Melissa Montgomery earned a M.A.Ed in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Akron in 1992. She is independently licensed to practice in the State of Ohio. She enjoys working with families on creating rules and structure while bringing back joy into parenting. Special interests include empowering parents and giving children pride in their accomplishments. Teaching clients about feedback loops and their innate abilities is her passion.
Kristine applies her fifteen plus years of experience of counseling children, adolescents, and adults to create a therapeutic environment for her clients. Mrs. Carchedi focuses on building life skills with developmentally disabled as well as treating illnesses associated with anxiety, depression, and ADHD among others. In addition, she contributes to group activities and counseling support in many local schools. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Supervisor designation and a graduate with both her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Master of Science Degree in Education from Youngstown State University.
Su-Qin Olmstead was born and raised in Taiwan and came to America in 1988 to further her education. She became an American citizen in 2003. She earned her BA in Psychology and her MA in Liberal Studies with a core focus on conflict management at Kent State University. Currently, Su-Qin is a certified Anger Management Specialist working at Greentree Counseling Center as the Violence Intervention Program director.
Jessica Ross, M.S., Ed., LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed by the State of Ohio. She is an EMDRIA trained EMDR therapist and has experience working with adolescents and adults who experience anxiety, depression, self esteem issues, grief and loss as well as trauma related issues. (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a form of psychotherapy that has been proven to be effective in the treatment of many disorders including panic attacks, pain disorders, sexual and physical abuse, stress reduction, addictions, and disturbing memories.
Ms. Cortney Hobbs, M.S., Ed., LPC is a graduate of the University of Akron in 2010 with her BA and a graduate of Youngstown State University with her M.S., Ed. in Clinical Counseling. She has also earned two Minors in Family Development and Child Development. She is a Certified Parent Educator. Recently she completed a four week course on Grieving with an emphasis on how children grieve loss. Her passion is to provide holistic therapy for couples and families. Her specialty is working with couples to create better communication, learn conflict resolution skills, and build healthy relationships. She is trained to provide services for adults who experience anxiety, trauma, grief and adjustment disorders related to changes in life circumstances. She provides individual and group counseling to those who strive for holistic health.
Gina Marafiote, M.S., Ed., LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in clinical mental health and addictions. She licensed by the State of Ohio and IMG_2019041 a graduate of Youngstown State University with her M.S., Ed. She is trained to provide services for adults who experience anxiety, trauma, and adjustment disorders related to changes in life circumstances. She has also developed experience in helping couples create healthier relationships. Her passion is to provide individual and couples counseling led by her clients’ own goals and preferences.
Melissa Sharper, BS, MFTT has been an educator for twenty years and currently provides individual, marital and group therapy to our clients. She has worked extensively with children from diverse backgrounds and specializes in social and emotional learning. Melissa is currently studying Marriage and Family Therapy at Capella University with a specific interest in restoration of marriages and a healthy family structure. Her interests include breaking generational patterns, relationship studies and classroom success and management.
Lia Niforos M.A., Ed., is a graduate from the University of Slippery Rock. She has a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Her training and experience include decreasing anxiety, depression and adjusting to changes in life circumstances. Experience also includes coping with grief and loss. Lia focuses primarily in individual services with children, teens and adults and finds passion in helping people deal with obstacles and create new meaning in their lives.
Ms. Amy Gazdik uses her administrative experience and coordination skills to help clients from the first contact at Greentree Counseling Center, Inc. She enjoys helping clients find the right services for their needs and handles the coordination of benefits and explains insurance coverage. She communicates with outside referral sources and can help with any scheduling issues that need assistance.
Paul graduated with a B.A. in psychology from Kent State University. Paul is a licensed CDCA working with clients on both substance abuse issues and therapeutic behavioral support. He enjoys teaching clients pathways to success and working both adults and children on developing concrete skills.
Ms. Alisha Alls, M, Ed. is a graduate of Youngstown State University in Special Education and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership from Grand Canyon University. She has worked as a special education teacher and is certified in the social and emotional development of children. She seeks to assist and teach children and their families as well as adults the necessary skills to positively change their lives. Her strengths include helping people professionally, educationally and with the quality of their relationships.
Chelsea earned her B.A. in Psychology from Kent State University. She has over six years experience as a CPST Worker at Greentree Counseling Center, Inc. She has a special interest in working with children; teaching the skills to improve their future.