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Marlee Layh, PhD

President, Board of Directors

Dr. Marlee Layh was born and raised in Yellow Springs, Ohio. She completed her doctoral degree in Clinical Health Psychology from East Carolina University and clinical internship at the West Virginia University School of Medicine – Charleston. She spends the majority of her time in West Virginia where she works as a health psychologist as part of an interdisciplinary primary care team. Dr. Layh specializes in the areas of women’s health, gender and sexual minority care, and working with patients with chronic medical conditions. She also provides psychological and pre-employment evaluations.

As a clinician, Dr. Layh aims to create a collaborative working relationship with her clients. She primarily utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in treatment but has experience in other evidence-based treatments such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. 

Renée Pinkelman, MEd, LPCC

Chief Clinical Officer, Board of Directors

Renée Pinkelman has worked in the mental health field for over 25 years providing mental health and substance abuse treatment in outpatient and residential settings.

She has provided leadership in the provision of quality treatment serving as the Clinical Director of an Employee Assistance program, Director of Wilmington College Counseling Services, and Director of Residential Services for a facility serving adolescent females.

Renée is skilled in several treatment approaches, providing flexibility to treat each client as a unique individual. She has been extensively trained in and practiced trauma informed care for over a decade. Her most frequent treatment modalities include Mindfulness, CBT, and DBT in conjunction with compassion and support. Renée also provides mental health assessments for pre-surgical and court related evaluations.

Kathryn LeVesconte, PsyD

Community Liaison, Board of Directors

Dr. Kate LeVesconte is a clinical psychologist with more than 30 years of experience in clinical and supervisory environments. Kate holds a Psychology Doctorate from the Wright State School of Professional Psychology. She has been affiliated with Layh & Associates since 1989. In addition, she has worked at Greene Memorial Hospital, TCN Behavioral Services, and Oesterlen Services for Youth.

Kate is a certified provider of EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprogramming). Other special interests include trauma informed treatment, system approaches, family and couple psychotherapy, child and adolescent psychotherapy, attachment difficulties, clinical supervision, and women’s issues.

Kelley Callahan, PsyD

Dr. Kelley Callahan is a clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience providing services to children, adolescents, and their families. She received her doctorate of psychology from  the Wright State University School of Professional Psychology in 1990 and has been independently licensed since 1991. She has worked in hospital, child protective, and community mental health settings. Additionally, she has taught courses in developmental and abnormal psychology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and provided clinical supervision and consultation.                                                                                                                                
Dr. Callahan currently provides individual psychotherapy for children and young adults (ages 7-22), parent training, and developmental consultation. She utilizes a number of therapeutic approaches including cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, DBT, and play in order to individualize treatment plans that are developmentally appropriate as well as practical.  

Tim Callahan, PsyD

Dr. Tim Callahan is a clinical psychologist who has served children, teens and adults in a
variety of settings for over 30 years. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from
Wright State University School of Professional Psychology in 1989, and completed a
postdoctoral fellowship in forensic/correctional psychology in 1990. He is co-author of
the books Wounded Children, Healing Homes and The Whole Life Adoption Book, both of
which deal with trauma. He has previously served as director of mental health services
for school-based programs, prisons, and community mental health centers. Dr. Callahan
has presented over 200 professional trainings on trauma-informed approaches, and has
for the past 15 years served as a trainer for the Crisis Intervention Training (CIT)
program for law enforcement.

Dr. Callahan currently provides individual psychotherapy with individuals 18 years old or
older, and psychological assessments for pre-employment evaluations. His approach is
client centered, and uses a variety of strategies to best fit the person’s needs and
preferences, including existential, cognitive-behavioral, play, mindfulness, and trauma-
informed therapies.

Jack Campbell, MRC, LICDC-CS

Since 1982, Jack Campbell’s career has included a variety of settings and multiple venues, including Greene Memorial Hospital and the Kettering Health Network, as well as extensive practice with EAP (Employee Assistance Program) counseling.  

Most specifically, he has spent over three decades working in the field of chemical dependency, providing both inpatient and outpatient treatment. For several years, Jack also served as director of an inpatient chemical dependency family program. He has facilitated, lectured, and led numerous workshops and training programs. 

Lia Ferrell, LISW, ITR-CTT, IFS Level 3

Lia Ferrell’s primary expertise is helping people heal from traumatic experiences. She is a Certified Trauma Therapist in Instinctual Traumatic Response therapy, and has received the most advanced level of Internal Family Systems therapy training, under the tutelage of Dr. Richard Schwartz, the founder of IFS. Together these two interventions work to heal the memories and after effects of traumatic experiences.

Lia specializes in dissociative disorders and addictions. She walks with her clients through adversity with compassion, creativity, and courage, helping them access the healing power of their own innate wisdom.

 

Joyce Girard, LSW, LICDC

Joyce Girard is a graduate of the Wright State University and Miami University Advanced Master of Social Work Program. She practices as a Licensed Social Worker and Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor and has experience in both community behavioral health and private agencies in outpatient and inpatient settings. Her focus is on mental health issues such as anxiety, chemical dependency, depression, grief, trauma, and women’s issues.

Joyce has additional training in Crisis Intervention, Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Grief/Loss issues, and EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprogramming). 

Elizabeth Goodall, LPCC

Elizabeth Goodall’s focus for mental health treatment is compassionate, strength-based, and goal-oriented, while creating a positive and fun environment for personal growth. In addition to having a strong background in private practice, community-based, and school-based mental health counseling, she also maintains her status as a RYT at a local yoga studio where she teaches.

Her special focus areas for treatment interventions are mindfulness exercises, including CBT to focus on reality-based thinking processes and increasing positivity. Elizabeth has participated in extensive training for DBT and has utilized these principles with both teenagers and adults. She has also completed training for ITR trauma work (Instinctual Trauma Response) . The majority of her work experience revolves around issues including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, borderline personality traits, self-harm, ADHD, mood disorders, trauma, family therapy, and group counseling.

Mark Greenberg, LISW-S

Mark Greenberg has over 23 years of mental health experience in a broad range of settings including inpatient, outpatient, and community and academic organizations. Most recently, Mark also serves as the staff therapist for a large pediatric group in Champaign County.

Mark enjoys working with adults but specializes in child, adolescent, and family related issues, which include ADHD, ODD, anxiety, depression, anger management, abuse & trauma, life transitions, social & behavioral problems, parent-child relationships, parenting issues, and conflict resolution.

Megan Harcourt, LISW-S

Megan Harcourt is a Licensed Independent Social Worker who specializes in treating anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Megan’s years of experience in social work and therapy include providing outpatient therapy at a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center serving patients in an underserved area. Her work has helped her to understand the complexity of childhood trauma and how it affects functioning throughout the lifespan.

Megan is an ally in regards to the LGBTQ+ community, as well as kink-confirming. She believes that everyone has the right to basic human needs, dignity, and respect regardless of race, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender, and any other cultural diversity that exists. Megan is able to build strong rapport with her clients through the use of person-centered and strengths-based techniques. Megan utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness/ meditation-based techniques, solution-focused therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, as well as trauma-informed care in order to meet each individual where they are. Megan works with adolescents, adults, and couples.

Flora E. Igah, PsyD

Dr. Flora E. Igah is a clinical psychologist with experience facilitating therapy (individual, group, couples, family), as well as providing professional development and education (supervision, consultation, training, outreach, interviews/panels). She practices from a collaborative and integrative healthcare approach, striving to utilize theories which are the best fit for each client’s needs. Her theoretical orientation is Empowerment Feminist Theory, informed by Multicultural Feminist and Trauma Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Theories.
 
Some of Dr. Igah’s professional interests include the management of clinical disorders (anxiety, mood, trauma/stressor, AD/HD, crisis intervention), as well as working with clients experiencing other conditions which may be the focus of clinical attention (chronic illness, grief, survivors of abuse, relationship issues, clinical concerns which are interconnected with social justice issues, intercultural & intracultural issues, and advocacy).

Melissa Layman-Guadalupe, PhD

Dr. Melissa Layman-Guadalupe received her doctorate from Ohio University and has provided services for children, adolescents, and families at Layh & Associates for more than 25 years. She also teaches at the University of Dayton and conducts research about self-disclosure and social media.

Her particular focus is trauma and abuse issues, but she enjoys helping children and teens with all difficulties.

Julie Moser MA, LPCC, LMHC

Julie received her Master’s degree from Cincinnati Christian University in 2008 and has served in the field of mental health in both Ohio and Washington State. She has experience in community mental health as well as private practice, providing therapy for children, teens and adults in office, home, and school-based settings. 

Julie has an integrative and adaptable approach to therapy, utilizing various interventions and ideologies in order to meet clients where they are. She has training in CBT, DBT, IFS and others; however, her primary focus is the therapeutic relationship and creating a space for safety. Although Julie works with clients presenting with a variety of mental health concerns, she has a special interest in working with those suffering from grief and loss (including life-losses), teens and young adults, as well as women throughout the life-span.

Julie partners with her clients throughout their therapeutic journey, at whatever pace they choose, and finds joy in witnessing growth and healing as individuals learn to value and trust themselves. As a therapist, she uses humor, compassion, transparency, and hope in her work with clients and considers it a true privilege to stand alongside others during their own tender process of vulnerability and healing.

Martha Rogers, PhD

Dr. Marcie Rogers received her doctorate at the Fielding Graduate University and has worked as a therapist for 35 years in private practice, inpatient and outpatient mental health and chemical dependency treatment settings, in an elementary school setting, in a college counseling center, and in nursing homes. She also has ten years of experience as an elementary school teacher. She has been affiliated with Layh & Associates since 1982. 

She works with adults, adolescents, and couples and families, with a special interest in recovery from trauma and its impact on mental and physical health, attention deficit disorder in adults, and somatic experiencing nervous system integration of trauma healing. Dr. Rogers is EMDR trained. 

Tracy Sebastian Evans, LISW-S

Tracy has worked with a diverse population and brings a variety of perspectives into session. She is committed to working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, anger management, and life adjustments. 

Tracy has an empowering and solution focused approach to her work and believes that the client is the expert of their own lives. 

 

Justin Simons, MSEd, LPCC

Justin Simons is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and received his masters degree in counseling from the University of Dayton. Justin specializes in domestic violence, grief, anger management, life transitions, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and men’s issues. He utilizes CBT, mindfulness based interventions, experiential techniques, and trauma focused therapy.

The overall aim of Justin’s work is to help individuals empower themselves to gain fresh insight and perspective. He works together with individuals and couples to create goals that are realistic and challenging so that they might lead more peaceful, fulfilling lives and have more meaningful relationships.

Judith Skillings, PsyD

Dr. Judy Skillings has been affiliated with Layh & Associates since 2008. She received her doctorate from Wright State University in 1986 and since then has worked in various inpatient, outpatient, and school settings, including as a Staff Psychologist for Greene Memorial Hospital, Samaritan Behavioral Health, and Montgomery County Jail and as an instructor at Wright State University, Antioch University, Wittenberg University, and the University of Dayton, and co-chair of the Counseling Department at Antioch College.

Her special areas of interest include psychological assessment and multicultural issues in mental health. Dr. Skillings is currently co-writing a book as well as facilitating group workshops on privilege and accountability in community.

Louise Smith, MSEd, LPCC

Louise Smith has a diverse mental health background, including women in recovery, assertive community treatment,  partial hospitalization programs for youth, college counseling services, and private practice.

In addition to working in mental health, she served as the Dean of Community Life and was the Chair of the Theater Department at Antioch College for a number of years. She is trained in Jungian-Informed Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, and Contemplative Care. She works with people from a variety of identities and lived experiences, with a focus on life transitions, resilience, grief and loss, the power of creativity and the impact of larger social systems on our psyches. She is a strengths based therapist who helps clients to acknowledge where they are and see a way forward in these complex times.

Jennifer Wells, LISW-S, LICDC

Jen Wells, LISW-S, LICDC graduated from the University of Miami with a Master of Social Work degree and a minor in Spanish. She holds dual independent licensures in mental health as a clinical social worker (Licensed Independent Social Worker-Supervisor) and in substance use (Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor). Jen is passionate about helping individuals and families overcome life’s challenges and achieve their goals. Jen’s experience in private practice, school-based care, and outpatient treatment have all helped her to develop a deep understanding of the complexities of human behavior and the impact that social, emotional, and environmental factors can have on our lives. 

Jen’s approach to therapy is rooted in empathy, compassion, and a deep respect for each individual’s unique experiences and perspectives. Her most frequently used therapeutic modalities include DBT, EMDR, Trauma informed care, and Solution Focused Therapy. She believes that everyone has the capacity for growth and change, and is committed to helping clients tap into their inner strengths and resources to achieve their full potential. Jen specializes in trauma, addiction, sex, gender and sexuality concerns. She understands that these areas can be particularly challenging to navigate, and is committed to providing a safe and supportive space for her clients to explore their experiences and work toward healing and growth.

Cristie Yontz-Hall, LPCC, ATR

Cristie is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Art Therapist. Cristie received her Master’s in Counseling and Art Therapy from Ursuline College in Cleveland. She has experience in a variety of settings including pediatric medical settings, hospice and grief centers, school-based counseling, community behavioral health, and in private practice.

Cristie especially enjoys working with children who may be struggling to communicate and cope with strong emotions. She is skilled in building safe connections with children and their families to help them to learn to navigate challenging behaviors and to build deeper family relationships. Cristie has been certified to treat children facing grief and trauma through the Institute of Trauma and Loss in Children and has been trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).  Cristie is competent in the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD, chronic illness and pain, and adjustment disorders. In addition to working with children and families, Cristie also has had advanced training in helping women facing postpartum depression.

Cristie has an eclectic therapeutic approach, utilizing tools gained from her training in a variety of evidenced-based modalities including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, art and play therapies, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Strengths Based and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Cristie has high ethical and clinical standards. She has a personable and non-judgmental approach. It is important to Cristie that each client feel honored and respected.  Cristie enjoys using humor, creativity, and connection to nature as additional tools in her work with clients and families.