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Nick Chmura,
LPC

   

440-230-2564 Ext. 3

Oberlin Office

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Nick Chmura is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) who works with adolescents, college students, and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, addiction, relationship issues, and life transitions. He received a Masterís Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Cleveland State University and has participated in trainings at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland and other centers for growth & human development. Nick uses a mixed approach of person centered, Gestalt, and cognitive behavioral techniques to encourage awareness, discovery, and growth in his clients. His clients have included individuals with substance use challenges, LGBTQ+ people, teens in crisis, and college students experiencing stress. He sees importance in a healthy mind and body, promoting wellness through exercise, meditation, and yoga. Through a strong relationship with his clients, he nurtures a therapeutic environment that is a safe place for disclosure and authenticity. Working with Nick, expect to learn more about who you are along with techniques to cope with lifeís challenges. Nickís preferred pronouns are he/him/his.
 
Sarah Reimer Dawson,
MSW, LISW

   

440-230-2564 Ext. 2

Oberlin Office

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Sarah Reimer Dawson, MSW, LISW, is a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the State of Ohio, and has 10 years of experience as a psychotherapist working with a diverse clientele on trauma, depression, anxiety, and difficulties with relationships, self-esteem/self-discovery, and self-regulation.

Believing that self-reflection is only part of the solution to personal and social challenges, she is a certified EMDR therapist, and has a mindfulness and skills-based orientation that empowers clients to take charge of their troubling experiences and create the life they want.

Sarah received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Grinnell College, a Master of Arts degree in Philosophy from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and a Master of Social Work degree from Arizona State University.

 
Haley Dos Santos,
MA, LPCC

   

440-230-2564 Ex. 14

Oberlin Office
 

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Haley Dos Santos, MA, LPC is trained in EMDR and provides individual, group, couples and family therapy to adult men and women of all ages. Her experience includes treatment of trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), womenís issues, substance use disorders, depression, and anxiety. In addition to the use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, she utilizes ego state therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in her practice. Her advanced training and experience also includes Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) that equips her to facilitate the learning of mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness skills.

Haley received her masterís degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary and a bachelorís degree from Bowling Green State University. She has 11 years of experience in social services where she began as a Case Manager for a Residential Crisis Center, before becoming a Mental Health Therapist.

 
Denise Eacott,
Ph.D.

   

440-230-2564 Ext. 8

Oberlin Office
 

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Dr. Eacott is a psychologist who is licensed by the State of Ohio and has been with Palmentera & Associates for over 3 years. She received a Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology from Cleveland State University and has also received her Doctorate, specializing in counseling, at Cleveland State University in 2003. Dr. Eacottís diverse background includes working with a variety of populations within multiple settings. In her 12 years of work experience she has enjoyed working with adults, adolescents, children and families including those within the GLBT community. She has worked with individuals struggling with various issues including depression, anxiety, addictions, and difficulties adjusting to life changes. Dr. Eacott uses a multicultural approach to therapy as she explores each personís freedom of choice and develops goals with a personís individuality in mind. She honors each individualís unique struggles and challenges as she supports the process of exploring what steps will help them achieve optimal success.
 
Randall K. James,
ATR-BC, LSW

   

440-230-2564 Ext. 6

Oberlin Office
 

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Randall James is an artist, a board certified and registered art therapist (ATR-BC), and a licensed social worker (LSW).
 
Randall offers a unique opportunity to address challenges in living through creative self-expression. He specializes in the area of post-traumatic syndromes, including anxiety and depressive disorders, PTSD, and dissociative disorders. His practice is informed by advances in the fields of developmental psychology (that is, development throughout the life cycle), interpersonal neurobiology, mind-body medicine, and the expressive arts therapies. Randall integrates art and the expressive arts therapies with a variety of approaches tailored to each individualsí needs. Clients can expect to receive individualized, practical guidance to help manage and/or transform any area of intrapersonal or interpersonal challenge. Randall enjoys working with children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and families. No artistic skills are needed to experience the joy and freedom of creative self-expression.
 
Kelsey Klatka,
LPCC

   

440-230-2564 Ext. 12

North Royalton Office
 

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Kelsey Klatka is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. She graduated with a Masterís of Science from The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and a Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology and Religious Studies from Case Western Reserve University. She has worked in community mental health centers, private practice, and intensive mental health services. She has expertise in helping individuals with anxiety, depression, career counseling, physical disabilities, psychosis, and spiritual and family issues. Kelsey's therapeutic style is to develop a working and honest relationship with her clients to promote their growth and development throughout their life. Her therapeutic style incorporates cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, humanistic, and existential therapies. Kelsey enjoys tailoring therapy to the individual and specific needs of her clients.
 
Kathy Nagel,
LPCC

   

440-230-2564 Ext. 13

North Royalton Office
 

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A Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), Kathy earned a Masters of Arts in Clinical Counseling from Malone University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Notre Dame College. She completed a counseling internship at Southwest General Hospitalís Oakwood Behavioral Health and a clinical residency at Lauraís Home Womenís Crisis Center.

Working primarily with adult clients, Kathy has advanced training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and specialized treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. She has completed EMDRIA certification in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Trauma Therapy. Further advanced training has equipped her to help adults work through current anxiety, depression and relationships issues influenced by childhood attachment issues and/or traumatic life experiences at any age.

Kathy engages clients in a collaborative relationship strengthened by a compassionate therapeutic alliance. Kathy encourages clients to explore their emotions, distress and interpersonal dynamics through the lens of mindfulness practices and the mind/body/spirit interconnectivity of the human soul.

As a volunteer with Abigail Ministries of Northeast Ohio, Kathy leads support groups for women involved in abusive relationships. She is a frequent speaker at community events where she presents information on intimate partner abuse and is a regularly scheduled guest on WCRF Radio.
 
Carmela Palmentera,
Ph.D.
 
440-230-2564 Ext. 1

North Royalton Office
& Oberlin Office

 

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Carmela Palmentera, Ph.D, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Baldwin-Wallace College and completed her graduate school program with a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Kent State University's Counseling Psychology program. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Ohio with a wide range of clinical experiences. During graduate school training as well as post-graduate work, Carmela conducted clinical work for university/college counseling centers, a Psychiatric Hospital, a Community Mental Health Center and private group practices. She has been working as an adjunct faculty member of Baldwin-Wallace College's Psychology Department since 1998 teaching upper-level psychology courses. She is the President and founder of Palmentera & Associates, Inc. Dr. Palmentera's theoretical orientation is holistic, incorporating mind, body, and spiritual dimensions of human development. Depending upon the problem presented by the individual, short-term therapy may consist of solution-focused and reality-based therapies, along with humanistic approaches, recognizing the fact that each individual has a unique dynamic inherent to the difficulties being experienced. More long-term therapies consist of insight-oriented or psychodynamic approaches, relating past experience and resolving past and/or present conflicts and/or trauma in order to deal more effectively with present-day functioning. Intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships are focused upon, as well as examining one's spiritual and physical functioning, since all are highly interrelated. Areas of specialization include anxiety disorders, depression, sexual, physical and emotional abuse, relationship issues, self-esteem, traumatic stress, rape, neglect, family dynamics, women's issues and cultural diversity issues. Psychological evaluation and assessment and group therapy have also been area of clinical emphasis.
 

 
John Sabin,
LISW, CHt
 
440-230-2564 Ext. 4

Oberlin Office
 

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John Sabin, LISW, CHt, has been influenced by the study of dialectical behavior therapy, solution-focused therapy, family therapy, and hypnotherapy. Dialectical behavior therapy makes use of present-moment awareness, a nonjudgmental attitude, and practical coping and problem-solving skills. Solution-focused therapy emphasizes helping clients to envision the future they want to create, and then helps them discover their own unique path toward that future, building upon their strengths and values. Family therapy reveals the way an individualís problems and strengths can be understood within the network of that individualís relationships. Hypnotherapy makes use of deep relaxation and positive imagery to bring about change. John is currently studying EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a new approach to the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder.

Mr. Sabin received his Master's degree in Social Work in 1990 from New York University, and his Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: Buddhist Studies and The Psychology of Health and Healing, in 1987 from Naropa University, in Boulder, Colorado. He received his hypnotherapy training in 2004 at the Personal Growth School of Hypnotherapy in Strongsville, OH. He is co-founder of HOMBRE (Halting the Outrage: Men Bringing Rape to an End), a program of the Lorain County Rape Crisis Center.
 

 
Colleen Sayers,
Ph.D.

 
440-230-2564 Ext. 7

Oberlin Office

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Dr. Sayers received a Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology from Cleveland State University and has also received her Doctorate, specializing in counseling, at Cleveland State University in 2003. Currently, she is completing the process to obtain her Psychologistsí License in the State of Ohio.  She has worked for a non-profit mental health agency for over 10 years providing counseling to adults, children, families and couples.  Dr. Sayers strives to establish a strong therapeutic alliance with clients as they progress towards gaining a deeper level of self awareness and work to achieve their unique goals. She encourages clients in becoming more confident in their ability to make independent decisions that enhance their lives as they continue to overcome lifeís obstacles. Dr. Sayersí is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy. She also incorporates client centered, solution focused and mind, body, spirit (holistic) therapies as she tailors her approach to fit each individualís needs.
 
 
Lynn Williams,
Ph.D.

  

440-230-2564 Ext. 5

Oberlin Office
 

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Lynn Williams, Ph.D., RYT 200 is a licensed psychologist and registered yoga instructor who has been studying and practicing wholistic psychotherapy for over 20 years. Her work incorporates a variety of mind-body approaches to a variety of psychological issues such as mood disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, sexual/gender identity development, stress management, and relationship/social issues. Her training draws upon both traditional and nontraditional theories and therapeutic treatment modalities which emphasize psychology as the study of health and human potential and seeks to foster development of the intellectual, emotional, physical, social, creative, and spiritual aspects of a person's life. Both her personal and professional interests focus on wholistic approaches to health such as incorporating meditation, spirituality, nutrition, yoga and nature for optimum well-being. Dr. Williams has published a number of articles and lectured on the mind-body-spirit connection at national and international conferences. She presented her research on psychology and spirituality in China and also traveled to India where she received training in spiritual practices. She has a special interest in disadvantaged populations and her most recently published article discusses alternative therapies for the mental health treatment of incarcerated juveniles.  Dr. Williams completes psychological testing and evaluation for a variety of diagnostic issues including Bipolar and ADHD assessments.

 

 

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