Albert J. McIntosh, MSSA, LISW-S, is the Clinical Director for Hope Behavioral Health and is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with a Supervisor designation, licensed by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Mr. McIntosh graduated from Cleveland Heights High School; Kent State University in Kent, Ohio with a Bachelor of Science degree; and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio with a Master of Science in Social Administration. Mr. McIntosh has over 25 years of experience in Child Welfare and Children’s Mental Health Services as a Psychotherapist, Christian Counselor and Administrator. Mr. McIntosh also served for two years as vice president of the Cuyahoga County Alliance for Child Caring Agencies. Mr. McIntosh served as an adjunct professor at Cleveland State University’s Graduate School of Social Work, and is a frequent speaker on issues related to mental health within the community.
Personal Mission Statement: "As a result of the God’s demonstrated love towards me, I have been profoundly transformed with an abiding sense of hope in my life. As a result of that hope, along with years of professional training, I am committed to helping individuals and families in crisis, walk through the journey of emotional and spiritual restoration."
Lauren Clark, MSW, LISW-S, is the Associate Clinical Director at Hope Behavioral Health and is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with a Supervisor designation, licensed by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Mrs. Clark graduated with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Social Work from The University of Akron. Her background includes a variety of experiences working with children and adults in the fields of child welfare, foster care and adoption, and mental health services. Personal Mission Statement: My life has been personally transformed through my faith in Jesus Christ, and I believe, through Him, we are all given the ability to experience true restoration and healing. My approach to therapy integrates this core understanding with common counseling and therapeutic techniques that have shown to be effective. It is my desire as a counselor to walk with you through the struggles you are facing and together find ways to strengthen, provide hope, and empower you with the abilities to move forward as a stronger and healthier person.
Cameo Cook, MSW, LSW, has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Akron. She also is a Licensed Social Worker by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Ms. Cook has previous experience working in community mental health as a community psychiatric supportive treatment therapist. Ms. Cook also has a strong history working with children and teens who have suffered loss and separation from their family who are placed in alternative care settings. Ms. Cook is extremely skilled in working with individuals who are suffering from chronic and complex trauma issues, such as sexual trauma as a result of sexual violence and human trafficking. Ms. Cook also has several years of experience providing intensive home base therapy to families in crisis.
Personal Missions Statement: “ The purposes of a person's heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out" Proverb 20:5
Cameo Cook practices at our main office in Beachwood and can be reached at 800-642-4560 x 810 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Dianne Thompson, Ph.D is a clinical psychologist licensed by the Ohio Board of Psychology. She obtained a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Psychology from Cleveland State University. She obtained a Doctorate in Urban Education with a Specialization in Counseling from Cleveland State University and post-graduate certification as a school psychologist.
Her work experience includes working as a school psychologist, counseling children and families in community counseling facilities, providing psychotherapy for nursing home residents and owning a Christian Psychotherapy practice independently for 16 years prior to joining Hope Behavioral Health. Her therapy focus is on adults struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, emotional, physical and sexual abuse, pre-marital and marriage counseling and senior life transitions.
Mission Statement: I enjoy sharing my training and my faith with others who are experiencing many of the same issues I have faced. I can’t imagine trying to make sense of life without Jesus beside me. He has given me freedom and my goal is to share that same freedom with others.
Bruce B. Holmes, MA, LSW, earned his Masters degree from Case Western Reserve University and is a Licensed Social worker, licensed by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Mr. Holmes has over 40 years’ experience working in the social worker field as both a practitioner and community advocate. Mr. Holmes has extensive experience as a social worker providing case management and therapeutic care to school age children, adolescents, individual adults and families in crisis. Mr. Holmes’s clinical interest include using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and other Psychotherapeutic approaches to help clients deal with various types of trauma and behavioral issues. Mr. Holmes has been a member of the Advisory Committee for the Cuyahoga County Fatherhood Initiative. Mr. Holmes has served as an adjunct professor at Cleveland State University’s Graduate School of Social Work.
Personal Mission Statement:” It is important that each one of us understand that God has a purpose for us in this life. Once we understand this principle of faith, then we can go forward doing those things in life that he wants us to do to bring Glory to His Kingdom. With his power, we can do great things to help others in need.” James 2:14-26, “What good is it my brother if someone says he has faith, but does not have works?”
Bruce Holmes practices out of our man office in Beachwood office and can be reached by calling 800-642-4560 x 819 email@example.com
Michele Fry, MS, LPC, has her Masters degree in Counseling degree and is a Licensed Professional Counselor, licensed by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. In addition, Michele is also an adjunct professor at both Notre Dame College and Clarks Summit University teaching courses in Psychology, Abnormal Behavior, and Mental Health. Her areas of focus are stress, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, emotional regulation, and transitional times of life. Michele also understands the needs involved with foster and adoption issues for children and foster or adoptive parents. Michele also understands the need for a confidential place to work out solutions for work related stress.
Personal Mission Statement: We are our genes and biology, but we are also our choices and environment- no man is an island. I practice Cognitive Behavioral Therapy but I also incorporate Mindfulness training with Biblical Counseling. Biblical counseling is unique because while it acknowledges the power of our genes and neurological pathways, we also have the truth of Scripture through the Holy Spirit. Mind, Body, and Spirit are all components of who we are and how we function.
“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come”. 2 Corinthians 5:17 “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”. Philippians 4:7 Michele Fry practices out of our Beachwood and Solon offices and can be reached at 800-642-4560 x 803 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tammy Miller, MAT, LSW is a Licensed Social Worker, licensed by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Ms. Miller graduated with both a Bachelor's degree in Social Work and a Masters Degree in Theological Studies from Malone College. Ms. Miller is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (Member since: 2012). Ms. Miller is a Trainer in both Pure Desire Training and PREPARE/ENRICH Training (Facilitator).
Personal Mission Statement: “Every human is designed for relationships; it is one of life’s richest, God-given gifts and life-long journey. Relationships assist in many aspects and seasons in our development as a person. However, trials, circumstances and tribulations can disrupt or attempt to dismantle our relationships through miscommunication or lack of communication, unfulfilled expectations, unmet needs, betrayal/infidelity, co-dependency, boundary issues—this does not exhaust the list of trials that can come. Nevertheless, these circumstances are not the end. My mission and ministry as a therapist and a mentor are to come alongside you to explore, educate, equip and encourage you on your journey into wellness, wholeness and to actualize the abundant life that has been destined for you.”
Tammy Miller practices out of our Satellite Office in Canton, Ohio and can be reached at 800-642-4560 x 801 or email email@example.com
Rachel M. Croce, MA, LMFT, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board, who received her masters from Antioch University New England and holds a membership with American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Being one of twelve children, Mrs. Croce has long felt a strong interest in the impact of family systems. She specializes in working with couples and individuals within the context of their family, social, cultural, and spiritual systems. Rachel works with couples, families and individuals at all stages of the lifespan and has experience in working with issues of trauma, sexual abuse, domestic violence, adjusting to change, attachment issues, conflict management, relational hurts, grief and loss, infidelity, divorce, LGBT relationship issues, anxiety, parenting, depression, and more. Rachel identifies as a Christian therapist who works toward bringing about social justice in the world by taking on a perspective that gives equal value to the diversity of each individual’s voice which strives at deeper change while nurturing a process of healing and growth.
Personal Mission Statement: "Someone once told me that all problems in life are relational. I felt skeptical in hearing this statement, but the more I experience life, I feel more drawn to this theory. I believe that reconciliation is one of the most beautiful things one can experience in life and that sadness is very much a natural part of us living within a relational context. My hope is that grace can be found in the healing process of being in relationship with one's self, others, and the world around them. Much of my own healing has transpired within the grace and hope I have found in God. While I do not hold others to the same experiences I have had, I look forward to being a supportive witness as I work collaboratively alongside others in their own process of healing."
Rachel Croce practices out of our main office in Beachwood and our satellite office in Chagrin Falls. She can be reached at 800-642-4560 x 818 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Shavaun G. Jones, M.Ed, LPCC, is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, licensed by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Mrs. Jones graduated from Collinwood High School in Cleveland, Ohio. She then went on to Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Shavaun G. Jones went on to pursue her Masters of Education in Community Agency Counseling from Cleveland State University. Mrs. Jones has over 20 years of experience in Child Welfare, Education and Family and Children’s Mental Health Services in multiple capacities. She is licensed to assess and treat DSM V mental health disorders, an approved continuing education provider in the field of community mental health,familiar with most psychological assessment tools, practices privately and familiar with EAP programs, has teaching/Job training experience, understanding Individual Education Programming and has full range of social service agency awareness in surrounding areas. Shavaun G. Jones, LPCC has been licensed as a psychotherapist since 2010.
Personal Mission Statement: I strive to assist others in meeting personal goals, resolving areas of concern and achieving healthy lifestyles. My goal is to use my skills and educate others in the specialized field of adult, child and adolescent counseling, personal and social counseling, family counseling, mental health counseling, early childhood mental health counseling, career counseling, educational counseling, grief counseling and diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disturbance. I practice in a warm and client centered way. I am blessed to be gifted in helping others as a Counselor. “Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2
Linda J. Hritz, MSW, LISW-S, LICDC-S, has over 30 years of experience as a License Independent Social Worker supervisor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor supervisor. Ms. Hritz has extensive chemical dependency, home based, and intensive outpatient experience working with children, adolescence, individual adults and families in crisis. Linda utilizes an approach which combines Twelve Step recovery work with traditional counseling methods.
The combination of a strong understanding of effective chemical dependency treatment, Ms. Hritz is comfortable in the world of twelve step therapy, along with years of experience providing trauma based treatment to children and adults, which has been very helpful in shaping an effective therapeutic approach to meet the client needs.
Personal Mission Statement: "No matter what life situation you find yourself in I can help you become empowered and break free from those burdens that are holding you down, be it an emotional or drug and alcohol related issue. Working together, we can develop an effective plan that best meets all of your needs in the way you feel most comfortable."
Noelle Chappelle, LIMFT, LPC, is completing her Ph.D in Counselor Education & Supervision – Marriage and Family Therapy track at the University of Akron where she also completed her Masters degree in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy. She is licensed by the state of Ohio’s Counselor Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapy board as both a Independent Marriage and Family Therapist and a Professional Counselor. She is currently teaching at Ursuline College as well. Noelle is a 2014-15 and 2015-16 recipient of the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy/Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Agency Minority Fellowship. She is certified in facilitating PREPARE/ENRICH, one of the most utilized and researched premarital/marital assessments and treatment programs. In addition she has utilized PREPARE/ENRICH in couple, couple’s group and seminar formats.
Noelle’s clinical interests include conducting therapy with: couples, families, children (utilizing play and art therapy interventions), adolescents, individual adults, people of all ages dealing with trauma and substance use disorders, groups for adults and young people, and groups for those with parenting concerns.
Personal Mission Statement While conducting therapy I focus upon boundaries, hierarchy and the story individuals, couples and families believe about themselves and collaborate with clients to readjust these constructs. This aids clients in bringing out their full potential in their relationships and facilitating change in their inner lives. I collaborate with clients and emphasize a strong and healthy therapeutic relationship and provide some psycho-education at times. I believe every human being was created by God, in His image, with value and for a purpose and that we were created to be in relationship with one another. I am committed to applying biblical principles in therapy for those who would like to do so and aiding such clients in exploring and living according to biblical precepts. However, I appreciate and honor diversity in all aspects and love working with clients from all sorts of backgrounds.
Gale Griffin, MPCC, LPCC is a Christian Therapist, Licensed as a Professional Clinical Counselor by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board who specializes in issues related to women, children, and adolescent/teen girls. She has a B.A. in Social Work; Gale also obtained a Master's degree in Pastoral Counseling, from Ashland Theological Seminary, and is licensed to practice in Ohio as a Professional Clinical Counselor. She is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma-Focused Child Grief Therapy. Gale also has hands-on training in effective faith-based approaches to emotional and relational healing, as well as, in the use of Solution-Focused Counseling techniques..
Personal Mission Statement: When life gets 'messy' and problems feel overwhelming, I can view your situation objectively, and help you see clearly to make better choices that work for you and support your beliefs and values. I can also help you or your child learn and practice new skills to better manage your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, and improve your relationships. My services are an out-flow of my relationship with the Lord, who knows and understands everything about each of us, loves us where we are, and is willing and able to help us get to where we need to be. "With God, all things are possible."
Gale Griffin will be practicing out of our main office in Beachwood. She can be reached at 800-642-4560 x 815 or email email@example.com
Richard Marvin, M.Ed, LSW, is licensed by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Mr. Marvin graduated with both a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a Masters of Education degree in Community Agency Counseling from Cleveland State University. Mr. Marvin has over 30 years of experience specializing in Child Welfare, Foster Care and Adoption, Group Home counseling, and Community Collaboration with extensive management experience. In addition to his involvement at Hope Behavioral Health, he is currently serving as a part time Campus Ministry staff member with International Friendship Inc., assisting, supporting and providing services to International College Students and Visiting Scholars.
Personal Mission Statement “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” Matthew 7:24-25
There is hope and His name is Jesus! There is love, joy, peace, healing, wisdom, guidance and directions available to you and it is found in God’s Word! He is all sufficient! I am committed to helping individuals and families stand through the storms of life and rebuild and strengthen one’s foundation through biblical counsel.
Richard Marvin practices out of our Solon office and our North Olmstead satellite office and can be reached at 800-642-4560 x 802 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional Biography: Shawna Young, MSW, LSW, earned her Masters in Social Work from the University of Akron and is a Licensed Social Worker by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Ms. Young earned her B.A. in Criminal Justice, and also holds another Masters Degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Forensic Psychology. Her background includes over fourteen years of social service experience with adults, adolescents, and children in the fields of education, child welfare, delinquent youth, and mental health services.
Personal Missions Statement: “Jesus saith unto him, rise, take up thy bed, and walk. John 5:8
We have little control over life’s circumstances, but we do have control over how long we engage, how long we allow the situation to remain, and how we choose to encounter circumstances.
Shawna Young practices at our main office in Beachwood and can be reached at 800-642-4560 x 809 or email email@example.com
Shelby Willard, MSSA, LSW, is licensed by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Ms. Willard graduated from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio with a Master of Science in Social Administration. Ms. Willard has extensive experience with children and women suffering from intense trauma. Ms. Willard She is trained in the Evidence Based Practices: TF-CBT and AF-CBT.Ms. Willard is also a Licensed Minister and serves as Youth Pastor for The Meeting Place Church. Personal Mission Statement: “My life has been forever impacted by God’s love and this knowledge influences my work as a therapist. My goal as a therapist is to collaborate with individuals and families as they navigate the trials life holds.” “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7
Shelby Willard practices at our Buckeye neighborhood office in Cleveland and can be reached at 800-642-4560 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mendi Joi Wilson, MACC, LPC, is licensed by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board as a Licensed Professional Counselor.Miss Wilson graduated from Cleveland Heights High School; the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; and Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, OH with a Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling.Miss Wilson has a passion for young people and has provided counseling in various settings in the fields of behavioral health counseling, school-based services, community mental health, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Personal Mission Statement: “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10, NIV).Everyone has a purpose and a plan to do great things in life.My goal is to help clients find value in themselves and in the work they do in order to be happy and successful.I will walk alongside of them to challenge, inspire, and provide hope to all individuals.
Mendi Joi Wilson practices at our main office in Beachwood on Saturdays and can be reached at 800-642-4560 x 821 email@example.com
Lola A. Whatley, MSW, LSW, is a Licensed Social Worker with the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Ms. Whatley graduated from Jane Adams High School. She obtained her Bachelor and Master Degrees of Social Work from Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio. Ms. Whatley has been a Certified Adoption Assessor for 10 years, and her areas of focus are: child welfare, chemical dependency residential and out-patient chemical dependency counseling and education, foster care and adoption, adult, child, adolescent and family mental health counselor, and medical social work.
Personal Mission Statement
I desire everyone to live a life of personal, emotional, and social freedom. I strive to equip others to recognize and effectively utilize their personal abilities and talents in order that they may increase their coping and stress management and conflict resolution skills. I am honored GOD has permitted me to serve others by sharing my professional and educational training and faith, and allowing me to provide personalized techniques that assist consumers to achieve personal goals and live a purpose driven life. We many have had a rocky start and some rough patches; however, we can finish well. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
Lola A. Whatley practices at our main office in Beachwood and can be reached at 800-642-4560 x 814 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Samantha Reid, LPCC, LCDC-III, I am licensed in the state of Ohio as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor level-III. I have been professionally developing my skills in the field of mental health since the year 2000. My Undergraduate work includes a Bachelor’s of Arts and Science from The University of Toledo. I have a master's level degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. I have had formal training in Chemical Dependency Counseling as well as Mental Health Counseling.
Over the past 10 years, I have worked in a clinical setting as an assessor, intake worker, supervisor, school based therapist, consultant, prevention specialist and case manager. In a clinical counseling capacity, this has allowed me to experience the delicate blending of applying evidenced based treatment models to real world applications. These experiences have given me insight in dealing with people, right where they are. I have learned the benefits of several clinical counseling approaches including TF-CBT and Motivational Interviewing.
Personal Mission Statement "The here and now is a great place to start."
Samantha Reid will be practicing out of our main office in Beachwood. She can be reached at 800-642-4560 or email email@example.com
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