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Ellen F Casper Ph.D & Associates | Beachwood, Rocky River, Cleveland, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorder, Psychiatrist, psychologist, counsler, family, relationship, depression, aniexty, adhd

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Taylor Adams, M.A., LPC Beachwood, Rocky River, Cleveland, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorder, Psychiatrist, psychologist, counsler, family, relationship, depression, aniexty, adhd is licensed professional counselor who has earned her master's degree from John Carroll University. She has experience working with diverse populations, primarily adolescents and adults. Taylor is trained in addressing a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts, eating behaviors, and LGBT services to name a few. Her approach is person-centered; however, she enjoys integrating treatment modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and holistic approaches to meet the needs of her clients. Taylor looks forward to joining her clients on their life journeys while facilitating their growth through genuineness and empowerment. Beachwood and Rocky River

Merav K. Auzenne Beachwood, Rocky River, Cleveland, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorder, Psychiatrist, psychologist, counsler, family, relationship, depression, aniexty, adhd Merav is licensed master level marriage and family counselor who received her degree from the University of Akron. Highly knowledgeable and passionate Marriage and Family Therapist with experience in working with children, adolescence, adults, and families on a wide range of issues including but not limited to stress and anxiety disorder, divorce blended families, relationships issues, eating disorder, and self esteem. In her work, Merav uses cognitive, affective, and behavioral methods within the context of individual, couples, marriage and family systems; applying psychotherapeutic and family systems theories and techniques in the delivery of professional services. Merav is also certified in the creative art therapy, using the arts to encourage self-expression–which include the use of drama, art, music and varied musical instruments as part of the therapeutic process. Beachwood

Elissa Berman, M. Ed., LPCC-S Beachwood, Rocky River, Cleveland, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorder, Psychiatrist, psychologist, counsler, family, relationship, depression, aniexty, adhd has a Masters degree in Education and a Masters degree in counseling. She has treated adults, couples, and children in private practice and has taught in the graduate school and continuing education program at John Carroll University. Elissa's experience has led to clinical specialties which include: grief and bereavement counseling, marital counseling, women's life transitions, parent education, career counseling, and general personal growth. Areas of special interest include: career counseling for professionals in transition, co-parenting for divorced parents, working with couples struggling with infertility, parents who have lost children to death, and counseling children who are grieving as a result of death, divorce or other loss. Beachwood

Kathy Biarsky, M.A. LPC Beachwood, Rocky River, Cleveland, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorder, Psychiatrist, psychologist, counsler, family, relationship, depression, aniexty, adhd is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her bachelor of arts degree from Ursuline College and her Masters degree from Amberton University in Texas. Kathy works with children, adolescents and adults in both individual and group settings. Her areas of interest include anxiety, depression, emotional abuse, trauma and bullying. Kathy has experience helping individuals and families manage stress and anxiety by gaining knowledge and developing coping skills.

Susan Elliott Blashka, M.Ed., LPC Beachwood, Rocky River, Cleveland, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorder, Psychiatrist, psychologist, counsler, family, relationship, depression, aniexty, adhd is a licensed professional counselor who believes that every individual, couple, and family has a story that can be improved by making different choices. She partners with her clients to help them explore the options and tools available to them. Areas of focus include relationships, couples counseling, divorce, life transitions and uncertainty, and the anxiety and depression that often accompany these issues. Having spent years in the corporate and nonprofit worlds, Susan also is an excellent sounding board for work issues and career decisions. She is real and genuine with her clients-ranging from adolescents to older adults-and sessions with her are just as likely to include laughter as they are tears. Susan treats each client with respect while asking tough questions that lead to productive conversations. Beachwood

Ellen F. Casper, Ph.D. Beachwood, Rocky River, Cleveland, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorder, Psychiatrist, psychologist, counsler, family, relationship, depression, aniexty, adhd is a clinical psychologist who specializes in marital discord, family dynamics, stress management, depression, and anxiety. She is the founder and director of the Eating Management Center. Dr. Casper is an enthusiastic lecturer who has traveled extensively presenting seminars to lay and professional audiences. She is also the author of the book and video, Less Stress: A Complete Approach to Managing the Stress in Your Life. Beachwood

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Greg Chattman, M.S.S.A. Beachwood, Rocky River, Cleveland, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorder, Psychiatrist, psychologist, counsler, family, relationship, depression, aniexty, adhd is a licensed Social Worker with a graduate degree from Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. He has extensive background working with children, adolescents, and families. His areas of concentration are oppositional defiant disorders, divorce, school, and relationship issues, emotional and behavioral dysfunctions and adjustment disorders. Beachwood

Winnie Chattman, M.A., L.S.W. Beachwood, Rocky River, Cleveland, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorder, Psychiatrist, psychologist, counsler, family, relationship, depression, aniexty, adhd is a licensed masters level clinical social worker. Formerly, she was Director of Clinical Services at the Family Health Division of Beachwood where she supervised staff and counseled adult survivors of sexual and/or physical abuse, chemically dependent and codependent adults, divorcing couples and adult children of alcoholic parents. She has extensive experience in both group and individual therapy. Presently her special interests include treatment for anxiety and depression, stress management and resolving relationship issues. Beachwood

Christine Check LPCC, ATR Beachwood, Rocky River, Cleveland, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorder, Psychiatrist, psychologist, counsler, family, relationship, depression, aniexty, adhd is a licensed independent clinical counselor who specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults. She completed her graduate work at Ursuline College where she obtained her Master's degree in both counseling and art therapy.
She is also a registered art therapist, which means she has training to utilize visual arts during sessions. She has experience treating survivors of trauma, mood and anxiety disorders, childhood conduct-related disorders, out-of home child placements, juveniles in the justice system, parent/child relational problems, and youth transitioning into adulthood. She uses a flexible and creative therapeutic approach to fit the unique neds of each individual that she services. Beachwood and Rocky River

Chuck Eisinger, L.P.C.C. Beachwood, Rocky River, Cleveland, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorder, Psychiatrist, psychologist, counsler, family, relationship, depression, aniexty, adhd is a licensed independent clinical counselor with a graduate degree from John Carroll University. He has an extensive background and expertise working with parenting, families, individual adults and couples around a wide range of issues. Beachwood

Jeanine Farone, LISW-S Beachwood, Rocky River, Cleveland, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorder, Psychiatrist, psychologist, counsler, family, relationship, depression, aniexty, adhd has graduate degrees in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University and Educational Leadership from Miami University. She has a background in working with children, adolescents, families and college students of all ages, addressing mood and behavioral disorders, adjustment disorders, substance abuse and eating disorders, domestic violence issues and grief and loss. Her areas of interest includes how various traumas impact Human Growth and Development across the lifespan. Beachwood and Rocky River

Vanessa Dvorin-Fremont, MA, MSSA, LISW-S Beachwood, Rocky River, Cleveland, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorder, Psychiatrist, psychologist, counsler, family, relationship, depression, aniexty, adhd is a Master's level, Licensed Independent Social Worker Supervisor, a graduate of Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences in addition to a Master's and Bachelor's in Psychology from Cleveland State University. Vanessa's experience has led to clinical specialties which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Systems Approach which are known to be best practices in treating anxiety disorders, depression, stress management, adjustment disorders, personality disorders and relationship and marital problems. Vanessa has experience in both individual and group therapy with children and adults in areas of domestic violence, women and child advocacy, crisis intervention and Divorce Collaboration. Areas of special interest include: professional and career counseling, parent education, inner child work, grief and bereavement counseling, as well as spiritual development. Beachwood

Erin S. Forehand, Ph.D. Beachwood, Rocky River, Cleveland, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorder, Psychiatrist, psychologist, counsler, family, relationship, depression, aniexty, adhd Is a licensed counseling psychologist who earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Georgia. In addition, she has a master's degree in Professional Counseling from the same university. Dr. Forehand has experience working with adolescents, young adults, and adults in both individual and group counseling. She has worked in a variety of settings including college counseling centers, community agencies, and private practice. Her areas of interest include psychological evaluation, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and developmental/identity concerns. She approaches therapy from a relational perspective focusing on creating an open and trusting therapeutic environment. Beachwood

Heather Greene, M.Ed., LPCC hgreen has a Masters degree in Education from the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Cleveland State University. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Counselor and Certified Elder Care Coordinator. She provides flexible, client-oriented therapy by combining traditional psychotherapy with practical, problem-solving approaches that create a dynamic and efficient path for change and problem resolution. She has treated children, adolescents and adults. Heather's specialties include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, stress management and adjustment disorders. She has helped individuals and their families cope with permanent disability, terminal illness and end of life issues in order to help people live and die with dignity, while providing support to their loved ones. Heather's passion is in strengthening and empowering clients to create and reach goals and enhancing spiritual development. Heather's positive energy allows others to feel at ease and comfortable opening up in order to create a healthy therapeutic relationship for positive change.

Laura Bianchini Greene, L.P.C.C. Beachwood, Rocky River, Cleveland, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorder, Psychiatrist, psychologist, counsler, family, relationship, depression, aniexty, adhd is a Licensed Independent Clinical Counselor with a Master's degree from John Carroll University specializing in depression, anxiety, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, parenting, divorce, adjustment disorders, stress management, self-esteem and body image issues. Laura's areas of interest include: women's and relationship issues, children and adolescence issues, weight management, health and lifestyle enhancement, and family dynamics, as well as family counseling. Laura has extensive experience working with both adults and children who are physically challenged; as well as extensive experience in fitness, personal training, yoga therapy, and meditation. Beachwood

Lisa B. Green, Ph.D Beachwood, Rocky River, Cleveland, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorder, Psychiatrist, psychologist, counsler, family, relationship, depression, aniexty, adhd is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in working with children, adolescents and their families. She has her doctorate from Ohio State University and in addition to working in our office, she teaches full time at Baldwin Wallace University. She has expertise in the areas of anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and the treatment of other emotional and behavioral disorders in children and adolescents. She is skilled in the Collaborative Problem Solving treatment (Ross Greene's model) for explosive children. She has extensive experience working with families going through the process of divorce and conducting custody evaluations, and has completed the training to work as a Mental Health Coach and/or Child Expert on a collaborative divorce team.Beachwood

Wayne S. Hall, Ph.D. Beachwood, Rocky River, Cleveland, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorder, Psychiatrist, psychologist, counsler, family, relationship, depression, aniexty, adhd brings to therapy a diverse background and the ability to work with a wide range of clients in a compassionate and understanding manner. Wayne was trained in Clinical Psychology at the American School of Professional Psychology, as well as in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Pennsylvania State University. In addition to these different applications of psychology, Wayne has experience working in research, business, music, tutoring, and community organizing. His clinical experience includes helping people who struggle with anxiety, depression, attention deficits, addictions, and stressful relationships with partners and family members. Wayne works with individual adults, children, and families using a cognitive and behavioral approach, along with experiential techniques, to help clients clarify their own goals, to identify any obstacles or barriers to those goals, and to learn skills that help them reach their goals. Beachwood and Rocky River

Kevin Kemelhar, M. Ed., Ed.S. Beachwood, Rocky River, Cleveland, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorder, Psychiatrist, psychologist, counsler, family, relationship, depression, aniexty, adhd has been practicing as an outpatient therapist since 1995. In addition to his experience as a school psychologist serving several area systems, his expertise focuses upon treatment with children, adolescents, young adults and families. His specialties include child behavior management; parent guidance counseling; self-esteem, anxiety and depression in all age groups; coping with eating disorders; liaison with school personnel to develop academic programming for elementary, middle school and high- school students. Beachwood

Libby Khuri, M.A., L.P.C Beachwood, Rocky River, Cleveland, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorder, Psychiatrist, psychologist, counsler, family, relationship, depression, aniexty, adhd Libby holds a masters degree in Community Counseling from John Carroll University. Her areas of focus include anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, infertility, grief and loss, and career counseling. Libby engages with clients by using a multi-disciplinary approach rooted in the belief that gaining insight into our struggles and patterns of behavior will help us grow and care for our mental, emotional, physical, social and spiritual selves. Libby focuses on the development of coping skills, modes of self-care, and a growth mindset. Rocky River

Eric Kortanek, Psy.D. Beachwood, Rocky River, Cleveland, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorder, Psychiatrist, psychologist, counsler, family, relationship, depression, aniexty, adhd is a licensed clinical psychologist who earned his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago and his Master's degree in Professional Counseling at the same school. He has experience working with adults, young adults, adolescents, and couples in a variety of contexts; including college counseling centers, prisons, private practice and community mental health. His clinical interests include, but are not limited to; multicultural counseling, depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, identity/developmental concerns, and difficulties associated with grief and bereavement. Beachwood and Rocky River

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Vita Musonis, Ph.D. Beachwood, Rocky River, Cleveland, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorder, Psychiatrist, psychologist, counsler, family, relationship, depression, aniexty, adhd

Dr. Vita Musonis is a clinical psychologist who works with adults, adolescents, and children. She has extensive experience conducting psychological evaluations in school settings and collaborating with teachers in identifying effective interventions for students.

Her areas of specialty include life transitions, stress management, relationship concerns, depression, anxiety, behavior management in children and adolescents, and parental guidance counseling.

Vita also helps individuals and families address the challenges of bicultural adaptation. Beachwood

Elizabeth Rowland, M.A. Beachwood, Rocky River, Cleveland, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorder, Psychiatrist, psychologist, counsler, family, relationship, depression, aniexty, adhd earned her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology and is working toward her Doctorate at the same school. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults across a wide range of issues, including: mood and anxiety disorders, stress management, divorce and relationship issues, and life transitions. She is also trained in psychological assessment for families dealing with custody decisions in court- related domestic matters. Her view of therapy is to assist the client in developing realistic and manageable goals that are meaningful to them and provides an opportunity to build self-esteem through experiencing successful interpersonal exchanges. There is a focus on building trust in the therapeutic relationship through support and encouragement. Beachwood and Rocky River

Jennifer Stern, L.I.S.W. Beachwood, Rocky River, Cleveland, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorder, Psychiatrist, psychologist, counsler, family, relationship, depression, aniexty, adhd graduated from the University of Chicago. Her areas of expertise include working with individuals and families on grief, loss, bereavement, and difficult life transitions resulting from illness, marital conflict, divorce, and other complicated, fractured relationships, as well as parent education. Her focus as a cognitive behavioral therapist is to empower individuals to take meaningful and purposeful action in order to create desired change in their lives. Thought, communication, and behavioral patterns are learned. When the established patterns are prohibiting growth, productivity and connection they need to be unlearned and replaced with new strategies that work. Jennifer teaches clients about the power of choice, wise minded thinking, and productive communication strategies.Beachwood

Ishani Ticinelli Beachwood, Rocky River, Cleveland, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorder, Psychiatrist, psychologist, counsler, family, relationship, depression, aniexty, adhd is a clinical psychologist. She recently completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Princeton University, Counseling and Psychological Services. She completed her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University and has a master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University. Dr. Ticinelli has experience in individual, couples, and group counseling in a variety of settings. She has worked in college counseling centers, community agencies, and hospitals. Dr. Ticinelli has trained in career, personality, cognitive, and neuropsychological assessment.

Dr. Ticinelli is a generalist, but has specific interest in working with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, adjustment disorders, career concerns, and developmental/identity concerns. In addition, Dr. Ticinelli has experience addressing issues faced by pediatric Oncology patients and their loved ones as well as individuals experiencing infertility. She approaches therapy from a psychodynamic perspective and takes a relational approach to her work, putting emphasis on creating an safe, open, and trusting therapeutic relationship. Beachwood

Stacy Trostler, L.I.S.W.-S Beachwood, Rocky River, Cleveland, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorder, Psychiatrist, psychologist, counsler, family, relationship, depression, aniexty, adhd Is a Licensed Independent Social Worker Supervisor who graduated from The Ohio State University. Stacy has extensive experience and success addressing anxiety, depression, adjustment disorder, relationship challenges, stress management, grief and loss, death and dying. Stacy's clinical approach is based on a psycho-spiritual perspective. She teaches and educates her clients through Mindfulness, which allows for less reactive and more proactive life choices. Emotional Freedom Technique is an additional tool that Stacy utilizes. She is also trained in EMDR. Please refer to EMDRIA.ORG for further explanations and questions.

Stacy has also completed Level 2 training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and is proceeding towards certification. EMDR is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR can be effective in treating both big "T" trauma (natural disasters, terrorist attacks/threats, abductions and crime victims) as well as small "t" trauma (anxiety, depression, complicated grief, disturbing memories, stress reduction, addictions, performance anxiety and panic attacks). Please refer to EMDRIA.ORG (EMDR International Association) for further explanations and questions. Beachwood

Ilana Wolfson, RD, LD Beachwood, Rocky River, Cleveland, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorder, Psychiatrist, psychologist, counsler, family, relationship, depression, aniexty, adhd

Ilana Wolfson, RD,LD has a bachelors of science degree in Allied Medicine from The Ohio State University in the field of medical dietetics. She is a registered, licensed dietitian who has treated youths, teens, and adults in private practice. She has experience treating individuals with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorders. Her past work experience includes working in wellness with goal of aiding in disease prevention via healthy lifestyle of sound nutrition and meal planning. Beachwood

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