Counselors

Elyse Nicole Etapa MA

Elyse Nicole Etapa MA

Owner of Thrive Counseling Services

Renee Barker MA, LPCC-S

Renee Barker MA, LPCC-S

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Renee@Thrivecounselingohio.com
330-703-6578 Press 403

Renee is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Ohio. She received her Bachelors in Psychology from Grand Canyon University and her Masters of Arts in Clinical Counseling from Walsh University. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, she specializes in working with children, teens, young adults and families. She has experience in school and private practice settings. Renee believes that when we focus on our strengths, we can then become who we are meant to be.

Kary Prince, MEd, LPCC-S, LICDC

Kary Prince, MEd, LPCC-S, LICDC

Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor

Kary@Thrivecounselingohio.com
330-703-6578 Press 405

Kary is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPCC-S) and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC) in the state of Ohio. She specializes in co-occurring disorders and how mental health and substance use concerns impact the individual and family unit. She is passionate about helping others gain clarity of goals and walking alongside them while experiencing life struggles. She has experience treating anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, attention difficulties, and unregulated mood concerns. She has worked in the school, outpatient community mental health, and correctional facility settings.

Peyton Eaglowski MA, LPC

Peyton Eaglowski MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor
Peyton@Thrivecounselingohio.com
330-703-6578 Press 512

Peyton Eaglowski is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Ohio. Peyton received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Akron and her Master of Education degree from Kent State University. Peyton has experience working as a Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment provider in which she worked closely with children and families in home and school settings. She has experience in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, struggles with self-esteem and attention difficulties. Peyton is passionate about working with people of all ages and has a special interest in approaching treatment utilizing creative and expressive (art) methodologies. Peyton strives to create a warm and safe environment that focuses on Client growth.

Brooke Stehlik MA, LPC

Brooke Stehlik MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor
Brooke@Thrivecounselingohio.com
330-703-6578 Press 502

Brooke Stehlik is a licensed professional counselor in Ohio. Brooke received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Kent State University and her Master of Arts degree from Walsh University. Brooke is very excited about working with a diverse variety of clients including adolescents, adults, and couples. Brooke is passionate about creating a strong therapeutic relationship and prefers humanistic counseling techniques. Brooke has experience working with topics including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, and more. She strives to create a warm environment for clients to feel comfortable opening up and to encourage growth. Brooke hopes to continue to utilize her counseling skills by helping people work on past and present struggles and strive toward future goals.

Danielle Novak, MEd, LPC

Danielle Novak, MEd, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor
danielle@Thrivecounselingohio.com
330-703-6578 Press 401

Danielle is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Ohio. She received her Bachelor of the Arts Degree at the University of Toledo and her Master of Education Degree from Malone University. Danielle's scope of practice is stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and more. She has experience working with a diverse population of adolescents and adults. Danielle's experience working with teens, their families, and other providers within a school setting can provide comprehensive care for symptoms that impact the client's academic work. Her primary approach to counseling is person-centered and strength based. She believes the more comfortable a client feels in session, the more they will benefit from treatment. She facilitates client empowerment so they feel confident working through obstacles. Danielle believes a vital part of the therapeutic relationship is unconditional positive regard and providing a safe space for individuals seeking support.

Jeri Sampson, MSW, LSW

Jeri Sampson, MSW, LSW

Master of Social Work
jeri@Thrivecounselingohio.com
330-703-6578 Press 402

Jeri is a Licensed Master Social Worker in the state of Ohio. She received her Associates degree in community support from The University of Akron, her Bachelors degree in Social Work and her Masters degree in Social Work from The University of Akron. As a Licensed Master Social Worker, she specializes in working with children, teens, young adults, couples and families. She has experience working in school settings, correctional facilities and non profit outpatient therapy. Jeri believes that meeting people where they are gives them the best opportunity to step forward. Jeri works remotely, doing sessions through Doxy

Ben Nelson, MA, LPC

Ben Nelson, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor
ben@Thrivecounselingohio.com
330-703-6578 Press 400

Ben is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Ohio. He received his BA from Kent State University and his MA from Walsh University. He has experience working with adolescents and adults, as well as treating co-occurring substance use. Ben also specializes in a wide variety of mental health disorders including mood, anxiety, personality, and psychotic disorders. He prefers to use an existential humanistic orientation in his practice that focuses on building a strong therapeutic alliance, and encouraging clients to explore and pursue whatever gives them a sense of meaning and purpose in their lives . He's focused on creating a safe space for his clients to feel like they can share anything with him, and encouraging resilience, learning, and a mindset of healing and growth.

Jamie LaMonica, MA, LPC

Jamie LaMonica, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor
Jamie@thrivecounselingohio.com
330-703-6578 Press 501

Jamie is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Ohio. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and her Master of Arts degrees in Counseling and Human Development: Clinical Mental Health (2022) and Student Affairs for Higher Education Specialty (2017) from Walsh University. Jamie has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples. With a lifelong passion for mental health, Jamie finds immense joy in helping others discover the best version of themselves. Jamie has worked with individuals across various cultural backgrounds and enjoys facilitating an environment of learning and growth for both the client and the counselor. Jamie believes that each person deserves to find peace, passion, and purpose in life, and she is thrilled to be an advocate and supporter for clients every step of the way.

Office Staff

Charlene Ross

Charlene Ross

Office Manager
Charlene@Thrivecounselingohio.com
330-703-6578 Press 407

Mickenzie Schoeppner

Mickenzie Schoeppner

Billing Specialist & HR
Mickenzie@thrivecounselingohio.com
330-703-6578 Press 505

Interns

Brooke Steiner, CT (Counselor-In-Training, Intern)

Brooke Steiner, CT (Counselor-In-Training, Intern)

brookesteiner@thrivecounselingohio.com

Brooke Steiner is a master's student studying Clinical Mental Health at Walsh University. She received her bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Kent State University. Brooke has a passion working with children and young adolescents who struggle with issues that include anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, self-esteem, and more. She was also an intern at Summit County Juvenile Court where she was able to work with individuals of all different backgrounds. Her goal is to create an environment where her clients feel comfortable sharing their experiences and to provide advocacy throughout her counseling journey.

Julie Thornberry, CT (Counselor-In-Training, Intern)

Julie Thornberry, CT (Counselor-In-Training, Intern)

julie@thrivecounselingohio.com

Julie is working towards her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walsh University. She has an undergraduate degree in Communication Studies from the University of Mount Union. Currently, she works as the Assistant Director of Professional Advising at Walsh University and enjoys helping students transition from high school to college. Prior to this role, she worked for 15 years in client management across different industries. She is excited for the opportunity to be an intern at Thrive Counseling and looks forward to helping empower clients to reach their mental health goals.