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Alexis Dafonseca,
MA

   

440-230-2564 Ext. 11

Oberlin Office
 

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Alexis DaFonseca, M.A. graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Baldwin Wallace University and earned a Master of Arts degree from The University of Akronís Counseling Psychology program. She is currently a doctoral candidate at The University of Akron. Throughout her clinical training, she has maintained a focus in client-centered therapy with a multicultural lens. She has provided individual and group therapy, conducted assessments, and performed supervisory roles in various settings including college counseling centers, community-based counseling centers, and a hospital. Alexis has a passion for working with adolescents and early adults who are seeking to discover and/or redefine their identity, improve relationships with others, forge a different relationship with their emotions and thoughts, and live more fully in the present moment. Her therapeutic style emphasizes building a collaborative, trusting and dynamic relationship with her clients and working together to define the goals of counseling in a validating and supportive environment. Then by utilizing strengths, developing personal insights, and acquiring skills, we work through the process of growth and healing together. She can also aid individuals who are managing experiences of anxiety, depression, relationship/family conflict, trauma, self-worth, and womenís issues. Alexis has experience working with mindfulness-based, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and humanistic therapeutic styles and will shape therapy to the individual needs of her clients.
 
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.

 
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.
 
Lori Morgan Flood,
M.Ed/MA, LPC

   

440-230-2564 Ext. 9

Oberlin Office
 

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Lori Morgan Flood is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Wellness Practitioner. She has over twenty-five years experience working with diverse individuals and young adults on issues such as anxiety and depression, self-esteem/self-discovery, physical, emotional and sexual abuse, coping with health concerns, social and relationship struggles, academic and work stress and screen time/technology balance. Lori also offers career counseling to college students. She is able to link individuals to additional community resources and support where needed. She works in an integrative and collaborative manner with a therapeutic orientation towards humanistic and interpersonal theory. Flexible with the technique based on the needs of the individual, Lori tends towards solution-focused brief therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Sessions most often resemble a warm conversation in a welcoming setting for those seeking self-discovery, better self-care skills, and hope moving forward. She holds a Masterís of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from John Carroll University and an M.Ed in Community Health Education from Cleveland State University. She served for seventeen years at Oberlin College as an Associate Dean/Director of Wellness and as a Career Counselor. She is currently a visiting lecturer at the college.
 
Holly Glanville,
Ph.D.
 
440-230-2564 Ext. 6

North Royalton Office
 

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Dr. Glanville received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Akron. She also has advanced training in hypnotherapy and neurolinguistic programming. She has extensive experience helping individuals with anxiety, depression, abuse issues, anger management problems, self-esteem issues, relationship problems, and grief and loss issues. Additional areas of interest include women's issues, gerontology, and coping with disease and medical problems. Dr. Glanville takes a holistic approach in her work, helping individuals integrate mind, body, and spirit, and uses a variety of therapeutic techniques, including cognitive behavioral, humanistic, and insight-oriented. She appreciates each individual's unique "way of being", and enjoys helping them discover their strengths and realize their personal goals.

 
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.
 
Kendra Mathys,
Psy.D.

   

440-230-2564 Ext. 3

Oberlin Office
 

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Dr. Mathys is licensed as a psychologist by the State of Ohio Board of Psychology. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Wittenberg University and her Doctor of Psychology degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. A focus of her clinical training and postdoctoral experience has been working with young adults at university counseling centers. She also conducted clinical work at a behavioral health center that specialized in eating, anxiety, and mood disorders. Dr. Mathys' theoretical orientation incorporates mindfulness and is based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She values building strong therapeutic relationships and tailoring therapy to meet each individual's unique experiences and needs. Dr. Mathys has a strong generalist background working with a variety of presenting concerns and has special interest in eating disorders and body image concerns, anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, and relationship/social issues.
 
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.

 

 

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