Our staff is a team of mental health counselors who are licensed in the state of Ohio, as well as pre-licensed interns. Each member has received rigorous training and continuous education. All staff members hold appropriate licenses.

We welcome you to a supportive, judgment-free environment where you can find your strengths, share your thoughts and feelings, and learn new skills to manage your areas of need.

Staff Therapist




My passion has always been families and children of all ages, providing both individual and family therapies. I have worked in home and community-based settings as well as schools. This work has given me extensive experience working with trauma, abuse, grief, PTSD, mood and adjustment disorders, as well as eating disorders and autism. I have a special place in my heart for teenage girls and feel that my therapeutic modality is especially beneficial to them.

I like to use a holistic approach with person-centered and strength-based strategies. This allows for the use of expressive therapies which give the client the opportunity to communicate in the manner that is most appropriate for them. Using tactile, visual, or auditory approaches gives clients freedom to express themselves effectively and authentically.


Penelope Chavez-Frigon, Psy.D, Clinical Psychologist

Hi, I am Dr. Penelope Chavez-Frigon, aka Dr. Penelope. I received my doctoral degree in psychology from Xavier University. I completed advanced training in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) with children. I have 15 years of experience as a psychologist including working with children, adolescents and families providing psychological testing, and crisis intervention. I previously served as diagnostic supervisor at an outpatient agency where I provided consultation services for the juvenile court system and Children’s Protective Services.

I specialize in childhood/adolescent mental health issues, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder parenting issues, divorce issues with children, self-esteem, peer relationships, Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorders, and psychological assessments. I provide individual therapy for children, adolescents and adults ages 6 to 50.


Sam Golden, Licensed Professional Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist

Supervised by Melanie Palmer IMFT-s & Crystal Hubbell LPCC-s

Hello! My name is Sam, and I enjoy working with a variety of clients ages 7 and up, including adolescents, adults, families and couples. I work with clients presenting with a diverse set of issues such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, peer troubles, pre-marital, and marital issues. I have a special interest in families that feel stuck, and particularly couples suffering from relational issues.

I strive to make sure I create a safe, comfortable therapeutic environment that allows you to express yourself authentically. I like to focus on strengths, mindfulness, and making small, realistic steps towards your goals. I will work with you to figure out what type of therapy and coping skills work best by being an open and transparent therapist.


Ashley Kilgore, Licensed Professional Counselor

Supervised by Crystal Hubbell LPCC-s

Hi, I’m Ashley and I have always had a passion for helping people who are in a vulnerable or difficult place. I have experience working with children, teenagers, adults, and families as well as issues such as depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, anger management, PTSD, and family conflict. I have a special interest in working with those who have experienced trauma and helping them overcome situations or events that are holding them back.

I understand how difficult it can be to reach out for help so that’s why I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental environment in which you can explore the issues that are holding you back from being your best self. The techniques I use include cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and creative interventions. I believe in using a person-centered approach and tailoring treatment to best fit an individual's personality, strengths, and goals for therapy.

Kelli Knipper, Licensed Social Worker

supervised by Tiffany Rush LISW-s

New to the staff!

Hello and welcome! My Name is Kelli.  Being treated with dignity is what you can expect from our therapeutic partnership as we work to help you overcome obstacles. I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental space where you have the opportunity to be heard and validated. My practice includes many therapeutic methods which are tailored to meet your individual needs, mind, body and spirit.

I have substantial education, training and experience helping others through difficulties such as overcoming trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts (personal and professional) as well as adjustment and grief issues.  My practice is centered around helping adolescents, adults, families and couples achieve the happiness and fulfillment you desire and deserve.


Corrine White, Marriage and family therapist

Supervised by Melanie Palmer IMFT-s

New to the staff!

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT). I received a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from George Fox University in Portland, OR. I have been in the mental health field for over 10 years, directly providing mental health treatment for 5 years. I have worked with children, youth and young adults in outpatient counseling, residential and community mental health, as well adults and families in an outpatient setting.

I work collaboratively with clients with a holistic approach to develop emotionally fulfilling attachments, which are significant to an individual or child's mental, physical, biological, communal, and spiritual growth. The healthy integration of neurological, biological, and psychological parts of the brain are important in developing a harmonious and homeostatic balance within one’s self and in relationship to others and/or a Transcendent Other (i.e. God). I use a systemic lens to address child or adult trauma, difficult life changes, and relational conflict. My primary focus is children and adolescents, family therapy, and couples/marriage counseling.

Support Staff

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Grace Morris

Administration Office, Front Desk


Allye Kneipp

Billing Administration, Credentialing

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