Clinician Bios

Dr. Jen Yensel has a PhD. 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.

Jenny offers a compassionate, safe, nonjudgmental environment that allows the healing process to come naturally. Jenny works with adolescents, adults, and the elderly. She provides individual and group counseling. She specializes in treating: anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, addictions (substances and behavioral), coping with chronic health issues, codependency, and domestic violence.

Beth Franczak  M.S. Ed., LPCC-S

Beth Franczak received her Masters of Science in Education from the University of Akron. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a supervisory designation (LPCC-S). Beth has been practicing in the community and private practice setting for over 10 years.

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.

Rodney Long Jr. works to bring practical, lasting, real world solutions to client problems.

He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Malone University and his Master’s Degree from Case Western Reserve University. He has experience working with many populations and is passionate about working with the specific issues men face as fathers and husbands as well as blended family dynamics. He hopes that anyone he works with walks away feeling like they have developed the tools they need to move forward in life.

In his spare time, Rodney enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and two dogs, Diego and Daisy. He loves all things Cleveland sports and good BBQ.

Julia received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Kent State University. She has experience working in crisis, inpatient, intensive outpatient, and community outpatient settings. She strives to create a safe, supportive, and humanizing experience for her clients throughout the therapeutic process. She has received specialized training in EMDR therapy through The Institute for Creative Mindfulness. She specializes in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, adjustment issues, emotion dysregulation, and identity development.

Rachael has her Masters Degree in Community Counseling and is a Doctoral Candidate in the Counselor Education and Supervision Program at Kent State University. In addition to her educational background, she is a Licensed Independent Clinical Counselor Supervisor in the state of Ohio. Rachael has experience assessing, diagnosing, and treating a wide range of mental health concerns. Her specialization areas include depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, grief/loss, adjustment, crisis intervention, gender/sexuality, and education-related emotional and behavioral concerns. Rachael utilizes a collaborative, strength-based approach to client care.

Marcie Nithang is a licensed professional clinical counselor. She graduated from John Carroll University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Counseling. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. She specializes in treating anxiety, depression, stress management, grief and loss, family conflict and spiritual issues. She has provided individual, group and family therapy in a variety of settings, including residential treatment, a hospital eating disorders unit, an employee assistance program and at a university. Marcie has completed Level 1 Training in the Gottman Method for Couples Therapy. She also has specialized training in evaluation and treatment of perinatal and postpartum mood disorders.

Gina Parasson received her Master of Science in Education Degree in
Social Agency Counseling from the University of Dayton. She is an independently Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio with over 20 years of experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings as well as private practice.

Shirley has a PhD. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Kent State University.  In addition to her PhD., she has a Master’s Degree in School Counseling and has worked as an elementary school counselor for 9 years.  Working as a school counselor, Shirley has become comfortable supporting children and families through a wide range of experiences. While obtaining her Professional Counselor license, she appreciated the change of pace as she worked with clients of all ages.  Shirley has experience providing individual, couples, family, and group counseling, as well animal-assisted therapy. Shirley especially enjoys tailoring therapy to support her clients’ specific interests and goals. In her free time, Shirley loves to spend time with her family, friends, and dog, particularly while participating in outdoor activities and traveling with them.  

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