Our Team

About Us

Alexandria Preston, MSW, LSW

Lexi (she/her/hers) has experience with people of all ages dealing with grief and loss. She graduated from The Ohio State University with her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. She went on to graduate from the University of Southern California with her Master’s degree in Social Work in the area of Adults and Healthy Aging. Her career started with hospice where she worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including grief, loss, caregiver burnout, depression and anxiety.

 Her therapy style is warm, laid back and interactive. She believes in treating everyone with dignity, respect, sensitivity and compassion. She will tailor sessions and treatment plans to meet your specific needs. She believes that one approach does not work for everyone because everyone is unique and different in their own way. Lexi is a telehealth clinician and sees clients virtually, and at the office in Pataskala.

Supervised by Shelby Cook, LISW-S

Alexandria is accepting new children, teen, and adult clients for in-person and telehealth sessions. Please call or email for scheduling.


Amanda Price, LISW-S, LCSW

I am a clinician with 11 years post master’s experience working with children, teens, and adults. I have experience working with couples, individuals, and their families. I am a LISW-S in Ohio and an LCSW in Florida. I utilize a humanistic, client-centered, and strength-based approach. I use an eclectic approach to working with trauma, depression, anxiety, and personality disorders that include; Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) techniques. I am an ally for LGBTQIA+ and support ethical, non-monogamy lifestyles.

I approach clients with a non-judgmental stance and understand that change takes time. I hope to provide individuals with the tools necessary to manage their emotional health to help manage the daily stressors in their life.

Amanda is not accepting new clients at this time.

Ami Olinger, LPCC

Hello! I am Ami. l am a licensed clinical counselor in Ohio focusing on anxiety, relationships, couples, teachers, military members, and their dependents who may be experiencing stress, life-altering situations, or simply those desiring their life to be more fulfilling.
I have served the military population as a military and family life counselor and thoroughly enjoyed it. I also have been an elementary school therapist in which I supported students and teachers to build successful outcomes in and out of the classroom.

My goal is to create a safe, comfortable space that you feel seen, heard and empowered. I have a laid back approach and utilize cognitive behavior therapy and solution focused therapy. I would be honored to walk beside you on your journey.

Ami is currently accepting new EAP clients. Please call or email for scheduling.

Courtney Yergin, LISW-S, LICSW-S

Howdy there, and welcome! My name is Courtney Yergin, and I’m a clinician with over 12 years of practice, licensed LISW-S in the state of Ohio and LICSW in the state of Alabama. I have experience working with adults, teens, and families in individuals, couples, hospitals, communities, and residential settings. My style is compassionate and nonjudgmental, which seeks to empower YOU. Treatment is a vulnerable space where you deserve to feel safe, heard, and valued. Your goals are my goals and will be tailored to treat your struggles and augment your strengths.

I specialize in trauma, depression, anxiety, adjustment, eating disorders, substance use, and personality disorders. I believe it is paramount to understand how your brain, body, and behaviors have been impacted by stress. Throughout treatment, I utilize evidence-based practice interventions, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Trauma-Informed Care (TIC), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Compassion Focus Therapy (CFT). I’m passionate about lending a hand to help you understand, seek out, and practice solutions to achieve your own advancement. What’s next for you? Let’s find out together!

 Courtney is not accepting new clients at this time.

Dominique Proctor, MSW, LSW

Hi, I am Dominique (Dom) Proctor. I am a licensed social worker and have experience providing therapeutic services to children, teens, and adults. I offer both individual and couples counseling. I earned my bachelor’s degree from Ohio University in 2020m and worked as a case manager and bachelor’s level therapist. I then attended Indiana Wesleyan University, where I earned my Master of Social Work.

Man has been avoiding the consequences of our choices since the beginning. Human beings attempted to cover up their own mistakes and faults by human effort alone. Whether it is AA meetings, self-help programs, or other means of recovery, most of these programs only touch one aspect of a person. A person is made up of mind, body, and soul. Therefore, we need healing for all three elements of a person, not just one. I enjoy working with people to help heal these facets and make progress toward recovery.

When helping individuals with their therapeutic goals, I pull from several different modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). I also offer Christian counseling services to those seeking the incorporation of their faith into treatment. I enjoy helping those who have been hurt by the church.

I work as an inpatient therapist at SUN Behavioral in Columbus, Ohio, and as an outpatient therapist. In addition, I am part of the NACSW ( North American Association of Christians in Social Work) and the BLEXIT movement.

Supervised by Shelby Cook, LISW-S

Dom is currently accepting new children, teens, and adults for both individual and couples therapy at our office in Patasakala. Please call or email for scheduling.

Jana Van Hooser, LISW-S

Hi! My name is Jana! I’m happy you’re here and finding the right therapist for you! I will tell you a little about myself, so you can decide if we may be a good fit. If so, let’s rock n’ roll!
I’m a LISW-S and enjoy working with several different kinds of people. My specialties include people with an intellectual disability or related condition, borderline personality disorder, people involved with family court, behavioral issues, narcissism and sociopathy, domestic and psychological violence, and challenging divorces.

My therapy style is warm and interactive. I love to get to know the people I’m working with, so I can assist them the best I can. I take pride in my ability to encourage people to be their authentic selves, which often opens up many conversations that need to occur.
I’m problem-focused and often take a very behavioral approach; I like to help you break down the issues so we can attempt to get to the bottom of what’s actually happening.
My therapy sessions are conversation-led, with prompting and questions from me. I like for us to explore all sides of our topic, so I often offer alternative viewpoints, but that’s me wanting to make you think!

Jana currently has a waitlist for new clients.

Joseph Januzzi, LISW

My name is Joseph Januzzi and I am a licensed independent social worker. I have an extensive history of working with clients of all ages from 6 years old to 60 years old. I love learning about people from all different backgrounds and have a nonjudgmental therapeutic approach that is collaborative and a co-facilitated process where we both navigate through past and present struggles together to identify goals and coping skills to contribute to a healthier lifestyle and overall increased feeling of empowerment, worth and happiness.

I have experience with emotional and mood based disorders such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder as well as ADHD, attachment based disorders, autism, conflict resolution, couple’s therapy, work-related stress management, family therapy and more. I focus on connectedness and utilize various approaches and treatment modalities such as cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy along with a client centered approach to reach our treatment goals. I would love to hear more about your concerns and get started on taking steps in a direction toward progress and individual growth.

Joseph is currently accepting new EAP clients. Please call or email for scheduling.

Kiersten Liles, MSW, LISW

I believe the goal of therapy is to provide a safe environment to explore their life history and learn how to manage stressors, trauma, and mental health on a daily basis. I provide my clients with emotional regulation tools, education on their mental health, active listening, and resources to better facilitate their needs. I utilize techniques from several theories that allow me to bring an eclectic approach instead of a “one size fits all” approach. To have the courage to reach out to talk to someone is an enormous emotional stressor. The fact that you are looking at my profile says you have taken the next step in finding peace within yourself and are willing to be an active participant in changing your life for the better.

I work with all general mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, and trauma in adults. I assist the client in navigating the challenges in their lives and finding strengths to build upon. I have worked in foster care and individual counseling services.

I help my clients learn their strengths, overcome barriers and provide a non-judgmental stance on their experiences to allow them to process their pain in a way that is not forced but comfortable and safe. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Social Work at Wright State University. I completed a dual Masters program at Wright State and Miami University in Social Work.

I have worked with children, teens, and adults, supporting them through self-esteem issues, parenting, emotional regulation, trauma, and many other concerns and life experiences.

Kiersten is currently accepting new EAP clients. Please call or email for scheduling.

Kellie Cousino, LISW, LISW-CP

Hi! I’m Kellie. I earned my Master’s in Social Work from Eastern Michigan University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social work from Bowling Green State University. I have been a Licensed Social Worker in Ohio since 2012.

In 2022, I also became independently licensed in South Carolina, and in 2023, I became independently licensed in Florida.

I have served as a clinical therapist working with adults in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction during all levels of care, including detox, residential treatment, outpatient group and individual therapy sessions, and co-occurring mental health diagnoses. I create a courageous environment where everyone can genuinely embrace themselves without fearing judgment or rejection.

Kellie currently has a waitlist for new EAP clients.

Kelly Dominic, IMFT

My name is Kelly Dominic, and I am an Independently Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the State of Ohio and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor Candidate. I have experience working with pre-teens, teens, adults, couples, and families. I take a systemic approach in therapy, viewing someone’s life and all the intertwining systems in which they belong, to work most effectively with those in therapy. I have over 20 years’ experience in substance use disorder treatment, industrial organization change, behavioral change, and psychotherapy in settings such as community corrections, community mental health, private consulting, and private practice. I have been practicing Marriage & Family therapy specifically for the last 8 years.

I specialize in trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship/couples work, (including intimacy difficulties, infidelity, ethical non-monogamous relationships, LGBTQ+ relationships, pre and post marital therapy) and general life stressors. I have extensive knowledge of military families and reintegration stressors, including PTSD. I also specialize in treatment of gambling disorders, as well as substance use disorders.

I am a Bowenian therapist, meaning I look at patterns throughout generations of the family. In addition to Bowen, I also utilize a strength based, person centered approach in the therapy room. Solution Focused therapy and Narrative therapy are two models I incorporate often. My approach to therapy is not a one size fits all approach. I believe that each person and/or couple/family will require a different approach from me, and I honor that in session. I believe that everyone has the skills they need to heal their lives and consider myself a conduit to help them find those skills.

Kelly currently has a waitlist for new EAP clients.


Kyle Davis, MSW, LISW-S

About me:
I am originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, I have two brothers and a mother. My childhood was very normal until my late teens when my father passed away from cancer. Not surprisingly, this whole process was sudden and challenging in many ways for myself and the rest of the family. My situation could have gone very differently; however I was fortunate to get linked with a therapist who took the time to challenge my thinking. Luckily, I was able to get into college and pursue my passion of social work.

My approach:
Three words that describe my approach are: problem solving, non-judging, and patient. I think therapy can be fun and interesting. My overarching goal with therapy is build a mutual relationship that serves the client. I feel clients have the ability to solve their problems; however, us as people sometimes need someone from outside our situation to bounce ideas off of.

My clinical strengths:
I have extensive experience working with anxiety, panic and substance use. I know first hand how crippling anxiety and panic attacks can be, I really enjoy tying to help others gain confidence and learn to cope with these conditions.

After applying for my Independent license I started working for Veteran Affairs on a homeless/ substance use residential unit. There I taught substance use groups, individual psychotherapy and attended many trainings to widen my skill set. During COVID, this unit was reworked and resulted in me taking a job outside the unit. I now assist local hospitals with our clients and their discharge needs. This obviously is a slight departure from my normal skills and is part of the reason I work in private practice as well.

Kyle currently has a waitlist for new EAP clients.


Loreta De Zuniga-Bandiera MSW, LSW, OIFP II

Hello! I am Loreta De Zuniga-Bandiera MSW,LSW, OIFP II (she/her)

I am a licensed Social Worker. I received my undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education at Pacific Oaks University, and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University. I began my career in teaching in schools, and have experience working with parents to advocate for their children’s mental health in school.

I specialize in working with children, teens and families with complex trauma. I am certified as a Child and Family Practitioner in the state of Ohio. I have experience working with children as young as 3 years old who have experienced trauma. It is never too early to begin talking about mental health with children. I also work with teens struggling with depression, self-harm, and eating disorders. I am a LGBTQ+ Ally, and have experience guiding children through their journey of gender identity.

I use a play-based client centered approach tailored to each individual or family. I take a non-conventional laid-back approach to therapy, using Art, and Yoga in my sessions to improve symptoms of Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD.

I practice EMDR both in person and via telehealth. I am taking children, and teens who could benefit from this therapeutic approach.

Loretta is currently accepting new child and teen clients. Please call or email for scheduling.


Lucille Pepico

Hi, I am Lucille! I am an office manager and help keep the day-to-day functions of the practice going. I will do my best to give you the help you need. I am at your service! Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Use the “book now” button to schedule a free 15-minute discovery call with me to discuss which of our therapists are the best fit for you and your goals.


Mia Calhoun, MSW, LSW

Throughout my experience working as a Social Service Provider, I have developed a drive for providing therapeutic services to a variety of clientele. I specialize in helping individuals to increase their independence and autonomy by utilizing strength based, and motivational methods. My experience of working in community mental health has helped to mold me into a compassionate and active listener dedicated to working tirelessly to enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities.

I have had the privilege to build upon my foundation of social work and pursue a Masters degree in Social Work at Campbellsville University, and later obtained my Social Work Licensure. Since earning my LSW, I have been able to provide therapeutic interventions to clients using a solution-focused and cognitive approach.

The primary goal of my clinical service is to enrich the welfare of individuals daily, while promoting holistic health and wellness. With my extensive history in providing mental health services, and implementing clinical devices to augment the human experience, I am confident that I can be a contribution to your journey of achieving mental wealth and wholeness.

Supervised by Shelby Cook, LISW-S

Mia is currently accepting new clients for telehealth sessions.

Michael Davis, MSW, LSW

O-H… Hello My name is Michael and I’m excited you are possibly thinking about starting you or your child’s counseling journey. A little bit about me: I graduated with my Bachelors in social work from Ohio State and then went on to obtain my Masters in Social work again from Ohio State. I found my passion for working with kids through my local Boys and Girls Club (after school program) and through my mother who is also a social worker. I love plants, reading, going on walks and watching movies.

As an experienced trauma-informed social worker, I bring over 2 and a half years of expertise in trauma-focused counseling, providing compassionate and effective support to individuals overcoming challenging experiences. With a deep understanding of the complexities of trauma, I strive to create a safe and nurturing environment for my clients to heal and thrive. Additionally, I possess over 5 years of invaluable experience in child development through structured programming, empowering children to reach their full potential in a supportive and enriching setting. My dedication to fostering resilience and promoting positive change I hope in turn can make a lasting impact on the lives of those I have had the privilege to work with
… I-O!!! Go buckeyes !!!!!

Supervised by Shelby Cook, LISW-S.

Michael is currently accepting new teen and adult clients for telehealth services. Please call or email for scheduling.

Natalie Lewis, LMFT

Hello, my name is Natalie Lewis, and I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Florida and the U. S. Virgin Islands.  I have over 8 years of professional work experience in this field of work. My educational background is in marriage and family therapy, psychology and industrial organizational psychology.

I have experience working with couples,  individuals, working with children using play therapy, group therapy with children and adults, teens, young adults and those who have experienced trauma and abuse, I’ve also worked with families to address their familial discord and conflict. I work with my clients to create an open, welcoming and safe environment where they are free to share their thoughts and feelings in an atmosphere with no fear of judgment. Taking the first step to ask and seek out help shows strength and courage. I am here to provide support, and to share coping strategies. My therapeutic approach starts with practicing self-care.


Natalie is currently accepting new EAP clients. Please call or email for scheduling.

Patrice Treadwell, LPCC

A native to Cleveland, OH, Patrice is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, with over nine years of experience in the mental health field. Patrice started her career as a Mental Health case manager, often assisting professionals with intense cases in various settings, including residential, home/school-based, and foster care. While working as a case manager, Patrice earned her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, therefore, furthering her career as a therapist.

Patrice areas of treatment include, but are not limited to, Eating Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, childhood behavior disorders, childhood development, ADHD, Suicidal Ideation/Self-harm, PTSD, self-esteem, parent/child relationship, and Body dysmorphia. She has experience working with adults and those as young as the age of 4. Patrice has a true passion for working with those who suffer from eating disorders that don’t fit the stereotypical criteria. She truly believes in a Health at Every Size Approach (HAES), advocating for those in various body types. Patrice also loves working with trauma and helping those negative life after a traumatic experience. She is also well versed in utilizing various modalities including; Solution-Focused treatment, Family based Treatment for Eating Disorders (FBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive behavioral Treatment (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
Patrice strongly believes in using a Rogerian approach, meaning that people should not be judged or criticized for their choices; things happen, and people deserve empathy, patience, and a caring person to listen to them.
Patrice obtained her undergrad in Psychology from Hiram College and obtained a master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The University of Akron. In her personal time, Patrice enjoys cooking, spending time with her family, engaging in joyful movement, and utilizing her creative brain.

Patrice is currently accepting new clients for telehealth services. Please call or email for scheduling.

Rebecca French, LISW

Hello, I am Rebecca French, a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Ohio. I have been practicing social work for over 25 years, mainly in the medical field, including dialysis, the emergency room, the hospital, and hospice/home care. I obtained a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Kentucky and a Bachelor of Social Work from Morehead State University. Most recently, a few years ago, I began practicing therapy remotely and have enjoyed helping others in this manner.

Some examples of what I have helped others with are anxiety, depression, work-related issues, new medical diagnosis, grief/loss, and other life experiences. I tend to use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy while implementing mindfulness techniques. I have worked with people of all ages and backgrounds. Will you allow me the opportunity to provide you with the tools to help you have a more fulfilling life?

Rebecca is not accepting new clients at this time.

Renee Biney, LISW-S

I am Renee. I am a clinician with over 10-years of experience working in the Mental Health field. I am an LISW-S in the State of Ohio.

I received my bachelors degree in Social and Behavioral Studies. I am a proud graduate of the first social work school in the United States: Simmons College of Social Work in Boston, Massachusetts. While pursuing my graduate degree at Simmons College, I had an opportunity to learn how to provide a space without judgement, a space where my clients are understood, supported, shown empathy and unconditional positive regard; I would say that is my style of counseling!

I have experience working with diverse populations including veterans, adults, children, families, individuals and groups. I utilize treatment modalities such as motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness therapy in the treatment of concerns including addiction, grief, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, adjustment disorders, and life’s stressors.

I believe there is support out there, no matter what life throws at us. I also hold a strong belief in the dignity and worth of all people, which translates into a client-centered approach. Values of this approach that I hold include: individuality, privacy, partnership, choice, dignity, respect, rights, equality, independence and diversity.

Book a session with me or with any of my amazing colleagues. We look forward to working with you!

Renee currently has a waitlist for new EAP clients.

Sabine Dodson, MSW, LSW

Hi there! My name is Sabine (she/her)! I received my MSW and BSW from Ohio State and am a Buckeye through and through. My therapy style is warm, compassionate, and straightforward. I utilize a strengths-based perspective to use the strengths you already have to achieve the growth that you want to see.

I have experience working with individuals with substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, and trauma. I utilize Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Internal Family Systems skills. I am big on feeling all of the feelings and learning to find peace through both acceptance and change. I am here to support you and adapt to your needs with a non-judgmental attitude.

Supervised by Shelby Cook, LISW-S.

Sabine is not accepting new clients at this time.

Stacey Christensen, MSW, LSW

I am a Licensed Social Worker. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Social Work from Capital University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University.

My areas of specialties include anxiety, depression, stress management issues, family conflict, life transitions, career difficulties, relationship issues, low self-esteem, confidence issues, LGBTQ, and Non-Monogamy. I utilize many evidence-based interventions, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT).

 I use Mindfulness to support the development of skills and techniques to identify and cope with emotions and behaviors. I believe in the importance of developing self-esteem and internal confidence, which support positive changes throughout your life.

Supervised by Shelby Cook, LISW-S.

Stacey is currently accepting new child, teen and adult clients, for telehealth and in person sessions. Please call or email for scheduling.

William Ward, MSW, LSW

I am dedicated to helping individuals and families navigate life’s challenges and find a path towards emotional well-being. With a compassionate and non-judgmental approach, I create a safe space for clients to openly explore their thoughts and feelings.

While I am relatively new to the clinical setting, I have already worked with a diverse range of clients dealing with issues such as relationship struggles, anxiety, depression, communication difficulties, and self-esteem.

I also draw from 5+ years of experience in the social services field working with juveniles, adults, and families. My formal education began at The Ohio State University, and concluded after receiving a Master of Social Work from the University of Kentucky. I am a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Ohio. I believe that therapy is a collaborative journey, and I tailor my approach to each client’s unique needs. Drawing from evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness, I work with clients to develop practical strategies and insights that promote lasting change.

I offer both in-person sessions at the Pataskala office on Wednesday’s, and evening remote sessions for clients who prefer online therapy.

Supervised by Shelby Cook, LISW-S.

William is accepting new teen and adult clients for telehealth and in person services. Please call or email for scheduling.

Shelby Cook, LISW-S

Hi there, I’m Shelby. I am a psychotherapist licensed in Ohio, specializing in trauma and serving veterans and their spouses. I have worked with clients with various concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, and trauma. I believe in working with clients and couples to identify strengths and develop the skills to navigate life’s challenges.

My therapy style is warm, laid-back, and interactive.

I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don’t believe in stigmatizing labels. After your first session, you can expect to feel hopeful and clearly understand the goals we will work on together in therapy. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills needed to handle life stressors and mental health symptoms through treatment.

My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, and solution-focused therapy. I also believe in the importance of physical activity and overall well-being as a pillar of good mental health. I will tailor our sessions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

As a Licensed Independent Social Worker, I serve adults seeking to improve their mental health and overall well-being using a person-centered approach. This means you will have a safe space to be yourself without judgment. Together we will define and enhance your strengths to help you achieve healing and wellness.

It takes courage to seek treatment and to take the first steps toward change. I am here to support and empower you if you are ready to take that step. I look forward to working with you!

Shelby is not accepting new clients at this time.


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