MEET SOME OF OUR LOCAL VOLUNTEERS

A VERY LIKE-MINDED COMMUNITY

We’re delighted, and lucky, to have the support of a growing number of mental health professionals around Cincinnati and the tri-state area, willing to share their time and skills to help our cause and community.

You can expect to see them pop up in different places, perhaps sharing advice in our forums, sharing their expertise through blogs and articles, or providing uplifting messages of support that can so often be the simplest therapy.

Bailey C. Bryant, Psy.D. Clinical Psychologist

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and am passionate about helping people access quality mental health care. I own and operate a group practice, Hello Mental Health, where we provide compassionate and individualized psychotherapy to adults. I also run a wellness co-working space called Good Therapy, and am the founder of Health Match 360 where we are developing new technology to help people quickly and efficiently connect with a mental health therapist.

I began my training at Xavier University where I completed my master’s and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology with a focus in treating adults with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI). I trained and worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, inpatient and residential treatment, state psychiatric hospitals, a forensic evaluation center, and private practice.

My therapeutic approach to centers around forming a warm and supportive relationship free of judgment and full of unconditional positive regard. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, positive psychology, and clinical hypnosis in my practice. I view life through a holistic lens and strongly believe that in order to be our best selves we have to care for our Mind, Body, and Spirit (in whatever form that takes for you).

My expertise allows me to provide much needed care to individuals transitioning out of the hospital, as well as individuals functioning in the community but in need of some help managing their thoughts, moods, or relationships with themselves or others.

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Mark Levine, LICDC-CS, MAC

Working as a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor – Certified Supervisor, and Life Coach, I have a background and experience that is totally unique in the TriState.

Working as a therapist treating individuals in Cincinnati suffering from substance addictions, I became immersed in the study and teaching of mindfulness. The benefits of mindfulness became readily obvious for me personally, as well as for my clients. Thanks to the technology of Telehealth I now treat individuals across the state of Ohio and Kentucky, and coaching anywhere English is spoken.

Today I’m a long distance runner and mindfully approach the way I eat and interact with our environment. And in my spare time I’m writing a rock musical, “HIGHER” — about the roller-coaster of emotions that is the truth of individuals struggling with a heroin addiction.

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Nikki Winchester, Psy.D., ABPP, DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™

I am a board certified clinical psychologist and owner of the Cincinnati Center for Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I received my doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Xavier University and am a licensed clinical psychologist in Cincinnati, Ohio.

I completed my predoctoral internship at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, where I worked for over six years providing DBT and substance use treatment to Veterans with chronic substance use disorders and PTSD. I am a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™ and provide DBT training, consultation, and program implementation assistance nationwide.

I am board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in Behavioral & Cognitive Psychology. I have been intensively trained in the DBT Prolonged Exposure protocol by the treatment developer and have provider status in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD and Motivational Interviewing. I am the recipient of the 2020 NAMI Southwest Ohio Exemplary Psychologist Award. I specialize in treating individuals with borderline personality disorder, emotion dysregulation, suicidal and self-harm behaviors, substance use, and PTSD.

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Valerie Allen, MEd, LPCC

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and owner of Valerie Allen Counseling in West Chester. In my practice, I specialize in helping couples and individuals recover from infidelity. I guide my clients through the complexities of healing from betrayal, helping both partners feel heard and understood, rebuild trust, and create a stronger relationship. I also work with couples who want to improve communication and reconnect emotionally and physically.

I received a Master of Science in Community Counseling from the University of Dayton and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Ohio University. I bring years of life, marriage, parenting, and counseling experience to the therapy process and connect with my clients on a personal level. Men who may feel uncomfortable in the therapy process often find my candid and direct style reassuring.

As an “empty-nester” I enjoy gardening, kayaking, yoga, and everything outdoors.

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Amy Stenger-Sullivan, LPCC-S

I’m a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, trainer and CEO of Rooted Compassion Counseling and Consulting, as well as a Certified Trauma Responsive Counselor

I completed my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Union Institute and University. I offer therapy as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and trainer specializing in working with those who have experienced or are experiencing trauma and the effects of trauma including anxiety, depression or grief.

I also bring a long history of service with new families to the counseling field, working with women, couples and families experiencing infertility, pregnancy and postpartum struggles.

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Renee Groenemann, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

As a licensed counselor, I specialize in trauma and grief recovery using research-based mind-body therapeutic techniques like EMDR, hypnotherapy, and mindfulness. Because of my orientation and understanding of how trauma expresses in the body, I tend to focus on facilitating processing and integration of birth traumas, losses, abuses, PTSD, anxiety, grief, chronic pain, and other life challenges.

As a yoga teacher and workshop facilitator, I focus on making meditation and breathing techniques (pranayama) accessible to children and adults and can tailor practices for use with ADHD, anxiety, depression, sleep issues, and chronic pain. I also teach workshops making the mind/body connection understandable to EVERYONE and applicable to daily life.

And I love to throw in some workshops on my favorite personal passions: green living, voluntary simplicity, and living a “hell yeah!” life. All my workshops are presented with the same wit and simple, down-to-earth language that I try to bring to all of life.

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