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 is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor and is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She received her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Cleveland State University and has experience working with a wide variety of mental health issues. Claudia is well-versed in working with populations spanning from adolescence into adulthood and is familiar with a variety of modalities that are tailored based on each individual client. 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 trauma and abuse histories. Claudia's core competencies include anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorders with extensive, mood disorders, personality disorders, LGBTQ issues, women’s issues, relationship difficulties, and phase of life difficulties. Claudia provides individuals a safe and non-judgmental space to promote emotional healing, resilience, 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)
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 (LPC)
Alisha Lambert (LPC)
Alisha completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Akron where she received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She then continued her studies at the graduate level completing the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at John Carroll University where she obtained her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and graduated in May of 2021. Alisha is a Licensed Professional Counselor currently working 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 uses an eclectic, creative, and personalized approach for each client to help them heal and make change. 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 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. 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.
Jessica Bott-Kelley (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.
Sheila Nemati Fell (Esq., CT)
Sheila holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University. After practicing pro bono law in an under-resourced community for ten years, she returned to study at John Carroll University where she is completing her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Sheila is a Counselor Trainee currently completing her internship at Impact Counseling Solutions under the supervision of Rachel McClure, LPCC-S. Her areas of focus are perinatal mood disorders, parenting, neurodivergence, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, relationship conflict, and trauma-related disorders.
Sheila uses a person-centered approach combined with techniques of cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance-based therapy, and psychoeducation to help clients find healing, self-compassion, and inner peace. She believes in creating an open and judgment-free environment where all feelings, thoughts, and questions are safe for exploration. As a former practicing attorney and a community legal service advocate, Sheila brings to her practice a deep understanding of interpersonal conflict, life transitions, grief, and justice system involvement. She is also passionate about helping neurodivergent individuals and their families to nurture healthy relationships.
Jamie Gambrell (Intern, CT)
Jamie received her master's degree in School Counseling from Cleveland State University in 2011. She is currently enrolled as a student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Cleveland State University and is completing her internship experience under the supervision of Claudia Taylor, LPCC-S. Jamie has 11 years of experience working with diverse populations in residential, school, and community-based settings, where she addressed client's personal, social, academic, and career developmental needs. She is a person-centered counselor who believes in using a non-directive approach that allows clients to rely on their own strengths to grow psychologically in a therapeutic environment that is comfortable, non judgmental, and empathic. She is highly skilled at getting clients to think critically, problem solve, and assess their learning and knowledge through reflection.
Jamie's areas of focus are depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma-related disorders, mood-disorders, adjustment disorders, and behavioral and personality disorders. She uses person-centered techniques along with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectal behavior therapy (DBT), and solution focused techniques which are based on the individual needs of the clients. Jamie is very passionate about building trusting, private, respectful relationships with her clients. She enjoys providing a space for clients to feel safe, heard, and free from judgement.