THERAPISTS

Emily Clark, M.A., LPCC-S (she/her/hers) has worked in the mental health field for over 12 years with adults, teens, adolescents, couples, and families.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Counseling from the nationally ranked Ohio State University Counselor Education program.  Emily started her career in community mental health where she helped create the first comprehensive counseling program at Stonewall Columbus. Emily works primarily with LGBTQ+ clients where she specializes in working with transgender and gender nonconforming persons.  Treating the whole person is essential, so she uses a strengths-based approach focused on wellness.  Emily considers therapy a collaborative effort; she helps clients find the answers within themselves.  She utilizes an integrative framework incorporating mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy, humanistic, feminist, and queer theories. Emily is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and actively working toward certification, so she always uses a trauma-informed approach with clients.

Kacie Pedon, M.S.Ed., LPCC-S (she/her/hers) has been working in the mental health field for more than 6 years. She earned her Bachelors of Art degree in Psychology from The Ohio State University and earned her Masters of Science degree in community counseling from the University of Dayton. Kacie has experience working in the community mental health setting with children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. She works extensively with those in the LGBTQ community.  Kacie specializes in the treatment of, but is not limited to, crisis intervention, substance abuse, anxiety / OCD, grief and loss, relationship issues, trauma, communication issues, and depression.  She utilizes a strengths focused approach as well as CBT, person-centered, trauma-informed, and other evidence based practices.  Kacie is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).  Kacie's counseling style is warm, accepting, and empathetic.  She sees clients as the expert of their own stories, and her role is to provide a therapeutic relationship that aids in self-propelled growth. 

Kelly Rhone, M.A., M.S.Ed., LPCC (she/her/hers) has worked in the mental health field for over 10 years and has a strong foundation in diagnostic assessment.  Originally from Texas, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Texas A&M University, followed by a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Sam Houston State University and a Master of Education in Community Counseling from the University of Dayton.  Kelly works with clients who present with a wide variety of psychological conditions, and she particularly enjoys helping those who suffer from anxiety/trauma, depression, relationship issues, and transitional/phase of life concerns.  She draws primarily from cognitive-behavioral and person-centered techniques in counseling, and she believes therapy should be collaborative and tailored to each individual’s needs, strengths, personality, and unique circumstances.

Abbie Elovitz, M.S., LPC (she/her/hers) has earned her Bachelors of Art Degree in Psychology at Miami University and her Masters of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University.  Abbie enjoys working with a diverse group of individuals and has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. She has experience working with individuals with anxiety disorders, depression, relationship issues, communication issues, grief and loss, trauma, eating disorders, self-esteem, and body image issues. She utilizes an integrative approach and believes there is no such thing as “one size fits all” because each individual is unique in his or her personality, needs, and circumstances in life.  She works to provide a safe and secure environment to support clients while helping them meet their individual goals. Primarily, Abbie uses a CBT and a person-centered approach and believes it is important for the counselor and client to work together in order to make change. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and works with trauma.  Abbie’s style is warm, compassionate, empathetic, and accepting of all individuals. 

Lisa Fallara, MSW, LISW-S (she/her/hers) has worked in the social work and mental health field for more than 25 years.  She earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Social Work from The Ohio State University. She enjoys working with individuals collaboratively utilizing a strengths perspective providing a warm, non -judgmental, supportive environment. She has experience working with individuals with anxiety disorders, depression, relationship issues, communication issues, grief and loss, trauma/PTSD, and parenting issues.  She takes an eclectic approach to counseling utilizing Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and EMDR to help identify barriers to good mental health.

Abbey L. Carter Logan, LPCC-S, RYT 200, (she/her/hers) believes in her clients and their abilities to heal through talk therapy and mindful practices, such as expressive arts and yoga. She has the utmost respect for those who wish to improve their mental health, as this can be a difficult and often uncomfortable process. Her therapeutic style is creative and integrative, applying interpersonal process, feminist, gestalt, EMDR, and cognitive behavioral theories.  Abbey has a background in visual arts and applies this to the counseling process, as well as mindfulness and mind-body interventions. She has worked in the fields of mental health and wellness for nearly a decade.  Abbey earned a BA in Art and Spanish in 2003 from Capital University and an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The Ohio State University in 2009.  Additionally, she has sought training in expressive arts, creative mindfulness and mind-body approaches. Abbey became a Registered Yoga Teacher in 2015, after studying at the Samyoga Institute in Columbus, Ohio, with a focus on yoga for mental health.  She is trained as a generalist clinician, but particularly enjoys working with women’s concerns, trauma, family of origin dysfunction, and victims of sexual and interpersonal violence. 

Jody Davis, RN, MSW, LISW (she/her/hers) has worked in the nursing and mental health fields for more than 10 years.  She earned her Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati, her associate degree in Nursing from the Christ College, and a Master’s degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University. She has psychiatric nursing experience with adults and adolescents both inpatient and in the clinic setting, with a focus on the forensic population. As a licensed social worker, Jody has directed an agency quality program, advocated on behalf of the LGBTQ population here in Central Ohio, and worked with a variety of adult clients in primary care and social service settings. She has experience with motivational interviewing, solution-focused and cognitive therapies to help clients cope with adversity and foster positive change in their lives. Jody publicly came out as a Transgender female in 2014, and has experience with the emotional, physical, social and spiritual aspects of gender transition. She periodically leads presentations and workshops related to aspects of life as a trans / gender non-conforming / queer person, and advocates for that population at the micro and macro levels.

Rachel Cooke, M.A., LPC (she/her/hers) earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The Ohio State University. She enjoys working with a variety of individuals and couples ranging from adolescents to adults. Rachel has experience treating a wide range of concerns including, but not encompassing, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, relationship issues, body image concerns, grief, and adjustments to various life stressors. She strives to create a warm, empathetic, genuine, and non-judgmental environment in which clients feel accepted and empowered. Rachel believes in working collaboratively with individuals to reach their goals and strengthen their holistic well-being. She uses an intentionally integrative framework, matching techniques and approaches to the unique needs of the individual. She gravitates toward person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and existential theories and focuses on using the strengths of the individual to facilitate positive change.

Terry Taylor, MSW, LSW, LCDC-III (he/him/his) has engaged in professional social services programming since 2012. Terry is a graduate of The Ohio State University's College of Social Work Advanced Standing Alternative Program and Bachelor of Science in Social Work Program. Terry specializes in working with LGBTQ+ identified people, with a distinct focus in working with transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary identified people. Terry has additional clinical specialization working with people living with substance use disorders. Using a trauma-informed, strengths model;  Terry allows each client to set the speed and course of therapy. Terry uses a myriad of evidenced based clinical interventions including: EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy), REBT, TF-CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Harm Reduction Psychotherapy. An out gay man, Terry has special insights and awareness into the coming out process, especially those in rural settings or settings in which LGBTQ identities are not welcomed or celebrated. Outside of his clinical work, Terry enjoys spending time with his 70 pound pit bull Max and connecting with friends and family over Mexican food. 

Shannon Evans, M.S., LPCC-S (she/her/hers) has worked in the mental health field for over 15 years with adults, adolescents, families and children. She completed her training by earning a Master of Science at the CACREP accredited Wright State University, College of Education and Human Services, Clinical Mental Health program. Shannon has a passion for serving very diverse populations including LGBTQ+, African Americans, Disabled and other populations where oppressive environmental stressors can greatly contribute to clinical mental health symptoms. She has several years of experience diagnosing and treating anxiety, depression, work and family stressors, PTSD and others via individual and group therapy. She takes an integrative approach to counseling and seeks to establish an alliance with clients; that facilitates their journey toward wellness. Shannon has been trained in person-centered and strength based modalities that include: trauma-informed care, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, dialectical behavior therapy and others. She is committed to tailoring the therapeutic approach to properly fit the client.

Simon R. Woliver, M.A., LPCC-S, LICDC, (he/him/his) is interested in helping his clients experience the present moment without judgment through body and emotion-focused awareness.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Addiction Studies from the University of Cincinnati and his Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The Ohio State University.  He completed an 18-month Gestalt theory and practice training program at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland in 2017.  Simon is also trained in Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  He has previously worked with a large and diverse university student population.  Simon continues to incorporate Gestalt, interpersonal process, client-centered, and motivational interviewing theories when working with his clients.  He is an experienced generalist, with particular specializations/interest in alcohol and other drug use disorders/assessment, trauma, anxiety, depression, family of origin concerns, men’s issues, bipolar disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.  Simon believes that each person’s unique experiences, cultures, and identities inform the therapeutic process.  He strives to not make meaning for others and instead is interested in how his clients are experiencing their full range of emotions in the here and now.