We are a collaborative group of
independent providers serving a variety of clients.
Meet Amy Blankenship, LPCC
I would like to help ease the anxiety life can bring during times of change, during your daily routines, or in special situations: caregiver struggles, aging parents/dementia, parenting questions or stress, behavior concerns with children, divorce adjustment and grief. My background working with children and their parents in a variety of professional, educational settings for 16 years, as well as my training to become a counselor, will be an asset for me understanding you and your concerns.
I am also LGBT friendly, and have special interests in the challenges this brings to ones family and/or social and romantic life. Isolation, emotional distress, creating healthy alliances and identity development, are just a few of several challenges in which I can assist. Providing a safe environment for you is a top priority. I want you to find the hope you need to get through your day, while helping you find solutions to the challenges you face.
Meet Joanne Forsthoefel, LPCC
Life is a journey full of unexpected twists and turns that can leave us feeling overwhelmed, confused, stressed, anxious, angry and hurt. It happens. Sometimes when we are faced with an unexpected event or tragedy or we just feel like we "aren't ourselves "and we just aren't sure who to talk to or what to do, therapy can help. I would like to be there to help you through the twists and turns. It has been my experience as a therapist working with children, adults and families that creating a safe and comfortable environment allows us to get to know each other and together find the best way for you to approach and manage the concerns in your life. In sessions I use a variety approaches based on your preference and needs. I invite you to meet me and decide if you feel this a good fit for you or your child.
Meet Barbara J. Davis, LPCC, CDCA
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in strengthening relationships in children, teens and adults with anxiety, depression and behavioral difficulties. I have been providing clients with the means to express their concerns through Trauma Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person Centered Therapy. Why see a therapist at any age? Perhaps low self esteem, or poor self confidence, assistance managing stress, sadness or anger. Children and teens may have difficulty getting along in school, with others or at home. Therapy allows fears and concerns to be heard. I help children, teens and adults resolve life difficulties helping improve their overall wellness and mental health. I would love to help you. *I am able to take CareSource insurance, however Caresource requires 7 business days to get pre-authorization so please email me prior to booking to accommodate that specific insurance.
Meet Suzy Carter, LISW-S.
Life is not always a bowl of cherries. Since you are here, reading this, you know that too. Things like a new medical or mental health diagnosis, issues with family or children, new job, loss of job, marriage or divorce issues can hurt us. We all need help sometimes. I love helping you work through your barriers to happiness. You can then reach your full potential. I too have had my own personal life setbacks. So, I understand what it is like to struggle and recover from the not so great parts of life. Let me partner with you and your family to start living your best life now. I have 25 years of training and experience assisting individuals, families and couples. One speciality area of training I have is trauma focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Because everyone is unique so is my approach. My sense of humor is something you can appreciate though your journey. Reach out, get started now. We can work through and get past your struggles together.
Meet CYMBRIA HESS, IMFT-S, Founding Therapist.
Hi there, I am an Independent Marriage & Family Therapist specializing in individual and couple therapy. I have over 30 years experience as a clinician. Time has flown by. Long ago it seems, I graduated from The University of Dayton specializing in developmental psychology. My background in developmental psychology allows me to work with clients from many stages of life. I chose to study developmental psychology because I thought the model of normal development versus thwarted development made the most sense. All of us face times in our lives where "curve balls" throw us off our planned trajectory. I see that as mostly "normal" or just life. Together we can figure out how to get back on track, or maybe even develop a better path for optimal life enjoyment.
My areas of expertise are: adolescent issues, couple therapy and individual therapy for depression and anxiety across the lifespan.
You should know if we work together that I am a therapist who loves to laugh at what life throws us all. I sincerely believe that therapy doesn't have to be a painful, horrid experience to tolerate. Rather, it is truly a chance to take on the challenges of life and figure out how to grow, learn and improve so that we don't get blasted by our own repetitive behavioral responses. I strive to provide practical and usable feedback with sensitivity, gentle humor and compassion each and every session. There is no "one size or technique fits all." The goal is to help you build on your strengths, identify life goals and create a plan to live your best life...even and especially when times are tough. The reason I love my career (and I truly do) is that helping people's lives go from a dark, and often painful time in their life to a better place with hope for the future is a true honor. When I get to participate in that shift that makes me downright glow.