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Counselors / Therapists at Restoring Hope

Steve Stuhlreyer, MA, LPCC-S, NCC, LICDC with Restoring Hope Counseling and Coaching, Inc.

Steve Stuhlreyer, MA, LPCC-S, NCC, LICDC    
Hello and welcome to Restoring Hope Counseling & Coaching. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor-Supervisor (LPCC-S), a Nationally Certififed Counselor (NCC),  as well as a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC) with more than 20 years of experience in the mental health field.  I have worked in management in local community mental health settings and have counseled adults, children, couples and groups. My expertise is treating people who live with severe mental illnesses, people who have experienced past abuse, people who have anxiety and anger issues, and couples who want to improve their relationships. I offer a caring and supportive environment for us to work together to reach positive solutions. I, and the other therapists in our practice, believe you have the capacity to reach your goals and we want to help you get there.

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor # E.0900062-SUPV  (Ohio)
Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor # ICDC.131220  (Ohio)

Professional Memberships:  
American Counseling Association
Ohio Counseling Association
American Mental Health Counselor Association
American Association of Christian Counselors

Brian Valasek, MA, LPCC-S, LICDC with Restoring Hope Counseling and Coaching, Inc.

Brian Valasek, MA, LPCC-S, LICDC
Hi. I am glad you are looking into counseling. I am a licensed Supervising Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC-S) and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC) with 13 years of experience in the mental health field. My passion is working with people with addictions build recovery and relapse prevention skills and eradicating the stigma of addiction.

I have a professional, respectful, supportive approach with the people I work with.  I will challenge you to increase your self-awareness and grow in the way you perceive and approach life and life issues. I believe that you have the capacity to make positive and sustainable changes in your life. My goal is to support your journey toward being the best version of yourself that you can be. To be successful, you will need to be willing to get out of your comfort zone and do things differently.  I look forward to working with you.

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor  # E.0900188-SUPV  (Ohio)
Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor  # ICDC.111093  (Ohio)

Courtney Burns, MEd, LPCC with Restoring Hope Counseling and Coaching, Inc.Courtney Burns, MEd, LPCC
The only thing we know for certain is that change is inevitable but for most of us change can also be uncomfortable. Counseling is a collaborative effort toward personal growth. Whether your struggles are lifelong or more recent, counseling can offer guidance as you work to overcome personal challenges, implement a new lifestyle or work through stressors that seem to have you bogged down. Sometimes having an impartial ear to fully listen to you is all it takes to get the wheels moving forward. Other times, it's helpful to have structure and accountability. I will provide you with support and objectivity.

Through our work together, I will challenge you to challenge yourself. A wise man once said "until you cross the bridge of your insecurities, you can't begin to explore your possibilities." You don't have to cross the bridge alone. If you take the first step, I will support your journey.

Ohio License:  Professional Clinical Counselor # E.0800430 

John Wagner, PsyD with Restoring Hope Counseling and Coaching, Inc.

John J. Wagner, PsyD
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 18 years’ experience. I work very hard to earn my client's trust, understand their difficulties, and apply my knowledge and experience to help them with their struggles and I will do the same for you. I believe you will view me as a friendly and trustworthy person who can help you with your ailments. If you suffer from depression, anxiety, stress, addiction, relationship issues, or anger difficulties; I can help.I also have experience treating a wide range of other mental health difficulties. Due to my years spent working as a contract psychologist, I gained experience in different settings: including emergency rooms, schools, correctional facilities (jails and prisons), student clinics, work injury clinics, assisted living facilities, long-term nursing care facilities, community mental health crisis centers, and private outpatient clinics.

As a psychologist, I am trained to perform individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, and group therapy.  I also perform psychological assessments.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist # 6292

Member of the American Psychological Association
Member of the Ohio Psychological Association

Stacy Smith, MA, LPC with Restoring Hope Counseling and Coaching, Inc.

Stacey Smith, MA, LPC
You have dreams and goals for your life, and I am ready to come alongside you to make them happen. You do not have to face your demons alone. The answers you're looking for are hidden deep within you. My role is to help you unlock them so that you can flourish and reach your fullest potential.                                          

I have had the honor of working with individuals (children, adolescents, adults, and elders) through storms of life, marital stress, career changes, behavioral struggles, grief, anxiety, depression, and a variety of mental health disorders. It would be my pleasure to partner with you to help you reach your personal, professional, and relational goals.

Ohio License:  Licensed Professional Counselor # C.1700561

Amy Sullivan, LPC

Many of us seek counseling to achieve change in our lives. I believe that change occurs most easily in the presence of unconditional acceptance. From this belief, I offer a space to create a genuine and reliable therapeutic relationship, which I see as the foundation for growth and healing.  

Based on your concerns, worldview and preferences, I offer methods and tools for change and healing. In each session, you and I seek to realize your strengths and resources to help you reach your desired goals. I offer a safe place, warmth, and, sometimes, even humor to help you on your journey. 

I have worked with individuals experiencing grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, perinatal and postpartum concerns and infertility. I am here to help you work through your struggles and move toward the change you wish to see in your life.

Ohio License:  Licensed Professional Counselor # C.1700684

Kate McVey, PhD

Are you ready to make a positive change? Are you looking to address your personal challenges in a constructive, collaborative therapeutic environment? I am a licensed clinical psychologist experienced working with individuals, their partners, and family members, to help them achieve their therapeutic goals. I may be the clinician, but I know my clients are the true experts in their own experiences. By working together, we can identify a course of treatment and therapy goals that best fit your needs.

I have specialty training in treating psychological symptoms caused by traumatic events, anxiety disorders (including obsessive-compulsive disorder), and using cognitive behavioral approaches to couples and family therapy. My approach is solution-focused and goal oriented.

Along with my clinical-focused work, I am also experienced in executive coaching, team development, and sports psychology-related counseling.

Ohio License: Licensed Clinical Psychologist #P.07701

Patrick Warren, LICDC

My specialty is coaching parents, partners and friends of persons with drug or alcohol problems to comfortably use positive communication to invite your user/drinker to begin treatment without nagging, pleading or threats. People find me easy to talk to, an understanding encourager in the journey out of being stuck and into a life worth living. I take a relaxed, comfortable approach with folks who partly want to quit using/drinking and are afraid they can’t live without it. Through our collaboration each person reaches their own decisions and choices. Individuals find what works for them among proven recovery tools. Welcomed right where they are, clients leave my office respected, understood, affirmed and empowered. For those open to spiritual solutions, as an experienced pastoral counselor I can connect you with the healing love of God.

Ohio License:  LICDC.161635

Sarah Kennedy, IMFT

We all experience challenges, stresses, and obstacles in life that can leave us feeling stuck, confused, or lost. I believe in creating a safe and accepting space for you to openly discuss the challenges that you may be facing, to assist you in gaining a greater sense of self control, authenticity and clarity within your life. You have the capacity to transform your own life, and I am here to help.

As a marriage and family therapist, I recognize the impact that relationships, environments, and contexts can have on how we interact with the world around us. Whether you come to therapy individually, as a family, or as a couple, I work to understand the unique relationships, environments, and contexts that have shaped your life.

I'm also trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), which is a treatment modality for children and adolescents who have been exposed to and have been impacted by trauma in their lives, such as physical, sexual, emotional abuse, neglect, witnessing domestic violence, community violence, parental substance abuse, and/or natural disasters.

Ohio License: F.1800062 


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