Our Staff

The professional staff at Solutions are highly qualified and experienced in the area of mental health and alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs of abuse.  The agency is comprised of a multidisciplinary staff consisting of psychologists, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, social workers, counselors, and chemical dependency counselors.

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Professional Staff

Bauman, Karen, LISW-S

Outpatient Therapist

Ms. Bauman holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio State University (1981) and a Master of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University (1983). She has nearly 31 years of experience in the mental health field working with Children, Adolescents, Adults and with Couples, Families, and Group Therapy. She is trained  to work with behavioral issues, such as ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and a multitude of mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, incest and abuse, adoption issues and family dynamics. She currently runs an Adolescent Anger Management group, an Emotional Intelligence group for teens and a Social Skills group for adults.

 

Borgeson, Shari, LSW, LPCC

Outpatient Therapist

Ms. Borgeson holds a Master of Education. She attended Cleveland State University. Ms. Borgeson specializes in individual and group services for those with severe and persistent mental health issues, crisis intervention services, individual and group psychotherapy, and substance abuse counseling.

Brookshire, Deb, LSW, LPCC-S

Intensive Home Based Therapist (FIRST)

Ms. Brookshire holds a Master of Arts. She attended Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa and Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio. Ms. Brookshire has thirty-one years of experience in the field working with families, youth and children, foster care and adoption, incarcerated women, and elderly.  She has extensive training in trauma and sexual abuse.

Buchek, Jonathan, LSW

Community Psychiatric Support Team (FIRST)

Mr. Buchek holds  a Bachelor Degree from the University of Akron.  He is licensed with the state of Ohio.

Burg, Robert, LPC-CR

Outpatient Therapist

Mr. Burg holds a Masters Degree in Community Counseling.  He attended Baldwin Wallace University as well as Jon Carroll University.  Mr. Burg has seven years of experience in the field working with career counseling, child and adolescent counseling, addictions and chemical dependency counseling and Autism. 

Cass, Anna, BA, QHMS

School Aide

Ms. Cass holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Grove City College.  She currently works with the Child and Family Intervention Team School.

Chee, MaryAnn, PhD

Coordinator of QA and Contracts

Dr. Chee is a licensed psychologist who holds a Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology from Purdue University. She has experience in Behavioral Techniques, Motivational Interviewing Techniques, and Behavioral Assessments. The specialized program that Dr. Chee provides is with Medina County Department of Job and Family Service as a Liaison.  She also provides quality assurance work and contract management.

DeLong, V, MD

Psychiatrist

Devore, Krystal, LISW

Juvenile Drug Court Therapist

Ms. Devore holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Social Work.  She attended Kent State University and the University of Akron.  She has experience working with adults and youth with mental health and/or substance abuse issues.

Dockrill, Diane

M.Ed OCPSII

Community Services Coordinator

Ms. Dockrill holds a Master degree of Education and is also a Certified Prevention Specialist II with the state of Ohio and is an Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist. She attended Baldwin-Wallace College and Cleveland State University. She has experience in Wellness Consultation, Education, Training, and Prevention Services at the County, State, and National levels.

 

Fields, Danelle, PhD

Outpatient Therapist

Dr. Fields holds a Bachelor degree from Westminster College, a Master degree from Cumberland University, and a PhD in Psychology from University of Akron.   She has received training in Psychological testing, outpatient therapy, consultation, evaluation, pain management, behavioral medicine and Neuropsychology.  She has experience working with developmental disabilities, pain disorders, neuropsychological conditions, college students, anxiety disorders, individuals with disabilities, children with a history of abuse, and problems with coping. 

Fiorello, Ross, MA, LPC-CR, CDCA

Community Psychiatric Support Team

Mr. Fiorello holds a Master of Arts degree. He attended Malone University.  He has experience working with school aged children aged 6-18.

Gardner, Barbara, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, LSW

Outpatient Therapist

Ms. Gardner holds a Master of Community Counseling. She attended West Virginia University and Hood College.  She is a Certified Gambling Counselor and has experience with Juvenile Drug Court.

Gaul, Emily, LSW

Community Psychiatric Support Team

Ms. Gaul holds a Bachelor degree in Social Work from Malone College .  She is a Licensed Social Worker within the State Ohio.  Ms. Gaul is working as a CPST with adult mental health clients.  She has experience working with adults with severe mental illness and children/adolescents with severe behavioral handicaps.  She has been trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and facilitated groups for three and a half years.  She has also served as a liaison to mental health courts previously.

Grigaitis, Leanne,  MSW, LSW

Transitional Aged Youth Specialist (TAYS) (FIRST)

Ms. Grigaitis holds a Master of Social Work as well as a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Akron. 

Hanzel, Tracie, QMHS

Family Resource Specialist

 

 

Hofelich, Barbara LISW-S

FIRST Supervisor

Ms. Hofelich holds Masters Degrees in Social Work and Psychology. She attended Ohio State University and Cleveland State University. She has experience in the field working with ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Autistic Spectrum, PTSD, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, Family and Group Therapy. The specialized programs which Ms. Hofelich works with include the FIRST Intensive Home Based Program and the Divorced and Unmarried Parent Groups and the Changing Families Group for Children.

Ignizio, Paula, LPC-CR

 

 

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LaKendra Johnson, LCP

Outpatient Therapist

Ms. Ignizio  is a licensed LPC and holds Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling. She attended Walden University.

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Outpatient Therapist

Ms. Johnson is a licensed LPC and holds Masters of Education Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She attended Ohio University She has experience working with sexual trauma, sexual behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, and with children and adolescents .

Jowers, Harold LISW-S,

                           LICDC-CS

Outpatient Therapist

Mr. Jowers holds a Master of Science in Social Administration. He attended Youngstown State University and Case Western Reserve University. Mr. Jowers has experience in the field working with Alcohol, Other Drug, and Mental Health Issues, Anger Management, Marital and Couples Therapy, Gestalt Psychotherapy, and Stress Management. The specialized programs which he works with include Intensive Outpatient Treatment, Substance Abuse Counseling, and Intervention Process.

Knapp, Laura, LSW

Community Psychiatric Support Team (FIRST)

Ms. Knapp holds a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Ashland.

 

Naso, Hannah, MSW, LSW

Recidivism Prevention Specialist

Ms. Naso holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Akron.  She is a Licensed Social Worker.  Ms. Naso has experience working with chemical dependency.

Novak, Bridget, BA, QMHS

School Aide

Teresa

Supervised Visitation Program Director

Ross, Heidi, LPCC

Intensive Home Based Therapist (PIA)

Ms. Ross holds a Master of Education in Community Counseling from the University of Akron.  She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.  Ms. Ross has experience working with young children, school aged children and their families through home-based and school based services and outpatient services to adults.

Sales, Gary, MD

Psychiatrist

Schmidt, Roxanne, MSW, LSW

Intensive Home Based Therapist (FIRST)

Ms. Schmidt holds a Master of Social Work Degree.  She attended the University of Akron.  Ms. Schmidt  has experience working with individuals diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, veterans of United States Military service, and adults and youth compromised by the stress of mental health burden or behavioral struggles.  She works in specialized programming as an Intensive Home Based Therapist and as an ED Counselor at Medina City Schools.

Segraves, Robert Taylor, MD

Psychiatrist

Shelton, Tiffany, LISW, LCDC III

Juvenile Drug Court Therapist

Ms. Shelton holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Akron.  She is a Licensed Social Worker and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III with the state of Ohio.  She is Certified in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy through EAGALA.  Ms. Shelton has experience working with adults and teenagers with mental health and/or substance abuse issues.

Simon, Alyssa, BA, QMHS

FIRST Family Resource Specialist

Ms. Simons holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baldwin Wallace University. Her degree is in Health Promotion and Personal Wellness.

Skruck, Jennifer, LPCC-S

FIRST Outpatient Therapist

Ms. Skruck is a licensed LPCC-S and hold a Masters of Counseling Degree from Malone College. She has experience in working with adults, children, and adolescents with mental health issues. She specializes in treating trauma.  She has over 20 years of experience. Ms. Skruck previously provided residential treatment to children and adolescents with severe emotional and behavioral issues.

Thompson, Jenna, MSW, LSW

 

 

 

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Topp, Nicole

Intensive Home Based Therapist (FIRST)

Ms. Thompson holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Toledo.  She has experience working with children youth and adults with serious mental health issues, early childhood development, parenting, and family systems.

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Prevention Specialist

Ms. Topp holds a Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling from Ursulilne College and a Bachelor’s degree  in Psychology and Studio Art from Baldwin Wallace University.  She is a Licensed LPC.

 

Wilkinson, Jan LPCC-S, LSW,

LICDC-CS, ATR-BC

Outpatient Therapist

Ms. Wilkinson holds a Master of Arts degree. She attended Ursuline College and the University of Akron. She has experience working with children through adults for Mental Health and Alcohol and other Drug Related issues. Ms. Wilkinson  holds a specialization in art therapy.

Zarko, Rebecca, MD

Psychiatrist

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Accounts Receivables Assistant/Intake Coordinator

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