

Of note in his employment experience are the 12 years working in the forensic mental health field as the Richland County Forensic Director, while at the same time working with those diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illnesses. In the 1990’s Dave added to his repertoire through education and practice focused on better understanding of the impact of trauma and grief on people and how to assist them through various techniques as they journey to live healthier lives after suffering the impact of individual horrific events as well as the traumatic impact of living in today’s world. 

 

In addition to practicing mental health therapy Dave is currently serving as vice chair of the Richland County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board  with the upcoming opportunity to serve as chair next fiscal year.  He has served recently as co-chair Of the Mental Health subcommittee of the Richland County Task Force on Racism and has a focus of engaging with community members and committees to  reduce barriers for the marginalized in order to  fully participate as members of our society; to be heard and valued.  He is an active member of the Richland County Suicide Coalition and also a member of the NAACP. 

 

Traumatology Certification was accomplished through the Toronto Traumatology Institute in 2006.  He obtained requisite training and supervision to allow him to practice EMDR  in the treatment of trauma.  A certification in guided imagery has furthered Dave’s therapeutic skill sets.  

When not in the office or in the community, Dave can be found cleaning horse stalls and taking care of the 17 acre home he shares with his wife, Susi, dogs, cat and horses.  His primary hobby is avoiding having a hobby.

Dave is licensed by the Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist Board.

His license can be verified on this website: https://cswmft.ohio.gov

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Melissa Speelman, LISW-S

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Melissa has been providing therapy for more than 30 years, and is a licensed independent social worker and supervisor. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the University of Toledo. Followed by her Master’s in Social Work from The Ohio State University. She has provided individual, family, couples and group counseling in schools and in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

 

Her clinical strengths include trauma therapy and couple’s therapy. Interventions she utilizes include Cognitive Processing therapy; Prolonged Exposure therapy; Gottman Couples therapy tools; Cognitive Behavioral therapy; Solution Focused therapy; Client-Centered Therapy and Psycho- Education with her clients. She has a passion for doing individual trauma therapy with veterans and first responders. Her belief is that individuals who have the motivation to improve and courage to seek growth through vulnerability and hard work can accomplish all the goals they desire. She also has enjoyed supervising clinical staff and interns working with them on skill development, self-care and building their clinical toolbox.

 

She is a believer that we never stop developing our clinical skills and enjoys learning and developing new skills and evidenced- based practices to better help her clients.
In her free time, Melissa loves spending time with her family, friends and her animals. She enjoys walking, reading, researching, concerts and listening to music.


Melissa is licensed by the Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Her license can be verified on this website:  https://elicense.ohio.gov.

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Kerry Jeric, LPCC-S

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Kerry is a licensed professional clinical counselor with supervision delegation serving the adult population. She earned her Master of Education in clinical mental health at the University of Akron in 2019. She has been working in the mental health field prior for 10 years.


Kerry is currently trained in EMDR and is a certified trauma professional. She has community mental health experience as well as experience working with complex trauma, anxiety, depression, PTSD, self-esteem, difficult life transitions, relationships, interpersonal conflicts, grief, emotional regulation, addictions and is an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. Kerry uses a trauma informed, empathetic person centered, solution focused, collaborative approach.

 

"Reaching out for help can be difficult and change is hard. I believe everyone deserves respectful, nonjudgmental, warm, empathetic space to be able to voice whatever is lying heavy on them. I respect and value the courage it takes for you to reach out, the willing ness to change and allowing me to take the journey with you." 

During her free time she likes to spend time with her family and pets, hiking, photography and traveling. 

Kerry is licensed by the Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist Board.

Her license can be verified on this website:  https://elicense.ohio.gov.

Anna Allen, LSW

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Anna, a licensed social worker, has been in the field for 6 years. She completed both her bachelor and masters degrees at The Ohio State University. Her approach to therapy is client-centered, strength-based, and trauma informed. Anna uses several intervention models including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and provides psycho-education with her clients. 

 

Anna is experienced working with children, adolescents, and adults. She particularly enjoys working with adolescents to help them learn coping skills while gaining a better understanding of self-esteem and autonomy, as well as understanding of their own emotional, social and behavioral development. She has worked with adoptees and post placement birth parents. Through her work, Anna is experienced in several areas of concern: trauma, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflict, LGBTQ+, gender identity, life transitions, grief, and parenting. 

 

In her free time, Anna enjoys time with her family, reading from an ever growing TBR, listening to music, and being around any body of water. 


Anna is licensed by the Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Her license can be verified on this website: https://elicense.ohio.gov

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Hailey Schnellinger, LSW

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Hailey is a licensed social worker, who has been working in the field for over two years. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at Bowling Green State University and her Master’s degree at Ohio University. Her approach to therapy is client-centered, strengths-based, and trauma-informed. She works to provide a safe, judgement-free, and confidential environment for all her clients to be able to share their thoughts, feelings and experiences.

 

Hailey uses a variety of theoretical techniques including CBT, Sand Tray Therapy and Play Therapy. Hailey has provided services to address ADHD, anxiety, depression, and trauma. She has experience working with children but is excited to work with individuals at all age-levels. Hailey believes in promoting resiliency and coping skills at all stages of life. She looks forward to helping foster hope and growth.

 

In her free time, Hailey enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching football and hanging out with her dog, Bosa.

Hailey is licensed by the Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Her license can be verified on this website: https://elicense.ohio.gov.

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Cori Overs, LPCC

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Cori is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She received her Bachelor of Arts from The Ohio State University in Psychology and went on to receive her Master of Arts in Counseling: Art Therapy from Adler University in Chicago Illinois. 

Cori has over 6 years of experience in the mental health field.

 

She views the therapeutic relationship as collaborative and strives to find a process that will work for the individual. Cori works with adolescents and adults. She takes a person-centered and trauma-informed approach to therapy, using evidence-based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Solution Focused Therapy. Cori believes in the therapeutic benefit of art and loves to involve the creative process in therapy when appropriate. Cori also provides ADHD assessment and treatment.

In her free time, Cori enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pets, hiking, and art. 

Cori is only available for virtual appointments.

Cori is licensed by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Her license can be verified through this website:

https://elicense.ohio.gov."

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