Meet our Providers

  

Rachael Purdy, LICDC, LSW, LPLC  

Therapist
Practicing at the Italian Village Location - Accepting New Clients
Rachael worked with children and adults in several different roles for almost 20 years. In her career as a counselor, she has specialized in adolescents, couples, adults, and the treatment of trauma, addiction and anxiety, to name a few.  She treats all conditions, and has a passion for helping others. 
Rachael's approach to therapy is strongly grounded in identifying the pathway for treatment by meeting clients where they are at and using their strengths to help them reach their goals.  Clients most commonly describe her as comfortable, fun, encouraging, and assisting quick changes in a way that helps create that momentum we all need to keep making positive improvements to our lives.
 

Susan Musto, MSW, LSW 

Therapist
Practicing at the Italian Village Location - Accepting New Clients
 
Susan has worked with children and adults in several different roles for almost 30 years. In her career as a counselor, she has a focus on youth and families. Her passion for helping children and adolescents, and her approach to therapy is strongly grounded in identifying the pathway for treatment by meeting clients where they are at and using their strengths to help them reach their goals.
Susan is here to help you in the ways that you need most. She believes in creating a safe and supportive environment for clients, because quickly building a comfortable relationship is important for the treatment process. Whether or not you have decided that counseling is right for you, she welcomes your call to discuss this important decision.  Her clients most commonly describe her as comfortable, fun, encouraging, and assisting quick changes in a way that helps create that momentum we all need to keep making positive improvements to our lives.

L'Tanya White, MHS, BSW, LSW  

Therapist
Telehealth - Accepting New Clients

 

L'Tanya has over 20 years of experience as a mental health professional and offers expertise in both counseling and community resources.  Her professional experience consists of counseling, case management, and program directorship.  She specializes in the treatment of addiction, grief, trauma, anxiety, and depression.  As a registered chaplain, L’Tanya has a passion for supporting the mental and spiritual wellness of her clients.    Her approach to therapy is centered around helping people understand and reframe their concerns while learning valuable coping skills.

L'Tanya believes her most important role as a counselor is to provide support in such a way that clients can identify their own goals, their own needs, and their own path towards their definition of a peaceful and fulfilled life.  Clients most describe her as compassionate, insightful, caring and a strong supportive during and after challenging life events.

  

Kierstin Liles, MSW, LSW  

Therapist
Telehealth Accepting New Clients
 

Kierstin has her Masters in Social Work with a specialization for Children and Families. She has further specialization in trauma, with a Certification as a Trauma Practitioner-Clinical (CTP-C). Kierstin has worked with individuals in the foster care system as well as individuals who have complex trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, struggles with addiction, stress, and other variations of distress.  

Kierstin’s approach to therapy is to focus on the client’s strengths to help them meet their goals. She believes in empowering the client and providing them with the needed resources to be successful.  Her clients most commonly describe her as open-minded, compassionate, kind and non-judgmental.

 

Dr. Chris Featherstone, Ph.D., MCJ, MTS  

Therapist, under supervision of Andrea Hudson, Clinical Psychologist, Psy.D
License #P.08077
Practicing at the Easton Location Accepting New Clients
 

Though out his career, Dr. Christopher Featherstone has worked with both adolescents and adults.  He has specialized training in trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, first responders, faith-based counseling, and couple's therapy.  He has earned a Master's of Arts in Theological Studies and a Ph.D. in Forensic Psychology.  In addition to Dr. Featherstone's academic background, he has been a Certified Life Coach since 2014. 

 

Dr. Featherstone has a passion for helping clients find their strength on their own path.  His approach with clients incorporates both psychology and coaching.  He has applied this approach to couples, families, and at-risk adolescents.  His clients most commonly describe him as insightful, comfortable, supportive, and kind.

 

Kaleigh Mallek, MSW, LSW 

Therapist
Practicing at the Polaris Location Accepting New Clients
 

Kaleigh has a Master's in Social Work with a focus in direct clinical practice.  She has worked with children, families, adolescents/young adults, and adults who have survived complex trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions, grief, LGTBQ+ specific issues, and most other variations of distress or adversity.  She has specializations in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy), TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and PCIT (Parent-Child Interaction Therapy).

Kaleigh's approach to therapy is compassionate, direct, and strength-based.  Her professional experience and warm presence put her clients at ease.  Clients most commonly describe her as kindhearted, perceptive, fun and thoughtful. 

 

Sheryl Hunter, MSW, LSW 

Therapist
Telehealth Accepting New Clients
 

A little about Sheryl: She is originally from Kansas, but has lived in 23 states.  Sheryl is a Veteran (USN), who was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force after serving four years and she enjoys working with the military and civilian community. 

Sheryl received her Bachelor's degree in Sociology at Grand Canyon University and her Master's degree in Mental Health counseling at Grand Canyon University in 2018.  She has experience in many different areas of mental health including; trauma, substance use, community mental health, LGBTQia+ community, inpatient, outpatient, domestic violence, PTSD and grief.
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Sheryl is particularly concerned with the impact of loss and trauma and improving intervention to support trauma recovery for better emotional, physical and relationship health.  She is Trauma Certified as of 2019.  Sheryl primarily uses Adlerian theory and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in her practice.  She is focused on how thoughts and feelings impact behavior and how we view the world. She is flexible in her schedule and looks forward to working with you!
Sheryl's clients would most commonly describe her as compassionate, insightful, caring and a strong supportive during and after challenging life events.

 

Samantha Mechling, MSW, LSW 

Therapist
Telehealth Accepting New Clients
 

Samantha is a Licensed Social Worker and earned her Master in social Work degree specializing in direct clinical practice from the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work.  She has worked in the outpatient counseling filed for over 10 years and has previous experience working at inpatient facilities, psychiatric hospitals and group homes.  Currently, she is also training to earn certification in Clinical Hypnotherapy through the Distance Learning Program at the Hypnosis Motivational Institute. 

While she has experience in various areas, Samantha is most passionate about helping teens and adults dealing with depressive moods, postpartum depression, anxiety, interpersonal difficulties, low-self esteem and self-confidence, eating disorders, and self-harm; as well as couples and families experiencing difficulties with communications, parenting, blended families and changes in life.

 

Samantha takes a whole person approach meeting the client where they are at and utilizing their strengths to create an individualized plan as everyone is unique.  Samantha's clients would most commonly describe her as a very good listener, personable, and compassionate, and creates an atmosphere for the client to feel comfortable and understood. Her style helps clients identify and achieve personal and therapeutic goals to improve their quality of life.

 

Amy Smitke, LISW-S, LICDC

Clinician Supervisor

Amy is an experienced and passionate Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervisory Designation (LISW-S) and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC). She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Minor in Chemical Dependency Counseling from Tiffin University, a Master of Social Work degree from The Ohio State University and is currently working towards her Ed.D Community Care and Counseling specializing in Trauma at Liberty University.

Amy has been supervising individuals formally since 2015.  In this role, she has supervised students for The Ohio State University as well as therapists working in private practices.  Amy has been in the field for over a decade and has spent most of it supporting not only the individual served by the agencies she has worked for, but colleagues and students as well.  Amy has worked for outpatient, inpatient, and residential programs.  Today, she works in private practice along with other contract work relative to the field.

During supervision, time is spent on case consultation, understanding and utilizing resources, utilizing and growing in your treatment modalities as needed, self-care and expanding your social work toolbox.