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Fran Jerisk, MSEd, LPC   **Accepting new clients.  Evening and weekend hours available.**

Fran Jerisk

Many people find it helpful at some time in their lives to work with a counselor to explore ways of participating in life more fully. The demands of everyday life, grief, loss, or life transitions can all contribute to feelings of depression, anxiety or inadequacy. Working with a skilled counselor in a supportive, non-judgmental environment can help individuals identify and use their unique strengths to develop in areas which were previously problematic. I take a holistic view of the individual, believing that to be effective, counseling must address thoughts, feelings and behaviors.

My areas of practice include grief, decision making, stress management, anxiety, depression, and phobias. The methods I use include Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Gestalt techniques, and strength-based approaches. I am a Professional Counselor, licensed to practice in the state of Ohio.

Licensed Professional Counselor
Lic #: C.1000133 
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Professional Memberships:
Ohio Counseling Association

Raseena Jacob, MSEd, LPC   **Accepting new clients.  Evening hours available.**

Raseena Jacob

Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor committed to creating a space where you feel heard and a space to address your challenges. I have experience in individual and group therapy, specializing in work with adolescents and young adults.

My goal is to help you with immediate symptom relief & lifelong perspectives of underlying components that influence your daily living. I believe that our therapeutic relationship (the interactions between you and I) is the basis for your success. I pull techniques from a client centered approach using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

I offer mostly online services, but also have some in-person sessions available. Please reach out with any questions you may have. I am looking forward to hearing from you! 

License: Licensed Professional Counselor Lic #: C.2305160 
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You may contact her by phone: 937-821-5284

Jessica Martin, MSEd, LPCC   **Accepting new clients.  Evening hours available.**

Jessica Martin “There are many ways of getting strong, sometimes talking is the best way.”- Andre Agassi. Being able to express your experience is an important way to gain the insight that enables you to learn and grow. And because you know your story best, you also will know best what will and will not work for you. With that in mind, I see my role as a therapist as supporting clients in finding their personal strategies, skills, and paths that will allow them to effectively manage life challenges and stressors.

I utilize a strength-based approach in a supportive environment when working with clients. Depending on the need of the client, I can provide insight-oriented therapy, CBT, DBT, and various skills training. I have experience in community mental health and school-based settings. My main areas of focus have been working with adolescents experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, school, family, and social related issues.  I am well versed at teaching and supporting social skill development and parent-child communication.

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Lic #: E.2303352
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You may contact her by phone: 937-897-9041

Laura Rozier, M.S.Ed., LPC, LSW  **Accepting new clients**

Laura Rozier

Laura Rozier is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Social Worker with experience working with youth, adults, and families.

What drew her into counseling was wanting to help others find value within themselves and to offer support during difficult times. Her goal is to create a safe environment that involves trust, encouragement of personal growth, a sense of calmness, but also room for laughter and joy!

Laura's background in counseling and social work has led her to developing a holistic approach to the therapeutic process. She has worked in the mental health field for 18 years including community mental health, school-based services and in private practice. 

Licensed Professional Counselor #C.2204051
Licensed Professional Social Worker #S.0031414
Professional Memberships: 
Ohio Counseling Association (OCA)
Miami Valley Counseling Association (MVCA)
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You may contact her by phone: 937-821-8215

Karen Scott-Pine Karen Scott-Pine, MSW, LISW-S   **Accepting new clients**

As a clinician, I believe that counseling is about providing youth, adults, and their families a safe, dedicated space to “Learn it for yourself”.  

A Licensed Independent Social Worker for 25 years, my passion for supporting youth and families through their personal journeys only continues to grow.   With a belief that the relationship is the basis of therapy, I incorporate techniques from my training in Structural Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy into my practice. With a long history in working in the community mental health setting, my areas of expertise include parent-child relationships, anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, school avoidance, social skills teaching, and dealing with developmental transitions.

Licensed Independent Social Worker, with Supervisory Credentials Lic. #0007606
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You may contact her by phone: 937-634-7817

Nate Bloss, M.S.Ed., LPC  **Accepting new clients**

Nate Bloss is a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience in individual and group therapy, specializing in work with teens and young adults.

Nate considers counseling to be a partnership between practitioner and client to accomplish the goals set out by the client in a safe and fostering environment. It is his job to meet clients where they are and work together to meet the goals that you have set for yourself. Please feel free to call Nate who is happy to answer any questions you may have.

Nate uses an integrated approach with my clients that focuses on strength based and humanistic qualities to work on empowering clients to meet the goals that they have set for themselves. It is also true that each person comes from a different walk of life and Nate's main goal is to meet the client where they and work with them on treatment options.

Licensed Professional Counselor #C.2204327
Professional Memberships: 
American Counseling Association (ACA)
Ohio Counseling Association (OCA)
Miami Valley Counseling Association (MVCA) <- Immediate Past President
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You may also contact him by phone:   937-340-4037

Josh Thompson, M.S.Ed., LPCC-S  **Accepting new clients**

Joshua M. Thompson is a Supervising Professional Clinical Counselor with experience in individual and family therapy, specializing in working with adolescents and pre-teens.

Josh utilizes a strengths-based, solution focused approach to provide a positive environment to stimulate personal growth while meeting his clients’ needs. Besides his clinical training, Josh has experience working in behavioral healthcare agencies where he learned to use a holistic view in which he focuses on the relationships between the client’s thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and environment. He believes that therapy should not be limited to solving problems, but is also to help children, adolescents, adults, and families reach their full potential. Josh also works at TCN Behavioral Health Services where he leads adolescent partial hospitalization groups.  He provides mental health diagnostic assessments and treatment for adolescents.  Josh previously worked for Crisis Care, the area's emergency service provider for mental health and alcohol/drug abuse assessments.  In that role, he provided education and referrals to other community resources. His role included working the hotline, crisis counseling, and suicide prevention, along with pre-screening and probates for hospitals.  

Professional Clinical Counselor #E.1000400-SUPV
Professional Memberships:  American Counseling Association (ACA)
Ohio Counseling Association (OCA)
Miami Valley Counseling Association (MVCA) 
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You may also contact him by phone:  937-825-8975  

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Dr. Meredith Montgomery, LPCC-S  **No availability for new clients at this time.**

Dr. Meredith Montgomery, LPCC-S I work predominantly, but not exclusively, with male clients. I have been described as pragmatic. 

Pragmatic: "dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations" AND "In linguistics and related fields, pragmatics is the study of how context contributes to meaning. The field of study evaluates how human language is utilized in social interactions, as well as the relationship between the interpreter and the interpreted."

My approach in counseling is well captured in these descriptions. We will approach things sensibly and realistically, seeking understanding, clarity, and truth. We will explore language and context to gain deeper insight, guide decision making, and heal old wounds. We will work as partners to identify growth areas, resolve issues, set goals, develop life skills, and affect change. Our work together will be tailored to your needs. 

I am a Level 2 Certified Internal Family Systems Therapy practitioner; a Counselor Educator in the University of Dayton's Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program; Chair of the Greater Dayton Brain Health Foundation; Program Director for the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program at the University of Dayton; and Principal Investigator (PI) of the Behavioral Health Workforce Expansion Program.

Please contact me if you are interested in research or collaboration related to workforce development, professional identity development, or men's mental health.

License:  Supervising Professional Clinical Counselor #E.1000524-SUPV
Professional Memberships:
Chair, Greater Dayton Brain Health Foundation
American Counseling Association (ACA)
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
Ohio Counseling Association (OCA)
Miami Valley Counseling Association (MVCA) - currently serving as historian
Chi Sigma Iota (CSI)
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You may also contact her by phone:  937-999-9677

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