Meet our Providers

Kayla Stanford, MSW, LSW  

Therapist
Telehealth - Accepting New Clients

 

Kayla has her Masters in Social Work from The University of Hawaii. She has gained insight throughout her career by providing services within acute, community, and nonprofit environments.

She incorporates a person-first approach ensuring that clients are able to advocate for self using evidence-based practice and person-centered treatment modalities. She has experience working alongside individuals navigating depression, grief, anxiety, substance use, trauma, relational strain, and other life experiences. Through her work, Kayla strives to foster a safe space where clients can tell their story, gain insight into how that has impacted them, and create a new reality that is more fulfilling. She utilizes various therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Narrative Therapy. Her clients often describe her as intentional, compassionate, and caring.

Shanaye Carr, MA, LPC

Therapist

Practicing at the Gahanna Location Accepting New Clients

 

Shanaye received her Master of Education from The Ohio University, specializing in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling. She gained experience working at a community mental health center, focusing on behavior modification, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, OCD, borderline personality disorder, trauma-related disorders, and dual diagnosis. 

In addition to helping others overcome their mental health challenges, Shanaye is equally passionate about self-discovery, spiritual exploration, and working with marginalized groups. She emphasizes the importance of multicultural competency in her professional and personal life. Her approach toward clients is eclectic, utilizing different combinations of evidence-based practices and holistic techniques to help facilitate her client’s journey. She uses play therapy, floor time therapy techniques, and projective testing with children and adolescents.

“One of my greatest joys in life is helping others recognize that no matter what, at any moment, you can change your life for the better…..and I am here to help.” 

Dr. Marilyn Morgan Ph.D. / EDU.D

Psychologist

Practicing at the Gahanna Location Accepting New Clients

 
Marilyn has been in the Mental Health field for over 25 yrs and has fulfilled many roles upward of Counselor and Case Manager. Marilyn holds a Ph.D. in Psychology and Education, a Master of Science in Psychology, and a Bachelor in Social Work.
 
Marilyn specializes in Individual, Family, and Groups working with Adults, Teens, and Childrens, assisting them in making necessary developmental changes and taking steps to become the healthy person they want to be. 
 
Challenging problems of Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Trauma, ADHD, and others, Marilyn's approach to Therapy is Person-Centered, Self-Actualization, Positive Reinforcement, and Needed Resources.  Marilyn clients describe her as insightful, caring, easy to talk with, a good listener and problem solution professional.
 

Kailynn VanHoesen MSW, LSW  

Therapist
Telehealth - Accepting New Clients
 
Kailynn has an undergraduate degree from Liberty University, where she majored in Social Work and minored in Psychology. She graduated from The Baylor University Social Work program, where she focused on Clinical Social Work. Kailynn has spent several years working at Kettering Medical Center doing case management and Person-Centered Therapy. 
 
She specialize in treating individuals, couples, and families suffering with anxiety, depression, trauma, marital struggles, family dynamics, and grief. She loves getting to know her clients and giving them practical ways to integrate healing into their everyday lives. 
 
Kailynn finds that CBT and Person-Centered Therapy are the modalities she draws from the most; however, she is familiar with many other modalities to customize the therapy for her client's needs. 
She believes that each of us has greatness inside, and is passionate about helping her clients reach their greatness!  Most people who meet Kailynn describe her as personable, kind, trustworthy, and non-judgmental. 

Paige Velez, MSW

Therapist
Telehealth Accepting New Clients

 

Paige has an undergraduate degree from Charleston Southern University in Sociology and a Masters in Social Work from Wesleyan University. She has 18 years of experience in the mental health field working with adults, adolescents, children, and families.

She has provided case management and therapy to client’s dealing with depression, anxiety, PTSD, self-esteem, navigating conflict, boundary issues, and effective communication. The models she utilizes most are (CBT) Cognitive Behavior Therapy, person- centered therapy, and strength based therapy.

She has a passion to see individuals thrive regardless of their circumstances. Helping the client identify their strengths while displaying empathy, compassion, and understanding is what makes the process more comfortable.  Paige’s clients would most commonly describe her as gentle, genuine and easy- going.

Megan Shaffer, MSW, LSW

Therapist
Telehealth Accepting New Clients
 

Megan is a licensed social worker with over 10 years of experience. She received her bachelor’s in social work and masters of education as an intervention specialist from Mount Vernon Nazarene University.  She also obtained a master’s of social work from Case Western Reserve University.

She has worked in hospice to provide therapeutic intervention to families, individuals, and couples as they work through major life events. She spent many years in mental health and SUD (Substance Abuse Disorder). Additionally, she has worked within the hospital systems for oncology, obstetrics, hospice, crisis, and as a case manager providing therapy to a range of complex needs.

Megan believes in building relationships with clients and allowing a holistic therapeutic relationship to naturally occur. I am focused on combinations of modalities, including, mindfulness, strength-based, motivational interviewing, and CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), that are individualized and tailored to each case. 

She will create different ways to communicate that allows the individual to develop through their most effective communication style. Megan specialize in depression, post-partum mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, crisis, life changes, grief and loss, SUD, behavioral, and adjustment disorders. I work with individuals, families, youth, and couples.

Paula Krivchenia, MSW

Therapist
Practicing at the Gahanna Location Accepting New Clients

 

Paula has been a Clinical Social Worker since 1983 with an undergrad degree in psychology from The Ohio University and a master's degree from the The University of Cincinnati in social work.  She has also completed the Post Graduate program at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. 

Her education and consequent training and experience has afforded her the opportunity to work with a diverse client population.  Living and studying in Mexico as an undergrad and living on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana was a time for her to further demonstrate skills learned; and overall sensitivity to different cultures and cultural circumstances. 

Paula has worked in community mental health and private practice.  She has enjoyed assisting clients in their growth and development as they make positive changes in their lives leading to increased satisfaction.  She feels privileged to be a part of their coping with struggles and successes during your work together.  Paula's clients would most commonly describe her as gentle, genuine, with a grandma approach to each client.

Alyssa Davis, MSW, LISW

Therapist
Telehealth Accepting New Clients
 

Alyssa has her Masters in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro.  She has 10 years of experience in mental health across different settings and populations.  Prior to entering private practice, Alyssa spent 6 years as a therapist in a non-profit agency focusing on working with the impact of trauma on the brain and using neurosequential modeling as a basis for treatment planning and therapy. 

She believes in the ability to change and the power in getting the right help at the right time.  Alyssa is experienced across all conditions and has a particular interest in anxiety, depression, trauma, sexuality, and gender-related concerns.  She uses a client-centered approach, which means she selects which treatment approaches and interventions to use with a client based on what will work for each client as an individual.  She has a very eclectic style.  Alyssa clients most often describe her as relatable, flexible, insightful, and easy to talk to.

 

Joanette Pulskamp-Jackson, LISW-S

Clinician Supervisor
Practicing at the Gahanna Location - Not Accepting New Clients
 

Jo is a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Ohio with over 20 years of experience working in community and hospital settings. She has worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, parenting special needs children, and managing the struggles of being a caregiver to the geriatric and chronically ill population.

The therapy style is casual, warm and interactive. She believes in treating every client with respect, sensitivity, and kindness. Her approach combines solution-focused and cognitive-behavioral theories to best help the client. Jo has helped clients who have had emotional and physical trauma in the past. She will adapt her sessions and create a treatment plan that focuses on your identified needs.

It takes courage to reach out and take the first step to make your life more fulfilling. If you are prepared to take the first step, I am ready to provide support and empowerment to you.