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 since 1996. Teaching clients about feedback loops and their innate abilities is her passion as well as ways to be kinder and gentler with how you talk to yourself. Her focus is unlearning patterns that no longer serve you while being patient with yourself as you develop new, more satisfying activities.
Kristine Carchedi 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.
Heather Willems, BA, CT is an intern at Greentree Counseling Center, Inc. who is pursuing graduate studies in Clinical Mental Health at Youngstown State University. She received her BA in English Literature and Spanish from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. Heather feels that everyone possesses the innate strengths and abilities to help them grow and change into the person they want to be, and that counseling can provide additional tools to assist that process. Heather seeks to build a trusting, collaborative relationship with clients that is grounded in respect, acceptance, and hope. In her spare time, Heather enjoys reading, going to concerts, gardening, and biking.
Dan Prince MA, Ed. is a graduate of Youngstown State University. There, he was involved in various leadership roles encouraging students to develop and achieve their goals. His experience as a coach, mentor and free thinker are all deeply rooted in his approach to therapy. His areas of interest involve improving self-confidence, attachment, living a values-based life, and the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder population. He strives to create a trusting therapeutic alliance and collaboratively nurture a foundation on which his clients are able to continue to grow and embrace a sound sense of self-worth.
Lia Niforos M.A., Ed., LPC 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.
Nicole Holmes, MSW, LISW-S, is a Licensed Independent Social Worker who has 10 years of experience working with adults and children in the mental health field. She specializes in working with individuals with mood, anxiety, and psychotic disorders. Nicole believes in helping individuals empower themselves through expanding insight, increasing education on how mental disorders affect everyday living, setting personal boundaries, and improving communication within relationships.
Katie Morrison, B.A., SWT, is a graduate of Youngstown State University with a degree in Political Science. She is currently a social work graduate student at Youngstown State University. Katie has a strong foundation in case management and substance use prevention services. Her experience encompasses the facilitation of support groups, the design of youth prevention programs, the execution of impactful community outreach initiatives, and Narcan distribution and training services. Katie is dedicated to delivering therapeutic behavioral support to her clients and firmly believes in empowering individuals through evidence-based prevention and treatment strategies. During her free time, she enjoys quality time with her family and two dogs.
Zoe Bay, MSW, LSW, attended Miami University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in social work. She then attended The Ohio State University, where she earned a master's degree in social work. Her training and experience includes working with individuals who experience mood and anxiety disorders, grief and loss, and stressful life changes. Zoe aims to provide a safe, compassionate, and calming space where her clients can feel empowered and supported. She is passionate about helping each person to see their worth and to treat themselves with kindness.
Anna Beeker MS, Ed., LPC graduated from Bluffton University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and Youngstown State University with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has experience working with severe and persistent mental disorders at a psycho-social-rehabilitation program in Southern Illinois. There she developed a passion for being with people as they are and setting workable goals specific to the individual needs of the person. Her work often focuses on helping people develop self-compassion, increased interpersonal skills, and uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to identify workable changes in a person’s individual life and context.
Meghan Perretta MS, Ed., LPC graduated from Youngstown State University with a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has an extensive educational background which includes a Bachelor's Degree with Honours (Brock University: Child and Youth Studies) and a Master's of Science (Brunel University London: Psychological and Psychiatric Anthropology). Special interests of hers include teaching children and adults empathy and connection through service animals.
Samantha Johnson BS, CT, graduated from Youngstown State University with a Bachelor of Criminal Justice with a focus on legal studies and a minor in Political Science in 2019. Samantha is currently a graduate student in the Counseling program at Youngstown State University studying a dual track of Student Affairs and College Counseling along with Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has experience working one-on-one with college students who come from diverse backgrounds to help them adjust. Samantha is passionate about helping people reach their goals and aims to provide a non-judgmental space where people feel supported. In her spare time, she likes to listen to music and read books.
Olivia Fustos M.S., Ed., LPC completed her bachelor's degree in Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh and her master's degree in Mental Health Counseling at Youngstown State University. Her experience includes working with individuals' experiencing Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma related Disorders. Her treatment approach includes using person-centered counseling to guide clients to see their true value and capabilities to achieving their goals. In her spare time, Olivia enjoys reading, spending time with pets, and traveling to new places.
Morgan Fisher BA, CT graduated from Youngstown State University in 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Employee Relations. She is a Counseling graduate student at Youngstown State University on the Clinical Mental Health track. During her first year of graduate school, she worked on a grant-funded project that focused on a variety of wellness topics and hosted workshops to educate students on the importance of holistic health. Holistic health is something she is passionate about and aims to incorporate when working with clients to create a safe, accepting environment that fosters personal growth. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her cats and listening to music.
Julia Carson, BA, CT graduated from Youngstown State University in 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. She is currently an intern at Greentree Counseling Center, Inc., pursuing graduate studies in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Youngstown State University. Julia is passionate about providing clients with a safe, nonjudgemental space and supporting them on their journey of personal development. She believes in a collaborative therapeutic relationship in which she and her clients can work together to implement positive changes that lead to positive outcomes. In her spare time, Julia enjoys listening to music, traveling, and spending time with friends and family, including her dog Lulu.
Chloe Suzelis uses excellent 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 with a thorough and caring approach. She communicates with outside referral sources and can help with any scheduling issues that need assistance.
Alex Trumble B.S. is a graduate of John Carroll University with a degree in Business Administration. He primarily works with adults on establishing routine, structure, and personal growth while teaching ways to reduce anxiety, practice mindfulness and accept strong emotions. His special interests include job readiness and independent living skills.
Rachel Evans B.A. uses her years of experience in Human Resources to oversee our Clinical Practice including daily activities, wellness of staff and clients, community outreach and improving both performance and accessibility.
Chelsea Semple earned her B.A. in Psychology from Kent State University. She has over ten 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.
Paul Daugherty 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.