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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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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., L.P.C.C.-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

Laura Bianchini, 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 and Rocky River

Kathy Biarsky, M.A. L.P.C.C. Beachwood, Rocky River, Cleveland, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorder, Psychiatrist, psychologist, counsler, family, relationship, depression, aniexty, adhd is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a masters degree from Amberton University in Garland, Texas. She works with children, teens and adults. Kathy has an extensive background helping clients struggling with anxiety disorders, stressful relationships, depression, emotional abuse, trauma, bullying, self esteem issues and life transitions. There are many factors that contribute to a successful therapy experience. One is the relationship between therapist and client. Kathy provides a safe and supportive environment so that clients can gain knowledge, confidence and coping strategies, by focusing on each individuals life story. 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, resolving relationship issues, and parental guidance counseling. Beachwood

Christine Check L.P.C.C., 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

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

Heather Greene, M.Ed., L.P.C.C. 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.

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

Jill Katz, L.S.W. Beachwood, Rocky River, Cleveland, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorder, Psychiatrist, psychologist, counsler, family, relationship, depression, aniexty, adhd Jill Katz is a licensed Social Worker (LSW) with an undergraduate degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Masters of Social Work from Case Western University’s Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. She earned an additional certificate specializing in trauma-informed practice. Jill works with children, teens, adults, and families addressing each person’s unique and individual needs. Jill draws from insight-oriented and cognitive behavioral approaches as well as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), somatic, play, and mindfulness-based orientations. She is actively engaged with her clients in addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, behavioral challenges, trauma, self-esteem, identity, parenting, and interpersonal concerns. Beachwood

John Keenan, Psy.D., Ph.D. Beachwood, Rocky River, Cleveland, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorder, Psychiatrist, psychologist, counsler, family, relationship, depression, aniexty, adhd is a clinical psychologist licensed in Ohio, Illinois and Hawaii. He has been in clinical practice for 40 years. He is fluent in French, German, and English. He uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Experiential/Humanistic approaches in individual and group settings. He has experience in adult, family, substance/alcohol abuse, and aviation psychology. He is HMS qualified, assisting pilots and aviation personnel dealing with work related issues. A special focus of his clinical work has been Individual and Group Crisis Intervention to deal with “critical incidents”, to help pilots returning to the cockpit after an accident or incident. Additionally ,he has directed a treatment program for religious professionals involved in the ministry. Beachwood

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

Jesse Kurn, L.P.C. Beachwood, Rocky River, Cleveland, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorder, Psychiatrist, psychologist, counsler, family, relationship, depression, aniexty, adhd I am a clinical mental health counselor with a passion for helping children, teens and adults who are struggling in these areas. Using my 10+ years of experience in the field, I tailor each session based on your unique needs and rely on evidence-based interventions. I believe in a collaborative approach to therapy, and will work with you to identify your strengths and build upon them, while also addressing areas of challenge.

I know that seeking help can be difficult! I appreciate that you are on that path. In my practice I work hard to build a strong therapeutic relationship based on trust and respect.

I utilize a combination of evidence based therapies including: talk therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Collaborative and Proactive Solutions and mindfulness practices to help my clients develop the skills and tools to cope with life's challenges and improve their overall well-being. I am committed to creating a safe, caring and supportive environment where my clients can feel heard, validated, and understood.

Whether you or your child are struggling with anxiety, depression, or other mental health concerns, I am here to support you on your journey towards healing and growth.

Areas of specialization: developmental disabilities, substance use disorder, autism, family therapy and systems therapy, Alzheimer’s and dementia, cognitive disorders, mental health disorders, grief counseling, adolescents, adults, and couples. Beachwood

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

Vita Musonis, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who obtained her doctorate from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has extensive experience providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults. Her areas of specialty include life transitions, stress management, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and parenting concerns. Vita utilizes a cognitive behavioral approach to help individuals and couples identify productive responses to difficult situations. Vita also helps individuals and families address the challenges of bicultural adaptation. Beachwood

Kalicia E. Perry, L.P.C. Beachwood, Rocky River, Cleveland, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorder, Psychiatrist, psychologist, counsler, family, relationship, depression, aniexty, adhd

A licensed processional counselor (LPC), who earned her Bachelor’s degree from Virginia State University and Master’s degree from New York University in Counseling Psychology. As a counselor, mentor, coach, and former teacher, Kalicia has excellent inter-personal relation skills mixed with motivating techniques and charisma that promotes positivity and vivacity in the people she meets. Kalicia works with children and families in both individual and group settings, and has a passion for working with adolescents/teens, and adults. Her areas of interest include anxiety, depression, stress-management, self-esteem, personal relationships, eating disorders, obsession/compulsion, and anger/violence. Her therapeutic style focuses on building self-confidence, conflict-resolution, and improving interpersonal and personal skills to develop a happy, healthy lifestyle. Pairing a safe therapeutic environment with a modern style of counseling, Kalicia will build a relationship that brings about an ability to make life changes that not only motivate you, but will inspire you for years to come. 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 has worked in a private practice setting since 2008. She has extensive experience working with teens, adults, couples, and families across a wide range of issues, including: mood and anxiety disorders, stress management, divorce and relationship issues, and life transitions. 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

Erika Rosen, L.P.C.C. Beachwood, Rocky River, Cleveland, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorder, Psychiatrist, psychologist, counsler, family, relationship, depression, aniexty, adhd I am a Licensed Clinician Professional Counselor and therapist at Ellen Casper, Ph.D. and Associates. I specialize in a wide variety of challenges including anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, interpersonal issues, women's health, relational trauma, and intimate partner violence. In my clinical practice, I focus on helping people thrive and cope during periods of significant change. I have a particular passion for working with survivors of trauma and their children where I strive to instill a sense of empowerment and forward momentum in their lives.

I approach psychotherapy from the perspective that a strong collaborative framework between client and clinician is key to success and overall positive change. This includes creating a safe space allowing the client to engage in the process in a meaningful way while they clarify their unique set of values and work towards their treatment goals. I view the client holistically, focusing on the impact and connection between the mind and body, and I utilize evidence-based practices to aid survivors of trauma in finding a path towards physical and emotional safety. When appropriate, I call on a feminist perspective in different aspects of the counseling relationship to aid the client in feeling empowered to create change in his or her life. Beachwood and Rocky River

Jessica Rudd, L.P.C. Beachwood, Rocky River, Cleveland, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorder, Psychiatrist, psychologist, counsler, family, relationship, depression, aniexty, adhd is a licensed professional counselor who earned her Master's degree from John Carroll University. She has experience working with diverse populations on Native American reservations in New Mexico, elementary and high schools in Nicaragua, and low-income populations in Washington, D.C. She has also taught several courses on Career Education at John Carroll University. Jessica has experience working primarily with college-age students and adults of all ages. Her clinical experience includes but is not limited to working with people struggling with eating disorders in an out-patient and residential capacity (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, eating disorder not otherwise specified), anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, career concerns and life transitions. Beachwood

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.Please visit her website: www.transformativegrief.com.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, life adjustments, relationship challenges, stress management, grief and loss, death and dying. Stacy's clinical approach is multi- dimensional. Stacy teaches and guides her client's in solution based strategies, psycho-spiritual healing, and when appropriate, integrating the 12 step recovery process. Beachwood

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