Our experienced specialists provide therapy for a wide range of mental health issues and approach treatment based on the individual needs of the client.
 

We meet individuals “where they are at” and emphasize individualizing therapy to respect and meet the needs and goals of each client.




Michelle M. Paul (LPCC-S)

Michelle is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor. She earned her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Cleveland State University and is currently a PhD student in the Counselor Education and Supervision program at Capella University. Michelle specializes in the treatment of several mental health disorders including anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, personality disorders, mood disorders, and trauma-related disorders. Michelle offers diagnostic assessments and empirically based treatment for adolescents (13+) and adults.


Michelle specializes in personality disorders and is certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), but she uses a combination of therapy techniques based on the individual needs of each patient. Using an eclectic approach, Michelle integrates cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), expressive art techniques (art and music), mindfulness-based techniques, narrative techniques, exposure therapy, and psychoeducation into her work with patients. As a compassionate, empathetic, and solution-focused therapist, Michelle works to empower patients and promote growth. She is dedicated to providing exceptional care to adolescents and adults who are experiencing emotional distress and mental health issues.

 


 

Claudia Taylor (LPCC-S)

Claudia received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Cleveland State University. She is currently a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a supervisory designation. Claudia is a person-centered clinician and assists with the development of coping strategies along with increased self-awareness. She specializes in working with teenagers and adults with a wide variety of mental health issues. In addition to individual psychotherapy, Claudia is also accepting supervisees working on obtaining their independent licensure in the state of Ohio. Please reach out if you are in need for supervision hours or additional support while obtaining licensure.


Claudia's preferred modalities are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She also has significant experience working with those suffering from trauma and individuals with extensive abuse histories. Claudia's core competencies include anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress disorders, personality disorders, LGBTQ issues, women’s issues, relationship difficulties, and ADHD diagnoses. Claudia provides individuals with a safe and non-judgmental space to discuss issues and concerns and works with clients to create emotional healing and personal growth.

 


 

Rachel McClure (LPCC-S)

Rachel received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walsh University and is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio and holds a Supervisor designation. She has experience providing counseling services to individuals, at risk children and teens and their families, and survivors of domestic violence. She has worked in community health agencies as well as private practice and has worked with individuals in a variety of settings including outpatient and shelters. Rachel has a passion for treating individuals of all ages. Her areas of expertise include; anxiety, depression, stress management, trauma, maternal depression, and other behavioral and mental health diagnoses.


Rachel utilizes a mixture of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and client centered approaches to assist clients in making positive and healthy changes in their lives. She is dedicated to helping clients make positive changes in their lives, by offering a collaborative approach and creating a safe space for clients to focus on healing. Rachel believes it is important to meet clients where they are and tailor therapy to meet the specific needs of each client.




 

Amanda Bihari (LPCC-S)

Amanda received her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Franciscan University and is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervisory Designation in the state of Ohio. She has experience in residential, community based, school based and outpatient settings. Throughout her career, Amanda has worked with diverse populations including: at risk youth & their families, survivors of trauma, individuals navigating various life transitions, and severely and persistently mentally ill persons encompassing the life span. Areas of clinical expertise include: adjustment disorders, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, mood disorders, trauma-related disorders, behavioral disorders and personality disorders.


Amanda has a passion for trauma informed care and shows the utmost empathy and respect to all of her clients. As an integrated therapist, Amanda recognizes that therapy is a unique journey and tailors her interventions to fit the individual needs of each client. She utilizes empirically based techniques from dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy and motivational interviewing. Amanda serves as the Adolescent Group Coordinator and facilitates the Adolescent Skills Training DBT Group.



 

Anne Raleigh (LSW)

Anne (Annie) received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Youngstown State University and a Master of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University. She is currently a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Ohio. She specializes in mood disorders, trauma-related disorders, personality disorders and hoarding disorder. She has experience working with at-risk adults who are living with severe mental illness in agency and community settings. Her areas of expertise include: moderate to severe mood and behavioral disorders, trauma-related disorders, hoarding disorder and issues related to grief and loss.


Annie engages in treatment from a person-centered, strengths-based approach. She often utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) along with social skills training. Annie will treat the client holistically from a social work perspective focusing on individual, family, and community well-being, as well as social and economic issues. She offers a safe space for clients to begin their journey toward emotional wellness and will assist clients in reaching treatment goals. Annie serves as the Adult Group Coordinator and facilitates our Adult Skills Training DBT Groups.




 

Angela Clunk (LSW)

Angela (Angie) received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Cleveland State University and is currently a Licensed Social Worker. She has spent a considerable amount of time working with adults, adolescents, and children to foster growth and to help individuals find healthier ways to handle stressful situations. Angie provides a safe and supportive environment that allows clients to explore current issues and concerns and provides appropriate skills training and coping mechanisms to helps individuals better manage challenging situations. Angie's areas of focus include anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+ issues, relationship difficulties, women's issues, parenting concerns and school issues.

Angie believes in balance and peace, resiliency and growth. She leads with empathy and a caring perspective. Angie is passionate about equality and is an advocate for oppressed individuals and underserved populations. She provides a non-judgmental space to explore the emotions, stress, anxiety, and feelings of hopelessness many marginalized groups experience. Angie focuses on client strengths and empowers individuals to see their own potential and looks forward to connecting and collaborating with you.


  


Mariah Payne (CT) 

Mariah earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Cleveland State University and is currently enrolled in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Heidelberg University. Mariah is currently licensed as a Counselor Trainee. Mariah is completing her clinical hours for practicum and internship at Impact Counseling Solutions under the supervision of Claudia Taylor, LPCC-S.


Mariah believes in collaboration between client and clinician. She is passionate about research and actively engages in advocacy efforts for minority communities. She currently serves as a Northeast Ohio Representative for SAIGE. Mariah has been recognized by the Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International and is a member of Heidelberg's Chi Sigma Iota chapter. Mariah has advocated for the LGBTQ+ community in many ways and most recently, through a poster presentation on Gender Inclusive Language at the All Ohio Counselors Conference in 2019. Mariah has extensive experience working in community mental health and looks forward to providing exceptional care, support, and a safe space for individuals who are experiencing mental health issues.



 

Mallory Andrews (LISW)

Mallory is a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the state of Ohio. She earned her Master of Science in Social Work degree in Clinical Social Work from The University of Texas at Austin. She has experience in residential, community-based, school-based, and both intensive outpatient and outpatient settings. Mallory has experience working with adolescents, young adults, and adults experiencing a variety of mental health issues. Mallory’s specialties include: substance use disorders/addiction and recovery, co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, histories of abuse, neglect, and foster care involvement, severe mental illness, stress management, and adjustment to various life transitions.


Mallory is a strengths-based, person-centered clinician who meets individuals “where they are at”, with an emphasis on individualizing therapy to respect and meet the needs and goals of each client. Mallory employs an eclectic therapeutic approach, contingent on the personalized needs of each client. Preferred therapeutic techniques include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, psychoeducation, trauma-informed, and mindfulness based. Mallory strongly believes in developing a compassionate, safe, empowering, and honest dynamic to support one’s journey of self-discovery and growth.

 

    


 Alisha Lambert (CT) 

Alisha received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Akron. She is currently enrolled in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at John Carroll University and licensed as a Counselor Trainee. She completed her practicum at a residential center for women with PTSD and severe and persistent mental illnesses, and she is currently completing her internship at Impact Counseling Solutions under the supervision of Amanda Bihari, LPCC-S. Her areas of focus are anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, trauma-related disorders, stress-related disorders, LGBTQ+ issues, and women's issues.


Alisha uses a person centered approach, that molds an individualized therapeutic experience that is tailored to a client’s values, strengths, and goals. She creates a safe space free of judgment that serves as a sanctuary for healing and self-exploration. She utilizes elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness in session to help clients with various mental health issues and presenting problems.




 


Rachel Booth Helscher (LPCC)

Rachel earned her Master’s degree in College Counseling from Eastern Michigan University and is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Her experience working in inpatient settings, university counseling centers, and substance use treatment facilities has provided her the opportunity to work with a diverse population of clients. Her clinical areas of focus are: anxiety and mood disruptions, LGBTQ+ issues, trauma, substance use concerns including people connected to medication-assisted treatment, life adjustments and transitions, and college student success.


Rachel believes in transparency, compassion, and trust in building a collaborative counseling relationship. Her passion for therapy comes from a place of empathy and respect for client needs while holding clients accountable to their goals in an approachable and realistic way. Integrating techniques in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing; Rachel uses an eclectic, creative, and personalized approach for each client to help them heal and make change. Her authenticity allows her to meet clients where they are and take them where they would like to go, working in tandem with clients every step of the way.





Courtney Burger (LPCC)

Courtney received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Heidelberg University and is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio. She has experience working with individuals and couples. Her clinical areas of focus include but are not limited to: anxiety, depression, trauma, somatic symptoms/body awareness, PTSD, grief, self-esteem, body image/body positivity, self-care/wellness practices, stress management, life transitions, women’s issues, relationships/communication, couples work, and chronic pain/chronic medical conditions.


Courtney believes in the power of compassion and empathy and values a strong therapeutic alliance.  She meets each individual where they are on their journey. She utilizes an array of treatment modalities including Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness. Courtney creates a safe and supportive environment with her clients. She believes it is within the safety of the therapy space clients can find meaning, healing, and purpose in their story. Courtney is passionate about helping people turn their pain into purpose and she helps her clients build upon their inner strengths as they navigate the fullness of life.



    

Jessica Bott (LMT)

Jessica is a Licensed Massage Therapist who has been practicing for over 13 years. She received certification in massage therapy and therapeutic massage from Stark State College. Jessica is passionate about massage therapy as she sees firsthand the mental and physical benefits that massage can produce. Jessica recognizes the healing properties of therapeutic massage for the treatment of mental health issues. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Cleveland State University.


Jessica has experience treating patient with a multitude of issues in working in both hospital and private practice settings. She has assisted in cases of worker’s compensation, personal injury, and other therapeutic treatments. Jessica provides relaxation, therapeutic, deep tissue, prenatal, and chair massage as well as cupping. Jessica cares for each person as a unique and individual client who has specific needs, specific to your goals and conditions. In addition to massage services, Jessica also offers holistic services such as Reiki therapy, chakra balancing, and personal and group guided meditation to help patients overcome mental and physical obstructions.





Lisa Palmison (School Counselor, CT)

Lisa received her Master's degree in School Counseling from Kent State University in 2006 and has been practicing for 15 years with children, adolescents and their families. She is currently finishing her license in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is working under the supervision of Claudia Taylor, LPCC-S. Lisa enjoys hearing each person’s story and draws from an eclectic therapeutic approach, based on the unique strengths and needs of each client. Preferred therapeutic techniques include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, narrative therapy, trauma-informed, and mindfulness based. Lisa has also been trained in yoga and mindfulness and incorporates these into her practice.


Lisa has experience working with anxiety, panic disorder, depression, and ADHD/executive function concerns. Lisa has experience teaching coping skills, self-regulation, social skills, organizational skills, career exploration and parenting strategies. She is interested in the areas of work-life balance, women’s issues, trauma, self-esteem, LGBT youth, and resilience. She has extensive experience working with school-related issues and is excited to bring this knowledge to the clinical world. Lisa enjoys hiking, bird-watching, traveling, reading, watercolor and spending time with her husband, 2 children and rescue dog in our beautiful Metroparks.