Meet our Therapy Team

 

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.

 

Emily Talbott, LISW-S

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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:  https://elicense.ohio.gov.

 

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//elicense.oh.gov.

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Traci Willis, LSW

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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, 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, 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:  https://elicense.ohio.gov.

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Ashley Phillips, LPCC

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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:   https://elicense.ohio.gov.

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Shea Daniels, LPCC-S

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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 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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Heather Olsen, LISW

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Heather has spent over 26 years working in the field of mental health, 18 of those years as a licensed independent social worker supervisor. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree at Baldwin-Wallace College and received her Master’s of Social Work from the University of Akron.

Heather is passionate about walking with clients as they heal from trauma and face the challenges these experiences bring. She believes it is her privilege as a clinician to hold a safe space for children, adolescents, and individuals as they discover their strengths and resilience to overcome challenges. Heather has extensive training in a variety of theoretical perspectives including TF-CBT, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Sand Tray Therapy, MI, and MBSR. Throughout her career Heather has worked in different settings including residential treatment, public schools, community mental health, and private outpatient practice. 

In her free time Heather enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching her children participate in sports, watching movies, reading and being active.

 

Heather is licensed by the State of Ohio Counselor and Social Work Board.

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

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