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Stephen A. Luther


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Education: Master’s degree in Education; Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Duquesne University

Experience: Executive Director and Founder of Grace Christian Counseling; Since 1997 he has been helping children, adolescents, and adults suffering with many different issues

Tools: Attachment Based Therapy, Splankna Healing, Therapeutic Parent Coach

For You: Steve specializes in working with hurting families including those who have foster, adopted, or traumatized children

Louise Meleshenko


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Education: Master’s degree in Social Work

Experience: Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years experience in providing therapy to adults and late adolescents in the community and private sector

Tools: Provides evidence-based treatments supported by the truth of the Bible

For You: Louise has provided treatment to individuals experiencing challenges with mental health disorders, addictions, abuse and relationship issues

Jason Batten


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Education: Master’s in Counseling and Masters in Health Care Management from Liberty University

Experience: 10+ years of experience with specialization in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Tools: Jason believes strongly in holistic wellness and carefully integrates evidence based approaches with Christian faith and spirituality

For You: Jason has a passion for working with individuals seeking healing from trauma, addiction, or other mental health conditions.  He works with Men and Women of all ages.

Steph McCarthy


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Education: Master’s degree in clinical mental health from Geneva College

Experience: Works individuals struggling with stress management, adult ADHD, Anxiety/Depression, Eating Disorders, Postpartum/Fertility issues, Insomnia Chronic Pain and most other mental health issues

Tools: Steph appreciates holistic and integrative practices, as well as inviting faith-based approaches into therapeutic relationships. Steph believes in the wellness model of taking care of the mind, body, and soul.

For You: Steph comes from a distinctive background, having spent two decades as a cosmetologist specializing in holistic and chemical-free professional hair treatments. This experience fueled her enthusiasm for assisting others and cultivated her ability to connect with people individually.

Aki Jamal Durham


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Education: Master of Arts degree in Human Services Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University

Experience: Relationship coach and counselor with 15+ years of experience providing individuals, married couples, and those preparing for marriage with insights that focus on the couple’s strength assessments, communication, conflict resolution, finances, family of origin examinations, and intimacy

Tools: Relies heavily on Biblical truths to support the practical and clinical guidance he offers his clients

For You: Revealing God’s purpose for marriage and His desire for Godly men to head Christian households are Aki’s primary passions

Jonathan Held


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Education: Bachelor’s degree from The University of Pittsburgh, with majors in Psychology and Philosophy; Master’s degree in Social Work at California University of Pennsylvania

Experience: Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in Structural Family Therapy

Tools: Person-Centered Care; Structural Family Therapy

For You: Jonathan is active in his local church, serving on the worship team

Adam Morrison


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Education: Bachelor’s in Student Ministries with a minor in Psychology; Master’s in Family Counseling from Geneva College

Experience: Has worked with troubled youth in a residential setting, specializing in working with youth with sexually maladaptive behaviors along with their families for over 6 years

Tools: Trauma-Informed Care

For You: Adam integrates many of his counseling skills with faith based principles and serving as a resource for his clients and local churches

Rebecca Hudock


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Education: Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health from Waynesburg University

Experience: Director of a Men’s Recovery Home Ministry; works with court-ordered adults with substance use and mental health disorders. As well as working with those who struggle with anxiety, depression, marital problems, and adjustment disorders

Tools: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Biblical truth in her counseling sessions

For You: Becca partners with clients to help them find healing from past hurts and security in their identity in Christ; she meets clients wherever they are and supports them in moving forward with their current circumstances

Brianna Belliconish


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Education: Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Advanced Addictions

Experience: Works with a variety of clients but feels her calling to work specifically with children and families with struggles stemming from mental health or addictions

Tools: Reality Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Psycho-Education while empowering clients through Biblical truth

For You: Brianna’s passion for counseling comes from her belief that every person, young and old, should have a voice

Maryann Roberts


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Education: B.S. in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Development; M.A. in Guidance Counselor Education from the University of South Florida; Doctorate in Clinical Christian Counseling from Jacksonville Theological Seminary

Experience: Has been in private practice for 20 years and has counseled adults and older teens with issues ranging from marriage/relationship problems, anxiety, and depression to bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder

Tools: Uses a Person-Centered approach and customizes it according to the unique needs and goals of each client

For You: Maryann believes in the transformative work of Christ through the disciplines of faith; clients learn various skills, perspectives, and strategies to successfully overcome and work through difficult life situations and experiences

Jaclyn Edwards


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Education: Master’s in Marriage and Family Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Experience: Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years experience

Tools: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy, Mindfulness, Reality Therapy and Psycho-Education

For You: Jaclyn strives to help clients find forgiveness and grace from their past, solutions and peace in their present, and hope for their future

Quentin Hampton



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Education: Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from George Fox University

Experience: worked as an EMT for 5 years before becoming a therapist, gaining a unique perspective on mental health, PTSD, and first responder issues

Tools: Cognitive-Behavioral, Reality, and Solution-Focused Therapy

For You: Quentin believes in the healing power of grace, forgiveness, and seeking God’s best for our lives

Maria Clark


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Education: Bachelor’s in Psychology from Saint Vincent College and Master’s in Counselor Education from Penn State University

Experience: Has been working with children, adolescents, and families for 26 years

Tools: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Narrative Therapy, while incorporating strength-based, mindfulness, and expressive arts interventions from a trauma-informed approach

For You: Maria has a passion for emotional and mental health, believes everyone has a purpose, and is avid about supporting individuals to improve their lives through increased awareness and understanding of self

Michael Grabowski


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Education: Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Geneva College

Experience: Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 6 years of experience treating adolescents and adults

Tools: Person-centered with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy

For You: Michael’s goal is to create a warm, inviting and non-judgmental experience

Gregg Newmaster


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Education: Duquesne University with a Bachelor’s Degree in theology and Master’s Degree in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and another Master’s Degree in counseling, specializing in Marriage, Family, and Couple counseling from Geneva College

Experience: Worked in various Catholic and Protestant churches, Gregg felt called to work as a psychotherapist

Tools: Trauma- and Family- and Person-Centered approach along with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Bowenian Therapy

For You: Gregg likes to use humor and have fun (when appropriate) while building a rapport with his clients

Counselor Alexis Rosendo

Alexis Rosendo


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Education: Alexis has a Master’s of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Master’s of Arts in Pastoral Counseling, both from Regent University. She also has a Master’s of Science in Non-profit Administration from Louisiana State University.

Experience: Alexis has experience working in both clinical and church-based settings with children, tens, college students, adults, and retirees.

Tools: With her background in both ministry and clinical settings it comes naturally for Alexis to integrate evidence-based clinical techniques with a strong faith-based focus.

For You: Alexis has a passion for examining how mental and emotional conditions both reflect and influence one’s life journey and is continuing to seek new ways to combine her love for mental health counseling with her passion for ministry, leadership, and community-based efforts.

Kristen Ashton


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Education: Bachelor’s in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State University and Master’s in Counseling from Messiah University, with a specialization in marriage, couple, and family counseling

Experience: Worked in college campus ministry, in long-term care for older adults, and at a college campus counseling center

Tools: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Family Systems Theory

For You: Kristen makes sure each person feels seen, heard, and empowered in the midst of their struggles.

Cathy Downs


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Education: Cathy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Psychiatric R.N. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Public Health, and Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University.

Experience: Cathy began her career RN before feeling the call into the counseling field. She has in inpatient mental health where she has counseled clients of all ages with a wide range of mental health diagnoses. She is certified as a chaplain and grief support specialist.

Tools: Cathy utilizes holistic, interpersona, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), strength-Based, Solution Focused, Culturally Sensitive and Multicultural approaches.

For You: As a Christian therapist, Cathy views all individuals as precious creations of God, having great worth. She puts a strong emphasis on instilling joy and optimism through examining God’s character and relying on his unchanging word.

Counselor David Balbach

David Balbach


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Education: Dave received both his Master’s in Arts in Counseling and his Master’s in Arts in Pastoral Counseling from Cincinnati Christian University.

Experience: Dave has experience in both private practice and community mental health settings. This diverse background has equipped him with an understanding of clients from diverse backgrounds. Dave has experience with attachment issues and has worked with foster and adoptive families and children.

Tools: Dave utilizes a Faith-Based approach integrated with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and psychoeducation. 

For You: Dave’s diverse background and techniques allow him to work with a broad range of issues and clients. His passion and expertise is in working with addiction, dual diagnosis, depression, anxiety, trauma, anger management, marriage and family work, grief and loss, attachment and bonding and premarital counseling.

Counselor Steve Reinoehl

Steve Reinoehl


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Education: Steve holds a master’s degree in Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Experience: Steve has extensive experience working with a wide range of mental health conditions with individuals, couples and families.

Tools: Steve utilizes a Faith-Based approach integrated with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)..

For You: Raised as a Christian, Steve deviated from that path as a teen, but came back to Our Lord in my 30th year.  At that time, Steve met his wife, Merlyn, who helped him to deepen his faith.  Steve has always found it a great joy to work with clients who are Christian, as faith and prayer have shown, time and time again, to be powerful tools for helping my clients attain their counseling goals.

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