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Bill Elwood is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in psychology from Ursuline college, and Masters Degree in counseling from John Carroll University and is a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor. He has extensive experience with adolescent behavior problems as well as marriage and family related issues. He is Certified Master Addictions Counselor and is a Substance Abuse Professional. He also has specialized training in co-dependency treatment approaches. Mr. Elwood has an interest in the function of faith and spirituality in the healing process. He is an Ordained Permanent Deacon for the Cleveland Catholic Diocese and Adjunct Faculty member at St. Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology.
Linda Elwood is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Ursuline College and her Masters Degree in Counseling at John Carroll University. Linda takes a family systems approach to treating relationship problems; family and parenting issues, depression, LGBTQ and women's issues. She also has had extensive experience with Sensory Processing Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, adolescent behavior problems and adolescent community out-reach and intervention programs. She is also a former youth minister for the Cleveland Catholic Diocese and a recipient of the 1992 James P. O'Donnell Award for outstanding youth work.
Laura Moyer is an adult psychiatric mental health clinical nurse specialist and a graduate of the University of Toledo, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degrees in education and nursing. Previously in private practice near Toledo and in Willoughby, she also taught mental health nursing in both classroom and clinical settings at the UT College of Nursing. She also served in two board positions on the Faculty Affairs Committee. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Her specialty areas include anxiety, depression, grief counseling and bipolar, eating and obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD).
Dr. Peter Golden is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine. He has practiced psychiatry in many different settings over the past 12 years including, Ohio Guidestone, Beech brook, Portage Path and Private practice. He is dedicated to the community and working with individuals who are dealing with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and grief. Through excellent professional training Dr. Golden has developed skills to help people manage and master their afflictions, as well as how to use medication to aide in therapy.
Dr. Peter Kontos is a graduate of John Carroll University and the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. he has practiced psychiatry in many different settings over the past 25 years including the Cleveland Clinic, Ravenwood Center of Geauga County, and Coleman Professional Services of Summit County. Dr. Kontos brings a wealth of experience to our practice as well as the benefit of a warm and caring professional dedicated to the practice of quality psychiatry
Kathleen Toohig earned her Masters Degree at John Carroll University, her Bachelors of Arts Degree in psychology from Ursuline College, and a diploma of Nursing from St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing. She has vast experience as a health care professional with over twenty-five years as a Registered Nurse. She is also a certified grief counselor, specializing in prenatal grief (infant/child loss, miscarriage, etopic). Ms. Toohig also specializes in working with family problems, post-partum depression, and promoting parent education.
Misty Kluk has a Master's Degree in Counseling and Human Services from John Carroll University. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a Supervisor designation. Misty has over 13 years of counseling experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Misty enjoys doing individual, group, and family counseling. She specializes in working with individuals and families that have experience traumas, particularly sexual abuse. She has worked with victims of human trafficking as well. Misty has extensive experience working with individuals who deal with depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, personality disorders, and relationship difficulties. She has a great deal of experience working with adolescents who demonstrate emotional and behavioral issues in the home, school, and/or community
Allison is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who earned her Bachelors of Science in Psychology and her Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling from John Carroll University. Allison has experience in working with children, adolescents and adults. She also enjoys working with families on issues related to the family system. She has also worked extensively with children on the Autism Spectrum who have significant behavioral issues in the home, school and community. She has worked with individuals and families in a variety of settings including outpatient and residential treatment. Allison has worked with individuals who are dealing with depression, anxiety, ADHD, relationships issues, personality disorders and self-esteem. She utilizes Cognitive Based methods, Solution Focused and Behavioral approaches when working with individuals.
Stephanie Marder is a Licensed Professional Counselor, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire and her Masters of Arts in Psychology from Boston University. She is currently working on her PHD at Kent State University. Stephanie worked at Bellefaire JCB assisting adolescents and their families in-home and in the community. She has been working with at-risk youth, adolescents, young adults and families dealing with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, and interpersonal conflicts. Stephanie takes a integrative approach to her counseling practice, ensuring treatment is tailored to the individual or family.
Susan Marder is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who earned her Bachelors of Arts Degree in sociology at Brooklyn College and her Master’s Degree at John Carroll University. Susan’s diverse experience includes parent education, child behavior management, effective discipline techniques, and family issues. As Coordinator of the Early Intervention Program through the Lake County General Health District she worked with parents of children who were medically fragile and/or developmentally delayed. Susan has worked as a family therapist with Bellefaire JCB where she provided in-home intensive counseling services to young children, adolescents and families. Susan specializes in phase of life problems counseling in the areas of empty-nest stressors, retirement issues, and loss of a job. Assisting individuals dealing with frustration and anxiety related to providing caretaking to aging or dependent parents. She works with parents, step parents, and new parents with the daily demands and struggles that they face with raising a family. She has extensive experience with grief, anxiety, self-esteem and depression for all age groups.
Devorah “Dev” Shiffman is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her Bachelor of Science in Education in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Ohio University and her Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Cleveland State University. Dev has an interest in working with adolescents and young adults as well as children working to manage transitions, anxiety, and depression. Additionally, Dev has training and experience working with the LGBTQ+ community. Dev enjoys both individual and group counseling and utilizes a variety of evidence-based counseling techniques to best meet her client’s needs.
Ron Colonna is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Licensed Social Worker. He received his undergraduate degree from Geneva College and his Masters degree from the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is nationally board certified as a Counselor and as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. His counseling experiences are in mood, personality, adjustment disorders, marriage and family issues, and the relevance of faith within individuals' lives. His extensive undergraduate and graduate university teaching experiences have augmented his clinical mental health practice and research. Ron has done local and state workshops on mood disorders, marriage and other relationships, suicide and family survivors of suicide. He has co-authored The Counselor Intern's Handbook.
Angelika is a licensed professional counselor she earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Cleveland State University. Angelika’s previous clinical work includes both community mental health and college settings. Angelika’s background has allowed her to work with individuals experiencing clinical concerns ranging from anxiety and depression to mood disorders, trauma, grief & loss, anger management, racial identity, gender identity, sexuality, family & relationship issues, and life transitions. She has worked with clients of all ages and has the most experience with those in young and middle adulthood. Angelika strives to provide a comfortable therapeutic environment for all clients. She views each client as an individual and applies treatment methods specifically tailored to each client’s needs through an integrative approach. She affirms marginalized groups experiencing distress as a result of economic, political, environmental, and social oppression. Angelika employs a person centered and feminist orientation within her clinical practice while utilizing therapeutic techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, strength based, humanistic, and solution focused approaches.
David Riccardi is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor. He earned his Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University, and his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Ohio State University. He has worked for over 30 years aiding individuals, couples and families to improve the quality of their lives. While he has specialized training and experience in the addictions field, he has many years of experience with helping clients with a variety of life problems. David has worked with the City of Cleveland Health Department, Allen Memorial Hospital inpatient chemical dependency unit, Center for Families and Children, Glenbeigh Centers, Highland Counseling Center, as well as teaching at Cuyahoga Community College. David is a well-versed and highly experienced counselor who practices with a holistic-body, mind and spirit focus, and utilizes client-centered/cognitive behavioral approaches in treatment
Samuel Kisner is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Ohio State University and his Master of Science in Psychology with a focus on Sports Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. As a licensed professional counselor, he works with adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, anger management, stress reduction, and self-care applications. He utilizes clinical counseling principles, methods, and procedures to assist clients in achieving more effective personal, social, educational, career development and adjustment.
Therapy Dogs have been known to make it easier for clients to open-up and become more relaxed. Their unconditional love can help clients through the therapy process by adding additional support. Mutual interaction and affection such as petting or cuddling with our therapy dog enhances the counseling experience here at Family Behavioral Health Services, LLC. Maggie is a 10 year old Cavachon. Our dogs help give the practice more of the comfort of home.