Meet Our Team
Hillary Schultz has been a practicing clinician since 2002. She graduated from Ohio University with an undergraduate degree in special education and a graduate degree in counselor education. Hillary is known to be supportive, yet has a direct, solution focused approach. She is considered genuine, empathetic and has a high regard to ethical and legal standards of practice. Hillary started her career as an outpatient counselor helping adults and older adults in a community mental health setting. She has performed contract work with the juvenile court systems as well as state children’s services boards. Prior to starting her own practice, Hillary spent several years serving as an administrator in long-term residential settings. Hillary is experienced in helping both adolescents and adults with severe mental illness, various mood disorders, substance abuse and dependency disorders, disorders related to anxiety, disorders related to compulsions, behavioral disorders, those with LBGTQ+ related issues, and those who are sexual offenders.
Throughout the years, Hillary has additionally enjoyed developing and facilitating trainings for the community and professionals. She has had extensive post-graduate training related to community and individual crisis, drug and alcohol dependency, as well as working with multi-ethnic populations and various religious cultures. She has served on several boards and coalitions aimed at helping the undeserved populations. She also works with non-profit agencies as a consultant developing treatment programs and helping them with development work. Hillary is passionate about her work related to suicide prevention and particularly enjoys working one-on-one with adolescents and women and helping them with related issues.
Hillary is a mother of 2 and when not working she enjoys spending time with family and friends, camping, fishing, hiking, bicycling and traveling to the beach.
Hillary's pronouns are She/Her/Hers
Heather Masters is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with supervision endorsement. She earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Kentucky. She has provided individual, family, and group therapy services to a diverse population of clients from small rural communities to large cities. She has a great deal of experience working with individuals with substance use disorders as well as severe mental health issues in both residential and outpatient settings.
Areas of specialties include substance use disorders, anxiety, mood disorders, relationship issues, parenting support, trauma, and grief/loss. Heather uses a variety of therapeutic approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, client centered, and mindfulness.
Heather believes in taking an integrative approach to the therapy process, understanding that each client and their goals are unique. She approaches therapy with a warm demeanor and a goal-directed approach.
Heather's pronouns are She/Her/Hers
Jennifer Reed is the Clinical Director at the practice. Jennifer is a Registered Art Therapist and as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervision endorsement. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Writing minor from Kent State University in 2008. In 2015, Jennifer obtained a dual Master of Arts in Counseling and Art Therapy from Ursuline College. She has experience with children/adolescents and adults in both individual and group therapy settings at all levels of care, including inpatient hospitalization. Her areas of specialty include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, survivors of domestic violence, substance use, LGBTQA+ populations, peri/post-natal women, suicidality and self harm, women's issues, parenting skills, and children and adolescents.
As a clinician, Jennifer is known to be down-to-earth, pragmatic, energetic, solutions-focused, genuine, empathetic, accepting, direct, and supportive. She has worked with a wide variety of people from different backgrounds, and is inclusive and accepting to all both personally and professionally. Jennifer uses an integrated and custom approach to each client's care, with a predominant emphasis on strengths-based skills building and empowerment. She has a strong belief that all people are capable of change and achieving their goals, but may at times need support and encouragement to make progress. As a Registered Art Therapist, Jennifer can also provide art therapy services in addition to traditional talk therapy methods.
Prior to transitioning to private practice, Jennifer served in an administrative role managing a multidisciplinary team providing high acuity outpatient services for adolescents. She has also presented CEUs for other clinicians, and participated in live educational seminars for local students and teachers for suicide prevention and mental health awareness.
Jennifer is a mother of two, and in her free time, she enjoys art-making, crafting, reading science fiction and high fantasy, going to museums and escape rooms, and spending time with her family and friends.
Jennifer's pronouns are She/Her/Hers
Ruth DuBois is a Licensed Professional Counselor and additonally serves as the Social Media Content Manager at the pratice. She earned her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from John Carroll University with a concentration in Substance Use Treatment. She has provided individual, family, and group therapy to diverse populations throughout her career. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in various levels of care including inpatient residential treatment, outpatient care, and school-based therapy. Her areas of specialty include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, suicidality and self harm, substance use, survivors of trauma, LGBTQA+ populations, relationship and family system issues, and children and adolescents.
As a clinician, she believes that therapy should create a safe, empathetic, and non-judgmental environment that allows you to be supported through life's struggles and celebrations. She is passionate about destigmatizing mental health access and building a future where mental health treatment is recognized as an essential component of health and wellness. As a clinician, she creates a client-centered environment focused on building resilience and achieving goals. Ruth uses a variety of therapeutic techniques tailored to the client's needs such as cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, DBT techniques, mindfulness, and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. She believes that people are innately resilient and are often doing the best that they can with the options that they have, however, therapy can create a collaborative environment that provides clarity, coping skills, and room for change. Ruth takes a genuine and empathetic approach that focuses on your individual strengths, goals, and preferences for therapy.
In her free time, Ruthie enjoys roller skating, reading, kayaking, cooking, and taking hikes with her dog.
Ruth's pronouns are She/Her/Hers.
Traci Willis is a Licensed Social Worker. She earned her Master’s in Social Work from The Ohio State University in 2020 and her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the University of Findlay in 2016. Traci is known for being direct, personable, solution-focused, and genuine. She has a variety of experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Her areas of specialty include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance use, dual diagnosis, suicidality and self-harm, survivors of trauma, women’s issues, LGBTQ+ populations, couple and family system issues. Traci utilizes a holistic, person-centered approach while focusing on individual strengths and goals of the client.
Prior to working directly with clients, Traci promoted counseling services and advocated for the importance of mental health awareness and trauma-informed care. She provided nonprofit outreach services for a variety of treatment providers and served as an AmeriCorps provider in her hometown of Mansfield, Ohio. Traci is a strong advocate for mental health services and is inspired by individuals who continue to grow.
In her free time, Traci enjoys spending time with her friends and family, working out, kayaking, and taking her dog to the local park.
Traci's pronouns are She/Her/Hers
MSW, LSW, CDCA
Sharon Rotblatt is a Licensed Social Worker and a Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant. She earned her Master of Social Work degree from Cleveland State University and her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. Sharon has experience working in residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment, and has provided mental health counseling to children, teens, and adults in home, office, school, and residential treatment settings. Her areas of specialty include dual-diagnosis and co-dependency; mood disorders; personality disorders; suicide prevention; and caregiver support.
Sharon believes that all people have the ability to reach their potential and strives to support that journey. She uses a variety of treatment modalities to meet the unique needs of each client, such as CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Strengths- Based Therapy, and Expressive Arts Therapy. All treatment is provided as part of Trauma-Informed Care.
Sharon’s experience as founder and support group facilitator at Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance-Solon inspired her to earn her MSW degree. She brings her lived experiences, empathy, and unconditional positive regard for all people to each client interaction.
In her free time, Sharon enjoys cooking, gardening, reading, spending time with her family, and walking her dog.
Sharon’s pronouns are she/her/hers
Sylvia Jordan is a Licensed Social Worker. She earned her Master’s
degree in Social Work with a concentration in Advanced Clinical Studies,
from Walden University. Sylvia began her career as court liaison social
worker to advocate for abused children and teenagers with behavioral
issues and worked on a multi-disciplinary team to ensure that the
children could remain in the home. She has provided individual, family
and group therapy to a wide variety of clientele. Her areas of speciality
include teenagers coping with anxiety, depression and
anger; young adult females with trauma from domestic violence and
rape, gender identity issues, and suicidal ideations; the homeless; and
geriatric population. Sylvia can also provide a faith-based approach,
believing that people should be treated like Christ treated others--with
kindness and respect.
As a therapist, Sylvia believes that "it’s okay to have not okay moments"
but that people should have a safe, non-judgemental space to process
those moments. She has the ability to confront inappropriate behaviors
while remaining empathic to the client situation and needs. Sylvia loves
to empower people to be self-sufficient and confident in all aspects of
Sylvia’s hobbies include running, shopping, traveling, roller skating, frequenting museums, and spending time with her granddaughter.
Sylvia's pronouns are She/Her/Hers.
Morgan Gladding is a Licensed Social Worker. She earned her Master of Social Work degree from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She has experience providing therapeutic services to children (ages 5+), adolescents, and adults. She has provided services to individuals and families in home, school, and office based settings.
As a therapist, Morgan loves to guide her clients with tools and knowledge. She provides a calm space where they can feel safe and supported. Morgan is trained in EMDR therapy and uses a variety of other approaches with her clients such as CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, and Client- Centered therapy. Morgan has experience working with those diagnosed with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, adjustment disorders, ADHD, and PTSD. Morgan uses a trauma informed approach when working with her clients.
In her free time, Morgan loves to spend time with her son and family. Morgan enjoys traveling, crafting, reading, and hiking.
Morgan’s pronouns are She/Her/Hers
Shannon Coates is a Licensed Social Worker and has been a clinician since 2015. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Ecology from The Ohio State University in 2011. In 2015, Shannon earned her Master of Social Work from Cleveland State University. She has worked in residential, school-based and outpatient settings providing individual, group, and family therapy. Shannon works with children, adolescents, and adults with ages ranging from 2 to 65 years old.
Shannon has a warm, genuine, nonjudgmental presence. She holds a high regard for the client-therapist relationship, recognizing it is a privilege to be invited into the lives of her clients. She uses a strength-based, person centered approach. Shannon’s formal training includes the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, Collaborative Problem Solving, and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation. Some of Shannon’s treatment modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. She is skilled at treating anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, bipolar and mood disorders, posttraumatic stress, adoption and attachment issues, oppositional behaviors, early childhood issues, gender dysphoria, body image issues, and problems with self-esteem. She has experience working with people with developmental disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.
In her spare time Shannon enjoys gardening, caring for houseplants, yoga, and spending time with her husband and their dog.
Shannon’s pronouns are She/Her/Hers
Annika Jernigan is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned both her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Nonprofit Studies, as well as her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Kent State University. Annika has years of experience supporting children, adolescents, adults, and families—first in her previous role as an educator and now as a clinician. She has provided clinical services to individuals, groups, and families in both outpatient and school-based settings.
Annika has experience counseling those navigating a multitude of challenges, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, discrimination, economic instability, developmental concerns, behavioral difficulties, grief, identity concerns/concerns related to the LGBTQIA experience, self-harm, and suicidality.
As a clinician, Annika strives to provide a warm and nonjudgmental space for exploration, often utilizing humor and spontaneity in her collaborations with clients. Other therapeutic approaches she uses include DBT, CBT, Mindfulness/Meditative practices, Narrative, and Solution-Focused interventions. By helping clients to flesh out and explore their goals for therapy, Annika can tailor treatment to each person’s individual needs. She believes in each person’s inherent ability to identify and explore changes they may wish to make in their life. Annika seeks to provide encouragement, acceptance, and support to each individual on their journey to a better self.
In her free time Annika enjoys reading, tending to her many houseplants, and listening to music.
Annika’s pronouns are She/Her/Hers.
Megan Long is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and has been working in the adult mental health field since 2014. She is a Clinical Supervisor and Clinician at the practice. Megan graduated from Ithaca College with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and received a Master’s of Science in Social Administration from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. She has enjoyed working in a variety of settings, including inpatient, residential, crisis intervention and university counseling roles.
Megan is experienced in working with adults experiencing severe mental health concerns, mood disorders, personality disorders, and trauma. She has extensive knowledge on trauma, trauma responses and the neurobiology of trauma, and has facilitated both individual and group counseling for individuals with these concerns. As a queer practitioner, Megan has experience leading both individual and group counseling for LGBTQIA+ populations who may be experiencing concerns related to identity. Megan is aligned and open to working with non-monogamous and alternative relationship styles and orientations.
In her career, Megan has worked in residential, inpatient, crisis intervention and university settings. Megan worked as an Advocate for Gender Based Violence Prevention & Response in which she assisted clients in navigating reporting processes for sexual and gender-based violence. Megan bases her work with clients in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, with an emphasis on mindfulness and compassion-based practices.
Personally, Megan loves to spend time with her dog Lilly, and cat MJ. Megan has grown her collection of houseplants to ensure her apartment feels like an urban jungle. Megan loves to explore new crafts and skills such as watercolor and ukulele. Megan loves to spend time off attending concerts and traveling to beautiful places.
Megan's pronouns are She, Her, Hers.
Courtney Avgerinos is the Office Manager and Scheduler at our practice. She has 14 years experience working in pediatric dentistry where she worked chairside with the providers as well as scheduling and coordinating in office and outpatient dental procedures. Her administrative experience has given her great knowledge and understanding of insurance benefits as well as office policies and procedures. Courtney’s goal is to make clients feel comfortable prior to their appointment. She is happy to answer any questions you may have.
Courtney is patient, kind, and welcoming to everyone around her. In her free time, Courtney enjoys spending time with her husband and their six children. They are a very sports focused family that enjoys frequent trips to the beach.
Courtney’s pronouns are She/Her/Hers