Associate Profiles
Policies & Procedures

Dawn Chandler-Holtz,


440-230-2564 Ext. 3

North Royalton Office
& Oberlin Office

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Dawn Chandler-Holtz, Ph.D. Ė Dr. Chandler-Holtz has been working with children, adolescents, and young adults for over 26 years in outpatient, residential, and juvenile detention settings.  She received her B.A. in psychology from the University of Virginia and her Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University.  She has extensive experience in providing detailed psychological assessments and can provide diagnostic clarity in confusing cases as well as more standard evaluations for ADHD, learning disabilities, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.  As a therapist, she seeks to create a supportive, safe, and non-judgmental environment where individuals can explore and gain insight about themselves, their potential, and their goals.  She strives to understand each individual's unique needs and abilities and chooses the best combination of strategies to address them.  She places a strong emphasis on finding techniques that will provide more immediate relief while continuing to delve deeper and gain insight into possible causes of the current difficulties.  Dr. Chandler-Holtz helps clients identify and change unhealthy behaviors to better provide longer-term healing and prevent relapse.  In session, she utilizes many different mind-body approaches that include strategies and techniques form Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) including CBT play therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), psychodynamic therapy, parent-child interaction therapy, parent training, solution focused tools, motivational interviewing skills, and mindfulness-based interventions.  She also enjoys sharing interesting tools such as apps or podcasts for clients to use outside of session to supplement the work in sessions.  Dr. Lynn Williams is Dr. Chandler-Holtzís supervisor.
Sarah Reimer Dawson,


440-230-2564 Ext. 2

Oberlin Office

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Sarah Reimer Dawson, MA, MSW, LISW is a Certified EMDR therapist and has over 15 years experience as a psychotherapist working with a diverse clientele on trauma, anxiety, issues related to gender and sexuality, 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 uses brain-based and experiential forms of therapy like EMDR, parts work/IFS, the Safe and Sound Protocol and Inner Twin Therapy. These therapy tools help harness your brain's natural capacity for curiosity and learning so that you can relearn how to relate to yourself, others, and the world on your terms. To Sarah, therapy is not a lifestyle, so she offers EMDR Intensives and has a mindfulness and skills-based orientation that empowers you to do the needed work now, and then return to regular life with a new perspective.

EMDR Intensives are collaborations between Sarah and your current therapist to focus for a limited number of extended sessions (4-12, 90-minute sessions) on a particular issue or event, symptoms that linger despite beneficial therapy, or upcoming stressful event or performance. Working intensively can allow us to focus on the goal more efficiently by limiting the need to check-in or explore unrelated issues that may come up between weekly or bi-weekly sessions.

Sarah is an Independent Licensed Social Worker in Ohio. She earned her BA in Philosophy from Grinnell College, MA in Philosophy from SUNY Stony Brook, and MSW from Arizona State University.

In-person or video sessions (in Ohio) are available.

Learn more details about Sarah's practice and available services at keenpsychotherapy.com
Haley Dos Santos,


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,


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,


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,


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.
Carmela Palmentera,
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,
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,

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,


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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