Clinician Bios

 

Jennifer Yensel, PhD., LPCC-S

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Dr. Jen Yensel has a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Kent State University and is independently licensed as a Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervisory status in the State of Ohio. In addition to her PhD, Jen has a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from Kent State University.  Jen has experience working in inpatient, outpatient, and school settings.  She has had the opportunity to work with a myriad of clients who dealt with a wide range of mental health issues.  Jen has also worked at a local hospital where she developed a substance abuse intensive outpatient program for adolescents, utilizing evidence based treatment and motivational interviewing.

Her areas of expertise include career counseling, ADD/ADHD, adjustment, depression, anxiety, mindfulness, self-esteem, motivational interviewing and trauma.  Jen has demonstrated an ability to work with younger clients who have trouble connecting and relating to adults.  Some of her abilities include being able to help both teens and parents with behavioral concerns, oppositional defiant disorder, substance use, identity and peer issues.  Jen has additional training in in marriage and family therapy and enjoys helping couples who desire to improve their communication with each other as well as couples who are seeking premarital and marital enrichment.

Jen teaches at Youngstown State University as an adjunct professor in the Counseling, School Psychology & Educational Leadership program.  She applies much of the information she teaches, particularly in her Introduction to Mental Health & Wellness course, into practice with clients.  Additionally, Jen runs groups and workshops at Akron Artworks as she enjoys practicing art and mental health.  In her free time, Jen enjoys spending time with her family, dogs, and going on adventures with friends and family.

 

Allison West Kaskey  M.Ed., Eds., LPCC-S

Allison has her Master’s Degree in Community Counseling and her Educational Specialist Degree from Kent State University. She is an independently licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with her Supervisory status in the State of Ohio. She has worked in a clinical role in higher education for the past eighteen years. Allison has experience providing individual and group counseling, consultation and diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders.  She has worked in a variety of different settings where she has gained insight into serving diverse populations and works collaboratively with clients to meet their goals.

Her specializations include treating psychological and developmental issues in adolescents and psychological issues in adults. Her expertise is in providing counseling to clients with disabilities including: autism spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, psychological  disorders (anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder) and chronic health conditions. Allison also provides consultation services, training and workshops for high school students with disabilities transitioning to college.

 

Torrie Giovinazzi  M.Ed., LPCC, NCC

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Torrie graduated from Kent State with a Master’s degree in Community Counseling. She is an independently Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio and is endorsed by the National Board for Certified Counselors. Torrie has provided therapy for a wide variety of mental health issues in both outpatient and community settings. Her specialties include early childhood, trauma, sexual behavior problems, adjustment issues, anxiety, depression, and behavioral concerns. Torrie utilizes an array of therapeutic techniques and interventions to individually tailor to each clients’ needs. She enjoys working with people of all ages, and strives to make sure her clients understand the therapy process through psychoeducation and a collaborative treatment approach.

 

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