Sarah earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northern Kentucky University in 2015 and is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She has experience working with individuals of all ages with a variety of backgrounds and diagnoses. Her focus is primarily with adolescents and adults who struggle with diagnoses such as (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and adjustment disorder. Sarah believes that individuals are experts of their own lives, and she works to create a safe space where they can explore their values, needs, and core beliefs in order to set goals for attaining better mental health. Sarah utilizes a person-centered approach while applying a variety of treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She is currently working on her certification for Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
Christina is a graduate student at the University of Kentucky. She is working toward a Master of Social Work with a Clinical Social Work Certificate and is expected to graduate in May 2024. She is committed to helping children, adolescents, and adults build healthier relationships with themselves and others. She supports her clients in reaching their mental health goals by using therapeutic approaches that best fit their needs. Christina is interested in working with clients that struggle with Grief, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Harm and ADHD. Christina is working under the supervision of Vanessa Raleigh-Fields, LCSW-S.
Anna is a graduate student at Northern Kentucky University. She is working towards a Master of Social Work with a Trauma Focused Care micro-credential and is expected to graduate in May 2024. Anna has case management experience as well as a background in psychology and child development. She is committed to helping clients meet their goals by using collaborative therapeutic approaches that best match their needs. Anna is interested in working with clients that struggle with Trauma, Anxiety, Personality Disorders, Depression and ADHD. Anna is working under the supervision of Rachel Thiem.
Amy earned her Master’s of Education in 1998 at Ohio University in Community Counseling. Additionally, Amy completed her Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Promotion and Education in 2013. Amy is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and holds a certification as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). Amy primarily works with youth and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, and irritability and can assist in the management of intense emotions, such as anger. Amy also has training in assessing and treating eating disorders. Amy partners with clients so they may realize their own potential to reduce their unhealthy patterns of behavior, grow healthy relationships with others, and manage daily stressors. She provides evidence-based and patient-centered treatment approaches including dialectical behavioral and strength-based strategies to meet a client’s needs.
Jodi is a graduate student at Northern Kentucky University. She is working toward a Master of Social Work Degree with a micro-credential in Trauma Informed Care. She is expected to graduate in May 2024. Jodi is committed to helping children, adolescents, and adults build healthier relationships with themselves and others. She supports her clients in reaching their mental health goals by using therapeutic approaches that best fit their needs. Jodi has experience working in a supportive role with individuals who have been diagnosed with various mental disorders. Jodi is interested in working with clients in the therapeutic role that struggle with Eating Disorders, Grief, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Autism and ADHD. Jodi is excited to be joining Hope Behavioral Health as an intern starting in August 2023.
Tabitha earned her Master’s of Education in Mental Health Counseling in 2011 from Lindsey Wilson College. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a supervision credential (LPCC-S). Tabitha works primarily with individuals and families from adolescence up through adulthood. She works with people experiencing problems with anxiety, depression, stress management, and trouble with past traumas and problematic relationship and behavior patterns. Tabitha primarily works with diagnoses such as PTSD (including complex), Depression, Anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder. She works with clients on a holistic, whole person approach and will work to integrate things that are important to you into treatment to promote healthy relationships with yourself and others. Tabitha is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and is consistently seeking new training opportunities for trauma informed approaches and certification to add to her practice.
Michelle earned her Master’s in Social Work from Northern Kentucky University and is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). Michelle provides mental health threapy services using Solution-Focused and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy techniques as well as incorporating Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills. Michelle's services include treatment for youth, adolescent, and adult counseling with a specialty in Women's Counseling. Michelle has experience working with diagnoses such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Depression, Anxiety, and Adjustment Disorders. She believes in a strengths-based approach that is holistic, taking the whole individual and life experiences into consideration, to overcome personal obstacles and improve the client’s emotional and physical relationship with health.
Melissa earned her Master of Social Work degree (CSW) in 2021 from the University of South Florida. She currently holds a Certified Social Worker license and is pursuing independent licensure, under the supervision of Vanessa Raleigh-Fields, LCSW-S. Melissa provides therapy to children and adults, both individually and in family therapy. Melissa works with diagnoses such as PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety, Eating Disorders as well as matters related to core beliefs and self-worth. Melissa is skilled and experienced in working individually and in groups with those who struggle with Substance Use Disorders. She provides evidence-based treatment utilizing a holistic, person-centered approach to convey unconditional positive regard. Melissa employs cognitive behavioral therapy interventions and mindfulness techniques to work collaboratively with clients. Melissa values continuous improvement and consistently trains for new certifications to bring new treatment modalities to her therapeutic practice.
Zoe earned her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Antioch University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Kentucky. Her mental health therapy services in Northern Kentucky include working with children, adolescents, and adults through individual, family, and group therapy in a variety of settings. Zoe offers a holistic and collaborative process centered around each client's unique needs and goals. She utilizes a client centered approach incorporated with trauma-informed and culturally competent interventions to meet each client where they're at. As a Certified Yoga Instructor, Zoe also incorporates mindfulness practices into her work.
Sarah received their degree in Masters of Education in Counseling and Personnel Services with a concentration in Art Therapy from the University of Louisville in 2022. They currently practice as a Licensed Professional Art Therapist Associate (LPATA) and are under the supervision of Amy Sperber, M.Ed, ART-BC, LPAT-S, LPCC-S. Sarah provides mental health therapy with children, adolescents, and adults and with diagnoses/experiences including but not limited to Anxiety, Depression, Adjustment Disorders, ADHD, grief, and trauma. They utilize Art Therapy techniques in conjunction with LGBTQ affirming care, Person Centered, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) approaches to collaborate with clients in developing a treatment plan and interventions that best fit their needs. Sarah believes that utilizing the creative experience of art-making allows clients to communicate and process their emotions and experiences in a way that cannot be achieved with verbal communication alone.
Amy Sperber obtained her M.ED from University of Louisville in 2014, and has gained the following licenses: Kentucky- Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), Kentucky Licensed Professional Art Therapist (LPAT), and National Board Certified Registered Art Therapist (ATR-BC). She provides individual and family therapy services and has group therapy experience. Amy has extensive trauma-informed care training, and uses a variety of expressive therapy techniques. She specializes with children and adolescents that struggle with Anxiety, Depression, and low self-esteem. Amy enjoys helping others learn how to express and manage their thoughts and emotions, learn new coping skills, and learn to love themselves. Amy loves being creative, all things dogs, gymnastics, and going on new adventures.
Maria completed her Master’s in Social Work from Northern Kentucky University in 2019 and is currently a licensed Certified Social Worker. Maria has experience working with adolescents and adults dealing with Depression, Anxiety, Adjustment Disorder and low self-esteem. Maria is bilingual and provides therapy for both Spanish-speaking therapy clients as well as English-speaking therapy clients. Maria provides evidence-based treatment modalities and uses solution-focused treatments, cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques, and strengths based approaches. Maria treats many conditions including Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Eating Disorders and Adjustment Disorders. Maria is currently working toward independent licensure and under the supervision of Lori Mangan, LCSW-S.
Rebecca (Becky) graduated with her Master’s Degree from Northern Kentucky University. Her areas of study include trauma-informed care, LGBTQIA+ affirming studies, and substance use disorders. Rebecca uses a strengths-based approach and utilizes psychotherapy modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT). Rebecca provides individual and family therapy for adolescents and adults. Rebecca is a licensed CSW currently under the supervision of Vanessa Raleigh-Fields, LCSW-S.
Vanessa completed her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Kentucky in 2005. Vanessa works with all ages and provides individual therapy, couple's counseling, group therapy, and family therapy. Vanessa has training in assessing and treating Eating Disorders. She utilizes an eclectic therapeutic approach centered around the needs of the individual, couple, or family. Vanessa has experience working with a wide variety of behavioral health conditions including Anxiety, Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar Disorder , Schizophrenia, and Personality Disorders. Vanessa is certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and provides individual and group DBT sessions for both adults and adolescents.
Carly has her Master's of Education in Counseling and Personnel Services in Art Therapy from the University of Louisville and graduated in May 2023, and has her Associate Art Therapy license. Carly is currently under the supervision of Amy Sperber, M. Ed, ATR-BC, LPAT-S, LPCC-S and provides individual therapy services for children, adolescents, and adults. Carly works with diagnoses including Anxiety, Depression, Substance Use Disorder, and Adjustment Disorder. She utilizes art therapy, play therapy techniques, and a person-centered approach to help clients identify their strengths and give them the confidence and skills they need to work through their therapy treatment. Carly's approach with art therapy helps individuals shift their unconscious ideas into conscious thought to promote healthy processing in a safe space.
Jessica earned her Master of Education in Counseling Personal Services with a concentration in Art Therapy in 2023 from the University of Louisville. She currently practices as a Licensed Professional Art Therapist Associate (LPATA) and is under the supervision of Amy Sperber, M.Ed, ART-BC, LPAT-S, LPCC-S. Jessica provides therapy to children and adolescents individually and has experience in group-work. Jessica works with various diagnoses including but not limited to Anxiety, Depression, Adjustment Disorder, and low self-esteem. She utilizes a holistic, person-centered approach as well as art therapy and play therapy techniques to work with clients to achieve their goals. Jessica uses art to provide opportunities for creative self-expression and learning coping skills.
Jayme earned her Master’s in Social Work from Spalding University. Jayme is currently a licensed Certified Social Worker. Jayme is currently working toward independent licensure and under the supervision of Vanessa Raleigh-Fields, LCSW-S. Jayme has experience in both inpatient and outpatient hospital settings. Jayme provides services using evidence-based treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and uses a strengths-based approach while incorporating Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills. If desired Jayme is able to provide a Christian Perspective. Jayme enjoys working with both children and adults with diagnoses and conditions including Depression, Anxiety, Personality Disorders, Bipolar disorder, life transitions, and the aftermath of trauma. Jayme has training in ASD and is able to provide family support. Jayme also has training in assessing and treating Eating Disorders. Jayme compassionately supports her clients on their paths to healing and renewed hope. Jayme is currently working toward independent licensure and under the supervision of Lori Mangan, LCSW-S.
Jo is a student at Northern Kentucky University in their final year of the Master of Social Work with a double micro credential in Forensic Social Work and Trauma Informed Care. Jo earned their Bachelor's degree in English with a minor in Women and Gender Studies in 2012 from Ohio University.
Jo enjoys working with all populations and wants to provide culturally appropriate support to every community. They have experience with diagnoses/ experiences including: Depression, Anxiety, Adjustment Disorder, PTSD, Schizophrenia, and Gender/ Sexual Identity. They are excited to be joining Hope Behavioral Health as an intern starting in August 2023.
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