Canton Location:

Elyse Nicole Etapa MA, LPCC-S

Elyse Nicole Etapa MA, LPCC-S

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor-SUPERVISOR
Owner of Thrive Counseling Services

Elyse is an Independent Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, with a Supervision Designation in the state of Ohio. She received her Bachelors in Psychology from Grove City College in Pennsylvania and her Masters of Arts in Clinical Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary. She specializes in working with teens, young adults and adults in areas of OCD, self-harm, and depressive disorders. She has been counseling for the past 10 years in a variety of different settings.

She has worked in Community Mental Health Services as the Intake Coordinator, worked in a Residential Treatment Center for children and teens with developmental delays, has worked in Elementary, Middle school, and High schools as a counselor; as well as a variety of private practices with other skilled and qualified Therapists, Clinical Supervisors, Psychologists, and Psychiatrists. She currently owns and operates her own small business helping kids, teens and families succeed.

Renee Barker MA, LPCC-S

Renee Barker MA, LPCC-S

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

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, MA Ed , LPC , LICDC

Kary Prince, MA Ed , LPC , LICDC

Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor

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

Katelyn Mason, MA, LPC

Katelyn Mason, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Katelyn is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Ohio. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Kent State University and her Masters degree from the University of Akron. Katelyn has had experience working in a residential facility with young teens and adolescents by assisting them in areas of depression, anxiety, anger, self-esteem, and improving relationships with people closest to them. Katelyn believes in empowering individuals to overcome their fear and anxiety by embracing what is unique about them and helping them to believe in the person they can become regardless of current circumstances, past or background.

Aleesa Schlup MA, LPC

Aleesa Schlup MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Aleesa Schlup (MA, LPC) is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Ohio. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry from Hope International University and a Master of Arts in Clinician Mental Health Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary. Aleesa lived in Mexico for seven years prior to studying to become a counselor and enjoys working with individuals from different cultures. Some of her areas of interest are premarital and couples counseling, treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, and faith-based counseling. Aleesa believes that no one is too far gone and feels honored to walk with clients to spark improvements in mental health. ¡Se habla español!

Victoria Byler, M.Ed, LPCC

Victoria Byler, M.Ed, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Victoria is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the State of Ohio. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from The University of Mount Union and her Masters degree from Youngstown State University. Victoria specializes in Trauma Responsive Therapy, helping clients understand and translate the neuroscience of trauma into daily interventions, to provide more controlled and fulfilling lives. Victoria has experience working in a community mental health setting, with adults, adolescents, and children to overcome anxiety, depression, anger, adjustment, grief, and self-harm. Victoria has a soft approach while allowing the client to take the lead on their goals while building resiliency, and self-confidence.

Cuyahoga Falls Location:

Kimberlee Barrella, M.Ed., LPC

Kimberlee Barrella, M.Ed., LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Kim is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Ohio. She is a Kent State University Alumna for she received both her Bachelors in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling as a Golden Flash. Kim is passionate about working with those struggling to find and maintain balance from life's demands. She has a special interest in anxiety management and improving mental well-being. Kim has experience working at a college campus and private practice setting with children, teens and young adults. Kim believes counseling is not about having someone else take control of your life, it is about reminding you that you are the one in control and courageous enough to make those difficult changes to reach your full potential.

Jamie Lizak, MA, LPCC

Jamie Lizak, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Jamie is an Independent Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio. Jamie specializes in working with children, teens, young adults and adults in the areas of adjustment disorders, anxiety, self-esteem, depression, and related issues such as worry, stress, transitions, sadness, grief, self-harm and low motivation. She began counseling in 2014 in a community mental health setting.
Jamie can help struggling children and adults combat their intrusive thoughts, reduce anxiety and depression, and improve overall self-confidence and well-being. She will help you to understand and fix dysfunctional thoughts, emotions, beliefs, and behaviors. You will learn valuable skills for change, including coping strategies, effective communication, and how to handle stressful circumstances. Jamie has a warm and practical approach and is focused on guiding you to become the best version of yourself, so you can enjoy all aspects of your life.

Office Staff:

Charlene Ross

Charlene Ross

Office Manager

Leanne Reilly

Leanne Reilly

Office Assistant