Clinical Professionals

Our Clinical Professionals

In most professions, experience matters. This is especially true in our field, where you’re trusting someone to help you understand and overcome things that can be sensitive, confusing, difficult, and terrifying – sometimes all at the same time. Our clinical team has experience helping people just like you manage the toughest issues and discover solutions and skills you can use for a lifetime.

Akron Office

Treatment Team A and B

Melissa Elbert, LSW

Dan Langer, EdD

Matt Ragon, LPCC, LICDC

Phil Scozzaro, PhD

Yuan-Hua Thakore, MD

Michael Kesselring, PMHNP – BC

Julie Klein-Vovko, LISW – S

Carol E. Lewis, M.D.

Tomoko Sherrod, LPCC-S, LICDC, CHT

Raquel Capen, CDCA

Treatment Team C

Marilena Achim, MD

Cynthia Seibel Lormor, Ph.D

Team Coordinator

Katherine Lympany, LPC

Lisa Renier, LISW – S

Bob Waldsmith, LPC

Admissions Team

Michelle Bridgewater, LPCC-S

David Kern, LPCC

Amy Nicolazzo, LPCC – S

Kim Price, LISW – S

Stephanie Leib, LSW

Julie Morig, LPC


Carrie Price, LPCC – S

Team coordinator

Lauren Jakubowski, LPCC

Cierra Williams, LPC

Medication Clinic

Julie Ashkar, PMHNP – BC

Michael Kesselring, PMHNP – BC

Wendy Barnett, PMHNP-BC

Fred Kilmer, PMHNP-BC

Mark Garretson, PMHNP – BC

Dawn McKinney, RN

Tonya Gessler, PMHNP-BC

James Tudhope, PMHNP – BC

Team Coordinator

CPST (Case Management)

Nick Butto, CPST

Jamie Coleman, QBMHS

Kimberly Cottrell, QBMHS

Daniel Dubrovetz, QBMHS

Laura Randol, QBMHS

Team Coordinator

Barberton Office

Kristine Barnett, PhD

Team Coordinator

Liz Couts, LPPC-S

Tonya Gessler, PMHNP-BC

Avery Zook, PhD

Michael Kesselring, PMHNP – BC

Carol Lewis, MD

Nick Meister, LPC

Thamar Simplice, LISW

North Summit Office

Beth Angelotta, LISW-S

Erin Boling, LPCC

Kathleen Cockfield, PMHCNS – BC

Greg Jurica, LPCC-S, LICDC

Team Coordinator

Fred Kilmer, PMHNP-BC

Dan Materna, PsyD

Rachel Scarponi, LPC

James Tudhope, PMHNP-BC