Elyse Nicole Etapa MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Owner of Thrive Counseling Services and Billing Specialist
Elyse@thrivecounselingohio.com
330-703-6578 Extension #2

Elyse graduated from Ashland Theological Seminary in 2010. She has experience working in several different areas including schools, community agencies, psychiatrist offices, and several other private practices. Elyse opened Thrive Counseling in 2014.

Renee Barker MA, LPCC-S

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Renee@Thrivecounselingohio.com
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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.

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Peyton Choe MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Counselor
Peyton@Thrivecounselingohio.com
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Peyton Choe is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the State of Ohio. Peyton received their Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Akron and their Master of Education degree from Kent State University. Peyton has experience working as a Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment Provider working closely with children and families in home and school settings. She is a member of the STAR Behavioral Health Provider's registry and has received specialized training for working with military personnel and their families. Peyton utilizes trauma-informed care and has experience working with Clients of all ages presentingwith a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, struggles withself-esteem, and attention difficulties. Peyton has a special interest approaching treatmentutilizing creative and expressive (art) methodologies as well. She strives to create a warm andsafe environment that focuses on Client growth.

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Danielle Bueno, MEd, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor
danielle@Thrivecounselingohio.com
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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.

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Jeri Sampson, MSW, LSW

Master of Social Work
jeri@Thrivecounselingohio.com
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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

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Jamie LaMonica, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor
Jamie@thrivecounselingohio.com
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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.

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Kelsey Deeter, MA, LPCC-S

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
kelsey@thrivecounselingohio.com
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Kelsey is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology and her Master of Arts in School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walsh University. As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, she specializes in working with children, teens, young adults and families. She has experience working as a School Based Mental Health Counselor and as a Counselor in crisis situations. Kelsey's scope of practice includes depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, adjustment, and more. She strives to create a safe environment for her clients to work through past struggles and develop the skills necessary for meeting their future goals.

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Brooke Steiner, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor
brookesteiner@thrivecounselingohio.com
330-703-6578 ext. 408

Brooke is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Ohio. She received her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family studies from Kent State University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health counseling from Walsh University. Brooke has a passion for working with children and young adults who struggle with issues that include anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, self-esteem, and more. Her goal is to create an environment where her clients feel comfortable sharing their experiences and to provide advocacy throughout her counseling journey.

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Tiffany Spaziani, MA, M.Ed., LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Tiffany@thrivecounselingohio.com

Tiffany is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio. She received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Malone University and her Master of Arts in Education from the University of Akron. She has seven years of Community Mental Health experience working primarily in the Schol Based setting. She is experienced in working with children and adolescents. Tiffany uses multiple modalities of treatment when working with children from play based interventions to art and media-based interventions. Tiffany's approach to counseling is based upon building and establishing strong rapport with her clients through a strength and interest-based approach. She strengthens the therapeutic relationship through providing unconditional positive regard and maintaining a nonjudgemental stance for and towards her clients.

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Melanie Meissner DNP, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner
melanie@thrivecounselingohio.com

Melanie is a Nurse Practitioner in the state of Ohio. She received her Critical Care Registered Nurse Certification in 2010, Her Bachelor's Degree in 2012 from ohio University, her Master/Nurse Practitioner Degree from Walden University in 2015, Her Doctoral Degree in 2019 from Walden University, and her Substance Abuse Practitioner Certification in 2022. Melanie's journey in the medical field began as a nursing assistant. She worked in both the hospital setting, and nursing homes while attending nursing school. It was in this role where she truly valued the interaction with patients during their time of need. Once she became an RN, she worked in both the emergency room and intensive care unit where she advanced from floor nurse to house supervisor. From there, she became a nursing director and  participated in opening the intensive care unit at a partnering hospital. She then advanced to nurse practitioner . In this role, she hsa worked in addiction medicine, emergency medicine, internal medicine, primary care, and mental health. 

 

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Office Staff

Charlene Ross

Office Manager
Charlene@Thrivecounselingohio.com
330-703-6578 Extension #1